Archive for July 10th, 2012

Suit dismissed against Journey, Neal Schon; former bandmate Gregg Rolie announces solo dates

A circuit court judge in Warren County, Virginia, has dismissed a $50 million suit against Journey and its founding guitarist Neal Schon, after Tareq Salahi charged both with scheming to break up his marriage

Renaissance returns with new live album, concert dates and planned studio effort

Prog-rock vets Renaissance — led by vocalist/lyricist Annie Haslam and guitarist/composer Michael Dunford — have returned with a new live album, a series of fall concert dates and a planned studio project.

New Freddie Mercury documentary to include rare footage, unreleased demo tracks

A new documentary focusing on the late Queen frontman Freddie Mercury will include a snippet of the unreleased Michael Jackson collaboration “There Must be More to Life Than This”

Tony Monaco – Celebration (2012)

The way I see it, there are two figures in the good ‘n’ greasy kind of organ soul-jazz today who tower above all others: Joey DeFrancesco and Tony Monaco.

Desert Island Discs: Double Album Edition

Travel back with us now to a time when rock stars, given a chance to make one good album, would often double down. Did “more” necessarily equal “better”? Well, no, actually. But that’s an argument for a different day.

Download: thenewno2, "Make It Home" (2012)

“Make It Home,” the electronica-drenched lead track from thenewno2’s forthcoming full-length thefearofmissingout, finds George Harrison’s son doing things both expected and completely, very-neatly unexpected.