Archive for August 9th, 2012

Settle with Sony? Former Journey producer Roy Thomas Baker isn't feeling that way

Former Journey producer Roy Thomas Baker is not only refusing to settle as part of an on-going class-action lawsuit over royalties with Sony, he’s filed a separate suit — to the tune of $1 million.

Vinyl reissues on tap for Buddy Guy's Stone Crazy, Professor Longhair's Crawfish Fiesta

Buddy Guy’s Stone Crazy and Professor Longhair’s Crawfish Fiesta, both out of print for decades, will be remastered for 180-gram vinyl reissues.

Rare cuts from Black Sabbath, Deep Purple round out upcoming 2-disc WhoCares set

A special two-disc set of rarities has been built around last year’s two-song charity project by Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi and Deep Purple’s Ian Gillan.

Rejuvenated Curtis Salgado hits concert trail, radio airwaves after latest cancer scare

Curtis Salgado is ready to get back to work. The soul singer, recovering from cancer surgery in July, is set to kick off a 30-date tour and make a national radio appearance this month.

Reissues explore early Steve Miller collaborations with Boz Scaggs, Paul McCartney, Nicky Hopkins

Steve Miller’s seminal first five recordings will be reissued by Edsel Records, spanning a period from 1968-1970 and featuring appearances by Boz Scaggs, Nicky Hopkins and Paul McCartney, among others.

ZZ Top – La Futura (2012)

Remember how ZZ Top — a lip-smacking amalgam of blues, hard rock and Texas-born don’t-give-a-damn — sounded before they cloaked themselves in an MTV-approved sheen of synthesizers? It’s like that again.

Geoff Downes on Asia, Yes and ‘Video Killed the Radio Star’: Gimme Five

Geoff Downes, who’ll finish the year touring with both Asia and Yes, joins us for a special edition of One Track Mind to talk about key moments with both bands

Something Else! sneak peek: Kelly Joe Phelps, "Talkin' To Jehova" (2012)

There’s a time for conversion and a time for preaching. In Kelly Joe Phelps’ case, it’s time for both.

Forgotten series: The Babys – Anthology (2000)

Backed by pounds of promotion, the Babys were primed for world domination. Formed in 1975, the London, England-based band really did have a lot going for them.