Archive for August 23rd, 2012

'They revitalized us': Kiss' Paul Stanley on the impact of Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer

In the run up to releasing the new Kiss album Monster, Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons oversaw the release of a massive retrospective book covering the band’s lengthy history — a process that led to some conversations about former members.

Fans push Stick Men well past fundraising goal, deluxe new album Deep due in October

Over the last few years, Tony Levin’s Stick Men have often stopped touring long enough to crank out a quick EP, before hitting the road again to bring the new music to their fans. This time, Levin says they’re doing it the right way.

'Coming together to celebrate his life and his music': Star-studded concert will honor Levon Helm

A star-studded benefit concert to be held October 3, 2012, at the Izod Center in East Rutherford, N.J., will celebrate Levon Helm, while supporting family efforts to keep his Midnight Ramble concerts going.

Long-bootlegged 1970s concert from the Who digitally remastered for new release

A new DVD focuses on the Who in all of their mid-1970s glory, capturing the iconic band on stage in Houston, Texas, at the start of a massive U.S. tour to promote The Who By Numbers, their seventh album.

Deep Beatles: "The Word" from Rubber Soul (1965)

1965 proved to be a busy year for the Beatles. Beatlemania continued to take over the globe, the group maintained a whirlwind touring schedule, they shot the film Help!, and they recorded two albums.

Win the Day – Win the Day (2012)

Charlie Gathe wrote and recorded all of these songs, all by himself. In this way, the stirring desire for connection found on Win the Day makes sense. But the album doesn’t play like a conversation held all alone

Jeremy Spencer – Bend in the Road (2012)

Jeremy Spencer, the Fleetwood Mac alum, has found inspiration in working with new voices, old masters and his own muse — creating an album of intimate, handmade joys that moves confidently from blues to Americana to rootsy pop.

Tim Kuhl – St. Helena (2012)

When first writing about composer, bandleader and drummer Tim Kuhl two and a half years ago, I took note of his diversity within complex, abstract and challenging styles.