Archive for August 25th, 2012

'The right mix of old and new': Wolfgang Van Halen on building fresh songs from previous sounds

In the current edition of Guitar World magazine, Wolfgang Van Halen takes fans into the early sessions for what would become the band’s well-received 2012 comeback A Different Kind of Truth

Something Else! sneak peek: The Jackson 5, "If The Shoe Don't Fit" (2012)

A new 32-track, two-disc set focusing on the earliest days of the Jackson 5, to be released the day before Michael Jackson’s 54th birthday, will include the never-before-heard “If The Shoe Don’t Fit.” Check it out here!

No new Styx album on horizon, but Lawrence Gowan is prepping long-awaited solo effort

It’s not Styx, but it’s as close as fans will get for now: Lead singer Lawrence Gowan is at work on his own long-awaited return to recording.

Something Else! sneak peek: Black Country Communion – Afterglow (2012)

The star-stuffed Black Country Communion is set to release its third album, called Afterglow, On October 30, 2012. Meanwhile, they’ve offered behind-the-scenes access into the sessions.

Alvin Lee – Still on the Road to Freedom (2012)

Titled as if its a sequel to Alvin Lee’s all-star 1973 debut album On the Road to Freedom with Mylon LeFevre, this new album from the Ten Years After frontman actually works as a more direct, personal statement.

Lianne La Havas – Is Your Love Big Enough? (2012)

Lianne La Havas’ debut asks the right question and never lets up on the throttle, as though waylaying a dull-witted admirer in the crook of a studio apartment while he holds a cup of coffee as impotent defence.

Satoko Fujii and Natsuki Tamura Two-fer!: Muku and Forever (2012)

Easily the most talented husband-wife team in avant-garde jazz since Carla and Paul Bley, Natsuki Tamura and Satoko Fujii are also among the few who are extremely productive without sacrificing anything artistically.

Mister Link – Do It in the Name of Love (2012)

Though his baritone has been consistently compared to that of Jim Morrison, Mister Link’s music connects with more modern sounds on Do It in the Name of Love, from the Cars and R.E.M. to the Smiths and the White Stripes.