Archive for August 29th, 2012

Chicago makes belated return to recording, but far from the traditional studio setting

Chicago has gone ages without a new album — but technology, and a willingness to play it by ear, are helping the veteran classic rockers get back on track.

'A worthy heir to Jimmie Lee Vaughan': Kim Wilson, Tinsley Ellis to honor Sean Costello

A guest-packed benefit show to support the Sean Costello Memorial Fund for Bipolar Research is set for September 29, 2012, with appearances scheduled by Tinsley Ellis, Kim Wilson and Gina Sicilia, among others.

Something Else! sneak peek: Jeff Lynne, "Point of No Return" (2012)

Jeff Lynne’s forthcoming redo of classic Electric Light Orchestra songs includes one eagerly awaited new composition, called “Point of No Return.” Check it out here!

'I lost every bit of identity': Don Felder opens up on his emotional departure from the Eagles

For former Eagles guitarist Don Felder, the story of his nearly three decade gap between solo efforts reads like a rock-star biography — with plenty of highs (packed arenas, superstardom) and lows (his sudden divorce).

Sammy Hagar to be honored in California, as Chickenfoot prepares deluxe reissue of debut

Sammy Hagar and Chickenfoot will each find the spotlight again in the coming days. The band will see a deluxe re-release of its initial recording, while lead singer will be recognized with Sammy Hagar Day in Roseville, California.

Remembering Katrina: Aaron Neville, "Louisiana 1927" (1991)

Today marks the seventh anniversary of the landfall of Hurricane Katrina, an event that touched off the costliest natural disaster in U.S. history.

Mark Knopfler – Privateering (2012)

Mark Knopfler works with a loose theme here, that of living by your wits on the high seas, but the broader messages found on Privateering are sure to resonate with anyone who’s faced down life’s mighty struggles.

Books: Please, Please Me, by Alex Hendler (2012)

Something different was happening. Paul — (John’s) partner, friend, and, yes, sometime rival — whom John felt he knew as well as anybody, yet sometimes feel he didn’t know at all, was with him, on this magic carpet ride