Archive for September 8th, 2012

'Recording as we speak': New album in works from Yes alums Jon Anderson, Rick Wakeman and Trevor Rabin

Jon Anderson’s on-again, off-again recording project with fellow Yes alums Rick Wakeman and Trevor Rabin is apparently back on again. The three are passing around demos, and even contemplating a tour together.

'It's a Kiss thing': Tommy Thayer stands by using Ace Frehley's makeup, guitar effects

Long-time Kiss fans know that Tommy Thayer not only takes the stage in ex-member Ace Frehley’s iconic makeup, he also shoots rockets out of his guitar — one of Ace’s signature moves. But Thayer says those things are part of the band’s legacy, and don’t belong to any one member.

'A real labor of love': Billy Gibbons on the long journey ZZ Top took toward La Futura

The lengthy period of time that ZZ Top took in completing its forthcoming release La Futura was spent, Billy Gibbons says, literally tearing the songs apart to make sure that each element worked perfectly.

'He never wants to stop': Daughter Kelly says Ozzy Osbourne lives for busy tour schedule

Is Ozzy Osbourne continuing on what seems like a never-ending tour because he can’t stay off the road — or because his controlling wife/manager pushes him to continue at this torrid pace? Their daughter says: The love of music.

YamaYama – Party Dog (2012, EP)

Remember when fusion jazz was both fertile and fun? Eugene, Oregon’s YamaYama does.

Shows I'll Never Forget: The Richie Furay Band, August 30, 2009

At the Sellersville Theater, Sellersville, Pennsylvania: Richie Furay took the stage with his current band who, not coincidentally, are all parishioners of the church he leads in Broomfield, Colorado.

Various artists – Joy Road: The Complete Works of Pepper Adams (2012)

It’s perhaps faint praise to call Pepper Adams one of the best of jazz music’s baritone saxophonists, so thinly populated is the confederacy of players on this most unwieldy of instruments.

Forgotten series: The Ugly Ducklings – Somewhere Outside (1967)

Coming to be in 1965, the Ugly Ducklings from Toronto, Ontario, Canada held ground as one of the region’s most popular acts of the era. The band has actually remained quite active throughout the years, and are particularly worshiped by garage rock aficionados. Originally pressed on the Yorktown label in 1967, Somewhere Outside is firmly modeled on the bluesy beatRead More