Archive for September 9th, 2012

'Something might pop its head': Glenn Hughes hints at reunion with ex-Deep Purple bandmate David Coverdale

Glenn Hughes and David Coverdale might be reuniting to celebrate the 40th anniversary of their joining the “Mark III-IV” versions of Deep Purple — and to pay tribute to the group’s fallen keyboardist, Jon Lord.

'It was sort of embarrassing': Bob Mould discusses his musical debt to Richard Thompson

For all of the musical ferocity associated with Bob Mould — both as a solo artist and as a key creative force in Husker Du and Sugar — there’s one key influence some might never have guessed: Folk legend Richard Thompson.

'Well, who’s the singer?': Journey guitarist Neal Schon's role in the Sammy Hagar era of Van Halen

Journey co-founder Neal Schon knew, from the first, that Eddie Van Halen was a special guitar talent. He’d also worked with Sammy Hagar on a project away from Journey — and that’s how Schon played a role in the second Van Halen era.

Steely Dan Sunday, "Shanghai Confidential" (1988)

<<< BACKWARD (“Century’s End”) ||| ONWARD (“Reflections”) >>> *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** “Century’s End” wasn’t just released as a part of a soundtrack, it was the A side to a Donald Fagen single. Thus, Fagen had to come up with another song and so he recorded a rare instrumental, “Shanghai Confidential.”

Fred Hersch Trio – Alive at the Vanguard (2012)

The title is so very appropriate, and not just because this set was recorded during a week-long stint at the Village Vanguard. Fred Hersch, after a near death experience in 2008, has never sounded more present — more, in short, alive.

On Second Thought: Enrico Rava – The Pilgrim and the Stars (1975)

“Woo!!!” And with that, we have “2″ — the official total number of “Woo!”‘s in the ECM catalog. This one comes from Enrico Rava, as guitarist John Abercrombie unleashes a particularly intense solo passage.