Archive for September 15th, 2012

Electric Light Orchestra frontman Jeff Lynne hints at yet another new release — this one, all original

Jeff Lynne has two albums set for release soon, his redo of Electric Light Orchestra favorites and a songbook recording. Or, wait, is it … three new albums? Seems so.

'Party every night, and getting paid pretty well': Styx, Ricky Phillips showing no signs of slowing down

Though Ricky Phillips is only nine years into his current stint as bassist with Styx, he’s actually a rock music veteran who was part of both the respected late-1970s group the Babys as well as 1980s hitmakers Bad English.

‘As valid as Beethoven': Deep Purple legend Jon Lord’s final recording will be released as planned

The late Jon Lord’s family will move forward with the release of his final project, the first-ever studio recording of the former Deep Purple keyboardist’s Concerto for Group and Orchestra.

One Track Mind: Ben Folds Five, "The Sound of the Life of the Mind" (2012)

This is the sound of a group returning to something it loved, something that made sense in its time — and still does again, in the playing.

The Billie Davies Trio – all about Love (2012)

Belgium native Billie Davies first started drumming at the age of three, and even though she dabbled in a number of other artistic endeavors, like singing and DJ’ing, her skills behind the kit were notable enough to garner the attention of Max Roach

‘Produced by George Martin': Inside his legendary collaborations with the Beatles, and beyond

It’s nearly two and half minutes into this film — during a friendly game of pool with son Giles — before you notice the hearing aid in George Martin’s ear. It’s a devastating reality for music lovers of every kind.

The Electric Prunes – The Complete Reprise Singles (2012)

As fascinating as their name implies, the Electric Prunes thrived on experimentation. Hailing from the San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles County, the band signed a deal with the Reprise label, and this packet promotes the singles they recorded