Archive for September 18th, 2012

'I’ve been trying to figure out ways': Jeff Lynne considering tour with ELO bandmate Richard Tandy

Jeff Lynne, though never a fan of the road, says he might attempted a scaled-back concert tour — perhaps with former Electric Light Orchestra bandmate Richard Tandy — if the details were right.

'I look forward to performing': Mike Love takes the reins as the Beach Boys split again

The good vibrations, apparently, are coming to an end. The Beach Boys will not continue with original members Brian Wilson, Al Jardine and David Marks after their final scheduled reunion concerts in London this month.

Is Joe Lynn Turner putting together a supergroup featuring former Van Halen, Ozzy Osbourne sidemen?

A new report from Andrew McNeice at MelodicRock.com has Joe Lynn Turner working on a new supergroup featuring former members of Van Halen and Ozzy Osbourne’s solo bands.

'Oh God, I have no idea': Ann Wilson on why Heart isn't in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Asked by The Examiner’s Justin Tedaldi to select a group that ought to be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Ann Wilson quickly named Rush — though it was harder for her to determine just why her band Heart hasn’t been so honored, either.

Desert Island Discs: Original Movie Soundtrack Edition

Make fun of the “Saturday Night Fever” all you want, but our group won’t be leaving for their doomed trek without this oft-dissed soundtrack.

The Beauty Room – The Beauty Room II (2012)

The craftiest revivalists of that early ’70s, soft, soulful LA rock sound are a couple of guys from the UK, virtually unknown stateside. But The Beauty Room, as they’re called, deserves wider notice on these and other shores.

Michael Jackson – BAD 25 (2012)

It’s hard to believe 25 years have passed since Michael Jackson released Bad, the much-anticipated followup to his megahit Thriller. While it didn’t match Thriller’s record-setting sales, it sold 30 to 45 million copies worldwide and spawned five No. 1 singles.

Haley Dreis – Lady with a Rocket (2012)

Returning with another batch of tastefully shimmering, open and revealing pop, Haley Dreis doesn’t swerve from the ready-made template of her recent recordings on Lady with a Rocket, so much as tinker around the edges.