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.
Archive for September 18th, 2012
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.