Archive for September 25th, 2012

‘We didn’t kick Steve out; he walked’: Journey's Neal Schon still hopes to rebuild friendship with Perry

Though Steve Perry has been out of Journey for 15 years, band co-founder Neal Schon says he’s never closed the door on their friendship.

'That would have been just terrible': Mark Knopfler had to edit Privateering after creative outburst

The wildly productive Mark Knopfler, who’s just issued a song-packed two-disc collection of rootsy goodness, tells Paul Sexton of the Independent that it actually could have been a triple album.

'More like Supertramp than Supertramp': Roger Hodgson discusses fan reactions to new band tour

Roger Hodgson tells Dave Richards of GoErie.com that fans are favorably comparing a new tour to his career-making work with Supertramp.

'People tend to be very skeptical': Dhani discusses following in George Harrison's career footsteps

Dhani Harrison, in an interview with Neil McCormick of the Telegraph, laments the pressure put on children of famous musicians — openly wondering why artists in other professions like acting get a pass.

Desert Island Discs: 1970s Fusion Edition

Turns out, this was one funky ship that ran ashore. Our latest Desert Island Disc lists focus on 1970s fusion, and top vote-getters included Herbie Hancock’s thunderously groove-filled 1973 triumph Head Hunters.

Animation – Transparent Heart (2012)

Coming off of not one but two albums of the same live concert performing the songs of Bitches Brew, Bob Belden decided to wipe the slate clean on his exciting, hard-hitting fusion band Animation and turn inward for inspiration.

Forgotten series: Tomorrow, featuring Steve Howe – Tomorrow (1968)

Clad in a coat of psychedelic delusions, Tomorrow checks in as one of the best albums of its colorful kind.

Neil Young, with Crazy Horse – Psychedelic Pill (2012)

Like many of his contemporaries, Neil Young will forever be associated with the 1960s. On Psychedelic Pill, he joins together with Crazy Horse to construct a fiery requiem for the decade, and to chart a path away from its crushing disappointments.