Archive for November 2nd, 2012

Ann Wilson discusses what Heart will — and won’t — play on the Fanatic tour

Ann Wilson discusses what Heart will — and won’t — play on the Fanatic tour

For Ann Wilson, a new album and tour is a chance to reinterpret Heart’s freshest, original work. So, expect a lot more from the band’s well-received new project Fanatic than, say, big hits from the 1980s.

‘I think it’s gone past that now’: Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi rebuffs reunion talk with Bill Ward

‘I think it’s gone past that now’: Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi rebuffs reunion talk with Bill Ward

Original drummer Bill Ward says he’d like to put recent contract squabbles behind him and rejoin Black Sabbath, but guitarist Tony Iommi — the only member to play in every one of the band’s many incarnations — says that’s unlikely.

One Track Mind: Maria Neckam, “I Miss You” (2012)

One Track Mind: Maria Neckam, “I Miss You” (2012)

When both (Something Else! cohort) S. Victor Aaron and myself have a hard time defining a singer’s style, that can only mean one thing: there’s a lot going on in that voice. True enough, my review of her 2010 album Deeper and Vic’s take on 2012′s Unison both contained an unusual amount of name-checking.

Travis and Fripp – Follow (2012)

Travis and Fripp – Follow (2012)

Theo Travis and Robert Fripp improvise, but not in ways that fit the typical narrative. No hothouse, smoke-filled jazz club. No porkpie hats and double-breasted suits. Instead, they’ve more often co-mingled in glacial, cerulean placity

One Track Mind: David Lee Roth, “One Piece Thermo-Molded Country Plastic Chair” (2012)

One Track Mind: David Lee Roth, “One Piece Thermo-Molded Country Plastic Chair” (2012)

Ready for some new solo music from David Lee Roth? Warning: As with his initial solo foray away from Van Halen, it’s nothing like his old band’s pop-metal sound.

Sarah Maisel – With Love, Sarah Maisel (2012)

Sarah Maisel – With Love, Sarah Maisel (2012)

The Queen of the Ukulele has returned to the fray with yet another captivating collection of songs! Not only does Sarah pack a wallop of wizardry on the stringed-instrument, but she also sings like an angel.

David Gilmore – Numerology: Live At The Jazz Standard (2012)

David Gilmore – Numerology: Live At The Jazz Standard (2012)

Guitarist David Gilmore (not the Pink Floyd guitarist David GilMOUR) has been prolific as a sideman, composer and educator. Leader? Not as much. But when he’s gotten around to making a record, it’s made an impact.

The Friday Morning Listen: Asian Dub Foundation – A History Of Now (2011)

The Friday Morning Listen: Asian Dub Foundation – A History Of Now (2011)

A good friend of mine has been talking about “leaving the Internet.” What he means by that is this: leaving Facebook. I can see where he’s coming from.