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.
Archive for November 2nd, 2012
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.