Archive for November 4th, 2012

Books: Reaching Out with No Hands: Reconsidering Yoko Ono (2012)

Books: Reaching Out with No Hands: Reconsidering Yoko Ono (2012)

Yoko Ono, avant-garde artist, peace activist and wife of the Beatles’ John Lennon, remains one of the most misunderstood figures in rock.

‘To be honest, it was hard’: Jason Bonham’s disappointment over Led Zeppelin’s refusal to reunite

‘To be honest, it was hard’: Jason Bonham’s disappointment over Led Zeppelin’s refusal to reunite

Jason Bonham has moved on, taking part in a trio of studio recordings with Black Country Communion. But that doesn’t mean the drummer doesn’t still feel the emotional pull of his time with Led Zeppelin.

‘It was an event’: Rick Wakeman on the lavish new reissue of Journey to the Centre of the Earth

‘It was an event’: Rick Wakeman on the lavish new reissue of Journey to the Centre of the Earth

Rick Wakeman will kick off a flurry of activity in November with a private play-back event this week for all of those who worked on a lavish new fanpack reissue of his 1974 solo recording Journey to the Centre of the Earth.

On tour with Tremonti, Wolfgang Van Halen gives health update on ailing father Eddie Van Halen

On tour with Tremonti, Wolfgang Van Halen gives health update on ailing father Eddie Van Halen

Wolfgang Van Halen has passed along encouraging news on how his father Eddie Van Halen is doing after undergoing surgery for a nasty case of diverticulitis.

Steely Dan Sunday, “Tomorrow’s Girls” (1993)

Steely Dan Sunday, “Tomorrow’s Girls” (1993)

<<< BACKWARD (“Snowbound”) ||| ONWARD (“Florida Room”) >>> *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** Kamakiriad got its mojo going with “Snowbound” and reached the summit at “Tomorrow’s Girls.” This song was the single spun off the album, and achieved some mild success, reaching #20 on the “Mainstream Rock Tracks” charts

Eric Person – Thoughts on God (2012)

Eric Person, a longtime former sideman with Chico Hamilton and Dave Holland, achieves the kind of musical transcendence required of a project with such an overtly religious theme.

King Crimson – Larks’ Tongues In Aspic: 40th Anniversary Edition (1973; 2012 reissue)

Besides King Crimson’s debut album, In The Court Of The Crimson King, and possibly Red and Discipline, no other album in their catalog has been as anticipated for a revisiting than 1973′s Larks’ Tongues In Aspic.

Forgotten series: 49th Parallel – 49th Parallel (2005)

There must be something magical penetrating Canada because so much great music stems from the country. A Calgary, Alberta band who existed in the late 1960s, 49th Parallel produced several singles and a self-titled album during their stint