Archive for November 9th, 2012

‘I could never listen to his records’: Part of Neil Young’s creative process was avoiding Bob Dylan

‘I could never listen to his records’: Part of Neil Young’s creative process was avoiding Bob Dylan

Neil Young didn’t listen to fellow 1960s rock legend Bob Dylan for years — not because Young doesn’t admire him, but because he feared turning into a mimic.

‘The blind internet hate used to hurt me a lot’: Wolfgang Van Halen hits back at his doubters

‘The blind internet hate used to hurt me a lot’: Wolfgang Van Halen hits back at his doubters

It probably came as little surprise that some long-time fans of Van Halen chafed when the band’s guitarist chose his teenaged son to replace departed co-founding bassist Michael Anthony.

Jethro Tull – Thick As A Brick: 40th Anniversary Set (1972; 2012 reissue)

Jethro Tull – Thick As A Brick: 40th Anniversary Set (1972; 2012 reissue)

Years before the chattering rock press had begun to puncture the facade of prog rock, Ian Anderson and Jethro Tull were ready to call bullshit on it all.

Chicken Diamond – Chicken Diamond II (2012)

I’ve been pretty impressed with how just two guys from Indiana could create such a big, raucous noise while upholding the principles of Southern blues. Well imagine that kind of music being generated by one guy, from France.

Tony Kaye remembers Yes, Badger and Badfinger: Gimme Five

Tony Kaye remembers Yes, Badger and Badfinger: Gimme Five

Tony Kaye joins us to talk about key moments from his time in Yes, Badger and Badfinger — including “Yours Is No Disgrace,” “Hold On” and “Starship Trooper,” among others.

The Friday Morning Listen: The Who – Who Are You (1978)

Do you have something you’d like to be remembered for? Something you wrote? A song that you composed. Maybe your longtime involvement in charity?

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