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 — all under the cover of digging the “authenticity” of punk — 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.

Gimme Five: Tony Kaye remembers Yes, Badger and Badfinger

Gimme Five: Tony Kaye remembers Yes, Badger and Badfinger

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?