Archive for November 14th, 2012

‘The hardest job of anybody': Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page talks about the big shoes Jason Bonham filled

‘The hardest job of anybody': Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page talks about the big shoes Jason Bonham filled

Jimmy Page, in a Tuesday talk on the BBC’s “Later with Jools Holland,” still marvels over the billowing power that surrounded his last time on stage with Led Zeppelin.

‘It’s not resentment': Andy Summers’ new documentary shows Sting, the Police — warts and all

‘It’s not resentment': Andy Summers’ new documentary shows Sting, the Police — warts and all

Police guitarist Andy Summers says he was careful not to paint too rosy a picture of the band’s often-tumultuous rise to fame in his new documentary “Can’t Stand Losing You,” but that doesn’t mean he was trying to take frontman Sting to task.

Peter Frampton – FCA! 35 Tour (2012)

Peter Frampton – FCA! 35 Tour (2012)

There have been, in the intervening years between Frampton Comes Alive! and this anniversary set, two other FCA!-related live albums from Peter Frampton. Each, really, only underscored the idea that if you were one of the 17 million who bought the 1976 release, then you had all the live Frampton you needed.

Jon Anderson at work on new studio album with former Union-era Yes collaborator

Jon Anderson at work on new studio album with former Union-era Yes collaborator

As a much talked-about project featuring Yes alums Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin and Rick Wakeman continues to percolate, Anderson is hard at work on his next solo album.

Lindsey Buckingham – One Man Show (2012)

Lindsey Buckingham – One Man Show (2012)

Lindsey Buckingham, on a brilliant new live acoustic album, redefines what’s at stake in his own songs — helping us not just to hear them in a new way, but to feel them in the same new way.

The Whammies – Play The Music Of Steve Lacy (2012)

Throughout his career Steve Lacy paid tribute to Thelonious Monk, and even dedicated numerous albums to Monk’s music. A lot of great jazz musicians feted Monk and were clearly influenced by the master pianist/composer, too, but perhaps not with the zeal of Lacy.

Something Else! Interview: Co-founding Foghat drummer Roger Earl

Formed in 1971 in London, England, Foghat ultimately became one of the hottest acts of the 1970s, and their phenomenal success spilled directly into the 1980s, as well.