Archive for November 16th, 2012

‘It’s a long recovery process’: Former Yes frontman Benoit David has his health back, and a new album

‘It’s a long recovery process’: Former Yes frontman Benoit David has his health back, and a new album

Since splitting with Yes earlier this year, former frontman Benoit David has been spending his time slowly but surely regaining his vocal strength. That process has included appearances in an eclectic Canadian choir and his return to prog

‘He’s a spontaneous cat, you know’: Producer Andy Johns still marvels at Eddie Van Halen’s inventiveness

‘He’s a spontaneous cat, you know’: Producer Andy Johns still marvels at Eddie Van Halen’s inventiveness

Producer Andy Johns has worked with Led Zeppelin and the Rolling Stones, but he never saw anything like Eddie Van Halen — who displayed a genius for guitar and every-day home tools during sessions for 1991’s For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge.

‘The disconnection existed within the band’: Roger Waters enjoys new solo take on Pink Floyd’s The Wall

‘The disconnection existed within the band’: Roger Waters enjoys new solo take on Pink Floyd’s The Wall

Roger Waters has a different feeling about playing stadiums, several decades after presenting his original production of The Wall with Pink Floyd some 29 times in 1980.

The Beatles, “There’s a Place” from Please Please Me (1963): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “There’s a Place” from Please Please Me (1963): Deep Beatles

“There’s a Place” signals the change the Beatles brought to popular music, fusing rock and pop with complicated harmonies and deeper lyrics.

Don Felder on the Eagles’ “Hotel California,” “Heavy Metal,” other solo songs: Gimme Five

Don Felder on the Eagles’ “Hotel California,” “Heavy Metal,” other solo songs: Gimme Five

Only two members of the Eagles had longer tenures than Don Felder, and that gives him unique insight into the band’s inner workings.

Leon Foster Thomas – Brand New Mischief (2012)

The story of Leon Foster Thomas (not to be confused with the late jazz vocalist Leon Thomas) starts on the Caribbean island of Trinidad and continues in Miami.

The Friday Morning Listen: The Rolling Stones – Beggars Banquet (1968)

This week, in further celebration of the Rolling Stones 50th anniversary (or marketing ploy to boost sales of their next greatest hits collection), NPR’s All Things Considered has been airing short interviews with each of the band members

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