Archive for November 26th, 2012

‘You’d have to ask them yourself': Steve Hackett unconcerned what ex-bandmates think of new Genesis tribute

‘You’d have to ask them yourself': Steve Hackett unconcerned what ex-bandmates think of new Genesis tribute

Steve Hackett admits to some nostalgia, as he returned to the music of Genesis. But that doesn’t mean he’s running the new Genesis Revisited II project by his old band mates.

‘Actually the soundtrack for a movie': Van Halen’s David Lee Roth on the surprising genesis of his first solo album

David Lee Roth’s first full-length solo release after leaving Van Halen became a No. 4 smash behind the radio hits “Yankee Rose” and “Goin’ Crazy.” But did you know Eat ‘Em and Smith was actually written as the soundtrack for a major Hollywood film?

‘I had been reduced to a whisper': David Coverdale on the sinus infection that almost silenced him

‘I had been reduced to a whisper': David Coverdale on the sinus infection that almost silenced him

David Coverdale, in a new video chat for Whitesnake TV, talks about the sinus infection that nearly derailed his career in the 1980s — and the unique exercises that he still does to save his voice.

Queen’s Roger Taylor recording new solo album, and fans get to vote for what’s on it

Queen’s Roger Taylor recording new solo album, and fans get to vote for what’s on it

Queen co-founder Roger Taylor is at work on a new solo album, which he hopes to have ready for 2013. Unlike your average drummer, however, Taylor has a shown a knack for crafting hit songs.

Treasure trove of rarities available at newly launched Bill Bruford web store

Treasure trove of rarities available at newly launched Bill Bruford web store

A new web store has been launched focusing on Bill Bruford. The store, hosted via Burning Shed, includes hard-to-find albums and exclusively signed merchandise from the former drummer with Yes, King Crimson, Genesis, UK and his own group Earthworks.

Streams: Jeff Beck joins the Rolling Stones as 50th anniversary concerts begin

Streams: Jeff Beck joins the Rolling Stones as 50th anniversary concerts begin

Jeff Beck joined the Rolling Stones for a scalding take on “I’m Going Down,” a rare Who cut from the album Two’s Missing, last night at London’s 02 Arena. Stream the song here!

New Music Monday: Eric Burdon, Kid Rock, Nektar, Curved Air, Carmen McRae, Iron Maiden

Eric Burdon returns with a scalding collaboration alongside the Greenhornes out of Cincinnati, a band that expertly revives the garage-rock sound of the Animals. There are also new sides from Kid Rock, Nektar and Curved Air.

The Stylistics – The Best Of The Stylistics (1999)

Founded in 1968 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the Stylistics were one of the key players in the Philly Soul movement of the early 1970s. From 1971 to 1974, the group amassed 10 Top 40 hit singles that are as refreshing and relevant today as they were back then.

One Track Mind: Jeff Babko, “The International Client” (2012)

Given his astonishingly varied and accomplished music career, the kickoff track from Jeff Babko’s fresh new release Crux can be just about anything, and it’d likely be good.

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen, “Bobby Jean” (1984)

I honestly can’t remember if I was aware that Steve Van Zandt had left the E Street Band. Certainly my constant consumption of the usual rock rags must have exposed me to the Little Steven/Nils switch.