Archive for November 28th, 2012

‘It was challenging for me, but I got there’: Jimmy Page on his aborted 1980s collaboration with Yes

Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page remembers an abandoned early-1980s supergroup with two members of Yes in a new Rolling Stone interview, saying they had “good synchronicity.”

Serapicos – Serapicos is a Town (2012)

Gabriel Serapicos sounds like what would happen if the Magnetic Fields starred in a film by Wes Anderson. But even that’s not completely right.

‘They’ve just gone and f–ed it up completely!!!’: Peter Frampton had a Facebook meltdown last night

‘They’ve just gone and f–ed it up completely!!!’: Peter Frampton had a Facebook meltdown last night

We’ve all struggled to get something to post to Facebook. Same thing happened to Peter Frampton overnight. Unlike us, however, he has more than 640,000 followers, and they got a front-row seat for the online rant that followed.

‘Not only a mentor, but a friend’: Former collaborators remember late guitar hero Ronnie Montrose

‘Not only a mentor, but a friend’: Former collaborators remember late guitar hero Ronnie Montrose

Ronnie Montrose would have been 65 on November 29, 2012, and former musical collaborators like Marc Bonilla say this first birthday without him is going to be particularly hard.

Something Else! sneak peek: Mort Weiss, “The Touch Of Your Lips” (2012)

Something Else! sneak peek: Mort Weiss, “The Touch Of Your Lips” (2012)

Mort Weiss, the old-school bop clarinet player with youthful exuberance and energy, had just this month banged out his tenth album since 2001, I’ll Be Seeing You.

On Second Thought: Grand Funk Railroad – Good Singin’ Good Playin’ (1976)

Rising from the ashes of Terry Knight and the Pack, a Flint, Michigan-based band that cut a string of singles and two full-length albums worth hunting down, Grand Funk Railroad was one of the hottest acts of the early 1970s.

One Track Mind: Eric Clapton, “Looking at the Rain” (2012)

One Track Mind: Eric Clapton, “Looking at the Rain” (2012)

A newly unearthed Eric Clapton track, to be included in a lavish 35th anniversary reissue of Slowhand, finds the guitarist offering his own quietly weary take on a Gordon Lightfoot deep cut.