This isn’t a ring-a-ding thing, a Rat Pack thing, a Sands hotel thing. And that’s a very good thing. What you’re struck by, as Paul McCartney cuts a quietly emotional figure on this live companion to his standards set Kisses on the Bottom is how un-dashing he is, how un-Sinatra.
Archive for November, 2012
Fabrizio Sferra is a favored drummer of fellow Italian Enrico Rava, having appeared on Rava’s Full of Life (2003) and last year’s Tribe. In evaluating Tribe, Sferra stood out to me
You imagine that Amy Helm, daughter of the late Band drummer and singer Levon Helm, would want to carry on his legacy, and “Roll the Stone” connects on that level. She’s not aping any expected Americana cliches, though — welcome news, indeed.
‘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?
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 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.
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.
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!
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.