Archive for December 2nd, 2012

‘I’m bigger than that': King Crimson/ELP co-founder Greg Lake tries to shake off prog-rock label

‘I’m bigger than that': King Crimson/ELP co-founder Greg Lake tries to shake off prog-rock label

After associations both with King Crimson and Emerson Lake and Palmer, it’s unlikely that Greg Lake will ever be identified as anything other than a prog-rock icon. Still, he’s trying to push out at the edges of that stereotype.

‘He’ll probably kill me for telling': Jason Bonham shares real reason Robert Plant won’t reunite as Led Zeppelin

‘He’ll probably kill me for telling': Jason Bonham shares real reason Robert Plant won’t reunite as Led Zeppelin

Jason Bonham talks about the emotional difficulties that Robert Plant still has going on without his dad, the late Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham

‘People find out. It isn’t that easy': Original singer Jon Anderson on the difficulties of fronting Yes

‘People find out. It isn’t that easy': Original singer Jon Anderson on the difficulties of fronting Yes

Jon Anderson says he completely understands the difficulties that replacement vocalist Benoit David had in taking over. Yes’ founding frontman says he spent decades developing the needed stamina.

Steely Dan Sunday, “Florida Room” (1993)

Steely Dan Sunday, “Florida Room” (1993)

<<< BACKWARD (“Tomorrow’s Girls”) ||| ONWARD (“On The Dunes”) >>> *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** When the Doobie Brothers had released One Step Closer in 1980, I eagerly snapped up the album looking forward to another Minute By Minute, but the album was largely a disappointment to me.

HBC – Scott Henderson, Jeff Berlin, Dennis Chambers (2012)

An all-star trio of jazz-rock veterans, HBC offers resourceful, focused, and — turn it up! — often ferocious take on the old-school fusion of Weather Report, Billy Cobham and Herbie Hancock.

Texas Hippie Coalition – Peacemaker (2012)

If somewhere in the Lone Star State there were a city where Pantera Boulevard crossed Skynyrd Street, at that intersection, you’d probably find the world headquarters of Texas Hippie Coalition.

Elisabeth Lohninger Quartet – Live (2012)

A vibrant and exciting live album, the aptly titled Live by the Elisabeth Lohninger Quartet finds the Austrian singer in her element and backed by a spirited and colorful band.