Archive for December 4th, 2012

‘It was obviously something she needed': Fleetwood Mac’s Lindsey Buckingham brushes off reunion talk with Christine McVie

‘It was obviously something she needed': Fleetwood Mac’s Lindsey Buckingham brushes off reunion talk with Christine McVie

Even as Fleetwood Mac announced a new tour for 2013, the question remained: What about Christine McVie?

‘There was this funny little kerfuffle in the studio': Jeff Lynne on his Wilbury relationship with Bob Dylan

‘There was this funny little kerfuffle in the studio': Jeff Lynne on his Wilbury relationship with Bob Dylan

Jeff Lynne, so meticulous in the studio that he’s now painstakingly rerecorded all of the Electric Light Orchestra’s best-known hits, wouldn’t seem to be a great fit with the famously low-fi Bob Dylan.

Something Else! sneak peek: Spock’s Beard, Brief Nocturnes And Dreamless Sleep (2012)

Something Else! sneak peek: Spock’s Beard, Brief Nocturnes And Dreamless Sleep (2012)

Check out a seven-minute steam of song samples from Spock’s Beard’s new studio effort, Brief Nocturnes and Dreamless Sleep — their first with new vocalist Ted Leonard.

Nick DeRiso’s Top Albums for 2012: Blues and Jazz

In one way or another, each of these recordings confounded and delighted me. Pushed me to new vistas, either in the way I approached the artist, their own original work, or the tunes they covered. Made me think, and feel differently.

‘The passion and the drama': Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page pays tribute to fellow Kennedy Center honoree Buddy Guy

Led Zeppelin, appearing last night on David Letterman’s television program, paid tribute to fellow Kennedy Center honoree Buddy Guy — with Jimmy Page enthusing about Guy’s “out of this world” guitar style.

Deep Beatles: “Rain” from Past Masters (1966)

Recently I’ve received requests to examine “Rain,” the groundbreaking B-side to “Paperback Writer.” Indeed, “Rain” has transformed into one of the Beatles’ best-loved B-sides, a masterpiece both musically and lyrically.

Harry Allen and Scott Hamilton – ‘Round Midnight (2012)

A couple of guys about a half generation apart but both a full generation or two after the ones who created the sweetly swinging jazz they thrive on, Scott Hamilton and Harry Allen carry the torch for the original great tenor sax masters

Desert Island Discs: Christmas Songs Edition

Desert Island Discs: Christmas Songs Edition

Worried about being running aground in some tropic locale this Christmas season? Something Else! has you covered, with a new list of Yuletide favorites criss-crossing the usual stylistic landscape.