Archive for December 12th, 2012

Deep Purple moves on from Rock and Roll Hall of Fame snub, with album and major festival date on tap

Deep Purple moves on from Rock and Roll Hall of Fame snub, with album and major festival date on tap

Deep Purple, though in second place at one point in the fan voting, somehow failed to earn induction into the 2013 class of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Fans still have something to look forward to, however

‘I might just chill for a while’: While Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page talks tour, Robert Plant takes a break

‘I might just chill for a while’: While Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page talks tour, Robert Plant takes a break

With no Led Zeppelin reunion on the horizon, Robert Plant and Jimmy Page are headed in opposite directions — quite literally.

Steven Van Zandt brings in ex-Beatles drummer as consultant on new film with Sopranos’ David Chase

Steven Van Zandt brings in ex-Beatles drummer as consultant on new film with Sopranos’ David Chase

The forthcoming film “Not Fade Away” gave Steven Van Zandt a chance to reunite with his old Sopranos director, as well as an opportunity to delve back into his love of all things rock ‘n’ roll.

One Track Mind: Graham Parker and the Rumour, “Long Emotional Ride” (2012)

One Track Mind: Graham Parker and the Rumour, “Long Emotional Ride” (2012)

There’s a broken majesty, a scraggly hopefulness, surrounding “Long Emotional Ride” — like a rebirth after a lengthy time gone.

Something Else sneak peek: David Philips, “A Sailor’s Song” (2013)

Last year, a British singer-songwriter living in Spain by the name of David Philips made a no-frills record, The Rooftop Recordings, a bare-bones set of home recordings that depended entirely on Philips’ songs

Emily Hurd – Any Given Day (2012)

With the average Christmas album, you dig it out sometime around Thanksgiving, then stuff it back in with the tinsel and garland sometime around New Year’s Day. Singer-songwriter Emily Hurd may have broken that pattern with Any Given Day.

Something Else! Interview: James Calvin Wilsey, former guitarist with Chris Isaak

Something Else! Interview: James Calvin Wilsey, former guitarist with Chris Isaak

For fans of Chris Isaak’s haunting Top 10 hit single “Wicked Game,” there’s something imminently recognizable about the soundtrack to the new film “Killing Them Softly.” Both feature James Calvin Wilsey