Archive for December 13th, 2012

Asia forced to scrub UK tour after Carl Palmer is stricken with severe case of E. coli

Asia forced to scrub UK tour after Carl Palmer is stricken with severe case of E. coli

A case of E. coli for drummer Carl Palmer has forced the cancellation of Asia’s seven-date UK tour. Asia, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary together, had already completed a series of well-received dates in Japan and North America.

‘Suddenly, I realized Billy could kick ass’: Circa’s Tony Kaye on switch to guitar for Sherwood

‘Suddenly, I realized Billy could kick ass’: Circa’s Tony Kaye on switch to guitar for Sherwood

Having cemented a new line up in Brazil, Circa returned on a musical roll. Co-founding keyboardist Tony Kaye says fans can expect an new concert souvenir called Circa: Live from Here There and Everywhere soon.

My Top unreviewed Jazz Records of 2012

My Top unreviewed Jazz Records of 2012

When compiling my lists of best jazz records, broken up into 3 distinct areas of jazz, I used three criteria for inclusion on one of these lists: 1. Is it good enough? (duh) 2. Is it jazz? (duh) -and- 3. Have I already reviewed it in some form or another?

One Track Mind: Paul McCartney and Nirvana, “Cut Me Some Slack” (2012)

Paul McCartney joined an almost-reunion of Nirvana with drummer Dave Grohl, bassist Krist Novoselic and former touring guitarist Pat Smear on Wednesday during the 12-12-12 benefit event. Stream their new song here!

On Second Thought: James Gang – Rides Again (1970)

Although James Gang is mainly remembered as the band that starred Joe Walsh, who eventually spawned a commercially successful solo career and boasted membership in the Eagles, they were actually popular on the live underground circuit.

Con Funk Shun’s Eric “EQ” Young – Just 4 You (2012)

Though presented in a sleek, modern-day style, at its heart Just 4 You is a throwback to the era where a good-time groove carried the musical message — be that of love, of peace, or of something more carnal.