Archive for December 15th, 2012

‘Well, I play for the band Rush': Friendly rescuers discover stranded motorcyclist is Neil Peart

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZcFGrWjOX0E&w=500&h=305] Neil Peart, in between shows with his newly minted Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band Rush, likes to take motorcycle rides to free his mind. A recent trip, however, turned into a nightmare.

‘I didn’t see it coming': Sudden dismissal from Journey still stings for former frontman Jeff Scott Soto

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zwFvx49OU2o&w=500&h=305] Jeff Scott Soto says he’s finally gotten some closure on why he was suddenly axed as Journey frontman, though he’s still not ready to go into the reasons why.

On Second Thought: The Rolling Stones – Sticky Fingers (1971)

On Second Thought: The Rolling Stones – Sticky Fingers (1971)

‘Exile on Main St.’ gets all the accolades. Are we overlooking the Mick Taylor era’s best album?

Books: Mary Wells: The Tumultuous Life of Motown’s First Superstar (2012)

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r1M5eEJeT38&w=500&h=305] In this excerpt from Mary Wells: The Tumultuous Life of Motown’s First Superstar, we join Wells at her big-bang moment: The night she auditioned for Berry Gordy, transforming herself instantly from aspiring performer to singing sensation.

Harry Nilsson – The Point: Definitive Collector’s Edition (1971; 2012 reissue)

Harry Nilsson – The Point: Definitive Collector’s Edition (1971; 2012 reissue)

Is the Harry Nilsson soundtrack to this children’s film, absent the script and Ringo Starr’s memorable narration, strong enough to stand on its own? Probably not. But as a gift of seldom-heard songs from a lost musical genius, it certainly delights.

One Track Mind: Jimmy Greene, “Ana Grace” (2009)

On a day that had everyone from the president on down wiping away tears and parents hugging their kids extra long and hard, we’re reminded that great tragedies often collide with great beauty.