Archive for December 16th, 2012

‘We’ve had some great fun': Bev Bevan on voicing ex-Black Sabbath bandmate Tony Iommi’s autobiography

‘We’ve had some great fun': Bev Bevan on voicing ex-Black Sabbath bandmate Tony Iommi’s autobiography

The narrator for the audio version of Black Sabbath co-founder Tony Iommi’s autobiography will be familiar to longtime fans: It’s by old friend and former bandmate Bev Bevan, who rose to fame with the Move and Electric Light Orchestra.

‘You’ll definitely be able to tell': Even solo, Justin Hayward says he still sounds like the Moody Blues

‘You’ll definitely be able to tell': Even solo, Justin Hayward says he still sounds like the Moody Blues

Last night, Justin Hayward wrapped up a concert series with the Moody Blues celebrating the 45th anniversary of the band’s celebrated Days of Future Passed project. Up next: His first solo album since 1996.

‘Sometimes they sound downright silly': The Cars’ Ric Ocasek separates lyrics from music in new book

‘Sometimes they sound downright silly': The Cars’ Ric Ocasek separates lyrics from music in new book

Ric Ocasek, singer and songwriter with the Cars, has a new book that combines his songs and other writings, titled aptly enough Lyrics and Prose. It’s taught him that you have to be careful around words with no music.

Steely Dan Sunday, “Teahouse On The Tracks” (1993)

<<< BACKWARD (“On The Dunes”) ||| ONWARD (“Confide In Me”) >>> *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** And so we reach the conclusion of Kamakiriad with a funky horn-drenched number.

Ran Blake and Sara Serpa – Aurora (2012)

In a time when it seems to pay off more to play it safe than it does to take creative chances, Ran Blake and Sara Serpa provide refreshing respite on Aurora. Their second album deals a new hand to some jazz favorites

Nick DeRiso’s Top Albums for 2012: Rock and Pop Music

The Dinosaurs of Rock roamed the Earth again in 2012, racing up the charts past bands half their age and chewing through expectations. Expectations, you say? I had many. Most of them dead wrong.

Something Else! sneak peek: Shooter Jennings, “The White Trash Song” (2013)

Something Else! sneak peek: Shooter Jennings, “The White Trash Song” (2013)

Though Shooter Jennings’ The Other Life, a companion piece to this year’s Family Man, is not due out until March, fans got a first taste of the record on Friday when Rolling Stone premiered “The White Trash Song.”