Deep Purple’s new album will be both a departure and an opportunity to pay tribute to fallen co-founder Jon Lord, frontman Ian Gillan says.
Archive for January 2nd, 2013
Rod Stewart discusses the difficult road back from thyroid cancer from a few years ago, a situation that demanded surgery — and ultimately, he estimates, lowered his voice as much as half a tone.
Last July, stalwart Yes man Chris Squire told us “the next thing” the band will do is record a new album. Not so fast, counters long-time drummer Alan White.
Sammy Hagar reveals why a hoped-for DVD souvenir remains unreleased more than eight months after the Chickenfoot frontman and a host of other notables gathered to honor Ronnie Montrose at the Regency Ballroom in San Francisco.
Chris Stamey, up until recently, hadn’t issued a new long-player since he worked with Yo La Tengo on 2005’s A Question of Temperature, and last recorded a full album with his old band the dB’s in 1982.
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4k_InRXP-g&w=500&h=305] It’s maybe a little too easy to toss around words like “revolutionary,” but that word certainly applied to the early Ornette Coleman Quartet. There was nothing like it at the time, and the music became ground zero for the free jazz movement.
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jnJwFLp8U6g&w=500&h=305] I’m not sure what I was expecting from this new collaboration between Geoff Downes (Asia, Yes, the Buggles) and Chris Braide (The Producers). Whatever you call it, though, Pictures of You is compulsively listenable.
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ughyl0WTOBU&w=420&h=315] When I listen to Patricia Barber sing, I think of her not so much as a jazz singer than as a poet reciting her work, with the depth and feeling that only the originator of that work can deliver.