Archive for January 15th, 2013

‘This album stretches out in some new areas’: Steve Morse previews the new Deep Purple studio project

‘This album stretches out in some new areas’: Steve Morse previews the new Deep Purple studio project

Deep Purple’s first new studio project since 2005′s Rapture of the Deep remains untitled, something underscored by a new album teaser — which boasts only a question mark for an image.

‘Everybody was influenced by the Beatles’: Alice Cooper on the British Invasion’s sweeping impact

‘Everybody was influenced by the Beatles’: Alice Cooper on the British Invasion’s sweeping impact

People associate Alice Cooper’s intense brand of horror-movie rock with Frank Zappa, who gave Cooper’s band their first big break. But Cooper says the British Invasion — and the Beatles, in particular — shaped his early sound.

‘We’ll see how this one goes’: Chris Squire says Yes could perform more complete albums

‘We’ll see how this one goes’: Chris Squire says Yes could perform more complete albums

Chris Squire confirms that Yes won’t be returning to the studio until at least 2014, and that a new tour won’t perhaps be the last to feature performances of complete albums from their legendary past.

David Philips – December Wine [4 Track Tapes] (2013)

Last month we told you about an advance track by elemental Brit expat singer-songwriter David Philips. “A Sailor’s Song” gave much hope that the next album would be as good as his last one The Rooftop Recordings (2011).

One Track Mind: Johnny Marr, “Upstarts” from The Messenger (2013)

One Track Mind: Johnny Marr, “Upstarts” from The Messenger (2013)

Credentialed alterno-god Johnny Marr, who was cool when today’s hipsters weren’t even glimmers in their parents’ eyes, returns with a stark, riff-fueled message: “The underground is overground.”

Jack DeJohnette Special Edition – Special Edition Box Set (2013)

Jack DeJohnette Special Edition – Special Edition Box Set (2013)

I would love to say that my introduction to Jack DeJohnette was his playing on Miles‘ Bitches Brew, or maybe his work with Charles Lloyd. I’d sound so hip!