Archive for January 19th, 2013

‘I’m sort of like the George Harrison of Jethro Tull’: Martin Barre on playing second fiddle to a flute

‘I’m sort of like the George Harrison of Jethro Tull’: Martin Barre on playing second fiddle to a flute

Guitarist Martin Barre might be the most underrated member of any legacy progressive-rock group. Not only has he played a key role in some of Jethro Tull’s signature moments, he is — other than Ian Anderson — the band’s longest-tenured member.

‘You’re very handsome’: A chance meeting for Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith and lookalike Will Ferrell

‘You’re very handsome’: A chance meeting for Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith and lookalike Will Ferrell

Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith, during a news conference to announce their appearance at Australia’s Big Day Out 2013, returned to a common theme: The fact that he looks just like Will Ferrell.

Billy Joel – She’s Got a Way: Love Songs (2013)

Billy Joel – She’s Got a Way: Love Songs (2013)

I always had a complicated relationship with Billy Joel’s love songs. As worldly wise and street tough as his albums, in particular early on, could no doubt be, something seemed to go wrong when he tried to talk about girls.

Brian Groder and Tonino Miano – FluiDensity (2013)

FluiDensity is an elegant dance between jazz and classical, rendered by a couple of veteran hands experienced in the nuances of both.

Something Else! sneak peek: Anthrax, “Anthem” (2013)

Oh dear God, please someone take the microphone away from Joey Belladonna. I’ve admitted before, and in the interest of fairness will again, that I prefer John Bush as vocalist for Anthrax.

Murali Coryell – Live (2013)

Born into a humbling legacy as the son of a fusion-jazz hero, Murali Coryell has made his own way — by taking a grittier, bluesier path. Two stops along the way, in the form of live performances from 2010 and ’12, are chronicled here.