When Michael Dunford passed away after a cerebral hemorrhage in his England home last November, the loss to his band Renaissance was devastating.
Archive for January 21st, 2013
‘Hopefully, we’ll try and cross the pond': The Beatles’ Pete Best eyes new studio effort, a U.S. tour
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OwzY0XYVyTk&w=500&h=305] The Beatles’ drummer is planning a new U.S. tour, and his first album in years. No, not Ringo Starr: Pete Best, the group’s original fourth member.
‘It would have to be with everybody': Are Yes’ ever-shifting lineups hurting its Hall of Fame chances?
Does Yes’ apparent inability to earn induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame have something to do with how many members have passed through its lineup over the years? Stalwart Chris Squire thinks that just might be it.
With its high-concept series of contemporary on-screen messages, “Right Now” was, Sammy Hagar today admits, “the biggest video Van Halen ever had.” Yet it almost never got made, because Hagar actively boycotted the idea.
Dear Aerosmith dudes, This is what your music is supposed to sound like: [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7NktMr8Sjqk&w=500&h=305] Please listen and take notes. Sincerely, Your fans
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rtBfvfoG268&w=420&h=315] The Knoxville-based, Russian born and bred songstress Lydia Salnikova gave us a refreshing set of songs that harkens back to the golden age of Adult Contemporary music with Hallway (2010). Valentine Circle, due out next month, gives us more of that same, soothing nostalgia inducing vibe.
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MrK9uJKw5Ps&w=500&h=305] Steve Lukather steps away from tours alongside Toto, Ringo Starr and Steve Vai to issue one of his most bitingly confessional solo recordings yet, while Aaron Neville goes way back for doo wop.
Again, I had been waiting for it and, for just a few seconds, that kick drum and moaning blues harp had me ready for … disappointment. Out came a furiously-strummed acoustic guitar to frame what felt like yet another shell of a rock song.