Archive for January 22nd, 2013

‘Don’t break into the house and try to steal them': Van Halen’s David Lee Roth on gold records, good times

‘Don’t break into the house and try to steal them': Van Halen’s David Lee Roth on gold records, good times

The latest episode of the Roth TV shows finds David Lee Roth giving a brief tour of the long hallway that leads across the length of the second-floor in flamboyant Van Halen frontman’s mansion — affectionately known as the Mojo Dojo.

Ono at 80: Busy year on tap for Yoko Ono, with concert, exhibits, reissues and retrospectives

Ono at 80: Busy year on tap for Yoko Ono, with concert, exhibits, reissues and retrospectives

Yoko Ono is set to celebrate her 80th birthday with a concert featuring her ever-evolving Plastic Ono Band on February, 17, 2013 in Germany.

‘They were always energetic and that was good for me': Tony Iommi on Black Sabbath’s legacy of drummers

‘They were always energetic and that was good for me': Tony Iommi on Black Sabbath’s legacy of drummers

The news that Brad Wilk will be sitting in the drum chair for Black Sabbath’s forthcoming reunion album had us taking a look back at the huge shoes he’ll be filling.

Exclusive stream: The Sweet, “Fox on the Run” from Desolation Boulevard Revisited Live (2013)

The Sweet, as they prepare for a new 2013 world tour, have shared a live take on their classic track “Fox on the Run” with Something Else! Reviews as an exclusive preview stream.

Prince launches new web site, with a full-length video of his upcoming song “Screwdriver”

Prince launches new web site, with a full-length video of his upcoming song “Screwdriver”

Prince has launched a new web site, and it includes the full-length lyric video for his forthcoming song “Screwdriver.” Also featured is clip from the mercurial performer’s 2009 appearance at Montreux.

Almost Hits: The Beach Boys, “I Can Hear Music” (1969)

Almost Hits: The Beach Boys, “I Can Hear Music” (1969)

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YlH3bZt9ooU&w=500&h=305] Released as a single in 1969 from 20/20, the Beach Boys’ last album for Capitol Records, “I Can Hear Music” is possibly their greatest single of the post-Pet Sounds era — and, unusually, it’s not an original.

Pamela Hines – 3.2.1. (2013)

It’s almost like a rite of passage for every jazz pianist worth his salt to make a Bill Evans tribute record. Her salt, too. Pamela Hines was more than ready for her own thesis on this greatly influential figure of both jazz and piano

Forgotten series: The Kwyet Kings – Cherrypie (1995)

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cOQSAoaxows&w=500&h=305] All good Kinks fans need not be told this band’s name is a play on the British group’s Kwyet Kinks EP, which was released in the fall of 1965. The Kwyet Kings were obviously dedicated followers of Kinks fashion

One Track Mind: The Band Perry, “Better Dig Two” (2012)

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIdCo_QAz_E&w=500&h=305] I almost thought I was going to have to write a Guilty Pleasure when this song started to play, but then about 30 seconds into it, they saved me the trouble by turning it into a typical pop-country number.