Archive for February 11th, 2013

‘Yes management said no!’: Jon Davison can’t sing with his original band for Cruise to the Edge

‘Yes management said no!’: Jon Davison can’t sing with his original band for Cruise to the Edge

For Yes frontman Jon Davison, the answer is no. He asked to sing with Glass Hammer during the upcoming Cruise to the Edge concerts, and was rebuffed by management.

The Troggs’ Reg Presley (1941-2013): An Appreciation

So many musicians are leaving us far too soon, and the latest legend handed a ticket to rock and roll heaven is Reg Presley, lead singer of the Troggs, who passed away February 7, 2013 from lung cancer.

Pinnick Gales Pridgen – Pinnick Gales Pridgen (2013)

These days, it seems “supergroups” are a dime a dozen, but occasionally the combination works. A new group with Dug Pinnick (King’s X, Poundhound), Eric Gales (Eric Gales Band, Lauryn Hill) and Thomas Pridgen (Mars Volta) is one of those occasions.

Barry Altschul – The 3dom Factor (2013)

Paul Motian’s death in late 2011 was a big loss, to be certain, but the still-vibrant 70-year-old Barry Altschul has for four decades demonstrated mastery over the finer points of jazz drumming, using its full range not just as a time keeping device but as a richly tonal instrument.

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen, “Tunnel Of Love” (1987)

I can appreciate the clever use of the amusement park/life metaphor. Starting off in the tunnel of love but ending up in the haunted house? Yeah, life can be like that.