Archive for February 12th, 2013

‘There hasn’t been any response’: David Lee Roth tries to broker unlikely Van Halen reunion with Michael Anthony

‘There hasn’t been any response’: David Lee Roth tries to broker unlikely Van Halen reunion with Michael Anthony

Van Halen fans aren’t the only ones lobbying for the return of original bassist and background vocalist Michael Anthony. So is frontman David Lee Roth, in a surprising new admission.

‘The most important album of my career’: Ozzy Osbourne recognizes expectations surrounding Black Sabbath reunion

‘The most important album of my career’: Ozzy Osbourne recognizes expectations surrounding Black Sabbath reunion

As Black Sabbath puts the finishing touches on 13, the group has released a preview video with comments about the reunion of original members Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Ozzy Osbourne.

Something Else! sneak peek: Eric Clapton, “Gotta Get Over” from Old Sock (2013)

Something Else! sneak peek: Eric Clapton, “Gotta Get Over” from Old Sock (2013)

One of two original songs on the forthcoming Eric Clapton album Old Sock has leaked. Titled “Gotta Get Over,” it’s a welcome throwback for fans of his initial post-1960s solo projects.

Robben Ford – Bringing It Back Home (2013)

Robben Ford – Bringing It Back Home (2013)

Robben Ford’s most focused, unembellished album in like, forever, may have also been the easiest album the virtuosic blues/jazz/rock/you-name-it guitarist has made in a long spell, too.

Almost Hits: Donnie Iris, “Ah! Leah!” (1981)

Almost Hits: Donnie Iris, “Ah! Leah!” (1981)

Here’s one you might remember: “Ah! Leah!” by Donnie Iris, his only really big hit, which peaked at No. 29 in the Billboard charts on February 7th, 1981. That intro is a bit tongue in cheek, actually

Exclusive stream: Ethan Keller, “Goin’ Down in History, Goin’ Down in Flames” (2013)

Milwaukee area favorite son Ethan Keller has made records first as the frontman for the funk-rock band Greenscene and later as a solo artist. We’ve traced that solo career here going back to 2006’s Face Light and on through 2010’s Profit.

Scott Ramminger, with George Porter Jr., others – Advice from a Father to a Son (2013)

Singing with a hound-dog salaciousness, and playing sax with a squalling soulfulness, Advice from a Father to a Son has a funky-cool Carnival-time vibe anyway. Then Scott Ramminger goes and adds some of New Orleans’ best sidemen

Jackie Ryan – Listen Here (2013)

Sometimes an outfit so impressive takes to your ears with poise and confidence so exceptional that it almost overwhelms. Even the smoothest, gentlest aspects of jazz can strike with that impact