Archive for February 16th, 2013

‘The antithesis of what rock ‘n’ roll is all about’: The Eagles’ Don Henley questions need for a Hall of Fame

‘The antithesis of what rock ‘n’ roll is all about’: The Eagles’ Don Henley questions need for a Hall of Fame

Just because the Eagles are in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame doesn’t mean Don Henley is buying into the whole thing. In fact, for the band’s stalwart songwriter, singer and drummer, it’s quite the opposite.

Friends organize after retired educator and jazz legend Julian Priester is stricken by kidney ailment

Well-respected trombone player Julian Priester, a sideman with Duke Ellington, Herbie Hancock, Sun Ra and John Coltrane, is enduring a withering run of bad luck.

‘It is very inspiring’: For Steve Lukather, playing with the Beatles’ Ringo Starr about more than music

‘It is very inspiring’: For Steve Lukather, playing with the Beatles’ Ringo Starr about more than music

For Grammy award-winning Toto cofounder and sideman to the stars Steve Lukather, getting to know the Beatles’ Ringo Starr — really know him, as a person — has been the best part of his stint with the newest All-Starr Band.

Books: Rock ‘n’ Roll Billboards of the Sunset Strip, by Robert Landau (2013)

Books: Rock ‘n’ Roll Billboards of the Sunset Strip, by Robert Landau (2013)

There’s something happening here … What it is clearly isn’t Burma-Shave, and it isn’t Wayne Newton at the Hollywood Bowl or Jerry Lewis in Las Vegas.

Ancient VVisdom – Deathlike (2013)

This is not your father’s metal band. Oh, there are guys in leather and denim. There are skull motifs and maybe the occasional spike. There’s all the darkness that you could ask for from the gloomiest of doom metal bands.

Charles Lloyd and Jason Moran – Hagar’s Song (2013)

Amazon.com Widgets Charles Lloyd, the jazz legend hidden in plain sight, is as productive and vibrant coming up on his 75th birthday as he’s ever been.

Gimme Five: Guitarist Bill Frisell’s collaborations outside of jazz

Gimme Five: Guitarist Bill Frisell’s collaborations outside of jazz

Bill Frisell’s appearance last Saturday with Marianne Faithfull at Paris’ New Morning club was another reminder of the jazz guitarist’s often underrated affinity for pop and rock music.