Archive for February 21st, 2013

Exclusive stream: Tony Levin and the Stick Men, “Whale Watch” from Deep (2013)

Exclusive stream: Tony Levin and the Stick Men, “Whale Watch” from Deep (2013)

Here’s an exclusive stream from Something Else! featuring one of the most intriguing tracks off Deep, the new whale watching-themed recording from King Crimson/Peter Gabriel collaborator Tony Levin and the Stick Men.

Something Else! Interview: John Payne of John Payne Featuring Asia

How busy is John Payne, and his band Asia Featuring John Payne? Here’s his 2013 schedule: “More videos, more singles, the album release, weekend warrior dates and perhaps a fanfest spectacular with ex-members in Vegas this summer.”

Forgotten series: The Gentrys – The Very Best (1998)

Formed in the spring of 1963, the Gentrys from Memphis, Tennessee gathered a great deal of regional recognition before finally making a nationwide breakthrough in the summer of 1965 with “Keep On Dancing.”

Roger Hodgson tries to reclaim his songwriting legacy: ‘I never dreamt that Supertramp would continue’

Roger Hodgson tries to reclaim his songwriting legacy: ‘I never dreamt that Supertramp would continue’

Roger Hodgson says, at one time, he loved the anonymity of being in Supertramp. Fast forward a few decades, and he’s left to rebuild a separate legacy — even as few people associate him with his own hit songs.

The Moody Blues’ Justin Hayward on “Tuesday Afternoon,” “Gemini Dream,” new songs: Gimme Five

The Moody Blues’ Justin Hayward on “Tuesday Afternoon,” “Gemini Dream,” new songs: Gimme Five

Justin Hayward’s Spirits of the Western Sky, due on February 26, 2013 from Eagle Rock Entertainment, was recorded in Genoa, Italy and in Nashville — and it sounds just as varied. On his first solo effort in 17 years, Hayward moves from acoustic balladry to soaring orchestral songs, from experiments with dance music to bluegrass. On this edition of GimmeRead More

‘Hopefully, maybe some day’: Reunited Toto is still touring, but no concrete plans for studio return yet

‘Hopefully, maybe some day’: Reunited Toto is still touring, but no concrete plans for studio return yet

Though Toto is convening again for another summer tour — this time in celebration of the 35th anniversary of the band’s breakout No. 5 1978 single “Hold The Line” — new music doesn’t appear to be on the horizon.