Archive for February 25th, 2013

‘You should ask him’: Al Jardine can’t understand why Mike Love split up the Beach Boys either

‘You should ask him’: Al Jardine can’t understand why Mike Love split up the Beach Boys either

Al Jardine still struggles to put into words exactly what happened at the end of what had once been a celebrated 50th anniversary reunion tour by the Beach Boys. He seems, in many ways, as surprised as anyone on the outside looking in.

One Track Mind: James Hunter Six, “Minute by Minute” (2013)

Something like blues, something like R&B, something like pre-Beatles rock. James Hunter is simply something else, and this soul-lifting, groove-tastic lead track from his forthcoming album only confirms it.

‘Perhaps a heavier edge’: New Asia guitarist Sam Coulson says he’ll update Steve Howe sound

‘Perhaps a heavier edge’: New Asia guitarist Sam Coulson says he’ll update Steve Howe sound

In a just-posted web chat, newly installed Asia guitarist Sam Coulson talked about taking over for Steve Howe, and what it’s been like to join the band.

Hiromi – Move (2013)

What do you get when you cross the discriminating refinement of a piano jazz trio with the ferocious impact of a power trio? You get Hiromi’s latest, dangerous little combo.

One Track Mind: Hall and Oates, “How Does It Feel to Be Back” (1980)

One Track Mind: Hall and Oates, “How Does It Feel to Be Back” (1980)

I used to force my brother Dustin to listen to my records — the Beatles, Hall and Oates, Journey, all of it. I made him learn every “nah nah” on “Hey Jude,” every deep cut off Voices, every Neal Schon guitar lick.

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen, “Brilliant Disguise” (1987)

I’ll be honest fellas, it was sounding great but…I coulda used a little more clave!

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