Archive for March 4th, 2013

40 years on, Nick Mason says nothing sounds quite like Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon

40 years on, Nick Mason says nothing sounds quite like Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon

Co-founder Nick Mason says he doesn’t hear a lot of new music that reminds him of Pink Floyd’s record-smashing space-rock release Dark Side of the Moon, even four decades later.

‘It all just sort of snowballed': Michael Anthony on how he transitioned from Van Halen to Chickenfoot

‘It all just sort of snowballed': Michael Anthony on how he transitioned from Van Halen to Chickenfoot

For ex-Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony, the thing that makes being a part of Chickenfoot so much fun is “the hang,” the sense of camaraderie that each of its world-famous members brings to the project.

‘There’s a lot of rocking still in us': Kiss kicks off 40th year with series of dates in Australia

‘There’s a lot of rocking still in us': Kiss kicks off 40th year with series of dates in Australia

Kiss’ return to Australia in the first concerts of their 40th year together had Gene Simmons reminiscing about a long-ago tour with local legends AC/DC, featuring original frontman Bon Scott before his death in 1980.

David Bowie – The Next Day (2013)

David Bowie – The Next Day (2013)

David Bowie’s great contribution to rock hasn’t been his voice, which can be as thin as his own translucent visage. It’s in his ability to remove one mask only to reveal another — his ability to surprise. Same here.

Guapo – History Of The Visitation (2013)

When listening to instrumental rock groups like Guapo, I realize how broad is that term “instrumental rock” because it can connote prog rock, art rock, fusion jazz, post-rock, experimental rock, kraut rock and avant-garde.

New Music Monday: Boz Scaggs, the Replacements, Jimi Hendrix, Hiromi, Otis Redding, Soilwork

Every once in a while an artist puts it all together. Memphis, a Boz Scaggs project that is by turns silky smooth and then a raucously grooving delight, is that record. Elsewhere, the Replacements make a triumphal return, as well.

Kyle Eastwood – The View From Here (2013)

The Paris-based American jazz bassist with a Hollywood pedigree is at a comfortable spot in his mid-forties, having settled into the unity, continuity and comfort of making records with a working band.

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen, “One Step Up” (1987)

It wasn’t too many years after the release of Tunnel Of Love that I went through some of the same emotions on display during “One Step Up.” Things were just plain busted. Neither of us were happy in our own skin.