Archive for March 18th, 2013

‘The fans have been great': Original Yes guitarist Peter Banks’ remains finally set to be released

‘The fans have been great': Original Yes guitarist Peter Banks’ remains finally set to be released

The long-time manager of Peter Banks says his body is finally being released, and he hopes arrangements can move forward for cremation by Friday — more than two weeks after the original Yes guitarist suddenly passed.

‘That was an escape vehicle for us': Al Jardine remembers throwaway fun of Beach Boys’ Party!

Al Jardine fondly remembers one of the Beach Boys more notable filler albums, Beach Boys’ Party!, a 1965 studio effort with dubbed in festive sounds over a string of cover songs.

‘It reminded me how much I love the song': Styx’s Tommy Shaw joins ex-Eagles guitarist Don Felder for new video

Styx’s Tommy Shaw has just completed a video shoot with former Eagles guitarist Don Felder. “Wash Away,” which they co-wrote together, is the new single from Felder’s current solo effort Road to Forever.

New Music Monday: Duane Allman, Soft Machine Legacy, Miles Davis, Anthrax, Lenny White, Nat Cole

A sprawling retrospective set provides new vistas for experiencing the shooting-star genius of the late Duane Allman, and we return once more to an emotional reminiscence from Miles Davis which would ultimately be his last major concert.

On Second Thought: Metallica – Metallica (1991)

On Second Thought: Metallica – Metallica (1991)

OK, I guess it’s about time I delivered a mea culpa on this record after all of my years of badmouthing it. It’s actually not a bad album. There, I said it, as foul as those words taste in my mouth.

Exclusive stream: Thom Chacon, “American Dream” from Thom Chacon (2013)

Here’s an exclusive first listen to Thom Chacon, who appears on “American Dream” with two members of Bob Dylan’s rhythm section in Tony Garnier and George Receli. Whispers of Dylan, however, are just the first of the things you’ll hear

Kendrick Scott Oracle – Conviction (2013)

“Conviction” is a powerful word, it connotes purposeful, assured and determined. And those are qualities that be ascribed to Kendrick Scott’s second album, Conviction.

The Beaumonts – Where Do You Want It? (2013)

A raunchy, no-bullshit punkabilly record, Where Do You Want It? begins with a paean to snot-slinging drunkeness — and the Beaumonts never take their steel-toed boot off the gas.

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen, “Valentine’s Day” (1987)

As I close out Tunnel Of Love, I encounter the one song in the entire cycle that I truly enjoy start to finish. Most of the themes on this album carry with them some elements of universality.