Archive for March 19th, 2013

‘Communicating in the most positive way': Deep Purple’s David Coverdale, Ritchie Blackmore patch things up

‘Communicating in the most positive way': Deep Purple’s David Coverdale, Ritchie Blackmore patch things up

After a season of loss for David Coverdale, the Deep Purple and Whitesnake frontman says he’s reaching out to former band mates like Ritchie Blackmore — saying life is simply too short to nurse bad feelings.

Something Else! sneak peek: Renaissance with John Wetton, “Blood Silver Like Moonlight” (2013)

Renaissance’s Grandine il Vento won’t simply be Annie Haslam’s final collaboration with Michael Dunford. The forthcoming studio project is also a long-awaited reunion with former touring mate John Wetton.

‘My goal is to make something really great': Rick Rubin is pushing Black Sabbath to new creative places

‘My goal is to make something really great': Rick Rubin is pushing Black Sabbath to new creative places

Rick Rubin took on the Black Sabbath reunion record with a mission statement: “I think he’s looking for a raw Sabbath,” longtime guitarist Tony Iommi says, “and I think we’re looking for that, as well.”

Depeche Mode – Delta Machine (2013)

Depeche Mode – Delta Machine (2013)

With Depeche Mode’s forthcoming Delta Machine, David Gahan, Andy Fletcher and Martin Gore recall their greatest late-1980s successes. That they are largely no worse for the wear, in particular Gahan, is a wonder to behold.

Almost Hits: R.E.M., “It’s the End of the World as We Know It [and I Feel Fine]” (1987)

Almost Hits: R.E.M., “It’s the End of the World as We Know It [and I Feel Fine]” (1987)

“It’s the End of the World as We Know It (and I Feel Fine)” is one of the longer song titles in rock ‘n roll and one of the more oddball releases from R.E.M. (probably only superseded by “Leave” from New Adventures In Hi-Fi).

Jared Gold – Intuition (2013)

One of the great things about jazz is that some jazz musicians can just get together in a studio and knock out tunes and resulting record can be just as enjoyable as a carefully constructed, meticulously planned affair.

Forgotten series: The Status Quo – Messages from the Status Quo (1968)

Hailing from London, England, the Status Quo went on to acquire massive fame in the United Kingdom where their abdominal success persists today.

One Track Mind: John Oates, “Stand Strong” from Good Road to Follow (2013)

One Track Mind: John Oates, “Stand Strong” from Good Road to Follow (2013)

With John Oates of Hall and Oates fame, the worry might have been that his on-going Nashville residency would lead to a turn toward the soft commercialism of modern-day country music.