Archive for March 23rd, 2013

‘Joe will not allow us to keep the name’: Glenn Hughes says split with Bonamassa ends Black Country Communion

Glenn Hughes is not only confirming the breakup of Black Country Communion, but now says departing guitarist Joe Bonamassa is refusing to let the remaining members continue forward with the band name.

‘We still would have been making Queen albums’: Brian May ruminates on what might have been

‘We still would have been making Queen albums’: Brian May ruminates on what might have been

Guitarist Brian May says Queen’s record-smashing musical “We Will Rock You” is something Freddie Mercury would have loved. It’s just one of the many ways, the guitarist adds, that the late frontman remains a part of their lives.

‘There was no precedent for this’: Paul Stanley celebrates Kiss’ 40th year with autobiography

‘There was no precedent for this’: Paul Stanley celebrates Kiss’ 40th year with autobiography

As Kiss celebrates its 40th anniversary, Paul Stanley is set to release an autobiography — making him the last of the group’s original quartet to do so, following Peter Criss, Ace Frehley and Gene Simmons

One Track Mind: Postal Service – Turn Around (2013)

Welcome back, Postal Service — this time for real. “Turn Around” is a squelchy, hook-focused dance number, but with the kind of lyrical midnight-blue melancholy that propelled the glorious X-fueled nihilism of New Order back in the 1980s.

Roscoe Mitchell – Duets With Tyshawn Sorey and Special Guest Hugh Ragin (2013)

One thing that Fred Anderson had shown us in his last years was that the original AACM guys can still make vital, risk-taking music of real consequence; these guys who were at the forefront of jazz in the 60′s never retreated

Peter Frampton – Live in Detroit (2013)

Peter Frampton – Live in Detroit (2013)

You may be asking yourself: Another live Peter Frampton? Already? I know I was. But there is at least one good reason for this one, beyond the snazzy 5.1 Surround Sound, and yet another interaction of all of the hits. His name is Bob Mayo.

Dick Hyman and Heather Masse – Lock My Heart (2013)

The pairing of legendary pianist Dick Hyman and wondrous vocalist Heather Masse takes flight on Lock My Heart, a charming and easygoing record.