Archive for April 1st, 2013

Best of March 2013: Peter Banks, Toto, Eric Clapton, Jon Anderson, Boz Scaggs, Tony Levin, the Beatles

Best of March 2013: Peter Banks, Toto, Eric Clapton, Jon Anderson, Boz Scaggs, Tony Levin, the Beatles

Yes fans joined in a celebration of Peter Banks’ life after the guitarist passed last month, and dug into a pair of talks with Jon Anderson as the founding vocalist explored his old band’s shared legacy.

‘It’s come from someone I respect’: David Bowie’s role in naming Eric Clapton’s new album Old Sock

‘It’s come from someone I respect’: David Bowie’s role in naming Eric Clapton’s new album Old Sock

David Bowie’s long-awaited single “Where Are We Now,” in a roundabout way, helped inspire the name of Eric Clapton’s new album Old Sock, which the guitarist reveals originally had a far different working title.

Ivo Perelman – The Edge (2013)

And so we reach the final piece of the Ivo Perelman/Matt Shipp trilogy of April, 2013. The Edge is where Perelman fronts Shipp’s widely renowned trio for the first time ever (though he has performed with bassist Michael Bisio and drummer Whit Dickey on separate occasions).

‘I wish them luck’: Billy Sherwood pulls out of troubled Geoff Tate-led Queensryche project

‘I wish them luck’: Billy Sherwood pulls out of troubled Geoff Tate-led Queensryche project

Billy Sherwood won’t be remixing the new album from Geoff Tate’s Queensryche. Just days after it was announced that the 1990s Yes vet would get involved with that troubled project, he’s pulled out — citing a host of other obligations.

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen, “Soul Driver” (1992)

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen, “Soul Driver” (1992)

Looking back, the slightly angular (for Bruce) guitar lines that introduce “Soul Driver” remind me of the phrases he played during “Once Upon a Time in the West” for the 2007 tribute We All Love Ennio Morricone.

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