Archive for April 9th, 2013

Ringo Starr, Steve Lukather, Gregg Rolie, Todd Rundgren + Joe Walsh – Ringo at the Ryman (2013): Movies

Ringo Starr, Steve Lukather, Gregg Rolie, Todd Rundgren + Joe Walsh – Ringo at the Ryman (2013): Movies

Don’t let the goofball demeanor fool you: Ringo Starr is the model of consistency these days, as solid and professional a frontman as there is — and maestro of one of the last decades’ most reliably entertaining guest-packed tours.

Ken Fowser and Behn Gillece – Top Shelf (2013)

If, as they say, the third time’s the charm, what does that make the fourth time? If it’s concerning a collaboration by tenor saxophonist Ken Fowser and vibraphonist Behn Gillece, it’s even more so the charm.

One Track Mind: Fleetwood Mac, “Sad Angel” (2013)

One Track Mind: Fleetwood Mac, “Sad Angel” (2013)

As it continues a series of reunion concerts, Fleetwood Mac is previewing some original music — its first in a decade — including the newly composed “Sad Angel,” as well as an unreleased demo from the Buckingham Nicks sessions.

Replacement Metal Vocalists Who Clicked, from Ronnie James Dio to Bruce Dickinson: Gimme Five

Replacement Metal Vocalists Who Clicked, from Ronnie James Dio to Bruce Dickinson: Gimme Five

Here are five times when a replacement singer upped a metal band’s game.

One Track Mind: The National, “Demons” from Trouble Will Find Me (2013)

I do try to keep an open mind. As a person wades through the endless stream of new music, the tendency to be closed off to any particular current can result in missed opportunities.