Archive for April 16th, 2013

Deep Purple – Now What?! (2013)

Deep Purple – Now What?! (2013)

With Now What?!, Deep Purple doesn’t simply return, it sets out to remind you of everything that once made this band a contender for Led Zeppelin’s throne in the early 1970s as the biggest heavy-rocking band of them all.

Forgotten series: Tangerine Dream – Zeit (1972)

Forgotten series: Tangerine Dream – Zeit (1972)

Ambient music, avant-garde — whatever musical tag you want to hang on it won’t be too far off, as Tangerine Dream takes us way out in the deepest outer reaches of space rock.

‘We would have asked you to join Fleetwood Mac’: Stevie Nicks still gushing about Phillip Phillips

‘We would have asked you to join Fleetwood Mac’: Stevie Nicks still gushing about Phillip Phillips

There was once a time, in the early 1970s, when Fleetwood Mac added a pair of youthful singer-songwriters in Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham to reinvigorate its sound. Now Nicks says she’s ready to pass the torch.

Jeff Berlin – Low Standards (2013)

Following 2010’s High Standards, Jeff Berlin assembles a sizzling trio — his electric bass sounding like anything but an instrument of support — for a cheekily named return engagement with some classics.

Almost Hits: Peter Gabriel, “Solsbury Hill” (1977)

Almost Hits: Peter Gabriel, “Solsbury Hill” (1977)

After Peter Gabriel’s exodus from Genesis, the band was scrambling to replace the lead singer that was essential in the group morphing into one of the top prog rock acts of the early ’70s.

‘That stuff is way downtown’: Is Van Halen’s David Lee Roth set to front the Duke Ellington Big Band?

‘That stuff is way downtown’: Is Van Halen’s David Lee Roth set to front the Duke Ellington Big Band?

Van Halen fans are rightly thrilled with the news that David Lee Roth is retaking the road after Eddie Van Halen’s recent health scares. But that’s not the only band he’ll apparently be fronting in 2013.

Craig Taborn Trio – Chants (2013)

One of the most diversely talented pianists of today can make just about any kind of record he wants, and make it good. So why did Craig Taborn choose to make an acoustic jazz trio record with bassist Thomas Morgan and drummer Gerald Cleaver for his second ECM project?

‘It’s has to be said’: Mick Jagger admits that Rolling Stones fans don’t want to hear the new stuff

‘It’s has to be said’: Mick Jagger admits that Rolling Stones fans don’t want to hear the new stuff

In a move that is perhaps only surprising to Mick Jagger, fans have been cool to the Rolling Stones’ newest songs — even while reacting with overt enthusiasm to their older music — as the band celebrates its 50th anniversary.

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