Archive for April 23rd, 2013

Something Else! Interview: Tom Keifer of Cinderella

Something Else! Interview: Tom Keifer of Cinderella

Tom Keifer has seen the view from some of the highest mountaintops in the music business and had to claw his way out of some of the deepest pits. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, Keifer fronted hard rockers turned blues rockers Cinderella.

Gregg Rolie and Steve Smith on Journey’s ‘Daydream,’ ‘Hustler,’ others: Deep Cuts

Gregg Rolie and Steve Smith on Journey’s ‘Daydream,’ ‘Hustler,’ others: Deep Cuts

Five songs plucked from before 1981, as Journey polished up a seminal fusion-y prog-rock sound and then went supernova.

Beth Hart + Joe Bonamassa, “See Saw” (2013): One Track Mind

Beth Hart + Joe Bonamassa, “See Saw” (2013): One Track Mind

Beth Hart, a raw and dynamic singer, has joined forces once again with guitarist Joe Bonamassa — and, as with 2011’s Don’t Explain, this collaboration brings out the best in both.

Almost Hits: Andy Kim, “Rainbow Ride” (1969)

Almost Hits: Andy Kim, “Rainbow Ride” (1969)

I like to think I’m pretty normal, or at least I can pass for normal on most days. But as I get older, I’m beginning to visualize that somewhere, in the back of my mind, there’s an office where some part of me spends time sorting, evaluating and archiving memories of key events, moments, and influences in my life.

‘I almost didn’t believe it’: With State, Todd Rundgren makes a return to the charts — the dance charts

‘I almost didn’t believe it’: With State, Todd Rundgren makes a return to the charts — the dance charts

Todd Rundgren is back on the charts with his new electronica-laced Cherry Red release State, the first time since 2004. But there’s a twist: He landed on the Billboard dance/electronic charts.

Crosby, Stills and Nash – CSN (1977): On Second Thought

Jaws dropped, knees quaked and eyes twinkled. That was the reaction, when it was announced David Crosby from the Byrds, Stephen Stills from Buffalo Springfield and Graham Nash from the Hollies had formed a band together.

Andrea Centazzo, with Akira Sakata and Kiyoto Fujiwara – Bridges (2012; 2013 reissue)

In a happy accident last May — the result of a last minute cancellation — Italian percussion legend Andrea Centazzo suddenly found himself on stage with two of Japan’s premier improvisers