Archive for April 28th, 2013

Rainbow featuring Ritchie Blackmore and Ronnie James Dio – Live In Munich (2013)

Rainbow featuring Ritchie Blackmore and Ronnie James Dio – Live In Munich (2013)

At the time, punk was thought of as the fast and rough stuff, with classic rock geezers like Ritchie Blackmore already relegated to the dustbin of history. Hardly. Rainbow’s molten Live in Munich, recorded in 1977, zips along at a blinding pace.

‘They don’t say a word’: Robert Plant says he’s not the only one holding up a Led Zeppelin reunion

‘They don’t say a word’: Robert Plant says he’s not the only one holding up a Led Zeppelin reunion

All of the reunion talk for Led Zeppelin, subsequent to their gala release of Celebration Day, seemed to center on the idea that Robert Plant wasn’t interested. Not true, says the erstwhile frontman.

Richard Barone – Cool Blue Halo 25th Anniversary Concert (2012)

Recreating an album 25 years later is not always the easiest task to tackle — let alone being able to assemble the same exact musicians (including D.J. Vin Scelsa’s new introduction), but the ex-Bongos front man Richard Barone pulled it off.

‘You learn a lot’: For Wolfgang Van Halen, touring with Tremonti was a different kind of truth

‘You learn a lot’: For Wolfgang Van Halen, touring with Tremonti was a different kind of truth

For bassist Wolfgang Van Halen, who started his music career playing in sold-out arenas with his father’s band, joining Tremonti was a learning experience. He went back to smaller venues, reversing the trajectory of most rock stars.

One Track Mind: Midnight Oil, “The Dead Heart” from Essential Oils (2013)

One Track Mind: Midnight Oil, “The Dead Heart” from Essential Oils (2013)

This is the Almost Hit from Midnight Oil’s Diesel and Dust, which is primarily remembered for the Top 20 smash “Beds Are Burning,” but in many ways “The Dead Heart” always felt like the better song to me.

‘It got me a little nervous’: Exploring the “Hurricane” collaboration between Jacques Levy and Bob Dylan

Though Jacques Levy ultimately ended up writing six songs with Bob Dylan, the songwriter and director said their initial meeting was marked by no small amount of trepidation.

Steely Dan Sunday, “Babylon Sisters [Live]” (1995)

Steely Dan Sunday, “Babylon Sisters [Live]” (1995)

<<< BACKWARD (“Medical Science”) ||| ONWARD (“Green Earrings (Live)”) >>> *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** The mid-1990s were a great time to be a Steely Dan fan. We were first treated to Donald Fagen’s long-awaited follow-up to The Nightfly, and while that album fell well short of the classic first one, it was the first significant output from either