Archive for May, 2013

Pink Floyd, Santana, Jefferson Airplane, Dr. John, the Byrds – The Dutch Woodstock (2013)

As a 17-band menu of bands gathered for the three-day Holland Pop Festival in June 1970 outside of Rotterdam, Bob Hite of Canned Heat summed things up perfectly: “I feel less uptight here than I ever have anywhere.”

Download: Emerson Lake and Palmer, “Fanfare for the Common Man/ America/ Rondo” (2013)

Download: Emerson Lake and Palmer, “Fanfare for the Common Man/ America/ Rondo” (2013)

A release date hasn’t been set for the new remaster of Emerson Lake and Palmer’s Live in Germany, recorded on June 24, 1997 at Munich’s Tollwood Festival, but here’s a free download to tide you over.

One Track Mind: Bernie Mora and Tangent, “Dandelion” from Dandelion (2013)

One of my favorite Rush songs is “The Trees.” I love that brief acoustic, Renaissance mannered intro with a full-bodied metal guitar suddenly bursting in

‘This is a democracy’: Michael Wilton sees clear differences in the way Queensryche works now

‘This is a democracy’: Michael Wilton sees clear differences in the way Queensryche works now

Michael Wilton takes the high road when talking about the forthcoming Queensryche album, their first without the departed Geoff Tate. It’s easy to read between the lines, however, as he talks about working with new frontman Todd La Torre.

The Friday Morning Listen – Southside Johnny & the Poor Fools – Songs From The Barn (2013)

The Friday Morning Listen – Southside Johnny & the Poor Fools – Songs From The Barn (2013)

Man, things sure have been upside-down as of late. The calendar has been saying “spring” for quite a while now, but apparently that calendar and the thermometer haven’t been on speaking terms.

John Oates on a new solo project, life after Hall and Oates’ heyday: ‘Really, it’s uncharted territory’

John Oates on a new solo project, life after Hall and Oates’ heyday: ‘Really, it’s uncharted territory’

“We’re experimenting,” John Oates admits, in this exclusive Something Else! Sitdown. “We’re looking at it a little bit differently.”

One Track Mind: The Romantics – “Little White Lies / I Can’t Tell You Anything” (1977)

Detroit, Michigan has forever been known for its great music, and the Romantics are just one of many special bands born in the city.

The Band, “Yazoo Street Scandal” from The Basement Tapes (1968): Across the Great Divide

The Band, “Yazoo Street Scandal” from The Basement Tapes (1968): Across the Great Divide

The carnal, harrowing “Yazoo Street Scandal” points directly to subsequent triumphs for Levon Helm and the Band like “The Weight” and “Ophelia.”

Slobber Pup – Black Aces (2013)

What if early Soft Machine had a serious blues bent and hired an ace guitarist? Slobber Pup. What if Last Exit had swapped Peter Brötzmann for Larry Young? Slobber Pup. What if the Band of Gypsies had been strictly an instrumental outlet for Jimi Hendrix’s burgeoning fusion leanings? Slobber Pup.

‘I’m a proud owner of a Toto toilet’: Steve Lukather comes to terms with jokes about his band’s name

‘I’m a proud owner of a Toto toilet’: Steve Lukather comes to terms with jokes about his band’s name

As Toto prepares for the opening night of its 2013 tour on Thursday, May 30, 2013 in Brussels, guitarist Steve Lukather finds himself answering the inevitable questions about the origins of the band’s name. His answer might surprise you.

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