Archive for May 3rd, 2013

One Track Mind: Jack White, “Love is Blindness” from The Great Gatsby (2013)

One Track Mind: Jack White, “Love is Blindness” from The Great Gatsby (2013)

While there is an argument to be had about Baz Luhrmann’s temerity in remaking “The Great Gatsby,” you’ll get no such reservations when it comes to Jack White’s scorching version of this U2 deep cut from the forthcoming soundtrack.

‘Chickenfoot will want to do a world tour’: Sammy Hagar says Chad Smith’s return will energize the band

‘Chickenfoot will want to do a world tour’: Sammy Hagar says Chad Smith’s return will energize the band

Chickenfoot should be ready to reconvene in the fall to record new music, which Sammy Hagar says will be followed by a new tour. This time, however, they won’t be issuing a full-length record. They won’t perform again without drummer Chad Smith, either.

‘I’ve done all I can’: Stevie Nicks makes no apologies for delaying start of Fleetwood Mac reunion

‘I’ve done all I can’: Stevie Nicks makes no apologies for delaying start of Fleetwood Mac reunion

This time last year, Mick Fleetwood was openly grousing in the press, saying Fleetwood Mac was ready to reunite — but they were waiting on Stevie Nicks. Now that they’re back together, she makes no apologies.

Exclusive stream: Carol Duboc, “Telepathy” from Smile (2013)

On Mother’s Day, r&b/jazz singer, songwriter, and yes, mom, Carol Duboc will present in digital form her newest release Smile.

One Track Mind: Jeff Hanneman and Slayer, “Raining Blood” (1986)

Aside from the venerable opening riff of Metallica’s “Master of Puppets,” there may be no more recognizable melody in thrash than the main riff of Slayer’s “Raining Blood,” the sort-of title track of their landmark Reign in Blood album.

The Friday Morning Listen: The Smiths – Meat Is Murder (1985)

The Friday Morning Listen: The Smiths – Meat Is Murder (1985)

Why the hell am I listening to The Smiths? The simple answer is that I saw a friend tweeting that he was listening to them. I was surprised, because I could have sworn that he found Morrissey’s voice off-putting.