Archive for May 6th, 2013

Gimme Five: Songs where the Rolling Stones, well, sucked

Gimme Five: Songs where the Rolling Stones, well, sucked

Like most fans, we were hoping the Rolling Stones would pull out some deep cuts as they convened to celebrate five decades of debauched rock. What we got, however, was “Emotional Rescue”

‘Might be a big career’: It all changes for the Band’s Rick Danko with a visit from Ronnie Hawkins

‘Might be a big career’: It all changes for the Band’s Rick Danko with a visit from Ronnie Hawkins

Early musical collaborator Glen Silverthorn remembers the moment Rick Danko began his journey toward membership in the Band, though his friend eventually had to make the switch from guitar to bass.

New Music Monday: Rod Stewart, Patty Griffin, Brian May with Tangerine Dream, James Cotton

New Music Monday: Rod Stewart, Patty Griffin, Brian May with Tangerine Dream, James Cotton

A series of terrific collaborations highlight this May 6, 2013 edition of New Music Monday — beginning with Brian May’s out-there turn with those pioneering space-music gurus in Tangerine Dream.

Even today, Pattie Boyd can’t choose between Eric Clapton, the Beatles’ George Harrison

Even today, Pattie Boyd can’t choose between Eric Clapton, the Beatles’ George Harrison

As Pattie Boyd talks about old photos of George Harrison and Eric Clapton, she remains — perhaps appropriately, given that she was the inspiration for Clapton’s love-lorn “Layla” — unable to decide which had been more inspirational.

‘I imagine they’re chaffed and miffed’: Despite loving tribute, Steve Hackett still hasn’t spoken to Genesis bandmates

‘I imagine they’re chaffed and miffed’: Despite loving tribute, Steve Hackett still hasn’t spoken to Genesis bandmates

Steve Hackett’s celebrated return to his time with Genesis, both on a hit album and tour, has brought him closer than ever to classic prog-rock songs from the 1970s — but not to his old bandmates.

Mike Pride’s Bacteria To Boys – Birthing Days (2013)

The follow-up to 2010s’ Betweenwhile by Bacteria To Boys involved a transition from Darius Jones to Jon Irabagon in the sax role, but also a transition for its chief, Mike Pride, too.

Sam Samudio, with Duane Allman – Sam, Hard And Heavy (1971; 2013 reissue)

This is a first-time CD reissue in any form of Sam The Sham’s fine 1971 solo album, originally released on Atlantic Records and produced by the legendary Tom Dowd at Criteria Studios in Miami

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen, “Roll Of The Dice” (1992)

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen, “Roll Of The Dice” (1992)

For a few seconds here, you might be fooled into thinking this was the E Street Band. An aggressive snap-roll of the drums, a single guitar chord, and a joyous piano figure sure did sound about right.