Archive for May 9th, 2013

Something Else! Interview: Brian Ray on Paul McCartney, Etta James, and the Bayonets

Something Else! Interview: Brian Ray on Paul McCartney, Etta James, and the Bayonets

Even as he closes out the South American leg of a new tour with Paul McCartney tonight, guitarist Brian Ray is preparing for a series of solo shows with his sizzling new band the Bayonets.

‘Unfettered by more middle-of-the-road colleagues': Roger Waters on The Wall without Pink Floyd

‘Unfettered by more middle-of-the-road colleagues': Roger Waters on The Wall without Pink Floyd

Roger Waters’ relationship with The Wall, which begins a European stadium tour in July, has continued to change over the years — and, in no small way, because he’s presenting it without the other members of Pink Floyd.

Tom Keifer – The Way Life Goes (2013)

Tom Keifer – The Way Life Goes (2013)

A 10-year long journey for Cinderella frontman Tom Keifer came to fruition with the release of his first solo album, The Way Life Goes. A long time in the making, the album is probably the most varied effort of Keifer’s career

Blue Oyster Cult – Imaginos (1988; 2013 reissue)

Despite the tortured history surrounding this release, something that ultimately mangled its original, rather Lovecraft-ian storyline, Imaginos might just be the most complete full-length Blue Oyster Cult ever did.

One Track Mind: Bill Cunliffe Trio, “Blue Notes” from River Edge, New Jersey (2013)

1989 Monk Competition winner Bill Cunliffe is a diversely skilled pianist who puts his range to use in a variety of settings, from Latin jazz, to fusion to fruitful collaborations of straight ahead jazz.