Archive for May 23rd, 2013

The Band, “Orange Juice Blues” from The Basement Tapes (1968): Across the Great Divide

The Band, “Orange Juice Blues” from The Basement Tapes (1968): Across the Great Divide

You hear the Band taking the first step in what would become an endlessly intriguing journey.

Original Quadrophenia era saw the Who devolve into a nasty tangle: ‘He was very, very drunk’

Original Quadrophenia era saw the Who devolve into a nasty tangle: ‘He was very, very drunk’

As the Who gears up for another series of shows featuring Quadrophenia, beginning on June 8, 2013 at Dublin, it’s worth remembering that things haven’t always gone so well

Judas Priest – Epitaph (2013)

Judas Priest – Epitaph (2013)

The final performance of Judas Priest’s “Epitaph World Tour” in May 2012 provided the perfect opportunity to offer a live video celebration of 40 years of metal.

‘It was just absolutely wonderful’: Ian Paice on how Jon Lord impacted Deep Purple’s Now What?!

‘It was just absolutely wonderful’: Ian Paice on how Jon Lord impacted Deep Purple’s Now What?!

Deep Purple’s new studio project Now What?! features an overt tribute to Jon Lord in the touching, waltz-timed “Above and Beyond.” But it’s not the only moment that reminds Ian Paice of the band’s late founding keyboardist.

Pascal Le Boeuf – Pascal’s Triangle (2013)

When Pascal Le Boeuf set out to make a record with his young, dynamic trio Pascal’s Triangle, the intention was to produce an electronic-styled crossover jazz album, involving a layered recording process, programmed beats and the like.

‘They didn’t return my call’: Sammy Hagar tour won’t include Van Halen reunion, or much Chickenfoot

‘They didn’t return my call’: Sammy Hagar tour won’t include Van Halen reunion, or much Chickenfoot

Former Montrose and Van Halen frontman Sammy Hagar is providing a glimpse of what’s in store as he gears up for a series of retrospective summer dates. Warning: It won’t entail of lot of music from his current band, which also features Joe Satriani, Chad Smith and fellow Van Halen alum Michael Anthony.

Chicago’s Bill Champlin and Toto’s Joseph Williams – Live in Concert (2013)

Though neither has recently recorded with the groups that made them superstars, Joseph Williams and Bill Champlin remain inextricably linked to Toto and Chicago, respectively, both on tour and in our collective consciousness.

‘We needed to see if we could make it’: Paul McCartney remembers Wings’ triumphal 1976 tour of America

‘We needed to see if we could make it’: Paul McCartney remembers Wings’ triumphal 1976 tour of America

Paul McCartney is taking stock of the 1975-76 world tour that produced Wings Over America and the concert film Rockshow, just as each are seeing deluxe reissue.

Jonathan Finlayson & Sicilian Defense – Moment and the Message (2013)

Amazon.com Widgets Very soon, Jonathan Finlayson will lose his distinction as jazz’s best trumpet player on the scene today without a record under his name.

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