Archive for June 2nd, 2013

JD Allen, Preaching the Word through Music: Something Else! Interview

JD Allen is emerging as one of the most innovative saxophonists of our time. His music, through a masterful use of melody reveals a personal story and an inner quest.

‘We had no stress, no time constraint’: Leaving the road sparked Deep Purple’s muse on Now What?!

‘We had no stress, no time constraint’: Leaving the road sparked Deep Purple’s muse on Now What?!

Deep Purple’s return to form was sparked by a rare period of downtime for the always-touring group, something that gave them an opportunity to reconnect with their muse — without the pressures of a deadline.

Something Else! sneak peek: Jon Oliva, “Father of Time” from Raise the Curtain (2013)

Jon Oliva promised that his upcoming solo album, which will also feature the last unused music written by his brother and Savatage co-founder Criss Oliva, would be something completely different

Beto Hale, featuring Tony Levin – Rebirth (2013)

It would be easy enough to pigeonhole Beto Hale’s new album as Beatlesque. After all, it includes work from two former Fab collaborators, including bassist Tony Levin. But Rebirth distinguishes itself from that easy comparison

‘What Black Sabbath does is a lost art’: How Rick Rubin convinced a band to rediscover itself

‘What Black Sabbath does is a lost art’: How Rick Rubin convinced a band to rediscover itself

Producer Rick Rubin recognized something about Black Sabbath. It wasn’t just that none of their inheritors make records like the band’s earliest triumphs anymore. Even the co-founding members themselves hadn’t lately.

Houndmouth – From the Hills Below the City (2013)

This isn’t about singles, isn’t about a moment in time — a passing thought. No, Houndmouth’s From the Hills Below the City is an experience, expressed through the currency of relationships not encounters, constructed as a narrative.

‘I’m a musician who plays music’: Please don’t call Cream’s Ginger Baker a rock drummer

‘I’m a musician who plays music’: Please don’t call Cream’s Ginger Baker a rock drummer

Named ninth-best on Rolling Stone magazine’s drummers poll, and part of the magazine’s 100 Greatest Artists list as a member Cream too boot, Ginger Baker curtly dismisses the idea.

Steely Dan Sunday, “Book of Liars [Live]” (1995)

Steely Dan Sunday, “Book of Liars [Live]” (1995)

<<< BACKWARD (“Josie [Live]”) ||| ONWARD (“Peg [Live]”) >>> *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** S. Victor Aaron’s note: In our earlier take on “Book Of Liars,” the studio version, I stated that the live version on Alive In America is much better. Preston Frazier explains exactly why that’s so

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