Archive for June 3rd, 2013

John Mellencamp, Elvis Costello, Sheryl Crow, Taj Mahal – Ghost Brothers of Darkland County (2013)

John Mellencamp’s top billing owes more to his work with writer Stephen King on the narrative that would become a play called Ghost Brothers of Darkland County. He sings just once here, giving the album over to a host of guest stars

‘It is like some kind of dream, really’: Guitarist Brian May still marvels over Queen’s successes

‘It is like some kind of dream, really’: Guitarist Brian May still marvels over Queen’s successes

Even as a new compilation of Queen hits called Icon is set for release on June 11, 2013, guitarist Brian May looks back in wonder at all of the things he and his childhood friends were able to accomplish.

Boney James – The Beat (2013)

Tune in to any contemporary jazz station, and the name “Boney James” will be mentioned in the course of five minutes, guaranteed. He first became an in-demand session musician during the late 1980s, released his debut solo album in 1992

Long-departed co-founder Bernie Leadon confirmed as guest on upcoming Eagles reunion tour

Long-departed co-founder Bernie Leadon confirmed as guest on upcoming Eagles reunion tour

Co-founder Bernie Leadon will reportedly join the Eagles for a portion of their still-expanding 2013 tour. He last recorded with the band on 1975’s One of These Nights, and was the first member to depart.

Mike Zito and the Wheel – Gone To Texas (2013)

Mike Zito’s life has taken him from St. Louis to Key West to southeast Texas. A deeply personal and sincere bluesman, Gone To Texas is Zito speaking — or singing, really both figuratively and literally about his long road to not only redemption, but also outright triumph.

‘It all came, really, from Paganini’: Greg Lake on King Crimson bandmate Robert Fripp’s idiosyncratic style

‘It all came, really, from Paganini’: Greg Lake on King Crimson bandmate Robert Fripp’s idiosyncratic style

Over the years, Robert Fripp has developed his own legend within King Crimson, both has its only continuous member over the decades and for his famously eccentric stage presence.

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen, “I Wish I Were Blind” (1992)

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen, “I Wish I Were Blind” (1992)

Haven’t we all been in this situation? I know I have. There’s a breakup and somewhere down the road you see your ex with somebody new. It can hurt, perhaps more than you were expecting.

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