Archive for June 19th, 2013

Ian Anderson, of Jethro Tull: Something Else! Interview

Ian Anderson, of Jethro Tull: Something Else! Interview

Ian Anderson discusses return to a legendary character from the Jethro Tull discography, and the prospects of working with long-time Tull collaborator Martin Barre again.

‘Don’t worry: Porcupine Tree will return’: Despite slew of solo projects, Gavin Harrison remains upbeat

As Steven Wilson continues to focus exclusively on his solo career, questions about the future of Porcupine Tree remain. Drummer Gavin Harrison has his own tandem projects too, but still insists the band isn’t over.

Something Else! sneak peek: Tedeschi Trucks Band, “Part of Me” from Made Up Mind (2013)

Something Else! sneak peek: Tedeschi Trucks Band, “Part of Me” from Made Up Mind (2013)

This song makes everything that happened on the Tedeschi Trucks Band’s Grammy-winning Revelator debut in 2011, not to mention last year’s concert recording Everybody’s Talkin’, seem like a good-fun preamble.

‘Not ostentatious, but very important’: Rush’s Geddy Lee on an underrated part of Paul McCartney’s legend

‘Not ostentatious, but very important’: Rush’s Geddy Lee on an underrated part of Paul McCartney’s legend

Rush’s Geddy Lee has often mentioned Paul McCartney as an influence in his style of up front, song-defining bass playing. Here, he goes in depth on what makes the former Beatles star’s playing so underrated.

Exclusive stream: Ray Manzarek + Roy Rogers, “Just Like Sherlock Holmes” from Twisted Tales (2013)

Arriving like a perfect combination of everything that the late Ray Manzarek brought to the Doors — this free-form, jazz-inflected sense of freedom — and the gnarled dangers of Roy Rogers’ slide blues, “Just Like Sherlock Holmes” is a fine valedictory.

WTF?! Wednesdays: The Residents, “Swastikas On Parade/Hitler Was A Vegetarian” (1976)

WTF?! Wednesdays: The Residents, “Swastikas On Parade/Hitler Was A Vegetarian” (1976)

The Residents have been around since the early ’70s, have made over 60 albums, 10 DVDs, 3 CD-ROM projects and numerous music videos and short films. And they make weird-assed music and dress in tuxes with top hats and eye masks.

‘The interviewer was an a**hole’: Joni Mitchell clarifies her infamous ‘plagiarist’ charge against Bob Dylan

‘The interviewer was an a**hole’: Joni Mitchell clarifies her infamous ‘plagiarist’ charge against Bob Dylan

It’s been more than three years, yet the furor surrounding Joni Mitchell’s assertion that Bob Dylan is “a plagiarist” continues unabated. She’s ready to set the record straight.

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