Archive for July 28th, 2013

Something Else! sneak peek: Will Lee with Billy Gibbons and Allen Toussaint, “Get Out Of My Life Woman” (2013)

If you’re an album sleeve credits reader like I am, then you know session superstar bassist Will Lee very well.

Buddy Guy – Rhythm and Blues (2013)

Buddy Guy – Rhythm and Blues (2013)

For all of the big-name guests here, Rhythm and Blues still crackles with the most energy when Buddy Guy stands alone at the mic. Luckily, his forthcoming RCA project is a double album — so there’s plenty of both.

‘We often struggled to play the music we had written’: Steve Hackett returns to Genesis era on a mission

‘We often struggled to play the music we had written’: Steve Hackett returns to Genesis era on a mission

To a degree, Steve Hackett has returned to the music he made in the 1970s with Genesis so that he can write a few musical wrongs. After all, he has learned much in the ensuing years about his instrument.

Crash Coffin – Crash Coffin (1974; 2013 reissue)

Possessing a name that suggests a doom metal or hardcore punk-rock band, Crash Coffin is actually a singer, songwriter and guitarist. Born Neil Coffin, the Ohio based artist began playing rock and roll back in the ’50s

‘I have a bet going, actually’: No, David Coverdale won’t be following you back on Twitter

‘I have a bet going, actually’: No, David Coverdale won’t be following you back on Twitter

You may have noticed, despite the crowd following David Coverdale on Twitter, that the legendary frontman of Deep Purple and Whitesnake actually follows no one else. There’s a reason for that.

Steely Dan Sunday, “Two Against Nature” (2000)

Steely Dan Sunday, “Two Against Nature” (2000)

Keith Carlock was under the impression he would never be used as a Steely Dan drummer again. Of course, the rest is history.

‘You never knew what somebody was going to do’: Greg Lake on King Crimson’s improvisational start

‘You never knew what somebody was going to do’: Greg Lake on King Crimson’s improvisational start

King Crimson’s genre-creating 1969 debut In the Court of the Crimson King didn’t include a single song shorter than 6 minutes. The band’s 1970 follow up ended with an 11-minute song suite.

Jackson Taylor and the Sinners – Crazy Again (2013)

For some reason, Jackson Taylor seems to fly under the radar on the underground country scene. You don’t hear as much about him, but he’s released a solid string of hell-raising, good-timing, rowdy country albums.

‘I knew we were going to be back together’: Van Halen’s David Lee Roth remembers his solo-career detour

‘I knew we were going to be back together’: Van Halen’s David Lee Roth remembers his solo-career detour

Van Halen has been one big happy family over the past few years, as David Lee Roth returned for the well-received Different Kind of Truth album and tour. It wasn’t always that way, of course.

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