Archive for August 6th, 2013

Gimme Five: Solo songs from Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour

Gimme Five: Solo songs from Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour

With just three proper solo albums over three and a half decades, Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour very inconsistency — there was once an amazing stretch of 22 years between releases — can make it hard to keep up.

‘Dave is an a**hole; Krist, I’m disappointed in’; Courtney Love goes off on Sirvana collaboration with Paul McCartney

‘Dave is an a**hole; Krist, I’m disappointed in’; Courtney Love goes off on Sirvana collaboration with Paul McCartney

“Sirvana,” Courtney Love muses. “That’s hilarious.” But the widow of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain has deeper feelings on the subject of Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic’s collaborations with Paul McCartney.

‘I’m just excited to pay respect’: Adam Lambert fires back at purists who question his role in Queen

‘I’m just excited to pay respect’: Adam Lambert fires back at purists who question his role in Queen

Adam Lambert’s long-awaited stateside appearance with Queen at the iHeartRadio Festival sparks anew the debate over his filling in for the late Freddie Mercury, even though he’s at least the fourth singer to do so

Nick Hempton – Odd Man Out (2013)

Saxophonist Nick Hempton follows up on his sharp, post-bop effort The Business with another polished gem of the jazz form, Odd Man Out.

‘The trippiest way I’ve ever recorded’: Sammy Hagar on his new guest-packed solo album

‘The trippiest way I’ve ever recorded’: Sammy Hagar on his new guest-packed solo album

Sammy Hagar says he initially intended to bang out only a few tracks on what evolved into a guest-packed forthcoming full-length studio effort. He seems as surprised as anyone else how it all ended up.

One Track Mind: Plastic Ono Band + Lenny Kravitz, “Cheshire Cat Cry” from Take Me to the Land of Hell (2013)

One Track Mind: Plastic Ono Band + Lenny Kravitz, “Cheshire Cat Cry” from Take Me to the Land of Hell (2013)

Lenny Kravitz brings a crunchy sense of propulsion to this advance song from the forthcoming Plastic Ono Band album, though Yoko Ono handles the vocals alone — whizzing past an even more intriguing intersection.

Almost Hits: Thee Prophets, “Playgirl” (1969)

Almost Hits: Thee Prophets, “Playgirl” (1969)

Based out of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Thee Prophets included Brian Lake on lead vocals and organ, Jim Anderson on lead guitar, David Leslie on bass and vocals, and Chris Michaels on drums.

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