Archive for August 7th, 2013

Something Else! Interview: Ben Jaffe of Preservation Hall Jazz Band

Something Else! Interview: Ben Jaffe of Preservation Hall Jazz Band

For all of its storied five-decade history, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band — at least before issuing That’s It! this summer on Legacy — had never released an album of all-new recordings.

‘Hopefully, we’ll get to more new songs soon’: The Rolling Stones’ Mick Jagger turns focus to fresh material

‘Hopefully, we’ll get to more new songs soon’: The Rolling Stones’ Mick Jagger turns focus to fresh material

Now that the Rolling Stones have concluded their 50th anniversary celebration, the question of new music looms large. Their last full-length album was back in 2005, with Bigger Bang.

One Track Mind: Gov’t Mule, “Captured” from Shout (2013)

One Track Mind: Gov’t Mule, “Captured” from Shout (2013)

Warren Haynes’ Gov’t Mule has hatched an interesting idea: Issuing a new double-album project with Disc 1 devoted to new songs, while the second disc features those same song interpreted with a series of big-name guests.

‘Take your thought and say it over and over’: David Lee Roth on Van Halen’s delicate balance of power

‘Take your thought and say it over and over’: David Lee Roth on Van Halen’s delicate balance of power

As we bid farewell to Van Halen’s lengthy tour in support of A Different Kind of Truth, David Lee Roth provides some insight into the delicate balance of power the band has always had.

Jeff Golub with Brian Auger – Train Keeps A Rolling (2013)

June, 2011 was a bittersweet time for Jeff Golub. He had released The Three Kings that month, a blues-themed record that won this successful crossover jazz guitarist wide acclaim

‘I will say, I would be surprised’: Robert Lamm all but nixes idea of Beach Boys-style reunion for Chicago

‘I will say, I would be surprised’: Robert Lamm all but nixes idea of Beach Boys-style reunion for Chicago

Even as Robert Lamm celebrates the debut of a long-awaited new Chicago single, the band’s 45th anniversary looms — along with questions about staging a Beach Boys-style reunion of its original surviving members.

One Track Mind: John Cale, “All Summer Long” (2013)

One Track Mind: John Cale, “All Summer Long” (2013)

Who’d have thought that the season would be made complete by a summer-themed track from John Cale, of all people. But this underground musician’s underground musician has made a career out of dizzying left turns.

‘I knew there was something special’: Deen Castronovo on joining Journey as Steve Perry exited

‘I knew there was something special’: Deen Castronovo on joining Journey as Steve Perry exited

Deen Castronovo says that Neal Schon warned him, before he took the drumming job in 1998, that Journey had split with long-time frontman Steve Perry. A exuberant Castronovo replied: “I don’t care who it’s with. I wanna play.”

WTF?! Wednesdays: The Shaggs, “Philosophy of The World” (1969)

WTF?! Wednesdays: The Shaggs, “Philosophy of The World” (1969)

Welcome to the Jackson Five of Fremont, New Hampshire…with slightly less talent. OK, not much talent at all, really. The Shaggs were concocted by one Austin Wiggin Jr.

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