Archive for August 13th, 2013

One Track Mind: John Oates, “Let’s Drive” from Good Road to Follow (2013)

One Track Mind: John Oates, “Let’s Drive” from Good Road to Follow (2013)

“Let’s Drive,” released today as part of John Oates’ Good Road to Follow series, is emblematic of the free-form creative tear he’s been on — combining soul and country, and focusing on a brand-new topic.

‘Gov’t Mule hopefully will continue’: Warren Haynes looks past tenures with Allman Brothers, Grateful Dead alumni bands

‘Gov’t Mule hopefully will continue’: Warren Haynes looks past tenures with Allman Brothers, Grateful Dead alumni bands

Despite having been a member of the Allman Brothers Band since 1989 and, more recently, part of a Grateful Dead-related tour, Warren Haynes says Gov’t Mule remains a priority.

‘That was a terribly sad tragedy’: How Styx overcame difficult loss of founder John Panozzo

If there was a lesson in founder John Panozzo’s death while Styx was out on the road celebrating a reunion tour, James “J.Y.” Young says, it’s that sooner or later, you have to give up the excesses of youth.

Uriah Heep – Look at Yourself (1971): On Second Thought

The early-1970s witnessed the rise of progressive rock. Defined by super fancy musicianship comprised of complex and elaborate arrangements, the genre knew no bounds.

Did Journey’s Neal Schon almost replace Duane Allman in Derek and the Dominos?

Did Journey’s Neal Schon almost replace Duane Allman in Derek and the Dominos?

“I was kind of blown away,” Neal Schon says of an offer to join Eric Clapton in one of the turn-of-the-1970s biggest bands.

Toad the Wet Sprocket – Something Old, Something New (2013): Download

Get a free taste of Toad the Wet Sprocket’s forthcoming New Constellation, along with a trio of re-done classic tracks, in advance of the group’s first new album together in 16 years.

‘Let them finish it off in their own way’: Sammy Hagar’s OK with Van Halen ignoring his era

‘Let them finish it off in their own way’: Sammy Hagar’s OK with Van Halen ignoring his era

For Sammy Hagar, it’s like the guys in Van Halen are trying to erase him from the band’s history. That’s led to the inclusion of a 40-minute segment devoted to his time with Eddie Van Halen in a new solo tour.

John Wetton, Geoff Downes + John Payne on Asia’s ‘My Own Time,’ ‘I Know How You Feel,’ others: Deep Cuts

John Wetton, Geoff Downes + John Payne on Asia’s ‘My Own Time,’ ‘I Know How You Feel,’ others: Deep Cuts

Founded as one of the 1980s initial supergroups, Asia made a fast start with its four-times platinum 1982 debut album. There’s more to this group, however, than its initial Top 20 hits “Heat of the Moment” and “Only Time Will Tell.”

‘I think he was playing hard to get’: Greg Lake on convincing Carl Palmer to join Emerson Lake and Palmer

‘I think he was playing hard to get’: Greg Lake on convincing Carl Palmer to join Emerson Lake and Palmer

The very nature of their shared histories made Emerson Lake and Palmer’s founding a tricky proposition. Coming together as an all-star amalgam, everyone had other options it seemed.

One Track Mind: Dan White Sextet, “Camptown Races” (2013)

Last year a sextet led by saxophonist Dan White made a cool record New York Sessions where the covers were just as interesting as the originals, especially their imaginative take on “Man Out Of You” from the Disney animated film Mulan.

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