Archive for August 15th, 2013

‘It’s a lot of different kind of songs’: Paul McCartney previews his first solo album in six years

‘It’s a lot of different kind of songs’: Paul McCartney previews his first solo album in six years

Amy Winehouse vet Mark Ronson’s work on a forthcoming Paul McCartney studio effort, the former Beatle’s first mainstream pop album as a solo artist since 2007’s Memory Almost Full, has gotten all the headlines. The truth is, Ronson’s one of several collaborators on the project.

‘The Hall of Fame tries to be too politically correct’: Van Halen’s Sammy Hagar questions why Journey isn’t in

‘The Hall of Fame tries to be too politically correct’: Van Halen’s Sammy Hagar questions why Journey isn’t in

Asked which band he thinks should join him in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Sammy Hagar says — without hesitation: Journey, the band Steve Perry spurred to chart heights just as Hagar joined Van Halen.

‘It’s an important commodity’: Did Adam Lambert insure his voice ahead of latest Queen show?

‘It’s an important commodity’: Did Adam Lambert insure his voice ahead of latest Queen show?

The story, going into Adam Lambert’s U.S. concert debut with Queen, is that he had his voice insured — “allegedly,” he says, “for $50 million.” Lambert, an American Idol finalist, hedges on confirming such a thing.

The Band, “Chest Fever” from Music from Big Pink (1968): Across the Great Divide

The Band, “Chest Fever” from Music from Big Pink (1968): Across the Great Divide

The Band’s “Chest Fever” starts out as Bach, then it becomes midnight funky – and that’s all before anybody but Garth Hudson does a thing.

Tedeschi Trucks Band – Made Up Mind (2013)

Tedeschi Trucks Band – Made Up Mind (2013)

With the Grammy-winning debut Revelator and the double-disc modern-day Live At Fillmore East road epic Everybody’s Talkin’, the Tedeschi Trucks Band quickly established themselves as arguably the best seventies band four decades hence

One Track Mind: The Beach Boys, “Do It Again” / “Wake The World” (1968)

One Track Mind: The Beach Boys, “Do It Again” / “Wake The World” (1968)

Having turned the pop universe on its ear with sun, surf and car anthems, the Beach Boys staged a daring detour in 1966 and began exploring other sonic realms.

Carlos Santana and John McLaughlin – Invitation to Illumination: Live at Montreux (2013)

There’s a sense of homecoming, both in the musical selection and in the easy collaborative verve, about Carlos Santana and John McLaughlin’s Invitation to Illumination: Live at Montreux.

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