Archive for August 22nd, 2013

‘What are you going to do?’: A very-much-alive Paul McCartney on the rumors of his demise

‘What are you going to do?’: A very-much-alive Paul McCartney on the rumors of his demise

The rumor goes back to the late 1960s, and centered in part on the cover of Abbey Road: Was the Beatles’ Paul McCartney actually killed in a 1966 car crash and replaced by a look alike?

‘A cap on this particular stage’: Mike Keneally talks You Must Be This Tall, and his time with Andy Partridge

‘A cap on this particular stage’: Mike Keneally talks You Must Be This Tall, and his time with Andy Partridge

Mike Keneally has, over a solo career stretching back more than two decades, made something of a career of fiddling with things — his guitar, to be sure. But also sounds, processes, and expectations.

‘He adds a lot to our show’: Mike Love hails presence of John Cowsill in Beach Boys’ touring band

‘He adds a lot to our show’: Mike Love hails presence of John Cowsill in Beach Boys’ touring band

So much has been made of who is not touring with the Beach Boys — namely Brian Wilson, Al Jardine and David Marks — that one of the band’s special guests has been all but forgotten: Drummer-vocalist John Cowsill

Stephen Stills’ surprising guest turn on a Bee Gees smash hit: ‘I knew it was going to be a monster’

Stephen Stills’ surprising guest turn on a Bee Gees smash hit: ‘I knew it was going to be a monster’

Crosby Stills and Nash was at work on the long-awaited follow up to 1970’s Deja Vu, when Stephen Stills ducked across the hall to take a guest turn on a song that would become a multi-chart smash

One Track Mind: Elton John, “Home Again” from The Diving Board (2013)

One Track Mind: Elton John, “Home Again” from The Diving Board (2013)

With this new video, Elton John returns to the contemplative approach that made his early-1970s work so resonant, though “Home Again” finds him sounding older, wiser and (with a sadly nostalgic lyric) deeply aware of the time that has passed.

Steve Howe’s first impressions of Yes’ ‘Owner of a Lonely Heart’: ‘We never went glam, put make up on’

Steve Howe’s first impressions of Yes’ ‘Owner of a Lonely Heart’: ‘We never went glam, put make up on’

Steve Howe and Asia had already cracked the Top 5 with 1982’s “Heat of the Moment” when Yes — Howe’s former band — emerged with a new guitarist and the track “Owner of a Lonely Heart.”

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

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

The Band’s “Lonesome Suzie” is a searcher’s tale about trying to find love, and then finally settling with what you’ve got.

Lowside – Lowside (2013)

It’s been a while since hard rock fans have heard former Lillian Axe singer Ron Taylor’s voice, and it’s definitely good to have it back again. Lowside is the sort-of new project from Taylor and former Lillian bassist Darrin DeLatte.

Fred Fried and Core – Core Bacharach (2013)

The master of the eight-string acoustic guitar follows a laudable collection of originals performed by his Core trio with a set of pop standards.

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