Archive for August 28th, 2013

The Beach Boys’ Mike Love on his split with Brian Wilson: ‘I don’t think there are any issues whatsoever’

The Beach Boys’ Mike Love on his split with Brian Wilson: ‘I don’t think there are any issues whatsoever’

You might reasonably assume, with two separate factions of Beach Boys on tour right now, that relations would be inevitably strained between Brian Wilson and Mike Love. Love begs to differ.

Peter Cetera fires back at his old Chicago bandmates: ‘No, that’s a lie; he made that up’

Peter Cetera fires back at his old Chicago bandmates: ‘No, that’s a lie; he made that up’

At least two members of Chicago, including fellow co-founder Robert Lamm, have said that Peter Cetera refuses to reunite with the group because he doesn’t want to work that hard anymore. Cetera is firing back, saying: “That’s a lie.”

‘He was always dad’: Jason Bonham remembers life with Led Zeppelin legend John Bonham

‘He was always dad’: Jason Bonham remembers life with Led Zeppelin legend John Bonham

Though Jason Bonham had just turned 14 when his famous father passed away in 1980, he still has fond memories of growing up around Led Zeppelin’s John Bonham. In fact, the memories are uniformly fond.

Mary Halvorson Septet – Illusionary Sea (2013)

Mary Halvorson Septet – Illusionary Sea (2013)

“Write for larger ensembles,” advised Anthony Braxton to one of his brightest protégés.

Patrick Moraz, keyboardist with Yes and the Moody Blues: Something Else! Interview

Patrick Moraz, keyboardist with Yes and the Moody Blues: Something Else! Interview

Patrick Moraz, who’s just been added to the bill for the second Cruise to the Edge prog rock event, stops in to discuss his endlessly varied career with Yes, the Moody Blues and as a solo artist.

Forgotten series: The Standells – The Best Of The Standells (1989)

Formed in 1962, the Standells were seasoned professionals by the time they obtained widespread visiblity. The song that did it for them was “Dirty Water,” which peaked at No. 11 on the national charts

Steve Gadd – Gadditude (2013)

Steve Gadd – Gadditude (2013)

Though he’s leading a group of fellow veterans from James Taylor’s touring band, Steve Gadd’s 10th solo album couldn’t have less to do with that easy-going singer-songwriter vibe — or any of Gadd’s countless other rock and pop dates.

WTF?! Wednesdays: Meredith Monk, “Unison” (1990)

WTF?! Wednesdays: Meredith Monk, “Unison” (1990)

She’s a composer. She’s a MacDowell Fellow. She’s a choreographer. The fact is, it’s kind of hard to define exactly what Meredith Monk does in a simple phrase. But no matter

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