Archive for September 1st, 2013

‘Believe me, I’ve moved on’: Chicago’s Robert Lamm isn’t concerned with comparing eras

‘Believe me, I’ve moved on’: Chicago’s Robert Lamm isn’t concerned with comparing eras

Robert Lamm, who been there for every successive incarnation of Chicago, takes the long view on how the band’s sound has developed and changed over the years.

‘He doesn’t sit there and noodle around’: Sammy Hagar’s favorite guitarist is not Eddie Van Halen

‘He doesn’t sit there and noodle around’: Sammy Hagar’s favorite guitarist is not Eddie Van Halen

It’s a particularly difficult question for Sammy Hagar — who, after all, has worked alongside Ronnie Montrose, Eddie Van Halen and Joe Satriani, among others: Of the guitarists you’ve played with, who is your favorite?

‘Why don’t you just play one of your albums right through?’: Paul McCartney mulls over revamped set list

Paul McCartney has considered following the recent trend of performing an entire album in concert, but says he can’t commit to it — because there “too much other stuff” he loves to perform.

‘We’re not really as good as Led Zeppelin’: Is this why Kiss originally put on their makeup?

Guitarist Bruce Kulick, who was the rare member of Kiss to never wear make up, says he understands the impetus behind the move by Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley.

Marc Bolan – At the BBC (2013)

Marc Bolan had been championed by John Peel long before he had a chance to hang a hub-cap diamond star halo on music lovers with T Rex. The proof is in this 6-CD set featuring every appearance he ever made on the BBC.

Forgotten series: The Astral Projection – The Astral Scene (1968)

Forgotten series: The Astral Projection – The Astral Scene (1968)

Composed of studio musicians, most notably the late great guitarist Hugh McCracken, who played with everybody from the Monkees to Simon to Garfunkel to Van Morrison to Steely Dan to John Lennon

Steely Dan Sunday, “Negative Girl” (2000)

Steely Dan Sunday, “Negative Girl” (2000)

<<< BACKWARD (“Cousin Dupree”) ||| ONWARD (“West Of Hollywood”) >>> *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** As we’ve covered earlier in the reviews of this album, there are a number of new players and even a new strategy represented by Two Against Nature.

One Track Mind: Tish Hinojosa, “Me Captivo Con Su Mirar [A Certain Softness]” (2013)

There are number of delicate treasures to be found on Tish Hinojosa’s 15th solo album After the Fair, her first since 2008’s Our Little Planet. Start with this Paul McCartney cover.

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