Archive for September 12th, 2013

‘Everything is perfect’: Greg Lake on the timeless chemistry between the Beatles’ Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr

If Greg Lake didn’t already have an appreciation for the unique syncopations of the Beatles rhythm section, he certainly learned a thing or two while on tour with Ringo Starr and his All-Starr band.

‘We didn’t have any robot masks or giant mouse heads’: Don Henley on the Eagles’ recipe for success

‘We didn’t have any robot masks or giant mouse heads’: Don Henley on the Eagles’ recipe for success

For Don Henley, the Eagles’ success was related not to gimmickry but to a focused attempt to blend bed-rock music styles without any of the artifice that’s associated with more modern acts.

The Band, “Across the Great Divide” from The Band (1969): Across the Great Divide

The Band, “Across the Great Divide” from The Band (1969): Across the Great Divide

“‘Big Pink’ was Sunday morning,” as Robbie Robertson once adroitly put it, “and ‘The Band’ Saturday night.”

‘We thought we’d exhausted everything’: Queen’s next project after Adam Lambert show? Maybe a new album

‘We thought we’d exhausted everything’: Queen’s next project after Adam Lambert show? Maybe a new album

Queen’s final project with Freddie Mercury, 1995’s Made in Heaven, has long been thought to have included all of what was left from the legendary frontman’s work. But it might not be his last musical testament.

One Track Mind: Joel August, title song from Distant Shores (2013)

This is the title track for a sophomore release that’s been five years – and a lifetime – in the making. Twice, guitarist Joel August has put his dreams for becoming a musician on hold.

Hayao Miyazaki, celebrated animator, director, writer and artist: Appreciations

As I started to think about what I wanted to say about the retirement of Hayao Miyazaki, my mind fell rather clumsily on the disputed quote said to about Alexander the Great about having “no more worlds to conquer.”

One Track Mind: David Gogo, “So Into You” from Come On Down (2013)

As one of the most highly regarded blues singer and guitar slingers in Canada today, British Columbia native David Gogo has long ago proved his mastery of this great American music form.

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