Archive for September 21st, 2013

The Grateful Dead – Sunshine Daydream (2013)

Listening to a live set by the Grateful Dead, there’s always that awkward moment where you start thinking: “This song again? Did I put it on repeat? — only to find out it’s in fact still the same song

‘They are flogging a dead horse’: Pink Floyd questions return as Roger Waters ends tour of The Wall

‘They are flogging a dead horse’: Pink Floyd questions return as Roger Waters ends tour of The Wall

As Roger Waters wraps up a solo tour of The Wall that’s been going since 2010, the question becomes: What next? A new album? Almost assuredly. A reunion with the surviving members of Pink Floyd? Well …

‘We wrote a very, very good song there’: Steve Cropper has his own history with Memphis’ Lorraine Motel

‘We wrote a very, very good song there’: Steve Cropper has his own history with Memphis’ Lorraine Motel

The Lorraine Motel, refurbished now as the National Civil Rights Museum, has become a cultural touchstone in the wake of Martin Luther King’s murder. But that Memphis landmark holds another place of historical significance.

‘He was so used to getting inspiration from negativity’: On Ritchie Blackmore’s transformation after Deep Purple, Rainbow

‘He was so used to getting inspiration from negativity’: On Ritchie Blackmore’s transformation after Deep Purple, Rainbow

Candice Night, having met Ritchie Blackmore after a final breakup with Deep Purple, recognized something immediately about the often-dour guitar virtuoso: “You can’t get more black than Blackmore, right?”

Tom McDermott – Bamboula (2013)

If you haven’t been blessed to stumble into a New Orleans gig from Tom McDermott, then the forthcoming Bamboula compilation — overseen by Van Dyke Parks — is your chance to get caught up.

‘Hope it transmits well’: Adam Lambert makes triumphal U.S. debut with Queen

‘Hope it transmits well’: Adam Lambert makes triumphal U.S. debut with Queen

Talk about fun: American audiences not only got to enjoy Adam Lambert fronting Queen for the first time in a stateside appearance, they also got to see the pop-rock trio called fun. join in. Check out some highlights here!

One Track Mind: Willie Nelson with Emmylou Harris, “Dry Lightning” from To All The Girls (2013)

One Track Mind: Willie Nelson with Emmylou Harris, “Dry Lightning” from To All The Girls (2013)

Willie Nelson has already issued three new albums since signing last year with Legacy. An And Friends project might seem like the least interesting yet.

Annihilator – Feast (2013)

There may be no more underrated musician in thrash than Annihilator guitarist/founder/bandleader Jeff Waters. Of course, Waters himself may hold some of the blame for that.

(Cross the) Heartland: Pat Metheny, “Suite: I. Florida Greeting Song” (1977)

(Cross the) Heartland: Pat Metheny, “Suite: I. Florida Greeting Song” (1977)

Pat Metheny has always held drummers and percussionists in high regard — the key components of an ensemble. Looking back at his career, it’s not hard too see the evidence

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