Archive for September 27th, 2013

‘He has this tremendous charisma’: Queen’s Roger Taylor showers praise on Adam Lambert

‘He has this tremendous charisma’: Queen’s Roger Taylor showers praise on Adam Lambert

Queen’s Roger Taylor and Brian May just completed a triumphal U.S. debut with Adam Lambert, bringing a stage show to Las Vegas which had already made a huge impression in Europe. Taylor has high praise

‘He said I would not be right’: Adrian Belew on Robert Fripp’s new King Crimson lineup

‘He said I would not be right’: Adrian Belew on Robert Fripp’s new King Crimson lineup

When Robert Fripp announced that he was re-starting King Crimson after a lengthy period away, guitarist Adrian Belew wasn’t part of the new lineup. Now Belew, a member for some 32 years, is speaking out.

Ivo Perelman, Matthew Shipp, Mat Maneri – A Violent Dose Of Anything: Original Movie Soundtrack (2013)

Ivo Perelman, Matthew Shipp, Mat Maneri – A Violent Dose Of Anything: Original Movie Soundtrack (2013)

If you know anything about Ivo Perelman then the title above should strike you funny. The very idea of one of jazz’s relentlessly free form performers making a movie soundtrack just doesn’t sound right.

Hellsongs – These Are Evil Times (2013)

I never heard of this band before and, due to their handle and title of their latest album, I was expecting to be struck in the face by a blast of doom metal that would destroy my ears and soul.

The Friday Morning Listen: Emerson Lake and Palmer – Tarkus (1971)

The Friday Morning Listen: Emerson Lake and Palmer – Tarkus (1971)

So I’m sitting in our old dining room, flipping through stacks of albums…and I come upon Tarkus. “No, that’s a keeper” I say and the LP goes into the crate.

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