Archive for October 9th, 2013

Rush’s Alex Lifeson on his musical regrets: ‘An attempt at something that didn’t really work out’

Rush’s Alex Lifeson on his musical regrets: ‘An attempt at something that didn’t really work out’

Even Rock and Roll Hall of Fame bands like Rush have moments they’ve lived to regret. Ask Alex Lifeson, who admits to two specific moments that still make him shake his head.

‘Writing music like a crazy person’: What’s next for Adam Lambert after U.S. debut with Queen?

‘Writing music like a crazy person’: What’s next for Adam Lambert after U.S. debut with Queen?

Fresh off a triumphal debut on American soil with Queen, Adam Lambert will apparently turn his attention to some new solo material — and he says appearances with Brian May and Roger Taylor have had a direct impact on the creative process.

Brian Haas and Matt Chamberlain – Frames (2013)

Last month when chatting up an advance, streamed track of keyboardist Brian Haas and drummer Matt Chamberlain’s upcoming collaboration Frames, I made kind of a critic’s equivalent of a movie trailer about the album itself

Justin Timberlake – The 20/20 Experience 2 of 2 (2013)

Justin Timberlake – The 20/20 Experience 2 of 2 (2013)

When Justin Timberlake returned earlier this year with The 20/20 Experience, one of music’s greatest showmen displayed his unflustered allure and delivered 70-plus minutes of “supper club experience complete with plenty of bubbly.”

Books: Elvis Music FAQ, by Mike Eder (2013)

Books: Elvis Music FAQ, by Mike Eder (2013)

It goes without saying Elvis Presley changed the world — which is why, six decades on, his presence and influence remain as visible as the sun in the sky.

WTF?! Wednesdays: Nels Cline and Gregg Bendian, “Mars” (1999)

WTF?! Wednesdays: Nels Cline and Gregg Bendian, “Mars” (1999)

I came to this particular record not from Coltrane or from Wilco, but from Anthony Braxton.