Archive for October 28th, 2013

‘Who can sing any song better than Don Henley?’: Inside the convoluted vocal track for the Eagles’ ‘Victim of Love’

‘Who can sing any song better than Don Henley?’: Inside the convoluted vocal track for the Eagles’ ‘Victim of Love’

Fans will remember the message etched into the vinyl on Side 2 the original Hotel California: “V.O.L. is five-piece live.” But there was one overdub on “Victim of Love,” eventually: The lead vocal.

‘I contributed a song that means a lot to me’: After celebrated Queen date, Adam Lambert’s new project hits home

‘I contributed a song that means a lot to me’: After celebrated Queen date, Adam Lambert’s new project hits home

Adam Lambert’s initial post-Queen project involves contributing a song to a new documentary called Bridegroom.

‘He’s a great bass player’: Incredibly, Michael Anthony holds no ill will toward Wolfgang Van Halen

‘He’s a great bass player’: Incredibly, Michael Anthony holds no ill will toward Wolfgang Van Halen

Michael Anthony says he was watching a news conference about the reformation of Van Halen like everyone else when he found out that he’d been replaced by Wolfgang Van Halen

Something Else! sneak peek: Chris Biesterfeldt, “Teen Town” from Urban Mandolin (2013)

When Chris Biesterfeldt set out to make the mandolin record which became Urban Mandolin, he used a small combo but outsized ambitions.

Boz Scaggs – The Essential Boz Scaggs (2013)

Boz Scaggs – The Essential Boz Scaggs (2013)

Join Boz Scaggs as he discusses a few key cuts on the forthcoming two-disc Essential collection from Columbia Legacy — a 32-song set showcasing his timeless alchemy with soul, blues, rock and R&B.

The Flower Kings – Desolation Rose (2013)

Desolation Rose might have been described as a classic-era throwback, what with the use of reel-to-reel tape and vintage instruments. But the Flower Kings aren’t exploring prog’s typical dreamscape themes.

AC Angry – Black Denim (2013)

In early November, AC Angry will release their new CD Black Denim on the German label Dust On The Tracks Records. Though this is considered to be their debut album, they actually made two earlier releases

Sparks Fly On E Street: Lou Reed, Bruce Springsteen, “Street Hassle” (1978)

Sparks Fly On E Street: Lou Reed, Bruce Springsteen, “Street Hassle” (1978)

Yeah, this was supposed to be about “Dry Lightning,” but Lou Reed has died and my heart’s just not in it tonight.

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