Archive for November 6th, 2013

‘I don’t know who they are’: Boston’s old-school Tom Scholz can’t place contemporaries Andy Summers, the Edge

‘I don’t know who they are’: Boston’s old-school Tom Scholz can’t place contemporaries Andy Summers, the Edge

There’s a reason the signature Tom Scholz guitar sound — indeed, Boston’s basic feel, from its 1976 debut through to the forthcoming Life, Love and Hope — has remained unchanged.

‘A lot of people have been asking us’: Despite flurry of other projects, questions about Queen and Adam Lambert remain

‘A lot of people have been asking us’: Despite flurry of other projects, questions about Queen and Adam Lambert remain

Queen has moved on to its stage production of “We Will Rock You,” and other solo projects. Adam Lambert is guest starring on television’s “Glee.” Yet interest in a possible joint tour remains high.

Gimme Five: Walter White/Heisenberg scenes in Breaking Bad

Gimme Five: Walter White/Heisenberg scenes in Breaking Bad

To pick only five scenes from Breaking Bad is like having 62 children, picking 5 favorites out of the 62 and then trying to name only one thing about them that you like. It’s almost impossible.

Jake Hertzog – Throwback (2013)

In 2009, Jake Hertzog was just a couple of years out of Berklee, just beginning to attract notice as a brilliant guitarist, composer and bandleader.

Toto has begun work on its first studio effort since 2006: ‘We are gonna dig deep for this one’

Toto has begun work on its first studio effort since 2006: ‘We are gonna dig deep for this one’

It was mentioned, almost in passing, on social media. But this is big news for fans of Toto: The band is at work on an unlikely new studio effort, some seven years after their last one.

Peter Gabriel, Sting, U2, Bruce Springsteen, others – ¡Released!: Human Rights Concerts 1986-98 (2013)

The 1980s were marked by benefit extravaganzas, though oftentimes — whatever their noble intentions — they boasted both dubious musical results and unclear benefits. Amnesty International events were different.

WTF?! Wednesdays: Alvin Lucier, “Nothing Is Real” (1990)

WTF?! Wednesdays: Alvin Lucier, “Nothing Is Real” (1990)

Composer Alvin Lucier‘s fascination with acoustics and resonance is well-documented.

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