Archive for November 9th, 2013

‘It was like a dream come true’: ELO’s Jeff Lynne on his career-changing introduction to George Harrison

‘It was like a dream come true’: ELO’s Jeff Lynne on his career-changing introduction to George Harrison

For Jeff Lynne, meeting George Harrison led to a series of rock ‘n’ roll dream jobs, as he produced Tom Petty, Roy Orbison, the Beatles, Paul McCartney and the Traveling Wilburys, an all-star amalgam featuring Bob Dylan.

Creedence Clearwater Revival – Creedence Clearwater Revival: Boxed Set (2013)

Creedence Clearwater Revival – Creedence Clearwater Revival: Boxed Set (2013)

Creedence Clearwater Revival was a canny name, considering the way the band nudged rock — in a moment when their San Francisco brethren were pushing it further out in the space — back toward its R&B roots.

Anthony Strong – Stepping Out (2013)

From the opening strokes of “Too Darn Hot,” it’s abundantly clear that Anthony Strong is the real deal. He swings hard and brims with confidence, filling Stepping Out with a brand of boldness that fits him like a perfect suit.

‘I was just trying to breathe’: Adam Lambert on his most memorable set with Queen

‘I was just trying to breathe’: Adam Lambert on his most memorable set with Queen

Much has been made of Adam Lambert’s triumphal stateside debut in September with Queen. But that wasn’t close to the biggest, most pressure-filled date during his collaborative stint with Brian May and Roger Taylor.

Mark Lettieri – Futurefun EP (2013)

From live gigs with Erykah Badu and Pat Boone to recording with 50 Cent, gospel artist Myron Williams and the funk-jazz party band that he’s a member of, Snarky Puppy, DFW’s Mark Lettieri is a versatile guitarist, because he has to be.

David Lee Roth on Van Halen’s 1978 tour with Black Sabbath: ‘He passed out deader than fried chicken’

David Lee Roth on Van Halen’s 1978 tour with Black Sabbath: ‘He passed out deader than fried chicken’

Van Halen was in the midst of an early gig opening for Black Sabbath when, David Lee Roth says, something very funny happened.

(Cross the) Heartland: Pat Metheny, “April Joy” (1978)

(Cross the) Heartland: Pat Metheny, “April Joy” (1978)

For the first half of this track, the Pat Metheny group blurs the line between composition and improvisation, a trait I admire in any jazz group.

Smile Empty Soul – Chemicals (2013)

Smile Empty Soul is an American post-grunge band from Santa Clarita, California formed in 1998, though most only know them for their hit single “Bottom of a Bottle”

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