Archive for November 24th, 2013

Eat the Gun – Stripped to the Bone (2013)

With Stripped to the Bone, Eat the Gun offers a superb rock album with few frills. That starts with the first single “Loner,” recorded in their own studio with producer Stephan Hinz of H-Blockx fame.

‘She is the real deal’: Paul Stanley on the unlikely connection between Kiss and Lady Gaga

Color Paul Stanley impressed. Lady Gaga didn’t just travel cross country to see Kiss on their most recent U.S. tour. She showed up wearing the singer’s signature footwear.

Shows I’ll Never Forget: Evan Parker, November 21, 2013

At the Vortex, Dalston, London: Just occasionally, the veil which hides from us all mysteries of other worlds, of suns, moons and stars becomes thinner

‘The rest is history’: Unfilled studio time led to discovery of a young Otis Redding

‘The rest is history’: Unfilled studio time led to discovery of a young Otis Redding

A trick of fate launched Otis Redding’s career. He was, in 1962, working with a flamboyant guitarist named Johnny Jenkins, who had some unused studio time at Stax Records. Up to the mic stepped Redding.

Dave Baker, with Rich Kurtz – Blended (2013)

That the university-trained, classical inspired guitarist Dave Baker is so handy with interpreting pop sounds should come as no surprise. After all, he found early fame opening for fellow Temple products Hall and Oates on tour.

Steely Dan Sunday, “Morph The Cat/Morph The Cat (Reprise)” (2006)

Steely Dan Sunday, “Morph The Cat/Morph The Cat (Reprise)” (2006)

After Steely Dan’s ‘Everything Must Go’ tour, Donald Fagen returned to the final installment of his so-called “Nightfly Trilogy.”

‘You don’t get bigger than that’: Sammy Hagar wants Journey in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

‘You don’t get bigger than that’: Sammy Hagar wants Journey in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Ask inductee Sammy Hagar who he thinks should be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and his answer comes quickly: “Journey; I want to stick up for Journey,” says Hagar, inducted as a member of Van Halen in 2007.

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