Archive for December 13th, 2013

Video exclusive: Toto’s David Paich on the long-awaited all-star debut from Nathan East

Video exclusive: Toto’s David Paich on the long-awaited all-star debut from Nathan East

David Paich has been involved with his share of million-selling projects, from Michael Jackson’s Thriller to Boz Scaggs’ Silk Degrees to Toto’s IV. There’s a similar atmosphere surrounding Nathan East’s forthcoming first-ever solo studio effort

Karrin Allyson – Yuletide Hideaway (2013)

Some Christmas songs, you don’t mess with. It’s perfectly fine to take “Winter Wonderland” at an unusually contemplative pace, and to update “Let It Snow” with a B-3. But Karrin Allyson plays it straight — as she must — with Charlie Brown.

‘I had a great time’: Adam Lambert says Queen show topped his amazing year

‘I had a great time’: Adam Lambert says Queen show topped his amazing year

The highlights were many for Adam Lambert in 2013, from his on-going guest appearances on Glee to a hit single with Niles Rodgers and Avicii.

Gimme Five: Mickey Thomas and Craig Chaquico on Jefferson Starship/Starship

Gimme Five: Mickey Thomas and Craig Chaquico on Jefferson Starship/Starship

Craig Chaquico helped build the ’70s sound of Jefferson Starship, keyed on Marty Balin’s suave balladry, then joined Mickey Thomas in steering the group toward the pop charts. First, though, they rocked a little.

‘I loved the guy; I miss him’: Deep Purple’s Roger Glover remembers Ronnie James Dio’s softer side

‘I loved the guy; I miss him’: Deep Purple’s Roger Glover remembers Ronnie James Dio’s softer side

Roger Glover has, over his storied career, worked with a number of legends — from Ritchie Blackmore and David Coverdale to Jon Lord and Ian Gillan. None perhaps touched him like Ronnie James Dio.

The Beatles, “The End,” from Abbey Road (1969): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “The End,” from Abbey Road (1969): Deep Beatles

The final section of the Abbey Road medley also symbolizes the Beatles winding down their careers.

One Track Mind: Trombone Shorty, “Long Weekend” (2013)

One Track Mind: Trombone Shorty, “Long Weekend” (2013)

Yeah, yeah, I know, Trombone Shorty’s latest album Say This To Say Thathas been out since around Labor Day

‘Just another band to me’: In a rare talk, Charlie Watts remembers joining the Rolling Stones

‘Just another band to me’: In a rare talk, Charlie Watts remembers joining the Rolling Stones

A rare interview with Charlie Watts finds him ruminating on what makes the Rolling Stones work, five decades in — and his own good fortune to have been there with them for so long.

The Friday Morning Listen: Jim Hall and Ron Carter- Alone Together (1972)

The Friday Morning Listen: Jim Hall and Ron Carter- Alone Together (1972)

When I heard that Jim Hall had died I thought, “Shoot, I was hoping he was gonna live till the ripe old age of…” Of course, I then realized that he had lived that long.

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