Archive for December 17th, 2013

Steve Hackett leaves behind Genesis tributes for new solo work: ‘It’s been a thrill for me’

Steve Hackett leaves behind Genesis tributes for new solo work: ‘It’s been a thrill for me’

Steve Hackett is at work on a solo studio effort, his first since a hugely successful tribute album and tour devoted to his time in Genesis.

Cassie Taylor – Out of My Mind (2013)

Cassie Taylor brings the same sort of hard-bitten focus on truth telling, and the same frisky sense of experimentation, that’s surrounded her father Otis’ work.

‘Up and running again in a couple of months’: A positive prognosis for Fleetwood Mac’s John McVie

‘Up and running again in a couple of months’: A positive prognosis for Fleetwood Mac’s John McVie

Even as she expressed a desire to return to work in Fleetwood Mac, Christine McVie offered upbeat news on her ex-husband John McVie, who’s ailing with cancer.

Mark Saleski’s Best of 2013 (Jazz): Bill Frisell, Mary Halvorson, Mort Weiss, John Zorn, Pat Metheny

Mark Saleski’s Best of 2013 (Jazz): Bill Frisell, Mary Halvorson, Mort Weiss, John Zorn, Pat Metheny

People like to make that joke about jazz not being dead — no, it just smells funny; har, har … oh, so clever — or they cling to the belief that nothing new has happened

‘There are so many great pictures’: Special edition book focuses on Elliott Landy’s portraits of the Band

When Elliott Landy was first charged with shooting them, the Band didn’t exist yet as a named entity. Many argue that his sepia-toned iconography helped establish their instantly resonant image.

Coke Weed – Back To Soft (2013)

It’s 6 o’clock in the morning and I’m standing in a foot of snow. It’s dark, cold, and windy, and while I try to fight my way through the blowing snow with an oversized barn shovel, I remember that I stood in this exact same spot a few short months ago…

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