Archive for January 4th, 2014

Chris Wilson – It’s Flamin’ Groovy! (2014)

Making its U.S. debut in January 2014 is Chris Wilson’s new album called It’s Flamin’ Groovy! And it certainly is

Scott Jeppesen – El Guapo (2013)

In his debut album as a leader, saxophonist Scott Jeppesen showcases all he’s learned on the journey thus far.

‘We go on stage and still have our love affair’: Fleetwood Mac’s Stevie Nicks on Lindsey Buckingham

‘We go on stage and still have our love affair’: Fleetwood Mac’s Stevie Nicks on Lindsey Buckingham

The torrid passion between Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks has been both the blessing (you’ve heard of Rumours, right?) and the curse of Fleetwood Mac.

True Nature – You Shouldn’t Have to Shout So Loud (2013)

True Nature couldn’t have picked a more appropriate title for its new EP, even if the group — led by Lou Barlow — doesn’t start off taking its own advice.

Rich Rosenthal – Falling Up (2013)

Rich Rosenthal developed a love for not just jazz but for the most adventurous kinds of jazz when he was barely a teenager, and the budding guitarist aspired early on to be among the ranks of Sun Ra, Sam Rivers,

‘Take a deep breath’: Bernie Leadon tried, and failed, to save the 1970s-era Eagles

‘Take a deep breath’: Bernie Leadon tried, and failed, to save the 1970s-era Eagles

Even as the Eagles neared the height of fame, before 1976’s Hotel California, they were already teetering on the edge of a fiery burnout.

(Cross the) Heartland: Pat Metheny, “Country Poem” (1979)

(Cross the) Heartland: Pat Metheny, “Country Poem” (1979)

Pat Metheny has spoken many times about his “voice,” and obviously that voice comes in many flavors — from the hollow body guitar, the various acoustics, the Red One, the Pikasso, the Orchestrion.

Levon Helm played a role in the Blues Brothers legend: ‘That’s the band I want’

Levon Helm played a role in the Blues Brothers legend: ‘That’s the band I want’

A New Year’s Eve show by Levon Helm and his RCO All Stars so impressed a member of the audience that he eventually swiped several members to form the basis of the Blues Brothers.

‘It just felt weird’: Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi on his brief stint in Jethro Tull

‘It just felt weird’: Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi on his brief stint in Jethro Tull

Tony Iommi remembers the moment when he had to decide between his then-new group Black Sabbath and taking over as guitarist in Jethro Tull.

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