Archive for January 14th, 2014

Roger McGuinn says jazz, not psychedelia, sparked Byrds experiments: ‘They didn’t understand’

Roger McGuinn says jazz, not psychedelia, sparked Byrds experiments: ‘They didn’t understand’

Roger McGuinn doesn’t have a problem with people calling the early Byrds efforts “folk rock.” Just don’t label later experiments like “Eight Miles High” as “psychedelic.” There’s more to them than that.

Almost Hits: Gino Vannelli, “Black Cars” (1985)

Almost Hits: Gino Vannelli, “Black Cars” (1985)

Canadian pop crooner Gino Vannelli’s big era was from the mid-70s to the turn of the 1980s. However, like Yes — and this might be the only similarity to Yes — he put out an album in the middle of the ’80s that was not a return to form, but instead a sort of rebirth

‘Trying to do something different’: Yes gears up for new album, but likely without Trevor Horn

‘Trying to do something different’: Yes gears up for new album, but likely without Trevor Horn

Chris Squire says Yes will be at work on a new studio album through February, with songwriting contributions expected from current frontman Jon Davison. That’s not the only change, however, as Yes will probably be missing one key contributor.

‘My inspiration every single night’: Fleetwood Mac’s Stevie Nicks keeps photo of George Harrison nearby

‘My inspiration every single night’: Fleetwood Mac’s Stevie Nicks keeps photo of George Harrison nearby

For years, Stevie Nicks has kept a treasured 1970-era photograph framed and with her on the road, getting untold moments of inspiration while touring both as a solo artist and with Fleetwood Mac. She’s pictured with George Harrison

Matt Wilson Quartet, with John Medeski – Gathering Call (2014)

Matt Wilson Quartet, with John Medeski – Gathering Call (2014)

The thing about Matt Wilson isn’t that he leads a band from behind a drum kit…shoot, man, that’s been done at least since Chick Webb in the 1930s.

Danny Mangold – Hey Rainmaker (2014)

Danny Mangold has the kind of credentials that give someone carte blanche in the studio.

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