Archive for January 20th, 2014

‘People don’t talk about Ritchie Blackmore enough’: Brian May praises work in Deep Purple, Rainbow

‘People don’t talk about Ritchie Blackmore enough’: Brian May praises work in Deep Purple, Rainbow

Asked to pick a favorite guitar track, Queen’s Brian May quickly names a surprising cut from Ritchie Blackmore’s discography.

On Second Thought: Hackamore Brick – Long Way Home (2009)

Nearly thirty years after turning critics on their ears with their dandy debut album One Kiss Leads To Another, Hackamore Brick returned to the fore with Long Way Home. The comeback release, although it retains the spirit of what went before, is no repeat performance. And that’s quite alright, as it shows Tommy Moonlight and Chick Newman, who are originalRead More

‘You just don’t do that’: Steve Cropper’s biggest hit once became his biggest embarassment

‘You just don’t do that’: Steve Cropper’s biggest hit once became his biggest embarassment

Steve Cropper settled into the theater seats with his wife and another couple, ready to enjoy the new film American Graffiti in 1973. He had no idea what was about to happen next.

Iced Earth – Plagues of Babylon (2014)

These days, I approach a new Iced Earth record with both high hopes and a little trepidation.

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen, “Worlds Apart” (2002)

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen, “Worlds Apart” (2002)

The musical palette employed during “Worlds Apart” — the tablas and the vocals delivered by Asif Ali Khan and Haji Nazir Afridi — was almost shocking. This is a Bruce Springsteen song?!