Archive for February 4th, 2014

Mike Bloomfield – From His Head to His Heart to His Hands (2014)

Mike Bloomfield – From His Head to His Heart to His Hands (2014)

Al Kooper’s task, in reminding us of the towering genius possessed by his late friend Mike Bloomfield, wasn’t in finding dusty unheard tracks for From His Head to His Heart to His Hands. When it comes to Bloomfield, who overdosed at just 37 in 1981, the likelihood is that almost everything on this new Kooper-curated triple-CD/single-DVD set comes as aRead More

Almost Hits: Laid Back, “White Horse” (1983)

The shocking and tragic death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman has put a spotlight on a growing heroin epidemic in America.

‘Roger and myself and who knows who else’: Is Adam Lambert part of Brian May’s plans for Queen tour?

‘Roger and myself and who knows who else’: Is Adam Lambert part of Brian May’s plans for Queen tour?

Queen seems set to play some concert dates in 2014 — Brian May says he and Roger Taylor have even toasted the idea — but, in a surprise move, no mention is being made of Adam Lambert.

Tommy Bolin – Captured Raw Jams Vol. 1 (2014)

Tommy Bolin – Captured Raw Jams Vol. 1 (2014)

His star shined brightly, but far too briefly. Born August 1, 1951 in Sioux City, Iowa, Tommy Bolin went on to become one of the most versatile and admired guitarists of his era.

‘They probably play those Beatles songs better than the Beatles’: Aerosmith’s Joey Kramer on Paul McCartney’s band

‘They probably play those Beatles songs better than the Beatles’: Aerosmith’s Joey Kramer on Paul McCartney’s band

Joey Kramer says there wasn’t much to draw him into the Grammys broadcast save for a partial reunion of the Beatles. That, he says, was enough to endure a show that didn’t have nearly enough rock music.

Into the Great Wide Open: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, “Hometown Blues” (1976)

Into the Great Wide Open: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, “Hometown Blues” (1976)

It’s interesting that “Hometown Blues” is featured on two Heartbreakers best-of compilations — 1995’s five-disc, career-spanning box set Playback and 2000’s double-disc Anthology: Through The Years. Firstly, there are arguably better songs from Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers that didn’t make the cut

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