Archive for February 5th, 2014

Something Else! Interview: Geoff Downes on new albums with Asia + Yes, and learning from the past

Something Else! Interview: Geoff Downes on new albums with Asia + Yes, and learning from the past

Geoff Downes better be wearing comfortable shoes, because he’s going to be on the run in 2014. The busy keyboardist just finished a new album with Asia, and is in sessions for another with Yes

Forgotten series: Judee Sill – Heart Food (1973)

Though the late Warren Zevon didn’t record a whole lot of covers, when he did they always revealed his excellent taste: from Prince’s “Raspberry Beret” to Steve Winwood’s “Back in the High Life Again” and Bob Dylan’s “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door.”

Scott Brookman – Smellicopter (2013)

Smellicopter, the latest recording from singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Scott Brookman, clocks in as an extension of his prior ventures, which brings much comfort since repairs or improvements are not required when one is as creative as he is.

‘No reunion plans’: Journey’s management forcefully denies Steve Perry rumors

‘No reunion plans’: Journey’s management forcefully denies Steve Perry rumors

Journey’s management is pushing back on the impression that a reunion with Steve Perry is in the works, days after quotes from their former frontman sparked a series of overhyped headlines.

My plane tickets are booked: Time for a return to the Paisley Underground

I’m sure I’ve mentioned this before, but when I was a kid, it was rare indeed for most major rock acts to stop anywhere close to where I lived as they trotted across North America on one of their “World Tours.”

Ben Flocks – Battle Mountain (2014)

Growing up in Bonny Doon, California, a picturesque hamlet near Santa Cruz where the land quickly transforms from open coastal terraces to thick, mountainside redwood forests, one can easily acquire a childlike wonderment of natural beauty.

‘This is short, but it needs to be’: Charlie Watts says new tour suits aging Rolling Stones

‘This is short, but it needs to be’: Charlie Watts says new tour suits aging Rolling Stones

Gone are the days when the Rolling Stones mounted globe-trotting, seemingly never-ending tours. And that’s just fine with Charlie Watts, the now-72-year-old founding drummer.

WTF?! Wednesdays: Terje Isungset, “Iceman Is” (2002)

WTF?! Wednesdays: Terje Isungset, “Iceman Is” (2002)

As I write this, yet another snow storm is heading toward the northeastern United States. This is really no big deal except for some of are kind of done with it for the year. I include myself in that camp, though I’m not willing to do something as stupid as say, move to Texas.

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