Archive for February 7th, 2014

One Track Mind: Deep Purple, “First Sign Of Madness” from Now What?!: Gold Deluxe Edition (2014)

One Track Mind: Deep Purple, “First Sign Of Madness” from Now What?!: Gold Deluxe Edition (2014)

Anyone with lingering concerns about the ability to rock of one Deep Purple — led by a trio in Ian Paice, Roger Glover and Ian Gillan who’ve been with the group since the late 1960s — is directed to this bonus track from their newly released Now What?!: Gold Deluxe Edition.

‘Freddie’s there, as large as life’: Brian May revels in newly discovered Queen music

‘Freddie’s there, as large as life’: Brian May revels in newly discovered Queen music

Brian May talks about a cache of unreleased Queen tracks that he discovered — and what it’s been like hearing the group, then still a four piece, working at the peak of its powers.

Gimme Five: ABC Movie of the Week II, with Barbara Eden, Stockard Channing, Karen Black

This second edition in Jade Blackmore’s Gimme Five series focusing on ABC Movies of the Week featuring Barbara Eden, Laugh-In’s Teresa Graves, Kim Hunter, Stockard Channing — and Karen Black, in one of the buzziest made-for-TV horror films of the 1970s.

‘I’m just pinching myself’: A key assist from Daryl Hall helped INXS to early success

The first charttopping hit single for INXS in their native Australia was pushed along by a key contribution from Daryl Hall — who arrived at the suggestion of producer Nile Rodgers, INXS’ Andrew Farris explains.

On Second Thought: The Waistcoats – We Are The Doctors (2011)

This 2011 offering from Netherland’s Waistcoats was a full-on Who-influenced rock opera, at least for half of the album, giving an obvious nod Tommy. Flip the record over to the b-side, and it was a whole other deal, however.

One Track Mind: Neil Finn, “Divebomber” from Dizzy Heights (2014)

One Track Mind: Neil Finn, “Divebomber” from Dizzy Heights (2014)

Though Neil Finn hasn’t released a solo album in more than a decade, it’s not like he hasn’t been around.

‘I never laughed as much in my life!’: Jon Anderson on Yes’ inspirational role in Spinal Tap

During the tour for Yes’ early-1980s blockbuster 90125, Jon Anderson found himself driving with a young filmmaker who was at work on a documentary about the group. He suggested that Anderson stop to see Spinal Tap at a local movie theater, and something amazing happened.

‘We did not expect this’: Styx, Foreigner, Eagles’ Don Felder collaborate on new music

Styx, Foreigner and the Eagles’ Don Felder didn’t just announce a blockbuster summer tour this week. They’ve also recorded a new collaborative version of “Hotel California,” and they’re thrilled with the results.

The Friday Morning Listen: Jimmy Webb – Just Across The River (2010)

So I’m lazing around the other morning, trying hard (and failing) to put down the reading material and at least pretend like I’d like to get to work before noon. It’s just that I was surprised to learn of Jimmy Webb’s interest in Concorde memorabilia.

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