Archive for February 11th, 2014

Carl Palmer admits he didn’t want Emerson Lake and Palmer reunion: ‘In actual fact, I stopped it’

Carl Palmer admits he didn’t want Emerson Lake and Palmer reunion: ‘In actual fact, I stopped it’

Carl Palmer now says he’s the one who halted a larger Emerson Lake and Palmer reunion after the prog trio’s performance at the High Voltage Festival in 2010.

‘A great kick in the backside’: Ian Gillan says Deep Purple has been reinvigorated by Now What?!

‘A great kick in the backside’: Ian Gillan says Deep Purple has been reinvigorated by Now What?!

Deep Purple went some eight years between Rapture of the Deep and last year’s studio comeback effort Now What?! Ian Gillan doesn’t expect it to be anywhere near that long next time.

‘A positive outcome has prevailed’: Black Sabbath’s Bill Ward is recovering from shoulder surgery

‘A positive outcome has prevailed’: Black Sabbath’s Bill Ward is recovering from shoulder surgery

Maybe physical issues were part of Black Sabbath’s failure to reunite without Bill Ward. The band’s original drummer has undergone right-shoulder repair surgery, a procedure that was complicated by a perforated diverticulitis issue.

One Track Mind: Andy Summers’ Circa Zero, “Levitation” from Circus Hero (2014)

One Track Mind: Andy Summers’ Circa Zero, “Levitation” from Circus Hero (2014)

The surprise isn’t that Andy Summers — the Police’s guitar-playing lyrical heart — is back with a rock band. It’s only: What took him so long?

Gimme Five: Sitcom and Comedy Series on Netflix

There so many great shows to watch on Netflix that it can be difficult to create a shortlist. So, let’s break it down by genres.

Randy Ingram – Sky/Lift (2014)

Randy Ingram was part of a cluster of new talent that was being brought to light by the Brooklyn Underground Jazz record label in the late aughts. The Road Ahead (2009) was a solid debut for the California-raised pianist and composer.

‘I’m not particularly surprised’: Moody Blues’ Graeme Edge on being ignored by the Rock and Roll Hall

‘I’m not particularly surprised’: Moody Blues’ Graeme Edge on being ignored by the Rock and Roll Hall

Being the only member to have appeared in every different permutation of the Moody Blues, drummer Graeme Edge has seen it all — including snub after snub after snub by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. They’ve been eligible, after all, since 1989.

Eric Carmen, Andrew Gold, others – Warmth of the Sun: Songs Inspired by the Beach Boys (2000)

Eric Carmen, Andrew Gold, others – Warmth of the Sun: Songs Inspired by the Beach Boys (2000)

Although countless Beach Boys tribute albums are available, The Warmth Of The Sun was not your typical homage.

‘Give me the originals any day’: Why Julian Lennon stayed away from the Beatles anniversary blitz

‘Give me the originals any day’: Why Julian Lennon stayed away from the Beatles anniversary blitz

As the long period of celebrations in honor of the Beatles’ stateside arrival 50 years ago wrapped on this week, we’d seen Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono and Sean Lennon, Olivia and Dhani Harrison. But where was Julian Lennon?

‘I am distraught over having to postpone’: Fleetwood Mac’s Jeremy Spencer nixes U.S. tour

Jeremy Spencer had hoped to mount his first major U.S. tour since his glory days as a co-founding member of Fleetwood Mac, but it wasn’t to be. Spencer has cancelled, citing illness.

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