Archive for February 12th, 2014

‘Sounds great, man; sounds great’: New Van Halen album is moving forward

‘Sounds great, man; sounds great’: New Van Halen album is moving forward

David Lee Roth, of course, already let slip that Van Halen is at work on a new album. Now comes confirmation from Wolfgang Van Halen, by way of Mark Tremonti.

Dave Mason on Traffic, Fleetwood Mac and going his own way: Something Else! Interview

Dave Mason on Traffic, Fleetwood Mac and going his own way: Something Else! Interview

Dave Mason isn’t mad about Joe Cocker stealing ‘Feelin’ Alright’ from him. Really, he’s not.

One Track Mind: Luther Dickinson, “Vandalize,” from Rock ‘n Roll Blues (2014)

You might have expected the solo music from Luther Dickinson — he of the blues-bending North Mississippi All-Stars, and also the son of Deep South producing legend Jim Dickinson — would have a rootsy feel. You would be wrong.

Genesis’ Steve Hackett, Anthony Phillips + Ray Wilson on ‘Firth of Fifth,’ ‘The Knife,’ ‘Musical Box,’ others: Gimme Five

Genesis’ Steve Hackett, Anthony Phillips + Ray Wilson on ‘Firth of Fifth,’ ‘The Knife,’ ‘Musical Box,’ others: Gimme Five

They never sold as many records, never got any where near as much attention. But that doesn’t mean the separate tenures of Genesis’ Steve Hackett, Anthony Phillips and Ray Wilson aren’t worth exploring.

Something Else! sneak peek: Nels Cline Singers, “Companion Piece” from Macroscope (2014)

Wilco lead axe man and everyone’s favorite experimental rock-jazz guitarist Nels Cline is poised to unleash his fifth album leading his Nels Cline Singers on April 29.

‘I have this idea of what we could do’: Yes’ Jon Anderson is ready to be in a band again

‘I have this idea of what we could do’: Yes’ Jon Anderson is ready to be in a band again

Since Jon Anderson recovered from a series of ailments that led to his split with Yes, he’s been a fixture on the road — but only as a solo act, or in a duo format with former bandmate Rick Wakeman. That could be changing in 2014.

WTF?! Wednesday: Céleste Boursier-Mougenot, “From Here To Ear” (2014)

WTF?! Wednesday: Céleste Boursier-Mougenot, “From Here To Ear” (2014)

I have to admit that I get a kick out of exposing people to odd sounds. When they get that somewhat worried look on their face — either eye-rolling disdain or fear (that the listening session will go on for too long) — then I have done my job.

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