Archive for February 13th, 2014

‘It came down so quickly’: Chicago veteran Bill Champlin discovers heart issue

‘It came down so quickly’: Chicago veteran Bill Champlin discovers heart issue

Bill Champlin has just returned from playing five dates with his ex-Chicago bandmate Danny Seraphine, an experience he describes as “a fun week.” Unfortunately, it hasn’t all been fun lately for Champlin, who has experienced some recent health problems.

Pete Mills – Sweet Shadow (2014)

Toronto saxophonist Pete Mills takes to his debut on Cellar Live Records with polish and swing. Together with Pete McCann (guitars), Erik Augis (piano), Martin Wind (bass), and Matt Wilson (drums), he puts together a record that is both traditional and exuberantly modern.

Levon Helm, “Kingfish” from Electric Dirt (2009): Across the Great Divide

Levon Helm, “Kingfish” from Electric Dirt (2009): Across the Great Divide

Levon Helm’s update of “Kingfish” was as evocative of what made the Band great as anything the individual group members ever put out.

‘He knew exactly what he wanted’: Intimidating moments in the studio with Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page

When Mike Fraser took on the rare position of producing a Jimmy Page record, he’d already collaborated with big stars like AC/DC (1990’s The Razor’s Edge), Bryan Adams (1984’s huge hit Reckless) and Aerosmith (on their late-1980s albums Permanent Vacation and Pump.

Wertico Cain and Gray – Out in Space (2014)

With Out in Space, Paul Wertico, a seven-time Grammy winner who rose to fame with the Pat Metheny Group, expands on the successes of last year’s collaboration with David Cain.

The Shadows of Knight, “Shake” (1968): One Track Mind

One of the most widely covered songs in rock ‘n’ roll history is Them’s “Gloria,” but the band that reaped the most recognition with the ruddy and rugged tune is the Shadows of Knight

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