Don Airey, who had a vibrant career of his own prior to Deep Purple, has provided a ringing farewell for his old bandmate Gary Moore — with a final assist from the too-soon-gone guitarist himself.
Archive for March 5th, 2014
By 1981, Benmont Tench had seen success as a member of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, had been part of several hit moments. That doesn’t mean he was ready to be thrown in the deep end — all alone — on a Bob Dylan session.
‘We ended up going down some cul-de-sacs’: On David Gilmour’s experimental first projects with Pink Floyd
David Gilmour joined Pink Floyd as the band was completing its final recording with original frontman Syd Barrett. But 1968’s Saucerful of Secrets didn’t herald a new direction, so much as the beginning of a long period of experimentation.
Founded 1962 in St. Albans, England, the Zombies starred the remarkable talents of lead singer Colin Blunstone, guitarist Paul Atkinson, bassist Chris White, keyboardist Rod Argent, and drummer Hugh Grundy.
Noah Baerman plays piano, organ, slide guitar and sings a little. He leads a trio, a chamber octet, a duet, a quartet of singers, a two-sax/vibes quintet, and an assortment of combinations of these ensembles. He composes for every shade of jazz from greasy soul-jazz to Third Stream. And he does this all within one album.
Ringo Starr is at work on his first studio project since the aptly named Ringo 2012, with Steve Lukather again at his side. The Toto guitarist, a current member of the All Starr Band, tells us he wrote a song for the as-yet-unnamed album.
‘If I never do it again, that’s OK’: Adrian Belew dives into ProjeKCt work, with no King Crimson regrets
The Crimson ProjeKCt, a Robert Fripp-approved King Crimson offshoot group, begins its new tour today in Tel Aviv — even as the mothership band is set to restart featuring two of the ProjeKCt’s stalwart members.
Billy Sherwood, who worked with Yes as a touring musician, studio mixer, producer and then as a full-time member across the 1990s, has returned to the fold as a second engineer on their on-going new studio project.
The few times I’ve ever offered up any of my WTF?! Wednesday material to co-workers, the response invariably involves a crinkled up face and a head shake. This is often followed by a comment along the lines of “That…is not music.”