Archive for March 29th, 2014

‘We perform anywhere we are invited’: Deep Purple’s Ian Gillan says controversial Cyprus concert will go on

‘We perform anywhere we are invited’: Deep Purple’s Ian Gillan says controversial Cyprus concert will go on

A forthcoming concert by Deep Purple in Cyprus has created an uproar, with reports that Greek Cypriot officials tried to prevent the show from happening on the Turkish side of the divided Mediterranean island.

Queen’s Brian May and Kerry Ellis – The Candelight Concerts: Live at Montreux (2014)

Don’t be fooled by the inclusion of several Queen songs. The Candelight Concerts: Live at Montreux isn’t another reiteration of the band’s legend from Brian May. Instead, the addition of singer Kerry Ellis takes those songs — as well as a well-judged collection of offbeat companion pieces — in entirely new directions.

‘I wanted to do a rock ‘n’ roll record’: Tom Petty previews the Heartbreakers’ upcoming Hypnotic Eye

‘I wanted to do a rock ‘n’ roll record’: Tom Petty previews the Heartbreakers’ upcoming Hypnotic Eye

Tom Petty says he had one main goal in putting together his first album in four years with the Heartbreakers: Getting back to basics.

Something Else! sneak peek: Genesis’ Ray Wilson, “Mama” from 20 Years and More (2014)

Something Else! sneak peek: Genesis’ Ray Wilson, “Mama” from 20 Years and More (2014)

Ray Wilson took the stage last year with an eye on framing his legacy, both in Stiltskin and in Genesis.

Sam Luna – Under Construction (2013)

Dismissing Sam Luna’s music as simply folk, is really doing a disservice to it. Chicago-based Luna’s release, Under Construction, has many folk elements such as Luna’s evocative lyrics and strong melodic acoustic playing.

Social Distortion’s Jonny Two Bags – Salvation Town (2014)

You might think you know Jonny Wickersham, if you’ve followed Social Distortion. Wickersham, better known as Jonny Two Bags, joined in 2000 after the passing of Dennis Danell

(Cross the) Heartland: Pat Metheny, “Goin’ Ahead” (1980)

(Cross the) Heartland: Pat Metheny, “Goin’ Ahead” (1980)

80/81 concludes with Pat bringing it all together with acoustic guitars. For all of the different aspects of jazz (and “jazz folk”) on display on this record, there’s something about Metheny’s final song that really does feel like a true, integrated conclusion. Certainly all of these years of listening have imparted some of that feel, but it seemed this wayRead More

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