Archive for April 9th, 2014

Neal Schon sparked the long-awaited Santana reunion: ‘It’s just going to be magical’

Neal Schon sparked the long-awaited Santana reunion: ‘It’s just going to be magical’

For Neal Schon, the chance to connect again with mentor Carlos Santana has been more than a musical journey. It’s an emotional one, too.

Psycho Mad Sally – How II Survive (2013)

After you’ve done this a while, you start to get very jaded about all the solicitations for coverage that come along with it.

‘Never did my love diminish’: Michael Nesmith on his emotional return to the Monkees

‘Never did my love diminish’: Michael Nesmith on his emotional return to the Monkees

Outside of their 1965-1970 heyday, Michael Nesmith had rarely returned to the Monkees — beyond the odd concert appearance here and there. That is, until bandmate Davy Jones’ death in 2012. Suddenly, the thought of losing this musical bond thrust the remaining threesome back together.

Something Else! sneak peek: California Breed, “Midnight Oil” from California Breed (2014)

Something Else! sneak peek: California Breed, “Midnight Oil” from California Breed (2014)

Our second taste of this forthcoming Black Country Communion-offshoot band’s self-titled debut finds California Breed riding a firmament readjusting beat from Jason Bonham toward lip-smacking heavy-rock nirvana.

‘He was completely focused’: Queen’s Brian May remembers Freddie Mercury’s brave final days

‘He was completely focused’: Queen’s Brian May remembers Freddie Mercury’s brave final days

Even as Freddie Mercury was fighting for his life, he worked on Queen music. The hope was always, it seemed, that something could be made of these final musical moments. But, as Brian May remembers, it wasn’t always easy.

WTF?! Wednesdays: Philip Glass, “Music With Changing Parts” (1970)

WTF?! Wednesdays: Philip Glass, “Music With Changing Parts” (1970)

In a recent radio segment, NPR reported on an experiment conducted by University of Arkansas professor Elizabeth Margulis.

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