Archive for May, 2014

One Track Mind: Phish, “The Line” from Fuego (2014)

A song, just like a shot, can go awry. And in that blink of an eye, careers – maybe, lives – change.

‘Actually passionate about doing new things’: Ian Anderson ends speculation on future of Jethro Tull

‘Actually passionate about doing new things’: Ian Anderson ends speculation on future of Jethro Tull

Anderson bristles at the idea of being “an old married couple that has to go on display.”

One Track Mind: Johnny Butler, “Simon Says” from the Raise It Up EP (2014)

“Simon Says” is a freaky, funky mix of Glenn Miller and Ice-T.

‘Step aside, Grandpa!’: Deep Purple’s Ian Gillan has a curt response to those calls for retirement

‘Step aside, Grandpa!’: Deep Purple’s Ian Gillan has a curt response to those calls for retirement

The now-68-year-old rocker joined Deep Purple in 1969 as it rebuilt for its most celebrated era.

(Cross the) Heartland: Pat Metheny, “Eighteen” (1981)

(Cross the) Heartland: Pat Metheny, “Eighteen” (1981)

Metheny’s ultimate road trip song, this one always makes me feel like I’ve just escaped something.

Something Else! sneak peek: Yes, “Believe Again” from Heaven and Earth (2014)

Something Else! sneak peek: Yes, “Believe Again” from Heaven and Earth (2014)

Jon Davison says a lengthy period on the road smoothed the way for his first studio work with Yes.

One Track Mind: Mats/Morgan, “Rubber Sky” (2014)

“Rubber Sky” is an example of this wonderful trait of Mats/Morgan, who merrily obliterate fences put up in music not just across genres, but across age groups as well.

More Perfect Playlists: Bad Company – Bad Company; Straight Shooter (1974-75)

More Perfect Playlists: Bad Company – Bad Company; Straight Shooter (1974-75)

Let’s rearrange the first two albums by those meat-and-potatoes rockers Bad Company.

Journey’s Neal Schon brushes aside talk of Steve Perry reunion: ‘We’re moving forward into the future’

Journey’s Neal Schon brushes aside talk of Steve Perry reunion: ‘We’re moving forward into the future’

Perry, a member of the band from 1978-98, helped Journey to its 1980s-era commercial peak.

‘Lasted fantastically well’: Nick Mason on the Pink Floyd album that changed everything

‘Lasted fantastically well’: Nick Mason on the Pink Floyd album that changed everything

They often quarrelled, but Mason says this was a time of “wanting to achieve the same sort of goal.”

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