Archive for May 10th, 2014

One Track Mind: Catherine Russell, “Aged and Mellow” from Bring It Back (2014)

Russell always rises to the occasion, whether with Steely Dan, the Dukes of September – or on this terrific new song.

‘It doesn’t bother me at all’: Sean Lennon pushes on, in the long shadow of the Beatles’ John Lennon

‘It doesn’t bother me at all’: Sean Lennon pushes on, in the long shadow of the Beatles’ John Lennon

Most of the questions – not to mention the comparisons – remain focused on his dad, the lost legend.

Crosby Stills Nash and Young’s ‘Pushed It Over the End,’ ‘Black Coral,’ others: Deep Cuts

Crosby Stills Nash and Young’s ‘Pushed It Over the End,’ ‘Black Coral,’ others: Deep Cuts

We dig around for hidden treasures from the battling boys of CSNY.

Period [Mike Pride, Charlie Looker, Chuck Bettis] – 2 (2014)

2 is a blatant display of doom but not blatant display of chops, at least, not in the jazz sense of chops. It’s a temperament thing, and much of 2 moves at a glacial pace, and yet, the fury is all there. Slow motion death metal.

Trevor Rabin and Jon Anderson on Yes’ most overlooked album: ‘It was a perfect storm’

Trevor Rabin and Jon Anderson on Yes’ most overlooked album: ‘It was a perfect storm’

Issued decades ago now, ‘Talk’ remains widely dismissed – when it’s not being ignored all together.

Jimmy Page returns to solo career after Led Zeppelin reissues: ‘I’ve got lots of material’

Jimmy Page returns to solo career after Led Zeppelin reissues: ‘I’ve got lots of material’

The guitarist has been rather stingy with solo product since his old band split up.

Queen buzz hasn’t halted Adam Lambert’s solo plans: ‘I’m currently working on music’

Queen buzz hasn’t halted Adam Lambert’s solo plans: ‘I’m currently working on music’

Even as Adam Lambert prepares for a long-hoped-for U.S. tour with Queen, he hasn’t left behind his own solo ambitions.

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

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

I had a guitar player friend who, when the topic of Pat Metheny came up, would say that he bought a copy of Offramp when it first came out, but didn’t like it all that much because he could never figure out when Metheny was playing the guitar.

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