Archive for May 11th, 2014

How Keith Olsen went from producing Fleetwood Mac to the Grateful Dead: ‘All I could say was: Holy crap’

How Keith Olsen went from producing Fleetwood Mac to the Grateful Dead: ‘All I could say was: Holy crap’

‘Terrapin Station’ would go gold for the Grateful Dead, making it their best seller since ‘Europe ’72.’

‘It’s complete nonsense’: Nick Mason on the secret message in Pink Floyd’s ‘Empty Spaces’

‘It’s complete nonsense’: Nick Mason on the secret message in Pink Floyd’s ‘Empty Spaces’

“Empty Spaces” wasn’t the first Floyd song to include a such a message — but it’s the funniest.

John Mayall – A Special Life (2014)

John Mayall – A Special Life (2014)

John Mayall has, of course, worked with a series of guitar heroes. His new album is different.

‘Something is continuing to bother me’: Bruce Springsteen discusses his recent burst of creativity

‘Something is continuing to bother me’: Bruce Springsteen discusses his recent burst of creativity

Springsteen has issued more music in the last five years than he did in all of the 1990s.

Cannonball Adderley – Black Messiah (1972; 2014 reissue)

Cannonball Adderley – Black Messiah (1972; 2014 reissue)

‘Black Messiah’ highlights Cannonball Adderley’s more adventuresome side.

‘It’s got a nice, cool vibe’: Ace Frehley on his unlikely new cover of Steve Miller’s ‘The Joker’

‘It’s got a nice, cool vibe’: Ace Frehley on his unlikely new cover of Steve Miller’s ‘The Joker’

Remember “New York Groove”? The ex-Kiss guitarist says it’s like that.

Steely Dan Sunday, “The New Breed” (2012)

Steely Dan Sunday, “The New Breed” (2012)

On first listen, “The New Breed” seems deceptively simple.

‘Last night was really moving’: Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page goes off script at Berklee commencement

‘Last night was really moving’: Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page goes off script at Berklee commencement

He was on hand to inspire a generation of graduates. Instead, it was the other way around.

Mark Egan – About Now (2014)

Mark Egan again hooks up with former Pat Metheny Group bandmate Danny Gottlieb.

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