Archive for June 9th, 2014

Walter Trout – The Blues Came Callin’ (2014)

Walter Trout – The Blues Came Callin’ (2014)

Facing what seemed like a certain doom, Walter Trout pushed back – hard.

‘This is the best-sounding band I’ve ever heard’: Why Boston’s Tom Scholz suddenly became a road warrior

‘This is the best-sounding band I’ve ever heard’: Why Boston’s Tom Scholz suddenly became a road warrior

Boston’s huge new tour began last Thursday, and continues through October.

One Track Mind: Ted Nugent [featuring Sammy Hagar], “She’s Gone” from Shut Up and Jam! (2014)

This gives me hope Uncle Nuge might just take the advice his album title offers.

More Perfect Playlists: The Who – Who’s Next (1971)

More Perfect Playlists: The Who – Who’s Next (1971)

This time, we try to reconstruct the ever-elusive rock opera ‘Lifehouse.’

‘It’s very hard for me to go back’: Stevie Nicks offers revealing thoughts on American Horror Story: Coven

‘It’s very hard for me to go back’: Stevie Nicks offers revealing thoughts on American Horror Story: Coven

One of Nicks’ performances on the show was a huge hit, the other a touching tribute.

Mykeljon and Groovexpress – Ukrainian Doll (2014)

There’s almost nothing they can’t do, as this project so amply shows.

‘Already shaping up to be something special’: Inside the rehearsals for a rebuilt King Crimson

‘Already shaping up to be something special’: Inside the rehearsals for a rebuilt King Crimson

Robert Fripp’s newly rejiggered seven-man group includes four former Crimsos.

One Track Mind: Tweedy, “I’ll Sing It” from Sukierae (2014)

A sense of familial connection runs just as deep as this song’s darker complexities.

‘I want to give it more power’: Queen, Adam Lambert are having fun as huge tour approaches

‘I want to give it more power’: Queen, Adam Lambert are having fun as huge tour approaches

The ex-Idol finalist has been studying Freddie Mercury through vintage recordings.

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen, “All I’m Thinkin’ About” (2005)

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen, “All I’m Thinkin’ About” (2005)

It’s not often that I think of Bruce Springsteen songs in the same context as the Viet Nam era and the American culture of that time, but “All I’m Thinkin’ About” has always reminded me of Canned Heat’s “Heading Up The Country.”

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