Archive for June 17th, 2014

Eric Johnson – Europe Live (2014)

‘Europe Live’ illustrates what cutting Johnson loose adds to his studio efforts.

‘A good toe in the water’: Brian May on Queen’s warm up show with Adam Lambert

‘A good toe in the water’: Brian May on Queen’s warm up show with Adam Lambert

Queen pulled out out a deep cut in “Love Kills,” a Freddie Mercury song from 1984.

‘The chemistry is just incredible’: Ringo Starr on perhaps his best All-Starr Band ever

‘The chemistry is just incredible’: Ringo Starr on perhaps his best All-Starr Band ever

Ringo, Steve Lukather, Gregg Rolie and Todd Rundgren begin a run at the Beacon tonight.

Into the Great Wide Open: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, “You’re Gonna Get It” (1978)

Into the Great Wide Open: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, “You’re Gonna Get It” (1978)

Petty began to take control of his vocal gifts on the second Heartbreakers album.

Prolific jazz drummer Scott Amendola launches ambitious orchestral project with Nels Cline, Trevor Dunn

Prolific jazz drummer Scott Amendola launches ambitious orchestral project with Nels Cline, Trevor Dunn

Call this one the Nels Cline Singers with strings, with music by Scott Amendola.

Deep Purple vs. the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: Vol. 5, Now What?!

Deep Purple vs. the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: Vol. 5, Now What?!

In the end, the lack of an easily identifiable, marketable image is a two-edged sword.