Archive for July 16th, 2014

‘We think we’ve got it just fine’: Brian May bristles at notion that Queen + Adam Lambert is a tribute band

‘We think we’ve got it just fine’: Brian May bristles at notion that Queen + Adam Lambert is a tribute band

He says they walk a fine line between celebrating their past and moving forward.

Geddy Lee admits he has no idea why Rush suddenly became cool: ‘It’s hard for me to have perspective’

Geddy Lee admits he has no idea why Rush suddenly became cool: ‘It’s hard for me to have perspective’

What changed? Lee isn’t exactly sure. But he’s got a theory or two.

One Track Mind: Marillion, “Gaza” from A Sunday Night Above The Rain (2014)

One Track Mind: Marillion, “Gaza” from A Sunday Night Above The Rain (2014)

The costs of these conflicts, the very real costs, are writ large.

‘There was a freedom in it’: Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page on the wonder and power of John Bonham

‘There was a freedom in it’: Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page on the wonder and power of John Bonham

He says Led Zeppelin gave Bonham “the vehicle to play the way he really wanted.”

Fortunato – Journey (2011): Forgotten series

Fortunato – Journey (2011): Forgotten series

Diligently designed songs, executed with taste, substance, and energy.

Albert Ayler Trio – Spiritual Unity (1964, 2014 50th Anniversary Expanded Edition)

Albert Ayler Trio – Spiritual Unity (1964, 2014 50th Anniversary Expanded Edition)

The first jazz record released by the just-beginning ESP-Disk record company, ‘Spiritual Unity’ quickly put this tiny label on the map, as well as thrust Ayler to the forefront of the free jazz movement when it was released more than a year later. Even then, this record was well ahead of the frontier of jazz and remains so today.

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