Archive for December 5th, 2014

Ian Gillan preaches the values of Deep Purple’s simplicity: ‘It’s all about the music’

Ian Gillan preaches the values of Deep Purple’s simplicity: ‘It’s all about the music’

“At the risk of sounding boring,” Deep Purple’s Ian Gillan says, “we haven’t changed our ethos since 1969.”

John Oates’ favorite Hall and Oates video might surprise you: ‘One that we did totally on our own’

John Oates’ favorite Hall and Oates video might surprise you: ‘One that we did totally on our own’

Some Hall and Oates videos were high concept, some amazingly low budget. But which is John Oates’ favorite?

Nick Hempton, “Montauk Mosey [Catch and Release #4]” (2014): One Track Mind

Here is a review of Nick Hempton’s “Montauk Mosey,” a nightcap tune done up faithfully in the classic jazz style.

Billy Sherwood served as a peacekeeper during Yes’ 1990s era: ‘Enjoy the music and get into it’

Billy Sherwood served as a peacekeeper during Yes’ 1990s era: ‘Enjoy the music and get into it’

Billy Sherwood talks about the role he played in smoothing Yes’ sometimes-difficult transition from Trevor Rabin back to Steve Howe.

For Tony Levin, jazz-focused Levin Brothers presented ‘a fun challenge’

For Tony Levin, jazz-focused Levin Brothers presented ‘a fun challenge’

Tony Levin takes us to the genesis of this Scott Schorr co-produced effort, and talks about the possibility of future projects with Pete Levin.

The Monkees’ strange and gutsy Head helped spark a new independence in Hollywood

The Monkees’ strange and gutsy Head helped spark a new independence in Hollywood

‘Head’ found the Monkees breaking away forever from the tightly scripted structure of a television show that had hurtled them to fame.