Archive for December 26th, 2014

Here Comes the Night, by Joel Selvin (2014): Books

Subtitled ‘The Dark Soul of Bert Berns and The Dirty Business of Rhythm & Blues’, Joel Selvin’s book focuses on a little-examined area of the music industry.

Jimmy Barnes + Steven Van Zandt, “Ride the Night Away” (2014): One Track Mind

It took some three decades for Jimmy Barnes to catch up with Steven Van Zandt and record this duet. “Ride the Night Away” was worth the wait.

Fred Phillips’ Best of 2014 (Country + Southern Rock): Bob Wayne, Sturgill Simpson

Fred Phillips’ Best of 2014 (Country + Southern Rock): Bob Wayne, Sturgill Simpson

Bob Wayne, Sturgill Simpson, Whiskey Myers and Whitey Morgan are included in Fred Phillips’ Best of 2014 list for country and Southern rock.

Charles McPherson, “The Journey” from The Journey (2015): Something Else! sneak peek

All hail the advance title track from Charles McPherson’s ‘The Journey,’ which doesn’t attempt any sleight of hand, doesn’t get cute.

Pink Floyd’s Nick Mason doesn’t count Ringo Starr as a hero: ‘I wanted to be something a bit wilder’

Pink Floyd’s Nick Mason doesn’t count Ringo Starr as a hero: ‘I wanted to be something a bit wilder’

Asked about his influences, Pink Floyd’s Nick Mason quickly names Ginger Baker and Keith Moon — but stops short when Ringo Starr’s name surfaces.