For those Deep Purple and Rainbow fans who’ve struggled to come to grips with Ritchie Blackmore’s turn toward ren-faire folkism with Blackmore’s Night, Dancer and the Moon might just provide the perfect entry point.
Making an audacious statement like “goin’ down in history, goin’ down in flames,” can mean an act of desperation, going for broke, or just going all in.
Arriving in official form so many years later, the fabled late-1960s Basement Tapes project was almost destined to disappoint. Too much mythology had come to surround their Bob Dylan collaborations by 1975.
Keyboardist Jonathan Cain, still very emotional after three decades, remembers the terminally ill little boy who forever changed the context of Journey’s 1980s hit “Only the Young.”
I try my best not to judge an album by its cover or a band by its name. But every now and then one of those things catches my attention.
‘It would be like a circus': Ian Gillan says he turned down millions to do multi-era Deep Purple reunion
Over its lengthy history, the Deep Purple lineup has boasted a number huge stars — including David Coverdale, Joe Lynn Turner, Glenn Hughes and, of course, Ritchie Blackmore. Perhaps inevitably, someone had the idea of a reunion concert.
Something Else! sneak peek: Fergie Frederiksen, “Last Battle Of My War” from Any Given Moment (2013)
Fergie Frederiksen is the living embodiment of the old saw: If you’re going through hell, keep going. Rather than wallowing in any kind of pity, much less anger, the former Toto frontman is charging headlong into a hopeful future
He’s had the idea for decades. Finally, technology has caught up.
‘Always wished they would bury the hatchet': Friction sparked great work, before tearing Pink Floyd apart
Through Bob Ezrin uses words like “magical,” “illuminating” and “life altering” to describe his three-album run as producer with Pink Floyd, working with Roger Waters on The Wall was best described as “challenging.”
Not to be confused with the Beefeaters who released a solitary single (“Please Let Me Love You/Don’t Be Long”) for the Elektra label in 1964 before switching their name to the Byrds and winging to the top of the charts