Rock Music

Rumoured no more: Long-discussed Stevie Nicks biography has a publication date

Rumoured no more: Long-discussed Stevie Nicks biography has a publication date

A comprehensive biography of Stevie Nicks now has a publication date, according to Amazon: October, 21, 2014. The Fleetwood Mac chanteuse’s story is being written by Stephen Davis, who helped bandmate/lover Mick Fleetwood compose his 1990 autobiography.

Booker T. and the MGs – Bob Dylan: 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration (1993; 2014 reissue)

I’m sure there will be those who balk at a title like that, what with Neil Young, George Harrison, Tom Petty, Eric Clapton, Lou Reed and Bob Dylan himself, of course, appearing on this gala 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration reissue.

Van Canto – Dawn of the Brave (2014)

As bizarre as it is, I wasn’t sure that I was going to review this latest record from a cappella metallers Van Canto. Then I got to the final song on the record, a cover of Black Sabbath’s “Paranoid,” and I just couldn’t resist.

‘It’s not going to be possible’: Crimson ProjeKCt’s Kiev date cancelled as Ukraine unrest continues

‘It’s not going to be possible’: Crimson ProjeKCt’s Kiev date cancelled as Ukraine unrest continues

Unrest across Ukraine has forced Crimson ProjeKCt to put off the second date of its upcoming tour. The group is set to play the first of 20-plus scheduled concerts at Tel Aviv on Wednesday, March 5, 2014, with shows continuing through April 2014 in the UK, Russia, France and Italy, among others.

On Second Thought: The Rolling Stones – Flowers (1967)

At the time Flowers appeared, the Rolling Stones were one of the biggest bands on earth.

Temples – Sun Structures (2014)

We have a definite contender here with Temples’ outstanding debut Sun Structures for 2014’s album of the year. England’s Temples, as with the Netherlands’ Jacco Gardner in 2013, are not mere psychedelic rock revivalists. They are breathing new life into the genre with a distinctive and fresh approach — even while remaining faithful to their influences. The chiming 12-string soundRead More

The Fakeband – Shining On Everyone (2014)

Don’t be deceived by the name, because the Fakeband are flesh and blood musicians who play their own instruments, write their own songs, and create music that’s as pure and sincere as the heart of a saint.

‘We’re all playing at a different level’: Neal Schon at work on three albums with Journey connections

‘We’re all playing at a different level’: Neal Schon at work on three albums with Journey connections

The prospects of another Journey album remain unclear, but that doesn’t mean guitarist Neal Schon is sitting idly by. In fact, he’s working on three projects, all of them with Journey connections.

Deep Cuts: Byrds legend Gene Clark’s ‘Strength of Strings,’ ‘Polly,’ ‘Lonely Saturday,’ others

Deep Cuts: Byrds legend Gene Clark’s ‘Strength of Strings,’ ‘Polly,’ ‘Lonely Saturday,’ others

Gene Clark, a founding member of the Byrds and one of rock ‘n’ roll’s most intriguing troubadours, has always been suspended in the gray area between obscurity and popularity.

Steely Dan Sunday, “Selfish Gene” (2008)

Steely Dan Sunday, “Selfish Gene” (2008)

<<< BACKWARD (“Circus Money”) ||| ONWARD (“Do You Remember The Name”) >>> *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** “Sweet little baby from the hills somewhere, here’s a pretty lovebud for your hair…”. Is this how old Manhattan producer-types start their sex raps on Manalo wearing wafs? Well, according to Walter Becker’s track, “Selfish Gene”, yes, and apparently this tactic worksRead More