After losing founding member Jon Lord, Deep Purple emerged with the twilit reverie of “All the Time in the World,” a ruminative song that spoke to passages. With “Hell To Pay,” however, they return to the locomotive glories of the band’s youth.
‘We’ve been incubating all winter long’: Julie Slick leads Kickstarter campaign to fund Springs tour
Coming off an insanely good solo album called Terroir, Julie Slick is hoping to crowd-fund an East Coast tour for the newest project she’s involved with, called Springs. Already, her Kickstarter campaign has drawn 36 backers
To think, not long ago Rush was talking about slowing down. Instead, the group has issued a return-to-form concept album, launched a smash tour and earned long-awaited entry into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Retirement? These guys?
Reedman Nik Turner of Hawkwind fame is making the most of his on-going trip to America, laying down tracks for new studio projects, making a series of appearances at SXSW and, tonight, appearing live with a former member of Megadeth.
Though his bandmate Neil Young is more often fetishized for his contributions to Buffalo Springfield and CSNY, this set makes clear Stephen Stills’ creative depth — as a songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and as a singer.
Much bigger in their native Canada than in the States, mainstream rockers April Wine still made some hay south of the 49th Parallel, especially with the mushy slow dance power ballad “Just Between You And Me” back in 1981.
There has been, over the last months, much more chatter about Robert Plant’s private affairs with Patty Griffin than anything they’ve done in the studio. “Ohio,” from Griffin’s upcoming release American Kid, changes that.
Most metal fans are probably looking a little more forward to another album titled 13 later this year from a barely known band called Black Sabbath. Me, too, but I was also quite intrigued by Suicidal Tendencies’ album of the same title.
‘A booze up send off’: Lively celebration of original Yes guitarist Peter Banks’ life is in the works
Peter Banks launched his solo career in 1973 with an album called Two Side of Peter Banks. Now fans, stricken over his sudden death, can enjoy the other side of mourning: Celebrating the ex-Yes guitarist’s life.
In a newly unearthed talk, Pink Floyd co-founder Rick Wright offers fresh insights on Dark Side of the Moon during its 40th anniversary, and on the tangled relationships that eventually tore the group apart.