In a shocking turn of events, the body of Peter Banks — co-founder of the group Yes, and someone dubbed an architect of progressive music by the BBC — reportedly remains unclaimed.
Since his career went supernova with Silk Degrees, Boz Scaggs has continued to hone his craft, digging deeper into the blues, employing broader jazz brushstrokes — and nowhere is that fine tuning more obvious than on his terrific new album.
“Hurricane Blues” begins with a low levee moan, a squalling harmonica, the lonesome call of a dobro. The scene is set for the rumbling winds to come.
I still wonder what might have been. After all, Blondie Chaplin’s early-1970s tenure marked a seismic change, both visually and musically for the Beach Boys — who saw their lineup integrated and their sound given a sharp new edge.
Outside of a few pick up dates in the U.S., which David Lee Roth attributes to filling in when somebody else dropped out, Van Halen is going to focus on dates outside of the U.S. in 2013.
‘A possibility of flying apart at any moment’: For Pete Townshend, it’s a wonder the Who is still here
Even as the Who announced the final dates of their sold-out Quadrophenia and More tour across the UK, Pete Townshend can’t help but marvel that they’re still together at all. And not just because they’ve lost two members.
Peter Banks, original guitarist for progressive rock legends Yes, has passed away, confirms former band member Billy Sherwood. Banks, 65, played on the first two albums by Yes, suggested the name and even created the band’s first logo.
Those patiently waiting for new Deep Purple are about to get a double-shot of fresh sounds, as the group releases a pair of songs simultaneously — “Hell to Pay” and “All the Time in the World.” Check out a lyric video for the latter here.
‘Cooking up something here’: Joe Walsh is in the studio with Mick Jagger, Ringo Starr, Don Was, others
Joe Walsh has posted a photograph of himself, in the studio, with an all-star lineup that includes the Rolling Stones’ Mick Jagger, the Beatles’ Ringo Starr, super-producer Don Was and others.
For the uninitiated, the JAC is actually a vehicle for the mercurial musings of singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Joe Algeri. Hot on the heels of the JAC’s excellent debut album Faux Pas arrives a comparably intoxicating disc Record Store