Ask anyone familiar with Lucinda Williams’ music and early on in their reply they’ll almost surely include mention of 1998’s Car Wheels On a Gravel Road, but Williams’ abilities as a singer and songwriter came to full bloom ten years before.
So now we have the latest news in the long saga of the Allman Brothers. It has been announced that Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks will be leaving the band.
Don’t expect Neil Young to keep on rocking in the free world if you’re not clapping in time. He actually halted a Carnegie Hall appearance this week for a friendly scolding.
Jon Davison’s heavy workload with Yes has kept him busy crisscrossing the globe performing a trio of the band’s 1970s-era albums. So where does that leave Glass Hammer?
What ever happened, you say, to Denny Laine — the guy who helped found two instantly recognizable bands, the Moody Blues and then Wings, before virtually disappearing? Good question.
John Wetton admits that personal issues wrecked his initial tenure with Asia. His recovery, however, has included a reunion as well as a creative rebirth.
“The Shape I’m In,” despite its galloping cadence, finds the Band’s Robbie Robertson desperately attempting to reach out to the badly faltering Richard Manuel.
So today, premier Southern rockers The Drive-By Truckers announced a new tour in support for their upcoming album English Oceans, due out March 4.
Peter Gabriel, always one for the theatrical, released a double-album of interpretive music this week in Scratch My Back … And I’ll Scratch Yours, with mixed results.
Already a post-rock institution, almost no one dares to criticize this Scottish band anymore. Mogwai could release a three-second throwaway and it would be praised as a masterpiece.