Don’t let the goofball demeanor fool you: Ringo Starr is the model of consistency these days, as solid and professional a frontman as there is — and maestro of one of the last decades’ most reliably entertaining guest-packed tours.
As it continues a series of reunion concerts, Fleetwood Mac is previewing some original music — its first in a decade — including the newly composed “Sad Angel,” as well as an unreleased demo from the Buckingham Nicks sessions.
Recent discussions about the current Queensryche debacle have me thinking about what happens when bands implode, tempers flare and members are either fired or take their ball and go home.
I do try to keep an open mind. As a person wades through the endless stream of new music, the tendency to be closed off to any particular current can result in missed opportunities.
If his last album seemed to be about coming to terms with John Lennon, both the good and bad of their often estranged relationship, Julian Lennon’s new single “Someday” is about rushing toward that shared legacy — and pulling it in close.
At the Old Town School of Folk Music, Chicago: Michael Nesmith’s appearance was not just a concert — it was an evening with a raconteur, an artist weaving stories with words and music.
Pressed in very sparse quantities on the Liverpool label in the fall of 1966, this single quickly drifted into darkness with the assumption it would never be heard again. But you can’t keep a good disc down
On Second Thought: Bryan Adams, Cat Stevens, Dire Straits, ELP, Eric Clapton, Paul McCartney, others
So, the local church down the block was having its annual MAMMOTH GARAGE SALE. Occasionally, there are good deals to be had: high-end stereo systems for $100 or less, old but serviceable furniture suitable for a rental suite or cabin at the lake
‘The best day I ever had': Tony Levin made lasting connections with Peter Gabriel, Robert Fripp all at once
Tony Levin and Peter Gabriel have become inextricably linked, something that was underscored by the bassist’s recent appearances on the anniversary tour celebrating 1986’s So. They didn’t have a very auspicious meeting, however.
<<< BACKWARD (“Little Kawai”) ||| ONWARD (“Lies I Can Believe”) >>> *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** There were a few tracks that didn’t make it into the Whack Eleven, and “Fall of ’92,” credited to both Becker and Donald Fagen, was one of them. Musically, it can hang with most any of the approved ones found on 11 TracksRead More