Post Tagged with: "Featured Artist"

Something Else! Featured Artist: Jeff Lynne and Electric Light Orchestra

News that Jeff Lynne is making a long-awaited return with both a studio album and a fresh examination of ELO’s greatest hits had us recalling some old favorites.

Something Else! Featured Artist: ZZ Top

After sampling ZZ Top’s return-to-form new 2012 EP Texicali — a four-song outburst of scalding Texas blues rocking and lip-smacking double entendre — we couldn’t help but scurry back to some old favorites.

Something Else! Featured Artist: More Eric Clapton!

The only three-time inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (as a solo artist, and as a member of the Yardbirds and Cream), Eric Clapton stands in 2012 as one of the most influential guitarists of his or any other generation.

Something Else! Featured Artist: The Spinners

The Spinners, though finalists for the 2012 class of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, came up short. It was one of the only times something like that’s happened for the greatest soul group of the early 1970s.

Something Else! Featured Artist: Eric Clapton

As Eric Clapton puts the finishing touches on a scheduled 2012 release — again produced by frequent sideman Doyle Bramhall II, who also helmed the well-received Clapton a couple of years ago — we reached back for a few old favorites.

Something Else! Featured Artist: Lionel Richie

Lionel Richie has made that rarest of comebacks in 2012, and not just because he’s so successfully exploring the country roots inside his own musical muse.

Something Else! Featured Artist: More Jeff Beck!

As fans await a forthcoming new album from Jeff Beck, we decided to dig deeper into the stacks to uncover more of our favorite tracks.

Something Else! Featured Artist: Jeff Beck

A certified funky-fusion platinum smash, the George Martin-produced Blow by Blow peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard 200 — hurtling itself to Record You Must Own status for Jeff Beck. So enough of that.

Something Else! Featured Artist: More Doobie Brothers

We were all set to continue our celebration of the upcoming Doobie Brothers tour alongside Chicago, when disaster struck the group — as cancer-stricken long-time drummer Michael Hossack died.

Something Else! Featured Artist: Kool and the Gang

We were reminded of Kool and the Gang’s rump-shaking joys all over again when they were invited to serve as opening act on Van Halen’s ongoing reunion tour.