For hard rock and metal, 2012 certainly wasn’t the best year that I can remember. In all honesty, there were only a few albums that came across my desk that really excited me.
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Worried about being running aground in some tropic locale this Christmas season? Something Else! has you covered, with a new list of Yuletide favorites criss-crossing the usual stylistic landscape.
If you’re missing Levon Helm (who hand-picked the selections for a new live set before passing), or just a few of your old Kiss singles (a box from their classic era on Casablanca is pending), New Music Monday is here for you.
If somewhere in the Lone Star State there were a city where Pantera Boulevard crossed Skynyrd Street, at that intersection, you’d probably find the world headquarters of Texas Hippie Coalition.
A rare talk with co-founding Band multi-instrumentalist Garth Hudson, presented in two parts over the course of November, shot to the top of our November 2012 readers poll
When this soundtrack compilation landed on my desk, it didn’t mean much to me. I don’t watch the show and only a few of the names on the back of the CD meant anything to me — and one of those was Katey Sagal
On this particular island, there will be sun and sand – but nary an original artist.
Eric Burdon returns with a scalding collaboration alongside the Greenhornes out of Cincinnati, a band that expertly revives the garage-rock sound of the Animals. There are also new sides from Kid Rock, Nektar and Curved Air.
Give thanks for the new stuff: There are just-released albums by the likes of DouBt, Keith Emerson, King Diamond and Tenacious D to dig into, long before the turkey, dressing and such are close to ready.
“I remember now.” Damn, this album is fantastic. I always seem to forget just how good it is when I go a little while without listening to it.