So, I’m just getting around to checking out the Metallica “movie” since it hit Netflix, and it’s a bit of an odd beast.
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Albert Collins, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Willie Dixon, Dr. John, Eddie Floyd, Steve Cropper – A Celebration of Blues and Soul (2014)
A years-long labor of love helps save a key piece of musical, not political, history.
At first, Micky Dolenz jokes: “I have no fricking idea what it was about.” But there was actually something big going on with the Monkees’ free-form 1968 film.
Sample Steve Hackett’s forthcoming Genesis Revisited: Live at the Royal Albert Hall concert release in the form of a darkly emotional solo from “Firth of Fifth,” perhaps the guitarist’s signature moment with or without Genesis.
Far more interesting than punk, far more satirical than they ever were political, far more important than their relatively brief time on top would ever indicate, the Clash richly deserved just this kind of exploration.
Toto’s 35th Anniversary Tour: Live in Poland is the story of family — and, like most of them, that includes arrivals and departures, good times and and bad, anecdotes you’ve heard a million times mixed with those only shared with the deepest confidants.
Markus Reuter, on a break from work with the Stick Men and the Crimson ProjeKCt, has added some dreamscape U8 Touch Guitar imagery to a new project by Dutch Rall, appropriately dubbed Nocturne Blue.
For Bruce Springsteen, the recent documentary Springsteen and I offered an opportunity to glimpse inside the world of some of his most ardent followers. And, in at least one instance, to meet a surprised fan who was featured in the film.
We’ve heard Little Feat live, of course. Grooved along on 1978’s Waiting for Columbus, and let it all hang down with the Rockpalast Live set recorded during the same 1977 jaunt. But neither captured the long-gone Lowell George at the peak of his powers
Steve Perry is talking more about new music, his first since the 1996 Journey reunion project Trail by Fire. The recently unretired frontman is working with a well-known film composer on a track he says is “very inspirational.”