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‘Let’s hope it will progress into another decade’: Asia celebrates arrival of new guitarist Sam Coulson

‘Let’s hope it will progress into another decade’: Asia celebrates arrival of new guitarist Sam Coulson

John Wetton describes Sam Coulson’s arrival as the beginning of a new chapter for Asia — a less fussy, harder-hitting chapter. Coulson himself says Asia will likely have a heavier edge.

Steely Dan Sunday, “Hat Too Flat” (1994)

<<< BACKWARD (“This Moody Bastard”) ||| ONWARD (“Little Kawai”) >>> *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** This detailed re-evaluation of Becker’s first solo record from the mid-90s gave me a better appreciation of the album, but there are some quirks I still can’t overcome and the whole of “Hat Too Flat” is one of them.

FUSK – Super Kasper (2013)

To paraphrase Joe Lovano, FUSK doesn’t so much play free jazz, as set jazz free. Performing Super Kasper in a series of first takes, with three tracks presented as complete improvisations, this amalgam is simply too enterprising to fit into any one category.

Adrenaline Mob – Coverta (2013)

I kind of chuckled when I saw that Adrenaline Mob had chosen three Ronnie James Dio-related songs for its eight-song covers EP, but now I get it.

One Track Mind: Kahil El’zabar, “Central Park West” (2013)

The “Chicagoan of the Year” as awarded by the Chicago Tribune has to be a person who’s done a lot for that large community, and as percussionist, bandleader, composer, past Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians chairman

‘Joe will not allow us to keep the name’: Glenn Hughes says split with Bonamassa ends Black Country Communion

Glenn Hughes is not only confirming the breakup of Black Country Communion, but now says departing guitarist Joe Bonamassa is refusing to let the remaining members continue forward with the band name.

‘We still would have been making Queen albums’: Brian May ruminates on what might have been

‘We still would have been making Queen albums’: Brian May ruminates on what might have been

Guitarist Brian May says Queen’s record-smashing musical “We Will Rock You” is something Freddie Mercury would have loved. It’s just one of the many ways, the guitarist adds, that the late frontman remains a part of their lives.

‘There was no precedent for this’: Paul Stanley celebrates Kiss’ 40th year with autobiography

‘There was no precedent for this’: Paul Stanley celebrates Kiss’ 40th year with autobiography

As Kiss celebrates its 40th anniversary, Paul Stanley is set to release an autobiography — making him the last of the group’s original quartet to do so, following Peter Criss, Ace Frehley and Gene Simmons

One Track Mind: Postal Service – Turn Around (2013)

Welcome back, Postal Service — this time for real. “Turn Around” is a squelchy, hook-focused dance number, but with the kind of lyrical midnight-blue melancholy that propelled the glorious X-fueled nihilism of New Order back in the 1980s.

Roscoe Mitchell – Duets With Tyshawn Sorey and Special Guest Hugh Ragin (2013)

One thing that Fred Anderson had shown us in his last years was that the original AACM guys can still make vital, risk-taking music of real consequence; these guys who were at the forefront of jazz in the 60′s never retreated