It seems that many year-end arts and music lists feature a kind of longing look back at the supposed “good old days.”
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Readers’ Top 10 for 2012: The Beatles, Toto’s Steve Lukather, Bob Dylan, Rush, The Monkees, Donald Fagen
In 2012, readers flocked to a boisterous discussion on those times when the Beatles didn’t exactly impress.
‘Not a weak spot on it': Danny Seraphine’s California Transit Authority returns, this time (yes!) with horns
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qK1C_yIglFA&w=500&h=305] California Transit Authority, which boasts a throwback sound to leader Danny Seraphine’s co-founding stint in Chicago, didn’t feature horns at first. But all of that is about to change with its forthcoming new studio effort.
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MvpoiiBW9bc&w=500&h=305] We’ve each already had our say, individually. Said our piece. Then came time to meet over the remnants of the egg nog and hammer out a consensus — before we go over the disc-al cliff into 2013.
‘A life changer in many ways': Assistant says the Eagles’ Timothy B. Schmit recovering from throat, neck cancer
Julie Freeman, assistant to Timothy B. Schmit, says the longtime Eagles bassist and vocalist has been diagnosed with throat and neck cancer. He’s already reportedly undergone surgery, and is recovering.
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mzATAxmOPKk&w=560&h=315] It’s a song about a certain day. This day. December 21, 2012. William Pulliam, aka Darondo, is a soul and funk singer from the San Francisco Bay area who cut several sides in the early 70s, but only three singles were released.
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TAqdCUkxHJ4&w=500&h=305] A few weeks ago former Metallica bassist Jason Newsted, who has been fairly quiet since his departure from Voivod, suddenly popped up with a new website and some teasers to new music coming.
Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic, still apparently amped up about playing with Sir Paul McCartney during the 12-12-12 concert and on Saturday Night Live, has started thinking about other unlikely pairings. How about David Lee Roth?
‘We’ve had some great fun': Bev Bevan on voicing ex-Black Sabbath bandmate Tony Iommi’s autobiography
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwoT9_StEfY&w=500&h=305] The narrator for the audio version of Black Sabbath co-founder Tony Iommi’s autobiography will be familiar to longtime fans: It’s by old friend and former bandmate Bev Bevan, who rose to fame with the Move and Electric Light Orchestra.
‘You’ll definitely be able to tell': Even solo, Justin Hayward says he still sounds like the Moody Blues
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZkH5Ha2Zui8&w=500&h=305] Last night, Justin Hayward wrapped up a concert series with the Moody Blues celebrating the 45th anniversary of the band’s celebrated Days of Future Passed project. Up next: His first solo album since 1996.