Julian Lennon’s stripped-bare version of “Guess It Was Me,” just released as part of a new song-by-song video project for his most recent studio project Everything Changes, more clearly defines its message of personal empowerment. There is much to regret, Lennon says, but little time for doing so. Change can only be effected when we stop ruminating and get onRead More
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After hearing of the passing of Dave Brockie, known to GWAR fans as alien conqueror Oderus Urungus, I wanted to write something about Scumdogs of the Universe, my personal favorite record by the band. But in the days that followed, I kept coming back to this song. “The Road Behind” seemed somehow fitting, and a perfect representation of what GWARRead More
John Paul Jones always brought an avant-garde bent to his work with Led Zeppelin, something he’s more fully exploring with Helde Sten on their outlandishly named, and even more outlandishly conceived new Minibus Pimps project.
Bob Dylan’s career, brimming as it is with enough unreleased tracks to make ordinary songwriters blush, has often puzzled both fans and critics alike. At times, there appears to be no rhyme or reason to his decisions regarding which of composition to release and which to leave in the can. Tracks such as “Blind Willie McTell,” “Lord, Protect My Child,”Read More
The rare occasion of a single from former Marillion frontman Fish, his first in some six years, provides an opportunity to revisit the recent solo triumph Feast of Consequences. Conveyed with an unvarnished honesty, “Blind to the Beautiful” speaks to one of the most devastating failures of all: The failure of faith.
One Track Mind: Don Henley with Blind Pilot, “These Days” from Looking Into You: A Tribute To Jackson Browne (2014)
What with the semi-permanent scowl that’s plastered on Don Henley’s face these days (ask Frank Ocean! Or better yet, ask Okkervil River!), it’s easy to forget just how resonant his voice can be. “These Days,” a track written by a teenaged Jackson Browne and featured on a forthcoming double-album tribute to the singer-songwriter called Looking Into You, provides a strikingRead More
Ben Harper has been involved with a number of intriguing collaborative moments lately, including Ringo Starr and Charlie Musselwhite, but this is his most personal yet.
For the past nearly 25 years, there’s been no more polarizing band in metal, or perhaps all of rock, than Metallica. Since the release of that monstrous self-titled album in 1991, fans have been thrown into three different camps.
Roger Daltrey is reborn inside this shuffling groove, as Wilko Johnson’s “I Keep It To Myself” transports the longtime Who frontman to an era that predates bombastic rock operas — or even the period when his old band put the “maximum” in R&B. No, this is primordial, way before that.
If “Scratch” is any indication, and the guitarist is already saying it is, John Frusciante’s forthcoming studio project will represent a furiously inventive encapsulation of everything he’s has done so far