Taylor Hawkins tribute show – Dave Grohl’s Nepotism featuring Paul McCartney, and members of Rush, Queen, Zeppelin, Van Halen and The Police
I’m sure there are many rock fans who never knew the name of the drummer in Foo Fighters a few years ago. But now … everyone from Brian May to John Paul Jones (both of whom are seemingly everywhere or desparate for gigs) to Paul McCartney are treating the music of Foo Fighters, and likely…
The Beatgees – A Day in the Life
The Beatles and Bee Gees come together – Barry Gibb, John Lennon and Paul McCartney share vocals Just when you least expected it, a Bee Gees and Beatles collaboration. This is not brought to you by the bastards at youtube, for obvious reasons, but watch it on my Vimeo channel. This is where you can…
Iron Maiden’s Senjutsu sucks. What’s Next?
For the band, hopefully retirement. For us fans, nostalgia and a little creative fun. My idea of a great Maiden cover, a combination of Purgatory and NOTB. This is what I did with the debut. And I did the same with MindSlave and No Prayer For The Tattooed Millionaire. All available through pages here.
John Lennon talks to Bob Dylan about the young girl
Disclaimer: No, this never happened. Neither did the alleged incident (not that we know of). But if it had, it would have gone something like this: John Lennon: Hey Bob, who was that young girl I saw you with yesterday? Bob Dylan: * mumbles incoherently * Lennon: She looked about 12 to me. Dylan: I…
Duran Duran’s Future Past Poll and Your Rankings
Here’s a poll for you. Put your ranking of Future Past as they fall within the album catalog, in the comments.
Duran Duran come close to redeeming themselves on Future Past
This might be their best album since Pop Trash. Or even possibly Medazzaland! Best song as of today, October 21, 2021, a day before official release: Wing More to come later. Now, two days later, onto the review. In advance, let me say that this album gets a 5 star rating (woohoo, yeah!!!) out of…
Will the Real Duran Duran Please Stand up?
Who took out the Duran from Duran Duran? Was it: a) Controller Nick Rhodes, b) Mark Ronson, c) Duran themselves, d) Reason X and so on? Or even Andy Taylor who was willing to work with Timbaland and sued to stop the release of Reportage? Who could bring the Duran back into Duran Duran and…
Duran Duran – The Wedding (30th anniversary version)
The Wedding Album has never appealed much to me and I chose not to buy it in the 1990s. When I did get it a decade later, I was soon changing the tracklist sequence – which alone improved things. And I made sure to omit pukey tracks like None of the Above and UMF. I…
The Trouble With Rick Beato and Other Producers
Producers are a big part of the problem with music the last many decades. Bad music doesn’t bother them. People like Rick Beato are quite happy to focus on the minute elements of a song, taking a fully rationalist break down approach. Does the beat sound good? Check. Is the riff catchy? Is a particular…
The Genesis of Eddie Van Halen
Thinking Man’s Music, Oct 11 2020 One of the world’s greatest musicians has left us far too soon. As we continue to mourn, there is one interesting facet of Eddie’s musicianship that still intrigues some of us: his influences and the myths built around them. We know Eddie was aware of Genesis in the early…