Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Angélique Kidjo's version of Talking Heads Remain in Light

New album. In 1980 when Talking Heads released their album Remain in Light it made a huge impact on the music scene. Singer Angélique Kidjo was one of many who fell in love with it, She has toured with her own versions of the album's songs. Now she has released a studio album – her own version of Remain in Light.

Wednesday, September 05, 2018

Steely Dan live in England, Scotland and Ireland in 2019



Steely Dan yesterday announced five dates in England, Scotland and Ireland in February 2019.

The band played two shows as part of The Bluesfest 2017 in London (October 28) and Dublin (October 29), sharing the stage with the Doobie Brothers.

This time around the band is billed with Steve Winwood as "Special Guest". Here are the dates and tickets go on sale this Friday, September 7.

20 Glasgow - The SSE Hydro

21 Manchester - Manchester Arena

23 Birmingham - Genting Arena

25 London - The SSE Arena, Wembley

28 Dublin - 3Arena

https://www.livenation.co.uk/artist/steely-dan-tickets

https://www.ticketmaster.ie/event/18005523813E0B21


Monday, August 13, 2018

King Crimson leader Robert Fripp dancing

Guitarist Robert Fripp is not exactly known for his amazing moves on stage during shows with his group King Crimson. He usually sits still on his stool and plays his guitar with his eyes staring at the floor.

But there actually seem to be moments when mr Fripp takes the opportunity to do a little dance, in this case while interpreting his wife Toyah's new track "Telepathic Lover" from the EP Four From Toyah | Birthday Edition.

Monday, July 30, 2018

60's recordings by Neil Young and Joni Mitchell discovered

The Michigan History Project has discovered a treasure of historic musical recordings made in Ann Arbor, Michigan during the late 1960s.
The reel-to-reel tapes include recorded performances by artists as Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, Tim Buckley and others.

The non-profit organisation is now looking for a record label that would be interested in releasing the recordings.

Read more here.

Friday, July 27, 2018

Todd Rundgren plays Zappa

Todd Rundgren debuted his version of Frank Zappa's Camarillo Brillo last night in Salisbury Beach, Massachusetts, USA. 
However the lyrics were totally different. Maybe Frank would have liked it. Don't know, but anyway he would have insisted on more rehearsing.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Bozzio-O'Hearn-Cuccurullo at Zappanale

The Bozzio-O'Hearn-Cuccurullo Power Trio was probably the most interesting unit to play the Zappanale this year. For us who did not have the possibility to go to the german festival last weekend there is at least this recording. The sound quality could have been better (where is Patrick's bass?), but this is still something.

Sunday, July 22, 2018

New 4 CD set: Phil Collins with McCartney, Clapton, Fripp...

Phil Collins has collected 59 tracks where he performs with other artists (Paul McCartney, Brian Eno, Tommy Bolin, Robert Fripp, John Martyn, Frida of ABBA...)

Rolling Stone reports that the title of Plays Well With Others originated from a gift from drummer Chester Thompson – a T-shirt featuring the phrase. It was meant to reflect Collins’ willingness to play drums at seemingly any recording session.

Read the entire story and the complete track list here.

Thursday, July 05, 2018

Bowie live at Earl's Court 1978

A new David Bowie album was released recently: Welcome To The Blackout. 
It had a limited vinyl release in April for Record Store Day. On June 29 it was more widely released (CD + download and streaming.

Here is a nice video to celebrate the release:
https://vimeo.com/277634151

Sunday, June 03, 2018

Drummer Morgan Ågren invited to play with Magma

Swedish drummer Morgan Ågren has been asked to record with the legendary French zeuhl-prog group Magma.

This is how Morgan describes this on Facebook:

"Beyond honored for this request.. In September I will go to Paris to record one track for Magma, WITH Magma!!! It’s an old track that will be re-recorded again. Christian Vander is doing the vocals on this track, just as he did in the past, so I will do the drums live with them in the studio. Overwhelmed."


Thursday, May 17, 2018

Zappa siblings on good terms again?

Good news from Dweezil.
This is the latest on the Zappa kids' family issues. Dweezil Zappa writes that three of the four siblings have got together and discussed the situation:

"Recently, we Zappa siblings (Diva, Ahmet and Dweezil) got together with the goal of resolving our differences. Once we sat down and actually listened to one another, we found a much greater understanding of each other’s intentions. We regret that our communication broke down and that things were misconstrued. It may be a bumpy road at times – we are a passionate Italian family – but we have decided to work toward privately discussing issues rather than using public forums and lawyers.

We are hopeful that if any of our father’s fans have felt conflicted, they can join us in the peace of our resolution. With our best feet forward, we are moving ahead and will faithfully deliver much more of our father’s indefinable brilliance, also known as the “World’s Finest Optional Entertainment.”

Thank you for your passion and love for our father. We can assure you, we all feel the same about him."

https://www.dweezilzappa.com/posts/1983868-good-news

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Peter Gabriel on Spotify

From May 18 Peter Gabriel’s music catalogue will start to be released on Spotify.
The launch will see Peter’s first four solo albums (including the German language Ein Deutsches Album and Deutsches Album), So, US and UP as well as the Best ofs Shaking the Tree and Hit all go live. It’s the start of a monthly roll-out of releases.

http://petergabriel.com/news/peter-gabriel-spotify/

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Hearing aid campaign for Mats collected 300 000 SEK

The kickstarter campaign for Swedish keyboardist Mats Öberg quickly reached the goal of 100 000 kronor (SEK). 
It took only 24 hours. The project ended on April 26 and has gathered 314 000 SEK.
Mats who is blind since birth suffers from increasing hearing problems. Traditional doctors have not been able to help him. The money will now allow Mats to go to the US and try a special type of hearing aid. Let's hope it will work out for him!

https://sverigesradio.se/sida/artikel.aspx?programid=109&artikel=6942203

https://radiodupree.blogspot.se/2018/04/urgent-hearing-treatment-fundraiser-for.html

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Urgent hearing treatment fundraiser for Mats Öberg

Swedish keyboardist extraordinaire Mats Öberg has increasing big problems with his hearing. Traditional doctors have not been able to help him. Now his long time pal, drummer Morgan Ågren, has started a kickstarter campaign so that Mats can afford to try out a special type of hearing aid in the US.

Mats is blind since birth and music is his occupation and VERY important for him.
If you want to know more and maybe also help out, go here.

The project ends on April 26.

Mats Öberg has played with artists as Frank Zappa, Mikael Ramel, Napoleon Murphy Brock and Jonas Knutsson.

Nick Mason's Saucerful of Secrets to play early Pink Floyd


Former Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason has formed a band called Saucerful of Secrets. 
Tickets for their four London concerts in May are already sold out.

https://www.planetrock.com/news/news/rock-news/nick-mason-to-perform-early-pink-floyd-with-new-band-saucerful-of-secrets/