Monthly Archives: August 2020

Petra Haden Showcases John Zorn Songs

August 12, 2020

The word “experimentation” doesn’t really cover what Petra Haden‘s oeuvre is about. Mostly known for her a cappella renditions of rock classics, such as an entirely solo vocal delivery of “The Who Sell Out” or KING CRIMSON evergreens, in the … Continue reading

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August 11, 2020

Intelligent Music 2020 Good vibrations by Bulgarian doctor brave the weather and serve up another rock-solid spectacle. When Milen Vrabevski, M.D., started a positive-thinking crusade with about a decade ago, he could hardly imagine that the “Intelligent Music” endeavor would … Continue reading

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Del Newman Passed Away

August 10, 2020

Regular classic rock aficionados may not know it but they’re very familiar with the oeuvre of the immensely talented Del Newman who died on August 10th. The sweeping strings on Elton John’s “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” and Rod Stewart’s “Do … Continue reading

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AMERICAN TEARS Ride The Celestial Train

August 10, 2020

If anyone had any doubts about the post-millennial return of AMERICAN TEARS, 2019’s “White Flags” more than justified the ensemble’s comeback. With Mark Mangold’s keyboards raging and raving, that album felt sensational, revelatory even, and its follow-up “Free Angel Express” … Continue reading

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Martin Birch Has Died

August 9, 2020

It’s not an underestimation to say that without Martin Birch – who passed away on August 9th, aged 71 – hard rock and heavy metal would sound different to what we’re used to. To illustrate this point, one has to … Continue reading

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