July 15, 2004


Last week it was reported that DIO‘s new album, “Master Of The Moon”, is a second part of the trilogy that’s began with Magica", yet it turns out to not be it, as suggested even by the just-released cover artwork.


The two have never drifted too far apart, and now the original purveyours of string- and mind-bending sonics are back together. After almost 30 years since their first collaboration, Robert Fripp and Brian Eno came up with a double-entendre-titled “The Equatorial Stars”, possibly meaning themselves, as there’s only two of them on the Eno-produced record, which Brian described as “stretching, squeezing, shredding, teasing, mashing, gnashing, splashing, trashing, looping, grouping, cutting, gouging”. A precise description of the mesh of Frippertronics and Eno-visions. And, perhaps, a contrast to the album Eno’s currently working on, called “The Love Collection”.

1. Meissa
2. Lyra
3. Tarazed
4. Lupus
5. Ankaa
6. Altair
7. Terebellum

There’s been more than one AC/DC tribute albums, and this one, “We Salute You” from Rufftown Records, isn’t breaking new ground, especially with some usual suspects on it who played on one of the previous Young-licked record – but it’s because of those usual suspects that the album’s interesting – and it comes with a neat bonus interviews DVD. A ‘must-have’ addition to the collections of both electricity fans and the artists featured. Here are the singers and the guitarists…

1. Highway To Hell – Joe Lynn Turner & Richie Kotzen
2. Shot Down In Flames – Phil Lewis & Jeff “Skunk” Baxter
3. Down Payment Blues – Tommy Shaw & Albert Lee
4. Girls Got Rhythm – Robin McAuley & Bruce Kulick
5. Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap – Mark Slaughter & Doug Aldrich
6. Problem Child – Jeff Scott Soto & Reb Beach
7. You Shook Me All Night Long – Doug Pinnick & Gilby Clarke
8. Hell Ain’t A Bad Place To Be – Jizzy Pearl & Jennifer Batten
9. Hell’s Bells – John Corabi & Tracii Guns
10. Let There Be Rock – Paul Shortino & Craig Goldy
11. Rock & Roll Damnation – Stephen Pearcy & Page Hamilton


Nick Magnus isn’t the name that everyone recognizes but the keyboard maestro’s quite known amongst the progressive rock cognoscenti for his work with a band called AUTUMN and, before all, for Nick’s work with Steve Hackett, for whom Magnus was a perfect foil for no less than eleven years. That’s why Hackett’s Camino Records proudly presents Nick’s new album,“Hexameron”, shaped in art rock form and featuring the Hackett brothers, Steve and John, on, respectively guitar and flute, former STEVE HACKETT BAND-mate Pete Hicks and REGENESIS’ Tony Patterson on vocals and Geoff Whitehorn, famous for his stint with Paul Rodgers and currently a PROCOL HARUM guitarist. An alluring information – the music must be even better.

1. Singularity
2. Dancing On The Waters
3. Marduk
4. Sophia’s Song
5. Double Helix
6. Brother Sun Sister Moon
7. Seven Hands Of Time
8. The Power Of Reason

July 15, 2004

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