Producer Gary Miller Died

May 14, 2022

Gary Miller died on May 10, at the young age of 62. We’ve known each other for more than a decade, ever since he started working on the RAT, Rock Against Trafficking, project, roping in star artists to contribute to the album of Sting songs and benefit the cause which was closed to Miller’s heart. Gary asked me to help him find more participants, and I talked his favorite bass player, my friend Andy Fraser, into joining in – and both of them struck up a friendship too. Sadly, the project still remains unfinished, although the producer was happy to release a few choice covers to the public, which was more important to him than anything he’d done before that. And there was a lot.

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Unique Documentary On Bon Scott Is Out

May 12, 2022

“On The Brink” is the title of a new movie focusing on the short life of legendary AC/DC warbler Bon Scott: a film that was released on May 9th as part of “Australian Story” – an award-winning documentary series whose slogan is “Putting the ‘real’ back into reality television” and who pride themselves on delivering “authentic stories told entirely in people’s own words”: in this case, in the words of the late artist’s family and friends. In other words, it’s pretty unique on terms of access to those who knew him the best.

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Marco Minnemann And Alex Lifeson Join Forces Once Again

May 10, 2022

If one was to describe the creative relationship between THE ARISTOCRATS drummer Marco Minnemann and RUSH guitarist Alex Lifeson, the tagline would be “instant rapport” – which is why, although the former seems to be busy with various projects and the latter has been recently involved with ENVY OF NONE, the veterans found strength and time to release “Malibu”: a freshly cut follow-up to their 2019 EP “Lovers Calling” – in its turn a continuation of what began two years earlier when Lifeson guested on Minnemann solo effort “Borrego.”

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Hugh Cornwell Seizes Crazy Moments

May 8, 2022

Hugh Cornwell loves a quality alliteration, his first post-STRANGLERS records – “Wolf” and “Wired” starting with “W” and 2012’s “Totem And Taboo” riding on “T” – yet his recent run is to surpass the previous attempts, as the follow-up to “Monster” that saw the light of day in 2018 will be titled “Moments Of Madness” and will take, on October 7th, the occurrences of “M” to three. It’s going to be a special album not only on this account, though: Hugh’s second self-produced studio offering will be his first where Cornwell plays all the instruments – and, of course, sings.

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Alumni And International Line-Up Pay Homage To Peter Gabriel

May 6, 2022

One of those rare artists whose repertoire is so rich that they can easily afford leaving behind and not perform the oeuvre of their previous ensembles, Peter Gabriel is also one of the most influential creative forces. There is SECURITY PROJECT basing their entire experience on his music – and then there’s no less ambitious project called “Through The Wire” that involves more than 140 performers from all around the world and that released, over the last months, four volumes of the English veteran’s songs, with six to eight volumes to follow later in the year.

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