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Avant-garde experimental/progressive rock enigmas Tool may be gearing up to release a new album next month…if you believe an old newsletter posted on the band’s official site. As Audio Ink Radio dug up, an old post from May 2011 contains some promising words about the band’s new material, which when released will be their first album since 2006’s 10,000 Days. In the long, rambling post that you can view here, the author (ostensibly whoever runs Tool’s official site) drops this bombshell: No matter how many new TOOL tunes are currently complete, I will personally guarantee that the new CD will…

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ANI DIFRANCO at the Orpheum Theatre – March 24, 2012 It’s not that she’s wiser or less incensed, maybe not even that’s she’s feeling more joy and less shame, but something about Ani DiFranco has evened out over the years. One could chalk it up to age and motherhood, and likely she would herself, but the reasoning is irrelevant. Though she’s far from being at peace with the world, there’s a sort of serenity that surrounds her now – and just as remarkably, it’s mirrored back from her once overly-rowdy crowd. Despite canceling her show the night before in Las…

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Okay, I’ve hocked you enough on the woeful shape of modern music:  Berton Averre’s Blog. Time for a departure.  Today we’ll talk about the woeful shape of modern American movies. To be honest, I really don’t go to movies anymore.  I’ll occasionally tune them in on Netflix, or HBO.  As a matter of fact the following opinions are based almost solely on the tv commercial trailers. I’ll admit this might not seem the most comprehensive, or the fairest, measure of the works of our modern-day cinema auteurs.   I suppose it’s quite possible that the Mission Impossible series contains compelling…

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Jackie Lomax is a British guitarist and singer-songwriter who was friend and contemporary to The Beatles and Eric Clapton.  His life ran parallel to the Fab-4 through Liverpool, Hamburg, Brian Epstein, and Apple Records.  Some even feel his career should have been as big as theirs.  Christopher Huston is a Grammy-award-winning producer/engineer who has worked with Led Zeppelin, The Who, War, The Rascals, Todd Rundgren, Van Morrison, Blood, Sweat & Tears, Mitch Ryder, Ben E. King,The Drifters, Patti La Belle, Solomon Burke, Mary Wells, Wilson Pickett, Ben E. King, Eric Burden, and many others. He currently is Vice President – Acoustical…

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They’re as important as our own children. Or more so. Rock musicians are no exception – some of the biggest names in music history owned canine companions, and were often photographed with them for magazine spreads, in candid photos or just for their private collections. Whether you’re a “dog person” or a “cat person”, there’s no denying the warmth of a picture of a smiling human and his or her faithful mutt – be they dolled up in fancy pet clothes or haggard and dirty, fresh off an afternoon rolling around in the backyard mud pit. Here are some of…

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Bruce Springsteen Michael Brunnock Sinéad O’Connor Pink Floyd Mars Volta Andrew Bird The Cranberries Bruce Springsteen Wrecking Ball Bruce Springsteen’s 17th studio album, Wrecking Ball, is another solid entry into his storied career, a culturally-relevant discussion of struggle, injustice, and the so-called “American Dream”. Coming two years after the mildly-received Working on a Dream, Wrecking Ball boasts an eclectic, versatile mix of songs. There’s classic rock ‘n’ roll with lyrics that may be erroneously perceived pro-American (lead single We Take Care of Our Own), songs with spiritual undertones (the hymn-like Easy Money and the gospel-tinged Rocky Ground), and even Celtic…

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On Saturday night, Taylor Hawkins (drums) and Chris Shiflett (guitar) of the Foo Fighters played a fun set of cover songs at Rock & Roll Pizza at the Rack in Woodland Hills, California. (** Related Post** – for more things Foo, check out our interview with author Paul Brannigan, about his new book This Is A Call: The Life And Times Of Dave Grohl. ) Rounded out by bassist/vocalist Wiley Hodgen, the group plays bars and pubs as Chevy Metal, tapping into the spirit of classic rock ‘n’ roll with a level of professionalism that you don’t usually see from most cover bands. Since the Foos…

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SINÉAD O’CONNOR at the El Rey Theatre – February 21, 2012 There’s a certain type of performer with a spark or fire that commands a room even in their silence.  It’s something beyond talent or skill, perhaps better classified as electro-magnetic. Maybe this is obvious, but Sinéad O’Connor has it in spades. Whatever this intangible energy is, it must at least partially account for her ability to walk onto a stage in front of 1,000 people, sing a new song very few had ever heard, and reduce every last of them one to a state of immediate awe. The remaining…

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Paul Brannigan’s newly-released book, This is a Call: The Life and Times of Dave Grohl, is a richly-detailed (and endlessly entertaining) insider account of the eventful career of the Foo Fighters front man and ex-Nirvana drummer. In tracing Grohl’s entire life, from his childhood through his earliest musical involvement in the Washington D.C. hardcore scene to what it’s like being the so-called “nicest guy in rock” in one of the world’s biggest bands, This is a Call presents a side of Grohl that the fans and public aren’t always allowed to see. Rock Cellar Magazine recently had the pleasure of…

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Paul McCartney – Kisses on the Bottom Kick off your shoes, pour a glass of wine or tea, light a fire. If allowed, the light, romantic mood of Kisses on the Bottom can sweep you away into a past you quite possibly never lived. For this record Paul McCartney stepped out of his role as multi-instrumentalist and into the vocal booth. Diana Krall and her jazz band handled the arrangements, with input from Sir Paul and producer Tommy LiPuma. Most are tunes Paul was reared on that influenced his songwriting immensely. Thrown in for good measure are two new…

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