Keith Emerson’s Final Songwriting Is Featured on Robert Berry’s New 3.2 Album ‘The Rules Have Changed’ (Listen)

Keith Emerson’s Final Songwriting Is Featured on Robert Berry’s New 3.2 Album ‘The Rules Have Changed’ (Listen)

As keyboardist of Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Keith Emerson was a cornerstone of the progressive rock era of the 1970s. Emerson, who suffered from depression, took his own life in 2016 after nerve damage restricted his playing. In 1988, Emerson and Palmer joined multi-instrumentalist Robert Berry to form 3 in the wake of ELP’s disbanding […]

Out Now: ‘Roads Less Travelled,’ the New Album from Iconic Jethro Tull Guitarist Martin Barre (Listen)

Out Now: ‘Roads Less Travelled,’ the New Album from Iconic Jethro Tull Guitarist Martin Barre (Listen)

Martin Barre, best-known for his guitar work with Jethro Tull, released his new solo album, Roads Less Travelled on Cleopatra Records on Oct. 12. Barre has developed his own distinctive style within the framework of Jethro Tull, and his instantly recognizable and original sound form the basis of this album. Roads Less Travelled features 11 original […]

Dave Davies Dips Into His Solo Vault for New Collection, ‘Decade,’ Out Now (New Music Friday)

Dave Davies Dips Into His Solo Vault for New Collection, ‘Decade,’ Out Now (New Music Friday)

Between 1971 and 1979, Dave Davies was a rather prolific recording artist — but a good amount of material he laid to tape outside the Kinks hadn’t seen an official release until now. Decade, a compilation of some of those recordings from Davies throughout the decade, was released on Friday after being previewed in recent […]

Listen to Elvis Costello and the Imposters’ New Album ‘Look Now’ (New Music Friday)

Listen to Elvis Costello and the Imposters’ New Album ‘Look Now’ (New Music Friday)

For his new album, Look Now, heralded singer/songwriter Elvis Costello reconvened with his band, the Imposters, and laid the tracks to tape at some renowned studios — specifically, Electric Lady Studios, Capitol, EastWest and United Recorders — and the result is a richly produced and rewarding listen. “The main difference now, I think, is we […]

Lindsey Buckingham Releases His Best-Of Compilation ‘Solo Anthology’ — Listen (New Music Friday)

Lindsey Buckingham Releases His Best-Of Compilation ‘Solo Anthology’ — Listen (New Music Friday)

In recent weeks, guitar legend Lindsey Buckingham has been previewing his new compilation Solo Anthology: The Best of Lindsey Buckingham, which brings together several of his most important recordings outside Fleetwood Mac. The album was released on Friday, and is a solid listen for those planning to attend one of Buckingham’s solo tour — more […]

Listen to the Joy Formidable’s Ambitious and Envelope-Pushing New Album ‘Aaarth’ (New Music Friday)

Listen to the Joy Formidable’s Ambitious and Envelope-Pushing New Album ‘Aaarth’ (New Music Friday)

Within the initial few seconds of “Y Bluen Eira,” the dynamic opening track on the Joy Formidable‘s new album Aaarth (pick up a copy here), you know something’s up. The ominous, spoken word delivered by the group (in their native Welsh) matches with some jagged guitar riffs and thunderous drums in a way that grabs […]

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