Something Else! Reviews
Eric Clapton - Behind the Sun
Often overlooked, widely misunderstood and generally derided, Behind the Sun might not be the first album you'd picture for a deluxe Steve Hoffman mastering to Audio Fidelity SACD.
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Mon Apr 21, 2014
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Of Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page, the three guitar superstars spawned by '60s band the Yardbirds, Beck was the one who best avoided burning most of the interest out of his musicianship in the first 15 years.
Which Eric Clapton will show up at the 2014 New Orleans Jazz Fest?
Eric Clapton at the New Orleans Arena on Saturday, March 23, 2013, during one of his better local performances.
The Guitar God is no more
Well, for one, each plays guitar for a current chart-topping rock band. And, for another, they are all practically unknown to the general public.
Sun Apr 20, 2014
Beck finds home but keeps moving on
Jeff Beck says his musical roots are in America but he needs the sense of belonging he finds in Britain.
Fri Apr 18, 2014
Sydney Morning Herald
Jeff Beck's call of the wild
Jeff Beck, one of the great names of English guitar, a man who walked in the same shoes - in the Yardbirds - as Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page but forged his own sometimes fractious, but never-repeating career, is at home ''with my feet up on the couch''.
Thu Apr 17, 2014
Guitarists still making memorable music with Strat
Some of the most legendary guitarists in music history have elicited unforgettable sounds from the Fender Stratocaster, the distinctive double-cutaway guitar born in a small Fullerton, Calif., workshop 60 years ago this month.
Cream cancel reunion tour plans
In a recent Rolling Stone interview, Jack Bruce revealed that the band were ready to return to play together.
Tue Apr 15, 2014
It's not about Al... it's about music
DURING a sold out show at Swindon Arts Centre around 18 months ago Andy Fairweather Low, former Sixties pop star turned exquisite guitarist who for many years toured as a member of both Eric Clapton and Roger Waters' bands, took a couple of minutes out to make an announcement.
Wait?! Is that an Italian pop star in Milwaukee?
It's true, the appearance in Milwaukee of an Italian pop star is so rare that a blog post about the event warrants a headline like the one above.
Sun Apr 13, 2014
The Charlotte Observer
Charlotte celebrates the life of entertainer Arthur 'Guitar Boogie' Smith
The Avett Brothers sing "Amazing Grace" during a public memorial service for Arthur Smith at Calvary Church in Charlotte on Saturday.
Sat Apr 12, 2014
The Telluride Watch
One Step Ahead of the Blues | Ruminations on Taj Majal and the Making of - Scrapple'
Bunzy Bunworth and Scrapple the pig in the 1998 cult classic, 'Scrapple.' The film's producer/star Geoff Hanson has organized an April 5 Scrapple Fest as a new KOTO-radio fundraiser.
Wine and Art: a oeIta s Only Rock and Rolla at 8 Chains North
As Richard Busch describes it, his photographs of iconic figures from the 1960's were all "just luck."
Fri Apr 11, 2014
Live music in New Orleans for Sat., April 12, 2014: Zucchero, G-Eazy
On Saturday, April 12, the choices for live music in New Orleans include a famous Italian blues-rock singer and guitarist, a suave rapper, and a big benefit concert by a local favorite.
Truefire Presents Sonny Landreth's Slide Supernatural - an Interactive Instructional Video
Eric Clapton calls him "the most underestimated musician on the planet and also one of the most advanced."
Drum legend Ginger Baker plays Belfast on May 7
Ginger Baker Jazz Confusion play the Festival Marquee, Custom House Square at the Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival, Belfast on Wednesday May 7. He has always shrugged off his rock persona, despite being a key member of early 70s blues rock pioneers, Cream.
Porthcawl Jazz Festival: Our guide to the highlights of the three-day event
The sounds of jazz will be echoing through the seaside town of Porthcawl this weekend as its annual jazz festival takes place at nine venues.
Thu Apr 10, 2014
Richie Sambora Added To Download 2014 Bill
Celebrated rock icon Richie Sambora has been added to the line-up for Download Festival 2014.
New Jersey Herald
Southside Johnny's roots are showing
John Lyon, aka Southside Johnny, has always had an acoustic, rootsy side. Now, after 45 or so years, one of the Jersey Shore's original rockers is showing off his "quiet" side with his alter-ego band, The Poor Fools.
Tue Apr 08, 2014
12 O'Clock Track: Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood double-time riffing on 'Had to Cry Today'
I had always assumed that Eric Clapton was a mostly useless windbag. But recently I discovered that, in fact, there was a period between 1965 and 1970 or '71 during which Clapton was not a useless windbag.