Bill Frisell's latest disc, Guitar in the Space Age, hasn't landed easily on some listeners. As David Graham at The Atlantic reports, the function of the album departs from being "complicated enough" and, instead, stays a little more stationary.
Wanted: Johns, Pauls, Georges and Ringos to replicate the authentic sound of The Beatles for audiences in the UK and Ireland.
After a sold-out run at the Hollywood Fringe, 'Rock & Roll's Greatest Lovers' aims for bigger stages and the big screen.
Not like another Beatles' doc needs much introduction, but Ron Howard (that lovable kid from The Andy Griffith Show and Happy Days, the Academy Award winning actor-cum-director, is coming full circle with his obsession with John, Paul, George and Ringo in a new still-untitled documentary spanning the band's career from 1960-66.
It's a popular fact: George Martin coined himself the composer on most of the Beatles more orchestral arrangements.
A revelation to music culture reaching far beyond his few years with The Beatles as a band proper, John Lennon surpassed stardom to become an icon for peace. Lennon, thus, may be the most famous hippie you've ever known, and now pieces of his talent are available for your collection.
Earlier this month, Brit rock 'n' roll's pretty boys celebrated the 50th anniversary of their universally lauded February 16, 1964 Ed Sullivan debut.
Mr. Bob Dylan has been the subject of scrutiny lately, what with the Super Bowl premiere for Chrysler's new ad campaign (eh, did you watch--let alone care?). Mr. Bob Dylan has been the subject of scrutiny lately, what with the Super Bowl premiere for Chrysler's new ad campaign (eh, did you watch--let alone care?).
Not many modern composers have made it into the wider consciousness. Sir John Tavener, who died yesterday aged 69, was one of the few. What does one mean by "the wider consciousness?" Western cultural circles, certainly--the kinds of people who would go to art galleries or plays, but not necessarily many concerts, would still have heard of Tavener. And he even shined his light into the lives of those who rarely (or never) crossed the door of a classical music venue. His Song for Athene, when played at the funeral of Princess Diana in 1997, was a comfort to a nation's grief.