Posts Tagged ‘family’

Buzzcocks insist It’s Not You

Buzzcocks have premiered It’s Not You – a song taken from upcoming album The Way.

Rock stars who are crap at Twitter

In the last millennium, artists could only communicate with their fans via their songs, their concerts or their interviews. What they said in those interviews, they would argue, was sometimes taken out of context. But when Twitter arrived, it finally gave the average rock star a completely unmediated way to speak to the world.

Allan and Lande reveal Lady Of Winter video

Russell Allen and Jorne Lande have released a lyric video for their track Lady Of Winter.

Queen confirm Freddie album

Queen have confirmed the release of Queen Forever, featuring three unreleased Freddie Mercury tracks, on November 10 via Virgin Records.

Sweet slates U2 album giveaway

Stryper frontman Michael Sweet has become the latest musician to criticise U2 for their album giveaway stunt.

Motorhead launch Killed By Death video contest

Motorhead have asked fans to make their own videos for their recent live version of classic number Killed By Death – and the winning entry will become the official promo.

Lombardo: Slayer to go on after all originals are gone

Fired Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo claims the band’s manager will keep the band going as a franchise long after all original members are gone.

Jason Isbell Triumphs at Americana Awards

Despite heartwarming lifetime achievement award acceptance speeches from the likes of Jackson Browne and Loretta Lynn, and a surprise appearance from rock god Robert Plant, last night’s 13th Annual Americana Honors and Awards show in Nashville belonged to Jason Isbell. The former Drive-By Trucker took home awards for Artist of the Year and Song of the Year (for “Cover Me Up”), as well as the night’s top honor: Album of the Year, for his post-sobriety triumph Southeastern . In one of the evening’s best-received performances, he also sang “Cover Me Up” with wife Amanda Shires. Must-See Artists at Americana Fest “I just wanna say something, I’m glad of this award, his album is stupendous and beautiful,” presenter Lucinda Williams interjected into the mic as Isbell walked onto the Ryman Auditorium stage to accept the Album honor. “I don’t want to keep making the same damn record over and over, so help me get out of that,” Isbell recalled telling Southeastern  producer Dave Cobb.


Hear Richard Thompson Lead His Whole Family Through ‘One Life at a Time’

In corralling, producing and assembling a new LP featuring his parents, sister, brother-in-law and nephew, Teddy Thompson – son of Linda and Richard – had a great opportunity to bring his family together. “My therapist had a field day with it,” he said in a statement about the album, appropriately titled Family . 100 Greatest Guitarists Still, in the record’s liner notes, he can’t help but joke that part of the fun was also picking his family apart: “I named myself producer and Lord of all that surrounds me and went to work adding other instruments and deleting lots of things I didn’t like. There’s nothing so satisfying as erasing your parents.” Below, hear the first track from the LP, with Richard Thompson, thankfully not erased, singing lead on the group’s “One Life at a Time,” an ambling country rock tune with a title that’s rhymed with lines like “if you’re busy living yours, you can’t be living mine” and “you’re building me prison where freedom is a crime.” The full album, set to be released November 18th on Concord Records, features nine other songs, as well as a behind-the-scenes DVD. Besides “One Life at a Time,” Richard also sings lead on a track called “That’s Enough.” Linda, meanwhile, sings “Perhaps We Can Sleep” and “Bonny Boys,” and the rest of the clan divides up the remaining tunes. Family can be pre-ordered here.

Gregg Allman to receive Classic Rock’s Living Legend Award

Gregg Allman is to receive the Living Legend award at the Classic Rock Roll Of Honour ceremony on Tuesday, November 4 at the Avalon in Hollywood. Previous recipients of the award include Black Sabbath, Jeff Beck, Lemmy, Jimmy Page and Alice Cooper.

Sixx AM launch Stars lyric vid

Sixx AM have release a lyric video for their track Stars.

Win Tickets for BluesFest, courtesy of The Blues Magazine

To celebrate BluesFest returning to London’s prestigious Royal Albert Hall this October, The Blues Magazine is giving away a limited number of tickets for each night.

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