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Category Archives: Music

Richie Kotzen

Cannibals
 
Richie-Kotzen

Recapping the fabulous career of Richie Kotzen, the Winery Dogs were hailed as an overwhelming success. Fender finally issued the Richie Kotzen Signature Telecaster in America, and The Essential Richie Kotzen was released for those who arrived late to the soirée. On Cannibals, Kotzen escalates his songwriting (more…)

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Gov’t Mule featuring John Scofield

Sco-Mule
Surprises
 
Gov't-Mule

Fans have begged for this music to be released for a long time. For the most part, it’s two concerts recorded in September 1999 featuring the original Gov’t Mule lineup along with John Scofield on guitar and the Aquarium Rescue Unit’s Dan Matrazzo on keyboards. Given the (more…)

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AC/DC

Rock or Bust
 
AC-DC

With the sad news that rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young is battling dementia and will never play again, the future of AC/DC lingered in doubt. But, on Rock Or Bust, Angus Young and his mates brought aboard nephew Stevie, an Aussie who does a perfect job keeping (more…)

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Warner E. Hodges

Gunslinger
 
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Fans of no-frills rock and roll and guitar playing will be thrilled with this new outing from Warner Hodges, the lead guitarist in Jason and the Scorchers. With the help of his bandmates in another project, the Bluefields, Dan Baird, Brad Pemberton, and Joe Blanton, Hodges (more…)

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Big Lazy

Don't Cross Myrtle
 
Big-Lazy

The guitar universe has been inundated with all things “retro” for the past decade, but the all-instrumental trio Big Lazy gives it a fresh spin. Old-school twang meets gritty Hollywood-soundtrack music here, with guitarist Stephen Ulrich offering a slow, drawling style and fat vintage tones. A (more…)

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Jimi Hendrix

Cry of Love and Rainbow Bridge
 
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Experience Hendrix is the gatekeeper to the legacy of Jimi Hendrix, and thankfully so. In addition to protecting the music of the greatest rock guitarist of the ’60s from unscrupulous opportunists, they’ve released posthumous albums that do justice in honoring his memory. Originally released in (more…)

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George Clinton

Brothas Be, Yo Like George, Ain’t That Funkin’ Kinda Hard On You?: A Memoir
 
George-Clinton

Let’s get it out of the way. That title… one of the best in recent memory. Then again, what else should we expect from the man who arrived in the Mothership to bestow on the world funk albums with titles like Gloryhallastoopid (Or Pin The Tale (more…)

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Alan Parsons

Alan Parsons’ Art & Science Of Sound Recording – The Book
 
Alan-Parsons

For the recording enthusiast, Alan Parsons talking about recording techniques is cherry stuff. Parsons of course was the assistant engineer on The Beatles’ Let It Be and Abbey Road, and the engineer on Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side Of The Moon. That’s just the tip of (more…)

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The Mavericks

Mono
Lightning In A New Bottle
 
The-Mavericks

After their acclaimed 2014 comeback album In Time and a successful tour, the Mavericks wasted no time creating a followup effort continuing the eclectic sounds, original material, and powerful performances that began in ’91 with their self-released first album. Singer-songwriter Raul Malo, who recorded a number (more…)

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Steve Earle

Terraplane
 
Steve-Earle

The title, inspired by Robert Johnson’s immortal “Terraplane Blues,” says it all. Here’s Earle’s homage to the blues: 11 original, personal songs bathed in honest, authentic arrangements inspired by various vintage styles. “Baby Baby Baby (Baby)” has the loping feel of a Jimmy Reed shuffle. The (more…)

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