February 2016

GENESIS - 40 Years "A Trick Of The Tail"

17. February 2016

Genesis

GENESIS - 40 Years "A Trick Of The Tail"

The story of "Tail" begins on November 25, 1974 at the latest at the Hotel Swingos in Cleveland, Ohio. "Peter came into my hotel room and said, 'Listen, I can't do this anymore. At the end of the tour I will leave the band', recalls Genesis' former manager Tony Smith. The group had just started the second part of their extensive US tour in Chicago a few days earlier. It had long been established in Great Britain and on the European mainland. In the States, however, it was still waiting for the breakthrough. She had only done six shows so far.

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WOLFMOTHER - One shovel more

17. February 2016

Wolfmother

WOLFMOTHER - One shovel more

For the man with the enormous curly head and the circular saw voice the album almost means a new start. Since the departure of his former fellow musicians Myles Heskett and Chris Ross in 2008 - only shortly after the brilliant kick start - Stockdale has seen a lot of things different than hoped for. The three newcomers were able to take home a Grammy for the catchy tune "Woman". Then the road got bumpy. The second album "Cosmic Egg" turned out to be a difficult procedure, the separation then took place due to the usual ominous "musical and personal differences".

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A TODSICHERES BUSINESS - Jeff Jampol manages faded rock stars

A TODSICHERES BUSINESS - Jeff Jampol manages faded rock stars

A lucrative business, as his office on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles shows. Because Jampol Artist Management Inc. resides in the Plaza del Sol - in the epicenter of Hollywood. The walls are littered with rock devotional objects, three employees and a secretary look discreetly stressed on an early Monday morning, and the boss receives behind a monstrous desk, which is completely overloaded with files, books, CDs and notes. The first impression: not a smooth businessman in a designer suit, but no Vollnerd either.

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RUNRIG - Who wants to live forever

17. February 2016

Runrig

RUNRIG - Who wants to live forever

Scots know how to celebrate. The invitation of the record company Sony underlines this. A group of selected journalists from across the European continent and the British Isles gather in Glasgow to get to know the latest and last studio work of the Scottish folk rock institution. In the Linn Factory, manufacturer of exclusive Hi-Fi components, there is a listing session of the complete album, followed by a whisky rehearsal and witty interviews with the band.

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DAVID BOWIE - Bye-bye Spaceboy!

17. February 2016

David Bowie

DAVID BOWIE - Bye-bye Spaceboy!

I still don't know what devil my father rode in the summer of 1983. Maybe he noticed how much I liked Bowie's hit "Let's Dance". Maybe he also missed his "Scary Monsters"- and "The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars"-LPs, which at the same time became part of my record collection and since then had a strange fascination for me. On the one hand because of the intensity of the music, which had something gloomy and dangerous about it. But also because of Bowie himself, who seemed like a creature from another world.

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MIKE OLDFIELD - Journey of discovery

17. February 2016

Mike Oldfield

MIKE OLDFIELD - Journey of discovery

After the success of "Crises", Virgin boss Richard Branson pushed for an extension of Mike Oldfield's contract. The two had closed it in 1973; it ran over ten albums, of which the artist had to deliver two more. Although his relationship with Branson was no longer the best, Oldfield let his lawyer persuade him to make a new deal: he committed himself to three more records for Virgin and in return received a significant increase in his royalties, both on future releases and on the back catalogue.

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MAGNUM - Good Experiment

17. February 2016

Magnum

MAGNUM - Good Experiment

Since their reunion in 2001 Magnum, the pomp hardrockers from the Black Country, have been known for their consistently high quality. The fans were more than satisfied, but masterpieces like "Chase The Dragon" (1982) or even "On A Storyteller's Night" (1985) didn't come close. "Sacred Blood 'Divine' Lies", the eighth work since the reunification of the main protagonists Tony Clarkin and Bob Catley, will probably not be considered a Magnum classic one day. But that it is one of the most rewarding recordings of the second band phase is obvious.

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GREENLEAF - Forest and meadow rocker de luxe

17. February 2016

Greenleaf Dozer Underground

GREENLEAF - Forest and meadow rocker de luxe

After an extremely long run-up, a project initiated in 1999 finally became the established band Greenleaf. This became apparent at the latest when singer Arvid Jonsson joined "Trails & Passes" (2014). Almost 15 years earlier, the friendly musicians Tommi Holappa (Dozer guitarist), Daniel Lidén (Demon Cleaner drummer), Lowrider singer Peder Bergstrand and Dozer/Lowrider/Demon Cleaner producer Bengt Bäcke, who wanted to play bass, had simply wanted to let off steam elsewhere.

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DAVID GILMOUR - The master of guitar solos turns 70

17. February 2016

David Gilmour Pink Floyd

DAVID GILMOUR - The master of guitar solos turns 70

The light goes out, the crackling of tension, the anticipation charges the air electrically. When the almost 70-year-old enters the stage slowly in the dim light, the emotions unload. With every step by David Gilmour a piece of music history goes on stage. The audience is aware of his career, which lasted almost half a century. The man has charisma, an aura that spreads before he even plays a note or sings a word. Wherever Gilmour has played during his tour that began last year or will play in the summer of 2016, there has always been or will always be the same reception.

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