July 2017

HELLO GOODBYE - 60 years ago: John Lennon meets Paul McCartney

11. July 2017

The Beatles Beatles

HELLO GOODBYE - 60 years ago: John Lennon meets Paul McCartney

It's Saturday, it's hot, and all Woolton's on his feet. In the small garden of St. Peter's Church, between the drinks stand and the barbecue, there is a flatbed truck. At a quarter past four on that July 7, 1957, a few adolescents with guitars climb onto the loading area and off they go. They are one of the many skifflebands shooting out of the herb at that time in England, in this case even from the direct neighbourhood, and they are hardly better or worse than others.

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END OF THE LINE - In Memory of Gregg Allman

END OF THE LINE - In Memory of Gregg Allman

"I've spent my whole life on the blues. He is my great passion, which helps me to get out of my own blues. The blues contributes to stress reduction. He's like a Harley Davidson."
(Gregg Allman)

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SIENA ROOT - What do Swedes dream of?

11. July 2017

Siena Root

SIENA ROOT - What do Swedes dream of?

Even when Siena Root first pressed her sound ideas onto records at the beginning of the new millennium, they were hopelessly romantic neohippies. Publications such as the debut "A New Day Dawning" (2004) or "Different Realities" (2009) marked the search for alternative sounds and social solutions. Now they're adding to it: In sound more solid than ever - guitar-organ duels à la Deep Purple and Uriah Heep - the group takes their listeners on "A Dream Of Lasting Peace" on an analog dream journey into a world of peace.

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BENT KNEE - Moving into the third dimension

11. July 2017

Bent Knee

BENT KNEE - Moving into the third dimension

Courtney Swain had already indicated it a few weeks before the interview with eclipsed: "Land Animal" sounds straighter than its three predecessors. However, a commercial sale has by no means taken place. Instead, the album is overflowing with original ideas - and the fact that one or the other chorus stays in your memory faster is by no means a disadvantage.

eclipsed: Your second album "Shiny Eyed Babies" hit German progfans like a bomb. How has your life as a musician changed since then?

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STYX - 45 years in orbit

11. July 2017

Styx

STYX - 45 years in orbit

"Big Bang Theory", the title sounds like a concept album, but it wasn't. Unless you want to sell an album with cover versions as a concept. "When we released this record in 2005, it was more an inward than an outward signal," says Tommy Shaw, self-critically of the "The Mission" predecessor. "It was a desire and mood project in which we recorded our favourite songs from Blind Faith, Jethro Tull, Free, Jimi Hendrix or Procol Harum.

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AMPLIFIER - Courage to freedom

11. July 2017

Amplifier

AMPLIFIER - Courage to freedom

A summer Main afternoon in Kreuzberg. In front of the doors of the Ramones Museum at the Silesian Gate, sun-hungry capital city hipsters stroll around or pedal in a crowd. Inside the pub museum Sel Balamir has made himself comfortable. In conversation, the 44-year-old seems like one who is deeply in tune with the winding path of his band, which always moves below the mainstream radar.

eclipsed: You've lived in London and Manchester, but now you've turned your back on the big city. How did the city escape?

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