March 2021

SUZI QUATRO - The First Lady of Rock is completely in her element on her new album

25. March 2021

Suzi Quatro

SUZI QUATRO - Die First Lady des Rock ist auf ihrem neuen Album ganz in ihrem Element

Suzi Quatro has been a PR pro for more than five decades, and she makes clever use of her skills by throwing headline-grabbing morsels at the non-music media like "Angus Young pinched my butt" or "I've had the corona virus, too." She knows it makes good headlines and draws attention to the now 70-year-old singer and bassist's new album. Yet the latest work, "The Devil In Me," speaks for itself.

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The Hamburg band OUGENWEIDE is a legend in folk circles to this day

25. March 2021

Ougenweide

Die Hamburger Band OUGENWEIDE ist bis heute eine Legende in Folk-Kreisen

In 1970, a formation with the idiosyncratic name Ougenweide was founded in the far north of the republic. 15 years later they breathed their last. Although there was a one-time reunion in 1996 with the album "Sol" - but without the authoritative female Ougenweide voice Minne Graw and musically quite far from the former concept and also not very convincing: too much esoteric steam, too little gripping medieval rock was heard.

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FLYING CIRCUS celebrate their anniversary with a self-titled "Best-of"-collection

25. March 2021

Flying Circus

FLYING CIRCUS feiern ihren runden Geburtstag mit einer selbstbetitelten „Best-of“-Kollektion

It could have all been so festive and beautiful: in 1990, the blues-progrock formation Flying Circus was founded in Grevenbroich near Düsseldorf. And now, on the occasion of their thirtieth anniversary, they wanted to go on an anniversary tour, with a "best-of" album in their luggage, on which 15 songs from the seven studio productions released so far can be found: partly re-recorded, partly remixed, partly in the original version. This record, simply named after the band, has recently been on sale. However, it's only in its 31st year after the quintet's formation.

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THE VINTAGE CARAVAN defy all odds

25. March 2021

The Vintage Caravan

THE VINTAGE CARAVAN trotzen allen Widrigkeiten

Sweat is obviously part and parcel of The Vintage Caravan: They owe their reputation as an excellent live band among other things to very movement-intensive concerts, bassist Alexander Örn Númason is a semi-professional trail runner, the studio sessions for the fifth album "Monuments" turned out to be an endurance sport. And the Icelanders can chat enduringly as well.

eclipsed: You started your own podcast during the crisis. How did it come about?

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EVERGREY use their newfound freedom and play to their old strengths

25. March 2021

Evergrey

EVERGREY nutzen ihre neugewonnene Freiheit und spielen alte Stärken aus

2020 was a year that meant standstill for many people. But not for Tom S. Englund. Privately, the Swede entered the harbor of marriage, musically there were two topics in the room: On the one hand, the debut of Silent Skies was released, a project for which Englund teamed up with pianist Vikram Shankar. The other was the new Evergrey album "Escape Of The Phoenix". The two have nothing to do with each other directly, as the musician emphasizes: "The Silent Skies album was already finished three years ago. And my job is also to keep the two things completely apart."

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REFLECTION CLUB deliver a kind of sequel to Ian Anderson's masterpiece

25. March 2021

Reflection Club

REFLECTION CLUB liefern eine Art Fortsetzung des Meisterwerks von Ian Anderson

"Thick As A Brick" (1972) by Jethro Tull is one of the great concept albums of progressive rock, inspiring and fascinating with its elegant mix of classical, folk and jazz tones as well as the highly intelligent story, garnished with the invented small-town newspaper "St. Cleve Chronicle", to this day. So in 2012, creator Ian Anderson also served up "Thick As A Brick 2", a sequel to the hit album.

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REFLECTION CLUB deliver a kind of sequel to Ian Anderson's masterpiece

25. March 2021

Reflection Club

REFLECTION CLUB liefern eine Art Fortsetzung des Meisterwerks von Ian Anderson

"Thick As A Brick" (1972) by Jethro Tull is one of the great concept albums of progressive rock, inspiring and fascinating with its elegant mix of classical, folk and jazz tones as well as the highly intelligent story, garnished with the invented small-town newspaper "St. Cleve Chronicle", to this day. So in 2012, creator Ian Anderson also served up "Thick As A Brick 2", a sequel to the hit album.

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TWANGMEN hold the universe together with irrepressible power and joy of playing

25. March 2021

Twangmen

TWANGMEN halten mit unbändiger Kraft und Spielfreude das Universum zusammen

From the Austrian Vorarlberg comes a colorful troupe called Twangmen. In 2011 they gave a first sign of life with the EP "Double Peace". With "Triskele And Cascades" they now deliver their first full album. The basic trio of Martin "Medy" Mayer (guitar), Daniel Seeger (bass) and Flow Frick (drums) has, according to the latter, "been playing together in various combinations since their teenage years". And what makes the instrumental band Twangmen so special? What is their special sound, their "twang" (English for "sharp sound")?

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RUSH - 40 Years of Moving Pictures

3. March 2021

Rush

RUSH - 40 Jahre „Moving Pictures“ 


When talking about "Moving Pictures", superlatives are quickly at hand: It is Rush's best-selling album. The album that made sure that even casual listeners couldn't help but devote themselves to this phenomenon - in front of the home stereo as well as in the packed arenas. The album that contains the band's most famous song and the only album that the Canadian trio performed live in its entirety. But what's behind the 40 minutes that saw the light of record shelves on February 12, 1981?

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DAVID GILMOUR turns 75 - The Buddha of Brighton

3. March 2021

David Gilmour Pink Floyd

DAVID GILMOUR WIRD 75 - Der Buddha von Brighton

No tours, no albums, no stress - just family and fresh air: On his 75th birthday, David Gilmour is taking it easy and visibly mutating into a Buddha. A man who has finished with the music business, with band hierarchies and his own status as a rock star and wants to spend his old age in the most contemplative way possible. He is allowed to do so ..

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