Four decades as a long runner in the limelight, so many concerts on the hump as hardly any other band, in addition a loyal following in the back: Jethro Tull have seen many musical fashions come and go, have made a number of artistic turns themselves and now, on 30 May, start their "40 Years Anniversary Live Tour" in Berlin. A tribute to the indestructible rock band and its headstrong boss.
Glacier melt of consciousness
Their music was never fast food. Starting out from a mixture of punk and psychedelic hard rock, the Norwegian formation Motorpsycho drifted off into country areas in the mid 90s to produce their most abstract album to date in 2006 with "Black Hole/Blank Canvas". Now she returns with Little Lucid Moments.
"It's quite possible that there won't be another album"
The AOR flagship Toto has been travelling the planet for a full 30 years. Hits and anecdotes pave the way for the troupe of ex-session musicians who started out from California. Bobby Kimball and Steve Lukather about then and now.
40 YEARS BURG HERZBERG FESTIVAL
Flower Power under the sign of the castle
It is now Europe's biggest hippie open air: eclipsed congratulates the "Burg Herzberg Festival", its organizers and of course the visitors on 40 years of counterculture and lets the history and stories of the Freak Refuge pass in review once again.
STEPHEN MALKMUS & THE JICKS Perfect
Pavement were among the founders of what is today called the intellectual arm of Indierock. The band from the Californian Stockton captivated with weird humor, nostalgic charm and an impressive independence from trends and epochs
The Return of Make-up Monsters
Actually, they had said goodbye to the stage in 2001. But on the occasion of their 35th anniversary of service, the old masters of glam hard rock relapse. In the eclipsed interview singer/guitarist Paul Stanley (56) reflects on the withdrawal and the responsible service company KISS
TRIBE AFTER TRIBE
The mother of all battles
With his band Tribe After Tribe Robbie Robb stands for heavy psych combined with African mysticism. But this ethnological background has nothing to do with exotic romanticism, not even on the current fifth album "M.O.A.B.". Robb, bassist Dino Archon and drummer Richard explain the background
THE BLACK CROWES
When you listen to "Warpaint", the current album of The Black Crowes, it's not surprising that guitarist Rich Robinson says sentences like the following: "The title of the record is not politically meant, as some people claim. Instead, we are concerned with presenting the grimace of cynicism, of lies, of consumerism, which is so omnipotent and ugly in modernity. For us, this is not a political act, but a human act. We want to develop an alternative concept to it, want to return to the real, to sincerity, to the magic that once constituted Rock'n'Roll, by virtue of music." What does this statement have to do with the sound of "Warpaint"? Well..
LIRD VAN GOLES
Balancing act between brain and muscles
That not only purple cows and Heidi come from Switzerland, we know at the latest since the Young Gods and Sportsguitar. Now a young band is pushing the public, which has the potential to heat up the Prog boiler again
TITO & TARANTULA
Always something to do
"I chose the title 'Back Into The Darkness' very consciously," explains Tito Larriva, mastermind of the formation Tito & Tarantula, with an audibly satisfied puff. "After all, for me the night is more exciting than the day, the dark in man more exciting than its perfect surface. "Besides, darkness fits our music better than bright light
Keep the text up! Cult songs and their meaning
JAMES TAYLOR - FIRE AND RAIN
THE TRUE MEANING OF THE TEXT OF JAMES TAYLORS' BIGGEST HIT IS ONLY REVEALED TO THE LISTENER THROUGH THE AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL BACKGROUND - "FIRE AND RAIN" DEALS WITH THE SUICIDE OF A MUSICIAN'S GIRLFRIEND
eclipsed PURCHASE SHEET
EMERSON, LAKE & PALMER
Gifted rock pioneers or megalomaniac pop carajans? In the assessment of ELP, opinions have always differed widely. For their fans, Keith Emerson, Greg Lake and Carl Palmer were ingenious border crossers who opened up new musical horizons. Opponents accused the trio of hollow pathos and pathological gigantomania.