THE ROLLING STONES
AT THE MOVIES
From the beginning the greatest rock'n'roll band in the world was famous for its unique charisma. No wonder that the long career of the Rolling Stones is the best documented in rock history. The Stones at the movies - a retrospective of sometimes even great cinema...
shopping list THE ROLLING STONES
Over 20 studio albums, at least as many heat compilations, nine official live productions - if you put together a Rolling Stones shopping list, you can easily stumble..
The English Patient
They were the uncrowned kings of the British trip-hop movement. Until they took a breather in 1998, which became a permanent condition. Ten years later the trio returns from Bristol - and seems to have recovered all around. In an interview with eclipsed, mastermind Geoff Barrow (36) reflects on creative self-discovery, complex collages, his enthusiasm for Scooter and his aversion to Amy Winehouse.
The percussion god from next door
The British magazine "Kerrang!" simply calls him "The Greatest". And in fact Led Zeppelin's Donnergott still regularly appears in the top places in elections for the best rock drummer of all time. John Bonham would have turned 60 on May 31.
Shuffling Madness (Part 2)
When Jethro Tull finished their folk rock dominated career phase in 1979, they undoubtedly belonged to the first set: The band had a loyal fan base all over the globe behind them and was still one of the most sought-after live acts. The number of their studio productions has decreased over the years, but again Tull has been good for a surprise.
The title of the new album is program: Like the mythical bird Phoenix, Asia have risen from their own ashes again after 25 years in their original line-up. However: The fact that the band could ever lie in ruins at all would not have been considered possible by any of the participants at their foundation.
"Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends."
Apparently Coldplay don't want to leave it at elegiac stadium pop. On their fourth album the band presents themselves as playful as never before, surprising with a swing of new tones and moods. Partly the Londoners come along like a groovy session troupe, partly they bathe in hymn-like sounds. The instrumental palette includes such apartes as tablas, church organ or string quartet. Apparently the producer duo Brian Eno/Markus Dravs (Arcade Fire) had an invigorating effect. (RELEASE: 13.6.)
The duo Tim Bowness and Steven Wilson are making themselves scarce. Absolutely. But also out of conviction. And when a new album is released - as is currently the case with "Schoolyard Ghosts" - it is an impressive artistic statement. Tim Bowness explains the background.
He's been scarce for the past few years. The former vocalist, organist and bassist of Blind Faith, Traffic and the Spencer Davis Group was absorbed in the role of the family father and farmer. But now he is back with a new album and an old message: "Nine Lives" serves music as a therapeutic medium that not only changes the life of the individual, but - if you let it go - the whole world.
Fresh blood for the snake
Next to Robert Plant and Paul Rodgers, David Coverdale is the last great hard rock shouter. The fact that he has been bringing his flagship Whitesnake back on course for several years is as pleasing as it is necessary.
Radiohead and EMI finally draw a line under their joint successful work with the recently released extensive retrospective "The Best Of". The basis of a career that began with a misunderstanding: Radiohead's first single "Creep" became a grunge generation anthem in 1993, a lively rock song that did not fit the musical vision of the quintet around the enigmatic Thom Yorke.
Keep the text up! Cult songs and their meaning
SONIC YOUTH - DEATH VALLEY '69
"DEATH VALLEY '69" IS A DEEPLY ENCAPSULATED MORAL PAINTING OF THE AMERICA OF THE HIPPIE ERA: WHILE THE FLOWER CHILDREN WERE STILL CELEBRATING THEMSELVES IN WOODSTOCK, CHARLES MANSON AND HIS MURDER SECT GAVE THE BEAUTIFUL DREAM THE DEATHBLOW.