The Great Rock Latinum
Very few musicians manage to create a completely independent brand with their sound - Carlos Santana is one of them. 40 years ago he and his band named after him put Latin rock on the map with their debut album. We follow the traces left by Santana in the sixties and seventies.
"We're under pressure with every new album."
With "Black Clouds & Silver Linings" the New York progmetal kings Dream Theater are releasing not only their tenth studio album, but maybe also their most balanced one of the last ten years. At the meeting with drummer Mike Portnoy we not only talked about the new album but also about the Transatlantic Reunion and the "Progressive Nation"-Tour 2009.
Music from another star Part II
At the end of the seventies Space Rock separated its first firing stage. But in the course of the eighties he ignited the next one. The technical development brought hitherto unknown sounds to the ears. A fascination that still grips many bands today and has led to a small but diverse scene.
40 YEARS APOLLO 11
The Moon Landing and its Traces in Pop Culture
It was the day when billions of people all over the world sat breathless in front of their television sets and watched an ancient dream of mankind become reality: The US astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin entered the moon on 20 July 1969 - in Europe it was already 21 July. Like no other non-musical event, the Apollo 11 mission has left its mark on rock and pop - to this day.
He had been swallowed up by the earth for about thirty years. But since the comeback of 2005, the man who was Cat Stevens is back. With the sound of the past, but a completely different claim. And the 60-year-old emphasizes in an interview with eclipsed that this has nothing to do with Islamic propaganda. The enlightened superstar of the seventies imagines himself on a mission to save humanity.
Boxing with lowered fist
The country metropolis of Nashville has already produced many stars, but at some point the famous Nashville sound began to dust. Currently, however, a new scene is establishing itself in Nashville, which is catching up from Country Music to Alternative Rock. One of the most refreshing voices in this biotope is Cortney Tidwell
The sound can escape here
During the interviews for her DVD "Live in Montreux" last year, Tori Amos declared that she intended to choose a new artistic approach for her next album: "It should be a total work of art, and the focus will be on short films that will be accompanied by my new songs These films were made during the tour to her last record "American Doll Posse", only afterwards the artist started the musical realization
Keep the text up! Cult songs and their meaning
U2 - BREATHE
BONO HAS ALWAYS HAD GREAT IDEAS, SO IT'S NOT SURPRISING THAT THE NEW U2-ALBUM FEATURES "BREATHE", A SONG THAT WANTS NOTHING LESS THAN TO LEAN ON THE BIGGEST AND MOST COMPLEX NOVEL OF THE 20TH CENTURY: JAMES JOYCES "ULYSSES"
TOTO - Radio-ready skirt in perfection
They sold more than 30 million albums, hometed six Grammys and played to sold-out houses worldwide - when Steve Lukather announced the end of Toto almost a year ago, a rock institution died. The fact that the Los Angeles formation is considered a mainstream band may be justified. But it is also indisputable that Toto have always set the highest quality standards in rock, whether in the studio or live. Maybe that's exactly why Toto polarized..