PETER GABRIEL External Blood
After eight years Peter Gabriel presents a new studio album. For the Englishman known as a ponderous inventor, this is a blink of an eye. After all, he didn't stop writing fresh songs either, but reinterpreted important pieces by well-known colleagues like David Bowie, Neil Young or Lou Reed. To eclipsed he reveals what drove him to it.
THE FAMOUS CHARISMA LABEL
The Prog's management forge
The Famous Charisma Label: a name with which prog connoisseurs associate a lot: the famous Mad Hatter logo, the charismatic boss Tony Stratton-Smith and of course names like Genesis, The Nice or Van der Graaf Generator. At the end of 2009 the unconventional record company was founded for the fortieth time. The EMI honours this anniversary with a 3-CD box, eclipsed with a story about the label history - just like Peter Hammill and Steve Hackett told us.
Turn Back The Clock
The first letters of their surnames made them a trademark: The Freisinger Gruppe RPWL stands for ambitious, adventurous Art-/Progrogrock, which finds its fans in many countries. Together with the remaining original members eclipsed celebrates the first ten years of the RPWL Experience.
They are the ultimate hope of Australian hard rock. From time to time they are referred to as AC/DC's only legitimate heirs. One thing is for sure: Airbourne's second album "No Guts, No Glory" continues the tradition of Aussie legends like Rose Tattoo, AC/DC, The Angels or The Poor with a swelling chest. We met singer/guitarist Joel O'Keeffe and drummer Ryan O'Keeffe for a whimsical chat.
One of the most unspent Prog-Acts comes from Australia. With their second album "Sound Awake", Karnivool naturally bridge the gap between Seventies Artrock and alternative and contemporary prog forms, such as those known from Tool. After years of grassroots work in clubs and at festivals, the band once again trumps with a studio work for a change.
It Might Get Loud
Hardly anyone has seen this film in the last year. Those who wanted to see "It Might Get Loud" hardly had the chance, because the critically acclaimed documentary about Jimmy Page, The Edge and Jack White was only shown in selected cinemas - and only for a short time. Now the guitarist's rendezvous appears on DVD. We took the opportunity to talk to Mr Page himself.
Piano Magic are a musical chameleon. Their nine albums have differed so much from each other in the 14-year history of the band that one can hardly make out a handwriting. On their new opus "Ovations" the group applauds itself. She has every reason to, because in its stringency, unity and progressive spirituality, the work is a quantum leap for the band.
position in Prog Olympus
A band that only releases two studio albums - and that in different line-ups - is not necessarily suited to the rock myth. At U.K. the case is different: The former supergroup of the Prog is unforgotten despite its early implosion. Their albums (including the live album "Night After Night") have now been remastered and re-released.
The Rockelite Hotel
Jim Morrison fell there in booze from the gutter, Led Zeppelin drove through the lobby by motorbike, the Chili Peppers picked up parts of "By The Way" in a suite, Britney Spears was thrown out because of "unacceptable behaviour" - and that's just a tiny excerpt from the 80-year history of the Rock'n'Roll hostel par excellence: eclipsed checked into Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles - and had the night of his life.
Keep the text up! Cult songs and their meaning
BOB DYLAN - ALL ALONG THE WATCHTOWER
IN JUST A FEW LINES OF SONG, BOB DYLAN UNROLLS A SCENARIO OF OLD TESTAMENT FORCE. "ALL ALONG THE WATCHTOWER" IS THE HAUNTING ATTEMPT OF THE GRIM FOLK-BARDEN TO GET RID OF THE UNLOVED ROLE OF THE OPINION LEADER AND MOUTHPIECE.
list THE PRETTY THINGS - Rough bowl, dirty core
Together with the Rolling Stones, the Animals and the Yardbirds, they were among the British pioneers inspired by US blues veterans. And like the Stones, who borrowed their name from a Muddy Waters title, the Pretty Things also named themselves after a song of one of their role models: Bo Diddley's "Pretty Thing", which they promptly covered on their first album..