JEFF BECK/ERIC CLAPTON
Inventor of Olympus
They are among the most celebrated rock guitarists in the world. They once played in the same band, though not at the same time. After their departure from the Yardbirds, the careers of Jeff Beck (65) and Eric Clapton, who turns 65 on March 30, developed completely differently. eclipsed traces the paths of the fundamentally different (musician) characters, visited one of the rare joint concerts in London, spoke with Mr. Beck himself and interviewed numerous fellow musicians about their eternal rivals.
"I'm not a blues snob, I'm a rocker!"
You rest, you rust. True to this motto Joe Bonamassa releases his eighth solo album "Black Rock" one year after the extremely successful "The Ballad Of John Henry". With his very own feeling for attractive cover versions and exciting original compositions, the 32-year-old once again confirms his exceptional position in the current blues scene.
"For my sake, Axl can do whatever he wants!"
After the glorious and life-threatening times with Guns N' Roses and various band projects, Slash presents himself for the first time as a solo artist - of course with a little help from his friends.
"Democracy in music is just a myth"
The plans for a Genesis reunion in the classic 70s line-up are off the table. One, however, continues the legacy of the great band in his own way. With "Out Of A Tunnel's Mouth" Steve Hackett delivered a convincing prog/rock statement. And the ex-Genesis guitarist also showed himself to be a worthy executor in a conversation with eclipsed.
READER POLL 2009!
Triple triumph for Porcupine Tree! The men around bandleader Steven Wilson convinced (almost) everyone in 2009. I wonder if Peter Gabriel fulfilled all his hopes Guido Westerwelle doesn't seem to be. The eclipsed editorial staff says thank you to all who have again participated in great numbers!
COHEED AND CAMBRIA
Episode I: Year of the Black Rainbow
On their fifth album, Coheed And Cambria now tell the plot of their sci-fi opera, begun eight years ago, around the main characters of the same name. To be more precise, they finally provide the prehistory of the space saga narrated in forethought and recourse. Mike Borrink unravels the whole thing and speculates about the future of a band that has put itself on the scrap heap.
"Nowadays it's fun to be a member of Asia"
"Omega" is the fifth album in the Asia line-up. Also here you can find: sensitive longing, latent tendency to megalomania, tricky skirt and light-footed radiopopop. After some mediokren publications the success group stands again rather well in the juice. Carl Palmer also conveyed this impression in an interview with eclipsed.
THE GILDED PALACE OF SIN
"Our songs are hardly ever played on the radio."
A band that not only comes out of nowhere, but is also not comparable with anything else. And yet she uses conventional means. The British trio The Gilded Palace Of Sin finds a way to assemble the familiar and proven in such an unusual way that we think we've never heard it before.
Bang! Straight in the face!
"Head First" is the name of Goldfrapp's new album. In fact, the British success duo leaves behind the dreamy sounds that were still to be heard on their last recording and rushes headlong onto the dance floor. Right where Supermax is waiting.
Keep the text up! Cult songs and their meaning
DON HENLEY - THE BOYS OF SUMMER
AFTER THE TEMPORARY END OF THE EAGLES, DON HENLEY STARTED A SUCCESSFUL SOLO CAREER IN THE EARLY EIGHTIES. "THE BOYS OF SUMMER" FROM 1984 BECAME HIS MOST FAMOUS HIT. NOT LEAST BECAUSE OF ITS PRECISE, SUSTAINABLE TEXT.
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URIAH HEEP - Verkannte Institution
Uriah Heep played a similarly important role in the development of hard rock as Deep Purple, Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin. And yet the band, formed in late 1969 by singer David Byron and guitarist Mick Box, could never even come close to their commercial triumphs. Ken Hensley, the third creative head of the early phase, was also instrumental in Heep producing groundbreaking albums on the assembly line - especially in the first half of the seventies...
Nuremberg, Meistersingerhalle, 23.02.2010
A woman who was once reverently called "the conscience and voice of the sixties" is treated with respect. As a result, the venue will be in good order from a serious point of view. The 69-year-old folk/protest icon Joan Baez stops at the almost sold-out Meistersingerhalle in Nuremberg. A colourful group has gathered here, including many people who met "Joan d'Arc" in the eighties as a supporter of the German peace movement. But of course also those who - grey as the American herself - have always listened to her, and for whom Woodstock and the Newport Folk Festival are pillars of modern music. Accordingly the nice lady in the mousy grey jacket announces a program from fifty years...