eclipsed at ROCKPALAST
"You never yelled at us!"
The Rockpalast is alive! Even 34 years after the first official programme, the most respected live music programme on German television offers a platform for famous bands and up-and-coming acts alike. The second series of Rockpalast DVDs is currently being released. We took this opportunity to compile our own DVD with "Palast" treasures and to recall the concerts of the artists presented there.
Dream of the "Omma"
The release of "2010 Live", the digitalisation of "Die Grobschnitt Story", further parties, i.e.: concerts - the number of hits with the progressive band from Hagen, founded forty years ago, has increased significantly after their comeback. Grobschnitt are almost as present as at their wedding in the seventies and eighties. But there are significant differences to those at that time.
"Morrison was more than a sullen drunk!"
Almost twenty years after Oliver Stone's feature film about the myth of the unique US band, "The Doors: When You're Strange", a documentary about the quartet's true history, "The Doors: When You're Strange", will be released on 1 July. The film was directed by Tom DiCillo ("Living In Oblivion", "Delirious" and others). eclipsed spoke with the 57-year-old about the work on his first documentary, the band and the Stone film.
The latest thing?
He is a tragic hero, great entertainer and eternal stand-up man in personal union. A mixture that Ozzy Osbourne (61) knows better than ever how to market. Be it with his grandiose biography "I Am Ozzy", his new album "Scream" or his alleged farewell tour in autumn. All big business with only one purpose: to get the Ozzy machinery up and running before it's too late. eclipsed met the mature Madman in the ultra-posh ambience of London's Dorchester Hotel.
Fly, butterfly, fly!
It's a strange thing: they're waiting over five years for new material from Liverpool's professional melancholiacs, and then the three Cavanagh brothers prefer the semi-acoustic review "Hindsight" shortly before the completion of the next album. Seven years after "A Natural Disaster", "We're Here Because We're Here" is new Anathema studio material. Shortly before their trip to Germany, guitarist, singer and founding member Vincent Cavanagh from his adopted home New York contacted us with interesting insights into the record that heralds a new era for the band.
About God is the world
David Eugene Edwards has what it takes to be a preacher. With his band Wovenhand he finds an impressive mixture of hypnotic country rock and ancient sounds of East and West. But what the man under the Puritan hat is really about is the Word of God.
THE BLACK KEYS
Sweet Home Alabama
It's amazing what a career the Black Keys have had in recent years. Guitarist and singer Dan Auerbach and drummer Patrick Carney started in the provincial stink of Akron, Ohio, as an electric blues duo heavily influenced by Junior Kimbroughhs music. Half a decade later, the duo succeeds with "Brothers", an all-round work that redefines the American mainstream.
The Who's Who of the British Neoprog scene will meet this year at the "5th Night Of The Prog". Most of all, connoisseurs will be curious about Twelfth Night's first appearance in Germany since 1984. Until its dissolution in 1987, the group had fought doggedly for recognition. She has been involved again since 2007.
Back from the future
As pioneers of the New Wave, the brothers Gerald and Bob Casale and Mark and Bob Mothersbaugh were literally excluded from the industry - and swore to go on a musical general strike in 1990. Twenty years later, they make a surprising backdown from the backdown. Because they can't help themselves.
Keep the text up! Cult songs and their meaning
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN - THUNDER ROAD
"CARS AND GIRLS", THE FAMOUS SONG BY PREFAB SPROUT, CRITICIZES THAT BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN IS ALL ABOUT CARS AND GIRLS, ALTHOUGH LIFE HAS SO MUCH MORE TO OFFER. CAN YOU LEAVE IT LIKE THIS? ESPECIALLY IN THE TEXT FOR "THUNDER ROAD", THE BOSS PROVES THAT HE SEES METAPHORS FOR LIFE ITSELF IN CARS AND GIRLS.
Shopping Ticket JOE JACKSON
"As a teenager, I fell in love with music and devoured it as much as I could. Music of every style, epoch and genre. I was classically trained, but also loved pop music and played some jazz concerts," Joe Jackson announces in the liner notes to the album "Jumpin' Jive". The long Schlacks, who started his career in the late seventies in punk infected London, is right. He should belong beside Elvis Costello to the few, which used the Punk as starting point and invented a New Wave, on which - particularly in the case of the Joe Jackson - the well-worn term "fastidious Pop" fits best.