DEEP PURPLE IN ROCK
The Rebirth of a Band
An album carved in stone! 40 years ago the English band Deep Purple erected their own monument. Even considering the fact that the former hard rock heroes around Ritchie Blackmore and Jon Lord ruined their reputation in the middle of the eighties, the LP is still one of the top monuments in rock history. An album as massive and monumental as the Mount Rushmore to which the cover refers.
Crisis! Hard Crisis!
It could be the reunion of the year - if it were one. But what's going on in autumn on "40th Anniversary Tour" is not Supertramp, but Rick Davies and his band. And this despite the fact that the ex-colleagues Roger Hodgson and Dougie Thomson have honestly made an effort to participate. In the eclipsed conversation, the two find words that are not very flattering.
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MARILLION - Band of a thousand faces
Only a few rock formations have been formed and shaped by two front people as different as Marillion. At first the extroverted giant Derek William Dick alias Fish gave a contemporary version of Peter Gabriel, swam free together with the band and was gone again after four albums, which of course were style-defining. His successor, Steve Hogarth, whose personality was completely different but equally charismatic, set his own accents right from the start and recorded at least four albums with Steve Rothery, Pete Trewavas, Mark Kelly and Ian Mosley, which can compete with those of the Fish phase..
The flaming bundle of energy
Guru Guru stands for more than forty years of Krautrock. One man is responsible for the constant supply of energy: drummer Mani Neumeier, who is celebrating a round birthday this year. eclipsed met the busy "Elektrolurch" and was told in detail what it was (and is) like with this unconventional band called Guru Guru.
alive in London
When "The Wake" was finished, the fractures were no longer cementable. The singer left, the band lost their musical orientation and only found it again when Peter Nicholls returned years later. The price IQ had to pay for their artistic triumph with "The Wake" was high. They are now celebrating the 25th anniversary of the release of the album, which for many critics is the stylistic defining recording of the Neoprog, with an elaborate work edition and the first complete performance.
The Metal Steam Engine
Their record is truly impressive: 15 studio albums, 80 million records sold and concerts in the world's largest arenas. Concentrated superlatives that Iron Maiden, despite their age and musical persistence, will continue in 2010: with the new work "The Final Frontier" and a world tour that takes them from Dallas to Transylvania.
TATORT ESSEN: HAFERKAMP UND DER PROG
Progressive Rock und Verbrecherjagd - does that go together?
In the years 1974 to 1980 this harmonized very well: "Tatort" Commissioner Haferkamp arrested numerous murderers, blackmailers and robbers in Essen to the music of bands like Genesis, Jethro Tull or Pink Floyd. A novelty in the successful crime series. Which songs were played in which episode? Who was responsible for the selection? What did Haferkamp hear privately? eclipsed is searching for clues.
Talkin' bout an evolution
Change and development are necessarily part of the history of a rock band. The Ocean mastermind Robin Staps shares this view. Thus the open collective founded ten years ago, sometimes comprising up to forty musicians and based in Berlin on the current album "Heliocentric", has become a formation with a fixed line-up - and a leaning towards Switzerland.
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JOAN BAEZ - DIAMONDS & RUST
A VERY SPECIAL LOVE SONG FROM JOAN OF ARC, AMERICA'S FOLK SAINT: "DIAMONDS & RUST", ONE OF THE FEW BETTER KNOWN SONGS FROM JOAN BAEZ' PEN, RECAPITULATES - FULL OF EMOTION AND MELANCHOLY - HER RELATIONSHIP WITH A FAMOUS FELLOW MUSICIAN: BOB DYLAN.