eclipsed No. 142 / 7/8-2012

Time is on our side: 50 years of Stones in rapid succession

"For most people, the sun, the moon, the stars - and the Rolling Stones - have always existed!" Keith Richards once commented on the longevity of his band. The Rolling Stones haven't been around as long as the sun - but long enough to look back on 50 years of Sex, Drugs & Rock'n'Roll. We do this by looking through the past half century for the most relevant events in the band's history - and summarizing the 50 most important Stones numbers from an eclipsed point of view.

The cult lives!

The third Rockpalast round in eclipsed! The DVD focuses on contemporary acts, but also includes classics. In the accompanying article we deal with tradition, rock nights, legendary gigs and festivals - especially the one on the Loreley, which took place for the first time 30 years ago. And we look at the "modern times", which are appreciated in rows like "Crossroads".

The History of Progressive Rock,

In the twelfth part of our "History of Progressive Rock" we leave the well known paths and discover the prog even there, where we haven't looked for it before and certainly didn't expect it. Be it in certain parts of Europe, in Asia, Africa or Australia. One thing is certain: there are still white spots on the Prog map, and it is worth discovering them

The Wonder Of The Beast

In 1972 one of the most amazing, one of the most cult works of the European prog scene appeared: Aphrodite's Childs concept album "666". It had been created two years before - even before the great works of Yes, Genesis or Gentle Giant. "666" represented the climax and swan song of the short-lived Greek formation around the multi-instrumentalist Vangelis and the later pop star Demis Roussos

Concept Art

Even 38 years after their debut, Canada's Finest are still good for surprises. So Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson and Neil Peart have recorded a flawless concept album with album no. 20 for the first time in their impressive career. In this respect, classic Rush songwriters like "2112", "The Fountain Of Lamneth" and "Cygnus X-1 Book II: Hemispheres" seem like working towards the great litter that "Clockwork Angels" has actually become

Tragic Genius

He could have been the greatest rock star on the threshold of the new millennium: He wrote brilliant songs, possessed an extraordinary charisma and magically attracted women. But Jeff Buckley preferred to refuse - to his death. 15 years later eclipsed is searching for traces with family and friends to preserve the memory of a special person and musician

Taking Care of Business

Saul Hudson alias Slash can almost feel sorry for you: 16 years after leaving Guns N' Roses, the exceptional guitarist is still reduced to his time with the most successful hard rock band of the late eighties. With "Apocalyptic Love" he already presents his sixth album without Axl Rose


For five years, the Swedish showcase retro progogists The Flower Kings have let the country go before they present a new work with "Banks Of Eden". Musically little has changed with the quintet around Roine Stolt. Which is not even necessary in this case

Keep the text up! Cult songs and their meaning

The great Dutch painter Rembrandt van Rijn presented posterity with a mystery in his probably most famous painting "The Night's Watch". Visitors to the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam are still trying to solve this problem. King Crimson also get into the maelstrom of this masterpiece of baroque music in their song "The Night Watch"

Delicately melting from the ballad factory

If a band has significantly influenced the US-American melodic rock, the AOR, and at the same time melted women's hearts with lighter ballads, then these smart rockers from Champaign, Illinois! Together with Foreigner, Journey and Styx they brought the Adult Oriented Rock to bloom, especially in the "Dirty Dancing"-blissful, ripe eighties.