PINK FLOYD - Let there be more Wright
The announcement of a new Pinkloyd album - the first in twenty years - resembled a bang. The decision of Messrs. Gilmour and Mason to do little or no promotion at all for their tribute to their deceased band colleague Rick Wright, though. This approach raises many questions. Don't the old masters believe in themselves and their output? Do you think the whole thing might already be a mistake? Or did they just hire the wrong PR agency? eclipsed about the trials and tribulations surrounding "The Endless River".
LED ZEPPELIN - The second prank
Jimmy Page is in a good mood. No wonder: after the success of the first part of the Remasters, the pressure and uncertainty have vanished, the media interest has shrunk to a healthy level and - even more importantly - he is sure that in interviews he will experience exactly the respect he always wanted from the writing guild.
ELECTRIC ORANGE - At the top
Three quarters of Electric Orange were available for the interview. "Double D", as keyboarder Dirk Jan Müller and guitarist Dirk Bittner, the founding fathers of the band, call themselves with a wink, and drummer Georg Monheim provide a look behind the scenes.
...AND YOU WILL KNOW US BY THE TRAIL OF DEAD - Desert therapy
Trail Of Dead have reason to celebrate. Exactly twenty years ago, the US formation, once known for its destructive stage shows, was founded. Of the original line-up only Conrad Keely (voc, g) and Jason Reece (dr, g, voc) are left, but the current album "IX" shows that the band doesn't want to rest on the laurels of "Tao Of The Dead" and "Lost Songs". Instead she offers with "IX" a very coherent, melodic work, which at the same time undertakes beguiling New Artrock excursions.
MIKE RUTHERFORD - The Little Prince vs. Rael
Mike's Rutherford's book "Rhythms of Life" is a blend of rock'n'roll biography and homage to the late father. Wide passages of the book are true treasure troves for the Genesis fan. We present here - as a look-up to the cover story of our last issue - an exclusive excerpt in which Rutherford remembers the time of the recordings of "The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway".
JON LORD - The last farewell
"Celebrating Jon Lord At The Albert Hall" (DVD, Blu-ray, CD) is a tribute to Jon Lord's diverse musical output. Ian Paice, who is married to the twin sister of the widow of his friend who died of cancer in 2012, played with the Hammond organist in Deep Purple and Whitesnake. At Whitesnake Paice also met guitarist Bernie Marsden again. He had worked with both of them on the exciting band project PAL (Paice, Ashton, Lord).
On test drive - Dire Straits bassist JOHN ILLSLEY puts a new album after serious illness
fifteen years ago John Illsley has kept his leukemia disease secret. After successful bone marrow donation by his sister and positive prognosis, the co-founder of the famous British band Dire Straits has returned with the solo album "Testing The Water" (Review: eclipsed 10/2014). We talked to the bass player about his illness, the new album and the levels of meaning of his songs.