eclipsed No. 186 / 12-2016 - 1-2017

eclipsed Feature: The History of German Rock

On 26 and 27 July 1986, over 100,000 rock fans gathered in Burglengenfeld, Bavaria, to protest against the nuclear reprocessing plant in Wackersdorf as part of a music festival. The list of acts performed there reads like a Who's Who of the musical genre known as Deutschrock: BAP, Herbert Grönemeyer, Udo Lindenberg, Wolf Maahn, Die Toten Hosen and others set the tone here. The fifth edition of the "Anti-WAAhnsinns-Festival" is often regarded as a symbolic moment and at the same time as the highlight of German rock.

40 years ago: THE BAND say goodbye

Fürwahr, it was a roaring ball night: On Thanksgiving Day in 1976, The Band said goodbye to their fans in San Francisco's Winterland Ballroom with a memorable concert. The event, in which guest stars Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Eric Clapton and Joni Mitchell appeared alongside others, became a legend, and Martin Scorsese set an appropriate monument with the feature film "The Last Waltz".

LAURIE ANDERSON - Lou Reed's widow on dealing with his legacy

You were one of the most unusual couples in modern music history - comparable to Sonny and Cher, Sinéad O'Connor and Peter Gabriel or Chrissie Hynde and Jim Kerr. But the relationship between Lou Reed and Laurie Anderson lasted. For two decades. Now - three years after his death - the avant-garde artist releases the first part of his estate, the 16 albums of the Arista/RCA years, as an opulent box set.

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN - In a press conference with "The Boss"

When a man like Bruce Springsteen writes his memoirs with "Born To Run", he is sure to attract a lot of media attention. Perfectly set for the Frankfurt Book Fair, the hard-working Rock'n'Roller gave the press an audience that was kept strictly secret from the public. We were there and we brought light into the darkness.

JEAN-MICHEL JARRE - "Oxygène" to the third

Jean-Michel Jarre is currently once again tireless. Within just a few months, the two "Electronica" albums filled to bursting with new collaborations with important electronic music artists. Now the Frenchman is at the start with the "Electronica Tour" in large halls. And he's already recorded another studio album. With the release of "Oxygène 3" on 2 December, he even returned to his great debut work.

THE NEAL MORSE BAND - Cleansing Thunderstorm

Neal Morse's creative power continues unabated. But with his latest studio recording "The Similitude Of A Dream", the 56-year-old US-American turns up the heat once again and presents the third concept double album of his career - across all bands.

WOLF PEOPLE - Risen from Ruins

Psychedlic Folkrock in Heavy-Rock-Coat. Sounds like a new challenge for a star chef of molecular cuisine in a television show. But the band Wolf People from the English county Bedfordshire delivers the best recipe for it. Their latest release "Ruins" was the "album of the month" of our November issue. And actually it shows the band on an absolute high.

THE ROLLING STONES - Blaue Lippen soll man küssen

Ten years after their last studio recording "A Bigger Bang", the biggest and longest serving rock band on this planet returns with a cover album. "Blue & Lonesome" is a tribute to the early heroes of English musicians, to the great names of Chicago blues. At the same time, her 25th record is a look back - to the early days of her glorious formation.

We shall overcome - SUZANNE VEGA puts Carson McCullers´ demands on resubmission

The times when the Californian-born Manhattan resident stood for folk pop hits like "Luka", "Marlene On The Wall" or "Tom's Diner" are finally passé. Today, at 57, the superstar of the 80s is at home in the world of art and theatre - as a director, scriptwriter and composer. Which is why her current project "Lover, Beloved" also proves to be a mixture of a studio album and her now second stage play about the US writer Carson McCullers (1917-1967). She is, Vega admits smilingly, almost a bit obsessed with her...