Myth of the Resurrection
What would The Doors be without Jim Morrison? Or the other way around, what would Jim Morrison be without The Doors? Morrison is an icon, the Doors are a legend. A myth that is refreshed every few years with a new compilation. 40 years after the release of their cult debut The Doors now let all their samplers lead into a "The Very Best Of". But who needs a new Doors compilation? After all, no new material has been added for 35 years, and the only two albums without Morrison were never released on CD.
ECLIPSED IN BERLIN
The eclipsed editorial team has been in Berlin for one month since mid-April to produce the new issue of this magazine. It's going to be a big hit: the June Extra issue with the main topic "Rock Metropolis Berlin".
You want to be Iggy Pop? Go for it!
33 years after their separation, the punk fathers present a comeback album that sounds just as dirty and subversive as it did in the days of "Raw Power". With this Iggy & Co. pursue only one goal: to spit the USA strongly into the reactionary soup. eclipsed met professional anarchist Iggy Pop, who - amazingly enough - turns 60 on 21 April, in his house in Miami.
Fear Of A Blank Planet? Black Planet? Whack Planet?
Two years after "Deadwing", Porcupine Tree's new work "Fear Of A Blank Planet" is now in stores. As always, the Brits are faced with the question of where the musical journey will take them. The announcement that the album only consisted of six longer pieces made people sit up and take notice. But back to the roots the men around Steven Wilson wouldn't be doing it, because the bandleader hates nothing more than to repeat himself.
Summer is coming. So it's time to start thinking about which festivals you want to honour with your presence this year. As in the past, the discerning music fan in 2007 - thanks to a sheer unmanageable number of excellently cast events - will hardly have the opportunity to get a reasonable overview. He should first be clear about one fundamental thing: Would I like to see as many bands as possible or would I rather cheer a few handpicked acts at a small, pretty festival? Anyway, we've decided on the festival tips: Instead of submitting as many suggestions as possible, we will limit ourselves to a small selection of events - from familiar to gigantic - which we consider particularly exciting this year. However, this does not necessarily alleviate the agony of choice - and certainly not reduce it: As always, this remains with the sometimes already badly battered festival goer..
The Marillion universe has established itself. In their second incarnation with vocalist Steve Hogarth for 18 years now, the band seems to have as much fun striving for the perfect song as they had in 1989, the year of change, and once again they come very close to this goal, once again they are aware of the uniqueness of their sound - for which not least the proven line-up with Steve Rothery, Mark Kelly, Pete Trewavas and Ian Mosley stands. They are not interested in revival tours à la Fish, their independence and the special relationship to their fans all the more.
Covers for World Peace
On "12" punk poet Patti Smith (60) interprets her favourite songs from 40 years of rock history - with a missionary approach: great songs for a better world.
Like a butterfly hunter
Turn on the lava lamp! Light incense sticks! Start the virtual flight through the Taj Mahal! Go shopping at Granny Takes A Trip (if the London cult boutique still existed)! Any clichés? Yes, sir! But they fit exactly to the music of Saturnia, the one-man-band of Luis Simões. The Portuguese lateral thinker has now released his fourth album "Muzak" - an inner-worldly trip whose gentle psychedelic of theremin, organ, guitar and drum loops reaches deeper regions than any hypnosis. In the interview Simões gave an insight into his world of thoughts and music.
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BLACK SABBATH - WAR PIGS
INSTEAD OF SLAUGHTER HORSES, BLACK SABBATH 1970 LET THE SLAUGHTER PIGS GALLOP UP - AND MEANT BY THAT THE WARMONGERS AT THE LEVERS OF POWER. BUT IN CONTRAST TO DYLAN'S "MASTERS OF WAR" THE FIGHT AT "WAR PIGS" STILL HAS AN END TIME DIMENSION.
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BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN - The chronicler of the American Dream
Bruce Springsteen, who in all modesty can also be called the boss, can be described with a clear conscience as a chronicler of modern America. Like no other musician of his generation, Springsteen's songs live from the power of belief in the American dream. His figures always move in the field of tension between hope and broken dreams.
Silence and enjoyment
With "Princess Alice And The Broken Arrow" Magnum continue their glorious eighties phase. For Bob Catley, the record is also a bridge between the past and the present. "This is the album the fans want to hear from us," explains the blonde singer with the widest Birmingham accent. "The new album reminds of the time between 'Vigilante' and 'Wings Of Heaven', without sounding old-fashioned, because we already integrated some modern sounds."