The Maccavelli of Pop
He was one of four in the Beatles. But since 1970 Sir Paul McCartney (65) has been popping on his own account. The result was a lot of hits, but also "Silly Love Songs". So ingenious and jargon - and the realization that pop gods are only human beings...
The eclipsed annual review
Rarely has a year been so overshadowed by the comeback of a band as the past: Led Zeppelin have climbed back into the ring. Whether like Henry Maske in his fight against Virgil Hill in March they only wanted to pick up the stock exchange or take on the ox tour of a true reunion - who knows... eclipsed, however, knows one hundred percent that a little more has happened in 2007.
The coup of the year
The online release of their seventh album "In Rainbows" has sparked another heated discussion about the end of the traditional music industry. The mid-thirties from Oxford were only interested in a small but fine experiment and not in a rebellious business model.
News from Oudenbosch. From his studio in the Dutch province, multi-instrumentalist, composer, producer and singer Arjen Lucassen sends us a brand-new ticket to the vastness of his very personal sci-fi world. The ticket for this trip is called "01011001" and once again turns out to be an opulent concept work with illustrious guests. Lucassen told us in an interview that he had to go through an extremely difficult personal phase in the run-up to the recordings.
THE MARS VOLTA
I Am The Train
You expect masterpieces from a band like The Mars Volta. Once again the band delivers nothing less with their new album "The Bedlam In Goliath". And yet the work of the sworn MV community could strike a blow, because Omar Rodríguez-López and Cedric Bixler-Zavala are breaking new ground. The new wonder weapon from The Mars Volta is called Thomas Pridgen.
Keep the text up! Cult songs and their meaning
MARIANNE FAITHFULL - BROKEN ENGLISH
THE RAF'S TERROR ALSO RESONATED IN ROCK MUSIC: IN 1979, MARIANNE FAITHFULL ASKED THE DEAD ULRIKE MEINHOF ABOUT HER REASONS FOR THE ARMED STRUGGLE - WITHOUT REALLY WANTING TO ACCEPT AN ANSWER.
Gospel for Agnostics
What did he not survive: suicide attempts, heroin and alcohol addiction, the failure of the marriage with his great love Carly Simon. The American singer and songwriter James Taylor is the personification of existential sadness and he possesses the ingenious talent to give the tragedy of his existence a worthy musical expression..
rock festivals friendship
"I went for a walk in the mountains. There I saw the many rocks lying there that have survived for such a long time, and it suddenly occurred to me that SBB had also survived for many years. That's how I got the idea to call our new album 'The Rock'," explains SBB keyboarder, bassist and singer Józef Skrzek.