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11. September 2020

Pete Townshend , The Who

PETE TOWNSHEND- Das Zeitalter der Angst: Ein Kunstroman

In addition to his main job at The Who, Pete Townshend has earned an extra income as an editor for various publishers. The sideline became a passion which he now crowns with his first novel. "The Age of Fear: An Art Novel" is also intended as the basis for an upcoming rock opera.

The following book excerpt describes a reunion concert by Walter, who had retired from the music business for a long time because he was plagued by visions of other people's fears. Together with his old band and his father, after 15 years he discovers his new creativity and transforms the sounds he hears into tangible, if disturbing music. It is the beginning of a liberation

Extract from the book by Pete Townshend (from page xxx to page xx)

11. September 2020

Neal Morse

NEAL MORSE - Vom Saulus zum Paulus

He is fascinated by biblical material: On his new solo album "Sola Gratia" the US-progger NEAL MORSE deals with the story of the apostle Paul. The parable of the prodigal son, the life of Martin Luther, finding meaning and faith have already been dealt with by him in concept albums. The idea of writing an album about the proverbial transformation of Saul, the persecutor of Christians, into a follower of Jesus and missionary Paul, Neal Morse had been pregnant for quite some time. After "Sola Scriptura" (2007), "Sola Gratia" is his second album, which is titled with a reformatory principle. As Morse explains in the interview, the trigger for this was an acoustic misunderstanding

eclipsed: How did the second "Sola" album come about?

11. September 2020

Peter Green , Fleetwood Mac

Peter Green (1946–2020) - Der sanfte Gigant

Next to Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton, he was the third great virtuoso of the electric guitar in the 60s: Peter Green became famous with John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, founded Fleetwood Mac and gave the world song classics like "Albatross" and "Oh Well". In 1970, after little more than three years, he left the band and only appeared sporadically in the spotlight after that. An obituary for a mentally unstable genius who was one of the greats of the classic rock era.

It is hard to imagine what would have become of this man with his sensitive fingers if he had finished the butcher apprenticeship he had begun. The excursion into the bourgeois working world, however, remained a brief intermezzo in the life of Peter Allen Greenbaum, because the 15-year-old soon put the butcher's knife aside in order to devote himself entirely to the guitar from then on. It was to lead him into the clear heights, but also into the darkest abysses.

11. September 2020

The Pineapple Thief

THE PINEAPPLE THIEF - Wahrheit? Welche Wahrheit?

"Versions Of The Truth", the thirteenth studio album of The Pineapple Thief, is also the third one with Gavin Harrison on drums. Since the ace of drums has become a permanent member of Bruce Soord's long-lived new art rock band, the sound and arrangements have been refined, the music has become more atmospheric and suspenseful. The new work also invites again to a fascinating journey.

Bruce Soord is sitting in his home studio in Yeovil, a small town in the southwest of the UK, for the Skype interview. He is using the microphone he normally uses to record his vocals. These are new and interesting insights into the lives of musicians in the times of Corona ...

eclipsed: Your new album is called "Versions Of The Truth". As you can learn, it is about the very current debate about the difference between facts and personal perception

11. September 2020

Pain Of Salvation

PAIN OF SALVATION „Unsere Alben funktionieren am besten, wenn man ihnen Zeit gibt, unter die Haut und ins Hirn zu gehen“

Three years after the very personally colored "In The Passing Light Of Day" Pain of Salvation again present a modern concept album with depth. On "Panther" bandleader Daniel Gildenlöw develops a unique, fascinating musical and lyrical world, dissecting social erosion zones as usual

"Daniel would like to give longer interviews this time," says the responsible PR agency. A statement that makes you smile when you consider that the singer and guitarist generally tends to overflowing, but at the same time highly intelligent and even at times extremely polished monologues. Overruns of the interview times had to be planned anyway. In the end, almost one and a half hours pass in an interview that spans the range from musical to personal and socially significant topics.

11. September 2020

BAP , Wolfgang Niedecken

NIEDECKENS BAP - Zwesche Corona un Kölsche Dom

The Cologne dialect rock institution BAP also had to take a corona-related time-out. But now the new album "ALLES FLIESST" will finally be released on September 18th. A work as earthy as it is atmospherically dense, which evokes memories of the band's great early works. BAP thinker and director Wolfgang Niedecken himself draws comparisons to "Zwesche Salzjebäck un Bier". On the cover, his gaze wanders from Cologne Cathedral across the Rhine and the river of the world. What is it about the new BAP-Weitblick?

11. September 2020

Allman Betts Band , The Allman Betts Band

ALLMAN BETTS BAND - United States of Americana

Whether she wants to admit it or not, the Allman Betts Band is becoming the legitimate successor to the Allman Brothers Band. On their second longplayer "Bless Your Heart", they have expanded their musical spectrum with some Americana sounds. As satisfied as frontman Devon Allman is with this, he admits in an interview that his personal taste in music goes far beyond that.

11. September 2020

Jimi Hendrix , The Jimi Hendrix Experience

JIMI HENDRIX - Live 1970

"Six, five, four, three, two, one. "On behalf of the Fillmore family, a very, very happy new year! It's January 1, 1970, midnight 2 a.m. Jimi & Co. take the traditional "Auld Lang Syne" from the Guy Lombardo orchestra - highly melodic, not sawing through - and let it turn grooving into "Who Knows" ..

Jimi Hendrix's stage life had always been a kaleidoscope of highlights: 1966 the sensation in London's Speakeasy, 1967 Monterey with pyromaniacal guitar grilling, 1968 Miami with the most relaxed experience of all time, because "Electric Ladyland" was finally in the can after a year of tinkering, plus the Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco with six dream gigs in three days. 1969 then a brutal broadside with Marshall amplifiers in the "Happening For Lulu" show against the will of the playback-mad BBC bosses, Woodstock including deconstruction of the US national anthem and criticism of the Vietnam War.