STEVEN WILSON - Frei, that means alone
two years ago Steven Wilson climbed the Prog-Olymp with his solo work "The Raven That Refused To Sing". The active Englishman has received exuberant criticism across the scene. Now he lays with "Hand. Cannot. Erase." A work as ambitious and complex as its predecessor. However, the bar is high. If and how Steven Wilson wants to overcome them and which direction he takes, he tells in a big interview.
GOV'T MULE - Pink Floyd and all the others
With him, the rock world has lost more than one great bass player: Jack Bruce, who died on 25 October at the age of 71, was also a brilliant composer and an outstanding singer, but above all a great person, as the many comments from colleagues already in his lifetime, but especially after his death show. It was Roger Waters who once called Jack Bruce "probably the most talented bass player of all time", for Eric Clapton, who published the two and a half minute instrumental "For Jack" on his website after the news of the death of his former Cream companion, he was "an enormous inspiration", Ginger Baker was "sad that we've lost a fine man" - the list of tributes, to which Ringo Starr and Geezer Butler also contributed, could be continued for so long. Jimi Hendrix also belonged to the legion of musicians he influenced with his virtuoso bass playing. The former BBC presenter John de Bono even called him the "Miles Davis of Rock".
Whole Lotta Phallus
It was pure sex, above all. Along with Jimmy Page's ubiquitous guitar and John Bonham's powerful drums, he seemed to be the driving force in the Led Zeppelin cosmos. Their highly potent and vibrant hardrock seemed like a permanent penis to the audience of the late sixties and early seventies.
Number 4 lives!
Jack Bruce has produced a late work that underlines why the Scotsman is one of the greatest bassists and singers in music history. "Silver Rails" oscillates between hard rock, blues and jazz and is bursting with energy. eclipsed visited the 70-year-old on his country estate in Devon in southern England.
eclipsed: "Silver Rails" has an impressive guest list, which also includes Phil Manzanera and Robin Trower.
Jack Bruce: That's right. I did three or four albums with Robin in the '80s. The last one was "Seven Moons", a really good blues rock album. I was in Cuba with Phil a few years ago, which was really interesting. Phil spent his childhood in Cuba. He was there during the revolution and had to flee with his parents. So it was very exciting to return to this place with him and indulge in memories.
eclipsed: Why Uli Jon Roth and not Eric Clapton?
The music of the year 1968
NOT ONLY IN IT FOR THE MONEY..
Protest, riots, riots - to this day the legendary year 1968 is regarded as a symbol of the revolutionary spirit of awakening of the sixties. No less his music. But what was actually going on beyond romantic transfiguration in the year that followed "Sgt. Pepper"?
Finally cool in the schoolyard
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eclipsed is a music magazine based in Aschaffenburg and has been on the German market since 2000. It is aimed at friends of sophisticated rock music who want to go on a new acoustic voyage of discovery month after month.
eclipsed deals in detail with the rock greats of the 60s and 70s in the areas of art rock, prog, psychedelic, blues, classic, hard rock and much more as well as with the current scene in these areas.