eclipsed No. 172 / 7/8-2015

09. December 2015

QUEEN - Their 50 biggest songs

Queen emphasized throughout their career that they are essentially a hard rock band. In fact, the English kept increasing the hardness of their songs as much as they liked. And yet there is hardly a formation of its caliber that has tried its hand in so many different genres. This stylish heterogeneity is also reflected in our ranking of the 50 greatest songs of the pomp quartet.

CARLOS SANTANA - The Sound of the World

Shadows of the past - It's his well-known life themes that JAMES TAYLOR will not let go of in 2015 either

25. June 2015

Shadows of the past - It's his well-known life themes that JAMES TAYLOR will not let go of in 2015 either

Although James Taylor has been clean and secluded for thirty years in the woods of Massachusetts, his time as a junkie, Beatles protege and member of the Laurel Canyon scene also catches up with him on his comeback album. Luckily

eclipsed: "October Road", your last studio work, was released in 2002. Why the long break?

James Taylor: (laughs) Very simple: I got married, moved to an old farm that I had to renovate, and I had children. A full-time job where there was no time to write. This did not change until 2013, when the children started school.

eclipsed: Your studio is called The Barn. That sounds very rural..

Taylor: It is. My house is located in the woods of Massachusetts, with few neighbors, but a lot of wilderness. I've always dreamed of that. And the barn is the studio.

eclipsed No. 101 / 5-2008

10. April 2014

Shuffling madness

Four decades as a long runner in the limelight, so many concerts on the hump as hardly any other band, in addition a loyal following in the back: Jethro Tull have seen many musical fashions come and go, have made a number of artistic turns themselves and now, on 30 May, start their "40 Years Anniversary Live Tour" in Berlin. A tribute to the indestructible rock band and its headstrong boss.

Glacier melt of consciousness

eclipsed No. 98 / 2-2008

10. April 2014

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...

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