eclipsed No. 188 / 3-2017

18. July 2018

JOHN WETTON - The Smile Has Left Your Eyes

15. February 2017

JOHN WETTON - The Smile Has Left Your Eyes

Geoff Downes' sentences on the death of John Wetton, which do not conceal the difficult character of his friend, clearly show that the rock guild has not only lost a creative musician, but also a man with rough edges, who often did not mince his words. It is no coincidence that one of his solo albums is called "Battle Lines" (1994). When I talked to him about two years ago on the occasion of the last Asia album "Gravitas", he could hardly stop himself from commenting on the performances of the previous guitarist Steve Howe in the last Asia years after the reunion. Instead of praising the then new guitarist Sam Coulson as usual and keeping silent about his colleagues who had left, there was hardly any need for an energetic question and John started banging his head off.

eclipsed No. 89 / 2-2007

09. April 2014

The man without qualities?

On 8 January, David Bowie, one of England's most dazzling, avant-garde, hedonistic and not least richest pop artists, reached the age of 60. Its status is inviolable, but the characteristics of the restless are difficult to grasp. Does the artist character David Bowie not have any characteristics at all in the end?