Waterboys boss Mike Scott is what you call a real type: an indestructible loner, idealist, romantic and do-gooder. One who doesn't care about commercial success, who does everything to be unpredictable. But also one who possesses great entertainer qualities and enjoys a high reputation among his colleagues. Now he presents his 13th band album - and enthuses about Bootlegs, Burg Herzberg and The Clash.
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
"An Appointment With Mr. Yeats", Mike Scott's tribute to the famous Irish poet W. B. Yeats, dates back three years. After a few years of disorientation, the Waterboys found their way back to their folk rock roots. Since then, other artists have recalled the Waterboys: Ellie Goulding covered "How Long Will I Love You". Prince played "The Whole Of The Moon" at a show in London. But where is the journey of the Waterboys, who will perform again in Germany in 2015, heading with their new album?
eclipsed: The last time you had your classic folk rock on it was in 2011. Now you come with a completely different style: Rock'n'Roll and American sounds. What happened, Mike?
Mike Scott: Well, I just wanted to make an album in America. I have a bunch of friends in New York and also a new American booking agent, which made it much easier for me to play shows in the USA since then. Of course I met musicians in the USA. I wanted them on a new album.
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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.