HOT'N'NASTY "dying" to perform live again with their new album

Winner of the "German Blues Awards 2020" in the category "Band". And rightly so! "Burn", the recently released new album by Hot'N'Nasty, is more than impressive proof of this - and they should actually get the 2021 prize right away. "We've received awards before, but you can't buy anything for that, it's something to be proud of, though," is how Malte Triebsch, the band's Dortmund-based guitarist and songwriter, classifies honours of this kind. Unfortunately, the formation (like almost the entire rock scene depicted in eclipsed, of course) was slowed down by the pandemic live, but for a blues-rock troupe of thoroughbred musicians like Hot'N'Nasty, who have been active for almost 30 years, the stage is even more of an elixir of life than it is for many other acts: "Since we come from all different corners of Germany, I also often use the soundchecks before concerts to try out new song ideas."

AMYL AND THE SNIFFERS love it loud, angry, sexy and head-on!

On stage Amy Taylor has something of a dervish: she prefers to wear nothing but hot pants, bikini tops and a blonde mullet, screams her head off, swears and curses like a barker or puts overly intrusive (male) concertgoers in their place with punches and kicks. In other words: a force of nature, reminiscent of Wendy O. Williams from the Plasmatics, who once beguiled even Lemmy. That's why she's unrecognizable in person: a rather shy, unbelievably friendly and eager 26-year-old from Melbourne, who seems as if she couldn't hold back a drop of water

PINK FLOYD - "Meddle": A milestone turns 50

It was a tough struggle for every note, a frustrating search for a vision, a sparking idea. Pink Floyd initially found it very difficult when it came to recording a new album. Necessity is the mother of invention, and so the band ventured a new approach, but it required an "aha" effect, an illuminating moment that pointed the way. In late 1971, after a seemingly endless recording process, "Meddle" was finally released. It showed Pink Floyd focused as never before. The band had found themselves, had finally arrived in the 70s. "Meddle" was literally a milestone on the way to "The Dark Side Of The Moon" and "Wish You Were Here".

INGA RUMPF - 75 years and not a bit quiet

Darf ich was vorsingen?" is the title of the recently published autobiography of the exceptional German singer Inga Rumpf. The occasion is 75 years of life and around 55 years as a musician. At the same time there is new music from the rock and soul singer on an anniversary CD double decker: "Universe Of Dreams" is a brand new studio album, on "Hidden Tracks" buried treasures from the archives have been unearthed. We gladly took the chance to let the still vital Hamburg sailor's daughter tell us about her rich life via Zoom interview. After all, prominent artists and bands such as Udo Lindenberg, Tina Turner, the Rolling Stones and BAP also crossed her path.

eclipsed: What's your first image in your mind when you think of 75 years of life and over half a century of career as a musician?

BIG BIG TRAIN "Ping-Pong of Ideas

The big train is unstoppable: Even Corona and the departure of no less than three longtime members couldn't slow down Big Big Train's ride. David Longdon and Greg Spawton are proud of what their band embodies. In a double interview they revealed the idea behind the new studio album "Common Ground" and that they even already know what the next record will be about.

eclipsed: "Common Ground" was recorded in difficult times. What was different this time?

David Longdon: We are an international band and we have always worked with file sharing. In fact, this time we had agreed to record the new album together in one room, but ironically we couldn't because of the pandemic. So it was business as usual.

BRIAN MAY & QUEEN "If he was still alive, we'd keep making music."

November 24 marks the 30th anniversary of Freddie Mercury's death, and September 5 would have been the Queen singer's 75th birthday. Already on August 6, the album "Back To The Light" of his ex-bandmate Brian May was re-released, with which he processed the loss of his friend and the resulting end of the group in 1992. In the interview he talked about his crisis at that time, Mercury's continuing presence and the modern media society.

OPETH - 20 years "Blackwater Park"

"I think primarily about the people involved in it, not so much about the songs on the album. The songs are still in my life, half of the people who worked on it aren't," Mikael Åkerfeldt replies when asked what the first thing that comes to his mind about "Blackwater Park" is. 20 years have passed since the album was released in March 2001, which on the one hand decisively boosted Opeth's career, and on the other raised the genre of progressive metal to a new level. Guitarist, singer and main songwriter Åkerfeldt, bassist Martín Méndez and producer Steven Wilson look back.