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2020-05-12:

 

Classic Rock Magazine - The Last Goodbye: How Queen made Innuendo and Made In Heaven
Even as his time ran out, Freddie Mercury was the driving force behind Queen's 1991 album Innuendo and the voice from beyond the grave on 1995's Made In Heaven. Here's how Queen went out with a bang

 

 
 

2020-05-11:

 

Ultimate Classic Rock - Klaus Meine Denies the CIA Wrote Scorpions' 'Wind of Change'
Klause Meine denied that the Scorpions' 1991 smash Wind of Change was written by the CIA in May 2020.

 

 
 

2020-05-08:

 

JamBase - Michael Franti Announces New Album 'Work Hard And Be Nice' & Shares Single
Michael Franti shared the video for 'I Got You' from his upcoming album, 'Work Hard And Be Nice'.

 

 
 

2020-05-06:

 

The New Yorker - Florian Schneider-Esleben, of Kraftwerk, Took Music to Uncharted Territory
It's difficult to imagine whole genres of popular music-New Wave, techno, industrial, hip-hop-existing without Kraftwerk's blueprint.

 

 
 

2020-05-05:

 

Rolling Stone - Flashback: Genesis Chronicle the Kent State Massacre on 1970's 'The Knife'
Months after CSNY released 'Ohio', Genesis came out with their own song about the 1970 campus tragedy

 

 
 

2020-05-05:

 

Prog Magazine - Steve Hackett recalls the moment he took 'a leap of faith' and joined Genesis
Excerpt from Steve Hackett's new book A Genesis In My Bed looks back at the moment the guitarist joined the band in the early 70s

 

 
 

2020-05-04:

 

MUSICFESTNEWS - Parliament, The Brides of Funkenstein, and Skyy 04.26.80
Another throwback review, this one from a 1980 concert with Parliament, The Brides of Funkenstein, and Skyy.

 

 
 

2020-05-01:

 

Glide Magazine - Maceo Parker Announces New LP 'Soul Food - Cooking with Maceo', Shares New Track 'Cross The Track'
Funk legend Maceo Parker is set to release his first studio album in eight years, 'Soul Food - Cooking with Maceo,' on June 26th. His 16th solo album and first release on Mascot Label Group's new imprint

 

 
 

2020-04-30:

 

Rolling Stone - Tony Allen, Pioneering Afrobeat Drummer, Dead at 79
'Without Tony Allen, there would be no Afrobeat', Fela Kuti once said of legendary Africa '70 drummer

 

 
 

2020-04-26:

 

MusicRadar - Why a reunion of Peter Gabriel era Genesis won't happen
Phil Collins, Mike Rutherford and Tony Banks weigh in

 

 
 

2020-04-24:

 

Punknews - KRS-One / Kid Capri - The Block Party [mixtape]
This is the real Hip Hop. Throughout his career, KRS-One has claimed that he's the most dangerous emcee. That would be a common=place boast except for the fact that he's proved the claim time and time again. Along with Kid Capri on the wheels of steel, he proves it once again on The Block Party ...

 

 
 

2020-04-21:

 

FLOOD - Purple Snow: Prince's Legacy in 2020
On the fourth anniversary of the Purple One's death, the last song on 'Parade' feels oddly relevant.

 

 
 

2020-04-18:

 

Face2Face Africa - Chaka Khan, the music powerhouse who became a Panther at 14 and wife at 17
In her over a 40-year career, Chaka Khan has released 22 albums and racked up ten '1 Billboard magazine charted songs and seven RIAA certified gold singles.

 

 
 

2020-04-13:

 

EURweb - 'Everybody Get Up!': Late Parliament-Funkadelic Guitarist Eddie Hazel Would've Turned 70 This Month
The late Eddie Hazel, a mind-blowing lead guitarist for Parliament-Funkadelic, would've turned he big 7-0 this month. He took the funk-metal baton from Jimi Hendrix and created his own unique swirl of acid rock and r&b dripped in a heavy supply of funk during the early '70s, best exemplified on his mammoth classic instrumental jam 'Maggot Brain'

 

 
 

2020-04-12:

 

HappyMag - Fusion and freedom: the unfinished adventures of Herbie Hancock
At the core of jazz is improvisation, or put another way, musical freedom. Through this is the philosophy that has always underpinned the style, traditions have nevertheless formed. Dixieland, swing, bebop, cool, fusion-all generated characteristics, which in turn, created exclusivity. Few artists managed to break free of these shackles. Herbie Hancock was one of them.

 

 
 

2020-04-08:

 

Stereogum - The Number Ones: Queen's 'Another One Bites The Dust'
In The Number Ones, I'm reviewing every single '1 single in the history of the Billboard Hot 100, starting with the chart's beginning, in 1958, and working my way up into the present. *** Queen - 'Another One Bites The Dust' HIT '1: October 4

 

 
 

2020-04-06:

 

Rolling Stone - Watch Steve Hackett Perform Genesis Classics From His Home
Guitarist posted acoustic renditions of 1972's 'Horizons' and 1976's 'Blood on the Rooftops'

 

 
 

2020-04-03:

 

Highsnobiety - Thundercat Breaks Down Every Track on 'It Is What It Is'
Thundercat' new album is absolutely bonkers - we caught up with the virtuoso musician and memelord to break it down track by track.

 

 
 

2020-04-02:

 

Exclaim! - Thievery Corporation Symphonik
In 2017, Eric Hilton and Rob Garza - Thievery Corporation's founding members - performed alongside a 22-piece orchestra at the John F. Kennedy Centre for the Performing Arts

 

 
 

2020-04-01:

 

Rolling Stone - Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson to Receive Reggae Tribute Album
Carry Me Home teams reggae group the Archives with guests like Raheem DeVaughn, who appears on 'A Toast to the People'

 

 
 

2020-03-29:

 

Hindustan Times - The discreet charm of Karsh Kale
The guy behind the famous Train song in Gully Boy is the face of Asian Underground for an entire generation. What makes Karsh Kale the king of Alternative Music?

 

 
 

2020-03-27:

 

The Washington Post - Think there can't be a jazz-funk fusion superstar in 2020? Then you don't know Thundercat.
The bass virtuoso says he was forced to get in tune with himself while grappling with alcohol addiction and the deaths of his friends.

 

 
 

2020-03-25:

 

Wisconsin Public Radio - Remembering Iconic Afro Pop Artist Manu Dibango
Early in the launch of my world music broadcast, I began adding Afro pop to the playlist starting with Manu Dibango, Cameroonian saxophonist and legendary figure in popular music across Africa and the U.S.

 

 
 

2020-03-25:

 

MUSICFESTNEWS - Funkadelic: Standing On the Verge of Getting It On
Enjoy this often overlooked Funkadelic classic: Standing On the Verge of Gettin It On.

 

 
 

2020-03-23:

 

GreenwichTime - Review: Pearl Jam come roaring back with superb new album
Trust Pearl Jam to still surprise us in 2020. The Seattle rock gods have made an album we didn't know we needed.

 

 
 

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