Freitag, Mai 29, 2009 / Eingestellt von peter / Kommentare (2)

Mal wieder paar Konzertfotos aus vergangenen Tagen

Mothers Finest
London 12. 08.1991
Marquee Club

Jethro Tull 29.04.1982 in Böblingen Sporthalle Broadsword and the Beast Tour

Michael Schenker Group 04.09.1982 Wiesbaden Rheinwiesen 5. Golden Summernight

Blue Oyster Cult Stuttgart 15.08.1981
4. Golden Summernight Festival
Cannstatter Wasen

Rainbow am 16.02.1980 in München
Rudi Sedlmayer Halle

alle Fotos:*Peter

Samstag, Mai 23, 2009 / Eingestellt von peter / Kommentare (0)

Freitag, Mai 15, 2009 / Eingestellt von peter / Kommentare (1)

  Chickenfoot - Oh yeah

Photo:© 2009 Bryan Adams.

From left to right: Michael Anthony (bass),
Sammy Hagar (vocals),
Joe Satriani (guitar),
and Chad Smith (drums)

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Freitag, Mai 15, 2009 / Eingestellt von peter / Kommentare (0)

DETROIT (Billboard) – Queen will no longer rock you -- at least not with Paul Rodgers.

Ahead of a summer reunion tour with his primary band Bad Company, the singer said the Queen + Paul Rodgers collaboration is, in effect, over, and without animosity.

"At this point we're gonna sit back from this," Rodgers told "My arrangement with (Queen's Brian May and Roger Taylor) was similar to my arrangement with Jimmy (Page) in The Firm in that it was never meant to be a permanent arrangement.

"I think we made a huge success of it, actually. We did two world tours and a couple of live recordings, and...made a studio album (2008's commercially disappointing 'The Cosmos Rocks') which was pretty historical for (May and Taylor) because they hadn't really gone in the studio with anybody and recorded something like that for a very long time. So it was quite an achievement, I think."

Rodgers did not rule out the possibility of working together again, however. "It's kind of an open book, really. If they approach me to do something for charity, for instance, or something like that...I'd be very much into doing that, for sure."

The Queen + Paul Rodgers project dates back to 2004, when they joined forces for a set at the inaugural U.K. Music Hall of Fame Awards. They subsequently toured Europe and Japan in 2005 -- resulting in the first live album and DVD, "Return of the Champions" -- and North America in 2006. The group will release another concert album and DVD, "Live in Kharkov," on June 16, which was recorded at a televised September 12 performance in Ukraine to support "The Cosmos Rocks."

Bad Company -- Rodgers plus guitarist Mick Ralphs and drummer Simon Kirke -- kicks off its 10-date U.S. tour on June 17 at the Seminole Hard Rock in Hollywood, Florida.


Dienstag, Mai 12, 2009 / Eingestellt von peter / Kommentare (0)

Yes - Big Generator. Rock-Avantgarde. Sounds und Arrangements, etwa auf dem Titelsong, klingen auch heute noch der Zeit voraus. Vieles hier kommt sehr technisch daher, ist dabei aber immer natürlich. Ein aufregender Mix. Shoot High, Aim Low ist Future-Blues, I'm Running mit seinen siebeneinhalb Minuten enthält so viele musikalische Informationen wie das Yes-Epos Close To The Edge zum Beispiel. Der Song ist wahre Exotik, fast unmerkbar werden kleine weltmusikalische Einflüsse verarbeitet. Die Dramarturgie ist atemberaubend.
Selbst der kleine Hit Rhythm Of Love ist ein Stück Musik, wie sie weder vorher noch danach hergestellt wurde. Rock mit Tiefe. Und mit Final Eyes gibt's eine Folk-Ballade mit leicht progressivem Touch. Man beachte zudem die knifflig arrangierten Background-Gesänge auf dem gesamten Album. Die sind so cool wie schön.

Den größten Anteil an Big Generator hat natürlich wieder Gitarrist und Keyboarder Trevor Rabin. Der hat Yes das Doppel-Wunder beschert. Nach dem Meister-Gitarristen Steve Howe war da plötzlich jemand von gleicher Klasse. Auch Rabin ist virtuos, einen Hauch weniger als Howe vielleicht, dafür aber wiederum noch einen Hauch fantasievoller in puncto Sound und Arrangierkunst. Und Yes-Seele Chris Squire sowie Sänger Jon Anderson sorgen für jede Menge weitere unvergessliche Yes-Momente. Ja, vergessen werden dürfen auch nicht Drummer Alan White und Tastenmann Tony Kaye. Der muss sich allerdings seine Arbeit mit Rabin - auch an den Tasten ein Genie - teilen.

Wer sich auf Big Generator einlässt, wird nach mehrmaligem Hören nicht mehr rauswollen aus diesem musikalischen Urwald - und auch Jahre später noch neue Details entdecken.

Jon Anderson: lead vocals
Chris Squire: bass, backing vocals
Trevor Rabin: guitar, keyboards, backing vocals
Tony Kaye: keyboards
Alan White: drums, percussion

1. Rhythm Of Love
2. Big Generator
3. Shoot High Aim Low
4. Almost Like Love
5. Love Will Find A Way
6. Final Eyes
7. I'm Running
8. Holy Lamb

Montag, Mai 11, 2009 / Eingestellt von peter / Kommentare (0)

Bryan Adams_____Ronnie James Dio

David Byron_______________________Freddie Mercury

Robert Plant________________Jon Anderson___________Michael Sadler

Neal Morse___________________________Steven Tyler

Steve Walsh___________Jimmy Barnes

John Waite____________________Ian Gillan_________Eric Martin

Freitag, Mai 08, 2009 / Eingestellt von peter / Kommentare (0)

It is with profound sadness that the Band anounce the passing of longtime Lynyrd Skynyrd bassist Ean Evans. Ean put up a valiant battle with an aggressive form of cancer and he will be sorely missed by family, friends and fans.

Donnerstag, Mai 07, 2009 / Eingestellt von peter / Kommentare (0)

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Dienstag, Mai 05, 2009 / Eingestellt von peter / Kommentare (0)

Former Toto singer Bobby Kimball says... I would like to let everyone know that my new band, named "AKA" with some of my great friends are working on a CD at the moment, getting ready for a tour of the world. The members are Tony Kaye (original keyboardist from "Yes"), Billy Sherwood (Guitar player/singer/producer with "Yes"), Jimmy Haun (Guitarist on the "Union" CD from "Yes"), and Jay Schellen on drums, also presently the drummer with "Asia-JP". The CD is coming along great, and has so many elements from Toto/Yes/and Circa in the music.

I sincerely apologize about the Italian Tour that was advertised, but didn't happen. I can assure you it was a problem with the Promoter, and not the band. I'll be announcing many dates very soon. We will be in Europe during Oct.-Nov., but our agent is working on dates for us in the USA, South America, The Far East, and hopefully somewhere near anyone who is reading this post.

It's a great band, and a lot of fun for all of us. I do hope you'll come out and join us for some familiar and non-familiar music soon. I promise you have a great time listening to this band.

TRANSATLANTIC: Well, it was bound to happen someday. Voted the best thing to happen to prog in the last decade by readers of DPRP, Transatlantic is finally back together again for a new studio album, due out later this year.