Tributes are paid to a "world-class" rock musician who played with Bowie’s Spiders From Mars and Uriah Heep.
Uriah Heep and Spiders From Mars bassist Trevor Bolder has died from cancer, aged 62.
Bolder joined David Bowie's backing band in 1971, appearing on classic albums including Hunky Dory and Aladdin Sane. He went on to join Uriah Heep five years later and only stopped playing with the band a few months ago, due to his poor health.
Much to the excitement of Krautrock fans and music collectors worldwide, Purple Pyramid Records will be reissuing the seminal 1971 debut album and psych-groove masterpiece by legendary Brainticket titled “Cottonwoodhill” on CD May 7, 2013. Featuring full digital remastering for superior sonic clarity and packaged with extensive liner notes by music historian Dave Thompson!
Dream Theater keyboardist Jordan Rudess recently teamed up with PledgeMusic to raise funds for the release of his upcoming solo projects. He plans to record a solo piano album, and his orchestral composition, "Explorations for Keyboard and Orchestra". Pledgers will gain access to exclusive content and experiences and PledgeMusic will keep them informed of the project’s status every step of the way.
One of the most historic concert events of the early '70s, the Dutch Woodstock, also called the 'Holland Pop Festival', has now been released on a double CD/DVD set by UK's Gonzo MultiMedia. Featuring rare and exciting performances by Pink Floyd, Santana, T.Rex, The Byrds, Canned Heat, Jefferson Airplane, Soft Machine, It's A Beautiful Day, Family, Country Joe, Dr. John & The Night Trippers, Flock and Al Stewart, makes this extraordinary release a must for fans of music everywhere! The three-day festival was held in August 1970 at the Kralingse Bos (Kralingse Forest) in Rotterdam, and despite the rain, an estimated 100,000 people attended the astounding event!
Ghost now renamed into Ghost BC, but essentially the same “spirit” even if their emeritus Pope, was upgraded to the second incarnation, continue their “trip” into goat knows what?! What is it that they set out to do in the first place anyway?! A relatively unknown bunch of hooded and masked fellas, led by a guy donning some Papal regalia, was surely going to raise a few eyebrows and cause a bit of public outcry, but I suppose with all the recent re-occurring scandals of the Catholic church rearing their ugly head once more, the timing wasn’t too right for a “Blasphemous-Charlatans hunt” hence them specters got off the hook, rather easily…
British progressive rock legends Flash, featuring founding members Ray Bennett & Colin Carter, will be releasing their highly anticipated new CD on Purple Pyramid Records on May 21, 2013. Titled “Flash featuring Ray Bennett & Colin Carter”, it's the first album by the group in 40 years, taking the band to a new level of creativity and virtuosity with this current set of progressive melodic rock tunes.
On the 24th June 2013, InsideOut Music is set to release the seventh studio album by The Tangent entitled “Le Sacre Du Travail” (The Rite Of Work). The album is the group's first fully blown "concept album" but band-leader Andy Tillison is keen to point out that this concept is something that involves all of us now rather than a rambling fiction.
After the success of the DVDs EPOK 1-2-3-4, published in 2006 and 2007, the jazz club Le Triton again welcomed Magma in June 2011. This was for a nine concerts cycle to complete the DVD series "Myths & Legends".
Legendary vocalist Jon Anderson, YES’s singer/songwriter for 35 years along with his successful work with Vangelis, Kitaro, and Milton Nascimento, will be performing at the 9th Festival Des Guitares Du Monde in Quebec, Canada on May 25, 2013. The show promises to deliver an exciting mixture of material from Jon Anderson's prolific solo career, collaborations with Vangelis and classic YES songs, along with new compositions, highlighted by humorous and enlightening stories told by Jon.
Frank Zappa, one of the twentieth century’s most important composers, continues to have an effect on modern music. His list of ex-band members is a who’s who of incredible musicians. For twenty years Project/Object has been on a mission to bring Zappa’s multi-dimensional music and onstage madness to the masses, by faithfully recreating the live Zappa experience with his alumni.