All posts tagged: Steve Hackett

Duran_Duran 2015

10 Essential September New Releases for Kids of the Eighties

For jaded hipster Millennials and their streaming services, September 2015 will be just another month of the year, a time to wander aimlessly through millions of songs and hundreds of commercials. For record collectors, especially whose who grew up in the 1980’s or love 80’s music, September 2015 just might be the greatest month in world history. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg. There are so many blockbuster releases hitting the shelves, if it weren’t for Gerry Galipault’s comprehensive and addictive new release calendars on Pause and Play, I would be completely lost. Let’s tear open his calendars and dive on in: September 2 Against Me! • The Libertines • Public Image Limited Against Me! • 23 Live Sex Acts Since coming out as transgender in the pages of Rolling Stone, Laura Jane Grace has risen from being unfairly tagged as a “major label sell out” to the much-deserved status as a national icon. Best of all, Grace is finally being recognized as one of the era’s top songwriters and performers. With an Emmy nomination under her …

Ticket Stub: Genesis in Los Angeles, January ’75

A week ago this past Monday, prog kids around the world got their wish when Genesis was finally inducted into The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. The list of artists that are not in the Hall stretches for miles and miles, with many kept out as a result of politics and critical disdain for their music. Among those on the list, Genesis have been a group that brought up in conversations past, would often provoke a surprised reaction, upon learning that they were not already among the bands/artists inducted. But what does it really mean as an artist to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame? I suppose it gives you a little bit of prestige, but what is that prestige worth in the long run? In the short term, perhaps a small bump in record sales. Who cares, right? And perhaps that is why many of the artists that are currently among the snubbed could care less.  They’re going to continue to make money from catalog royalties and touring – …

The Friday Mixtape: 6/12/09

Editor’s note: This week’s mixtape has an inordinate amount of song edits. While the prog purists who prefer the full-length epics might take offense, we simply cannot post 12-or-so tunes at 13-plus minutes apiece (and two songs clocking in at a half hour each). We hope you’ll understand why we’ve done as we’ve done and then show your support to the bands below by buying their albums. 10cc – Une Nuit a Paris from The Original Soundtrack (1975) Transatlantic – Duel With the Devil from Bridge Across Forever (2001) Frost* – Milliontown (Ballad Edit) from Milliontown (2006) Dream Theater – Finally Free from Metropolis Part 2: Scenes From a Memory (1999) Kerry Livgren featuring David Pack – Ground Zero from Seeds of Change (1980) GTR – When the Heart Rules the Mind from GTR (1986) Fates Warning – A Pleasant Shade of Gray Part Six from A Pleasant Shade of Gray (1997) Emerson, Lake & Palmer – Take a Pebble from Emerson, Lake & Palmer (1970) Fish – A Gentleman’s Excuse Me from Vigil in …