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  • Robert Plant taps Buddy Miller for 'Band of Joy' [*UPDATE]

     
    Robert Plant has turned to Americana musician-producer Buddy Miller to share production duties with him on Plant’s forthcoming album “Band of Joy,” set for Sept. 14 release. Plant’s last outing, “Raising Sand,” the runaway hit collaboration...
  • Symphonicity tour: A few thoughts on Sting and strings

     
    A poetic taunt has been hurled frequently at the milkman's son from Newcastle who qualifies as the New Wave era's most aspirational pop star. Oh Sting, where is thy depth? (The great critic Charles Shaar Murray seems to have originated......
  • Robert Plant meets Los Lobos: 'What a thrill'

     
    What’s the response for a songwriter when a rock god decides to record one of your tunes? That question came to mind when I got word last week that Robert Plant’s new solo album, "Band of Joy," due in September,......
  • Live review: Sam Phillips' afternoon performance at the Hotel Cafe

     
    Singer and songwriter Sam Phillips performed one of the periodic afternoon showcases Thursday at the Hotel Café in Hollywood, sharing with several dozen invitees a few new songs she’s been working on as part of her yearlong “Long Play” art......
  • Elton John & Leon Russell: Keyboard colleagues

    Elton John &  Leon Russell: Keyboard colleagues
    Few people can get away with telling an anecdote about being on safari in Africa and make it sound like a trip to the supermarket. But for Elton John, that's precisely how and where he became inspired to call his keyboard-playing pal Leon Russell after...
  • Alison Krauss steps out of pain and onto 'Paper Airplane'

    Alison Krauss steps out of pain and onto 'Paper Airplane'
    — The private, videotaped performance of six songs from "Paper Airplane," released last Tuesday, has wrapped and the invited audience has left the main room at Oceanway Studios. Alison Krauss & Union Station are in the midst of the still-photo and...
  • Grammy Awards: Lady Antebellum, Arcade Fire take top honors

    Grammy Awards: Lady Antebellum, Arcade Fire take top honors
    Pop provocateurs Lady Gaga and Eminem may have brought more compelling career stories to the 53rd annual Grammy Awards, but on a shocking night the big trophies went home Sunday with Southern trio Lady Antebellum and Montreal indie-rock band Arcade Fire....
  • The Siren's Call: 'When Giants Walked the Earth' by Mick Wall

    The Siren's Call: 'When Giants Walked the Earth' by Mick Wall
    Is there a more mythic band than Led Zeppelin? At the pinnacle of their success, with Robert Plant's hair lighted by stadium lights, they looked like they'd just come down off Mt. Olympus. "Plant," writes Mick Wall in his new book "When Giants Walked...
  • Watch out, Grammy: Taylor Swift and Beyonce shatter records

     
    Taylor Swift didn't merely bag the biggest Grammy of all — album of the year for "Fearless" — she became at age 20 the youngest recipient of that prize, eclipsing Alanis Morissette, who was 21 when she triumphed for "Jagged Little Pill" (1996). Taylor...
  • Jakob Dylan gets help on new album from T Bone Burnett, Neko Case

     
    Songwriting can be viewed as a sort of alchemy, a process through which a musician creates something rare and valuable -- whether personally, artistically or commercially -- out of the base materials of everyday life. Jakob Dylan’s forthcoming album, â€...
  • Album review: Jakob Dylan's 'Women and Country'

     
    The son of a legend, Jakob Dylan would seemingly have all the cred one could need. But after five albums with modern rock outfit the Wallflowers, each with a declining chart impact, and one rather quiet solo acoustic effort with......