Monday August 18, 2014
They're back, the Cleveland cohorts known as Mushroomhead return to rock after a nearly four year gap between albums with their eighth release, this one captivatingly called "The Righteous & The Butterfly". Change is in the air as vocalist J Mann (Jason Popson) returns to the mic for the first time since 2003's "VIII" meaning the 2014 lineup features all three Mushroomhead vocalists with Jeffrey Hatrix and Waylon Reavis joining J Mann. Newcomers Church (guitar), Dr. F (bass) and Roberto Diablo (percussion) help flesh out the band's distinctive sound, a neat trick as bassist Pig Benis and guitarist Gravy are no longer associated with Mushroomhead and frankly we think that's a damn shame because a band with the chutzpah to call themselves Mushroomhead really needs someone in the band who answers to Pig Benis, don't you think? Of course, you do. Fortunately, Skinny (Steve Felton) remains on drums with the band and you know what they say about skinny guys with a really large shoe size, don't you? A guy who quite likely actually has a really pig benis is perfect for a band called Mushroomhead, especially if he's the drummer. Tommy Lee and all that, ya know? We're pretty certain you're in agreement with that too. At least the ladies are...... and some of the guys too, alright. PC for the LGBT and all notwithstanding. Well, we'll move on for now and save the really good stuff for the show and that includes some pretty incredible new music from the Ohioans.
So don't be a dick, join us for Mushroomhead only on our next Rockline!
Wednesday August 20, 2014
Edgar Winter long ago surpassed the status of musician. Even Classic Rock musician. Count virtuoso too. At this point the universally revered Mr. Winter is nothing short of a national treasure. The man plays not an instrument or two, Edgar plays a whole bunch of them. During his song Frankenstein alone he switches from keyboards to saxophone to timbales and back, all the while ripping off one extraordinary solo after another. He’s a great storyteller too. Get him going with how Frankenstein got its name and he’ll explain to you that it was recorded on a piece of tape and he and his band didn’t feel it was quite right, so they decided to risk splicing the tape. The first few splices didn’t work so they kept at it for awhile and pretty soon snippets had moved from one location to another and it bore no resemblance to the original version of the song. That’s when they realized that by moving parts all over the place that they had created a Frankenstein!
In October of 2008 Edgar joined us just after he had finished his tour with Ringo Starr and his All-Starr Band, brought his band, plugged in and let it rip with an electric set. Now the time has come to revisit this phenomenal concert event. Yep, time for another exclusive ROCKLINE concert experience showcasing some of Edgar’s newest songs from his most recent studio album, Rebel Road and some of his great classics as well including a lengthy Frankenstein, Free Ride, a mammoth 10 minute version of Tobacco Road incorporating other songs like Sunshine of Your Love, Kashmir and Shout, the Isley Brothers song and several more.
Join us for this exclusive concert special with Edgar Winter only on the next ROCKLINE!