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Ian Anderson prefers to pursue solo career instead of reunite Jethro Tull

April 14th, 2014 9:30pm EDT
Jethro Tull
British rocker Ian Anderson has no plans to reunite with his Jethro Tull bandmates following their 2011 hiatus, insisting he prefers to focus on his solo career.

The progressive rock group experienced its heyday in the 1970s and '80s and has not released any new material since 2003's The Jethro Tull Christmas Album.

Instead, Anderson has been performing Jethro Tull tunes on his own since completing the band's Aqualung 40th Tour in 2011 and in the liner notes for his new project Homo Erraticus, he admits he is keen to just continue on as a solo star.

He writes, "The huge body of work that...
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Reviewed! The Moody Blues - 'Threshold Of A Dream: Live At The Isle of Wight Festival' DVD

July 12th, 2010 8:00pm EDT
moody blues
The Moody Blues: “Threshold of a Dream: Live at the Isle of Wight Festival” - Eagle Rock Ent.

If you see only one Moody Blues DVD this year (and c’mon, why wouldn’t you?), make it their recently released “Threshold of a Dream: Live at the Isle of Wight Festival,” a picture perfect account of their performance at, yes, you guessed it, the famed 1970 Isle of Wight Festival. Even though the festival played host to acts that operated on a much different wavelength – the Doors, the Who, Jimi Hendrix, Jethro Tull and Miles Davis – the Moody Blues - Justin Hayward, John Lodge, Ray Thomas, Graeme ...
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'Rock Band 2' Setlist Revealed, See The Entire List

July 14th, 2008 3:35pm EDT
Rock Band 2
Harmonix, the world’s premier music video game company, and MTV Games, a division of Viacom’s MTV Networks, along with marketing and distribution partner Electronic Arts Inc., today revealed at the 2008 E3 Media & Business Summit the song set list for Rock Band 2, the next evolution of the groundbreaking Rock Band music platform. The Rock Band 2 soundtrack will feature over 100 songs with over 80 songs on disc plus an additional 20 bonus tracks which will be made available for free download this fall. This builds upon the unparalleled depth and diversity of Rock Band’s original set list and...
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AARP Tour: Bands That Shouldn't Be Touring Anymore

June 24th, 2008 10:25am EDT
Steely Dan
Sometimes it seems like a band just doesn't know when to quit. Just imagine how many times you've heard some classic rock DJ try to pawn off front row tickets to Steely Dan, or how many advertisements you've seen for a free REO Speedwagon show at the naval base followed by fireworks and the Glen Hill retirement community brass band. While I'll admit that the willingness of these groups to play every major outdoor amphitheater each summer showcases their tenacity, it doesn't exactly work wonders for their dignity. After a while, playing to half-empty audiences of drunken suburbanites has to ...
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Black Sabbath And Jethro Tull Stars Save British Rock Radio Station

June 5th, 2008 10:49am EDT
Jethro Tull
Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi and Jethro Tull frontman Ian Anderson have helped to save British radio station Planet Rock from closure.

The digital station faced being shut down last month unless parent company Gcap media found a suitable buyer.

Queen guitarist Brian May had expressed interest in purchasing the beleaguered station, but it was the group of music legends headed by Iommi and Anderson who were successful in the takeover bid.

The group, also including Irish session guitarist Gary Moore, joined rock fan Malcolm Bluemel in coming forward to save the station.

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Joe Cocker To Release 'Hymn For My Soul' May 13

April 18th, 2008 9:17am EDT
Joe Cocker
On May 13th, Fantasy Records will release Hymn For My Soul, the newest album from legendary singer Joe Cocker. The album unites Cocker, possessor of one of the world's most instantly recognizable and iconic voices (Lennon & McCartney's "With A Little Help From My Friends," anyone?), with Ethan Johns, who has proved both his worth and his Midas touch via albums he's produced for, among others, Rufus Wainwright, Emmylou Harris, Ryan Adams, Razorlight, Kings of Leon, and Ray LaMontagne. The union has resulted in one of the most accomplished pieces of work in the Sheffield-born singer's long an...
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Top 10 Unnecessarily Long Songs

February 20th, 2008 2:14pm EST
Pink Floyd
Some of these songs have some good moments but just go on a little too long. Some of them have zero good moments, and then go on a little too long. What they all have in common is that they're too freaking long. Any of these guys ever hear of trimming the fat? Less is more? Your song is too damn long? Any of that ringing a bell, you bloated, self-indulgent rockers?

10. Gordon Lightfoot, Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald (1976)

Running Tme: 6:28

There are longer songs, yes, but there are no other songs quite like this one in that everything is sang in the exact same melody an...
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Kylie Minogue Lands On Queen Elizabeth II's Honors List

December 31st, 2007 9:00am EST
Kylie Minogue
Kylie Minogue has a very special reason to celebrate the New Year - she has learned she'll pick up an Order of the British Empire (OBE) medal after landing a place on British monarch Queen Elizabeth II's New Year honors List.

The cancer survivor, 39, has been a beloved Australian export in her adopted Britain for more than 20 years, and has sold more than 60 million records worldwide.

Also named on the Queen's coveted list is British chat show king Michael Parkinson, who will be knighted in 2008, and Lord of The Rings star Ian McKellen, who becomes a Companion of honor.

Actr...
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Celebrity Birthdays, August 10

August 10th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Antonio Banderas
Happy Birthday to "Sin City" actress Devon Aoki (1982), actress Angie Harmon (1972), TV & movie actor Justin Theroux (1971), "The Legend of Zorro" star Antonio Banderas (1960), "Desperately Seeking Susan" actress Rosanna Arquette (1959), actor Daniel Hugh Kelly (1952), R&B singer Patti Austin (1948), Jethro Tull singer Ian Anderson (1947), Ronettes singer Ronnie Spector (1943), singer/actor Eddie Fisher (1928), American singer Jimmy Dean (1928), actor Vernon Washington (1927; d. 1988), singer/actress Rhonda Fleming (1923), and 31st President of the United States Herbert Hoover (1874; d. 196...
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Ian Anderson Regrets Jethro Tull Name

April 9th, 2007 10:21am EDT
Jethro Tull
Jethro Tull frontman Ian Anderson would like to go back in time and come up with a better name for his progressive rock act - because he has always hated it. The singer admits he didn't pay enough attention to the group's name and has often felt it's a bit too "hillbilly" for his liking.

He says, "If there's one thing I could change about my professional life it's being named after a dead guy who invented a seed drill. I liked the Tull bit 'cos it sounded like some interplanetary warlord, but the Jethro bit was too hillbilly for me."

(This news article provided by World Entertai...
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Celebrity Birthdays, August 10

August 10th, 2006 3:00am EDT
Antonio Banderas
Happy Birthday to "Sin City" actress Devon Aoki (1982), actress Angie Harmon (1972), TV & movie actor Justin Theroux (1971), "The Legend of Zorro" star Antonio Banderas (1960), "Desperately Seeking Susan" actress Rosanna Arquette (1959), actor Daniel Hugh Kelly (1952), R&B singer Patti Austin (1948), Jethro Tull singer Ian Anderson (1947), Ronettes singer Ronnie Spector (1943), singer/actor Eddie Fisher (1928), American singer Jimmy Dean (1928), actor Vernon Washington (1927; d. 1988), singer/actress Rhonda Fleming (1923), and 31st President of the United States Herbert Hoover (1874; d. 196...
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27 Classic Prog Rock Anthems on 2CDs Features Yes, Genesis, Rush & more…

May 28th, 2006 3:00pm EDT
Rush
Progressive rock ("prog") is an ambitious, eclectic, and often grandiose style of rock music which arose in the late 1960s principally in England, reaching the peak of its popularity in the early 1970s, but continuing as a musical form to this day. Progressive rock was largely a European movement, and drew most of its influences from classical music and jazz fusion, in contrast to American rock, which was influenced by rhythm & blues and country, although there are notable exceptions in the New World such as Kansas and Rush — considered by many to be the finest examples of the form. Over th...
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Celebrity Birthdays, November 17

November 17th, 2005 3:00am EST
Martin Scorsese
Happy Birthday to musician Isaac Hanson (1980), New Edition and Bell Biv De Voe member Ronnie Devoe (1967), French actress Sophie Marceau (1966), Latina model Daisy Fuentes (1966), musician/songwriter Jeff Buckley (1966; d. 1997), cross-dressing diva RuPaul (1960), The Abyss actress Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio (1958), Vermont screamer Howard Dean (1948), Jethro Tull guitarist Martin Barre (1946), prolific actor/director Danny DeVito (1944), Saturday Night Live creator/producer Lorne Michaels (1944), pitching ace Tom Seaver (1944), actress Lauren Hutton (1942), director Martin Scorsese (1942...
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