Freddie Mercury and Montserrat Caballe

Barcelona, Freddie Mercury's collaboration with opera superstar Montserrat Caballe, is his crowning achievement.  I have long felt this way about this incredibly special album.  Barcelona is the logical fulfillment of the  bombastic pop/rock opera fusion that Freddie Mercury helped to create within the context of Queen.  The music featured on the Barcelona album toned down … Continue reading Freddie Mercury and Montserrat Caballe

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Your Ultimate Genesis Tribute Band

  Since leaving Genesis in 1977 Steve Hackett has, to varying degrees, included Genesis music in his live shows. In 2013 he took it to a whole new level with his Genesis Revisited tour where he performed an entire set of 1970's Genesis songs. Since that successful tour a Genesis Revisited set has been a … Continue reading Your Ultimate Genesis Tribute Band

One Of The Most Intriguing Characters In Mildred Pierce

The 1945 classic movie Mildred Pierce is clearly a star vehicle for actress Joan Crawford.  She shines in the title role as a mother willing to do nearly anything for her children. Her daughters Veda and Kay are the most important parts of her life.  They take priority over everything, including her marriage. The acting … Continue reading One Of The Most Intriguing Characters In Mildred Pierce

A Dying Planet – Facing The Incurable: A Vital Progressive Metal Debut Album

A Dying Planet may be a brand new progressive metal band, but the architects behind the music are veterans of the metal scene.  Jasun and Troy Tipton arrived on the scene in 1999 with the debut album of their progressive metal powerhouse Zero Hour. The band's second release, the brilliant concept album, The Towers Of … Continue reading A Dying Planet – Facing The Incurable: A Vital Progressive Metal Debut Album