Monday September 22, 2014
Redeemer of Souls
Judas Priest is currently celebrating their fortieth year together, they have a new album titled "Redeemer of Souls", their seventeenth album, and there's a tour beginning October 1st here in the USA. All this on the heels of thinking the band was pulling the plug on things, because, quite frankly, they led us to believe that was going to be the case. However, enter fresh new blood and talent, definitely talent, don't forget that part; Richie Faulkner has been the catalyst for a rejuvenated, invigorated band eager to write new chapters in their storied legacy. Recently, Rob Halford, Glenn Tipton and Faulkner joined us from New York City. Rob's always up for a good Rockline. In fact, he holds the record for all time appearances on Rockline with somewhere north of twenty. Twenty (plus) Rockline appearances! Crazy, but then there has been Priest, the bands Fight and 2wo, Rob's namesake group Halford and even a solo Christmas album. But we digress, this one is all about the venerable Judas Priest and we're damn proud to be a part of it, especially as "Redeemer of Souls" is one of their career best albums.
Join us for Rob Halford, Glenn Tipton and Richie Faulkner as we explore their new album "Redeemer of Souls". It's Judas Priest on the next Rockline!
Wednesday September 24, 2014
Rock and Roll certainly comes in various forms. Every shade and hue, texture and tone, subtlety and nuance seems to be represented. While the debate as to who belongs in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame can rage into the night and spill into the early morning hours, the inclusion of James Taylor is an ironclad, virtually irrefutable choice. The same certainty applied to his induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in the same year, 2000. Success is measured in myriad manners, but receiving a Diamond Award (over ten million copies sold in the US) for his Greatest Hits album coupled with five Grammy Awards for performance in tandem with one for the MusiCares Person of the Year in 2006 defines career achievement of the highest order by any standard.
Over the years, a multitude of artists have sung James’ songs. Now it’s his turn to sing the songs of others. His latest album, his sixteenth and tenth Top 10 release, is aptly titled “Covers” and on it is a diverse display of music. We'll check out the new album and enjoy some songs performed live for us too. If you’re interested in learning more about Taylor simply head to JamesTaylor.com and peruse his website. Over the years he’s recorded songs written by others, such as Marvin Gaye’s “How Sweet It Is” and Carol King’s “You’ve Got A friend” and he’s also performed some of the songs on the new CD in concert, but this is his first full collection of songs penned by other artists. Somehow he manages to make them sound as if he wrote every one of them.
Don’t miss this special evening with James Taylor exclusively on our next ROCKLINE!