Currently on tour (November-December 2014) in support of his new album ‘Heartwood’, KARL S. WILLIAMS took time our for LifeMusicMedia…
:: What track changed your life ::
Dark Was The Night, Cold Was The Ground by Blind Willie Johnson. A wordless and primitive expression of pure beauty. It showed me that all artifice could be done away with and the song could be whittled to its core, transcending even language.
:: What is your favourite Album ::
Probably Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here. I have listened to it a million times and it always works.
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Interview by Ben Hosking
Post Progressive Metal masters Dream Theater are returning to Australia in October 2014 to perform a number of intimate shows and it’s with great pleasure that Life Music Media spoke with Dream Theater keybordist Jordan Rudess ahead of the tour.
With a career spanning 30 years, how does the band stay motivated?
It’s not hard, we love what we do. Music is our lives and what we think about pretty much all of the time so playing it together is fun and when we go out we play concerts which is really cool because the audiences are generally great and it keeps the fun alive.
Continue reading Interview | Jordan Rudess – Dream Theater
Review: Natalie Salvo
Title: Smoke on the Water – The Metropolis Sessions
A devastating earthquake rips through the city leaving tens of thousands dead and hundreds of thousands homeless. No, I’m not writing about any one of the natural disasters to have plagued our planet over the last year or so. Sadly, history has a way of repeating itself and Mother Nature is one cruel bitch.
The year was 1988 and a 6.9 magnitude earthquake tore through Armenia. International charity campaigner, Jon Dee was there working at getting coverage of the devastation and he was so horrified by what he saw (particularly the images of people carrying child size coffins) that he felt compelled to do something and hence, “Smoke On The Water-The Metropolis Sessions” was born. It was to be a reworking of the Deep Purple classic, a song that is almost instilled into our brains at birth and certainly one that any aspiring guitarist worth his weight will work through at some point.
Continue reading Smoke on the Water – The Metropolis Sessions [CD/DVD Review]
Double Pass Giveaway to Celebrate
The GLOBE THEATRE CINEMA Re-Launch!
See below for details
Globe Theatre cinema re-launches with an evening of 1970s rock films and cult oddities… Rolling Stones’ infamous Gimme Shelter, Dark Side of the Rainbow (a must for Pink Floyd fans) and David Bowie’s concert film Ziggy Stardust & The Spiders From Mars.
Come dressed in your 70s gear!
Globe Theatre, 220 Brunswick St Fortitude Valley QLD
(18+ events with licensed bar)
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ROCK FILM EVENING
Rolling Stones’ Gimme Shelter (1970) (MA15+) – 4.30pm
bonus Pink Floyd Dark Side of the Rainbow (G) – 6pm
David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust & The Spiders From Mars (1973) (E) – 7pm
Sunday 6 February 4.30pm | All tickets $13 at the door (includes entry into all films)
Note: This is an 18+ event
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Review: Ben Hosking
Bring Me the Horizon (BMTH) have divided opinions since their arrival on the scene with 2006’s ‘Count Your Blessings’. While they certainly have their legion of fans – as evidenced by their recent chart success here in Australia – many more have been very vocal about their ‘hate’ for the Sheffield, England quintet.
2008’s ‘Suicide Season’ did well to win over some of the haters with its focused deathcore approach. However, it will be their newest release ‘There Is a Hell, Believe Me I’ve Seen It. There Is a Heaven, Let’s Keep It a Secret’ that will turn the tide for BMTH.
Only young tykes when they started, BMTH have clearly done some growing in the intervening six years. The addition of Jona Weinhofen (Bleeding Through) on guitars, backing vocals, keys and programming in 2009 has also brought a welcome intricacy and depth to their sound.
Continue reading Bring Me the Horizon “There Is a Hell, Believe Me I’ve Seen It. There Is a Heaven, Let’s Keep It a Secret” – CD Review
Review: Ben Hosking
Listening to UK band Anathema these days, it’s hard to believe that they once toured alongside groups such as Paradise Lost, Cathedral and Cannibal Corpse. Formed in 1990 under the moniker of Pagan Angel, the group signed to Peaceville Records – the same group that was home to other legendary doom metal bands of the time.
Continue reading Album Review : Anathema – “We’re Here Because We’re Here”
The Great Music Keeps on Coming…
FUNtastic THIRD artist announcement for Bluesfest 21st celebration!
Playing Schedule online + One Day tickets selling FAST
The third major round of artists to perform at the 21st Anniversary Bluesfest has today been announced. The great music just keeps on coming in what is fast being considered by the media as the best ever Bluesfest bill – a fitting scenario for a 21st birthday celebration. And there’s still approximately 40 artists yet to be announced!
Continue reading FUNtastic THIRD artist announcement for Bluesfest 21st celebration!
Guy Pratt – Breakfast Of Idiots @ Sit Down Comedy Club – 1st August 2009
by Lisa Lamb
||The charming, witty and charismatic Guy Pratt is a far cry from the sullen, moody Roger Waters, former bass player of Pink Floyd, complaining about his apple pie crust on Live at Pompeii DVD. Gilmore must have thought it was heaven when Pratt joined the Delicate Sound of Thunder tour in 1987. Pratt was shocked when he played Brisbane to discover the BEC car park and surrounding areas where over run with cane toads and that people were playing golf with them while waiting for the gig. These and many more tales are covered in his book My Bass and other animals.
Pratt is a well known session bassist, working alongside some of the most successful musicians in history; Jimmy Page, Madonna, Michael Jackson (who you never actually saw), David Coverdale from White Snake and Robert Palmer, (just to name a few). He is also a songwriter, actor and comedian
and is in Australia doing a Spoken Word Tour which is like stand up comedy based on his amazing life featuring interludes of astounding bass playing. Called the Breakfast of Idiots after Robert Palmer‘s famous breakfast of choice – a cappuccino and a martini.
Continue reading Live Review: Guy Pratt – Breakfast Of Idiots @ Sit Down Comedy Club