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Westboro Baptist Church Pickets Ian Anderson Show

Jethro Tull frontman Ian Anderson can now be added to the ever-growing list of musical acts receiving pre-show protests from the Westboro Baptist Church. Prior to Anderson’s show at Kansas City, Missouri’s Kauffman Theatre on […]


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Jethro Tull Consider New Album

In a recent post on Jethro Tull‘s website, frontman Ian Anderson told fans that a new album is in the works, but is not sure whether it will be an Ian Anderson or a Jethro […]


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Ian Anderson Talks Jethro Tull, ‘Walking Dead’ and Steve Jobs

This week sees the release of Ian Anderson’s latest solo album, Thick As a Brick 2. It’s the sequel to Jethro Tull‘s classic Thick As A Brick from 1972. Since Tull is still an ongoing […]


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Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson Talks Thick As A Brick 2

Sequels with beloved characters dominate at the box office. So why not bring back a character from an iconic classic rock album? That was (sort of) the reasoning behind Jethro Tull frontman Ian Anderson revisiting […]


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Rock Flashback: The Moody Blues’ “December”

Earlier this month, we mentioned The [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Jethro Tull[/lastfm] Christmas Album and how well the band’s folk-inflected style lends itself to holiday music. Find out about another holiday album that’s a perfect match for the band […]


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Rock Flashback: Steeleye Span

In America, folksingers tended to be lone troubadours with guitars in hand. English folkies often formed bands. Two of the best-known were [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Fairport Convention[/lastfm] and [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Steeleye Span[/lastfm]. We noticed that Steeleye Span’s bassist, […]


Rock Flashback: Traffic’s 1970 Album “John Barleycorn Must Die”

It happened again the other morning — my errands were delayed because I was sitting in the car listening to a song on the radio: “John Barleycorn” by [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Traffic[/lastfm], an underappreciated track from an […]


Rock Flashback: Fanny

They were neither the first all-female rock band, nor the first all-female rock band signed to a major label, but they were the first all-female rock band to enjoy anything resembling success. The members of […]


Rock Flashback: Blodwyn Pig

Spend as much time amongst the annals and the archives of rock as I do, and you’ll find yourself intrigued by certain names that appear again and again. Take [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Blodwyn Pig[/lastfm] for example — […]


Rock Flashback: Toe Fat

When kids dream of being in a rock band, the dream always includes a cool name. Cool is in the eye of the beholder, of course, but cool is the goal regardless. But some band […]