It's always refreshing to hear that band's reunions is not, all the time, about money and trying to cash in as much as possible but sometimes, as in the case of Dan Reed Network, purely for the love of music. When Dan Reed Network, one of the most eclectic rock bands of the 80's decided to call it a day, back in the early 90's, nobody would have expected to see them making such a successful comeback as they have done with their 2016 brand new album, Fight Another Day, just released last month.

It's one of the longest running Blues Festival ever in Italy and one of the most prestigious music event for Blues music worldwide. Throughout the years, in this wonderful corner of the world, deep in the heart of Sardegna, one of the most beautiful parts of Italy, the Festival has featured some of the most important names of the Blues and Blues/Rock circle, artists like Scott Henderson, Popa Chubby, Canned Heat, Mick Taylor, John Mayall, Robben Ford, Peter Green, The Neville Brothers and many more.

For the 26th edition of the Narcao Blues Festival, which will take place from 20th to 23rd of July, the event organisers have done, once again, a fantastic job in assembling some of the most popular artists worldwide.

Rival Sons

The Long Beach, California quartet, RIVAL SONS, are touring with Black Sabbath. Sabbath has embarked on their final world tour, before the band settles into retirement. Rival Sons, on the opposite end of the spectrum, are just beginning to claim their own stake in the future of Rock and Roll Legendry.

joebonamassamerrillauditoriumGuitar virtuoso and singer-songwriter, Joe Bonamassa, will take the stage at the Stern Auditorium's Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall on January 21 and 22, 2016.  The road to Carnegie Hall is 26 years in the making, a milestone that fulfills a lifelong dream for the bluesman who has released 16 studio albums and reached #1 on Billboards Blues Charts more times than any other blues artist.  He is widely known for tone, speed, and technical skill-- a musician's musician, and as an artist committed to keeping the blues alive for the next generation. 

Fans were swift to post commentary such as, "Good for The Soul!" and "Music Heaven on Planet Earth", beneath film footage uploaded last week to Youtube channel, 1AnitrasDance.  These videos are the first glimpse of five songs off Bonamassa's 17th studio recording, Blues of Desperation (pre-order now ahead of in-store/on-line release March 25), and new arrangements of favorite songs.  Seven dress rehearsal shows are planned in MD, VA, PA, VT, ME and NY.

The world received the shocking news today that iconic singer, musician and producer, David Bowie has died of cancer. Our grief cries around the globe. Bowie predicted his larger than life influence on music, art and culture, would be instantly summarized, defined - appreciated by the media. But in its midst, David Bowie has outsmarted us again. His final song release, which was on his birthday, just a few days before his death, is a prophetic and haunting reprise. At 69 years old, he lived his life exactly as he wanted to, with simultaneous presence and foresight. In his parting message to fans, Lazarus depicts the struggle with life and death, mocking the outflow of superficial media that will occur, and celebrating the release of spirit that his passing will embrace. It reflects who he is and always has been. The song has somber jazz undertones with ironic lyrics that mock the face of dying and superficial communication. The video tells the story. It mirrors his style of emotional freedom on every level. David Bowie has left us an elegant, inspiring echo.

Read, listen, watch :

Look up here, I'm in heaven I've got scars that can't be seen

I've got drama, can't be stolen

Everybody knows me now

Look up here, man, I'm in danger

I've got nothing left to lose

I'm so high it makes my brain whirl

Dropped my cell phone down below

Ain't that just like me?

By the time I got to New York

I was living like a king

Then I used up all my money

I was looking for your ass

This way or no way  

You know, I'll be free

 

Just like that bluebird

Now ain't that just like me?

Oh I'll be free

Just like that bluebird

Oh I'll be free

Ain't that just like me?

Read more: David Bowie - Lazarus Lyrics | MetroLyrics

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-JqH1M4Ya8

 

Rest in peace, David Bowie. Check ignition and may God's love be with you.

Intro Photo Credit: Heroes album cover shoot, 1977, photograph by Masayoshi Sukita. © Sukita, Courtesy the David Bowie Archive

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