A new Kinks documentary, to be directed by Julien Temple, is in the works, but don't count on the band reuniting anytime soon, says Ray Davies.
"I gotta tell you - I miss the Kinks," says Ray. "I heard 'Lola' on the radio a few months back when Chris Evans played it, and I was amazed how strong the intro was. With the other, fuzz-guitar-driven stuff I could always get that energy and power from my brother Dave. Jimmy Page and Eric [Clapton] are great technical players, but you wouldn't have got that from them."
Hooray for Wally Wood takes a look at the great comic artist's M.A.R.S. Patrol.
Check out Dell Comics' Flying Saucers #1 from 1967.
Yoko Ono is releasing an album with her new Plastic Ono Band.
The sessions happened at NYC’s Sear Sound, the same studio that used to house the old Hit Factory, where Double Fantasy was recorded. Sean Lennon both produced with Yoko and acted as musical leader for a group evenly divided between Japanese avant pop musicians, and downtown Manhattan improvisers. In the Japanese contingent is Yuka Honda of Cibo Matto, plus the current group led by Keigo “Cornelius” Oyamada, which includes Yuko Araki and Hirotaka Shimmy Shimizu. Cornelius and Ms. Ono performed together in Tokyo in January, and Yoko was so happy with the result she invited them over to record. In the Manhattan improv camp we find Shahzad Ismaily (guitar, bass, percussion), Erik Friedlander(cello), Michael Leonhart (trumpet, vibes), Daniel Carter (reeds) and Indigo Street (guitar) -- a singularly gifted group of instrumentalists.
Between My Head and the Sky is out Sept. 22. See more Beatles-related news at Beatles Blog Daily!
Golden Age Comic Book Stories presents another batch of Virgil Finlay pulp art.