AfterNews: Kinks/Jimmy Carl/Traveler

We’ve moved one step closer to a reunion of The Kinks, as the Davies brothers have started to write new songs in preparation for a possible World Tour the BBC reports. Guitarist Dave Davies, who suffered a stroke in 2004, seems to be on the mend according to singer and brother Ray Davies.


The Kinks – A Well Respected Man

Mothers of Invention drummer Jimmy Carl Black died Saturday of cancer in Siegsdorf, Germany at the age of 70. Black performed with Zappa until 1969 when FZ disbanded the group. After years of struggles, including a stint working at a donut shop, Black teamed up with former Mothers Bunk Gardner and Don Preston under the moniker The Grandmothers in 1980.

H.O.R.D.E. founders Blues Traveler busted out the rare gem Black Cat Jam on Halloween last week in Cincinnati. According to’s report this marks only the eighth time the instrumental has been busted out since 1994. Take a listen to the Black Cat Jam opener from 1997’s Halloween concert for a taste of why this tune has such a heady reputation…

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