Steven Adler could barely contain his excitement when he called in last month to talk about his new reconfigured band, simply called Adler, and the release of their first album, Back From The Dead. Full of catchy, rocking tunes, the former GNR drummer feels like he has finally found the band he has been looking for since his departure from the original Guns in 1990.
Tuesdays have been pretty nice in Burlington, Vermont lately with Brett Hughes quietly refining his Honky Tonk jam sessions. For the past few months he has been joined by a rotating cast that will soon be led down to Bonnaroo by Mike Gordon.
Jamie Masefield is taking a significant departure from past efforts. On two evenings this April, he’ll orchestrate his first long piece of program music as a composer, and include literature and film to interpret Tolstoy
This trio of musicians has gotten to know each other well quite well the past year and isn’t afraid to jump into uncharted waters at any time.
Robert Walter has been around the block more than once, spending time with the seminal live funk unit the Greyboy Allstars and his 20th Congress. Now Robert is stepping out with his new project Super Heavy Organ and laying down the groove with a newly reformed Steve Kimock Band.
Formed in the New York City jazz scene in 1991, Medeski, Martin and Wood have precisely climbed up the rungs to become one of the most respected improv-based jazz groups of the modern day. Glide caught up with drummer Billy Martin to discuss MMW: past, present and future.
In the past year, The Disco Biscuits’ bassist Marc Brownstein founded his own voter registration group, HeadCount, had his first baby, and watched drummer Sammy Altman announce he is leaving the band after New Years. With all that going on, we skipped the usual interview fact sheet to discuss life behind the bass on a more candid level.