Kurt Rosenwinkel Star of JupiterKurt Rosenwinkel Star of Jupiter

The guitarist’s new double album features Aaron Parks on keys, Eric Revis on bass, and Justin Faulkner (January 2010 MD) on drums. Rosenwinkel’s New Quartet will tour throughout 2013. U.S. dates are planned for February and March, culminating in a performance at Eric Clapton’s Crossroads festival on April 12 and 13 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The band will return to Europe for dates in April and May, play in the U.S. and Canada in June, and return to Europe during the summer festival season next July.


Mudhoney Live In Berlin, 1988Mudhoney Live In Berlin, 1988

This DVD features a concert filmed by a professional camera crew at 1988’s Berlin Independent Days festival. The recently rediscovered footage captures the Seattle grunge pioneers’ first performance on foreign soil, and according to some it’s the first grunge gig ever in Europe. Material includes songs from their epochal but then-unreleased Superfuzz Bigmuff EP and their eponymous debut album. Longtime drummer Dan Peters mans the kit.


Paul McCartney Live KissesPaul McCartney Live Kisses

The thirteen-song DVD captures a performance from last February at Capitol Studios in Los Angeles, where McCartney recorded much of his Kisses On the Bottom album. The setlist includes standards McCartney grew up listening to in his childhood, as well as his own original composition “My Valentine.” Karriem Riggins was the drummer on the date.


The Stripminers The StripminersThe Stripminers The Stripminers

This new band features DJ Bonebreak from X on drums, singer Brett Anderson of the Donnas, and guitarist Paul Stinson from the Radishes. Listen to a stream of the album, including theeir cover of the Zombies’ classic “She’s Not There,” here. http://soundcloud.com/the-stripminers


Peter Frampton FCA! 35 TourPeter Frampton FCA! 35 Tour

FCA! 35 Tour: An Evening With Peter Frampton is available in double-DVD, Blu-Ray, and triple-CD editions. It features performances of Frampton classics like “Show Me The Way” and “Do You Feel Like We Do” as well as tracks from his recent Thank You Mr. Churchill and the Grammy-Award winning instrumental album Fingerprints. The performances were culled from two February 2012 shows—one at the Pabst Theater in Milwaukee and the other at the Beacon Theatre in New York—that were part of the tour celebrating the thirty-fifth anniversary of Frampton’s landmark 17 million-selling album Frampton Comes Alive! Regular Frampton drummer Dan Wojciechowski mans the kit.


Also Out

Nick Buda, J. Bonilla, Nathan Chapman, Bill Rieflin, Aaron Sterling, and producer Butch Walker all play drums on Taylor Swift’s latest, Red.

Todd Sucherman and Matty Amendola are on ex–Joe Jackson guitarist and session musician Vinnie Zummo’s third solo CD, Swinging Guitar Sound of Young America Vol. 3. VZ plays also drums—and all other instruments—on the disc. For more go to vinniezummo.com.

Ben Harper’s Stax Records debut, Get Up!, features Jordan Richardson on drums. You can stream the song “I Don’t Believe a Word You Say” here.

The new three-CD set Perfect Harmony, from David Garfield’s project Karizma, features Oscar Seaton and Vinnie Colauita, along with bonus tracks with the late Carlos Vega and Jeff Porcaro. For more info, visit creatchy.com.

Omar Phillips is on Big Boi’s Viscious Lies and Dangerous Rumors CD. For more on Omar, visit facebook.com.

Ryan Brown is on Madame Mayhem’s debut, White Noise. For more visit madamemayhem.com.