November 12, 2010 - The term "supergroup" may be a bit too flashy for the guys of Fistful of Mercy -- though they certainly qualify for the title. Collaborators Ben Harper, Joseph Arthur and Dhani Harrison seem so grounded and steeped in humility that it makes this writer wonder if perhaps a more down-to-earth title needs to be coined just for them.
October 4, 2010 - Oct. 9 is the day John Lennon would have turned 70. To celebrate, on Oct. 5 EMI will release eight of his solo albums plus two compilations and an 11-CD box set. Just as we have seen with the Beatles, Nine Inch Nails and others, the bigger the package the more it is in demand.