Ian discusses the electric car, climate change, the St. Brides concert, and tour
plans for the coming months.
Under current UK law, the intellectual property protection of lots of recorded
classic rock will soon be gone ("This Was" in just 12 years, some of
The Beatles in 6). The UK offers far less protection than international standards.
Ian discusses the serious ramifications for many financially strapped artists,
and reducing the opportunities for today's new, innovative artists, and the health
of the British recording industry.
|Tull fan favourite, Dave
Pegg, a former bassist for Tull and key member of Fairport Convention
has a new album with PJ Wright dubbed "Galileo's Apology" and
a new set of UK shows
and track listing > gig
|Former Tull long-time bassist, Dave
Pegg, and key member of Fairport Convention will be releasing a
4 CD box set in July. On November 3rd, he will have a special 60th
birthday concert including Fairport Convention with visits from Ian
late 1968, the Rolling Stones' filmed various famed and new acts
around a circus theme, with the novel Jethro Tull as the opening
act. Now, more than 35 years later, this legendary film has finally
been released. Here's a great chance to catch a superb video and
audio remastering of Tull in their infancy performing "A Song
for Jeffrey." The 63-minute DVD includes a commentary from Ian.
> details and ordering information > how
to find Ian's narration
cheer as only Tull can deliver! Critics rave:
All Music Guide™ "4 -stars...one of the most satisfying Tull releases
in 25 years."
Stone™ exclaims "tunes lilt with carol-esque abandon
...tracks that really sparkle."
The USA version has a new, special limited
edition which features a bonus DVD of songs from the "Living
with the Past" DVD: "My Sunday Feeling," "Jack in the
Green," and "Life is a Long Song."
Get album details and listen to
NOW FROM USA or ORDER
IN UK FROM AMAZON (NO DVD in UK)™
It is with great sadness that all of us with Tull, players, staff, and fans,
mourn the passing of Mark Craney, ex-Tull drummer and long-time friend. Mark
had been ill for many years fighting with an on-going kidney ailment, transplant
rejections, stroke paralysis and associated medical problems.
reflections > Doane Perry's reflections
Tull appears on a great new charity CD with "One Brown Mouse," along
with songs from Richard Thompson, Roxy Music, Jan Akkerman, Bruce Cockburn, and
many others. All profits are going to the conservation charities the WWF and
the Ulster Wildlife Trust.
information, ordering details
|Tull's drummer, Doane Perry, was a close friend of Mark and
he shares his memories in a thoughtful tribute.
| ©Ian chats about the new acoustic album, the current tour,
his acoustic guitars and music, and some hint of a new Tull album
in the Fall.
Magazine > article
joins one of Tull fans' favourite opening acts, the Young Dubliners,
on the track "Banshee" on their new album "Real World."
to "Banshee" > more
Amazon™ USA > buy
> Young Dubliners' website > more
a/v with band, Ian
Legendary ex-Tull member from the 70's Dee
(David) Palmer has a new musical, "Hank Cinq" with a new twist
on the Bard's "Henry V," performed in May in Brighton.
to this great Tull segment featuring Ian from the "A Toss the
Feathers Christmas Special 2004" aired last holiday season on Public
Radio International affiliates. Includes "Another Christmas
Song," a reading of Sir Walter Scott's holiday poem "Marmion" by
Ian, and "Ring Out Solstice Bells.
announces a new EP for your holiday season from RandM Records. Songs
include "Ring Out Solistice Bells," "God Rest Ye Merry
Gentlemen," and "Slipstream." The last two are previously
unreleased live performances from the 2004 tour. The first comes
from last year's Christmas album.
Hurry, sales are limited to 2,500 copies.
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Ian's tribute to the late Scott Muni, an authoritative voice on album-oriented
rock for New York radio stations since the 1960s. He was one of the
first to play Led Zeppelin, was an early supporter of Bruce Springsteen's
career and always carried a torch for The Beatles.
He was, for Tull, one of the first American DJ's to interview Ian.
> listen to Ian's
tribute > Scott
note: material for this article derived from ScottMuni.com and App.Com.
Hear Ian's taped responses to queries posted by fans across the world. Ian recorded
almost 2.5 hours of answers to over fifty questions regarding his music, other
musicians, Tull's future and past, peppers, cats, and fish. > details
"A," "Bursting Out," "Stormwatch" now
released in USA
next batch of remastered Tull classics are in UK stores and hit the USA
in April 2004. "Bursting Out" now includes the entire original
vinyl track list and "A" even includes a DVD quality copy of
the "Slipstream" video. "Stormwatch," Tull's dark,
political classic focusing on environmental concerns, adds bonus tracks
and marks the end of the group's "folk rock" period of the late
details and ordering information
A recent field expedition has successfully captured and radio-collared the first
of these rare small, wild cats. The work is partly sponsored from continuing
Tull fan support of wild cat conservation efforts via special events and online
sales. There is a great video of the tag and release, as well as various roaming
copyright © 2002,
all rights reserved.
Originally released as VHS in 1994, this 1.5 hour collection
is remastered to DVD with stereo sound. Included are Tull music videos,
great interviews from current (well, in 1994) and past members at a
reunion staged in London, and live performances over the years. The
DVD format makes navigation a breeze, as fans can easily select particular
Read Ian's reflections
about the reunion, listen
to Ian and Martin's discussion of Tull's history until 1993, and check
the track listings. Also, discover how to find
the hidden video track! Video samples coming soon! Oh, and there are
links to purchase from Europe and the USA via Amazon®.
David Palmer, famed former Tull orchestral director and keyboardist from the
1970's, has had a sex change operation to become a woman. Dee (formerly David)
provides a frank discussion of her decision and various Tull-related topics as
well in this exclusive, extensive interview with David Rees of "A New Day," the
famed independent Tull magazine. Also, check out the interview from October 2004
with "Classic Rock Revisited."
interview with "AND" > interview
with "Classic Rock Revisited"
Catch Ian's playing "Locomotive Breath" live on this new CD featuring
artists such as Bruce Hornsby, David Crosby, Blind Boys of Alabama, and many
more. Sales benefit the historic Bardavon 1869 Opera House > details,
ordering information > listen
of his original Martin¹s ability to sound great with nylon or steel strings
remains strong, so much so that he asked the company to come up with something
similar for his signature guitar. C. F. Martin has gone one better by creating
the Ian Anderson 0-28 Ian Anderson Signature Edition, a guitar specifically designed
to handle nylon or steel strings with equal aplomb. You can buy this special
guitar only for a very limited time. > get
details and purchase information
|Tull's drummer talks about his drumming career, work with
Tull, and other artists such as Lou Reed, Todd Rundgren, Jon
Anderson, Kitaro, all the way to Liza Minelli and Bette Midler.
|Now see Andy Giddings' cockpit video
of his dream flight with the U.S. Navy's famed Blue Angels precision
flight team on a F-18. Get Andy's full story on his G-rated adventure
(okay, sorry for the pun) in his latest diary. > details > watch
A private fundraiser performance for Wild About Cats was
a huge success, raising over $15,000 for wild cat projects across the world.
Pictures from the performance are included in this overview.
a great look at the hand-written, original, first, premier (well
you get the idea) sheet music for a few Tull classics. Expect more
to come. Straight from the pillaging of Ian's attic producing the "lost" "War
Child" movie outline. > details
Have a band covering Tull material? Pop
us an email with details and pictures. There will soon be
a new feature in the fan area covering bands performing Tull
on "Rubbing Elbows" and Sampler
Ian will drew on his experiences of radio and television appearances
across the USA to bring together a unique live performance music
talk show format.
Listen in as Ian chats with fans, as well as local radio and musical
personalities (oh, and plays a few tunes). Get your kazoo out and
join in the "Locomotive Breath" fan solo (well, perhaps
a duet then?).
check out Ian's
reflections on how it all went!
> song and chat sampler
||Ian has performed with various
symphony orchestras. Here are Ian's thoughts on working
with classical musicians,
some concert reviews, and a typical programme.
You'll also find twelve sample cuts, including old favorites such
as "Budapest" and "Thick as a Brick," and a few
Italian Fan Club
Feature story on the Italian Fan Club,
www.itullians.com, complete with famous Tull sites in Italy.
Concert Program Archive
Browse Tull concert programs in
this developing fan section.
View fan photos of the band throughout the ages and share yours
with fellow Tullites in this new feature.
Check out planned tour dates in Europe,
the U.S., and elsewhere for Jethro Tull, orchestral, and "Rubbing