Ian Anderson promises new music in 2014. And while he knows what direction the project will take (it's a concept album), details -- like whether or not it will be a solo record or a Jethro Tull LP -- are still up in the air. Either way, Anderson says it will be a folk-prog-metal hybrid.
Fans of Jethro Tull are looking forward to Ian Anderson bringing them up to date on the fate of Gerald Bostock, fictional star of the band’s seminal 1972 album ‘Thick as a Brick.’ Tull frontman and founder Anderson has not only updated the story but also put together a sequel album, ‘Thick as a Brick 2,’ and a concert tour which will include performances of both ‘Brick’ albums.
I get pretty excited about memorable concert experiences and opportunities. Growing up in this part of the country meant big trips to Seattle, Minneapolis, Calgary and the like. I can't imagine this show to be anything less than a sure-bet for real Tull fans...
Hearing the start of the interview with Jethro Tull front man Ian Anderson proves beyond doubt that the music Anderson and his band mates have crafted through the decades does indeed stand up well to the test of time. Talking about the early days and the mention of the year 1968 drives that point home. To say that Jethro Tull has been together for more than four decades is one thing, but for those