New Cover: Bad Company – Seagull

Here’s a beautiful yet often overlooked song, the final track of Bad Company’s debut album. I use this tune for warm-up quite a bit, so I've no idea why it took so long for me to come up with the idea to cover it. Talk about minimalistic, only 7 tracks make up this entire song, … Continue reading New Cover: Bad Company – Seagull

New Cover: Nirvana – In Bloom

Updated 2020-07-03: Mixing/Mastering tweaks. Although the songs I produce are 90% covers in many different genres, I’ve never hit Grunge, so I decided to record my favorite song by Nirvana. That said, here’s my arrangement of "In Bloom", from what I consider their finest album, "Nevermind". RIP to Mr. Cobain, you're sorely missed. His joining … Continue reading New Cover: Nirvana – In Bloom

New Video: Bad Company – Rock Steady

This is an awesome rendition of what I consider to be the best song from their debut album, recorded live at the Paramount Theatre in Denver, Colorado during their 2002 tour. I've also included a little personal anecdote regarding the album itself, as I often do. It's worth a chuckle or two, especially if you're … Continue reading New Video: Bad Company – Rock Steady

New Video: Rush Live at the Pinkpop Festival, Netherlands, 1979

Cygnus Studios presents a partial performance of the epic "La Villa Strangiato", filmed at the Pinkpop Festival in the Netherlands back way back in 1979. At the time, Rush was on a worldwide tour in support of their new album, the classic "Hemispheres". If you happen to be in the "Geddy Lee's voice gives me … Continue reading New Video: Rush Live at the Pinkpop Festival, Netherlands, 1979

New Cover: Marc Bolan – Ballrooms Of Mars

Considering Marc Bolan of the band T. Rex is being posthumously inducted into the R&RHoF this year (as usual, about fucking time), the opportunity seemed right for a cover of my favorite tune produced by this true "Glam Rock" pioneer, a genre that's regrettably often overlooked. Please scroll down to read the complete story behind … Continue reading New Cover: Marc Bolan – Ballrooms Of Mars

New Album from KC and SLY Sound Studios – RUN: Works of Man

My good friend and audio engineering mentor Christer Karjalainen, owner and operator of the KC Sound Studio in Turku, Finland, was kind enough to send me a copy of their latest production. Following is my review of this exceptional album. As far as Rock music in general goes, Finland has quite the reputation when it … Continue reading New Album from KC and SLY Sound Studios – RUN: Works of Man

May You Never

My latest release is a tune that aims to send best wishes to all... Here's to good health, good times, and most of all good friends! Originally written and performed by John Martyn, Eric Clapton also covered this song on the “Slowhand“ album. My personal touch was to create a more rockin' version. It's far … Continue reading May You Never

New Live Video: Led Zeppelin – Madison Square Garden 1973

In the words of the immortal Wayne Campbell: "No Stairway? Denied!" Sorry about that... In the end, at least he finally got his beloved Stratocaster. What follows is a live performance of a tune from my top Led Zeppelin album, which among other masterpieces contains my top Zep song of all-time. Yep, gonna have to watch … Continue reading New Live Video: Led Zeppelin – Madison Square Garden 1973

New Live Video: Jethro Tull – Locomotive Breath

Performed during the Montreux Jazz Festival in 2003 in the land Deep Purple made famous with "Smoke On The Water", this is the finest live performance of this song that I've ever had the pleasure of viewing. This video is dedicated to my recently departed Brother Art Horning who was my very best friend for … Continue reading New Live Video: Jethro Tull – Locomotive Breath

New Live Video: Stryper – To Hell with the Devil

An awesome performance of the title track that's without a doubt my favorite Stryper album, filmed at the “Java Rockin’ Land” Festival in Indonesia, back in 2010. Have a phobia about "Christian Metal"? Your loss... Click here to view, over on the "Cygnus Studios Local Videos" > "Live Concert Footage" page.