Tina S. has previously covered guitar classics like Pink Floyd’s “Comfortably Numb” and Van Halen’s “eruption”, but yesterday she uploaded a video to her YouTube channel of her shredding to Dragon Force’s “Through the Fire and Flames”.
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It's early March and Luther Dickinson, guitarist/vocalist of the North Mississippi Allstars, is buzzing. A few weeks ago, his band -- which also includes his drummer/vocalist brother Cody -- released Freedom & Dreams, their collaborative album with New Orleans singer/guitarist Anders Osborne. The project came together so quickly it's not yet available in stores.
Calling all Nirvana fans, if you want the ultimate memorabilia, then you’re in luck. For the bargain price of four hundred thousand dollars, you can own Kurt Cobain’s childhood home.
For most musicians, winning a Grammy is the ultimate in career recognition. Unless, of course, you happen to be rapper Iggy Azalea, who wanted no part of the Best Rap Album award she was up for in February. Although the rapper acknowledges she was happy to be “thought of” in the category (where she competed against a slate of all-male artists: Eminem, Childish Gambino, Common, Schoolboy Q, and Wiz Khalifa) she says she is glad she did not win.
"I still wake up every day not believing that I'm 'famous,' but then I'll go online or try and go out to dinner with my brothers, and then it hits me."
Last spring it was reported that the Staten Island group had been working on a secret album for years. There is apparently only one copy, and it’s being kept in a Moroccan vault until it’s auctioned off to the highest bidder. But now it’s officially at auction on a site called Paddle 8, and it looks like this generation of Wu-tang fans will never be able to enjoy it.
Some might say that Joshua Radin has one of the biggest hearts of anyone in the music business, and they wouldn't be far off. Not only has the singer-songwriter's romantic and emotionally raw music soundtracked countless interludes in films and TV shows including Dear John, Scrubs and Grey's Anatomy, but he also performed one of his gorgeous love ballads at Ellen Degeneres' wedding at the famed talk show host's request.
You may think you know Meghan Trainor, but doing an "all about" this singer's fascinating rise to fame takes a little longer than a tutorial in mere bass. There's a lot more to her than her ubiquitous, treble-free summer 2014 hit. If you want to cram for a pop quiz about the past year's top pop female freshman before her Yahoo Live concert this Wednesday, here are 11 fun facts about the bootylicious upstart.
Fan flack about “Wrecking Ball” never concerned August Burns Red, who were way too busy working on their new album Rescue & Restore to worry about whether people liked their Cyrus cover. The new record is a natural extension of the forward-thinking metalcore of the band’s 2011 album Leveler, contrasting strong guitar hooks and catchy riffs with roaring vocals and chugging breakdowns.
Hippies everywhere are gathering in 2015, as this year marks not only the 50th anniversary of the Grateful Dead, but also the 20th anniversary of Jerry Garcia’s death. Given this, it comes as no surprise that tickets for the Dead’s Fare Thee Well anniversary shows, which will happen over three days on Independence Day weekend in Chicago, reportedly sold out on Ticketmaster in just minutes after they went up for sale this weekend.
Kelly Clarkson is having an amazing year. She’s happily married; a new mom to daughter River Rose; and her seventh album, Piece by Piece, is dropping March 3. Unfortunately, some people in social media are trying to rain on her parade: Earlier this week, Clarkson released the song “Run Run Run” off her upcoming set. The track, which features John Legend, is actually a cover of a song by Tokio Hotel.
Last year, Big Head Todd & the Monsters released their 14th album, Black Beehive. The album, named for the title track inspired by the late Amy Winehouse, received a four-star rating from the All Music Guide, the band's highest since their 1993 breakthrough album Sister Sweetly. Unfortunately for fans of Big Head Todd, it may very well be the band's final album.
"I don't want to go into this intellectual realm where it goes right over people's heads. So I've got to keep that fun element there. So I'm mixing in the cake still, but I'm not doing it as much."
U2 fans around the world are shaking their heads today after it was reported that the iconic Joshua tree made famous from their fifth album had been deliberately damaged.
There are numerous bands that defy easy genre classification, choosing instead to draw on several different genres and styles to define their own unique sound. One such band is Punch Brothers. Drawing on elements of bluegrass, jazz, classical, pop and roots music, the Brooklyn-based five-piece is all about blowing up genres and incorporating the sounds and musical elements that excite them.
Wednesday marks the 2015 BRIT Awards, and it wouldn’t be an awards show if Kanye West wasn’t involved in some sort of controversy. But this time it seems that Yeezy is saving the day!
Rick Springfield is a man of many artistic hats, having achieved pop culture fame as both an ‘80s hitmaker and a soap opera star (as well as accomplished actor in other theatrical and film projects). However, no matter how many notches he has raked up on his resume, the ultimate Springfield touchstone will always be his 1981 chart-topping smash “Jessie’s Girl,” one of the decade’s most defining anthems of unrequited love.
"I know there are so many people that feel the way I feel and turn to this music because there's community here. And if we can help them get through the day or help them make sense of their lives, then we've done our job."
On the surface, Steve Aoki has been pegged the longhaired, wild and crazy EDM DJ/producer who throws cakes into the audience during his concerts. There's some truth to these accounts, but they only reflect the more lighthearted aspect of his personality.
Yoko Ono is no stranger to criticism, but now the eighty-two-year-old entertainer is taking a stand against all the haters. Last week in honor of her birthday, the singer released two new songs, reminding people that she’s still out there making music and performing. Well, artists and critics go hand in hand so yesterday Yoko posted an open letter to those who’ve knocked her on her website, Imagine Peace.