Articles in the category Social Music

The Queen Of Soul Aretha Franklin Inspires Artists Around The World

Respect. (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman. Rock Steady. These are just three of Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin’s stunning 112 singles that charted on Billboard over her 61 year career. As a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the UK Music Hall of Fame, and the GMA Gospel Music […]

When Sheet Music Goes Viral

To a good number of us who aren’t as well versed in reading or playing to sheet music, they’re mostly very pretty dots on lines that are supposed to men, er, something. However, under the skilled eye of a trained musician, they have the power to turn those dots and lines into music to enthrall […]

This Beethoven-Mambo No 5 Mashup Wins The Internet

Anyone up for a mashup? This one’s going to be good. What happens when you combine Beethoven’s stately and rather august Symphony No. 5 with Pérez Prado’s Mambo No. 5? Sheer joyful genius, that’s what. Composer, conductor, and musician Akira Miyagawa is nothing short of this, and knows how to take everyone on a swingin’ time. Just […]

Did Tom DeLonge Really Leave Blink-182 To Investigate UFOs?

Tom DeLonge made history as the guitarist in Box Car Racer and then Blink-182, he’s worth around $80 Million. The supergroup broke up a few years ago and they each kind of went their different ways. DeLonge founded Angels & Airwaves, Travis Barker became a superstar drummer. But recently there’s been news that DeLonge is […]

Christian Rock Star Comes Out As Gay in Moving Letter

Trey Pearson is a founding member of the wildly successful Christian rock band Everyday Sunday. Recently, he teamed up with a writer from 614 Columbus to announce to the world that he is gay. Excerpts from the moving letter are going viral, and it’s easy to see why: “Most of us reach at least one pivotal moment […]

Meet Patric Johnston: The Latest in a Proud Tradition of Texan Singer-Songwriters

Patric Johnston on His Latest Album ‘Old Friends, New Friends’ From tragic folk heroes like Townes Van Zandt to grunge bands like The Butthole Surfers and legendary hip-hop artists like DJ Screw, Texas is the birthplace of so many music legends, it’s getting hard to keep track of them all. Hailing from Lubbock, the same town as […]