2017 was rife with deaths, and today we’re hit with the first one that’s close to our hearts: the passing away of the Cranberries’ singer Dolores O’Riordan. Perhaps not many of this generation will recognize that name, but if you are a 90s kid, then your heart must be breaking, too.
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…Continue Reading ›
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…Continue Reading ›
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…Continue Reading ›
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…Continue Reading ›
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…Continue Reading ›
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…Continue Reading ›
Today we heard the sad news that another musician dead at 27
The second annual Further Future Festival had something for everybody, as long as everybody was pretty rich.
It’s a sad day for the few fans Puddle of Mudd has left. The once-popular post-grunge band, most notable for their songs Blurry and She Hates Me, will more than likely be going their separate ways after lead singer Wes Scantlin arrived at a show heavily intoxicated, causing his bandmates abandoned him there to ramble incoherently…Continue Reading ›