Posts Tagged ‘music’

Crowbar Kirk’s recipe for longevity

Crowbar mainman Kirk Windstein is sharing his recipe for longevity after more than 30 years in the music business.

Inland by Jars Of Clay – Inspiration

Everyone searches for some different emotions during listening to music or looking at some pieces of art. Though, if it arouses at least some feelings it is worth the time. So, this album helped me to cope with my academic papers.

Signed Beatles Postcard, Vulgar Jim Morrison Comic Up for Auction

Several pieces of autographed Beatles memorabilia, including a postcard signed by all four members during their stay in Miami Beach while filming an appearance for the  Ed Sullivan Show , are up for auction via Lelands . Read Previously Unknown George Harrison Letter From 1966 The postcard from 1964  is currently priced at over $12,500 and was signed during the group’s stay at the Deauville Hotel, a picture of which is featured on the front side. The Beatles taped their second Ed Sullivan Show  set in the hotel’s Napoleon Ballroom a week after their iconic New York City debut. Another lot boasts three Apple Records bank checks  signed by John Lennon (undated), George Harrison (dated 1971) and Ringo Starr (1972).

Robin Thicke: ‘I Know the Difference Between Inspiration and Theft’

Robin Thicke maintained that he did not plagiarize Marvin Gaye’s “Got to Give It Up” when he co-wrote “Blurred Lines” in his first interview since a jury decided otherwise . “I know the difference between inspiration and theft,” he recently told The New York Times . “I’m constantly inspired, but I would never steal. And neither would Pharrell.” The singer went on to elaborate on the differences between stealing and inspiration, saying that the former could happen subliminally. “Why would I want to, or have to, steal from anybody to make my music?” he asked at one point

Anthology Live by Richard Smallwood – Greatest Hits And More

Richard Smallwood has a created a signature sound for Gospel music that is unmistaken and celebrated across the globe. He has written so many great songs that grace so many Sunday services, songs that have had even those who are not staunch Gospel fans asking “he wrote that song as well?” Thankfully, he is releasing the two disc Anthology, which features new songs, a journey back to his Smallwood Singers days and of course his hits with Vision.  Maurette Brown Clark begins “In Your Presence” acapella and delivers a wonderfully executed solo as Vision comes in to round out

Luke Bryan Sets Dates for Annual Farm Tour

Luke Bryan, the son of a Georgia peanut farmer, revisits his family’s farming roots again as the country superstar has announced his seventh annual Luke Bryan Farm Tour , kicking off in Fort Wayne, Indiana, on September 30th. 22 Best Things We Saw at FarmBorough 2015 Like last year’s trek, this year’s itinerary includes eight stops, four of which, including the Fort Wayne date, are staged in cities the tour has never visited since it began in 2009. Also new to the tour are Lexington, Kentucky; Starkville, Mississippi; and Tuscaloosa, Alabama. As he’s done in the past, Bryan will set aside a portion of ticket proceeds for local college scholarships. The Luke Bryan Farm Tour Scholarships are granted to students from a farming family within the communities the tour plays

Bono, Edge Break Down Tumultuous Origins of U2’s ‘Cedarwood Road’

Bono and the Edge broke down U2 ‘s songwriting process and recalled the rough North Dublin roots that inspired the Songs of Innocence  cut, “Cedarwood Road,” in a revealing interview for Song Exploder . U2 Give Backstage Tour of New Trek, Talk Edge’s Stage Fall The song gets its name and story from the street Bono grew up on, but it began — like many U2 tracks — with a guitar riff the Edge came up with at home. In speaking about these initial steps, the Edge noted he sketches songs on GarageBand and works with drum loops Larry Mullen Jr. recorded for the demo process. “My job is to find a way to inspire Adam and Larry and Bono, so I don’t often care to finish out a piece fully,” the Edge said

Watch Carrie Underwood Rap in Wiz Khalifa Mash-Up

It’s been more than two years since Carrie Underwood  released ” See You Again ,” the faith-fueled power ballad that doubled as her final single from 2012’s Blown Away . While headlining the Big Barrel Country Music Festival last Sunday evening, though, she gave the song a 2015 makeover, throwing a snippet of Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth’s own ” See You Again ” into the tune’s second half.  Readers’ Poll: 10 Best Carrie Underwood Songs The mash-up arrived during the middle of her 21-song set, following a string of deep cuts like “I Know You Won’t” and “Flat on the Floor.” Then, with her pianist leading the charge, Underwood launched into an intimate version of “See You Again,” a song she co-wrote with Hillary Lindsey and Evanescence’s David Hodges. Everything sounded normal until the second chorus, which Underwood extended by singing an instantly familiar line: “It’s been a long day without you, my friend, and I’ll tell you all about it when I see you again.” Then, while the crowd was still processing what was happening, she moved from Charlie Puth’s vocal hook into Wiz Khalifa’s rapped verse, pausing only to laugh at herself before barreling right back into one of the biggest choruses of 2015.  The mash-up ended with a few final lines from Underwood’s own song, with the onstage Jumbotron catching one last laugh from the singer before the lights went dark.

Chris Squire of Yes has died, Jessie J “not OK,” The Grateful Dead finishes “Fare Thee Well”

Chris Squire, founding bassist for prog-rock outfit Yes , died Saturday night (6/27) in Arizona and surrounded by family. He was 67. More news: Yes , Jessie J , The Grateful Dead , Bob Weir , Phil Lesh , Celine Dion , Bill Kreutzmann , Trey Anastasio

Hear Puff Daddy, Pharrell’s Hypnotic ‘Finna Get Loose’

After premiering “Finna Get Loose”  onstage during Sunday’s BET Awards, Sean ” Puff Daddy ” Combs has released an official version of the hypnotic single. “Loose” finds the Bad Boy Entertainment mogul trading rhymes with Pharrell over throbbing synth-bass, skittering programmed drums and chanted backing vocals layered into a choir.   Flashback: Ben Stiller Plays Springsteen as a Puff Daddy Fan Combs also tweeted  an in-studio clip of the duo working on “Loose,” promising that the track will “debut” Tuesday via Apple Music. “I wanna snatch them out they fuckin’ sleep with some shit, with some tones they ain’t never hear!” an impassioned Combs says in the clip.  The BET performance was special for the performer, who reunited with a dozen of his label’s most popular artists – including Mase, Lil Kim and Jadakiss – for a 10-minute medley of iconic tracks like “Mo Money, Mo Problems,” “All About the Benjamins” and “Hypnotize.” The night of celebration, which featured a tribute to the late, great Notorious B.I.G., took a momentarily awkward turn when Combs fell into a hole  on a platform leading to the stage.  Combs’ most recent album, 2010’s  Last Train to Paris , was issued under the name Diddy. But the rapper-entrepreneur switched back to his original moniker, Puff Daddy, last year for “Big Homie” (featuring Rick Ross and French Montana) and “I Want the Love” (featuring Meek Mill), both singles from his upcoming LP, reportedly titled  MMM

Dr. Dre’s ‘Chronic’ Headed to Apple Music

Taylor Swift’s 1989 isn’t the only major album that will exclusively be available  on Apple Music: Dr. Dre ‘s G-Funk classic The Chronic  will emerge on Apple’s relaunched service June 30th, a source close to the service confirmed to Rolling Stone . ( Editor’s note: Rolling Stone erroneously called this the album’s “streaming debut” in an earlier version. It had previously appeared on a streaming service, but was removed in 2011. The text has been corrected .)  Dr. Dre, Inc.: A Brief History of Mogul’s Biggest Deals Surprisingly, when Beats Music first arrived in 2014, The Chronic , one of Rolling Stone ‘s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time , was not part of that streaming service’s catalog, even though it fell under the umbrella of Beats Electronics’ deal with Apple

Chris Squire, Yes Bassist and Co-Founder, Dead at 67

Chris Squire, the co-founder and longtime bassist of prog rock icons Yes  and the only member of the group to feature on every studio album, has passed away just over a month after revealing that he was suffering from a rare form of leukemia. Squire was 67. Current Yes keyboardist Geoff Downes first tweeted  the news, “Utterly devastated beyond words to have to report the sad news of the passing of my dear friend, bandmate and inspiration Chris Squire.” 50 Greatest Prog Rock Albums of All Time Yes confirmed Squire’s death on their official Facebook page. “It’s with the heaviest of hearts and unbearable sadness that we must inform you of the passing of our dear friend and Yes co-founder, Chris Squire. Chris peacefully passed away last night in Phoenix Arizona, in the arms of his loving wife Scotty,” the band wrote in a statement

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