New band of the Weekend: Strange Names (No 52)

TheGuardian.com just named Strange Names as the new band of the week. The band is a trio of musicians and singers from Minneapolis who have been described as performing polished pop with a little bit of dark undertow. They are kind of similar to the B52s and the Talking Heads. The trio is made up […]

‘American Idol’ Host Ryan Seacrest Reacts to the Show’s End

It looks like one of America’s favorite reality television shows “American Idol” is finally getting cancelled. This show was a singing competition that gave amateur singers from all around the country a chance to compete against each other and be named the winning singer of the season. It changed a lot of lives and entertained […]

A Rare Glimpse Into the Life of a Hit Artist

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QsnSabdHWtw Alanis Morissette is a woman of many talents. She is a writer and musician who got to go on an international tour for her record when she was just 22-years-old. This gave her a lot of responsibilities such as being a spokesperson, activist, leader, boss, celebrity and work addict. In almost an instant, she […]

Dirty Movies by Van Halen

“Dirty Movies” – A track from “Fair Warning”, Van Halen’s 4th album and what I’ve always considered their “grittiest and dirty” sounding record. Maybe it has to do with some of the guitar effects Eddie uses on the album or the nature of the songs, but this has always seemed to be a darker album […]

Scientific Study of 17,000 Hit Pop Songs Has Identified the Years to Remember – and the Ones Best Forgotten

There have been many popular songs introduced to the world over the last few decades. A recent scientific study was conducted on 17,000 pop songs in order to find out which pop years were the best to remember and which ones were the best to forget. The first study looked at 1986 when Madonna sang […]

Raleigh Ritchie: ‘I don’t want to be on posters. I just want to be good’

Raleigh Ritchie is best known for Game of Thrones and as a rising pop star. You would think that a person in his middle 20s with all of these opportunities would be the happiest person in the world. But Raleigh tends to worry a lot about his career and the way people are going to […]

Drop Dead Legs by Van Halen

“Drop Dead Legs”–This lesser known track from the album “1984” (which spawned “Jump”, “Panama” and “Hot For Teacher”) immediately put a smile on my face when Eddie broke into the opening riff. I love how well Eddie’s guitar lines integrate with the heavy rhythm section driving this song. You also have classic David Lee Roth […]

Jam to Alabama Shakes, Passion Pit, Fool’s Gold and More In Our 5 songs to Stream!!

New songs are coming out all the time. It is so easy for both professional and amateur singers to release their new songs on the internet. Amateurs don’t need to hire an agent or sign a contract with a big time music producer. They can just produce their own songs at home and then upload […]

Higher Ground by Playing for Change

This organization does it all when it comes to getting people together for the sake of music! For each episode and song they create, this organization travels the world and finds music students, artists and children to participate in creating one song all pieced together from small parts each person preforms. The finished art work […]