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Iconic moments in music history.

Jordan Cattoa month ago
Akala, Illa State, Hip-Hop Shakespeare and the Rise of Conscious Grime
As a white, working class British man in his 20's from the rolling hills of Surrey, Grime Music is not something I claim to own any rights to. At an early age I became a huge fan of Eminem and always ...
Bob Robertsona month ago
The Greatest Music Man You Have Probably Never Heard Of
So, what you do if you're a scion of one of the richest dynasties in America? Well, you turn to music, of course. John Henry Hammond, Jr., born in 1911 into a branch of the Vanderbilt family, was neve...
German Country Singer Gunter Gabriel is Dead!
Germany's Johnny Cash is dead. As a pioneer of the German country music scene, singing in German and therefore connecting directly to the blue collar masses, country music and especially trucker-song-...
J.R. Gonzaleza month ago
Must Listen: Jay-Z Greatest Songs
"... First I snatched the streets then I snatched the charts/First I had they ear, now I have they heart..." These lines could summarize Jay-Z's career but it hardly covers everything that Jay-Z has a...
Rolling Stone's 100 Greatest Country Artists Of All Time - Do You Agree?
Greatest Artist compilation lists had, have and will always stir up controversy. Nothing is as sacred as your own favorite singer and when he/she doesn't make the list or is ranked in the nose-bleed s...
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Mary Goldena month ago
5 Reasons Why Musicologists Are Important
"Musicology? What's musicology?" If I had a nickel for every time I heard that question, I'd have quite a bit of money by now. It is unfortunate that many people don't know about musicology. Whenever ...
Bob Robertsona month ago
Oh God Ma! I'm On the Cover of 'Rolling Stone?'
In the year 1967, during the height of the ‘Summer of Love,’ a young man living in San Francisco realized that Pop-Music was changing. Like many who attended the Monterey Festival in June of that year...
Sadé Sancheza month ago
Tupac, The Man He Was and Always Will Be
Lesane Parish Crooks. Tupac Amaru Shakur. 2Pac. Makaveli. What can I say. A legend of Hip Hop that was taken from us far too soon. The California-raised-Harlem-native made such a huge and everlasting ...
Eric Allena month ago
Memories of Old and AM Gold (Part 2)
As a child during the late 1960s and 1970s, the magical world of music caught my attention immediately, but outlets to find musical sources were extremely limited. My ears were always thirsting to hea...
Jon Carpa month ago
The Music Career of Charles Manson
Manson is not typically remembered for his music. In fact, there’s a good chance you had no idea he even wrote music before reading this article. However, he has put out a considerable number of recor...
Eric Allen2 months ago
Memories of Old and AM Gold (Part 1)
Whenever summer rolls around, it annually evokes fond memories of youthful days I’d eagerly spend counting down until the school year would finally end. The anticipation of long, lazy summer days, ext...
Rikki La Rouge2 months ago
"Michael Jackson: This Is It": A Bittersweet Look at What Was to Come
Michael Jackson's rockumentary, This Is It, was released after the King of Pop's tragic and untimely passing in 2009. This is It documents the rehearsals for what was supposed to be Michael's musical ...
Rikki La Rouge2 months ago
There Will Never Be Another Left Eye!!
Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes was taken from us much too soon in a tragic and fatal car accident while she was in Honduras, doing mission work and going on her own personal and spiritual cleansing retreat. Sh...
Anthony Gramuglia2 months ago
Music and Concert Documentaries on Netflix
Too few people watch documentaries, which means that many music and concert documentaries on Netflix go unwatched. It's a damn shame, too, because there are a multitude of great ones no one sees. With so many movies and shows on the streaming service, it's hard to figure out what to watch. So often, quality shows are drowned in a quantity of crap. And documentaries can be made and uploaded to the service on the cheap. If you're a music lover and want to learn more about your favorite bands or th...
Rikki La Rouge2 months ago
Chirino: The Portrait of The Champion of Salsa
Willy Chirino born Wilfredo Jose Chirino in Pinar del Rio, Consulacion del Sur Cuba. He left Cuba at age 14 through Operacion:Pedro Pan which is a program that air lifted 14,000 children out of Cuba t...
Bob Robertson2 months ago
It Really Was 50 Years Ago Today!
The Beatles manager Brian Epstein had just come out of a drug-induced collapse in May 1967, in the Priory Hospital in Roehampton in West London, when he heard the group he had propelled to internation...
Ossiana Tepfenhart2 months ago
What Is Vaporwave?
New trends in music pop up every single year, and one of the trends that had begun to emerge in the late 2000s was vaporwave. Unlike many other trends, vaporwave is still going strong today. That bein...