“All I’ve got to put in a song is my own experience,” folk music legend Leonard Cohen told The Guardian in January 2012, the month his album Old Ideas was released. Old Ideas was a striking album that encouraged all types of listeners, young
From Johnny Cash to Stevie Wonder to Tony Bennett, Paul McCartney has teamed up with some of the world’s most iconic singers and musicians during his 40+-year solo career. And while 1999’s collaboration with his now ex-wife Heather Mills and of course his duet
Started at the bottom, now they’re here. There are more artists than I can count on both hands that started out in the background of the music industry, whether as backing dancers, jobbing studio musicians, or acting as a sarcastic secretary with a heart
As the summer concert season is well underway, perhaps you’ve had to forgo a few other concerts you wanted to attend in order to afford a bigger show. The problem of high ticket costs has been a heated topic for a while now, but
When bands don’t get along, you can usually tell. There’s a distinct difference between friendly joshing around in interviews and the overt glaring across the stage that’s oh-so-evident in concert DVDs (no names named). But some bands manage to power through that kind of
“We went there with the spirit of it, but actually it was pretty shambolic”, “one big disappointment”, “the gig was foul” … none of these phrases strike any particular joy into the hearts of those who love Led Zeppelin, especially when you remember that
Ozzy Osbourne. Is there another name that so completely defies what science is trying to prove? How exactly has the lead singer of Black Sabbath managed to cheat death for this long? It’s about time somebody genuinely examined the facts — and someone is.
So, you want to start your own record label. Like opening a bar or buying a sports team, this is always something that crosses your mind at some point in your life (and is possibly voiced after a couple of drinks). But what if
Bruce Springsteen will always take the cake as New Jersey’s poster boy for music, and deservedly so. But Bon Jovi are also one of New Jersey’s finest, and one of the most important artists of the ‘80s. When the era was riddled with cheesy,
What exactly makes music “pretentious”? It’s “something full of pretense; an attempt to make something that is not the case appear true”. It’s an insult that’s levied against any number of bands often with little back-up or explanation. Is it the lyrics? The music?