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February 4, 2013

Music News February 2013

Music news
  • Trent Reznor's How To Destroy Angels released the new video How Long from their upcoming album Welcome Oblivion(NPR)
  • The Beatles's I Want To Hold Your Hand became the number one single on February 1, 1964.
  • Thom Yorke and Nigel Godrich announced new tour dates.  (Rolling Stones)
  • Dave Grohl released his much publicized documentary Sound City(Spin) 
  • Sonic Youth's guitarist Lee Ranaldo was born in Long Island on February 3, 1956.
  • Guitarist Gary Moore died in a hotel room in Spain on February 6, 2011.  He was 58.

January 1, 2013

Music News January 2013

Music news
  • Director of The Rolling Stones' film Crossfire Hurricane, Brett Morgen, talked about Kurt Cobain movie he's been working on.  (NME)
  • John Paul Jones, Led Zepplin's bassist, keyboardist and composer, was born in Kent, England on January 3, 1946.
  • Jimi Hendrix's new album People, Hell and Angels will be available on March 5th featuring twelve previously unreleased tracks from 1968 to 1969.  (Rolling Stone)
  • The Door's manager Danny Sugarman died of lung cancer on January 5, 2005.
  • Syd Barrett, guitarist and songwriter of Pink Floyd, was born in Cambridge, England on January 6, 1946.
  • Syd Barrett’s paintings shed lights on the artist.  (Syd Barrett)

December 25, 2012

Rockin' Christmas Songs

Here is a playlist of rockin' Christmas songs.  Starting with some original compositions and roll to the holiday classics.  Get ready to rock your stockings off.

Original Festivity

1. Mariah Carey - All I Want For Christmas Is You 
The song was released in 1994 and became one of the best modern Christmas songs.  Mariah Carey proved again she's more than a pretty songstress but a talented songwriter.

December 20, 2012

Apple Oatmeal Cookies

There is no better pick-me-up than a fresh baked cookie.  This recipe gives the traditional sugar cookies a grown-up update with healthy oats and apples.  Pair them with coffee or hot cider.  This delicious sweet treat will melt in your mouth and melt away your winter blues.

Happy holidays to you, sweet things.  Have a cookie and cheers!

December 1, 2012

Music News December 2012

Music news
  • The Doors drummer John Densmore was born in Los Angeles on December 1, 1944.
  • Neil Young was sued by Geffen Records on December 1, 1983 because his new music for the label was "not commercial in nature and musically uncharacteristic of his previous albums.”
  • Post impressionist artist Georges-Pierre Seurat was born in Paris on December 2, 1859.  He is known for the pointillism painting, A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte(Artic)
  • Metallica launched a new record label, Blackened Recordings.  The band will release its 2009 live concert Quebec Magnetic on December 10.  (Metallica)
  • Radiohead released 2011 New York Roseland Ballroom concerts for charity.  (Yahoo)
  • Led Zeppelin received Kennedy Center Honors from the President on December 2.  (CNN)

November 1, 2012

Music News November 2012

Music news
  • Roger Waters sets to release modern-day production of The Wall in 2012.  (Rolling Stone)
  • Grammy Awards winning singer K.D. Lang was born in Alberta on November 2, 1961.
  • Pete Townshend referred to Apple as a digital vampire that is bleeding artists and destroying copyright.  (Rolling Stone)
  • Vanilla Ice's song Ice Ice Baby became the first number one rap single on November 3, 1990.
  • Film score composer John Barry was born on November 3, 1933 in Yorkshire, England.  He was most known for his Bond film scores.
  • Adam Ant was born in London on November 3, 1954.

October 3, 2012

Music News October 2012

Music news
  • Metallica's guitarist Kirk Hammett published the book Too Much Horror Business: The Kirk Hammett Collection showcasing his horror collections.  (Rolling Stone)
  • Rolling Stone released new music video Walk Like A Giant from their upcoming album Psychedelic Pill(Rolling Stone)
  • Elton John was the first musician to be honored in New York Madison Square Hall Of Fame on October 1, 1977.
  • Morrisey's rep said The Smiths are never going to reunite amid the Coachella reunion rumor.  (Rolling Stone)
  • Guitarist 'Big Jim' Sullivan died on October 2 at age 71.  He was one of the most prolific session guitarists.  He played with many big name rock acts including David Bowie and the Kinks.  (Rolling Stones)  (Telegraph)
  • Punk rock singer Richard Hell was born in Lexington, Kentucky on October 2, 1949.

September 2, 2012

Music News September 2012

Music news
  • Songwriter Hal David died on September 1st at the age of 91.  He's the award-winning songwriting partner of Burt Bacharach.  (Rolling Stone)
  • Rolling Stones will release a compilation album GRRR! with two new tracks Gloom And Doom and One Last Shot in November.  (Billboard)
  • U2 released their first record U2-3 EP on September 1, 1979. 
  • Clash received GQ Men of the Year award on September 2, 2003.
  • Freddie Mercury was born on September 5, 1946 in East Africa.  Recommend this interesting biography film, Freddie Mercury, the Untold Story.
  • Thom Yorke's Atoms for Peace will release their new single Default on September 10th.  Their new album is scheduled to be released in 2013.  Listen to the track here.

August 1, 2012

Music News August 2012

Music news
  • Jerry Garcia of Grateful Dead was born in San Francisco on August 1, 1942.  He was inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Grateful Dead in 1994.  He died of a heart attack on August 9, 1995. 
  • Bob Dylan talked about his upcoming new album Tempest(Rolling Stone)
  • The Stone Roses to release new studio album in 2013.  (The Sun)
  • Thom Yorke's Atoms For Peace unveil remix of the track Other Side - Stuck Together(NME)
  • Romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley was born near Horsham, West Sussex, England on August 4, 1792.
  • Rick Derringer was born in Fort Recovery, Ohio on August 5, 1947.  His band The McCoys recorded Hang on Sloopy in the summer of 1965 when he was 17 and it became a number one single.

July 2, 2012

Music News July 2012

Music news
  • Blur will debut two new tracks Under The Westway and The Puritan on July 2nd.  (NME)
  • Television icon Andy Griffith died at his home in Dare County, NC on July 3rd. He was 86.
  • Brian Jones and Jim Morrison died on July 3rd.  Brian Jones was found dead at the bottom of his swimming pool in 1969 in Sussex and Jim Morrison was found dead in a bathtub in 1971 in Paris.  Read No One Here Gets Out Alive for more details.
  • Radiohead lend its song Everything In Its Right Place to Homeless Polar Bear in London.  (Rolling Stone)
  • Ringo Starr was born in Liverpool, England on July 7, 1940.
  • Syd Barrett died in Cambridge, England on July 7, 2006 at age 60.