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  • https://youtu.be/4wAPTsjhrjM

    08/11/2018 12:17:08 AM PDT · by CrimsonTidegirl · 50 replies
    I just discovered this song a few months ago and I'm obsessed with it. Enjoy!
  • A Rock Band Flirts with German Taboos, and Finds a Huge Following

    08/01/2018 6:29:17 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 46 replies
    NYT ^ | Aug. 1, 2018 | By Thomas Rogers
    NATZ, Italy — By the time Frei.Wild took the stage at Alpen Flair, a three-day music festival in northern Italy, the sun had disappeared behind the forested peaks of the surrounding Alps. Most of the 20,000 audience members had traveled over 100 miles from Germany to see the band. The crowd was overwhelmingly white and largely male, and many fans shouted along as the band launched into one of its most controversial songs, “Südtirol.” The song celebrates Frei.Wild’s home region of South Tyrol, where the festival was taking place, a largely German-speaking enclave that was passed to Italy from Austria-Hungary...
  • Twitter is Reworking Classic Rock Songs for Millennials

    06/21/2018 1:01:23 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 44 replies
    Ultimate Classic Rock ^ | Debra Filcman
    Social media is abuzz with the hashtag #millennialclassicrock, a game in which Twitter users update the lyrics of famous classic rock songs to reflect the sensibilities of a younger generation. Fans got clever, with puns, rhymes and other modern twists on classic rock lyrics that ran the gamut but focused largely on topics like technology, the economy and social interactions. The tweets put bands like Queen, Blue Oyster Cult and the Police in the spotlight. Tweets abounded with updates to Queen's "We Are the Champions," their mega-hit from 1977's News of the World, with a variety of stabs on the...
  • Foster the People's Mark Foster talks 'Pumped Up Kicks' and gun violence

    02/17/2018 2:15:15 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    CNN ^ | Fri November 3, 2017 | Deena Zaru
    When Foster the People's anti-gun violence anthem, "Pumped Up Kicks," was released in 2010, it quickly went viral. But not everyone immediately noticed the cautionary tale about gun violence that lead singer Mark Foster relates in the lyrics: "All the other kids with the pumped up kicks/ You'd better run, better run, outrun my gun." Although its tone is jubilant and upbeat -- prompting some fans to blast it during celebratory times -- "Pumped Up Kicks" is about a boy named Robert, who fantasizes about shooting up his school. SNIP With emotions raw after Vegas, Foster said that he and...
  • (VANITY) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS ('70S) ROUND 5

    02/11/2018 3:57:49 PM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 66 replies
    me | 2/11/18 | me
    ROUND 5 OF THE '70S TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS COMMENCES! Votes due: Sunday, Feb 18 @ 6:00 pm Eastern. The Great 8! It's getting easier! Just 4 pairs of songs! Vote for your favorite of each pair shown. No reply, no vote. (You may abstain from any pairs, but please be clear about that.) Any ties will be broken with a run-off which will end (hopefully) the following Monday.
  • (VANITY) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS ('70S) ROUND 4

    02/05/2018 5:08:51 PM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 55 replies
    me | 2/5/18 | me
    ROUND 4 OF THE '70S TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS COMMENCES! Votes due: Sunday, Feb 11 @ 6:00 pm Eastern. SWEET 16! 16 songs, 8 pairs, 8 winners! Vote for your favorite in each pair shown. No reply, no vote. (You may abstain from any pairs but please be clear.) Any ties will be broken with a run-off which will end the following Monday. Format: Billboard rank/seed - year - title - act
  • (VANITY) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS ('70S) ROUND 3

    01/29/2018 4:39:27 PM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 109 replies
    ME | 1/29/18 | ME
    ROUND 3 OF THE '70S TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS COMMENCES! Votes due: Sunday, Feb 4 @ 6:00 pm Eastern. 32 songs, 16 pairs, 16 winners! Vote for your favorite in each pair shown. No reply, no vote. (You may abstain from any pairs.) Any ties will be broken with a run-off which will end the following Monday. Format: Billboard rank/seed - year - song title - act
  • (VANITY) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS ('70S) - ROUND 2

    01/21/2018 5:42:10 PM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 168 replies
    me | 1/21/18 | me
    ROUND 2 of the greatest hits of the '70s begins! Due date: Sunday, Jan 28 @6:00 pm (Eastern) This Round takes the top 6 songs of each year of the '70s per BILLBOARD, and pairs them in brackets along with the best 4 #7s as voted in Round 1.
  • (vanity) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS ('70S) ROUND 1

    01/14/2018 7:57:12 PM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 126 replies
    me | 1/14/18 | me
    OK, FREEPERS, LET'S START THIS CONTEST FOR THE GREATEST SONG OF THE '70S. The baseline for the contest is the top 7 hits of each year of the '70s, as compiled by BILLBOARD. This is not based on personal preferences, biases, prejudices, or counter-culture fringe-element reactivity. The rules in general will be to vote for everything shown. NO equivocating, ties, or omissions. Votes will ONLY be counted if the "ballot" is COMPLETE. *ROUND 1* We begin by taking the #7 songs of each year and paring them from 10 songs to 4 (to set up brackets of 64 for the...
  • (Vanity) Participate in the 70s Music Tournament of hits!

    01/13/2018 6:52:44 PM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 72 replies
    me | 1/13/18 | me
    Who wants to participate in a music play-off bracket-type poll for best songs of the '70s? 3 years ago I ran a "tournament" to pick the best songs of the '80s, based first on Billboard rankings, so only the best of the best are included! You can view how this played out here: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/3249477/posts That's what I want to do for the '70s. (Wouldn't mind doing it for other decades, either!)
  • What Happened to Protest Art?

    12/25/2017 6:08:11 PM PST · by Mafe · 13 replies
    Mises Institute ^ | 12/25/2017 | Marcia Christoff-Kurapovna
    In September 1975, The Grateful Dead released what was to become its highest chart-topping album for the next twelve years, Blues for Allah. In an interview at the time, the group’s lyricist, Robert Hunter, described the album’s title song as “a requiem for King Faisal of Saudi Arabia, a progressive, democratically-inclined ruler (and incidentally a fan of the Grateful Dead) whose assassination in 1975 shocked us personally.” Hunter went on to note proudly that the lyrics of the album, inspired as it was as much by Bach as by Eastern influences, were printed in Arabic on the back of album....
  • France Mourns Its Favorite Rock Star, Johnny Hallyday

    12/06/2017 8:55:00 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    NPR ^ | December 6, 2017 | Eleanor Beardsley
    The French rock star, who died at 74 of lung cancer at his home outside Paris Wednesday, had a career spanning 57 years. He sold more than 100 million albums, but was little known outside his own country. USA Today once called him "the greatest rock star you never heard of." Retrospectives and tributes have poured in, and France's Prime Minister Edouard Philippe paid tribute to Hallyday in Parliament. "Johnny Hallyday had a special place in our country," he said. "We are all emotional this morning. Every French person has a song that comes to mind when they think of...
  • The Clash: It Has Come Down To This: “Guns Of Brixton” America!

    12/06/2017 1:37:54 AM PST · by Djl3668 · 9 replies
    BBC ^ | 1206 | Vanity
    The only band that matters.
  • Gene Simmons salutes Veterans with rock show (2008)

    11/10/2017 12:48:23 PM PST · by Prole · 8 replies
    YouTube ^ | November 10, 2008 | Gene Simmons
    While this was recorded in 2008, I still remain grateful to see rock stars and other notable people stand up and salute my fellow Veterans. Gene Simmons and the band provide a great rock show for them, and it's awesome to see!
  • Tom Petty was one of the few guys Trump fans, Bernie bros, and Hillary supporters all loved

    10/02/2017 10:32:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Quartz ^ | October 2, 2017 | Jenni Avins
    As the comedian Marc Maron pointed out in his new standup special, Too Real, Tom Petty was the rare artist who both liberal bohemians and cultural conservatives could agree upon. “Everybody loves Tom Petty and burritos,” said Maron, though he added that even Petty might not be able to help him communicate with Trump supporters. “I don’t think Petty is enough to bridge this gap. I just don’t think that he has this power at this juncture.” Petty, the beloved American singer, songwriter, and guitarist, has passed away at 66 years of age. He was hospitalized following a heart attack...
  • Dave Hlubek, founding member of Jacksonville band Molly Hatchet, dead at 66

    09/06/2017 11:50:12 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 33 replies
    jacksonville.com ^ | September 3, 2017 08:59 pm | Staff
    Molly Hatchet founding member Dave Hlubek is shown in a 2010 file photo. (The Times-Union/Jacksonville.com) ======================================================================= Dave Hlubek, a founding member of Jacksonville-based rock band Molly Hatchet, has died. The band announced the news via its Facebook page: “It is with great sorrow to announce the passing of our beloved friend and band member Dave Hlubek. Dave was one of the founding lead guitarists of Molly Hatchet. Amongst his many contributions to southern rock is “Flirtin’ with Disaster.” Our condolences and our prayers go out to his family during this time of loss. He will be missed but never forgotten,...
  • Hip-Hop Has Officially Dethroned Rock 'n' Roll as America's Most Popular Music

    07/29/2017 4:21:02 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 140 replies
    Maxim ^ | July 19, 2017 | Steve Huff
    If Drake looks smug and Dave Grohl looks a little stricken in the photos above, there's a good reason: Nielsen tracking indicates hip-hop and R&B have officially become the most dominant form of popular music in the United States for the first time ever. As HuffPo reports, the reason for hip-hop's supremacy—25 percent of the retail music market over 23 percent for rock—may not be a big surprise. The reason for hip-hop and R&B overtaking rock is simple: online streaming. When it comes to album sales, rock continues to dominate, claiming 43 percent of physical album sales and 37 percent...
  • Don’t Worry, America: Kid Rock Says He’s Running for Senate From Michigan

    07/13/2017 1:50:30 PM PDT · by johnk · 25 replies
    thewrap.com (FROM THE ARCHIVE.IS) ^ | July 12, 2017 @ 2:08 PM | Tony Maglio
    Republican rocker Robert James Ritchie (aka Kid Rock) launches website in bid to challenge Democratic Sen. Debbie Stabenow. ---------------------- His name is Kiiiiiiiiiiiid — err, Senator Rock? Musician Kid Rock said Wednesday that he plans to run for U.S. Senate in 2018 in his home state of Michigan. The bid was first launched as a website, kidrockforsenate.com, which the singer just validated and shared on Twitter. He also tweeted, “I will have a major announcement in the near future.” Rock, whose birth name is Robert Ritchie, has been suggested as a possible Republican candidate to challenge Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.),...
  • OK just saw a report on FoxNews, saying someone filed for 2020 campaign for The Rock

    07/11/2017 2:54:48 AM PDT · by cba123 · 68 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/11/2017 | Self saw on Fox
    Alright. I support Donald Trump. Don't get me wrong. But I thought is was worth commenting on, that evidently someone has filed the paperwork for the 2020 race, for the Rock. Donald Trump has also filed, I believe. I support Donald Trump. But I might also support the candidacy of The Rock. Maybe. We will see. Going to be an interesting next election.
  • Frankenmuth's Greta Van Fleet talks record deal, tour and graduation

    07/03/2017 12:35:44 PM PDT · by Eddie01 · 8 replies
    mlive ^ | May 21, 2017 at 3:02 PM, | Isis Simpson-Mersha
    [snip] Recently, the band signed to New York-based record label Lava Records, and had its song "Highway Tune" featured this year on Showtime's "Shameless." The group was also named Apple Music's new artist of the week. [snip]