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  • 'The Summer of Love' Fifty Years Later: What Sex, Drugs, Rock 'n' Roll Gave Us

    08/05/2017 9:02:24 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 142 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/04/2017 | Mark Hendrickson, Center for Vision and Values, Grove City College
    For the baby-boomer generation (or at least the counterculture segment within it) the summer of 1967 became known as The Summer of Love.Actually, most of us boomers never experienced it. Certainly, 1967 wasn't a blissful, carefree summer of love for the hundreds of thousands of Americans serving in Vietnam.It didn't feel much like love in my hometown of Detroit either. Fifty years ago this week, on July 23, 1967 (a Sunday, as it is this year), deadly riots erupted in the Motor City. They lasted through Friday, July 28, when, with help from the National Guard (including Detroit Tigers' second...
  • 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...
  • Rock-n-Roll=> Ted Nugent and Kid Rock Team Up to Record Kiss My Rebel A$$

    07/13/2015 11:36:54 AM PDT · by mojito · 11 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 7/13/2015 | Jim Hoft
    Ted Nugent and Kid Rock have teamed up to record a song in support of the Confederate flag. The song, titled Kiss My Rebel A$$, was reportedly written and recorded in the space of a day after Nugent, seeing that Kid Rock had invited anyone protesting his use of the flag at his concerts to kiss my aSS, reached out to express his support via text message. When you get a text from the Nuge, you know youve done something right, laughed Rock during a joint appearance the two made on WWJ Newsradio 950. Added Nugent, Rock n roll aint...
  • Buddy Holly bassist Joe Mauldin dies

    02/08/2015 10:34:51 AM PST · by Zionist Conspirator · 14 replies
    Internet | 2/7/'15 | Zionist Conspirator
    Neither USA Today nor Wikipedia can be excerpted on FR, but according to both Joe B. Mauldin, bassist for Buddy Holly's Crickets, has died at the age of 74. This is a sad day for Buddy Holly fans.
  • AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd charged with attempting to have 2 men killed

    11/06/2014 7:10:56 AM PST · by rktman · 23 replies
    cnn.com ^ | 11/6/2014 | tim hume
    Phil Rudd, the drummer for legendary hard rock band AC/DC, has been charged with attempting to have two men killed. The 60-year-old appeared in a New Zealand court Thursday afternoon facing a count of attempting to procure the murder of two men, said Bay of Plenty Police District representative Kim Perks.
  • High-Tech Sleuthing Cracks Mystery of Death Valley's Moving Rocks

    08/29/2014 12:16:04 PM PDT · by zeugma · 11 replies
    Livescience ^ | August 27, 2014 | Becky Oskin
    The first witnesses to an enduring natural mystery are an engineer, a biologist and a planetary scientist who met thanks to a remote weather station. Lacking direct evidence, explanations for this geologic puzzle ran the gamut, from Earth's magnetic field to gale-force winds to slippery algae. Now, with video, time-lapse photographs and GPS tracking of Racetrack Playa's moving rocks, the mystery has finally been solved.
  • Mick Jagger zings President Obama at DC concert

    06/24/2013 8:39:07 PM PDT · by schm0e · 42 replies
    Twitchy via Drudge ^ | 9:32 pm on June 24, 2013 | Twitchy Staff
    Mick Jagger zinger at Verizon Center: "I don't think President Obama is here tonight... But I'm sure he's listening in."
  • 7.2 Magnitude (preliminary) Earthquake, Papua, Indonesia [update 7.1]

    04/05/2013 10:07:50 PM PDT · by Jemian · 51 replies
    Jemian, in Papua | 6 April | Jemian
    At approximately 1345 local time, the town of Sentani was rocked for around 1 minute by a 7.2 earthquake. The epicenter was 240 kilometers WSW of Abepura. At present we have no reports of damage. Papua is Indonesia's easternmost and least populated province. It is expected that minimal damage occurred as the location is in the interior jungle rather than in one of the more populated areas.
  • Thats What I Call Rock and Roll Long Tall Sally (Little Richard) 1956

    06/16/2011 2:28:30 PM PDT · by sussex · 31 replies
    The Aged P.com ^ | The Aged P
    I dont care what anybody else says only someone like me, born in 1940 and hitting the most awkward and irritating period of youth between 1954 and 1958 at exactly the same time as the world of music was ripped asunder can truly describe himself as a child of rock and roll.
  • Guitar heroes: When the magic transfers from rock stars to instruments

    02/15/2011 4:39:17 AM PST · by decimon · 44 replies
    University of Chicago Press Journals ^ | February 14, 2011 | Unknown
    Budding guitarists seek the magical powers of rock hero instruments, according to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research. "Like people from the Middle Ages who sought saints' relics, modern consumers like the budding rock guitarist desire fetishes (objects perceived as magical and possessing extraordinary power)" write authors Karen V. Fernandez (University of Aukland, New Zealand) and John L. Lastovicka (Arizona State University). "We live in a world where anybody with a modest amount of money can buy a close copy or a replica of a desired object," the authors write. "We wanted to know why consumers who...
  • Live review: Matador sticks to the beat at 21 (review of Matador Records' 21st anniversary concert)

    10/05/2010 11:03:41 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 9 replies
    LA Times ^ | October 4, 2010 | Randall Roberts
    Lyrical tidbits best capture the essence of this past weekend's Matador at 21 series of concerts at the Palms Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The words arrived in rhyming couplets and shattered-monocle verbal abstractions, delivered by 26 acts over three days. ...You've got the flavor, shouted the Blues Explosion's Jon Spencer, dedicating the song Flavor to his former record label, the East Coast indie tastemaker Matador Records, during a raucous set of meta-blues and trash rock at the casino's concert venue the Pearl Theater. The New York label, with the aid of L.A.-based promoters FYF Fest, threw a memorable,...
  • Founding member of ELO killed in freak accident as giant runaway hay bale smashes into his van

    09/05/2010 11:29:07 AM PDT · by Stoat · 58 replies
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | September 5, 2010
    A founding member of ELO has been killed following a freak accident involving a giant bale of hay.Mike Edwards, 62, who played cello for the band for three years, died when the giant bale weighing 50 stone crashed down on top of his van.Mr Edwards died instantly in the accident after the bale careered down the hill, and flipped over a hedge. Eccentric: Mike Edwards's bizarre costumes and ability to play his cello with fruit were a major part of ELO's appeal Bowing out: Mike Edwards, on the far right, played...
  • TGIF Oldies: Rock n Roll Oldies: Rolling Stones- 1969

    08/13/2010 5:30:33 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 10 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | August 13, 2010 | Reaganite Republican
    The free concert in London's Hyde Park in 1969 was eagerly anticipated as the public debut of the Rolling Stones' freshly-recruited guitar virtuoso Mick Taylor, which it was- but unfortunately, the man he replaced -the talented, yet hapless Brian Jones- was found dead in his swimming pool two days earlier, casting a pall over the show as it became more a memorial event. This live performance of the then-just-released single Honky Tonk Women is a real gem nonetheless, and the freshened lineup was a great boost to morale... due to drug abuse and personality flaws, Jones had become a major...
  • Nina Hagen Spouts Off About Homosexuality: From Hinduism to a Kind of Christianity

    08/07/2010 1:39:06 PM PDT · by 0beron · 28 replies
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | 08/08/ 2010 | Tancred
    Editor: Nina and Anne Rice should compare notes. Homosexual Ideologues and Abortion Promoters are Not ChristiansGermany. God loves the Homosexual. This was according to rock star and protestant Nina Hagen for a Homosexual Magazine. The Sodomy is "just as holy" as a similar act by Chris tans, and whoever condemns Homosexuality, are "not Christians": "That is fascistic thinking" -- she exclaimed. The singer wanted to be baptized protestant and not Catholic, because the Protestants are "more liberal". Frau Hagen thinks child murder is OK, she said, because the mother must decide herself. {there's just a picture following the link}
  • An Old Mans RocknRoll Memories:1954-1956

    06/26/2010 5:26:01 PM PDT · by sussex · 33 replies
    The Aged P.com ^ | 27/06/10 | the Aged P
    Am I the only person on this planet who can watch these clips and recapture those ecstatic moments of feeling I was in a whole new dimension, away from parents, teachers, bosses and that smug, suffocating, pompous world of received opinion? Rock nRoll came exploding out of nowhere (or so it seemed to a gangly British 15 year old going through all those frighteningly mysterious upheavals of adolescence in the 1950s).
  • On this date in 1959 ... Buddy Holly was still with us.

    01/31/2010 7:14:40 AM PST · by mkjessup · 13 replies · 815+ views
    31 Jan 2010 | MkJessup
    51 years ago this coming Wednesday, three rock n' roll pioneers were lost way too soon, Buddy Holly, J.P. Richardson aka 'The Big Bopper' and Ritchie Valens. I was only a kid but I knew something heartbreaking had occurred, and it was only later on that I began to fully appreciate the musical genius that was Buddy Holly. I came to love the music of that man, I tried to imagine the grief of Waylon Jennings, who gave his seat on that ill fated flight to J.P. Richardson, and the last words between him and Buddy, who said (paraphrased) "So...
  • The Scorpions hanging up their hats after 40 years of rock

    01/24/2010 9:15:12 PM PST · by uglybiker · 59 replies · 1,475+ views
    Examiner.com ^ | January 24, 2010 4:24 PM | Buffy Naillon
    German band, The Scorpions hanging up their hats after 40 years of rock In this Feb. 21, 2009 file photo, the German rock band The Scorpions arrives for the Echo 2009 music award ceremony at Berlin, Germany. The band, known for its early 1990s hit "Wind of Change" among others, said on its Web site Sunday, Jan. 24, 2010, that "we agree we have reached the end of the road." (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, File) Before Germany's current most successful rock band, Tokio Hotel, hit the chartslong beforethere was The Scorpions. The German export was not only one of the most...
  • They Sold Their Souls to Rock and Roll

    12/23/2009 2:28:15 PM PST · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 1 replies · 401+ views
    The Ignorant Fishermen Blog ^ | 12/23/09 | DJP I.F.
    My whole life prior to 1992 was given solely over wholly to the music industry. From playing the music to that of absolutely following all aspects of the industry and culture as some of you who knew me well know. As Almighty God began to get a hold of me and started to redirect me by His Word, I began to see the evils and vices of the whole music culture and life style. I remember saying to myself - the last day that I played in the last phase of Silent Desire (1986-1992) - I thought to myself... What...
  • The Sonics nearly done with four new songs, iconic singer says (Rock)

    10/27/2009 7:42:08 AM PDT · by llevrok · 12 replies · 433+ views
    The News Tribune (Tacoma WA) ^ | 10/26/2009 | Ernest Jasmin
    A year ago Saturday, Tacoma garage-rock legends, The Sonics, showed us they still had it with a fierce, swaggering set at Seattle's Paramount Theatre, their first local performance since the Nixon administration. And as this Halloween approaches there's more Sonics news that's so good it's scary. Lead howler Jerry Roslie tells me his band is close to finishing four new songs with Seattle super-producer Jack Endino. The new song titles are "Bad Attitude," "Vampire Kiss," "Cheap Shades" and "Don't Back Down," Roslie told me this afternoon. And though he's not sure exactly how they will be released at this point,...
  • They Sold Their Souls to Rock and Roll

    10/25/2009 4:26:16 AM PDT · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 31 replies · 1,116+ views
    The Ignorant Fishermen Blog ^ | 10/25/09 | DJP I.F.
    My whole life prior to 1992 was given solely over wholly to the music industry. From playing the music to that of absolutely following all aspects of the industry and culture as some of you who knew me well know. As Almighty God began to get a hold of me and started to redirect me by His Word, I began to see the evils and vices of the whole music culture and life style. I remember saying to myself - the last day that I played in the last phase of Silent Desire (1986-1992) - I thought to myself... What...