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  • 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.
  • That’s 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 don’t 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 Man’s Rockn’Roll 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 n’Roll 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 · 12 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 charts—long before—there 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...
  • They Sold Their Souls to Rock and Roll

    10/24/2009 4:27:33 PM PDT · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 13 replies · 962+ views
    The Ignorant Fishermen Blog ^ | 8/18/09 | 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...
  • Rocker Chuck Berry on tour (HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CHUCK, AND MANY MORE !!!)

    10/18/2009 7:20:40 PM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 23 replies · 1,115+ views
    Romford Recorder ^ | 14 October 2009
    LEGENDARY R&B singer/guitarist Chuck Berry celebrates his 83rd birthday on Sunday, but he has no intention of retiring. In fact, he kicks off a UK tour next month and will be at the Troxy, Commercial Road, Limehouse on November 28. Berry is a musical icon, one of the pioneers of rock and roll, who brought the worlds of black and white together in song. He became famous as a showman, making his audiences laugh as well as dance. His hits include Maybellene, Johnny B Goode and Roll Over, Beethoven and his music inspired The Beatles and The Rolling Stones. He...
  • On The Road Again - Songs To Drive By To

    09/22/2009 7:44:57 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 44 replies · 1,276+ views
    Blogcritics music ^ | March 5, 2007 | Laron Cue
    Whether you’re taking that cross country trip you always planned, out on a scenic Sunday drive through the country, or fighting road rage on a jammed up highway, these songs are the perfect soundtrack to the streets. Pop in you favorite Willie Nelson Greatest Hits CD (ha) and get back on the road again! I had to cut this short as I found tons of songs that could fit this post. I left a lot of great stuff off for now, let me know which ones you think should go on future post like this. Sir Mix-A-Lot - "My Hooptie"...
  • Swedish metal heads get ready to rock for Jesus

    06/12/2009 2:28:39 PM PDT · by WesternCulture · 44 replies · 1,164+ views
    www.thelocal.se ^ | 06/12/2009 | David Landes
    God-fearing heavy metal fans in Sweden now have a place to go to bang their heads and worship Jesus at the same time. The church was formed from an ever-expanding network of Christians who “love hard rock and want to see the metal world transformed by God’s power,” according to a statement by the church’s founders. “We want to be a safe-haven for Christian hard rockers where they can feel at home and grow spiritually, and where newly-converted hard rockers can develop their faith and be protected,” said the group. The idea for Sweden's Metal Sanctuary came to life following...
  • Too old to rock? (ROCK'N'ROLL IS DEAD)

    05/10/2009 3:00:23 PM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 121 replies · 3,008+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | May 10, 2009 | Mark Caro | Tribune reporter
    Let's first acknowledge that we've moved well beyond the irony of "I hope I die before I get old" and the fact that the Who's Pete Townshend, who wrote the lyric, did get old, though his band's drummer didn't. Let's also let Mick Jagger off the hook for famously declaring, "I'd rather be dead than singing 'Satisfaction' when I'm 45." With the Rolling Stones singer turning 66 in July, he has had more than 20 years and several world tours to eat those words. We will, however, give consideration to Robert Plant's explanation earlier this year that he shot down...
  • Sweden to host 'world premiere' of new Guns N' Roses album

    11/11/2008 8:06:37 AM PST · by WesternCulture · 19 replies · 364+ views
    www.thelocal.se ^ | 11/11/08 | David Landes
    Guns N' Roses fans looking to be among the first to buy the band’s newest album should plan on coming to Gothenburg, Sweden by November 21st to attend a unique “pre-listening” party to be held at a local bar. Organized by the founders of the Sweden-based GnrDaily.com fan website, the event has the backing of Universal Music Sweden and will allow fans to buy the long anticipated Guns N’ Roses album Chinese Democracy ahead of its official release in retail outlets. “If you want to be the first person to buy the album you need to come to our party,”...
  • AC/DC turns 35!

    08/18/2008 9:23:04 AM PDT · by WesternCulture · 67 replies · 406+ views
    08/18/2008 | WesternCulture
    - Angus & Co., WE SALUTE YOU!!! I'm not sure regarding the exact date, but at least I know Ac/Dc formed in Sydney back in 1973 (- does anyone here on the greatest Conservative site on the Internet happen to know the exact date?) AC/DC is one of my favorite rock bands and all of Australia indeed ought to be very, very proud of them. AC/DC are admirable out of many reasons. Three of them stands out from my point of view: 1. Their conservatism; while most bands that have been around for some time, sooner or later, tend to...
  • John Edwards' former babe inspired lusty, party-girl character in novel

    08/09/2008 3:47:03 PM PDT · by melt · 40 replies · 545+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 8/9/08 | JO PIAZZA AND JOANNA MOLLOY
    The woman behind the John Edwards scandal has a wild past of sex and drugs so legendary her escapades were chronicled by novelist Jay McInerney. Before moving to Los Angeles and beginning a career as a film producer, Rielle Hunter, 42, was known as Lisa Druck, a New York City party girl. Hunter confessed to her sordid past on her Web site Being is Free, which was deleted from the Internet last April, soon after she ended her professional relationship with former presidential candidate John Edwards.Screen image of John Edwards' paramour Rielle Hunter from her Web site which is no...
  • Rock musc fans...what are you listening to?

    08/09/2008 9:09:13 AM PDT · by YankeeMagic · 137 replies · 348+ views
    Just curious what are the Rock fans here listening to ?
  • Western Civilization isn't endangered - put first gear in!

    08/03/2008 9:30:59 AM PDT · by WesternCulture · 25 replies · 174+ views
    08/03/2008 | WesternCulture
    The building of true civilization has always been exposed to various difficulties. But in the end, periods of unemployment, war and political turboil is nothing but small potatoes. Personally speaking, I'll turn 39 years old soon and one of the things that make me get out of bed and drive off to work each morning - a part from the luxury of driving a wonderful Volvo V70 to the place - is the magnificence of toiling in the company of certain younger Swedish work mates who I daily encounter there; people in their 20s who believe in hard work and...
  • Backseat Lovers Cheat Death as Their Car Plunges 46m (150 Feet) Down Cliff!

    07/16/2008 10:50:24 AM PDT · by Coffee200am · 49 replies · 258+ views
    Web India 123 ^ | 07.16.2008 | ANI
    Two lovers had a brush with death after their car plunged 46m down a cliff, while they were having sex in the back seat. According to the police Lin Gu, 25, and lover Lee Shin, 29, suffered broken bones when their car tipped over the edge of the hill in XinDian, Taiwan. "They had parked up close to the edge of the mountain and had left the handbrake off," Daily Telegraph quoted a spokesman, as saying. "When they started having sex the rocking motion started the car moving and it rolled off the hill. They were lucky they were not...
  • Rock pioneer Bo Diddley dies at age 79

    06/02/2008 10:07:32 AM PDT · by xcamel · 26 replies · 110+ views
    AP ^ | 0602/2008 | staff
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A spokeswoman says rock pioneer Bo Diddley has died. He was 79. The spokeswoman says Diddley died of heart failure Monday. He had suffered a heart attack in August 2007, three months after suffering a stroke while touring in Iowa. Doctors said the stroke affected his ability to speak, and he had returned to Florida to continue rehabilitation. Diddley was known for his homemade square guitar, dark glasses and black hat. His first single, "Bo Diddley," introduced record buyers in 1955 to his signature rhythm: bomp ba-bomp bomp, bomp bomp, often summarized as "shave and a...
  • The Weekend YouTube Music Video Thread

    05/30/2008 6:19:03 PM PDT · by andyssister · 41 replies · 699+ views
    Today in music history...2007, a leaked copy of the new White Stripes album ‘Icky Thump’ was played completely on Chicago's radio station Q101-WKQX. Jack White personally called the US radio station from Spain, where he was touring, to voice his displeasure.2004, Madonna was forced to pay out £250,000 in a lawsuit after copying ideas by the late French erotic photographer Guy Burton. Madonna had admitted that the video for her song ‘Hollywood’ was inspired by Burton. 1992, The Black Crowes went to No.1 on the US album chart with 'The Southern Harmony And Musical Companion'1988, Leonard Cohen played the first...
  • GOV. PATERSON ADMITS COCAINE USE

    03/24/2008 6:30:31 PM PDT · by melt · 72 replies · 1,675+ views
    NY Post ^ | 3/24/07 | Fredric U. Dicker
    ALBANY - Gov. Paterson, who confessed to repeated infidelities last week, admitted tonight that he used cocaine and marijuana when he was in his 20s. Paterson, 53, the former lieutenant governor who succeeded disgraced Gov. Spitzer last week, claimed on NY1 that he had only used cocaine "a couple of times" when he was "22 or 23" years of age. He said he had only used marijuana "probably when I was about 20," adding, "I don't think I've touched marijuana since the late 70s."
  • 2008 Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame Inductees

    03/10/2008 6:23:38 AM PDT · by period end of story · 124 replies · 2,673+ views
    On the surface to a casual observer the 2008 Rock 'n' Roll Hall Of Fame class appears to be fairly strong and rather non-controversial. Three of the five artists being enshrined in the main performer category are very well deserving, including one of the most dominant artists in rock history. They also have seen fit to give overdue recognition to some long eligible figures in other categories and so on the whole this year's inductees are a solid group deserving of their honors.
  • Can a Conservative Love Rock 'N Roll and Hate Country Music?

    02/09/2008 6:47:13 AM PST · by FUMETTI · 183 replies · 2,416+ views
    History News Network ^ | November 12, 2007 | Peter La Chapelle
    The notion that country music is, and has always been, politically conservative seems so ingrained in our culture that it passes not just for cliché, but as a truism beyond reproach. Take for instance the media commentary that followed Dixie Chicks frontwoman Natalie Maines's well-publicized criticisms of President George W. Bush back in 2003. In the Associated Press's coverage of the controversy, one leading country radio programmer wondered whether Maines had considered the political demographics of her audience, saying that country is “more on the right than on the left and it’s always been that way.” Even CMT.com editorial director...
  • Lucinski: Today's the day the music died (49 years ago today)

    02/03/2008 11:42:38 AM PST · by SE Mom · 121 replies · 991+ views
    The Niagra Gazette ^ | 3 February 2008 | Dick Lucinski
    ...It was about 1 a.m., Feb. 3, 1959, when a light plane carrying Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. (The Big Bopper) Richardson crashed near Mason City, Iowa. The trio had just finished a concert in Clear Lake and was headed to Fargo, N.D., the next stop on their tour, when the plane went down in bad weather. All three were hitmakers on the music scene at the time, Valens with the song “La Bamba” and Richardson with “Chantilly Lace.” But the real star of the group was Holly. He was the creator of songs which are now considered to...
  • Drugs and rock? Say it ain't so

    01/17/2008 12:12:28 PM PST · by USFRIENDINVICTORIA · 8 replies · 168+ views
    National Post ^ | Thursday, January 17, 2008 | Not Named
    In recent months, the sporting world has been rocked by a steroid scandal that has tarnished the achievements of some of baseball's biggest stars. This week, a new investigation into illegal steroids is threatening to destroy the image of yet another of our pop cultural pillars: rock stars. A report in the Albany, N.Y., Times Union on Sunday linked a number of prominent performers, among them rappers 50 Cent and Timbaland, to a Florida osteopath facing a federal indictment for illegally selling prescription drugs, including steroids and human growth hormone (HGH). According to the Times Union, these drugs could minimize...
  • Get real, 'Juno': You're a phony (POP MUSIC CRITIC HAS FIT OVER "PREGNANCY MOVIE")

    01/13/2008 10:13:05 AM PST · by Chi-townChief · 38 replies · 460+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | January 13, 2008 | JIM DeROGATIS Pop Music Critic
    As someone who actually talks to teens, I hated, hated, hated this movie. In the liner notes to "Juno: Music from the Motion Picture," the soundtrack album released on Tuesday, director Jason Reitman writes about how the movie's star helped choose its music, which was key in setting the pervasive sarcastic-hipster tone. "Two months before we started shooting 'Juno,' Ellen Page was hanging out at my office when I asked her 'What kind of music do you think Juno listens to?' " Reitman recalls. "Without pause, she blurted out 'the Moldy Peaches.' " Within seconds, the actress was downloading songs...
  • Rock stars more likely to die prematurely

    09/04/2007 6:16:10 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 63 replies · 894+ views
    Reuters ^ | 09/03/07 | Tim Castle
    Rock stars -- notorious for their "crash and burn" lifestyles -- really are more likely than other people to die before reaching old age. A study of more than 1,000 mainly British and North American artists, spanning the era from Elvis Presley to rapper Eminem, found they were two to three times more likely to suffer a premature death than the general population. Between 1956 and 2005 there were 100 deaths among the 1,064 musicians examined by researchers at the Centre for Public Health at Liverpool John Moores University. As well as Presley, the toll of those dying before their...
  • Keith Richards lashes out at Swedish tabloids

    08/29/2007 3:49:05 AM PDT · by WesternCulture · 12 replies · 765+ views
    www.thelocal.se ^ | 08/29/2007 | TT/The Local
    Two Swedish tabloids have provoked the ire of Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards. In what the veteran rocker claimed was the first time he had publicly reacted to a review, he lashed out at Aftonbladet and Expressen's reports on the band's performance at Gothenburg's Ullevi stadium earlier this month. The papers both gave the Stones two stars. An article in Expressen was headlined "Keith was very drunk," and gave the star a personal zero stars. "This is a first! Never before have I risen to the bait of a bad review. But this time... I have to stand up for...
  • (Europeans celebrate 'American lifestyle':) Shake, rattle and roll in Västerås

    07/08/2007 9:06:36 AM PDT · by WesternCulture · 8 replies · 633+ views
    www.thelocal.se ^ | 07/04/2007 | Ben Kersley
    This weekend over 10,000 classic cars will converge on Västerås at the Power Big Meet as car enthusiasts from Sweden, Europe and as far afield as Russia, Israel and Australia make their annual pilgrimage to the biggest Classic car event in the world. For Sweden’s Raggare, the Power Big Meet is more than just a car show - it’s a celebration of a way of life that is peculiarly Swedish, despite being entrenched in the fashions, music and motor cars of Americana. Since the 1950s, a version of the American Dream has been embraced with an enthusiasm that has endured...
  • Man gets sick benefits for heavy metal addiction

    06/19/2007 10:40:28 AM PDT · by WesternCulture · 108 replies · 2,212+ views
    www.thelocal.se ^ | 06/19/2007 | TT/The Local
    A Swedish heavy metal fan has had his musical preferences officially classified as a disability. The results of a psychological analysis enable the metal lover to supplement his income with state benefits. Roger Tullgren, 42, from Hässleholm in southern Sweden has just got part time work as a dishwasher at a local restaurant. Because heavy metal dominates so many aspects of his life, the Employment Service has agreed to pay part of Tullgren's salary. His new boss meanwhile has given him a special dispensation to play loud music at work. "I have been trying for ten years to get this...
  • Yahoo launches online song-lyric database (Most sites publish words w/o permission from owners

    04/25/2007 1:03:53 AM PDT · by Stoat · 26 replies · 788+ views
    MSNBC / AP ^ | Aprile 24, 2007 | Michael Liedtke
    SAN FRANCISCO - Yahoo Inc. is expanding its online music section to include the lyrics of 400,000 songs, hoping to strike a chord with Web surfers looking for a more reliable alternative to Internet sites that publish the words without the permission of the copyright owners.The Sunnyvale-based company is touting the free service to be unveiled Tuesday as the Web’s largest legally licensed database of lyrics.“It fills a huge, gaping hole out there,” said Ian Rogers, general manager of Yahoo music. Song lyrics have been available through scores of other Web sites for years, but most of those destinations are...
  • Eric Clapton 2007 Crossroads Guitar Festival to Be Held in Chicago (ANYONE KNOW ABOT THIS ?????)

    03/31/2007 11:23:51 AM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 9 replies · 623+ views
    Modern Guitars Magazine ^ | March 22, 2007 | Where's Eric
    Credited throughout his career with creating super sounds in super groups, the ultimate Clapton collaboration will take place July 28, 2007 when he gathers the past, present and future of guitar music onto one stage for an incredible full day musical event. Announced today, the second Crossroads Guitar Festival, scheduled for July 28, 2007 at Toyota Park in Chicago, will be a cornerstone of this year's summer music festival season. Profits from the Festival will benefit The Crossroads Centre in Antigua, a treatment and education facility founded by Clapton for chemically dependent persons. Since its inception, Clapton's vision for the...
  • Same Stooges. Different World. Finer Wine. [Iggy Pop at 60]

    02/25/2007 12:16:36 PM PST · by TFFKAMM · 73 replies · 1,431+ views
    New York Times ^ | 2/25/07 | Ben Ratliff
    THERE are the Stooges, from Ann Arbor, Mich., accidental inventors of punk, in the summer of 1970, on nationwide television. And there’s Iggy Pop, their singer: bare torso and sausage-casing jeans, silver gloves, dog collar, chipped front tooth. The song is “TV Eye,” and they have gotten wickedly good at their primitive groove — as good as they will ever get. Iggy weaves in and out of the beat: one second borne by the music, one second abstracted from it. Suddenly he does a violent knock-kneed dance and slips into the audience, gone except for his wounded-animal noises. “There goes...
  • It was 40 years ago this weekend, The Doors entered the charts.

    01/05/2007 7:27:43 PM PST · by Dane · 36 replies · 582+ views
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  • Jim Morrison Poem Used in New Global Warming Campaign

    02/03/2007 5:19:30 AM PST · by mcg2000 · 35 replies · 2,748+ views
    Rock 103 Memphis ^ | January 31, 2007 | Staff
    His poem "Woman In The Window" is set to music and will be released as a single in April. Rock legend Jim Morrison is helping the fight against global warming from beyond the grave, with the release of a song he wrote. Environmental campaigners have taken a poem, "Woman In The Window," written by Morrison shortly before he died in 1971, and set it to music, with the help of New Order and former Jane's Addiction star Perry Farrell. The track was given to Farrell by the Jim Morrison estate. It will be released as a single in April. Dan...
  • Lost Jim Morrison Song Found

    01/17/2007 12:33:04 AM PST · by mcg2000 · 30 replies · 2,057+ views
    Rock 103 ^ | January 15, 2007 | Staff
    Late Doors frontman Jim Morrison is to make an unlikely comeback - an unreleased song featuring the rocker has been found. "Woman in the Window" will be featured on a forthcoming album by rockers Satellite Party. The new song will feature both Morrison and vocals from Satellite Party. An industry insider says, "To hear Morrison performing on a new track is obviously going to be a dream come true for fans. It's being tipped as a massive hit." The icon died of heart failure in 1971, at age 27.
  • ELVIS BANANA CANDY HAS SEX AP-PEEL (Elvis honored with Reese's peanut butter, banana creme cup)

    12/05/2006 4:51:31 AM PST · by Liz · 15 replies · 1,077+ views
    nypost.com ^ | December 5, 2006 | ANDY GELLER
    Candy fans are all shook up over plans by Hershey to sell a peanut butter and banana crème version of its Reese's cup to honor The King, as in Elvis Presley. Elvis' favorite sandwich was fried peanut butter and banana - sometimes with honey or slices of bacon added. ....to mark the 30th anniversary of the rock legend's death, in July, Hershey will introduce a limited edition featuring a layer of peanut butter and a layer of banana crème.....will picture young, thin Presley on the package in time for Elvis Week in Memphis...Aug. 11 to 19......the wrapper will give buyers...
  • Michael Franti got his guitar, then headed to Iraq. Any requests for anti-war music?

    09/07/2006 5:58:57 PM PDT · by TFFKAMM · 22 replies · 989+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 9/7/2006 | Aidin Vaziri
    No one can accuse Michael Franti of armchair activism. When U.S. and British troops invaded Iraq three years ago, lots of musicians spoke out with songs, letters and freshly peeled bumper stickers. But the lead singer of the Bay Area soul-funk group Spearhead handled the situation in his own typical way. He turned off CNN, grabbed a guitar and started pricing tickets to Baghdad. "I knew I wasn't getting the whole truth on TV," he says. "I wanted to see with my own eyes what was going on there." Although the members of his own band didn't expect anything less,...
  • The BOB E. LEE Blues Band (a shameless plug)

    08/31/2006 4:04:46 PM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 157+ views
    CD Baby ^ | 2004 - 2006 | Bob E. Lee
    "PIECES OF BLUES" is Bob E. Lee's first recorded documentation of his interpretation of "the blues" as seen through his eyes. Bob E. Lee is a twenty-year veteran of the Chicago Southside blues scene. His guitar and blues-harp, give voice to the emotion of a life-lived in the shadow of the steel mills. Bob's powerful voice, along with his talent for story-telling, combined to create his own personal experience of the blues. Bob leads the "Bob E. Lee Blues Band," a group of talented and diverse group of veteran blues musicians who perform regularly at blues clubs and festivals, etc......
  • Influential rocker Arthur Lee dies

    08/04/2006 1:44:10 AM PDT · by lunarbicep · 20 replies · 381+ views
    go.reuters.co.uk ^ | Fri Aug 4, 2006 | Dean Goodman
    Arthur Lee, the eccentric singer/guitarist with influential 1960s rock band Love, has died in a Memphis hospital after a battle with leukaemia, his manager said on Friday. He was 61. "His death comes as a shock to me because Arthur had the uncanny ability to bounce back from everything, and leukaemia was no exception," Mark Linn said in an email to Reuters. "He was confident that he would be back on stage by the fall." Lee died on Thursday at about 5 p.m. EDT (2200 GMT) at Methodist University Hospital with his wife Diane at his side, Linn added. Lee,...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Music For Our Troops ~ Soundtracks~ Do You Have A Favorite One? ~ 12AUG06

    08/11/2006 5:55:10 PM PDT · by MoJo2001 · 1,409 replies · 12,079+ views
    Serving The Best Troops In The World | Canteen Deejays
    Until you come home, we're here! Why We're Here!   Army Navy Air Force Marines Coast Guard Parade Of NationsA flag salute to all our Allies! Thank You! In the coming weeks, we will try to add every national anthem to honor the Troops from each of these nations. More nations will be added as well! Israel Australia USA United Kingdom Latvia Iceland Poland Italy Denmark Croatia Czech Republic Estonia New Zealand Slovakia Slovenia     Canada   Norway Finland     Jukeboxes Celebrating America!! Selection 1     Selection 2Selection 3     Selection 4    The FReeper Canteen is here to provide...
  • Happy birthday, rock! Er, how old are you now? (July 5, 1954: ROCK'N'ROLL IS BORN)

    07/05/2006 10:28:36 AM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 75 replies · 1,535+ views
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | from the January 15, 2004 edition | Kim Campbell
    NEW YORK - Forget religion and politics. When it comes to controversial subjects, the 50th anniversary of rock 'n' roll is the topic du jour. For many people, that milestone will occur this year on July 5, the day five decades ago when a young Southerner named Elvis Presley recorded "That's All Right (Mama)" in a Memphis studio. That city is planning a year-long celebration in honor of the event, calling Elvis's single "the first rock and roll song ever recorded, making Memphis the birthplace of a musical revolution." But even after 50 years of gyrating hips, not everyone agrees...