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NAME THAT BAND FUNNY CAPTION CONTEST

Nina Hagen, the German-born punk singer was always very controversial for her terrible cover versions of popular songs, along with her make-up that look more inspired by a children’s Halloween party than anything. Equally, her musicians were also less than well dressed. Just for the fun of it, make up the worst and most funny […]

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KENNY ROGERS RETIRING AFTER FINAL TOUR

77 year old music legend Kenny Rogers used a Friday appearance on THE TODAY SHOW to announce that after a farewell tour, he will be retiring as a musical act. Since 1958, the singer has managed a string of 120 singles and nearly 80 albums. Spanning musical genres that include psychedelic rock, soft rock, pop […]

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CD REVIEW: STEPPENWOLF: THE ABC/DUNHILL SINGLES COLLECTION

After the Canadian hard rock and blues band Sparrow moved to Los Angeles to seek more gigs stateside, it was suggested that they change their name to Steppenwolf, inspired by the book by Herman Hesse, they began to churn out singles for the ABC/Dunhill label. Now, a new release two cd set celebrates all of […]

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JANIS JOPLIN NUDE

Born in 1943, during the second world war, Janis Joplin grew up to be one of the greatest blues rock singers ever to emerge with a perfectly soulful voice that won over critical praise and millions of fans. She was one of the greatest singers of the late 60’s, where her career was sadly cut […]

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CHUBBY CHECKER & “THE TWIST” SUPERFACTS

Fact: Chubby Checker’s name was inspired by a little joking around with the wife of Dick Clark. His real name was Ernest Evans, but his stage name, Chubby Checker became a parody version of the name, Fats Domino. Not, everyone realized this little joke. Fact: “THE TWIST” became such a number #1 smash hit single […]

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JAMES BOND MUSICAL PLANS STALLED FOR NOW

The daughter of  Harry Saltzman, the original JAMES BOND film producer, Merry Saltzman was moving ahead with her plans for a stage musical based on the JAMES BOND franchise, however both Danjaq, LLC  and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer have both united forces to deny Merry Saltzman permission to move ahead with the project. The question now remains if […]

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MARCUSS LEGETTE: THE BUSINESS GENIUS BEHIND GAME TYME ENTERTAINMENT

Born 35 years ago in Mullins, South Carolina, Marcuss Legette was going to grow up to be a business genius that would soon make his family very proud, providing them work in his many businesses, proving that the American dream is available to anyone, even a child who grew up in humble roots in the […]

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HOW “SIGNS” BECAME AN ACCIDENTAL HIT

Back in 1970 a small record label started in Los Angeles called Lionel Records, founded by  Jimmy Webb and Dallas Smith. Both had much previous success in the music business, and had secured distribution for the label through MGM, however the struggling tiny new label produced few hit records to pay the bills. Beyond a […]

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Dave Grohl Is Serious About The Music Business

Dave Grohl is one of the most serious businessmen in the music industry that you’ll ever find. His estimated $260 million net worth came through years of hard work when first applied for the job to become Nirvana’s replacement drummer back when he was just 17. He first marketed himself by producing 100 cassettes of […]

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Weird Al Scores His First #1 Album Ever!

A masterful marketing campaign of releasing eight funny music videos all at the same time has landed parody singer Weird Al Yankovic his first #1 chart album in his 40 year career. With songs and videos that parody such popular favorites as “Blurred Lines”,  has only helped to spur massive Internet searches for Weird Al […]

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New Michael Jackson XSCAPE Album Is Better Than It Should Be

While some fans of Michael Jackson are angry at the release of the new album XSCAPE, the fact of the matter is that the new album of archived vocal tracks of the late pop star with new musical tracks is actually a pretty good album. In fact, the new album is better than it should […]

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Classic Wax: Gary Glitter “I Didn’t Know I Loved You Till I Saw You Rock And Roll)

With one of the longer titles in glam rock history, UK rocker Gary Glitter was a hot item on the British charts for a number of years, battling off against the likes of T.Rex, Slade, The Sweet. Mud, David Bowie, Alvin Stardust and others. As the UK gliiter and glam rock scene seemed to fade […]

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Classic Wax Trax: Canned Heat: Refried Hockey Boogie

Click here to hear http://youtu.be/j7EPIYlyUIM Here’s an incredible blues rock boogie performance by the fantastic group, Canned Heat. Even blues legend John Lee Hooker was a true fan of these guys who were all true blues historians. Bob “The bear” Hite provides vocals with other legends like Alan Wilson and the crew searing through some incredible […]

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Regulo Junior Debuts Great Industrial Rock Album!

Portland, Oregon area industrial artist Regulo Junior has just debuted his first album, “Now I’ve Got You”.  And it’s one of the very best debut albums for any industrial music act ever! His sound is sometimes  compared to Skinny Puppy, NiN or others, but Regulo Junior is his own man, combining elements of theater and electronics into […]

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New John’s Children Compilation Out Soon!

John’s Children were one of the most outrageous and controversial acts of the psychedelic era and in many ways were a form of protopunk act. The band managed to even upstage The Who with outrageousness on one tour, managing to get themselves fired.  In was in fact Pete Townshend himself that once was quoted as […]

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