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  • Megadeth frontman backs Rick Santorum

    02/15/2012 12:17:32 PM PST · by ColdOne · 13 replies
    Politico click ^ | 2/15/12 | CAITLIN MCDEVITT
    Weighing in on the rest of the field, Mustaine called Newt Gingrich an “angry little man” and said Ron Paul will “make total sense for a while, and then he'll say something so way out that it negates everything else.” As for Mitt Romney, the rocker said, “I've got to tell you, I was floored the other day to see that Mitt Romney's five boys have a $100 million trust fund. Where does a guy make that much money? So there's some questions there.” Still, Mustaine would pick any of the GOP candidates over President Barack Obama. "I'm just hoping...
  • In honor of Whitney Houston, Gov. Christie ordering flags flown at half-staff in N.J.

    02/15/2012 6:38:11 AM PST · by doyle · 96 replies
    WPIX TV ^ | 2/15/12 | Julia Jacobo
    New Jersey Governor Chris Christie announced Tuesday that he plans to order flags on public buildings to fly at half-staff on the day of Whitney Houston's funeral to honor the songstress and Jersey native. "Whitney Houston was an important part of the cultural fabric of this state," Christie said during a press release Tuesday. Christie also said the pop legend belongs in the same category as Frank Sinatra, Count Basie and Bruce Springsteen. He said he will sign the order later in the week after Houston's family makes a final decision regarding time and place of the funeral. A Newark...
  • Megadeth's Dave Mustaine Wants Rick Santorum To Win Presidency

    02/14/2012 5:49:47 PM PST · by writer33 · 82 replies
    Audio Radio Ink ^ | 02/14/12 | Anne Erickson
    Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine, apparently, is big into politics. When recently asked by Music Radar for his views on U.S. politics, Mustaine candidly stated that he hopes Rick Santorum takes over the White House after the 2012 election and gave his reasons. “Looking at the Republican candidates, I’ve got to tell you, I was floored the other day to see that Mitt Romney’s five boys have a $100 million trust fund,” said the self-proclaimed Republican musician. “Where does a guy make that much money? So there [are] some questions there. And watching Newt Gingrich, I was pretty excited for a...
  • Anatomy of a Tear-Jerker/Why does Adele's 'Someone Like You' make everyone cry?

    02/13/2012 10:11:22 AM PST · by nuconvert · 109 replies
    WSJ ^ | Feb. 11, 2012.
    Why does Adele's 'Someone Like You' make everyone cry? Science has found the formula. -Excerpt- Twenty years ago, the British psychologist John Sloboda conducted a simple experiment. He asked music lovers to identify passages of songs that reliably set off a physical reaction, such as tears or goose bumps. Participants identified 20 tear-triggering passages, and when Dr. Sloboda analyzed their properties, a trend emerged: 18 contained a musical device called an "appoggiatura." An appoggiatura is a type of ornamental note that clashes with the melody just enough to create a dissonant sound. "This generates tension in the listener," said Martin...
  • Adele: "Sarah Palin made my career". New Queen of Pop credits Palin for success in US

    02/13/2012 1:10:27 AM PST · by jeltz25 · 17 replies
    Digital Spy ^ | Jan 11, 2011 | Robert Copsey
    Adele has revealed that she believes Sarah Palin is responsible for her success in the US. The singer, whose debut album 19 peaked at number ten on the Billboard album chart, believes the American politician's appearance alongside her on Saturday Night Live bolstered her fanbase in the country. "Sarah Palin made my career by coming on that show," she told Attitude.
  • Adele - Rolling In The Deep

    02/12/2012 7:34:13 PM PST · by navysealdad · 85 replies
    Adele's "Rolling in the Deep" won record and song of the year. Rolling in the Deep" is a song recorded by English singer-songwriter Adele for her second studio album, 21. The song was written by Paul Epworth and Adele, who described it as a "dark blues-y gospel disco tune. It is considered to be a crossover hit, the biggest in the United States from the past 25 years, gaining airplay from many different radio formats. It was first released on 29 November 2010 as the lead single of the album. The lyrics describe the emotions of a scorned lover.
  • Soundtrack To A Re-Election: Obama's Playlist Unveiled

    02/10/2012 10:40:24 PM PST · by Steelfish · 14 replies
    Telegraph(UK) ^ | February 10, 2012
    Soundtrack To A Re-Election: Obama's Playlist Unveiled The soundtrack to Barack Obama's re-election campaign has been unveiled, and it reveals the political condundrum faced by his image makers. 10 Feb 2012 The President must walk a thin line in the run up to November's election, empathising with voters haunted by tough economic times, while still pushing home the message that he is improving things, and making it clear that there is hope for a better future. Mr Obama's eclectic playlist contains music by campaign-trail perennials like U2, the usual gritty ballad from Bruce Springsteen and soul classics reflecting his crossover...
  • “American Pie” explained. The Song By Don Mclean

    Songs like “Revolution” by The Beatles, which was clearly suspicious of violent revolution and uprisings, as well as “American Pie” by Don McLean. Many people think that the song “American Pie” is about the death of Buddy Holly and other musicians in a plane crash, but Glenn presented a reading of the lyrics on radio and showed how it could also be seen as a warning against the danger of violent uprisings. “ I’ve never understood I drove the Chevy to the levee, I didn’t know what that was. Let’s just start there on the simple part because Chevy, just...
  • This Is Madison Rising's New Pro-Second Amendment Music Video (video)

    02/02/2012 10:58:38 AM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 1 February, 2012 | Madison Rising
    This is a music video by Madison Rising. If you have enough bandwidth, the lyrics and images are positive. They include pictures of Sarah McKinley, the young mother who defended herself and her child in Oklahoma.
  • 10-foot Gibson guitars arrive in Waukesha

    02/01/2012 11:51:06 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 22 replies
    JSOnline ^ | 2-1-12 | Laurel Walker
    Waukesha - Ten 10-foot tall guitars, modeled after the Les Paul Gibson, arrived on a flatbed trailer - guarded by a mammoth fiberglass bulldog - Tuesday morning, a sure sign that the GuitarTown Project is for real. The Gibson Foundation and Mayor Jeff Scrima announced earlier this month that Waukesha had been selected for the project, following on the heels of cities such as Los Angeles, Nashville and London. In other GuitarTown Project cities, the guitars typically were decorated by artists, often signed by celebrities and auctioned off to raise money for charity. Later Tuesday, a Waukesha steering committee planned...
  • Titanic mystery over violin 'from band leader who played on'

    01/31/2012 9:16:40 AM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 113 replies · 2+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 1-31-12
    An auctioneer has hired experts to try to verify claims by the owner of the century old instrument that it belonged to Wallace Hartley, the leader of the vessel’s eight-man musical ensemble. If proved, it could become the most valuable Titanic artefact ever to be considered for auction. But the claim is being treated with caution as a result. Hartley and his fellow musicians earned legendary status for their decision to play on as the ship sank on its maiden voyage on April 15, 1912. They are said to have played the hymn “Nearer My God to Thee” after the...
  • Peter and the Wolf Must Be Paid

    01/24/2012 2:29:28 PM PST · by Miami Vice · 5 replies
    Legal News Line ^ | 1-24-12 | Michael P. Tremoglie
    The United States Supreme Court has ruled that a treaty did not exceed Congressional authority in the copyright clause of the Constitution. In a Jan. 18 ruling on Golan v. Holder, the court held 6-2 that a treaty seeking to equalize copyright protection on an international basis, called the Uruguay Round Agreements Act, did not exceed ...
  • Occupy movement gets help from musical friends (Yoko Ono tells freeloaders, "Buy our stuff!")

    01/24/2012 3:06:54 AM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies
    Occupy movement gets help from musical friendsJanuary 24, 2012 NEW YORK, Jan 24 — Yoko Ono, Debbie Harry, Jackson Browne and Willie Nelson are among dozens of artists contributing to “Occupy This Album”, to raise money for the Occupy Wall Street movement against economic inequality, a publicity firm said yesterday. Workhouse public relations said the album would be released in the spring “as a celebration that provides a musical voice and ultimately through record sales, financial support to fortify the movement’s continuation”. The album is being put together by Occupy Wall Street solidarity group “Music for Occupy”. Other artists involved...
  • Kick-Ass Music Video: Stabbing Westward “Save Yourself”

    01/21/2012 9:10:20 AM PST · by sarah palin rocks · 23 replies ^ | January 21, 2012 | derised1
    This is one of my fave music videos. I wanted to share with you all before SOPA and PIPA kicks in. lol
  • Etta James has passed away - KFI/Los Angeles

    01/20/2012 8:50:09 AM PST · by Fast Moving Angel · 29 replies
    1/20/12 | KFI- Los Angeles
    KFI Radio in Los Angeles is reporting that Etta James has just passed away. Further info to follow as it becomes available.
  • 'Anti-Islamic' band nominated for Norway's top music prize [libs. upset]

    01/15/2012 6:35:22 PM PST · by Milagros · 13 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Jan 13, 2012
    Black metal band notorious for lyrics attacking Muslims nominated for Norwegian answer to the Grammys Controversial nomination … Norwegian band Taake have lyrics attacking Muslims A notoriously "anti-Islamic" band has been nominated for Norway's top metal prize. Taake are one of six nominees for a prestigious Spellemann award, despite a song that declares: "To hell with Muhammad and the Muhammadans!" "Norway will soon awaken!" read the lyrics to Orkan (Hurricane), on Taake's album Noregs Vaapen. The Spellemanns are Norway's equivalent of the Brits or the Grammys, and Noregs Vaapen is nominated for best metal album. Elsewhere on Orkan, singer Ørjan...
  • Some "classic" (older) workout songs for the more "seasoned" (older) posters (ecumenical exercise)

    01/11/2012 8:59:01 AM PST · by Heart-Rest · 45 replies · 1+ views
    Here are some links to "vintage" exercise / workout songs to incorporate into your brand new New Year's resolution exercise routine. (With an appreciative nod to FReeper "Winstons Julia" for the original idea.)   Feel free to add your own "more classic" / "further aged" exercise workout song suggestions and links to the list. I have to go run an errand right now, but I will check back later to see if there is more than just this "1" post on this thread (if I can remember to do that).   :-) Bits and Pieces Hippy Hippy Shake Twist and Shout Funky Broadway...
  • French Musicians to Compose Obama’s 2012 Anthem

    01/10/2012 8:39:12 PM PST · by Cincinna · 56 replies · 1+ views
    le Figaro in English ^ | January 10 2012 | Brenna M. T. Daldorph
    Two young French songsters from Bordeaux have been chosen to write the official song of the 2012 Obama campaign for reelection. The song entitled What More is scarcely finished. Yet beginning in March, it will become the official hymn of the Barack Obama campaign. Obama chose two young French musicians, Tony Jazz and Mathieu Billon, to create a song that would rejuvenate his image  “It is a song directed at young people,” said Tony Jazz. The song itself is composed from American soul singer Al Green’s song What More Do You Want From Me integrated with clips of Obama’s speeches....
  • Boogie Woogie Icon Dies

    01/09/2012 8:41:03 PM PST · by mnehring · 18 replies · 2+ views
    East Texans and blues lovers everywhere are mourning the loss of a Boogie-Woogie icon. Omar Sharriff died Sunday morning in his home in Marshall, Texas. He was called the last living link to that style of blues music. Today, many are celebrating his life and contributions to keep Boogie-Woogie alive. "He was one of the world's greatest Boogie-Woogie blues piano player, without a doubt," said friend and caretaker, Jack Canson. "He played with all of the greats. You can't name a great blues man he didn't play with... or woman." Canson also co-manages the Marshall, Texas Boogie Woogie Program. Sharriff...
  • Fat lady all set to sing (Union thugs close to killing NYC Opera company...)

    01/09/2012 4:55:07 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 54 replies
    NY Post ^ | 1/9/12 | JOSE MARTINEZ
    It may be curtains for the New York City Opera. The broke opera company, which is entangled in a bitter contract dispute with two unions, says it plans to lock out its musicians today, throwing the future of the company into doubt.
  • Legendary pianist dies

    01/08/2012 8:56:00 AM PST · by Borges · 15 replies
    Arts Journal ^ | 1/8/12 | Norman Lebrecht
    Family friends are reporting that Alexis Weissenberg died this morning, aged 82. Bulgarian born, to Jewish parents, he was based for much of his career in Paris and is remembered most widely for the concertos he recorded with Herbert von Karajan.
  • When the Grammy Nominee Received Her Gift of Vocation

    01/05/2012 1:37:31 PM PST · by NYer · 3 replies
    Catholic Exchange ^ | January 5, 2012 | Tony Rossi
    Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Sarah Hart has a gift for music and lyrics, so it’s a good thing she didn’t follow through on her initial career goals of becoming an archaeologist or pediatrician. During an interview with me on Christopher Closeup, Hart laughingly recalled a conversation she had with her band director in high school. He asked her what her career aspirations were and she responded, “I might want to be a doctor.” He just looked at her and said, “Honey, you’re not gonna be a doctor.”While some might interpret the band director’s response as harsh or condescending, Hart appreciated him...
  • 5 Fascinating Facts About ‘X Factor’ Winner Melanie Amaro (Rejected by local Fox station)

    12/27/2011 6:29:46 AM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 18 replies
    yahoo music ^ | 12.23.11 | L Parker
    She used to hide her Caribbean accent - Viewers were shocked on the top nine show when this soft-spoken singer out of nowhere morphed into a totally different person.... She was denied an "X Factor" fast-pass - Not only did Melanie almost get sent home before the live shows, she almost didn't make it to her audition at all. "I wanted to get a Fast Pass at the local Fox news in Florida, and they told me, 'No, we didn't enjoy you very much,'" she says, incredibly. "So I waited in line with all the thousands of people." Guess it...
  • 'Sleigh Ride' repeats as most-played holiday songs

    12/25/2011 10:41:49 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 20 replies
    Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | December 24, 2011
    Some might argue that Christmas songs start too early and play too often each season. But others can't get enough of those cheery tunes. ASCAP -- the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers -- has updated its list of most-played songs of the 2011 holiday season. For the second year in a row, "Sleigh Ride" tops the list of songs, which were all written or co-written by members of ASCAP. Since Oct.1, "Sleigh Ride" has aired 154,327 times.
  • Anna Graceman - "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas"

    12/23/2011 11:03:43 AM PST · by Razzz42 · 4 replies
    youtube ^ | Dec 17, 2011 | Anna Graceman
  • Rock hall of fame snubs red-state favorites

    12/22/2011 7:47:38 PM PST · by TomServo · 15 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 12/12/2011 | Hampton Stevens
    Ever get the feeling that the open-minded voters for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame are welcoming to every genre, subgenre and hybrid of popular and vernacular music — except rock?
  • A Gift of Christmas Musics for My Friends at The Free Republic

    12/19/2011 4:20:41 PM PST · by SamAdams76 · 54 replies · 1+ views
    12/19/2011 | Self
    During the Christmas season, we are besieged with lists of Christmas musics. Usually top ten best Christmas songs of all time or maybe the most despised Christmas songs of all time (and those lists are usually longer than lists of favorite songs). This article will not be about any of that. With this posting, I hope to introduce you to some Christmas musics you might not be familiar with. Christmas musics that do not repeat over and over again on the radio stations or besiege you at the shopping malls. No, there will be no "Rocking Around The Christmas Tree",...
  • Tired of the same old Christmas songs? Listen to these

    12/19/2011 2:38:54 PM PST · by illiac · 60 replies
    SeattlePI ^ | 12/19/11 | SeattlePI
    It’s that time of year again, when you can’t walk into any retail shop without being blasted by Christmas music. I can’t be the only one who wants to clean my ear canals with a butcher knife whenever I hear “Silver Bells” or “Little Drummer Boy.” “Frosty the Snowman” and “Jingle Bells,” my favorite carols as a kid, are now the bane of my holiday existence. “I’ll Be Home for Christmas”? No, I’ll be Van Gogh by Christmas. As famed Web-comic XKCD and, now, a popular Reddit thread have pointed out, most of our traditional Christmas music was recorded in...
  • "My guitar gently weeps."

    12/17/2011 4:14:38 PM PST · by freemike · 28 replies
    youtube ^ | 12/17/11 | Jellytoast
    My son with his Ukulele doing what he likes to do. I guess ukuleles are the rage now. Hope you enjoy it. song
  • "O Antiphons" for the Week before Christmas (Dec. 17-23) [Ecumenical]

    12/15/2011 7:04:12 PM PST · by Salvation · 20 replies
    The Roman Catholic Lectionary Website ^ | December 20, 2010 . | compiled by Felix Just, S.J., Ph.D.
    "O Antiphons" for the Week before ChristmasIntroduction: Most familiar today from the Advent hymn, "O Come, O Come, Emmanuel," the seven traditional "O Antiphons" are actually more than a thousand years old. They have long been used at the very end of Advent (Dec. 17-23) in the liturgical prayer of the Church, as Antiphons for the "Magnificat" sung or recited during Vespers (the Evening Prayer of the Liturgy of the Hours). Since the Second Vatican Council, they have also been adapted (slightly reworded and rearranged) for the "Alleluia Verse" of the Mass (the short scriptural text or paraphrase that immediately...
  • Rock 'n Roll - Conservative Style

    12/14/2011 4:10:59 PM PST · by Tainan · 1 replies
    The Blaze ^ | December 15, 2011 | self
    A good story about the rise of a new genre of Rock 'n Roll.Something for the rockers on FR. The Blaze article at the link kind of high-lights Madison Rising, but quite a number of other bands and singers are mentioned.
  • Gary Numan (British Musician) on Capitalism and Politics in the entertainment industry.

    12/08/2011 4:47:23 PM PST · by DemforBush · 5 replies
    Youtube ^ | na | n.a
    This clip is (rather obviously) from the UK in the early 80s, but it is eerie just how much of it applies to the U.S. in 2011.
  • Pop singer Dobie Gray of ‘Drift Away’ and ‘In Crowd’ fame dead in Nashville at age 69

    12/07/2011 1:52:34 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 26 replies · 1+ views
    Associated Press ^ | December 7, 2011
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Dobie Gray, who hit the top of the music charts in 1973 with “Drift Away,” has died in Nashville. He was 69.
  • Rock band Madison Rising puts conservative thought to music

    12/04/2011 10:05:55 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 14 replies
    Named for Founding Father James Madison, they’re a “libertarian … pro-American … pro-constitution” rock band. Where other bands sing about ex-girlfriends and drunken nights, Madison Rising sings about Occupy Wall Street, the Second Amendment and liberal media bias. Lead singer David Bray described the band as a “war drum for patriotism”: a constant and uninterrupted pro-American message. “There are a lot of country acts that are out there that’ll say they’re all about the USA, and then in the next song they’re talking about bar fights and drinking beer in a bar,” explained Bray in an interview with The Daily...
  • (vanity)What are FReepers listening to this Christmas? Post your playlists here!

    12/04/2011 7:29:46 PM PST · by martin_fierro · 65 replies
    Marty's iPod | 12/4/11 | marty_f
    What are FReepers listening to this Christmas season? I'm always on the lookout for good Christmas tunes. Below is my playlist. Oh, and Amazon is giving away one free Christmas song each day through Christmas. MERRY CHRISTMAS! Don't say I never gave ya nuffin'.
  • Anti-piracy group BREIN caught ripping off music

    12/03/2011 12:21:56 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 7 replies
    Inquisitr ^ | 12/2/11 | Steven Hodson
    Oh let the laughter ensue raucously on this one folks. Seriously how ridiculously stupid do you have to be to not only steal music from the very people you are suppose to be representing, and protecting, but then to get caught doing it. It all started back in 2006 when Dutch performer Melchior Rietveldt was approached by the anti-piracy group BREIN to write a score for an anti-piracy video which he was led to believe would only be shown a a local arts festival. Well it turns out that his music found its way on a large number of retail...
  • Jim Musser picks top holiday CDs

    12/02/2011 10:29:15 PM PST · by iowamark · 20 replies
    12/02/2011 | Jim Musser
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  • Sha Na Na ~Papa ooo Mow Mow

    12/02/2011 5:34:52 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 82 replies
    Papa ooo Mow Mow
  • Best Advent Hymn

    12/02/2011 2:24:22 PM PST · by NYer · 32 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | December 1, 2011 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    I have published on this Hymn before but want to post on it again at the beginning of Advent in hopes that a few of you who have the influence and ability may see that this hymn in used in your parishes for Advent at some point.For my money the best Advent hymn ever written is Veni Redemptor Gentium (Come Redeemer of the Nations) written by St. Ambrose in the 4th Century.One of the beautiful things about the ancient Latin Hymns is how richly theological they are. Not content to merely describe the event in question, they give sweeping theological...
  • BBC: Second Vespers from the London Oratory for the Feast of St. Andrew [In Latin]

    12/02/2011 7:07:25 AM PST · by GonzoII · 2 replies · 2+ views
    New Liturgical Movement ^ | Wednesday, November 30, 2011 | Shawn Tribe
    BBC: Second Vespers from the London Oratory for the Feast of St. Andrew by Shawn Tribe Readers will no doubt be interested to know that BBC Radio 3's Choral Evensong programme broadcast Second Vespers for the Feast of St Andrew today from the London Oratory. Here is the programme summary: Weds 30th Nov 2011 (rpt Sun 4th Dec 2011) London Oratory- Choral Vespers Organ Prelude: Intonazione octavo tono (Giovanni Gabrieli) Invitatory: Deus in adjutorium meum (Victoria) Antiphons & Psalms: 110, 113, 116, 126, 117 (Victoria) Hymn: Exsultet orbis gaudiis (Victoria) Antiphon: Cum pervenisset (Plainsong) Canticle: Magnificat primi toni (Victoria) Antiphon...
  • Year-End Freeper Poll -- What are Your Top 10 Music choices of 2011?

    11/29/2011 11:01:50 AM PST · by GSWarrior · 30 replies
    Nov. 29
    2011 was a great year for music, IMO. What have you purchased or listened to this year that you liked? My list is mostly Americana-type music and were all released in 2011-- but feel free to add anything. I haven't listened to a large volume of music, but these are the ones I keep coming back to. Some are obscure, some are well-known. 1. Tristen -- Charletons at the Garden Gate 2. Eilen Jewell -- Queen of the Minor Key 3. Zoe Muth & the Lost High Rollers -- Starlight Hotel 4. Ray Manzarek & Roy Rogers -- Translucent Blues...
  • True dies at 68; porn star turned disco singer

    11/26/2011 10:21:16 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 30 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | November 25, 2011 | Valerie J. Nelson
    Andrea True, a porn star turned pop singer who recorded a classic hit of the disco era, "More, More, More," died Nov. 7 at a hospital in Kingston, N.Y. She was 68. The Gilpatric-VanVliet funeral home in Kingston announced her death but did not release a cause. She lived in Woodstock, N.Y.
  • Any flute players on here? ( Christmas music recommendations vanity)

    11/25/2011 7:39:12 PM PST · by RushIsMyTeddyBear · 57 replies
    FreeRepublic ^ | 11/25/2011 | Me
    Any suggestions on Christmas music that you have played? I have three I'm working on, now. "Petit Enfant" (Robert J. Ward choral), "Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus", and "The Coventry Carol". Any other suggestions for flute and piano accompaniment? My accompanist is awesome and can read ANYTHING. She's a JOY to work with. I have two other 'gigs' I'm still trying to dig up music for. One of I thought of is "What Child Is This". Also, maybe, a couple of Rutter pieces. Thanks! RIMTB
  • Rolling Stone names Jimi Hendrix the ‘Greatest Guitarist of all Time

    11/23/2011 9:26:13 PM PST · by This Just In · 211 replies
    NYDailyNews ^ | Wednesday, November 23 2011, 3:44 PM | Jim Farber
    Rolling Stone names Jimi Hendrix the ‘Greatest Guitarist of all Time,’ followed by Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page The rest of the top five are Keith Richards and Jeff Beck BY Jim Farber NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Wednesday, November 23 2011, 3:44 PM Yes, he’s experienced. Jimi Hendrix has been proclaimed the “Greatest Guitarist of All Time” by a panel of musicians wrangled by Rolling Stone Magazine. Though dead for more than 40 years, Hendrix’s fiery and distinct style clearly continues to inspire, and intimidate, six-string pluckers the world over.
  • Jimi Hendrix tops Rolling Stone’s list of best guitarists

    11/23/2011 3:33:10 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 193 replies
    The Calgary Herald ^ | November 23, 2011
    Legendary musician Jimi Hendrix was named the greatest guitar player in history Wednesday by Rolling Stone magazine in a list compiled by a panel of music experts and top guitar players. “Jimi Hendrix exploded our idea of what rock music could be: He manipulated the guitar, the whammy bar, the studio and the stage,” said Grammy-winning guitarist Tom Morello in the magazine, citing Hendrix’s “Purple Haze” and “The Star-Spangled Banner” as key tracks.
  • Obama To Hold Country Music Fest At White House

    11/20/2011 6:58:33 PM PST · by Nachum · 93 replies
    Pat Dollard ^ | 11/20/11 | Pat Dollard
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Country music gets its due at the Obama White House next week. The Obamas will play host to a string of country stars — legendary and contemporary — Monday at their seventh “In Performance at the White House” program. Some of the performers also will take part in an afternoon workshop at the White House for 120 local students about the history of country music and its cultural significance.
  • Country music gets its day at the White House; Obamas to showcase...stars (Tomorrow)

    11/20/2011 5:28:28 PM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 33 replies · 1+ views
    Country music gets its due at the Obama White House next week. The Obamas will play host to a string of country stars — legendary and contemporary — Monday at their seventh “In Performance at the White House” program. Among those performing Monday night: Lauren Alaina, The Band Perry, Dierks Bentley, Alison Krauss, Kris Kristofferson, Lyle Lovett, Mickey, Darius Rucker and James Taylor.
  • Marc Martel Closer to Winning 'Queen Extravaganza' Tour

    11/18/2011 6:12:32 PM PST · by machman · 26 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | Nov 2, 2011 | Justin Sarachik
    Singer Marc Martel of Christian band Downhere is a sure fire candidate to make the semi-finals for "The Queen Extravaganza" tour. Queen drummer, Roger Taylor, will announce those who made the semi-finals Nov. 9 after almost six weeks of open auditions. Public voting will take place Nov. 14. The remaining members of Queen – Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon – who wish to retire from performing, are holding the contest. They are looking for the best replacement singers and musicians to create a Queen tribute group that can keep playing their music in future years. All submissions are...
  • A rare birthday present for St. Joan of Arc

    11/17/2011 3:58:03 PM PST · by MDJohnPaul · 13 replies
    The Narthex @ The Catholic Review ^ | Nov. 16, 2011 | George P. Matysek Jr.
    Pope Benedict XVI minces no words when he describes the medieval judges who interrogated and sentenced St. Joan of Arc to death 580 years ago. The French clergymen were aligned with St. Joan’s political opponents, the pope said in a Jan. 26 general audience, and they “lacked charity and the humility to see God’s action in this young woman.” “Joan’s judges were radically incapable of understanding her or of perceiving the beauty of her soul,” Pope Benedict XVI said. “They did not know that they were condemning a saint.” As the world prepares to celebrate the 600th anniversary of St....
  • Led Zeppelin’s Stairway To Heaven Turns 40 Years Old

    11/12/2011 8:23:42 AM PST · by FatherofFive · 181 replies · 1+ views
    SSG Music ^ | November 11, 2011 | Rob Hedberg
    Forty years ago an incredible classic rock band hit their creative peak when they released Led Zeppelin lV. I remember at age fourteen being handed this record for the first time, and being awe struck by stunning song-craftsmanship and lyrical prowess. The album itself which was released November 8th 1971 was a major success and sold 23 million copies alone in the United States, but only peaked at number 2 on the charts. Many Zeppelin Fans know this album as the one that contains Stairway to Heaven, but among rock critics and fanatics of Zeppelin the whole album is a...