County Music and Rock Music Legend Charlie Daniels Has Died, Aged 83

Charlie Daniels, a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame best known for “The Devil Went Down to Georgia,” died Monday morning after suffering a hemorrhagic stroke. He was 83. Daniels’ death was confirmed by his publicist, Don Murry Grubbs. He is survived by his wife, Hazel, and son Charlie Daniels Jr. Although best known for his blistering fiddle solos, he was an incredibly accomplished song writer. By the time the Charlie Daniels Band topped the charts with “Devil” in 1979, the instrumentalist, singer and songwriter had long established a remarkable, multifaceted career in Music City. As a session musician, he played on three of Bob Dylan’s albums — including the revolutionary “Nashville Skyline” — as well as recordings for Ringo Starr and Leonard Cohen. He also performed on Aaron Lewis of Staind’s debut country solo EP. In 1974, he launched the first “Volunteer Jam,” an all-star concert that has continued for nearly 50 years. Daniels joined the Grand Ole Opry in 2008, and was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2016. Rest in peace Charlie.

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Ulver – Sic Transit Gloria Mundi

Ulver’s Sic Transit Gloria Mundi (House of Mythology) stands as a kind of unofficial conclusion to the vision set out in 2017’s The Assassination of Julius Caesar, comprising a selection of cuts from the final draft, and select live recordings. Continue reading

Leonard Cohen Wins The Grammy For Best Rock Performance For You Want It Darker

The 60th Annual Grammy Awards is taking place today at New York’s Madison Square GardenLeonard Cohen posthumously took home the award for Best Rock Performance for ‘You Want It Darker’ from his 2016 album of the album of the same name. Cohen passed away late in 2016 at age 82.  Continue reading

Nine Inch Nails – Not The Actual Events

One thing about Trent Reznor, he never seems to get complacent. Part of that is the artist inside of him won’t allow atrophy of his creative muscles very long. The strength of his need to keep growing forward and evolving, Reznor continues an over decade long hot-streak of new and varied output either as a solo artist, entrepreneur, film composer, visual artist, fashion designer, his other band projects such as How To Destroy Angels and of course with Nine Inch Nails.

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Hear Theory Of A Deadman’s Leonard Cohen Tribute – Hallejuah

Theory of A Deadman, by Melina D Photography

Theory of A Deadman, by Melina D Photography

Rockers Theory Of a Deadman have shared their cover of Leonard Cohen’s classic track ‘Hallelujah’ out now via Roadrunner Records. Cohen passed away last night of an undisclosed illness at age 82. Hear the track below: Continue reading

Audio: Juliet Simms – Hallelujah

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Juliet Simms is streaming her rendition of the Leonard Cohen classic “Hallelujah” here. The single will be available for purchase on Friday, December 18, 2015 via her merch store and all digital outlets.

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She commented on the song:

“I performed ‘Hallelujah’ last year around Xmas time at a few shows” Simms says of the song. “Everywhere I performed it, I had people telling me to please record my version. So in light of recent terrorist attacks, I decided to record it, and donate a percent of the proceeds to Doctors Without Borders.”