Watch Joji’s “Run” Performed in the Style of Black Sabbath, System of A Down, Jeff Buckley, Jimi Hendrix, CCR and More!

Anthony’s Vincent’s awesome 10 Second Songs YouTube channel is at it again. For some bonus content, Anthony has shared crooner Joji’s amazing song ‘Run’ in ten styles such as Black Sabbath, System of A Down, Jimi Hendrix, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Marvin Gaye, Hiatus Kaiyote, Michael Jackson, Jeff Buckley, Boys II Men, a call out to comedian Michael Winslow of Police Academy movie fame, and more. Ten Second Songs puts out new videos every 10th and 20th f the month and is also on Patreon, so go and show that support. Continue reading

SOS Fest XII – Part I: Live at The Longfield Suite

Time for one of the highlights of my year, the rather excellent SOS festival. A festival envisioned 12 years ago by Lynne Hampson of Rocksector Records as an antidote to the plethora of family un-friendly festivals around at the time. Continue reading

Weezer Surprise Releases Covers Record – “The Teal Album”

On the back of the international hit covers of Toto songs ‘Africa’ and ‘Rosanna’, Weezer has released a full covers album of 1980s megahits, pop rock earworms, 1990s RnB track, and one classic metal song! They announced the release on social media. In addition to ‘Africa’, some of the more memorable tracks include A-Ha’s ‘Take On Me,’ Tears for Fears’ ‘Everybody Wants to Rule the World,’ The Eurythmics’ ‘Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)’, Black Sabbath’s ‘Paranoid’, Michael Jackson’s ‘Billie Jean’ and TLC’s No Scrubs’. Weezer has always had a love of covers and frequently closes their shows with Iron Maiden covers. Buy and stream The Teal Album below. The band will release their brand new album, The Black Album this March, followed by more tour dates with the Pixies. Continue reading

Van Halen’s Masterpiece “1984” Was Released 35 Years Ago

 

The 1980s was a truly golden age for rock music. As a lot of the successful bands from 1970 transitioned to new era of music competing with heavier styles of rock, New Wave, Punk, Post-Punk and Pop music, many acts had to step up their game to stay alive. While some adapted to new sounds to stay a float and reach for ears and hits, others fell by the wayside. One band that managed to changed while keeping true to what made them great was Van Halen. As proved by their definitive work on 1984 (Warner Bros.), released thirty-five years ago on January 9th, 1984, the album would not only mark the final chapter (at the time) for the David Lee Roth led period of the group, but set a new bench mark for them at the same time.

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Ghost – Prequelle

Since the release of their debut album in 2010, Swedish act Ghost has divided the Metal community like no other band has for years. Frequently berated for a seemingly endless list of equally meaningless reasons, you just know the band are laughing themselves stupid underneath their masks each time the latest horde of terminally outraged cynics appear, summoned to their keyboards, as if by magic, whenever the word “Ghost” is mentioned on the internet, to inform the world using block capitals that “they’re just ripping off Blue Öyster Cult and Mercyful Fate”, “they’re not metal”, or “they’re only a gimmick anyway” etc. etc.

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EXCLUSIVE: Wintersun’s Jari Mäenpää Talks Musical Influences

In this exclusive album preview for Ghost Cult, Wintersun mastermind Jari Mäenpää discusses is his biggest musical influences. You can watch the video below.  Continue reading

The Jimmy Hendrix Experience – Are You Experienced Album Turns 50

Fifty years ago this week, The Jimmy Hendrix Experience exploded on the scene with the release of their début album Are You Experienced (Track Records), and changed music forever. A critical and commercial success at the time, the album stands today as one of the most innovative and enduring records ever released, with a musical shadow that is still inspiring new guitar players today across every genre of music. Continue reading

Pop Superstar George Michael, Dead At Age 53

 

The music world was in shock again this Christmas Day as news came down that pop star George Micheal had been found dead in his home in Oxfordshire, England. He was 53 years old. Continue reading

New Queen Album ‘Queen Forever’ Out November 11

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Hollywood Records is releasing Queen Forever, a brand new collection of songs, including three previously unreleased tracks featuring the late singer Freddie Mercury, out November 11, 2014.

Queen Forever will be available as a single 20-track CD and a 36-track double CD collection. The unreleased songs include “There Must Be More to Life Than This” (featuring Queen and Michael Jackson); “Let Me In Your Heart” (previously unfinished Mercury-Queen song from The Works sessions); and a new stripped-down ballad version of “Love Kills” (Mercury’s first solo hit and Giorgio Moroder collaboration).

Queen Forever – Track Listings
Single CD:
1. Let Me In Your Heart Again
2. Love Kills – The Ballad
3. There Must Be More To Life Than This (William Orbit Mix)
4. It’s A Hard Life
5. You’re My Best Friend
6. Love Of My Life
7. Drowse
8. Long Away
9. Lily Of The Valley
10. Don’t Try So Hard
11. Bijou
12. These Are The Days Of Our Lives
13. Las Palabras De Amor
14. Who Wants To Live Forever
15. A Winter’s Tale
16. Play The Game
17. Save Me
18. Somebody To Love
19. Too Much Love Will Kill You
20. Crazy Little Thing Called Love

2-CD SET

CD1
1. Let Me In Your Heart Again
2. Love Kills – The Ballad
3. There Must Be More To Life Than This (William Orbit Mix)
4. Play The Game
5. Dear Friends
6. You’re My Best Friend
7. Love Of My Life
8. Drowse
9. You Take My Breath Away
10. Spread Your Wings
11. Long Away
12. Lily Of The Valley
13. Don’t Try So Hard
14. Bijou
15. These Are The Days Of Our Lives
16. Nevermore
17. Las Palabras De Amor
18. Who Wants To Live Forever

CD2
1. I Was Born To Love You
2. Somebody To Love
3. Crazy Little Thing Called Love
4. Friends Will Be Friends
5. Jealousy
6. One Year of Love
7. A Winters Tale
8. ‘39
9. Mother Love
10. It’s A Hard Life
11. Save Me
12. Made in Heaven
13. Too Much Love Will Kill You
14. Sail Away Sweet Sister
15. The Miracle
16. Is This The World We Created
17. In The Lap Of The Gods…Revisited
18. Forever