Nashville blowout: Eric Church sets record despite last year’s brouhaha

Eric Church 'Double Down Tour' promo photo from https://www.facebook.com/ericchurch/
Eric Church ‘Double Down Tour’ promo photo from facebook.com/ericchurch

Nashville star Eric Church must be on top of the world right now. Church, the come-from-behind guy who was once dropped by Rascal Flatts during a tour, set records for audience totals on May 25 at Nissan Stadium in the city famous for country and now country pop.

Defying critics’ predictions, Church managed to deflect a lot of criticism leveled at him after a Rolling Stone piece featured some of the singer’s political pronouncements less than one year ago. Continue reading “Nashville blowout: Eric Church sets record despite last year’s brouhaha”

World’s most streamed 20th century song almost didn’t get produced

Universal Music Group recently announced “Bohemian Rhapsody” has officially become “the world’s most-streamed song from the 20th Century, as well as the most-streamed Classic Rock song of all time.” Considering the song was recorded more than 40 years ago, that’s quite phenomenal. What’s even more phenomenal is the fact the song almost didn’t get produced.  Continue reading “World’s most streamed 20th century song almost didn’t get produced”

Jimi Hendrix, eternally young, began music journey with ukulele

Jimi Hendrix Army photo
Jimi Hendrix served in the US Army. (Photo US Army via Wikipedia)

November 27 is Jimi Hendrix’s birthday. Because he died just shy of his 28th birthday, his image is forever imprinted on our minds as one of eternal youth.

Considering his genius, you’d think he’d studied music from an early age. You might think his love of music was nurtured by all who knew him. That’s not the way it was, though. Besides that, Hendrix didn’t begin his musical journey with a guitar.  Continue reading “Jimi Hendrix, eternally young, began music journey with ukulele”

Freddie Mercury film will engulf you, courtesy of ScreenX

I’ve made no secret of my excitement about the forthcoming biopic about Freddie Mercury. Now there’s another bit of news because the film won’t be shown in a traditional way. Courtesy of ScreenX, viewers will be engulfed in images of the iconic vocalist/composer/songwriter for Queen.

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From indie to label: Twenty One Pilots makes music history with ‘Blurryface’

Music history has been made by the duo known as Twenty One Pilots. Beginning as indie musicians, the band recorded two self-released albums, and then were signed by a major label. It took roughly 9 years, but perseverance paid off.

An announcement from the Recording Industry Association of America will now be part and parcel of US music history.  Continue reading “From indie to label: Twenty One Pilots makes music history with ‘Blurryface’”