Dubstep Remixes

August 24, 2009

Dubstep. To some it’s just some random offshoot of drum and bass, but to others it’s a great example of modern music. I personally fall into the latter section. After being introduced to it about a year or so ago my music collection has become inundated with various white label vinyls of some fantastic music. Of course it’s not just all white labels, some of the bigger dubstep artists have their albums on nice and shiny CDs in your local HMV (go buy them now). Read the rest of this entry »

Vidi-Ooze: Peter Andre – Behind Closed Doors

August 20, 2009

That’s right, the cheeky chappy who ended up with a supermodel turned mum turned popstar turned reality tv star has released his comeback single. Currently at number four in the UK singles charts, I think Mr. Andre has done rather well. The video though – nothing special. Opening with what looks like a group of scandily-clad nu-ravers lounging around a pool, blissfully unaware that Peter Andre is in the bushes photographing their every move isn’t the best image for a comeback. Read the rest of this entry »

That Was Woodstock, What Is This?

August 17, 2009

And so it was, 40 years ago today (and the previous two) mark the anniversary of one of the defining moments of popular music. Held on a dairy farm, 32 acts took to the often rain-sodden stage over four days (Aug 15-18). An estimated 300,000 people were in attendance, possibly many more as the organisers cut down the fence of the festival.

Featuring such legendary bands as The Who, Jimi Hendrix, Jefferson Airplane and Santana; Woodstock became home to all things hippie and psychedelic. Surrounded by mud and tie-dye, the revellers partied and enjoyed live music all through the night (The Who famously started at 4am Sunday morning), a festival of this caliber has never been seen since. Bands nowadays have to finish before 11pm or the neighbours get angry. Read the rest of this entry »

Les Paul

August 16, 2009

It is a sad day for anyone who has ever fallen in love with a guitar, the man behind perhaps the most famous guitar ever passed away on August 13th 2009 aged 94. Designer of the guitar to be used by such rock legends as Slash, Ace Frehley, Gary Moore and Jimmy Page; Les Paul perhaps single handedly changed the sound of rock ‘n’ roll. Read the rest of this entry »

Vidi-Ooze: Black Eyed Peas – I Gotta Feeling

August 14, 2009

Opening with what could be a random stock footage clip of girls on a night out (to be used in a news report on how binge drinking is bad) the video doesn’t get off to the best of starts. But then of course we have nice shots of the band getting ready, including a brief shot of Fergie’s bare leg in the shower – ooo, risqué! Read the rest of this entry »

Steel Panther

August 6, 2009

This is a long overdue post on my part, but I feel I should write something about one of my favourite bands at the minute – Steel Panther. They’re becoming increasingly popular over here in the UK (after initial success in America) and are laying waste to festivals all over the world. So here’s a brief introduction to your new favourite glam rock band! Read the rest of this entry »

Never Enough Exposure

August 6, 2009

It seems this week a lot of artist’s have announced that they either want to appear on TV or are going to in the near future. Not just in little TV interviews or the ‘special guest’ on some daytime television cooking programme, but on an actual show. This doesn’t come as much of a suprise as PR is still running wild in the music biz and there is simply never enough exposure to the limelight. Read the rest of this entry »

US Student Fined Over £400k For Illegal Downloads

August 3, 2009

A student from Boston University has been ordered to pay $675,000 (£404,000) to four record labels for downloading and sharing songs on the filesharing network Kazaa. Joel Tenenbaum admitted to downloading the 30 tracks brought to issue in the case.

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