Gene Simmons of Kiss has been a a regular guest on everybody’s favorite right wing propaganda machine Fox News, but that’s coming to an end. Simmons is no longer allowed to visit any Fox properties after an outburst he allegedly had behind the scenes.
1961 – The Shirelles become the first girl group to top the US charts when “Will You Love Me Tomorrow?” reaches #1.
1968 – The Velvet Underground release White Light/White Heat.
1969 – The Beatles stage their famous lunchtime rooftop concert at Apple Records in London. It is their last public performance. They play “Get Back,” “Don’t Let Me Down,” “I’ve Got A Feeling,” “The One After 909,” and “Dig A Pony.” John Lennon ends the performance by saying, “Thank you, on behalf of the group and ourselves, and I hope we passed the audition.”
1877 – Thomas Edison invents the phonograph and makes the first sound recording.
1960 – Pete Best becomes the drummer of the Silver Beetles, who soon rename themselves to simply The Beatles.
1967 – Fleetwood Mac make their stage debut at the National Jazz and Blues Festival in Windsor, England, alongside such acts as Donovan, Cream, The Small Faces, and Chicken Shack.
1968 – The New Yardbirds, later to be known as Led Zeppelin, begin their first rehearsal beneath a record store at 22 Gerrard Street in Westminster, London. One of the first songs they play together is a cover ...
The Cure performed a historic 40-song set at their Christmas show at London’s Hammersmith Eventim Apollo over the weekend. The Cure began it’s 3-night residency with a 2 1/2 set featuring songs from their 37-year career. They played classics along … Continued
Is Industrial scary to you? It really shouldn’t be. It’s the grandaddy of dubstep, and the child of electronica and heavy metal. When done well, the genre (and any of its sub-genre hybrids) can be extremely intricate and beautiful (see KMFDM, Nine Inch Nails, Psyclon Nine or Combichrist, pictured above). Don’t let the fetish boots and PVC corsets fool you–those are just the visual parts of the whole performance of Industrial. Like any theatrics associated with music (see glam metal, Visual Kei), the look is the theatricality of the music and takes the performance ...
Brian Wilson and members of The Strokes are among the artists who will pay tribute to George Harrison at tribute concert George Fest: A Night To Honor The Music Of George Harrison this month. George Fest will take place … Continued