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The National have been doing lots of covers on tour (and Taylor Swift is a fan)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

So far they’ve done Talking Heads, New Order, Queen and Cat Power. They’ve been bringing out some surprise guests too.

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The National have been doing lots of covers on tour (and Taylor Swift is a fan)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

So far they’ve done Talking Heads, New Order, Queen and Cat Power. They’ve been bringing out some surprise guests too.

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Best Weekend Ever: Wilco, Diana Ross, Queen

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Featured photo by Juliane McCue

 

July is already coming to a close, and the summer will rush past you if you don’t make the most of the shows coming by. It’ll be a rainy weekend, but that won’t keep the artists away and not for true fans neither. Grab a stylish poncho and head out with confidence!

Best Weekend Ever: Wilco, Diana Ross, Queen

Thursday 7/27:

This is Hardcore Fest is back at Union Transfer for night one, and single day tickets are sold out as usual. This year’s lineup includes Ramallah, Madball, Terror, Death Threat, and more. If you want to get ...

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‘Baby Driver’ w/ Sky Ferreira, Killer Mike & more in theaters (stream the soundtrack)

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Plus: ‘Baby Driver’ writer/director Edgar Write has curated the ‘Heist Society’ film series which is now showing at BAM.

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XPN MusicNotes: “We Are the Champions!” Get ready for Queen Monopoly

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XPN MusicNotes:  “We Are the Champions!” Get ready for Queen Monopoly

Queen Monopoly | via Rolling Stone

Queen has announced it’s moving into the board-game realm with the creation of Queen Monopoly!

Recently, Hasbro said it was getting rid of Monopoly’s iconic thimble, wheelbarrow and shoe game-pieces, & replacing them with T. Rex, penguin and a rubber duck. This week, Queen guitarist Brian May confirmed on his website that the rock legends have developed their own Queen-themedMonopoly game.

“We’ve been very secretly developing Queen Monopoly for over a year. And it’s due in a shop near you in May. I’m excited – it was a blast working on it – like ...

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Remembering Freddie Mercury (mems of Anthrax, GWAR, BTBAM & more weigh in)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Mercury passed away from complications of AIDS a quarter century ago tomorrow. Since then, it’s been too easy for the metal community to forget the role he played in the music we love. In honor of Mercury’s passing, we reached out several metal musicians to explain, in their own words, the continuing importance of Queen.

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This Day in Music History: The Stooges make their live debut, Queen releases “Bohemian Rhapsody”

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This Day in Music History: The Stooges make their live debut, Queen releases “Bohemian Rhapsody”

1952 – When his original guitarist has a stroke just before a New Year’s Eve gig, popular St. Louis boogie-woogie pianist Johnnie Johnson hires a 26-year-old hairdresser named Chuck Berry.

1958 – The Flamingos record “I Only Have Eyes For You.”

1962 – For the first and only time, a spooky song is #1 in America on Halloween, as “Monster Mash” tops the chart.

1963 – The Beatles return to London from Sweden and are greeted by hundreds of screaming fans and a mob of photographers and journalists. American television host Ed Sullivan, who is at Heathrow as The Beatles ...

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This Day in Music History: The Rolling Stones record their first demo, Queen & David Bowie release “Under Pressure”

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This Day in Music History: The Rolling Stones record their first demo, Queen & David Bowie release “Under Pressure”

1961 – Bob Dylan signs with Columbia Records, his first recording contract.

1962 – The Rolling Stones (known as The Rollin’ Stones and consisting of Keith Richards, Mick Jagger, Brian Jones, pianist Ian Stewart, and drummer Tony Chapman) record their first demo tape at Curly Clayton Studios in Highbury, London. They recorded three songs: Jimmy Reed’s “Close Together,” Bo Diddley’s “You Cant Judge A Book By The Cover,” and Muddy Waters’ “Soon Forgotten.”

1964 – The Beatles record “Honey Don’t” for their Beatles For Sale album after the song’s writer, Carl Perkins, visits them in the studio.

1965 – The ...

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This Day in Music History: Pink Floyd scores their first #1 album, John Fogerty’s trial against himself begins

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Pink Floyd Atom Heart Mother

1962 – James Brown plays a concert that is recorded and released the following year as the album Live at the Apollo.

1963 – Bob Dylan records “The Times They Are A Changin’” and “One Too Many Mornings.”

1963 – On the first day of their first foreign tour, The Beatles spend the day in Stockholm, Sweden. They record a performance for a radio program called “The Beatles popgrupp fran Liverpool pa besok i Stockholm” (translation: The Beatles pop group from Liverpool visiting Stockholm). Enthused by the chance to play before an audience that isn’t screaming, the band performs seven songs: ...

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Today in Music History: The Doors begin recording their debut album, Queen starts recording “Bohemian Rhapsody”

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Today in Music History: The Doors begin recording their debut album, Queen starts recording “Bohemian Rhapsody”

1963 – Stevie Wonder becomes the first artist to score a US #1 album and single in the same week with the album “Little Stevie Wonder / The 12 Year Old Genius” and the single “Fingertips part 2;” also the first live recording to top the charts.

1966 – The Youngbloods record “Get Together.”

1966 – The Doors start recording their first album at Sunset Sound Recording Studios, West Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles, California.

1967 – A 17-year-old Bruce Springsteen joins a group called Earth.

1967 – John Lennon, Paul McCartney, and George Harrison meet Maharishi Mahesh Yogi when ...

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Pitchfork list their 200 best songs of the 1970s

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Back in 2004, Pitchfork published their Top 100 Albums of the 1970s list, and today they’ve returned with the 200 Best Songs of the 1970s. Some of the artists who didn’t make the cut on the albums list are now here, like Black Sabbath, Grateful Dead, Bruce Springsteen, Patti Smith…

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This Day in Music History: Queen play their last show with Freddie Mercury, KISS records KISS Unplugged

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This Day in Music History: Queen play their last show with Freddie Mercury, KISS records KISS Unplugged

1964 – Bob Dylan and Joan Baez share the stage for the first time, singing “With God On Our Side” at the Newport Folk Festival.

1968 – After the other Beatles go home for the evening at 2:00 am, Paul McCartney stays behind at Abbey Road studios and records 25 takes of “Mother Nature’s Son.”

1969 – Sly and the Family Stone release the non-album single “Hot Fun in The Summertime.”

1986 – Queen play their last live concert with Freddie Mercury at the Knebworth Park Festival in England. An audience of 120,000 hears them close the show with “We ...

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Rolling Stones, Queen, the George Harrison & Pavarotti’s estates, all mad that Donald Trump used their music

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Republican presidental nominee Donald Trump has been making musicians mad for the last year by his using their songs without their permission, including but not limited to Aerosmith, Adele, R.E.M

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This Day in Music History: Queen releases their debut album, Live Aid takes place in Philadelphia and London

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This Day in Music History: Queen releases their debut album, Live Aid takes place in Philadelphia and London

1897 – A US patent is granted to inventor Guglielmo Marconi for the radio.

1939 – Frank Sinatra makes his recording debut with the Harry James band on the songs “Melancholy Mood” and “From the Bottom of My Heart.”

1964 – The Animals go to #1 on the UK singles chart with “The House Of The Rising Sun.” It is the first song to top the UK charts that clocks in at over 4 minutes in length.

1964 – The Supremes record “Come See About Me.”

1968 – Black Sabbath plays their first gig at a small backstreet Blues club ...

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This Day in Music History: Smile changes their name to Queen, Black Flag play their final show

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This Day in Music History: Smile changes their name to Queen, Black Flag play their final show

1885 – Chichester Bell and Charles Tainter apply for a patent on their invention, the gramophone.

1960 – Connie Francis becomes the first solo female act with a Hot 100 #1 hit when “Everybody’s Somebody’s Fool” tops the chart.

1968 – Working at Abbey Road studios in London, The Beatles record seven takes of “Everybody’s Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey” for their forthcoming White Album.

1970 – The group Smile changes their name to Queen and performs for the first time under that moniker at Truro City Hall in Cornwall, England. The newly formed band ...

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XPN MusicNotes: Study the science behind Freddie Mercury’s voice, listen to Fleet Foxes singer Robin Pecknold go solo

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XPN MusicNotes: Study the science behind Freddie Mercury’s voice, listen to Fleet Foxes singer Robin Pecknold go solo

Freddie Mercury | photo by Carl Lender

A new scientific study has confirmed what many of us had already known for years: Queen’s Freddie Mercury had a truly remarkable voice unlike most others.

Researchers from Sweden, the Czech Republic and Austria have published an extensive scientific review of why Freddie Mercury‘s voice was so unique & amazing. The results of their findings have been published in the voice journal Logopedics Phoniatrics Vocology which says, as part of its abstract:

“This study presents an acoustical analysis of his voice production and singing style, based on perceptual and quantitative analysis of ...

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March 22 in Music History: The Beatles release Please Please Me, Tears for Fears breaks up

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March 22 in Music History: The Beatles release Please Please Me, Tears for Fears breaks up

1963 – The Beatles release their debut album, Please Please Me.

1965 – Bob Dylan releases his first plugged-in album, Bring it All Back Home. The album is his first to break into the US top 10. The lead-off track, “Subterranean Homesick Blues,” becomes Dylan’s first single to chart in the US, peaking at #39.

1967 – The Who perform in the US for the first time, at the Paramount Theater in New York City.

1974 – The Eagles release On The Border.

1977 – Stevie Wonder releases his tribute Duke Ellington, “Sir Duke.”

1984 – Queen films ...

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This Day in Music History: Faces release their first album with Rod Stewart, Bruce Springsteen wins an Oscar

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This Day in Music History: Faces release their first album with Rod Stewart, Bruce Springsteen wins an Oscar

1952 – Cleveland stakes a claim on Rock history when the Moondog Coronation Ball is held at the Cleveland Arena. Organized by the WJW DJ Alan Freed (“Moondog” on the air), it is widely considered the first Rock concert, with Billy Ward and The Dominoes, Tiny Grimes, and Paul Williams on the bill. The crowd is over capacity and police shut down the show because of fire code violations after just one song by Williams. The event proves to the music industry that this type of R&B music has widespread appeal.

1956 – The movie Rock Around The Clock, ...

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March 1 in Music History: Pink Floyd releases Dark Side of the Moon, Tom Waits releases his debut album

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March 1 in Music History: Pink Floyd releases Dark Side of the Moon, Tom Waits releases his debut album

 

1941 – The world’s first commercial FM radio station, Nashville’s W47NV, begins broadcasting.

1957 – The Everly Brothers sign with Cadence records and record “Bye Bye Love.”

1964 – Sam Cooke releases his final album, Ain’t That Good News.

1966 – Gene Clark announces he is leaving The Byrds due to his fear of flying. They do not replace him.

1967 – The Beatles start recording “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds” at Abbey Road studios. The song is inspired by a drawing John Lennon’s son Julian made of a classmate.

1968 – Elton John’s first single “I’ve ...

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This Day in Music History: David Gilmour replaces Syd Barrett in Pink Floyd, Freddie Mercury makes his last appearance with Queen

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1959 – Ray Charles records “What’d I Say.”

 

1965 – The Beatles record “You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away.”

1968 – David Gilmour replaces Syd Barrett in Pink Floyd.

1974 – KISS release their self-titled, debut album.

1987 – Prince releases the song “Sign O the Times.”

1990 – Freddie Mercury makes his last public appearance with Queen when they receive the BRIT Award for outstanding contribution to music.

2012 – An invite-only memorial for Whitney Houston is held in Newark, NJ. Among those ...

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