Month: August 2021

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By Muiris Mac Cartaine: – For many journalists, musicians, and casual fans, Van Morrison has been a difficult person to work with full stop. He has his own set of rules, TMDGAF but while he is one of rock music’s greatest curmudgeons his musical standards are very high.   There are certain musicians he really […]

By Conilly Mwale:- To this day, many assume Michael Jackson bleached his skin to become white – that it was a wilful cosmetic decision because he was ashamed of his race. Yet in the mid-1980s Jackson was diagnosed with vitiligo, a skin disorder that causes loss of pigmentation in patches on the body. According to […]

By Alex Johnston:- Well…this guy. Jimi Hendrix is not normally thought of as a songwriter, but he very much was one. Even if we leave aside bangers such as ‘Purple Haze’, ‘Crosstown Traffic’ and ‘Foxy Lady’, which isn’t really fair since they’re good songs, he also wrote beautiful love songs: ‘Little Wing’, ‘Angel’, ‘May This Be […]

By Amy Christa Ernano:- Firstly, Hugh McDonald was not an official member of Bon Jovi until 2016, despite having been with them since 1994. So he was often left out of promotional photos and events. When they fired original bassist Alec John Such, the band agreed not to officially replace him — they didn’t hate […]

By Whiz Mitchell:- “Hey Ya” by Outkast…or actually, Andre 3000 since he wrote, produced and sang all the lead and harmony parts, and performed all instruments, except bass. A funny little story regarding this record; I’d read in one of his interviews, that Andre created the song in part to find out who would really listen to this song, […]

By Sam Steiger: – It developed out of a gang-mentality, a rocker sensibility and a mutual love of Gene Vincent. Stuart Sutcliffe was the first to adopt what became the mop-top. Basically a French crop with the fringe brushed forward as opposed to slicked back in teddy boy style. In varying order Paul, John and […]

By Russell Spear:- Black Sabbath has had a bigger impact and influence than Deep Purple. I’ve come across so many musicians whose biggest influence is Black Sabbath that I couldn’t begin to name them all. It would be hard to overestimate Black Sabbath’s impact. Come to think of it, I don’t recall ever reading something […]

By John Leavy:- The album tells the story of a rock star called “Pink.” Pink is a fictional character, but he has a lot in common with Roger Waters. Pink is a guy who’s totally alone and isolated from the rest of the world. He couldn’t relate to other kids when he was in school, […]

Also stream new releases from Young Nudy and Carmen Q. Rothwell By Madison Bloom and Allison Hussey August 6, 2021 Lingua Ignota, photo by Emily Bird With so much good music being released all the time, it can be hard to determine what to listen to first. Every week, Pitchfork offers a run-down of significant new releases available […]

Their first song in over a decade is a revamped Chinese Democracy outtake By Evan Minsker August 6, 2021 Guns N’ Roses’ Axl Rose, March 2020 (ALEJANDRO MELENDEZ/AFP via Getty Images) Guns N’ Roses have shared their first new song since the release of their last album Chinese Democracy in 2008. It’s called “ABSUЯD” and it’s a rework of an unreleased […]


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