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Ricky Martin on Finding Success While Living in the Closet: ‘I Wasn’t Living to the Fullest’

7/13/2020 by Stephen Daw At the height of his success, Ricky Martin proclaimed to the world that he was “Livin’ La Vida Loca.” But in a new interview, Martin is revealing that life at that time was actually much more painful than his popular song let on. On the latest episode of Apple Music’s Proud […]

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Troye Sivan Delivers Pure ’80s Nostalgia With New ‘Easy’ Teasers: Watch

7/13/2020 by Stephen Daw Troye Sivan has dipped his toe in a solid variety of pop sounds, but with his latest song, it looks like the singer is trying out something new by going back to something old. On Monday (July 13), Sivan posted two teaser clips of his upcoming single, titled “Easy.” The singer […]

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50 Cent Talks Executive Producing Pop Smoke’s Posthumous Album, Defends Addition of Karol G Feature

7/13/2020 by Carl Lamarre Last week was a special one for 50 Cent. Not only did the Get Rich or Die Tryin’ rapper turn 45, but on Sunday night (July 12), his heralded protégé Pop Smoke scored his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 with Shoot For the Stars Aim For the Moon netting 251,000 equivalent album units. […]

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Did the Beatles enjoy jazz music such as Miles Davis and Charlie Parker?

Duncan Thorburn · Discover of Structure in Sound, a New Theory of Music that changes all music on I remember the John Lennon quote: “Jazz starts nowhere, goes nowhere, arrives nowhere”. The Jazz claim to be “better than other contemporary music Genres”, is plainly wrong. The idea it sucks in great musicians, and any other […]

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When back-up musicians go on tour with someone famous, do they get frustrated at not being able to play or expand on their own style of playing, as they are required to copy the headliner’s song?

RJ Holland · Former Professional Drummer Session/studio and Bands As a professional musician, a drummer, I listened to the radio constantly. I listened to every song I could listen to, any genre. That was my job. You never knew when you would be called upon to fill-in for a musician who could not make the […]

Happy Mother’s Day to Brandy! The songstress, mom to 17-year-old Sy’rai, is celebrating the holiday a week early with a new video for her single “Baby Mama.” The clip, released Monday (May 4), shows Brandy basically just being a boss woman in an amazing plaid suit. “Whole world lookin’ at me, single mama / This song […]

Being cooped up indoors can sometimes make us feel helpless and isolated. Lockdown was never something that we even considered and honestly, could there ever be enough time to plan for being at home for 21 DAYS? With no cure for COVID-19 and the infection count rising, everyone seems to think that you just need to keep washing […]

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7/13/2020 by Stephen Daw At the height of his success, Ricky Martin proclaimed to the world that he was “Livin’ La Vida Loca.” But in a new interview, Martin is revealing that life at that time was actually much more painful than his popular song let on. On the latest episode of Apple Music’s Proud […]

7/13/2020 by Stephen Daw Troye Sivan has dipped his toe in a solid variety of pop sounds, but with his latest song, it looks like the singer is trying out something new by going back to something old. On Monday (July 13), Sivan posted two teaser clips of his upcoming single, titled “Easy.” The singer […]

7/13/2020 by Carl Lamarre Last week was a special one for 50 Cent. Not only did the Get Rich or Die Tryin’ rapper turn 45, but on Sunday night (July 12), his heralded protégé Pop Smoke scored his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 with Shoot For the Stars Aim For the Moon netting 251,000 equivalent album units. […]

Duncan Thorburn · Discover of Structure in Sound, a New Theory of Music that changes all music on I remember the John Lennon quote: “Jazz starts nowhere, goes nowhere, arrives nowhere”. The Jazz claim to be “better than other contemporary music Genres”, is plainly wrong. The idea it sucks in great musicians, and any other […]

RJ Holland · Former Professional Drummer Session/studio and Bands As a professional musician, a drummer, I listened to the radio constantly. I listened to every song I could listen to, any genre. That was my job. You never knew when you would be called upon to fill-in for a musician who could not make the […]

Jake Gerber · Musical Session Player , Guitar , Bass ,And Vocals (1962–present) My answer is coming more from a traditional jazz/pop player, so please bear with me. Eric Clapton is or was a very good (rated 3rd on Rolling Stone’s ‘Top Guitarist’ listing) and an inspired blues based lead guitarist and I think that […]

Didier Champion · Lives in Kigali, Rwanda I would like to add to other wonderful answers, particularly from Samuel Dokowe and Antony Asirikwa. Africa is a continent of 55 countries, and composed of 5 regions who are linked by culture, economy, trade, etc. Therefore, the best way to assess popular artists is to assess their […]

Thomas J. Beaver · BSE, MA Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics & Music, Psychology, Science, University of Michigan (Graduated 1980) My ‘first impression’ was an early one — I still refer to them as “Chicago Transit Authority,” lol. That means 1969, since by ’70 they had to shorten it to “Chicago” under legal threat from […]

Mark Vaudrey · Enjoys good music Back in 1989, Bruce told every member of the E Street Band that he no longer needed them in the foreseeable future as he wanted to go out alone. This may have been influenced by Sting and Peter Gabriel, having toured with them in the latter part of 1988 […]

Muiris Mac Cartaine · Listens to a lot of Music By world wide sales it was Led Zeppelin followed by Pink Floyd for Rock. The Eagles were also massive sellers, especially in the U.S., in the 70s and ABBA & the Bee Gees had huge 70s success in the Pop Charts but it depends on […]


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