Posts Tagged ‘ Music ’

Bachman’s ‘Heavy Blues’: Grammy Possibility

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April 17, 2015
Bachman’s ‘Heavy Blues’: Grammy Possibility

First the good news — a solid recording by a totally unappreciated guitar player, who is not on Rolling Stone’s top list. The last song is a blues ballad called “We Need to Talk”, boring at times, does not fit in and fizzles out the album, being the bad news. That said, this album...
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Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ:SIRI) Launches Dave Matthews Band Radio

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August 29, 2012
Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ:SIRI) - Dave Mattthews Band Radio

By Demian Russian Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ:SIRI), the only North American satellite radio service provider, will launch a new and exclusive channel dedicated solely to the music of the Dave Matthews Band. Sirius XM’s ‘Dave Matthews Band Radio’ will feature commercial-free music, live recordings and interviews from the band’s extensive archives. The channel will also feature special segments...
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Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ:SIRI) Launches ‘Laurie Berkner’s Every Day Birthday Party’

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August 6, 2012
Laurie Berkner - Sirius XM Radio - Kid's Place Live

By Demian Russian Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ:SIRI) today announced the launch of Laurie Berkner’s Every Day Birthday Party on SiriusXM’s Kids Place Live (Sirius Radio and XM Radio channel 78). Every month, a handful of lucky preschoolers will get to celebrate their birthday with a salutation from Laurie Berkner and enjoy Ms. Berkner’s music...
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Saint Etienne – ‘Words and Music’ (Deluxe Edition): A Review

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June 18, 2012
Saint Etienne

By Kenneth E. Oquist It has been seven years since Saint Etienne’s last release. ‘Words and Music’ is absolutely without a doubt worth the wait. If Sarah Cracknell and the guys have slipped by you, this is a fine time to get acquainted. I first heard Sarah solo on her ‘Lipslide’ release. As good...
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Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ:SIRI) Planning Pandora-Like Service

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May 4, 2012
Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ:SIRI)

By Amy Gilroy Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ:SIRI) is planning a personalized version of its satellite radio service to compete with the likes of Pandora (NYSE:P). Sirius XM CEO Mel Karmazin said Tuesday, “Late this year, we plan to debut a SiriusXM version of personalized music online, allowing subscribers to tailor their favorite SiriusXM music...
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Bruce Springsteen – ‘Wrecking Ball’: The Bonus Tracks

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March 12, 2012
Bruce Springsteen - Wrecking Ball - Bonus Tracks

By Kenneth E. Oquist The bonus tracks from Bruce Springsteen’s new release Wrecking Ball are intriguing. If you are bonus track cuckoo, such as I am, you will consider these tracks essential. Artists such as Alan Parsons Project, Electric Light Orchestra, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and in Elton John’s case b-side mania, have made available to...
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We Lost Davy Jones Today: Why He Will Be Missed

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February 29, 2012
Davy Jones of The Monkees Dies at 66

By Kenneth E. Oquist Well known for being full of boundless energy and being full of life, the entertainment world has lost a dear friend. Performing as recent as last week, Davey Jones died of a massive heart attack this morning. He was 66. I saw him live in concert as part of The...
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Van Halen – A Different Kind of Truth: A Review

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February 11, 2012
Van Halen - A Different Kind of Truth

David Lee Roth is back in the line up on Van Halen’s new release A Different Kind of Truth, and this rocks! Some people don’t know what to think about the song “Tattoo”. It sounds like Van Halen to me. It will sneak up on you. “She’s the Woman” is a great rockin’ tune —...
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Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ:SIRI) To Broadcast Wiz Khalifa Concert On Hip-Hop Nation November 26th

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November 23, 2011
Wiz Khalifa Concert on Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ:SIRI)

By Demian Russian SiriusXM Radio’s (NASDAQ:SIRI) Hip-Hop Nation channel will broadcast a Wiz Khalifa concert from the Sound Academy in Toronto, Canada. The concert will feature the Pittsburgh based hip-hop star and 2011 American Music Award Nominee performing his platinum hits “Black & Yellow” and “Roll Up,” as well other songs from his smash debut album Rolling Papers. Wiz...
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Unearth – ‘Darkness in the Light’: A Review

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July 12, 2011
Unearth - Darkness in the Light

From the first song “Arise the War Cry” this isn’t for anyone less than the Hardcore music fan. This is “no compromise for anyone” music. In spite of this, I find it far more listenable than most. The lyrics are growled out, but not in an unpleasant way. The songs are fast and furious....
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Robert Plant Joins Sirius XM Radio’s (NASDAQ:SIRI) “Playin’ Records” for Multi-Part Special

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May 14, 2011
Robert Plant on Sirius XM Radio's (NASDAQ:SIRI) The Loft

By Demian Russian Robert Plant is coming to Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ:SIRI) this weekend. The Satellite Radio service provider announced that Plant will be appearing on Sirius XM’s The Loft channel (Sirius and XM channel 30) for a special edition of Playin’ Records with Mike, the popular music show featuring conversations between host Mike Marrone and...
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Rebecca Black’s “Friday” Performed by Katy Perry: Video

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April 30, 2011
Katy Perry performing Rebecca Black's song "Friday"

Katy Perry performed Rebecca Black’s popular song “Friday” in a concert performance at the Rod Laver Arena last night in Melbourne, Australia. Proving just how popular Rebecca Black’s song has become after the YouTube video for “Friday” recently went viral, the Melbourne crowd instantly recognized the song and began to sing along, even knowing exactly when...
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Norio Ohga: Father of the CD Dies at 81

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April 23, 2011
Norio Ohga: Father of the CD Dies at 81

Sony Corporation (NYSE:SNE) announced today that its former President and Chairmen, Norio Ohga, had died at the age of 81 from multiple organ failure. I will never forget in 1985 the way I almost cried when I heard Chariots of Fire on CD. The sound was amazing to me. It is sad to hear...
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