Most everyone knows that George Harrison was one of the Beatles. But many do not realize his huge contributions to the band, or of the spiritual awakening that changed the course of his life forever!
American rock legends KISS have been through many guitars and guitarists. Here is a short page for a long subject regarding those guitars and guitarists.
Madonna is the definitive female icon of pop music. The Queen of Pop has created an impressive variety of music and timeless songs through four decades. Here is a closer look at my 5 favorites !
The Doll Sisters combine skillful musicianship and intelligent songwriting with intertwining vocal harmonies to create a unique sound all their own.
An evening of Classic Soul Music was presented by the multi-talented Delfonics. A tribute to outstanding artists such as Teddy Pendergrass, Luther Vandross and Frankie Beverly were given as well.
All ten of these amazing female Christian music artists would serve as great role models for young girls. Many of the women featured are under 30 and live lives totally dedicated to Jesus. It is their desire to share the love of Christ to a lost and broken world through music.
Ke$ha is upset because people think she isn't able to sing and doesn't deserve her success. She wants to prove her vocal ability on her latest album Warrior and Deconstructed EP.
Bob Dylan is the undisputed king of songwriting, but do his powerful lyrics count as poetry? And was the Nobel Committee right to award him the Nobel Prize for Literature?
For your consideration, this is my personal take on the most famous 20 Scottish solo singers in the pop and rock scene in the past 50 years.
Thailand is home to a booming music industry that even foreigners will appreciate. Here are some Thai bands that you definitely need to listen to.
Scottish rock and folk band Runrig will perform a final farewell concert in Stirling in August 2018. To commemorate their 45 years together, here are their best 45 songs!
A prolific recording artist, as well as a country music legend, Johnny Cash continues to be sadly missed. Here are my selections for the top 10 best Johnny Cash albums.
Stephen Sondheim's musicals changed the face of musical theater forever. Here are Stephen Sondheim's five best musicals.
I talked to Canadian DJ and electronic music producer Isis Graham (also known as esette) about her love of house music and DJing, her creative inspirations and her thoughts on the industry.
In 1978 an unknown kid from California named Eddie Van Halen forever changed the way rock musicians look at the electric guitar.
This article explores the careers of 11 American music producers who shaped the country's musical tastes from 1950-present.
Gordon Lightfoot has long been thought one of the greatest folk singer songwriters of all time. He's also most often thought of in terms of being an acoustic guitarist, and has had a limited edition guitar in his honor produced by C.F. Martin & Co.
With another book in the bookstores and a singing appearance at the upcoming Nobel Prize gala, Patti Smith is maturing as a writer
This list looks at the Top 11 most notable Christine Daae from Andre Lloyd Webber's Phantom of the Opera
Sawyer Fredericks has captured America's heart with his unique voice and old soul. Thanks to this young farm boy, folk music will regain its rightful place in the entertainment industry.
Hey y'all. Kick back and enjoy my country music interview series. I intend to introduce you to some talented musicians from Broadway in Nashville.
Ani Difranco's songs are a creative blend of thoughtful lyrics, beautiful vocals, and talented musicianship. This list of her classic songs might serve as an introduction to Ani Difranco's music.
In an email conversation, I talked to Darling Twig’s Belinda Derksen about the trio’s approach to music, their creative process and where they’re headed going forward.
Legend goes, blues artist Robert Johnson went to the Mississippi crossroads to sell his soul to the devil. This forgotten sub-genre of blues went with him.
Faith No More has a diverse and eclectic roster of musicians, one of whom is the one and only Billy Gould.
If you are just looking for something to listen to while pumping iron at the gym or while sitting in bed as to not disturb your spouse, then they’ll do the trick.
Faith No More has a diverse and eclectic roster of musicians. One of whom is the one and only Roddy Bottum.
Neil Young is one of the greats when it comes to guitar and classic rock. His personal lyrics and observations about life make listening to his music a great experience!
Get some tips on how to lead a rock band, from the perspective of a guitar player. If you are called upon to be the leader of your band you will have many challenges ahead of you. Find out how to get the best out of your group through encouragement, delegation and positive reinforcement.
Many rappers claim they are criminals, but most are just speaking metaphors. However, some have real criminal records. Read on to learn about 10 rappers with criminal pasts.
Female drummers are almost an oxymoron. Good female drummers definitely are – at least according to top drummers charts scattered around the net. So who are those (as we will refer to them in the future) pioneers of female drumming? Here is a selection of top 7 female drummers, in no particular order.
The second album by Wham lived up to its name by catapulting them to super stardom. This is pop at its finest.
Just after releasing an album, titled You Want It Darker, Leonard Cohen passed away in his Los Angeles home at age 82. Following is an candid look at the popular singer's life.
I talk to Jory Nash about his love of songwriting, his personal inspirations, his views on the music business and how he finds creative inspiration.
From the city of Joliet, Tristarr proves you are never too old to follow your dreams. The R&B/Gospel singer and cancer survivor sings of pain, love, faith, and inspiration.
For centuries, In an over-populated musical world of men, most of the extremely talented women have been left in the shadows...in the dust. However, within the past thirty years, strong female musicians have emerged. They are rising out of the musical grave that we as women have been burried in for hundreds of years.
What would you pick if you could only keep only 10 of your favorite albums? Here is my list, in no particular order.
If you’re looking for more flavors of boy bands, China has a rich collection of artists who know how to do hip-hop right. Here are 10 of them.
For more than thirty years, Christian hard rockers, Bride, have been creating no holds barred music that is both unashamed and thought provoking.
Since 1978, Duran Duran became part of pop royalty and remain a strong musical force. Come with me as I take a look at my favorite songs (and believe me it will be hard to choose)!
Edward Lodewijk Van Halen needs no introduction. What is this style of Eddie Van Halen's, what's so distinctive about it? Learn more about Eddie's unique guitar and way of playing it.
Juan Gabriel has left behind 66 albums, over 100 million copies sold, more than 1,800 songs and two movies and a TV series based on his life. Many of his songs have become classics.
His songs spin simple, folksy lyrics into catchy tunes that tell a story. In an era where most music is pre-packaged, his songs are a breath of fresh air. These songs are the soundtrack to my life.
A dissection of Blonde, and how Frank Ocean uses the language of dreams to make an artistic statement.
I talk to Calgary electronic music artist JHNN about his inspirations, his creative process and the electronic music scene in Calgary.
John Lennon was banished for a time by Yoko. John called it his lost weekend, and it lasted eighteen months. The best thing that came out of that awful time was the creation of "Walls and Bridges."
While Jimmy Page is most often associated with the Gibson Les Paul, the facts are he's played the Fender Telecaster about as much of the time on records and on stage. Page and the telecaster go as one.
My favorite singer in the '50s and '60s was Neil Sedaka. Little known is that he dated Carole King. He wrote the song "Oh Carol" for her. Even less known, she responded with her own song, "Oh Neil". Hear the lyrics.
Justice sound is 90s techno hits, but listen to their music, and you will hear a very distinct rock and indie effect. You even see it when you take a look at them or their high-volume career - electrifying light touch - background techno music.
I talk to Quinton Blair about storytelling through songs, his sources of inspiration and his passion for being a musician.
The Lost Highway Navigators explore the rich traditions of honkey tonk country music with a new twist or two.
The song Bruises by Chairlift delivers a strong message that can be interpreted in different ways. This article will analyze the lyrics of the song that was also featured in Apple’s iPod ads in 2008.
This article provides an in-depth biography of jazz great Miles Davis. The content tries to prove that Miles Davis was one of the most talented and influential jazz artists of the twentieth century.
These are 5 of the youngest female singers (21 and under) in the industry that are totally talented, with popping musical careers, and have the whole world ahead of them.
Although Kurt Cobain became a household name due to his edgy, grungy music and despair-filled lyrics, he showed promise as an artist early on.
More recently, however, I have heard two conspiracy theories that really threw me for a loop. These particular conspiracy theories involve the music industry and three very famous icons that have come out of the music industry...Lady Gaga, Paul McCartney, and the Jacksons.
John Lennon's solo career showed just how much talent he had. He created rock and roll and country songs that displayed humor, seriousness, and playfulness, and more. Here is a look at the ten best.
This article reflects on over a decade of album covers by the graphic artist Derek Riggsthe, who's early Iron Maiden album covers and picture sleeves are now iconic.
We all know the Beatles greatest hits, but what about songs that had names in the titles? Here are the songs that still entertain us today.
Sia Furler is one of music's greatest treasures. Not only is she a magnificent singer, she is an incredible song writer. Here is a short list highlighting some great songs she wrote for other artists.
I talked to Casati's Grace Hrabi about musical creativity, inspiration for songwriting, and her views on Manitoba's music scene.
In the middle of a cigar stand in Pee Wee's Saloon in 1909, a young W.C. Handy penned his first successful blues song. The song was called "Mr. Crump Blues" and was later renamed "The Memphis Blues."
A list of some of the best divas of today's classical stage. Definitely not exhaustive, but my personal favorites. Who do you love to listen to?
The Achromatics combine Latin grooves, soulful vibes and pop energy into one package. I talk to their lead singer, Shannon Graham, about the band and how they approach music.
There are so many Christian bands putting out great albums and putting on concerts. These are ten Christian bands that in my opinion, totally rock!
Joal and Lauren Kamps are the husband and wife duo who make up Flint & Feather. I talked to them about their approach to music, how they write songs, and where they find inspiration.
Most great artists have great stories to tell about their success. The music of Emerson, Lake, and Palmer is no exception. This article will discuss their rise to fame and how their music lives on.
I talk to Justine Vandergrift about staying true to her roots, the process of writing songs, and her thoughts on the Canadian folk and roots music scene.
Limp Bizkit used to be one of the biggest bands in the world, but then they practically disappeared. Whatever happened to them?
I talk to Rafael Reyes and Jorge Requena of The Mariachi Ghost about creation, art, intention and the balance of tradition and modernity in their music.
Emma Cole is an exceptional talent with an inspiring backstory of strength and overcoming. Meet the artist behind the music. You'll not only be mesmerized by her sound but also root for her success.
The '90s was a time of reckoning for rap music, and this is no less true for Christian rap music. During this time, a few Christian rap groups established the foundation which continues to support great Christian rap music today.
Stephanie Mills is an R&B singer with a powerful voice. She was a major force on the '80s R&B scene. Members of Generation X remember her well; so, let’s catch up with the soulful diva.
Releasing your first album full of covers from unknown indie bands might be a bad idea, but it wasn't the case for this girl! Listen to the songs inside and let them melt your hearts.
Radiohead's Idioteque is unlike any other song in their repertoire. However, an analytical music analysis reveals it isn't quite the departure it seems on the surface.
There are as many female violinists performing today as men, but lists of them tend to favour male violinists. here is a list of 15 of some of the best female virtuoso violinists.
We can't all afford the absolute best when it comes to audio equipment, but that doesn't mean we have to settle for poor quality.
The Christian rock and metal scenes have never been bigger. As you navigate your way through the industry, here are some bands you should lend an ear to.
I talk to Dana Wylie about her musical roots, her songwriting process, and where she finds creative inspiration.
Find out all kinds of interesting facts about the new hottest boy band to hit the stage, IM5! Find band members' bios, tour dates, and pictures here.
I talk to Karl Brueggemann about the roots of his musical passion, his creative process as a composer and why he’s so passionate about video game music.
Fire and Rain is a classic song, written by one of the greatest song writers of all time. Here are the lyrics and the meaning behind them.
I talk to Canadian folk duo Hollow Twin about their creative process, their sources of inspiration, and their future plans.
I talked to Canadian fingerstyle guitarist Emilio bonito about his background, his creative process and where he finds inspiration.
I talked to Calgary techno producer/DJ Kloves about her inspirations, her creative process and her plans for the future.
I talk to Mike Elliott about how he comes to write songs, his passion for sharing music, and where he finds his inspiration as a musician.
What is Susan Boyle doing now? The Britain's Got Talent sensation continues to selectively perform and will be onstage at Glamis Prom 2017, in Angus, Scotland.
This article explores the folklore of the West Midlands and of Wales from Robert Plant's childhood that influenced the lyrical content of Led Zeppelin.
Michael Jackson was a legend. Throughout his tumultuous life, one thing that remained constant was his continuous plastic surgery. Here are pictures documenting his changing face throughout the years.
The road to the Rock & Roll hall of Fame is an arduous, turmoil fueled ride. It's a shame that a lot of well known bands will never make it. The same can't be said for these 6.
Singer/songwriter Ani Difranco has released over 40 albums, covered thousands of miles while touring, and built a loyal fan base. Despite her success, here are some things you may not know about her:
Willie Nelson's career has taken some crazy turns. He's written and sung some insane songs, and he was part the "outlaw country" movement that changed the face of country music. It changed the trajectory of his career too.
I talk to Florence Foxwell about the origins of her love of music, how she writes songs, and the challenges and rewards of making a life in music.
During the height of hair metal in the 1980's, almost nobody rode the wave quite as far as David Coverdale. But... where has he been since then?
Rob Knaggs is an Australian cellist and composer who lives in Churchill, Manitoba. He creates music that combines his cello playing with electronic looping effects to produce haunting music.
Brooke Woods (who now performs under the moniker “Of Candor”) is an Edmonton-based singer/songwriter. I talked to Brooke about her creative process and the themes that she wants to explore in her music.
Dave Narvarro is best known as the guitarist for Jane's Addiction and as the host of Spike TV's Ink Master.
Black Francis of the Pixies and Billy Corgan of The Smashing Pumpkins both like female bassists. How about you? Here is a list of the top 10 female bass guitar players.
In 1997, Madonna started working with producer William Orbit on what would become Ray of Light, arguably the Queen of Pop's most important record ever. Let's take a closer look at this masterpiece!
The Annals of music is filled with musicians who died at a young age. This is a list of 17 notable artists that died at the age of 28.
Rock guitarist Eric Clapton has had a legendary career. This articles tells you 23 things you should know about him. The text also provides a short biography of Eric Clapton.
Raine’s new album, Night Sky (coming March 2018), tips between the earthly and the otherworldly; it is anchored in relatable lived experience, while reaching into the space just beyond,
Keith Moon was the drummer for The Who, one of the greatest rock bands of all time. Moon was also known for being a comedian, actor, and prankster. He died young, at age 32, in 1978.
This article provides an in-depth summary for the career of singer David Crosby, particularly the days when he was addicted to cocaine. The story relates much information taken from Crosby's autobiography titled "Long Time Gone."
Have you noticed how many singers and musicians in pop, rock, and country music date, marry, and divorce other musicians? Here's a long list of music power couples. See how many do you recognize.
I talk to Canadian country-oriented singer/songwriter Gavin Stuart about creativity, inspiration, and musical passion.
On Whitesnake's new CD, The Purple Album, vocalist David Coverdale puts a 21st century spin on some classic cuts by his first band, the legendary Deep Purple.
I talk to Calgary-based electronic music artist Ryan Hall (also known as soulier) about his musical inspirations, passions and interests.
In the rock history of the 1990s, a little nation of 5 million people on an island off northwest Europe produced many great bands. Here are 20 of the best Scottish Indie Rock bands of the 1990s
This article offers a list of the greatest pop stars whose recording (or publishing) careers began before 1950. Text, photos, and videos are included with this compilation.
In December (2016) Bob Dylan will be awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, even though he is known primarily for his recorded music and searing lyrics.
One of the very first solid body electric guitars ever produced, the Fender Telecaster was born as close to perfect as any product has ever been. It's a great guitar, and many great guitarist play it.
A closer look at the artist Yelawolf, and what he has in planned for future projects. In 2017, Yelawolf will be taking a break from touring and staying close to his Nashville home. Find out why.
Politically-charged rockers Warrior Soul released their newest album, "Back on the Lash," in December 2017
Leonard Cohen is a beloved Canadian poet and songwriter whose songs often touch on religion and relationships. Here are some things you may not know about Leonard Cohen.
The audition of the Filipina girl group in the previous X-Factor UK 2016 edition is absolutely one of the most unforgettable in entertainment history. So here is a review of their journey.
This article covers many of the reasons why American singer Lady Gaga is so important to American Pop Culture. She is more than just a musical artist and she is one of the best!
An A-Z selection of the Caledonian Tartan Beat of the 1980's Pop Renaissance from the little-known to the household names.
Did you know that the Harmonix Rock Band 3 Keyboard Controller doubles as a home-studio ready MIDI controller? You do now! Learn more about this awesome functionality here.
This is a list of 10 truly classy female Trance vocalists whose songs you should listen to. The list has one video for each vocalist representing the best of her vocal ability.
Top 10 songs sung and performed by Mexican YouTube star/singer, Judith de los Santos, more commonly known as Malukah.
Beginning in the sixties, Native American music experienced a renaissance. Though not quite mainstream, this expression of an unique way of life, still made its mark on American culture.
Who doesn’t know Taylor Swift? From her song-writing skills and ex-boyfriends to her drama with other celebs, we know it all. Here are the five times Taylor Swift had a feud with other celebs.
I talk to Winona Wilde (Noosa Al-Sarraj) about how musical ideas seems to pop up in her brain, how she crafts those ideas into songs, and how she finds inspiration.
I talked to the Dearhearts' Alix Cowman about the band's passion for three part harmony, their creative process and how they fuel that creativity.
Let's list down 5 very young yet very promising female teenage singers (18 and under) we all should watch out for.
I talked to Marcus Zuhr about his roots as a composer, serving the needs of the media for which he composes, and how he keeps his creative batteries charged.
Folk music has traveled a great distance; at least as far away as from the kitchens of England in the 1600’s to the stages and digital recordings of today. To any Dylan or folk music lover this style of music is a connection to themselves and all of humanity. The message is both timely and timeless. Though Dylan stands out with his unique sound and as a master of lyric, the genre of folk music has a lengthy history and no possibility of fading away.
Mini bios, record listing, videos, photos and more for 13 popular 1970's female country music singers. Lynn Anderson, Donna Fargo, Crystal Gayle, Loretta Lynn and more!
I talk to Calgary DJ Cody Swayze (also known as DJ Swayze) about his creative process, his musical inspirations and his future goals as a DJ/music producer.
Glen Campbell songs continue to be fan favorites and remind us just how talented this singer and musician was. Death may have taken him from us, but his music and songs will live on forever.
Who are the 20 best female vocal artists and singer-songwriters from any time or genre? Listen to them here and cast your vote for the best.
In 1865 a group of amateur Russian Musicians, The Mighty Handful, came together to establish a Russian musical identity. Their love for the common people and folk music fuelled rich compositions.
Kumi Koda is a Japanese pop singer famous for her cool "ero-kakkoii" image. Her versatility in dance music, RnB, ballads, and "cute" songs has made her a formidable diva in the Japanese pop music industry. Come in and find out more about her!
I talk to young Toronto-based composer Bekah SImms about her explorations in sound, the ideas and concepts that fascinate her, and the challenges of being a composer.
Hey y'all come on in and enjoy a Nashville experience of a talented musician and his band that entertains country music fans around the world!
I remember discovering Myrth in the ’60s. They were a group of talented musicians who formed a jazz-rock band and released their one-and-only album on RCA Victor in 1969. This is their story, including soundtracks.
He was a collector of things: cars, jets, musical instruments, fame. His home at Graceland reveals his personal taste in furnishings and his love for the unusual and unique. But what about the man?
The end of Johnny Cash's life was not pretty. Burdoned by health problems that caused him physical pain, he was hit emotionaly when his beloved wife, June, died suddenly. The death of Johnny Cash would follow soon afterwards.
This article is all about Kana Nishino, a famous Japanese singer that has also been involved in charitable events.
Legendary group The Temptations have undergone various member changes since the 1960's. However, they're known for their 'Classic Five' lineup. Here, we highlight the group members from this lineup.
Miles Davis changed jazz at least 5 times during his life. The jazz rock period of 1969-1975 is easily his most controversial, yet perhaps the most fulfilling.
Tom Petty and his band created music that will keep the pulse of rock and roll beating from here to enternity.
In 1973 Jim Croce died in a plane crash. He was just beginning to gain popularity in the music world, and it was quite a shock to hear of his passing. This album shows Jim at his best.
J. Cole and Kendrick Lamar are friends and two of the hottest rappers around, but this is hip-hop and hip hop is about competition. Who is the best rapper alive, Cole or Kendrick, and why?
What was Jack White doing before The White Stripes became undisputed champions of the rock & roll tag team division? We will examine 5 pre-Stripe bands.
Ramya J’s current single "That's A Fact," a duet with fellow teenage rapper Tootie Raww, has just been released along with an accompanying music video.
One of the most beloved of all slow dance songs, "Unchained Melody" by The Righteous Brothers actually had a very unlikely start for a love song.
Musicians who passed away at the young age of 27. Lawless hedonistic out of control lifestyles left unchecked usually leads to an early grave.
There are not nearly as many female Christian artists as there are male Christian artists. Because they are not as prevalent Cari Jean decided to pay tribute to her ten favorite female Christian artists including Rebecca St. James, Natalie Grant, Yolanda Adams, BarlowGirl, Amy Grant and others.
Ke$ha has been recording songs since she was 15, approximately 7 years before the release of Tik Tok. She has several dozen unreleased pop, dance, hip hop, country, rock and folk songs.
Classic rock greats Led Zeppelin have been accused of plagiarizing many of their songs. Were the band really musical thieves? Or is plagiarism standard practice?
I interview Danielle French about her passion for music, the way in which she writes songs, and where she finds creative inspiration.
Can you believe that it's been 12 years since American Idol's debut? What's Kelly Clarkson, Justin Guarini, Tamyra Gray and the rest of the cast up to now?
Is "Look What You Made Me Do" one of Taylor Swift's worst songs? Discover the most terrible singles of Swift's career.
KISS has had a long and lustrous career spanning 5 decades. This is some of their best from the early years.
As well as being part of the well-known Canadian band The Tea Party, Stuart Chatwood has composed soundtracks for Ubisoft's Prince of Persia games and lately for Red Hook Studio's Darkest Dungeon RPG.
I talk to Kyla LeBlanc about her musical explorations, the creation of the Renegade EP, and how she finds inspiration.
The story of the Paris graves of the famous Doors singer, Jim Morrison ,and the classical composer, Frederic Chopin
In honor of Chester Bennington, come on a journey with me and I'll show you how each stage of my life inspired a Linkin Park song.
Released in July 1967, "Ode to Billy Joe," by Bobbie Gentry, is a song about a young man who jumps off the Tallahatchie Bridge. The song reached the top of the US charts in August 1967.
Let's go and meet Taylor Swift and see what she has to say. Learn some backstage secret gossip about the woman herself with the top 15 things she wants you to know.
Ten songs which provide an overview of Leonard Cohen’s oeuvre, and capture in an accessible way many of the enduring themes that characterise his work: love, loneliness and God.
The song, “Mary's Prayer,” is from the album, Meet Danny Wilson, by the 1980s Scottish rock band, Danny Wilson. Lead singer of the group and the writer of the song is Gary Clark.
Juno Award winners, Dear Rouge are about to embark on a tour. Their new record, "Phases" has been getting great reviews. Danielle McTaggart is interviewed here.
Read about 10 of the best female cellists spanning the last 100 years, including the legendary Jacqueline du Pre, eccentric Angela East, and the astounding young musician, Laura van der Heijden.
Who is this crazy man? Iggy Pop is one wild child. Louder than loud, a man with a real lust for life. Here are some things you may not know about Iggy Pop.
The Neil Young/Pearl Jam ''Mirror Ball'' album is an important album of '90s alternative rock. Let's take another look.
Craig Wayne Boyd is the newest country music star to grace Nashville with some southern flair and lots of charm...
I talk to Rosalyn Dennett about her passion for folk and roots music, how she interprets music and where she finds her inspiration as an artist.
Who is the man behind the band? Alice Cooper is a man who just wants to entertain you. And with a new tour in the works, here are some things you may not know about Alice Cooper.
Bob Dylan's album Blood on the Tracks from 1975 is still considered by many to be one of his very best works. The bewildered folk singer still seems to wonder why! Take a listen and see for yourself.
Who is Mindless Behavior? Who are the members of Mindless Behavior? Who is the oldest member in Mindless Behavior? Find out this info and more.
Probably the most famous '60s nanny after Mary Poppins, Eva Boyd, or Little Eva as she became known, rocketed to fame in 1962 with the catchy, danceable tune "The Loco-Motion".