This article provides a list of facts and trivia regarding the life of rock and roll guitarist Jimi Hendrix. It also tries to answer the question: How did Jimi Hendrix die?
Jimmy MacCarthy is a leading Irish songwriter. He creates contemporary folk songs that often contain interesting imagery that can be interpreted in several ways.
Celebrate your wild side by customizing a playlist about cowboys, outlaws and dangerous women using these top rock, pop, R&B and country songs.
The best thrash metal guitarists from the legendary Big Four thrash bands shaped a genre and influenced a generation of guitar players.
Fun facts and profile of the most adorable member of BTS, Jimin , and the reasons why he got 'yes' jams!
Wondering exactly what a minuet and trio might be? Find out where the musical form originates, what a trio really is, and how the whole thing is put together.
The Barber of Seville, Pagliacci, Falstaff, and A Masked Ball are popular Italian operas. In this article I include a synopsis of each opera and some of its music.
This article is all about one of the Beatles most covered songs 'Blackbird' Here are some of the best cover versions of it with accompanying videos.
Stormspell Records found a 1986 tape by a lost band possibly known as "Steel Assassin." All attempts to locate them have come up empty. Maybe you can help solve this Heavy Metal Mystery!
Some of the best country songs ever made are male/female duets. There is something inherently powerful about the way these songs blend both voices and perspectives to create a relatable narrative.
These female idols are popular for being the best rappers of their group. Find out our talented queens of rap in the world of K-pop music.
15 of the very best Scottish Punk Rock bands. Raw, vicious and even chart superstars with uncompromising lyrics, loud music and hard-core principles from the Caledonian crews of rasping guitar.
Love hip-hop but don't know how to share it? Or maybe you're curious about the genre yourself? These five are good introductions to what hip-hop has to offer.
Japanese popular music (or, J-pop) has been evolving since its humble beginnings as covers of Western jazz songs. Come take a look at the history of the second largest music industry in the world.
Kendrick and Cole are great rappers but weak poets. To be revolutionary and live up to their potential, both artists, and hip-hop at large, need to craft more relevant and directed messages.
This article is about the best Korean Musical Dramas. These should help you understand the role of music in our lives. Moreover, these dramas will show how music connects us to other people.
A look at Mozart's most popular songs, overtures, symphonies, and piano concerto movements. Find out which pieces of his music have stood the test of time and continue to be popular today.
What's a 'Hair Metal' song? Hair Metal is a genre of music inhabited by 1980s glam rock stars who spend as much or more time on hair & make-up than on writing their music. While being labeled a hair band definitely has negative connotations,...
Using a combination of written program notes and explanatory videos that include musical examples, this article prepares the reader to listen to a performance of Bartók’s “Dances in Bulgarian Rhythm” with informed and detailed insight.
The 10 best dubstep songs by ten artists, each providing their own take on the sound: from remixes of popular songs to original pieces, starting with Skrillex's Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites.
Some examples of soul line dances include: the wobble, cupid shuffle, cha cha slide, zydeco slide, biker's shuffle, and booty call.
This article is a countdown of the 50 most important, successful, and influential Japanese metal bands of all time.
England has a rich collection of traditional folk songs. This article includes performances of four songs and describes the interesting background of the music.
It's one of the "princes of punk"'s biggest hits, but what exactly are blink-182 singing about in "I Miss You"?
Nirvana is the name of one of the most famous and influential rock bands of the 20th Century. The band is famous for its grunge and punk sound, heavy drums, interesting riffs and poetic lyrics. The band consisted of Kurt Cobain, Dave Grohl and Krist...
What is the meaning of Dark Side of the Moon? What are the themes and ideas that thematically unite Pink Floyd's timeless album together? The exploration starts here.
This is the story about an am radio hit from 1963 called Sukiyaki that reached the top of the Billboard charts that year. This sad song has a connection to one of the worst air disasters ever.
For anyone who grew up in this era, this collection of silly songs is sure to bring back many memories.
Find the best sad songs of Indian cinema. This page lists more than 200 sad and emotional songs that you can save for your collection, sorted by decade.
Ten KPOP female idols who are naturally beautiful and was showered with talents. Who do you think are these multi-talented idols?
Here are ten country songs that I think don't suck. Grab a PBR and get listenin'! (Seriously, don't get a PBR. They're nasty. Try a Rolling Rock instead?)
A photo essay that also offers an interpretation of Rammstein's Frühling in Paris. All lyrics copyright of Rammstein.
A few classical music fun facts. Maybe they will spark an interest or maybe they are just a bit of trivia to lighten your moodl
Here's a list of the most successful and best-selling Kpop male and female groups ever (as of 2016).
These female idols are the pride of their group for being the best vocalist. Find out who's our top 10 K-pop female vocalists from popular girl groups.
2017 was a great year for the blues. As it draws to a close, here are my picks for the best blues albums that came out. It's wonderful to see artists old and new putting out great music.
A comprehensive list of the top 25 traditional Irish, Welsh, Celtic, and Scottish tunes and artists complete with song samples.
A list of my 10 favorite romantic bachata songs with videos and English translations. Featuring modern popular bachata hits from Romeo Santos, Prince Royce, Karlos Rose, Toby Love & Leslie Grace!
Pop, rock, country, hip hop, and R&B music are full of songs about stalkers, creepy people, and obsessive love. How many of these songs do you know?
Kendrick is one of the latest generation's most prominent voices. If you like the Top Dawg emcee's catalog, you may enjoy these rappers who all bear some type of sonic resemblance to Kendrick Lamar.
Idol groups such as Girls' Generation and Super Junior are all the rage in the K-Pop scene, but some of the most enduring giants of Korean pop are solo artists. Here are a few you won't want to miss.
The '90s was a productive decade for music that produced many great artist and bands across vast genres, including alternative music.
A non-traditional list of the all-time-best jazz songs, including music created by artists who don't necessarily fit into the purist's definition of the genre.
"Awaken, My Love!" was released tonight, and it begs the question: Where have you been all our lives?
Exile was a two-edged sword for the South African musicians who left their homeland for the freedom of Europe and the United States. This is a selection of some of the finest albums to come out of the greaat South African jazz diaspora
Compiling the list of the 100 greatest neo soul songs of all time was much more difficult than I originally imagined. First, the issue of what is neo soul arises. I think neo soul is a sound, a mood if you will. I believe you don't have to be a neo...
Famous German Composers of Classical Music - Biographies and videos to showcase the work of Beethoven, Bach, Wagner, and others greats from history.
Ice Cube's history as a hypocritical rapper and his harmful legacy. Many who have worked about him only have negative things to say, here are the top five Ice Cube disses from famous gangsters.
Read about great female pianists, Kathryn Stott, Mitsuko Uchida, Angela Hewitt, Maria Joao Pires, Marta Argerich, Alicia de Larrocha and some wonderful pianists from a bygone age like Lili Kraus.
Did you know that much of what people call "classical music" technically isn't Classical? Knowing the periods of classical music can make it easier to find music you like when shopping for classical music. Here's a brief overview of the different periods of music that typically fall into what people refer to as classical music.
Famous Italian Composers of Classical Music - Biographies and videos demonstrate the history of Italian music, and the works of Verdi, Vivaldi, and others.
As selected by Click2Connect, Imagine Dragon's "Radioactive" has been selected as song of the week for August 18 - August 24, 2013. Enjoy!
Famous Russian Composers of Classical Music - Historical biographies and videos to showcase the music of Borodin, Tchaikovsky, Stravinsky, and others.
This is a list and brief description of 10 male rock musicians who are still going strong even as they age. They have had influential careers and their careers have lasted since the 1960s and 70s.
Are you familiar with any of the Japanese boy bands today? If not, I will introduced to you my top 10 list, compiled based on the groups' popularity on social media and my personal preferences.
All you need to know, in detail, about Mozart's 'Symphony No.40 in G Minor', for Edexcel's Music GCSE.
In this article I will take you through the different stylistic trends and eras of visual kei in relation to Japanese metal music.
Composers inspired by the sea. Britten, Wagner, Debussy, Elgar, Delius, Ravel, Alkan and Mendelssohn all wrote with the sea in mind amid storms, calm seas, the waves and from the sea shore.
Ten Songs For A 50’s Sock Hop Ladies, whip out your poodle skirt, saddle shoes, and bobby socks. Gentlemen, get your letter sweater out, white socks, and dungarees, it’s time for a sock hop! A sock hop is a great way to get your friends...
According to the Concise Oxford English Dictionary (Revised Edition 2006) jazz is "a type of music of Black American origin characterised by improvisation, syncopation, and a regular rhythm, and typically played on brass and woodwind instruments" and the origin of the word itself is given as "early 20th Century: of unknown origin."
This is a list of my favorite popular tropical "on 1" salsa songs that are fun and exciting. I love to dance and listen to these songs! There are songs for beginners, intermediate and advanced dancers
The Dead Kennedys, Beatles, Alice in Chains... These bands ruled the Anti-Establishment scene a couple decades ago. But who are today's biggest system opposing bands?
This article suggests a list of the ten greatest rock bands of all time and provides a short biography of each group, as well as photos and videos.
All current American popular musical styles, from rock to hip-hop, to bluegrass, can trace their origins to traditional African musical styles introduced by American slaves.
Wales is a country with a wonderful musical heritage. Folk and traditional songs are an important and enjoyable part of this heritage and of Welsh culture. The country is known internationally for its vocal music, singers, and choirs.
Who are the prettiest and most talented KPOP female idols? Explore this detailed list to find out which girl is your favorite.
Ozzy Osbourne knows how to pick a guitarist. Here’s a list of some of the guitar legends he’s toured and recorded with through the years.
Make your own playlist using the best collection of done-me-wrong songs in country music. No one knows the heartache of lying, cheating, two-timing, and sweet revenge like country music does!
On 1993's "Edge of Thorns," progressive metal titans Savatage replaced longtime screamer Jon Oliva with new vocalist Zak Stevens. The result was one of the finest albums of their long career.
Here is a list of the most important guitar players in the history of rock. These are the guitarists who inspired millions to pick up the instrument and make their own marks in the music world. Every great guitarist had their own influential hero, and chances are it was one of these players.
Beethoven's musical output can be divided into three different periods. These are the early, middle, and late periods. Each corresponds chronologically with his life and each has its own distinct sound. Focusing on the early period this article looks at how Beethoven began to rise up and became the greatest composer of his time.
Afrobeat and Juju highlife music is a widely celebrated type of music in West Africa characterized with the use of western music instruments blended with local drums and Jazzy horns.
The Rammstein song "Sonne" explained and interpreted. I also look at the video and their live performance of the song.
For all of you emo/indie loving music fanatics.. Or just.. you people in general.. haha I've compiled a list of the best rock, alternative, and indie love songs. "Endless Love" and "Truly, Madly, Deeply" are classics but for you rock lovers, this is...
Since the release of the double Use Your Illusion albums, the public waited 17 years for an album of new material from Guns N' Roses. Chinese Democracy fits perfectly inside the GNR legacy.
The message and songs from the hippie era carry on today with artists from a new generation. Popular music from the late 60's and early 70's.
A diverse collection of the top ten best cha-cha songs ranging from slow to fast, and serious to playful, perfect for beginners or more advanced dancers! Enjoy the drama and passion of cha-cha!
This article is an in-depth biography of the career of Mike Bloomfield, one of the greatest blues guitarists of all time.
Eminem has 8 studio albums as a solo artists in his catalog. Which one is the best? Slim Shady's 8 studio albums as a solo artist - ranked in order from worst to best.
These male K-Pop idols are not just handsome, but can be pretty and beautiful as well. Find out who they are!
This article suggests a list of the 10 Best California Rock Bands of All Time. Each band must have started its career in California and be known primarily as a rock and roll band.
Jazz was born out of the pain of slavery and the clash between the cultures of West Africa and the Protestant ethos of the Southern states of the United States. This is a first article in a series looking at the history of jazz through an examination of its many genres.
This list of the 10 sexiest bachata songs. They will get you fired up and in the mood for dancing some super passionate bachata with that special someone!
The four members of KISS took a massive gamble when they all released solo albums on the same day in September 1978. Instead of platinum success, it was the beginning of the end for the original band.
A look at one of the most influential pop duos in history. How they came together and drifted apart only to reunite every decade or so after and their enduring appeal of more than 50 years.
This is the absolute best website to find facts about the band that are bizarre and true. Created by a fan for the enjoyment of fans. Including rare songs and an explanation of their origin.
The 1960s was an exciting but dangerous era. The Vietnam War and fight for civil rights were tearing the U.S. apart. This article suggests a meaning of "Let's Get Together" by the Youngbloods.
The popularity of K-Pop is tremendously rising every day. There are many K-Pop girl groups, but the following top 10 bands are considered to be the most popular in the K-Pop world in 2018.
Enjoy 15 of the best heavy rock bands from the nation which literally sparked the inspiration for 'Smoke on the Water'.
Many composers love the outdoors and the sound of birds. Article on birdsong in classical music. Cuckoo, hen, lark, bobolink, red cardinal, quail, nightingale, oriole and exotic species all here.
These male idols are popular for being the best rappers of their group. Find out the boys who are talented rappers in the world of K-pop music.
Malaika song is probably the most renowned love ballad to have come out of Africa. It is a sad story about a young man whose love for his dream girl could not happen because he was poor.
As K-Pop ramps up for a worldwide popularity explosion, you'll want to be on the cutting edge. Here are 10 K-Pop boy bands you should know about.
Fun facts and profile of BTS member, J-hope (Jung Hoseok) and the things you should know about the sunshine vitamin of the group.
This article lists good music to help you sleep from the chill-out and ambient genres, with great examples of relaxing music that will help you fall asleep.
The Blues is alive! These 10 brilliant, but very different, contemporary blues artists showcase the great energy and diversity of styles within the modern blues genre.
"Infestation" was Ratt's first studio album since 1999 and their finest release since the glory days of the early 1980s. Unfortunately the reunion didn't last long.
The late 1980s and early '90s were an exciting era for me. I spent six years going to clubs and warehouse parties - the illegal "raves". It was more than just music - it was a way of life.
This article provides excerpts and details from five of the meanest, harshest, and the most unsympathetic reviews of Classical composers that are viewed as geniuses today.
UK Garage is one of the UK's best-loved genres of dance music. The top 10 UK garage songs, featuring artists such as Disclosure, T2, Double 99, and many more.
Here are some of the best Italian Alternative Rock bands. Some bands are hard to categorise in any language. The Italian music scene is no different and many groups will produce quite unique music.
Synthwave (the new one, not the old one) is growing in popularity, from movie soundtracks to YouTube hits. But what is it? Read on to find out.
This article contains a recording of each movement from Robert Schumann’s “Carnaval” along with brief notes for each movement that form a listening guide. A printable file of the notes is included for free distribution wherever the “Carnaval” is performed.
After you have gone through this list, it will be clear to you that a piano sonata can be a lot of different things - for instance a short, four-minute, one movement piece; or a five movement work of epic proportions. is. This hub is intended as an overview of some of the most important sonata composers and some of their masterworks.
Includes embedded videos, text and translations, general remarks about each piece and specific listening guides. Learn to love Renaissance choral music (no prior knowledge required)!
KPOP idols are mostly known for their looks and talent, but did you know that there are many of them who deserve recognition for their brains?
Some Christian songs are just cool. For example, the remake of Jesus is Just Alright by DC Talk and Stomp by Kirk Franklin. These are fun songs that can really get you in a great mood.
Stormspell Records presents "The End of All Ends," a collection of long-lost tracks by the cult Swedish power/thrash metal band Detest.
Japan’s idol industry is thriving, and while there are copycats among them, there are also idol groups who managed to come up with unique or weird concepts. Here are 10 of them.
Deadmau5 (aka Joel Zimmerman) is one of the world's most recognized and admired producers of electro, techno, dubstep, and house music. Here's a list of his ten best songs. Listen and enjoy!
Complete guitar lesson of the jazz standard, Misty song. CHORD CHART, MELODY, GUITAR MODES BREAKDOWN, CHORD-MELODY ARRANGEMENT. HIGH QUALITY, ACCURATE transcriptions (with tab), and videos.
Intrumentals may not have been the biggest musical influence in the 1980's but there were some notable exceptions. Experience instrumental hits of the 80's here.
Deep house (not electronic or progressive) began in the early 80s and combines elements of Chicago house with jazz and soul music. These artists, like Huxley and Scuba, have an underground following.
Duran Duran has a lot of hit songs, but they've had plenty more that have flown under the radar and should be noticed. Here is my Top 10 List of Duran Duran song you've probably never heard of, but really should listen to.
These male idols are the pride of their group for being the best vocalist. Find out who's our top 10 K-pop male vocalists from popular boy groups.
Do a search for “The Blues,” you will get a list of dead guys. This might lead one to believe that the The Blues is music of the past. Wrong. The Blues is alive, and so are these blues musicians.
Do you want to play piano like Nodame, but are having trouble finding all the sheet music? Here is a collection of the featured piano music in the anime and live-action drama Nodame Cantabile.
This article is about the early history of the symphony in western classical music. Beginning in Italy and continuing through Haydn, early symphony composers opened the door for future composers that would become synonymous with the genre.
An Analysis & proposed meaning of "Tennessee Whiskey", written in 1980 by Dean Dillon and Linda Hargrove, but was most recently recorder by Chris Stapleton in 2015. The song feat
"Hallelujah" was the first song I heard by the late Jeff Buckley and everything still stands still for me in that moment back in 2002. I remember sitting in my friend's basement bedroom, completely confused about who I wanted to be and...
Rigoletto is a popular opera composed by Giuseppe Verdi. In this article I discuss the opera's history, plot, and leading characters. I also include some of its lovely music.
A list of 14 great Italian Indie Rock bands . Presenting the lighter side of Italian guitar-fuelled rock. Here you will find a chaotic melange of Pop, Rock, Punk, Grunge, Garage and whatever else.
Madonna and Cyndi Lauper appeared on the music scene around the same time. Both were huge but their singing careers took very different paths. Why did Madonna succeed while Cyndi failed?
Just like many other music fans, Kurt Cobain liked to make lists. Here is 50 albums that he felt influenced Nirvana. We will profile 8 of these albums in detail.
KISS' 1998 album "Psycho Circus" was the first new studio album in almost twenty years by the reunited original band... but did it live up to the hype?
2003's "St. Anger" is considered to be Metallica's worst album. In 2015, two fans recorded their own version of the disc (with better production) in hopes that people might give it another try.
Read about composers' visions of travel. Ravel, Mahler, Honegger, Offenbach, Vaughan Willliams , Jan Sandström and John Adams all composed pieces based on a form of transport, boats, bikes, locomotives and aeroplanes, and of course, feet.
K-Pop boy groups continually gain new fans all over the world. So let us look at the top 10 most handsome, hottest, prettiest, adorable, popular and simply unforgettable K-Pop male idols!
K-Pop music is already immensely popular in Asia and is rapidly gaining popularity worldwide. Here are 10 K-Pop girl groups you should know about.
A look at one of the greatest music videos of all time: Johnny Cash: "Hurt". Includes interview clips with Rick Rubin, Trent Reznor, and Mark Romanek, who all played a part in putting together this incredibly moving and unforgettable piece of work.
Pitbull has managed to have a very successful career despite criticism that he isn't talented. So, how did he do it?
Find out the most handsome, most popular, most successful, and most talented maknae (youngest member) of K-Pop boy groups!
If you think there's no good music today, you aren't looking hard enough. Here are a few musicians making music today that may even satisfy people spoiled by the great music they grew up with.
Folk and acoustic tunes tend to be well written, full of rich and touching lyrical content, that can add a nostalgic touch to the tone of your wedding. Check out these ten great songs!
Here's a list of my favorite ten Latin Zumba songs (some featuring Beto Perez) to listen and dance to. They are sure to get you pumped and excited about dancing Zumba, I guarantee it!
The famous diss track. Something that has become a big part of rap. Countless rappers have dissed countless rappers on songs, but if there's one man who's the best at it, you know who it is. Eminem. I'm going to be counting down the king of diss...
From classic rock through to thrash, power, speed, and even melodic death metal, fired from the axes of these Germanic hordes of hard licks and loud guitars. The best of German Heavy Rock.
Beethoven's musical output can be divided into three different periods. These are the early, middle, and late periods. Each corresponds chronologically with his life and each has its own distinct sound. Focusing on the middle period this article looks at the music that Beethoven wrote, that has since become his most popular.
Fun facts and profile of the cutest and most handsome member of BTS, V (Kim Taehyung) and why he is one of the most charming K-Pop male idols of today.
The 90s and 00s in J-pop were some of the fastest changing and most monumental times in Japan's history. Here are the nine Japanese (and one Korean) women who answered the call to legendary genius.
Pop radio has become very diverse with indie music, folk pop, rhythm and blues and pop rock. Traditional guitar rock, which has been in decline for years, has yet to make a comeback.
There is a mystery surrounding the composition of Adagio in G Minor for Organ and Strings. Who really composed one of the most hauntingly beautiful pieces ever written?
Beethoven's musical output can be divided into three different periods. These are the early, middle, and late periods. Each corresponds chronologically with his life and each has its own distinct sound. Focusing on the late period this article looks at the music that Beethoven wrote that was his most ambitious, and was written while he was completely deaf.
It seems in every genre of music, there is a type which is not mainstream and yet isn't Underground; maybe fringe, but, at any rate, defies most categories. In Rock, it seems, Grunge fits into this class: Not exactly hardcore metal and definitely...
Weather you are new to K-pop or a seasoned fan, one of the most common questions asked is "What is the difference between a main vocal and lead vocal in K-pop?" What is a sub Vocal?" What do they do? In the K-pop School Series I go into detail about these aspects of K-pop. Please watch the Youtube video, and subscribe to my channel for more information on K-pop. The hub is an extension of these web episodes!
The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame has caused much debate over who is excluded. Here is a list of 15 artists that deserve to be considered for inclusion.
Electronic house music: electro house, with its heavy drops and mind-blowing synth. These are the top 10 artists, from Swedish House Mafia to Deadmau5 to Knife Party.
Rock 'n' roll has long been dominated by men, especially hard rock and heavy metal, but over the last couple of decades, women have taken a bigger and bigger role in the music scene. Here we take a look at the powerful and lovely ladies of rock 'n' roll.
STRYPER released their 12th studio album, entitled "God Damn Evil," in 2018. In honor of their 30+ years of rockin' for the Rock, here are 25 fascinating facts about these Christian metal pioneers.
Julie Fowlis is a popular Scottish folk singer and musician. She generally sings in Gaelic and is involved in collecting the traditional songs of the Hebrides.
Great pop music from Auld Caledonia managed to break through, or even make a comeback, in the final decade of the 2oth century. Here are 10 of the best Scottish Indie Pop bands of the 1990s.
The classical music genre includes some lovely music about mothers. Sharing a playlist of these pieces and listening to them is a great way to honor and celebrate motherhood.
I haven't heard from this band since 2014 after their short two year climb to music stardom. I started to wonder where this very talented, and unique band had disappeared to. This is a re-introduction
This unavailable material pre dating the 2000's decade from Nirvana provides a further glimpse into the genius of Kurt Cobain.
Traditional Igbo musical instruments are vibrant and interesting. made out from local materials such as tree trunks, logs, animal skin and pots. they produce a unique sound
A beginner fan's guide to identifying which twin is which in the canadian indie pop duo Tegan and Sara!
Jeff Buckley is probably most well-known for his cover of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah." But he also has an entire discography of equally stellar songs. Here's 10 of Jeff Buckley's best songs.
Avicii, a musician, artist, DJ, and producer, died at 28 years old. Who was he and what contributed to his early demise?
Ten female country music singers who had a brief glimpse of stardom before fading from the county music charts. Bios, videos, trivia, photos, links and more!
It may be hard to believe, but Metallica's now-legendary debut album, KILL'EM ALL, will be 35 years old in 2018. Here are some memories of the first time I heard this genre-defining album.
The great Peter Frampton has given us lots of memorable music, and most of it was played on a Gibson Les Paul. His most famous one was a gift. It was lost, but now it has been found again. Here's the rest of the story.
This beloved folk song about a little boy and his imaginary dragon named Puff was released by the folk trio Peter, Paul and Mary in 1963.
Queensryche's split with original vocalist Geoff Tate was one of the most bizarre rock dramas in recent memory. Let's find out how it all went down and how it was resolved.
Hip-hop is more than a music genre, it is a culture that has shaped America over the past three decades. Read more to find out how hip-hop has influenced society in the United States.
Here is a look at ten of the most beautiful movements of Beethoven's music. This article comes highly recommended to people looking to expand their listening knowledge of Beethoven's music or Classical Music in general. Video/listening examples provided.