We need to take a journey back in time to when legends were born and songs became anthems of a generation
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.
Pia - American Idol? Pia Toscano is the beautiful young singer who came ninth on the recent tenth season of American Idol, despite the fact she'd been largely expected to win. Proving that the talent show route isn't a safe or easy option when it comes to a lasting music career. Not that paying your dues in tiny venues and hoping for a break is exactly a barrel of epic funtime. She's got the voice and the looks to match - but what does the future hold for Pia Toscano?
From the original top-charters like Big Bang and 2NE1 to the current heartthrobs like BTS, EXO, Got7, and many more, k-pop is taking the world by storm, proving once again the power of music.
Kimbra's "Good Intent" music video excels in the way it portrays and conveys relationship nuance with artistic finesse and symbolism. Explore the deep meaning and analysis of this song and video.
Was Cream the greatest rock band ever? There is a strong case, but that's for you to decide. Regardless, this trio of virtuoso musicians changed rock music forever.
Adored by many and falsely credited for "inventing" metal, these bands brought the genre to the low, overly commercialized pandering place it is in currently, riddled with tropes and cliches.
Read through the night with John Field, Chopin, Debussy, Ravel, Manuel de Falla, Britten, Rossini and Mozart and Schönberg. On the way visit gardens, sirens and lovers working out a painful relationship, tolling bells and evening sunsets and a bit of light entertainment fit for a soirée.
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.
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.
The last ice age finished around 11,700 years ago and when you think of ice, what comes to mind? Read about composers who have been inspired by ice: Prokoviev, Schubert, Vaughan Williams, Waldteufel, Purcell, Peter Maxwell Davies, Terje Isungset and George Fenton.
The Beatles, the Rolling Stones, the Kinks, and the Who are the most popular acts associated with this era. But, what other bands flourished during this time?
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.
Originally scheduled for a 1996 release, KISS' grunge-flavored "Carnival of Souls: The Final Sessions" album was shelved in favor of a reunion of the original band.
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!
I talked to retrowave producer Pat DiMeo about how he first became interested in synth-based music, how he creates new music, and where he thinks the retrowave scene is headed in the future.
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.
Whether home-grown or from the world diaspora, here are 15 of the very best of Palestinian Hip-Hop artists. Inspired by the great US rap artists and their own musical culture.
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.
This is a list of classic rock bands that never cracked the top forty, but are certainly worth a listen!
Lovely Christmas songs can be found in the early music genre and in the music of more recent times. Twelve of these songs are discussed and sung in this article.
Sometimes the meaning behind a hit song's lyrics can get lost in translation. Here is a list of 12 songs whose meanings we completely got wrong, either because we didn't fully grasp the lyrics or because we took the song at face value.
The orchestration of Mussorgsky's "Pictures At An Exhibition" has become one of Ravel's most popular works, yet most people are unaware of the original solo piano version's stark, brooding character, which was unadorned by the trappings of the brilliance of Ravel's indulgent instrumentation.
Lana Del Rey has released four full-length LPs during her career. But, what about her unreleased music? Many of her unreleased songs are brilliant, as well. Here are 10 of her very best unreleased songs.
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.
Explore some of the works for violin and orchestra that carry descriptive titles and involve extra-musical narratives.
Rap Beats or Hip Hop beats are easy to make with beatmakers when you follow a few simple rules. Let’s explore what makes up a hip hop beat and exactly how it's made...
This article is an introduction to the comic opera form as done so masterfully by the late Gilbert and Sullivan. This is a form of opera that can be enjoyed even by people who can't stand traditional "grand opera."
Every now and then someone new comes on the scene and gets everyone talking. Right now that person is the rapper Cardi B. She is in the spotlight, but not many people know much about her other than her music.
In the 80s punk started to move in different directions. Hardcore, Psychobilly and more! Here is a list of the 10 best punk albums of the 80s.
Some '80s bands faded away as the decade came to a close. Others are still around and performing. These '80s bands had a major impact on my life.
Formed in 1981, Loudness is the best known Heavy Metal band from Japan. They're mainly remembered in the U.S. for their hit "Crazy Nights," from 1985's Thunder in the East album.
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 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.
I present to you 28 reasons to love country music. You might already be a fan, considering being a fan or detest the tunes. Either way I hope you consider my reasons.
Four chords have taken over the pop music industry. Is it a new fad and a damaging sight or successful common knowledge that has taken artists to the top 100?
You already know the songs. You know about the crazy outfits, the hair, the big stages, the lights, the dry ice and the blink-and-you-missed-it edits. But did you ever notice all of the spinning?
This article explores my adventures in interviewing synthpop artists. It explains how I got started as an interviewer on the topic and why I fell in love with it.
Scotland and Ireland have a rich musical heritage. It's interesting and very enjoyable to explore traditional folk songs from the two countries.
Check out 7 of the best rock guitar albums. These are the essential masterpieces that changed music and influenced millions of guitarists.
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,...
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.
Read about what tragedies befell some of our most treasured composers - Purcell, Dvorak, Alban Berg, Weber, Bizet, Arriaga and Felix and Fanny Mendelssohn.
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.
An easy classical guitar study by Aguado with standard notation, guitar tablature, audio demo and study notes for learners
In 1988 the avant-garde black/thrash metal band Celtic Frost released "Cold Lake" - a bizarre attempt to jump on the glam-metal band wagon. The band probably wishes this one would stay forgotten!
Intrumentals may not have been the biggest musical influence in the 1980s but there were some notable exceptions. Experience instrumental hits of the '80s here.
Kiss' Music From the Elder has long had a reputation as being one of the worst albums by the band. In Fact, it's actually a surprisingly progressive and fulfilling record that shouldn't be missed.
Play this easy classical guitar duet with a partner or with either part in the audio track. Standard notation, guitar tab and separated stereo audio tracks are included.
In this article I will take you through the different stylistic trends and eras of visual kei in relation to Japanese metal music.
Here is a top ten list of hit radio songs that shockingly didn't claim the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
"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...
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.
Two-Tone music has energy, dance,fun, ska,reggae,a pinch of punk and a sniff on new wave. Here are the best 10 Two-Tone songs with some cracking videos to enjoy.
Filipinos always express happiness, victory, sadness and mourning through songs, particularly the Kundiman. They did it then, they are doing it now, so the Kundiman will stay forever in our hearts.
Ugly Kid Joe's second full length release, MENACE TO SOBRIETY, is an excellent album that unfortunately was released in 1995, when interest in hard rock/metal was at an all time low.
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.
Miku Hatsune, one of Japan's most beloved pop stars, is not real. She is one of many Vocaloids, a synthesizer software that uses the vocals of a real singer to produce a realistic voice. This software could change the face of the music business. Are we looking at a future of android musicians?
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
Siren is a cult 1980s heavy metal band from Florida. Their new release "Up From the Depths" is a 2-disc collection of vintage album cuts, demo & unreleased tracks and four new songs.
With a musical career spanning twenty years, Britney Spears has released nine studio albums, six of which topped the charts. Let's delve into the first half of her everlasting career and take a look at the albums that made her a star.
My top 5 favorite Ska Punk bands of all time, along with descriptions of each and my favorite album.
While the raucous sound of Jimi Hendrix's lead guitar playing is still celebrated, the deeper ballads of Hendrix serve to tell the whole story of Jimi.
The late '60s and early '70s witnessed a musical explosion, first in Britain, then in America. As a result, there were many talented bands that just couldn't nail down the big break.
In 1971, CCR's Tom Fogerty left the band he helped form to find his own voice in music. But would the public listen?
The charts are filled with music by so called one-hit wonders, a surprising number of which went all the way to number one.
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.
Man has been able to create fire for at least a million years. Read about how composers of classical music have written music inspired by fire, including Debussy, Beethoven, Manuel de Falla, Shostakovich, Haydn, Prokoviev, Handel and Stravinsky.
I don't know anyone who doesn't dream in their sleep or have dreams they want to achieve. Read about composers who have taken inspiration from dreams: Debussy, Liszt, Berlioz, Takemitsu, Ravel and Giles Farnaby.
With styles ranging from pop, hip-hop, rap, and blues, K-pop definitely has something for you. But, because most of its lyrics are in Korean, most of us don't understand the meaning behind these amazing songs.
Via email, I talked to Friendly Timo/The Fair Attempts about how he came to make synth-based music, his approach to the creative process and his upcoming "Carnal Insect" album.
With a famous reputation for glamour and fashion and all things exotic the country of Italy has also produced much beautiful music. Here is a collection of famous female vocalists from the country who would come under a fairly broad definition of Rock music.
Taylor Swift's seventh studio album Lover was released on August 23, and is a love letter to her beau and true love Joe Alwyn. It is easily her most romantic and dreamy album yet, and features many sweet ballads and empowering anthems. This is my honest review of the album and its 18 tracks.
This unavailable material pre dating the 2000's decade from Nirvana provides a further glimpse into the genius of Kurt Cobain.
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.
"Blame It on the Bossa Nova" was a hit for Eydie Gormé in 1963. This catchy pop tune is a song about bossa nova music or, according to the lyrics, the "dance of love."
KISS has an extensive catalog, so there are a lot of great songs that don't get a lot of attention. Here are 20 songs that don't get the love they deserve.
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.
Famous Austrian Composers of Classical Music - Historical biographies and videos to showcase the music of Haydn, Mozart, Schubert, Strauss, and Mahler.
Ever wonder the OneRepublic "Feel again" meaning? Well, you've come to the right place, where Click2Connect can break it all down for you. Enjoy!
Contrary to common belief, there are a lot of hip hop songs that express loneliness and heartbreak. Here are 10 Korean hip hop songs that can be considered as the saddest.
All you need to know, in detail, about Handel's 'And The Glory Of The Lord', for Edexcel's Music GCSE.
Kix's third album, Midnite Dynamite, was released in 1985 and is still considered to be their finest work, but success would continue to elude them for a few more years. The hard working Maryland band is still on the road to this day!
Do the lyrics and video of System of a Down's song "Spiders" from their first album, released in 1998, suggest that we are living in a simulation or Matrix?
The best Enrique Iglesias songs for Bachata, Cha-Cha, Rumba, Bolero, and Samba! This list will give you your Latin Ballroom dancing fix with hit songs by Enrique Iglesias! Perfect for choreography!
After years in the background of the Jackson 5 and having his songwriting skills rejected, Marlon Jackson launched his own solo career in the mid 80s, with surprising results!
In this article I talk to David Peacock about his love for video game music, his creative process and how he recharges his creative batteries.
From crystal clear mountain tarns to the Caspian Sea, lakes have drawn mankind to both appreciate and fear their charms. Read how these composers have been inspired to write about them: Tchaikovsky, Vaughan Williams, Lyadov, Eric Coates, Ola Gjeilo, Alan Hovhaness, Thea Musgrave and Robert Farnon.
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.
Japan's metal scene only truly began to pick up steam after Loudness' debut in 1981. This article discusses 10 instances of Japanese bands playing heavy metal, or styles very close to it, in 1980 or earlier.
Canadian thrashers Piledriver released two albums in the mid '80s and then disappeared. Here's a look back at the mysterious band's cult classic debut, 1985's "Metal Inquisition."
German elements like the sharp blackletter font and the runic umlaut dots were a popular source of visual branding among many seminal heavy metal and hard rock groups in the 1970s and 80s.
This article is an in-depth biography of the career of Mike Bloomfield, one of the greatest blues guitarists of all time.
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.
Radiohead have proven themselves to be the driving forces behind alternative rock music. They are one of the only bands that truly keep their audience guessing. This list of the top ten Radiohead songs is based on each song's popularity, quality, and originality.
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.
Fronted by the legendary King Diamond, Denmark's Mercyful Fate combined haunting melodies and occult-themed lyrics to create an addictive blend of devilish metal that still has no equal.
Warrant sensed change in the air as the Grunge Decade began, so they tried to toughen up their sound with 1992's "Dog Eat Dog" album. Was the experiment successful?
Sergei Prokofiev was a major twentieth-century composer who has left us some beautiful music as a legacy. His compositions were often unusual for his time.
KISS' 20th album, "Monster," was released in October 2012. Did the fire-and-brimstone rockers still "have it?" Your columnist and longtime KISS fanboy takes you directly into the belly of the beast!
Read about composers using snow as their inspiration: Rimsky-Korsakov, Prokofiev, Vaughan Williams, Tchaikovsky, Debussy, Liszt, and the little known Sviridov. They all used snow in different guises to show off their art.
Here are 12 classic punk rock music videos that help chart the evolutionary development of punk rock.
Here is a ranking of the ten best Ozzy Osbourne albums of all time. Find out how great guitarists like Randy Rhoads, Zakk Wylde and Jake E. Lee changed Ozzy’s sound over the years and helped solidify his place as metal’s Prince of Darkness.
On June 7th, San Francisco based shoe gaze/drone rockers Slowness released their latest album "Berths." Here is an interview with band member Geoffrey Scott.
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."
Seattle-based indie rockers, Death Cab for Cutie, have an impressive roster of albums. Some are classics and some are forgettable. In this article, I rank each album and EP from best to worst.
1984's "Animalize" was the second album of KISS' "non-makeup" era, and their first - and last - album to feature guitarist Mark St. John.
The longtime manager of Britney Spears says things are so bad with the singer that she may never perform again. He says she needs to be a civilian for a while.
Folk music has a long history in American culture. Because America is so ethnically diverse, the musical landscape of America is also diverse.
Learn this fingerstyle/ classical guitar arrangement of the Elizabethan dance piece, Kemp's Jig. The score containing both notation and tablature staffs is included along with an audio recording.
These Swedish sleaze merchants morphed from a generic glam-to-the-max band into a high tech, industrial-rock combo over the course of their three studio albums.
Samhain was the Celtic precursor of Halloween. The festival celebrated the last harvest of the year and the nearness of the Otherworld. Today's Samhain often includes music.
1989's "Headless Cross" was the strongest Black Sabbath album in a number of years, but unfortunately for the band, few were listening.
"Until the Light Takes Us" is an engrossing documentary about the wave of Black Metal related crimes that swept through Norway in the early 1990s.
Famous Italian Composers of Classical Music - Biographies and videos demonstrate the history of Italian music, and the works of Verdi, Vivaldi, and others.
Check out the best songs by Motley Crue from some of their top albums. They are one of the most influential glam metal bands of all time, and they paved the way for a decade of memorable music.
Buddy Holly inspired so many of today's rock stars. The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, and so many others were influenced by this phenomenal artist. His music provided the template for some of the best rock songs ever written. Here are some of his best.
This article explores the history and meaning of Queen's 'Bohemian Rhapsody'. It also explains how the song can be viewed as a kind autistic meltdown.
I never gave the Sammy Hagar era of Van Halen a chance when it was current, but I warmed up to it decades later. Better late than never, right?
Avicii, a musician, artist, DJ, and producer, died at 28 years old. Who was he and what contributed to his early demise?
Metallica's now-legendary debut album, KILL'EM ALL, was released in 1983. Here are some memories of the first time I heard this genre-defining album.
"Celtic Kings" is the fifth and final, long-awaited, album by Cederick Forsberg and his merry band of Swedish power/speed metal barbarians.
Souling in order to receive a soul cake is a tradition from the past that was a forerunner of trick-or-treating. The lovely "Soul Cake" song has been recorded by multiple artists.
A photo essay that also offers an interpretation of Rammstein's Frühling in Paris. All lyrics copyright of Rammstein.
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...
Need a talent in your back pocket for a rainy day? How's about the ability to sing Gangnam Style in Korean? Learn how to sing Gangnam Style in Korean (lounge cover) without learning Korean.
Billed as "Black Sabbath Featuring Tony Iommi," 1986's "Seventh Star" album is one of the most misunderstood records in the Sabbath catalog.
A beginner fan's guide to identifying which twin is which in the canadian indie pop duo Tegan and Sara!
Snow Patrol happen to be one of my favourite bands, so I thought I'd compile a list of their 10 best songs. It was a bad idea. I've never had to do anythinng so difficult. But now it's finished and here for you to see.
Everyone has to eat and drink. It's one of life's pleasures, whether a traditional roast dinner with all the trimmings or a vegan Indian spread of many dishes. Classical music with food at its heart by Debussy, Prokofiev, Satie, Strauss, Tchaikovsky, Bach, Mozart, Verdi, and Schubert.
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?
Third Day is a great Christian rock band. Cari Jean lists her favorite Third Day songs which includes Thief, King of Glory, Creed, My Hope is You, I Need a Miracle, and more.
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.
"Cross Purposes," released in 1994, was Black Sabbath's fourth album with lead vocalist Tony Martin.
This is an analysis for Kimbra's "Settle Down" music video. A hub about the meaning in Kimbra's "Settle Down" music video; analysis in Kimbra's "Settle Down" music video; Kimbra's "Settle Down" music video meaning.
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...
New Orleans music lives in its own world. Going back to the Creole Jazz bands that pre-dated Louis Armstrong, music from the Big Easy has continually evolved into the multi-cultural mix of today.
Here’s my ranking of Van Halen’s best albums, from first to worst. If you are discovering Van Halen for the first time this is your roadmap. If you are a longtime fan of the band like I am, vote in the poll and make your opinion heard.
I celebrated Record Store Day 2016 by purchasing five recent titles from Stormspell Records - a tiny but true independent metal label dedicated to keeping the spirit of '80s metal alive!
Portland, Oregon based new wave duo, Camp Crush, are set to release a new EP on May 18th, 2018. Find out what dance moves they are good at, among other things, in this chat with vocalist Jen Deale.
Are you always on the lookout for all things metal? If so, then you'll want to check some of these bands out! They just might change your life.
The writings of the great Soviet violin pedagogue Yuri Yankelevich has for the first time been translated into English and published in the book "The Russian Violin School: The Legacy of Yuri Yankelevich." This article highlights two of his original essays.
Often referred to as "Christian Rock's answer to AC/DC," X-Sinner's debut album still sounds great more than 25 years after its original release.
Even without makeup, our BTS boys always look handsome. Find out their skincare routine and the secret behind their flawless look.
Slayer has long been a legend in Thrash metal music. It's hard to imagine more aggressive guitar-playing. Jeff Hanneman is gone, Gary Holt lives. Both have ESP LTD guitars, and here they are.
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.
I loved the movie Bohemian Rhapsody, but I came out of the cinema saying, "Why didn't they mention X? And why did they gloss over Y?" So here's a short list of things that didn't make it into the movie.
Twisted Sister's Dee Snider struck out on his own in 1992 with a new band called Widowmaker. Their debut "Blood and Bullets" never caught on but it qualifies as a great Forgotten Hard Rock Album.
In an emailed interview, Droid Bishop tells me about his passion for making music, how he creates and how he recharges his creative batteries.
Kick back and enjoy as I introduce you to some talented musicians that entertain folks in Nashville.
A look at the life and career of Jani Lane, former lead singer of the '80s rock band Warrant, who passed away on August 11, 2011.
Released in 1986, "Master of the Metal" was the second album by Messiah Prophet, a Pennsylvania based Christian heavy metal band.
CCR guitarist Tom Fogerty's solo career continued after leaving Fantasy Records in the mid-'70s, facing a changing music scene, numerous trials and tribulations, and finally, his own mortality.
The Ars Nova period in music history began in 14th century France and would lay the groundwork for modern music notation.
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?)
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.
Read about classical music composers depicting morningtime, Ravel, Debussy, Haydn, Elgar, Roussel, Grieg and Delius all taking inspiration in different ways, from Greek classical literature and a painted ceiling to time spent on an orange plantation.
When we talk about great guitarists, the spotlight is often on men. Well, it’s time women got their due. This article showcases the best female guitarists.
Whether you prefer big blooms, heavy scents, or tiny, almost insignificant florets, there is a flower for you. Read about Tchaikovsky, Johann Strauss II, Schumann, Bizet, Delibes, Puccini, Jean Françaix, and other composers who have been inspired to write about flowers.
A long time Dokken fan presents a brief history of the band and examines their extensive catalog of hard rock classics.
So far, 2019 has been a wonderful year for K-pop girl groups. Read on to find out which girl groups are the best of the year!
Eminem has had a lot going recently. From two new albums to dis tracks he has us on our toes. Instead of evolving rap has been devolving and Eminem is not having it. Are Eminem's new projects living up to his legacy?
I've narrowed down the extensive recorded output of the great John Coltrane to ten essential albums that any jazz fan needs to have in their collection.
Top 10 heavy metal Halloween songs. A personal selection of the ten best heavy metal or hard rock songs on a Halloween theme.
The Rammstein song "Sonne" explained and interpreted. I also look at the video and their live performance of the song.
Here are the top ten greatest guitar solos from Tony Iommi, one of the fiercest and most inventive heavy metal guitarists of all time.
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?
Michael Praetorius was a prolific composer of the seventeenth century. His compositions are loved today and his written work about music is a valuable resource.
"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.
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!
Mack the Knife is one of my all time favorite songs. Here is my top Eight list of performers of this song in no particular order.
Passive, aggressive and everything in between, there is rarely a time when wind cannot be detected in the air. Read how composers have been influenced by wind: Chopin, Sibelius, Debussy, Szymanowski, Britten, Takemitsu, Vaughan Williams, John Luther Adams, and Michael Burritt.