Top 11 Arena Rock Songs

Top 11 Arena Rock Songs

“In the ’70s … that’s the era when that was kind of perfected, the whole idea of Arena Rock. In the arena back then you were a little, tiny thing on stage making a great big noise. What really mattered was that sound you were making.” – Lawrence Gowan of Styx “Too Much Time on […]

Premiere: Aree and the Pure Heart Make a Statement with the Earnest ‘Gasoline Heart’

Premiere: Aree and the Pure Heart Make a Statement with the Earnest ‘Gasoline Heart’

Aree and the Pure Heart hail from Atlanta, Georgia, and are preparing for big things. The band’s creative force, vocalist/guitarist Aree Ogir, recently inked a deal with Wiretap Records in Los Angeles to release his debut LP later this summer, after making some noise with his 2015 debut Heartstrings EP. The first song unveiled from […]

Top 11 Songs From Girl Groups

Top 11 Songs From Girl Groups

“Given that there was that era of girl group music and it’s still very popular, but I think if you looked at the chart from that time you would see many more men on it. Because the industry, they were catering to young girls. I mean, that’s what they thought their audience was.” – Lesley […]

Record Store Day 2018 Including Releases from Linkin Park, U2, Grateful Dead, Bruce Springsteen and Many More

Record Store Day 2018 Including Releases from Linkin Park, U2, Grateful Dead, Bruce Springsteen and Many More

On Saturday, April 21, record stores and music retailers around the country will host the 2018 edition of Record Store Day — and it’ll include some very special limited edition releases from some really big acts. This includes Linkin Park, who will release their compilation One More Light Live, which was released in honor of […]

Top 11 Hit Songs That Were Recorded Live

Top 11 Hit Songs That Were Recorded Live

“Mony Mony” by Billy Idol “Mony Mony” was a 1968 hit for Tommy James and received renewed attention when Billy Idol recorded a version that reached No. 7 on the Billboard dance chart in 1981. In his autobiography Dancing With Myself, Idol explains the song’s attraction. “That song has always had special significance to me. I […]

Get Festive with Little Steven’s New Video for His Ramones Cover ‘Merry Christmas (I Don’t Want to Fight Tonight)’

Get Festive with Little Steven’s New Video for His Ramones Cover ‘Merry Christmas (I Don’t Want to Fight Tonight)’

Little Steven, otherwise known as accomplished songwriter/guitarist/member of the E. Street Band Steven Van Zandt, recently premiered a new holiday song, “Merry Christmas (I Don’t Want to Fight Tonight)”. The tune, combining Van Zandt with the Disciples of Soul, is an updated rendition of a classic rockin’ holiday anthem from Ramones, and now the song […]

Top 11 Songs Performed By Women

Top 11 Songs Performed By Women

“Men make angry music and it’s called rock and roll; Women include anger in their vocabulary and suddenly they’re angry and militant.” – Ani DiFranco Note: Obviously, selecting 11 songs performed by female songwriters/singers leaves out countless similarly deserving titles — so feel free to leave a comment below with any we omitted that you’d […]

Jet’s Chris Cester on ‘Get Born’ and ‘Shine On’ Reissues and Reuniting to Open for Bruce Springsteen

Jet’s Chris Cester on ‘Get Born’ and ‘Shine On’ Reissues and Reuniting to Open for Bruce Springsteen

In 2003, the songs “Are You Gonna Be My Girl” and “Rollover DJ” were everywhere. Consisting of lead guitarist Cameron Muncey, bassist Mark Wilson, and brothers Nic and Chris Cester on vocals/rhythm guitar and drums, respectively, Jet were a breath of fresh air. After a few, interminable years of droning, shoegazing rock from the likes […]

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