Happy 65th Birthday to Rush Bassist/Vocalist Geddy Lee!

Happy 65th Birthday to Rush Bassist/Vocalist Geddy Lee!

Rush is a band made up of three next-level musicians: drummer Neil Peart, guitarist Alex Lifeson and bassist/vocalist Geddy Lee. Today, Lee celebrates his 65th birthday. Together, the trio are Canadian legends, having carved their own place in music history with a unique and deliciously challenging style of prog/rock over the years, stepped in mythology, […]

Top 11 Songs About Fictional Characters

Top 11 Songs About Fictional Characters

“I am the Batman. This is my city. At night it belongs to me.” “Batman” by Neal Hefti On first listen, the theme from the Batman TV show seems pretty simple: a jazzy score and the word “Batman” repeated 12 times. But composer Neal Hefti said in TV’s Biggest Hits that it was the hardest […]

Top 11 Songs Featured in ‘The Sopranos’

Top 11 Songs Featured in ‘The Sopranos’

For six unforgettable seasons, creator David Chase made music an integral part of the Emmy Award-winning drama The Sopranos. Mob boss Tony Soprano (the late, great James Gandolfini) was the show’s focus, and Chase used as a musical guide “any song that Tony would be listening to, that he would have on his radio station.” […]

Recap: Incubus Delight the Masses at Hollywood Bowl Hometown Show with Jimmy Eat World and Judah and the Lion

Recap: Incubus Delight the Masses at Hollywood Bowl Hometown Show with Jimmy Eat World and Judah and the Lion

Incubus have come a long way from their roots in Calabasas, California. The Los Angeles suburb in the San Fernando Valley was where the alt/rock group formed in the mid-1990s, before Brandon Boyd and his band mates exploded on the global level thanks to their breakout 1999 album Make Yourself. (Guitarist Michael Einziger recently spoke […]

Rush: ‘2112’ 40th Anniversary Reissue Coming on 12/16 with Covers from Foo Fighters, Alice in Chains, More

Rush: ‘2112’ 40th Anniversary Reissue Coming on 12/16 with Covers from Foo Fighters, Alice in Chains, More

On December 16, a fancy new 40th anniversary reissue of Rush‘s landmark album 2112 will be released. Needless to say, the Canadian prog-rock heroes have quite a package in the works for fans. Live, rare and previously unreleased material will accompany the remastered set, as well as reinterpretations of the album’s classic tracks from the […]

Q&A: Jim McCarty Discusses the Yardbirds’ Legacy

Q&A: Jim McCarty Discusses the Yardbirds’ Legacy

Via such epic singles as Shapes Of Things, Heart Full of Soul, For Your Love, Over Under Sideways Down, Happenings Ten Years Time Ago and others, The Yardbirds made their mark in the ’60s with a sound awash in gritty blues rock swagger. It also didn’t hurt that the band showcased in its ranks three […]

Revenge of the Nerds: Nerf Herder’s ‘Rockingham’ a Solid Return for Unabashedly Nerdy Pop/Punk Band

Revenge of the Nerds: Nerf Herder’s ‘Rockingham’ a Solid Return for Unabashedly Nerdy Pop/Punk Band

As far as pop/punk/alternative bands named after (to some) obscure quotes from the original Star Wars films are concerned, Nerf Herder is a cut above. The Santa Barbara band, which formed in 1994 and reached the apex of their popularity with the theme music to the hit ’90s TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, recently released a new […]

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