It seems as though the new trend in music is to release 'lost tracks' from performers that have passed decades before. I'm not sure what to think of this; although I get excited when I hear that Freddie Mercury's lost Queen production is finally going to be available to the public, I can't help but wonder if it's music that was MEANT to be lost by the performer. By that, what I mean is: these are tracks put together, then scrapped by the artist. Whether it didn't go with their direction, or it didn't meet their standards, it was music that was not meant to be heard with their name attached to it at the time of the musician's life (this also happened recently with Michael Jackson). I would imagine someone taking rough vocals, producing them in their own way, and releasing them without the artist's consent is much like some creep taking pictures of you at a beach, then publishing them.
At any rate, here's the link for details on Queen's upcoming release ft. Freddie Mercury
Last night, the Eels were in St. Paul for a concert, and who shows up? Former Journey lead singer Steve Perry. If that wasn't enough, he got onstage for the first time in 20 YEARS and sung Open Arms. Quite impressive, considering the guy is battling throat cancer. Read the article/watch the video here!
Red Hot Chili Peppers: perhaps one of the most influential bands in rock. Take drummer Chad Smith, and put him head to head with one of the most influential comedians of all time, and you have an epic drum-off. The fact that they look so similar makes it that much more perfect. Read the article/watch the video below. Happy Friday!
Are you one of those people who needs a playlist for everything? I can confidently say that my OCD-like obsession for carefully organized themed playlists is one of the factors that got me into radio. Gym workout mix, driving mix, intense research mix - oh, yeah.
Mother's Day is fast approaching; do you have your gift figured out yet? Every year, I seem to end up going with the solid card/phone call combo. In my younger years, going out into the yard and picking hapazard wild flowers was my M.O (which is probably why my mom would set them on the outside step "to get more sun" - a.k.a - "I don't want bugs in the house"). My mom doesn't like too big of a fuss made about her, but she does love the simple recognition.
Don't forget your mom this Sunday - even if it's just the card/phone call combo. They deserve an extra 'I appreciate you'.
Last night was one of the toughest eliminations to date for 2014's ProjectM. Every artist that has been eliminated this year has been difficult, but last night really tugged on my heart strings.
I want every contestant to know that, even though a 'no' is hard to hear, growing from it is what makes people great. I fully expect every conestant eliminated this year to take their 'no' and turn it into something they, their fans, and we are stunned and proud of.
Thank you for sharing your music with us, and putting yourself out there for us.
This band is really sticking in my head. They're out of Australia, and combine fold and pop in a way that you'll be singing their latest track "Lanterns" all day. Be listening to 1055 TripleM to hear Birds Of Tokyo!
It's hard to believe it's been 24 years since we lost Stevie Ray Vaughan in that helicopter crash after a show at Alpine Valley.
I've talked to lots of people who were at that concert, which also featured Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy, and...
It's hard to believe that Donny Osmond scored his second biggest solo hit in 1989, but it's true!
"Soldier of Love" went all the way to #2 on the charts. When the song was released, the record company was afraid no one would buy a...
Butch Vig and his pal from Garbage Duke Erikson, Freedy Johnson, and Jay Moran get together every once in a while as "The Know-it-all Boyfriends." Well they're getting the band back together, and this time they're doing it for a...
Summer slips through our fingers so quickly. It seems we were just celebrating the longest day of the year--and now Labor Day weekend is upon us!
There are some things you wanted to do this summer that you haven't gotten around to yet, and...
Kitty thought this song was an example of country disco and was not a fan...but just about everybody else was.
"Kiss You All Over" was #1 for four weeks in 1978, and was probably one of the year's best songs.
Exile rocks out with the...
I was up in Wausau for the Big Bull Falls Blues Fest, and had a great time watching all the great live music.
The big surprise of the day was the guy who played at 3pm. He's just 15 years old and is a good friend of Buddy Guy, and even got to play...
Kitty apppeared to be all alone on her dislike of this song, which made it to #7 on the charts in 1989.
Rolling Stone described the song this way: "a G-rated funk-bomb integral to hip-hop's eventual mainstream acceptance."
If you get a chance to head out to Pope Farm Conservancy in the next couple of days--I highly recommend it!
Pope Farm Conservancy is 105 acres that sits on top of three recessional moraines in the Town of Middleton, where three different watersheds...