On this day…in 1968…Led Zeppelin cometh

Within a year, they’d be big. Within two, they’d be huge. And within three, they’d be the biggest band in the world. But on December 30, 1968, the quartet of British rockers called Led Zeppelin, were preparing for their fifth-ever gig in the United States were using propane heaters to keep themselves and their equipment … [Read the full story]

Eddie the Emu’s strange animal facts

Have you ever heard of a shrimp that can break glass? The Mantis Shrimp is such a creature. Mantis shrimps are crustaceans, like crabs, rock lobsters and other shrimps. They are the only animals to have hyperspectral colour vision and are considered to have the most complex eyes in the animal kingdom. They can see … [Read the full story]

Technical musicans are fucking clueless

It’s just a long, long argument that goes on, and will go on until the dawn of time. This argument will go on because music is down to what one likes…what one gets. Basically, some music is great because you get it, some music is great because you’re brain-washed and some music is great because … [Read the full story]

Guitarist plays in a lightning storm

Many a rock guitarist has been described as ‘lightning-fingered’ – but Wang Hongbin has the stuff coming out of his head. He is part of a ten-piece band who wear ferroalloy metal suits while standing on powerful Tesla coil transformers to generate bolts of electricity which flash to the beat during gigs. The engineer formed … [Read the full story]

Avril Lavigne gets together with Marilyn Manson

Avril Lavigne has revealed that she has recorded a track with Marilyn Manson for her new album, due this year. The unlikely collaboration features on a track titled ‘Bad Girl’, which Lavigne describes as one of the album’s “heavier” songs. “The record’s really diverse,” Lavigne said. “We’ve got these pop-rock tunes, and then these piano … [Read the full story]

Primal Scream need More Light

Primal Scream have announced their new album ‘More Light’ will be released on May 6. Frontman Bobby Gillespie revealed the details of the album, the follow-up to 2008’s ‘Beautiful Future’. Gillespie said: “It’s a rock ‘n’ roll record, but modern rock ‘n’ roll. Pretty psychedelic rock, it’s kind of guitar-driven but we use guitars in … [Read the full story]

Earl Slick says, ‘Bowie should tour’

The long time guitar player for David Bowie, Earl Slick, has said that he and the rest of the legendary artist’s backing band want him to tour. Slick has revealed: “We don’t know. Obviously, we want him to. But right now, that’s a big if…I could get a phone call tomorrow saying, ‘Hey, you know … [Read the full story]

Hot Hugh is to get even hotter

In an official promotional still from upcoming blockbuster movie The Wolverine, Hugh Jackman is in fine form with his ripped muscles taking centre stage. With his veins pushed to the surface of his skin and his claws fully extended, the heartthrob actor looked a million miles away from his Golden Globe winning musical character. Hugh, … [Read the full story]

Adele wins three gongs at the Billboard awards

Adele has picked up three gongs at the Billboard magazine awards in the US. The Skyfall singer was named top artist of 2012 and top female artist…while her hit record 21 took the top album. She is the first entertainer to win both top artist titles two years in a row. It crowns another great … [Read the full story]

On this day…in 1969

In August 1969, the massive, three-day Woodstock Music & Art Fair had proved that hundreds of thousands of young people could gather peacefully even in a seemingly chaotic environment rich with sex, drugs and rock and roll. Four months later, it would become clear that Woodstock owed its success not to the inherent peacefulness of … [Read the full story]

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