1978: The Greatest Year In Music? — DJ Dave’s Musical Musings

When I first saw the title of an NPR article, “40 Years Later: Was 1978 The Greatest Year In Music?” I immediately thought that the writers of this commentary about music from 1978 were absolutely absurd. To even consider the possibility that 1978 was among the greatest years in modern music history sounded utterly ridiculous […]

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Is Rock Music Dead? — DJ Dave’s Musical Musings

Rock is dead, they say, Long live rock. Long live rock, I need it every night. Long live rock, come on and join the line. Long live rock, be it dead or alive. -Pete Townshend, “Long Live Rock” The notion that “Rock is dead” has been around for a long time. In fact, Pete Townshend wrote the song “Long […]

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Iggy Pop and Underworld announce collaborative EP, share “I’ll See Big”: Stream — Consequence of Sound

Last month, punk rock godfather Iggy Pop and electronic music icons Underworld dropped a surprise collaborative track called “Bells & Circles”. At the time, the unlikely bedfellows said the track was recorded in London “during an afternoon tea encounter.” Turns out there’s much more music to the story. Today, Pop and Underworld have announced a…

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Birthplace of singer, activist Nina Simone to be preserved — National Post

TRYON, N.C. — The dilapidated wooden cottage in North Carolina that was the birthplace of singer and civil rights activist Nina Simone now has the protection of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The trust said in a news release Tuesday that it will develop and find a new use for the house in Tryon…

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Interview: Lenny Kravitz Talks Spreading Love Through Music — Aesthetic Magazine

By: Allison Kugel– Twenty-nine years after releasing his debut album, Lenny Kravitz is still letting love rule, but with an eye towards societal strife that continues to go unchecked. The multi-Grammy award winning musician brings forth a conscious body of work with Raise Vibration, his eleventh studio album, out September 7th. The first single off the Raise […]

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Midge Ure -Interview and New Album

Midge Ure (Photo courtesy Erika Tooker) On June 8, Midge Ure will release Orchestrated, his latest album, in the United States. Orchestrated features orchestral versions of his well-known solo hits as well as favorite selections from Ultravox, including “If I Was,” “Fragile,” “Dancing with Tears in My Eyes,” “Vienna,” and “Reap the Wild Wind.” Midge […]

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Johnny Marr On Why He Turned Down The The’s Reunion and Whether He Worries About Morrissey Ruining The Smiths’ Legacy — Consequence of Sound

Legendary guitarist Johnny Marr talks to Kyle Meredith about his new solo album, Call the Comet, and how Depeche Mode influenced several of the songs. Marr also reveals why he turned down an offer to reunite with The The, his desire to collaborate again with Hans Zimmer, and whether he’s worried Morrissey’s controversial comments will…

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