Lewis Allan ”Lou“ Reed (March 2, 1942 – October 27, 2013) was an American rock musician and songwriter. After being guitarist, vocalist, and principal songwriter of the Velvet Underground, his solo career spanned several decades. The Velvet Underground were a commercial failure in the late 1960s, but the group has gained a considerable cult following in the years since its demise and has gone on to become one of the most widely cited and influential bands of the era – hence Brian Eno’s famous quote that while the Velvet Underground’s debut album only sold 30,000 copies, “everyone who bought one of those 30,000 copies started a band.”
“everyone who bought one of those 30,000 copies started a band.”
The music world lost a legend over the weekend with the passing of rock pioneer and Velvet Underground frontman Lou Reed. In honor of the prolific songwriter and performer, Rdio has created a tribute playlist celebrating the genius of Reed, from his seminal work with the Velvet Underground and beyond. The full playlist is available below on Rdio. Continue Reading
It’s Monday, and we want to help you get your day started off just right! Crank it up for the next 7 minutes as you put the finishing touches on your outfit and get ready to head out the door! Robin Skouteris brings us this Monday mashup of 24 artists that will get you into a great mood to face the day, and the week!
The video contains a slightly extended version of the mp3 Some things you should know about #PopLove: ♫ 24 different artists and some extra samples. ♫ Its not representing the biggest hits of the year necessarily based on charts. Its just a collection of recent Continue Reading
Saint Laurent recently revamped from the iconic Yves Saint Laurent to….Saint Laurent thanks to creative director Heidi Slimane. With a fashion house this iconic it was a daring decision and perhaps could have been a pitfall. However with a super power in the industry like (Yves) Saint Laurent they refuse to let simple things, such as a change in name, ruin a platinum reputation.
Enter Heidi Slimane. Iconic fashion & music photographer and mad genius. Add Courtney Love, Marilyn Manson, Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth and Ariel Pink of Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti. All as mad, strange and beautiful as Continue Reading
50 cent and Kendrick Lamar team up on a new club joint that, but the question is who comes correct on this track? I pick Kendrick Lamar!
Click the more link to view the video and read my thoughts.
As I listen to this, I can see this added to my playlist which it could work during some peak hour times. The beat has a nice little groove to it and could set a dance floor on fire! In summary, Kendrick Lamar does his thing on here and 50′s Continue Reading
30 years ago tonight, Michael Jackson reunited with his Brothers, and introduced the world to the Moonwalk! Recorded: “Pasadena Civic Auditorium” Pasadena, California (March 25, 1983). Broadcast by: “NBC” (May 16, 1983).
Michael reunited with his brothers Jackie, Marlon, Jermaine, and Tito on stage for the first time in eight years for a medley of their greatest hits, “I Want You Back,” “The Love You Save,” “Never Can Say Goodbye,” and “I’ll Be There.” Brother Randy, who was not a part of the original Jackson 5, but was a part of the later group The Jacksons (minus Jermaine), also joined the group for the melody. Continue Reading
Bon Jovi is back! I say that as if he’d ever left! But he has returned with a chart topping album coming in with high marks (#1) on the Billboard charts, and radios everywhere seem to still love him! This new album is sure to be a crowd pleaser with it’s title track ‘What About Now!’ Bon Jovi connects with the people on a level that country music has for so long while Rock has failed to do. This is music for my generation, and it’s good! Take a gander at the title track video after the jump below and let us know what you think! Continue Reading