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Hero: Thoughts on the Music and Career of David Bowie

Kurt Ellenberger | Posted 02.08.2016 | Arts
Kurt Ellenberger

Bowie's giant footprint in pop music and pop culture often overshadows the fact that he was an incredibly gifted singer, who came of age in the era of the great song stylists of the jazz era and brought that approach into his music in a seamless manner.

Michigan Alternative Rock Band Stories Untold Set to Headline the Crofoot, Debut Album Due Out in the Spring

Kelly Frazier | Posted 02.02.2016 | Detroit
Kelly Frazier

The seeds of the Stories Untold were initially planted when band member Jake Clark along with their former bass player Alex Manter set to make a pos...

TORRES Intrigues at the Bowery Ballroom

Shawn Russell Johnson | Posted 01.28.2016 | Entertainment
Shawn Russell Johnson

Touring to promote her most recent, and sophomore release Sprinter, TORRES' dark and stormy aesthetic was only punctuated further by her onstage demeanor of restrained aggression, the kind that only burst through in her occasional shrieks and modestly animated guitar playing.

Lamb Of God Set To Play Royal Oak Music Theatre With Thrash Legends Anthrax, Singer Randy Blythe Talks of Grammy Nomination

Kelly Frazier | Posted 01.26.2016 | Detroit
Kelly Frazier

The Grammy nominations are out and heavy metal band Lamb Of God received a nod for Best Metal Performance for their song "512" from their latest album VII: Sturm und Drang, but does the band really care? Lead singer Randy Blythe really doesn't.

Will the Next David Bowie Please Put on a Dress?

Suzanne Grieco Mattaboni | Posted 01.21.2016 | Entertainment
Suzanne Grieco Mattaboni

I'm in a state of mourning, and for more than just the loss of a music icon (or two) this month. I'm stricken by the fact that there is no one to succ...

The Police Co-Founder and Drummer, Stewart Copeland, Explains His Journey from Rock to Opera

Steve Schonberg | Posted 01.15.2016 | Entertainment
Steve Schonberg

Opera and the iconic rock band, The Police may seem to be from different worlds but the group's co-founder and drummer, Stewart Copeland, bridges the gap as an accomplished musician in both genres.

New Year's Projections and the Loss of David Bowie

David S. Simon | Posted 01.14.2016 | Impact
David S. Simon

When someone like David Bowie dies part of what I think we feel is the loss of a projection. Famous people, especially those who mean a lot to us are...

Words for Those Who Mourn for Bowie

David S. Simon | Posted 01.13.2016 | Entertainment
David S. Simon

Music is the language that everyone on the planet can share. But the actual living, breathing composer and/or lyricist is nothing more than a private personal experience that virtually none of us will ever experience.

David Bowie: Odd Soundtracker of Our Lives Bids Farewell

Yavuz Baydar | Posted 01.12.2016 | Entertainment
Yavuz Baydar

Was he a revolutionary? In many ways, he was different from his immensely influential contemporaries, such as John Lennon and Roger Waters, both of whom he admired but did not follow as explicitly when they identified themselves with political rebellion.

David Bowie Is an Absolute F*cking Genius

K.C. Wilder | Posted 01.12.2016 | Entertainment
K.C. Wilder

How fitting that even in death, he found an opportunity to make art. That, in fact, he made his death itself into art. What could be more creative, life-affirming, or triumphant than that?

David Bowie Was The Original Hot Mug Shot Guy

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 01.11.2016 | Entertainment

Back in the day, when the word "viral" referred to the spread of disease and nothing more, David Bowie took a mug shot. It was and is the perfec...

Blackstar Shining: My Tribute to David Bowie, The Other Man Who Raised Me

K.C. Wilder | Posted 01.11.2016 | Arts
K.C. Wilder

I think of his family today, mourning someone they knew and loved while a world of strangers feels their own grief for whichever incarnation of David Bowie spoke to them.

David Bowie -- Gentleman, Genius, and Pop Hero -- Dies At 69

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 01.11.2016 | Arts
James Marshall Crotty

Gentleman, genius, and one of my teenage "heroes", David Bowie, died Sunday, January 10, after a secret 18-month battle with cancer. I am blown away reading now about how many people were also quietly inspired by this highly original rock and pop icon.

15 for '15: Favorite Music of the Year

Ari Sadowitz | Posted 12.28.2015 | Entertainment
Ari Sadowitz

This was a strong year for music and one that felt more tumultuous than ever for planet Earth and its inhabitants. No coincidence, I'm sure. Here are some favorites from 2015.

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson & Girlfriend Welcome A Baby Girl

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 12.16.2015 | Entertainment

What a perfect present!  Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and his girlfriend of nine years, Lauren Hashian, welcomed a baby girl on Wednesday morning, ...

The Best Music Genre Is...

René Zografos | Posted 12.08.2015 | Entertainment
René Zografos

Forget RnB, hip-hop and pop-music. There is one music genre that outperforms the others. And what about Adele? Is Adele in the most popular music ...

This Lebanese Band Confronts Sexual And Political Oppression Through Their Music

The Huffington Post | Sara Elkamel | Posted 10.29.2015 | World

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Why the Beatles?

Andre Averbug | Posted 10.29.2015 | Entertainment
Andre Averbug

Most discussions about art eventually hit the wall of the argument that "taste is subjective". Nevertheless, in terms of pop music, there is near consensus that the Beatles were the greatest, most important band of all time. This post is dedicated to the minority that is still not convinced.

Butcher Brown's GrownFolk: Foreground Music

Ari Sadowitz | Posted 10.23.2015 | Entertainment
Ari Sadowitz

Getting old is scary. Not so much in the "I'm gonna break my hip taking this layup" way, but more in the way of "oh shit - death." Mortality. Responsibility. Paying rent AND feeding my two cats BEFORE finishing The Walking Dead WHILE cooking dinner for my wife.

Metalcore Band The Devil Wears Prada Set to Play Saint Andrews Hall in Detroit With Motionless in White

Kelly Frazier | Posted 10.22.2015 | Detroit
Kelly Frazier

Currently on the road with Motionless in White for their co-headlining Apollo X Tour, I was able to chat with guitarist Jeremy DePoyster over the phone while on their stop in Montreal, and we talked about the new EP, the band's history, and the love for his hometown Ohio sports teams.

Detroit-Based Electronic Rock Artist 'Blue Stahli' Releases New Album The Devil, Talks of Music Beginnings

Kelly Frazier | Posted 10.19.2015 | Detroit
Kelly Frazier

Recently, Autrey released his newest Blue Stahli album titled The Devil, and I was able to chat with him about his beginnings in making music and how the Blue Stahli project came to be

Christian Scott Continues to Expand, Explore and Grow with Stretch Music

Ari Sadowitz | Posted 09.18.2015 | Entertainment
Ari Sadowitz

"On this record, you're going to hear 808s, you're going to hear subs, you're going to hear oscillating guitars, and you're going to hear distortion on shit other than guitar," Scott recently told Noisey.

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson And Lauren Hashian Are Expecting Their First Child

The Huffington Post | Julia Brucculieri | Posted 09.17.2015 | Entertainment

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and his longtime girlfriend Lauren Hashian are expecting their first child together!  A source close to the couple, wh...

New York Music Reporter Peter Occhiogrosso Pitches Memoir to Agents and Publishers

Stacy Clark | Posted 09.16.2015 | New York
Stacy Clark

It's been several years since Patti Smith's publication of "Just Kids," the musician's celebrated memoir that this year is being adapted for a limited series on Showtime

A Better Place to Be: Induct Harry Chapin into the Songwriters Hall of Fame

Craig E. Sherman | Posted 09.14.2015 | Entertainment
Craig E. Sherman

Chapin's untimely death in 1981, undoubtedly robbed the world of some of the most prolific and beautiful songs that he sadly was never able to write.