Happy birthday, Bryan and Ryan (Adams)!

Happy birthday, Bryan and Ryan (Adams)!

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Have you ever gotten confused between Bryan and Ryan Adams? They may not play the same kind of music — or be the newest artists at that — but they do have something else in common beside most of their names...

5 November 2021

My generation(s)

My generation(s)

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56 years ago today, an up-and-coming British rock band released their fourth ever single, "My Generation". The rest, as they say, is history, with the song effectively becoming the anthem of a generation, if not more...

29 October 2021

It was me

It was me

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Shaggy turns 53 today. A great excuse to go back in time to the very beginning of the 2000's, right after Y2K, but before the dot com bubble burst. Good times — for those of us who remember it...

22 October 2021

Adele I of England

Adele I of England

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Today, or rather last night at midnight, the great Adele (semi-)surprise-released new single "Easy On Me". The sheer scope of this event can only be understood if one takes into account the decade+ that the lady has been singing — and changing popular music in the process...

15 October 2021

The Black Godfather

The Black Godfather

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A few weeks from now, Clarence Avant will officially be inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as the 2021 recipient of the Ahmet Ertegun award. One more trophy to be added to the rest...

8 October 2021

Toying with our ears

Toying with our ears

Trivia

It was announced this week that a long lost David Bowie album would finally be released: the album is Toy and the story behind it is particularly interesting...

1 October 2021

30 years of grunge rule

30 years of grunge rule

Trivia

It's been 30 years to the day since seminal Seattle band Nirvana released their equally seminal second album Nevermind. And it hasn't aged a bit...

24 September 2021

Use your illusions

Use your illusions

Trivia

On the 30th birthday of the Use Your Illusion combo, let's take a bit of a deep dive in the fascinating world Guns N' Roses created for themselves before, during and after that remarkable era...

17 September 2021

The godfather of producing

The godfather of producing

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We've been mentioning a lot of producers before — Rick Rubin, Max Martin, Babyface, Timbaland... But none are as essential to the history of contemporary popular music as one man: and that man was Jerry Wexler.

10 September 2021

Abba Platinum

Abba Platinum

Trivia

You might have heard that legendary Swedish disco band is back after 40 years... and whether or not you do, here are a few tidbits about one of the greatest Swedish bands ever — and one of the greatest bands period!

3 September 2021

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