The fifth Beatle

The fifth Beatle

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At a time when music production evolves towards online marketplaces, we figured it would be interesting to take a moment and remember how the most important producer in modern music history did his thing...

5 March 2021

Still hurting

Still hurting

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In honor of Johnny Cash's birthday, we figured we'd revisit one of the more telling stories of the legend's later life...

26 February 2021

Pet sound echoes

Pet sound echoes

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As we hear the Beach Boys have joined other major artists in selling their catalog, now feels like a good time to remember the making of one of the most important albums in music history...

19 February 2021

Le freak c'est Chick

Le freak c'est Chick

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Legendary Jazz pianist Chick Corea passed away a few days ago. With him gone, a chapter of contemporary music closes...

12 February 2021

The day the music (almost) died

The day the music (almost) died

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2 days ago, we celebrated the 62d anniversary of the day the music died. Well, almost. Here is what happened, for those who were not around...

5 February 2021

Many smashed pumpkins

Many smashed pumpkins

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Smashing Pumpkins' Billy Corgan recently announced that the re-release of 2000's Machina would feature 80 songs. Not entirely surprising coming from an artist's artist who somehow managed to become a mainstream superstar...

29 January 2021

The (re)birth of soul

The (re)birth of soul

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This has been an interesting week for the world in general — and for soul music in particular. While Ray Charles' "Hit the road Jack" was being sung across the globe a few days ago, today marks the 90th birthday of fellow soul legend Sam Cooke...

22 January 2021

Moroder by Giorgio

Moroder by Giorgio

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While Daft Punk recently released new tracks for the Tron deluxe soundtrack, their last album dates back to 2013, including the now famous track "Giorgio by Moroder"...

15 January 2021

Bowie, Pop and the Hoople

Bowie, Pop and the Hoople

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Today would have been the great David Bowie's 74th birthday. While a group of stellar musicians are slated to perform at a special tribute show this evening, let us remember the man in a slightly different way: through Iggy Pop's recollections of his collaborations with Mott the Hoople...

8 January 2021

We will survive

We will survive

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Yesterday, on Times Square, legendary singer Gloria Gaynor sang her cult classic "I will survive" to celebrate the resilience many of us had to demonstrate this year — and into the next. Not the first time the song is associated with that...

1 January 2021

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