Musings On Music History: Singer & Songwriter, Beatle & Photographer, Pumpkin & Rock ‘N’ Roll

03.12: Who does the phrase “singer/songwriter” make you think of? Bards wandering the English countryside, singing tales of yore and adventure? Itinerant musicians going from dustbowl town to dustbowl town during the Great Depression, singing for their supper, spinning tales of despair and loneliness? Yeah, us neither. To us a singer-songwriter is someone like Bob…

Musings On Music History: In Which We Welcome A Hip-Hip Icon, Greet A Rock God, and Say Goodbye To A Musical Chameleon

02.18: A very prominent figure in the L.A. gangsta rap scene joined us this week, on this day in 1965, when Andre “Dr. Dre” Young took his first breaths. Dre didn’t begin his musical life with aspirations of being one of the biggest, most prescient hip-hop producers of all time, but that’s what happened. His…

Hard Rock International Announces Hotel Development In Celebrity Getaway Destination, Palm Springs, California

Orlando, Fla. – Feb. 6, 2013 – Hard Rock International – with hotel locations from Bali to Cancun, San Diego to Singapore and Chicago to Macau – announces plans to open Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs in Fall 2013, bringing the legendary Hard Rock vibe to one of Southern California’s hottest vacation destinations. Hard Rock…

Musings On Music History: The Day Van Halen Hit The Top, The Day We Were The World, and The Day The Music Died

01.28: Tying back in to Mr. Van Halen’s b-day two days prior, this day in 1984 saw Van Halen’s 1984 hit the album charts for an impressive run of rock popularity, churning out hits such as “Jump,” “Panama,” and “Hot For Teacher,” which itself spawned one of the best videos to ever impress impressionable young…

Musings On Music History: Marky Mark’s Bad Vibrations, Eddie Van Halen’s Awesomeness, and Otis Redding’s Incomparable Art

01.23: On this day in 1953, Robin Zander, lead singer of the cheapest trick in all the land, Cheap Trick, was born. Actually, they’re not that cheap. They owned the airwaves in 1979, with their still very catchy, and somewhat pleading, song “I Want You To Want Me.” You’ve heard it, you know it, you…