When an artist achieves fame while still in their teens, it usually spells doom for any hope of a long-lasting career in the fickle world of popular music. One big hit and then they disappear as soon as the cuteness factor wanes. Michelle Branch has been a very conspicuous exception to this rule; which is why her career has been so fascinating to watch over the last 16 years.
RPM’s Jeff Nolan dives into the art of the riff in popular music and runs down his top 15 most important and impactful riffs of all time. He claims his list is definitive. That’s a pretty bold claim.
Armed with a cupboard full of trophies, including two NME awards for Best British Band, Biffy Clyro kicked off their U.S. tour in the intimate confines of Vinyl at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas.
Blak Emoji is the latest project from singer-songwriter-musician Kelsey Warren and they’ve just released a new EP called Intro.
They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Anyone who has ever sketched the KISS letters in a school notebook or safety-pinned a Ramones patch onto the back of their jacket knows that a great band logo resonates with fans and reveals their love for those artists.
With over 20 studio albums under each band’s belt, UFO and Saxon represent the old-school rock and roll approach to life. Write some songs, record an album and then tour the hell out of it. At the end of the tour, hopefully you made a little money.
Seeing Kyle Eastwood’s band live is a very unique experience. Let’s start with the obvious – when you’re the son of one of the most iconic actor/directors in the history of cinema, it’s difficult to carve out a first name for yourself. Especially when you are the spitting image of your dad.
Elvis wasn’t even close. Chuck Berry wrote the libretto for the opera that is the life of the teenager and in the process changed the face of modern culture.
Why are there so few left-handed guitars?
When Pure Heroine turned Lorde into a pop sensation in 2013, it gave voice to sheltered teens who paid attention in English class and saw beyond the hollowness of growing up on social media.