openculture.comThe Genius of Paul McCartney’s Bass Playing in 7 Isolated TracksIn many a musical situation, one can communicate an entire playing style in a name. When it comes to the bass—in pop music, at least—one of the foremost of those names is Paul McCartney, whose soulful basslines have given us some of the most memorable melodies in music history.
johnrieber.comBruno Mars Live At Bottle Rock! “That’s What You Like!” “Finesse”! His Big Hits Live! See Video Here!More Music To Share From Bottle Rock 2018! Alex and I attended all three days of Bottle Rock 2018, a music festival held annually in wine country – Napa, California…here is a look at th…1
openculture.comListen to Grace Slick’s Hair-Raising Vocals in the Isolated Track for “White Rabbit” (1967)Sometime in the summer of 2016, this isolated track of Grace Slick’s vocals for “White Rabbit”--probably the most famous Jefferson Airplane song and definitely one of the top ten psychedelic songs of the late ‘60s--popped up YouTube.
billboard.comBon Iver & The National Collab Album to Be Released This Summer in InstallmentsEarlier this month, Bon Iver's Justin Vernon and The National's Aaron and Bryce Dessner launched PEOPLE, a digital platform for new music. Among some of the first tracks uploaded were four songs from Big Red Machine, coincidentally consisting of Justin Vernon and Aaron Dessner.
openculture.comHow Steely Dan Wrote “Deacon Blues,” the Song Audiophiles Use to Test High-End StereosDonald Fagen's complexly anachronistic lyrics (long scrutinized by the band's exegetes), jazz-and-rock-spanning compositional technique, ultra-discerning selection of session musicians, and immaculate studio craft which, by the standards of the 1970s, raised popular music's bar through the ceiling.53
openculture.comHear a 65-Hour, Chronological Playlist of Miles Davis’ Revolutionary Jazz AlbumsWhen Miles Davis attended a White House dinner in 1987, he was asked what he had done to deserve to be there. No modest man, Davis, he responded “Well, I’ve changed music five or six times.” Is it bragging when it’s absolutely true?28
billboard.comPaul Rodgers Brings the Iconic 'All Right Now' to Royal Albert Hall: Live Video PremierePaul Rodgers is returning to where it all began – in more ways than one. The legendary rocker, known for his work with Free and then later Bad Company, is celebrating the golden anniversary of Free with a new release.
blogs.discovermagazine.comWhat Makes A Hit Song? - D-briefHow successful would the 1968 hit “Hey Jude” be if not recorded by The Beatles? At over 7 minutes long, the song shattered the notion pop tunes need be 3 minutes or less. More than half of “Hey Jude” is a fade-out coda of “na, na, nas,” a first for pop music. The song was …1