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Top 10 80s Rock Bands

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This is our ranking of the top 10 best 80s rock bands, containing band names and year of formation. Rank Band Year of Formation 1 Metallica 1981 2 Guns N' Roses 1985 3 The Police 1977 4 Motley Crue 1981 5 Talking Heads 1975 6 Pixies 1986 7 Sonic Youth 1981 8 The Cure 1978 9 The Smiths 1982 10 Minor Threat 1980 Hindsight is […]

The 10 Richest Country Singers in the World and Their Net Worth (2023)

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The 10 Richest Country Singers in the World Position Country Singer Net Worth Nationality 1 Dolly Parton $675 Million USA 2 Garth Brooks $430 Million USA 3 Shania Twain $410 Million Canada 4 Toby Keith $370 Million USA 5 George Strait $300 Million USA 6 Faith Hill $200 Million USA 7 Tim McGraw $200 Million USA 8 Kenny Chesney $180 Million USA 9 Alan Jackson […]

The 10 Richest Rock Stars in the World (2023)

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Many young musicians dream of being rock stars for fame and adoration, even though it's a grueling lifestyle of non-stop touring. These starving-artist types are motivated by this reality: You can make an unbelievable amount of money as one of the top 10 richest rock stars in the world. As you read this list, you will learn: Gaining the marketing momentum and exposure is a […]

The 10 Bestselling Artists of All Time (2023 Update)

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Many of these discussions are opinion-based and lead to fun arguments, but listing the bestselling artists of all time is fact-based. There's no negotiating or convincing involved because we've tracked the numbers (for the most part). There are some older band and artist names listed here that won't surprise you, but some of them will make you think How in the world did they pull […]

The Best Tremolo Pedals to Modulate Your Volume into LFO Heaven in 2023

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Any time you've heard a certain effect and thought "Wow, that's cool, they sound like they're underwater" you were hearing the tremolo effect. But you've heard it in a lot of places you aren't aware of, because more often than not it's used as a subtle effect. Sometimes it's tossed on to add a sense of rhythmic complexity. At other times it can simply be […]

Drake Net Worth (2023)

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Drake Is Worth $260 million Name Drake Other Names Aubrey Drake Graham Birth Date October 24, 1986 Birth Place Toronto, Ontario, Canada Height 5 foot 11 ¾ (182 cm) Drake is one of the most successful rappers in the world, ranking at #5 on our list of Top Ten Richest Rappers in the World with a staggering net worth of $260 million! Early Life Aubrey Drake […]

Home Studio Essentials (2023)

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The following review may contain affiliate links which may earn us a small commission when you click on them, at no extra cost for you. As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases Working from home has become more popular and viable, with many setting up their home offices and creating spaces specifically for their careers. Musicians are no different, as many look to […]

Best MIDI Controller Buying Guide (2023)

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The following review may contain affiliate links which may earn us a small commission when you click on them, at no extra cost for you. As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases Although MIDI has been around since 1983, it’s just as popular today. While audio standards come and go, MIDI has managed to maintain longevity due to its versatility and utility. If […]

The Best Volume Pedals in 2023

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Unlike a boost pedal, which exists to simply inject more gain into your signal path, the best volume pedal has so many uses they can't even be quickly explained. From acting as a volume knob to functioning like a tremolo, or allowing you to attenuate your amplitude at any point in the signal chain, these pedals are so versatile that you'll continue discovering new ways […]

The Best Delay Pedals to Launch Your Tone Into Echo Heaven

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Every musician is familiar with the delay effect, whether they're an instrumentalist or studio engineer. It's used for various reasons, but they all boil down creating a fuller and more dimensional sound. It all started in the early 1900's with telephone line delays, literally sending signals around the city and back to be combined with the original. Eventually someone replicated this effect on magnetic tape […]

The Best Guitar For Metal & A Guide To Amps, Strings, & Pickups

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Metal music has become among the most popular genres in the past few decades. On top of that, we have seen all kinds of new variations and sub-genres hitting the scene, offering a much more diverse selection. If you are just starting to play guitar and you are absolutely sure that you want to play metal, you are probably wondering what kind of gear to […]

The Most-Streamed Songs Of All Time On Spotify (2023)

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The way we consume music is constantly changing. From being a purely live experience to the various recorded formats that we’ve taken advantage of over the years, from vinyl to tape to CD to mp3, musical tech has come a long way. Since its founding in 2006, Swedish streaming service Spotify has not only come to dominate the streaming market, far outstripping competitors such as […]

Justin Bieber Net Worth (2023)

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Justin Bieber Is Worth $300 Million Name Justin Bieber Other Name Justin Drew Bieber, JB, the Biebs Net Worth $300 Million Birthdate March 1, 1994 in London, Canada Star Sign Pisces Height 5 ft 9 (179 cm) Justin Bieber -- one of the world’s biggest artists -- has greatly impacted the sound of popular music. He was discovered by Scooter Braun at just 13 years […]

The 10 Most-Streamed Artists of All Time on Spotify (2023 Update)

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So many lists rank artists based on subjective information such as fame or likeability. But when it comes to Spotify's top artists, the data is clear-cut.  Compare this list to the 10 Bestselling Artists of All Time and you’ll discover how people's taste in music has changed tremendously over time. Interestingly, there are three artists that feature on both lists. Since the number of streams can be […]

The Best Phaser Pedals in 2023

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The phaser is among the earliest effects invented. It was actually invented as a way to emulate the sound of a rotating organ speakers and the phase shifting that comes along with that rotation. The sound you hear when engaging one of these pedals is that of peaks and troughs being swept up and down the frequency spectrum, much like a flanger but subtly different. […]

Top 10 Mother and Son Dance Songs (2023)

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At the root of it all, every true music fan has a sentimental streak a foot wide, a sensibility that allows us to express ourselves, or else find solace, in our favorite songs. We are no different here at Ledger Note. We are firm believers that any single moment in our lives can be elevated through a perfectly curated song choice. When it comes to […]

The Best Distortion Pedals to Growl the Crunchy Harmonics

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Newcomers to the guitar and bass world often ask the obvious question about the difference between the distortion effect and that of overdrive and fuzz. Even experienced musicians tend to think the last two are sub-types of distortion, but that's not correct when it comes to pedal nomenclature. It's easier to explain the difference, and attractiveness of distortion in general, by describing the sounds of […]

The Best Reverb Pedals in 2023

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We've come such a long way since the early days. If you wanted a concert hall reverb on your guitar recording, you had to find a concert hall to play in. If you wanted a chamber reverb, you had to rent time in a specially-built echo chamber. Now we can emulate every type of environment and reverb there is, including plate and spring reverbs and […]

The Best Beginner Guitars For Easy Learning in 2023

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Learning to play guitar is a pretty intimidating concept. In most cases, the person thinking about getting into guitars has never really had extended or informed contact with musical instruments before. Which is fine, that's how we all start. Although understanding the basics of a guitar is complicated enough as it is, let alone trying to play with some semblance of skill, the real confusion […]

The Best Compressor Pedals to Polish and Sustain your Tone in 2023

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If there's any audio effect that's used the most and had the most impact on music, it is by far the compressor effect. It takes the lead so hard that mastering engineers are even going through "The Loudness Wars" over it. It's influence has been monumental. Whether you're a guitarist, vocalist, synthesizer player, or literally anyone else involved in music, you'll be using compression in […]

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