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6 Satanic Songs that Aren’t - The Backmasking Panic!

Wednesday - Aug 16, 2017 Interesting

Rock has been known as “The Devil’s Music” since the first backbeat was laid down.  It was bad enough when Elvis swiveled his hips, but things went turbo-stupid a couple decades later. The connection between rock and Satan arguably reached its peak in the ‘70s and ‘80s, when an overly-alarmist religious crowd began accusing bands […]

Yoko Ono Needed Two Takes to Perfect Her “Dead Rat in a Shoebox” Solo

Tuesday - Aug 8, 2017 Interesting

Nobody in music draws the ire of rock fans more than Yoko Ono. While some of this naturally stems from longstanding accusations that she broke up The Beatles, it’s also derived from the fact that she’s done some weird stuff in the name of music (and attention) for decades. Perhaps nothing is weirder than her […]

Radiohead’s Secret Program Hidden in OK Computer Reissue

Tuesday - Jul 25, 2017 Interesting

Radiohead’s “OK Computer” is 20 years old. While this mark of time is bound to make Gen X'ers that bought the landmark album feel ancient, it’s also a perfect anniversary for a re-issue. Of course, since Radiohead is Radiohead, the band can’t be content with merely re-issuing an expanded album packaged with just demos and […]

Musicians & UFOs - 15 Close Encounters with Flying Saucers

Monday - Jul 17, 2017 Interesting

We've uncovered cave paintings, medieval and renaissance artwork, military radar videos, and have sightings of UFOs even up to this day.  It's no real surprise that some of our favorite musicians have had their own close encounters with unidentified flying objects.  What is surprising is that they've admitted to it, sometimes on national television, since […]

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

Thursday - Jul 13, 2017 Gear Reviews

Click here to jump straight to the reviews! 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 […]

Russian Meme Music - Where Did We Go Wrong?

Wednesday - Jul 12, 2017 Culture

Where did we lose our way?  At what point did we toss all care to the wind and start admitting that we like some of the most absurd music out there? I'd say the answer for most of us is around the time the internet was released to the public, but for the Russians, we have […]

Mixing Saxophone, Gain Staging, & Podcasting Gear

Tuesday - Jul 11, 2017 Q & A

We've been receiving a lot of emails from users lately, but not questions. Thankfully, several have been corrections for errors spotted in our articles, which we always appreciate.  But in the meantime we did collect several solid questions that we want to share here for the benefit of everyone.  Let's get right to it! As […]

Go Global! Distribute Your Music Online

Monday - Jul 10, 2017 Careers & Marketing

Most musicians want an audience, and many people would love to hear their music (if only they knew it existed). Classically, that's where music distribution came into play, but in the new millennium, that means digital distribution across the internet. Let's look at reasons every musician should be distributing music online. Online distribution is easy […]

SoundCloud Cuts Staff by 40% & Closes Two Offices

Thursday - Jul 6, 2017 Industry News

SoundCloud has had an interesting run thus far from a business stand point.  The company now reaches an estimated 175 million listeners and contributors, including amateur musicians and established major label pop stars. In January of this year, the company reported the risk of needing to raise more funding.  This means they'd have to give […]

Weird Al Earns a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Friday - Jun 23, 2017 Industry News

Weird Al has been on the scene longer than most people reading this have likely been alive.  He was basically an elite YouTube star before the internet was even around, creating a popular culture persona through the interconnected mediums available at the time, such as syndicated radio, public broadcast television, cassette tapes, and ultimately television, the […]

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