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It’s Dave F*cking Grohl

March 19, 2013

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This is one of the best things you’ll hear this year, Dave Grohl’s keynote from SXSW. If music is your religion, Grohl is one of its prophets. The legendary Nirvana drummer, musical polymath founder of Foo Fighters, reminds us “the musician comes first.” You can stream the soundtrack album from Grohl’s new documentary film Sound […]

Fans speak: Sia’s “Diamond” in the rough

January 12, 2013

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Sia Furler is one of our favorite singer-songwriters-who-may-be-just-too-good-to-become-pop-superstars. Ever since her Rihanna hit “Diamonds” topped the charts, we’ve yearned to hear Sia’s version. Whataya know – a couple of months ago she obliged us by performing a stripped down, haunting interpretation at a Norwegian-American benefit event. Check it out:

Fans Speak – Fanny “Beside Myself”

August 6, 2012

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Okay, we just recently learned about this powerful all-woman band, the first to release an album on a major label back in the male-dominated rock world of the 1970s. You never heard of them either? They deserve far wider recognition. Here’s what David Bowie said about Fanny in Rolling Stone (29 December 1999): One of the […]

Daily fanatic – Sound advice from John Mayer

July 13, 2011

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From the Berklee School of Music’s community blog comes this great write-up about John Mayer’s recent seminar to students of the famed music school. Mayer (one of Berklee’s noted alumni) devoted a full three hours to a thoughtful discussion about pursuing a career in music. He treated the packed audience to songs from his new […]