You may not have seen Russ Roberts when browsing our Top Artists pages, and that would be because he’s not primarily a musician, but in fact an economist.
While you might be wondering why we’re posting something about economics on a music blog, it’s actually simple, Russ Roberts, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and economics professor at George Mason University has started use rap music to help explain economic theory to those of us who aren’t economists. Continue reading Explaining Economic Theory with Rap Music »
Bruce Springsteen’s 17th album titled “Wrecking Ball“, is scheduled for release March 6, 2012 in the USA (March 5th in the UK), with an accompanying tour also in the works. Springsteen’s latest work, an 11 track EP, was produced was produced by mufti-platinum record producer Ron Aniello, who has previously worked with artists including Candlebox, Lifehouse, Barenaked Ladies, Jars of Clay and other top artists. Continue reading Bruce Springsteen’s 17th Album “Wreaking Ball” & US Tour Announced »
Starting on April 17th, jazz keyboardist and composer, Yanni (Yiannis Hrysomallis) will be commencing a fourth month tour titled “An Evening with Yanni” visiting a variety of states and provinces within the United States and Canada.
The tour “An Evening with Yanni” will include Yanni’s music from his most recent album Truth of Touch, released in 2011, which includes top hits “Truth of Touch”, “Guilty Pleasure” and “O Luce Che Brilla Nell’oscurità”. Continue reading “An Evening With Yanni” North America Tour »
Rihanna announced that she and Coldplay, who recently collaborated on “Princess of China” from ColdPlay’s new Mylo Xyloto album, would be playing together on stage during this years annual Grammy Awards. This year marks the e 54th annual Grammy Awards, scheduled for Februrary 12th, and will mark the first time Rihanna and Coldplay perform together live.
“My friends @ColdPlay and I will be sharing the stage for a performance at this years Annual Grammy Awards!”, tweeted Rihanna, who received four nominations this year. Continue reading Rihanna & Coldplay Rock “Princess of China” Live at the Grammys »
Cheap Trick has announced plans to open a music venue with museum and eatery on Chicago’s South Side. The Chicago Sun-Times reports that the band will use the site of a former auto dealership on south Michigan Avenue. The venue is located near Chess, Vee-Jay and Brunswick Records, hugely popular during the 50’s and 60’s, and where Chuck Berry, the Rolling Stones and many other popular artists have recorded. Continue reading Cheap Trick to Open Music Venue & Museum in Chicago »
Keri Hilson’s car broke down in her latest “One Night Stand” music video and guess who was very keen on being her mechanic and fixing whatever needed to be fixed? Chris Brown! The Collin Tilly-directed video features unnatural blondes Hilson and Brown giving each other very sexy looks. Once they meet up in the clip, both bring their own dancing styles, combine them and present a dancing feast.
The steamy clip starts with both Brown and Hilson lying on the ground, with the Kiss Kiss singer on top of her touching her very passionately over and over again. After they embrace each others hands, the next scene quickly sets in where Hilson can be seen with a leg on each side of her on-camera love interest. Continue reading Keri Hilson Releases New Saucy Music Video Featuring Chris Brown »
Britney Spears’ album Femme Fatale is a saucy but dark LP that has everything to do with club and dance music. One of the less talked about songs, which holds the essence of the whole album in it is the fiery self explanatory song ‘Gasoline,’- a Claude Kelly written song. According to Kelly, he wrote this song while focusing on the sexiest moments of Britney’s career.
Talking in an interview with MTV, Kelly said that when he was writing the song, the theme he wanted to emulate was that of the one displayed in previous Britney songs such as ‘Toxic,’ ‘Slave 4 U’ and ‘Boys.’ he said that Britney in the physically hot club with guys around her is a very popular theme and he thought that revisiting it once more would be a lot of fun. He said that even though some may think that Britney would not have been able to recreate the kind of ‘man-eater’ persona that she was once known for in her raunchy songs, she actually pulled it off without breaking a sweat, proving that she still has what it takes to do whatever she wants. Continue reading Britney’s Songwriter Claude Kelly Explains ‘Gasoline’ »