The music industry, while sporting a ton of different genres, sees a ton of changes as the industry shifts toward different types of music. One thing that always remains unchanged however, is the need for beautiful voices in songs. Female singers have taken many approaches in their music, and there are a number of them that will forever stick out in history as members of the ‘greatest of all time’ club. Below is a list of the greats we feel should make the list — let us know what you think in the comments, and who you think should have made it!
9. Barbra Streisand
8. Christina Aguilera
7. Patti Labelle
6. Tina Turner
5. Celine Dion
4. Janis Joplin
3. Aretha Franklin
2. Mariah Carey
1. Whitney Houston
Is there a KISS reunion tour on the horizon? According to Ace Frehley, there is a slight possibility of it happening! Ace stated in an interview today that he is entertaining an idea that KISS could jump back on the reunion tour bus with him on it, however would be ‘fine’ if it didn’t happen. Other frontman Paul Stanley was only fuel to the fire of this news, as he was a guest feature on Ace’s solo album.
He told an interviewer that the relationship between them was never as poor as it was made out to be, or perceived by the public eye. Throughout his founding of the band, Ace was in the band from 1973 to 1982, leaving and then returning over a decade later, only to leave again.
Ace tells his interviewer that while the band DOES have disagreements and things are often said, they’ve always been friends with him, just like he’s always been a friend to them. Adding into the fact that there were times in which the members didn’t talk, they can’t overlook the fact that they created something that above all else, withstood the ultimate test of time.
“Rumors are rumors” he says and that he ‘hasn’t been contacted’ If it could be done in a way that would end the career of KISS as a whole in a great way, he’d like to do it.
“Those guys run the show these days. I’m doing my thing and they’re doing their thing. If it happens it would be great. If it doesn’t I’ll be fine and they’ll be fine”, he says.
What do you think? Would you like to see KISS reunite one more time? What would you do if you were able to see them one last time?!
Famous 80’s hair metal band Ratt has had two members going ‘round and round’ for some time now, in a lawsuit that has just recently seen it’s end. Former drummer Bobby Blotzer staked a claim against bassist Juan Croucier, saying that he used the RATT name to promote his other band, which is trademark infringement. According to other reports however, Croucier was still a part of the partnership that owned the RATT name, along with his former drummer, and the rest of the band.
Oddly enough, a few members of the band attempted to transfer the name to another entity in 1997, but this was ruled invalid, meaning by technicality, Croucier was still a member of the partnership that owned the name, and was legally allowed to use the name in his new band’s name.
The last twist of the story includes the other members of the band stating that Blotzer was now officially out of the band, and could only use the words ‘Former member of RATT’ when referring to himself in another music situation.
RATT was famous for their songs ‘Round and Round’, ‘Slip Of The Lip’, ‘Lay It Down’, ‘Wanted Man’, and many more — ‘Round and Round’ peaked at #12 on the Billboard 200.
The Rolling Stones will have been invited to perform for Donald Trump’s Presidential Inauguration in January.
If this offer is true, it’s really hard to believe, given a history of hatred between The Donald and and the Rolling Stones. But maybe Trump is trying to make nice, and there’s an opportunity for the Stones to unify warring factions.
Rumor has it Trump could be paying the Stones upwards of $5 million dollars, probably more since during the campaign, Justin Bieber was reportedly offered $5 million to play a Republican event. That offer was declined, following rumored manager Scooter Braun. Must be nice to turn down 5 Million dollars huh?
There are certainly other artists that have been supportive of a Donald Trump presidency. But the Stones are not only popular, they’re in great performing shape with the 73-year-old Jagger able to dance effortlessly on stage.
The Rolling Stones have not responded to an inquiry regarding the reported invitation but you can be sure we’ll let you know if they decide to pull the trigger.
The 80’s introduced the world to some of the best music ever created. Notable artists such as Duran Duran, Michael Jackson and Kenny Rogers released some of their greatest hits in the 80’s. 80s music was the type of music that crossed all lines and borders. It brought people together like never before. Do you remember the song “We Are The World”?
That song still till this day is considered one of the greatest songs ever written. It touched millions of people all over the globe. And guess who it was written by? None other than Micheal Jackson and Lionel Richie. And who can forget the very edgy and provocative “Like A Virgin” by Madonna? It was pop magic and it push the limits on every level.
It was an iconic statement that could only be made by an artist as bold as Madonna. And No top 80s music list would be complete without the legendary rap group Run DMC. There impact on the world of hip hop can’t overlooked. They are the ones responsible for introducing rap to the urban culture.
Not only did they influence the music world, they also had a huge influence on the fashion world. No one can forget “My Adidas”. They made Adidas the shoe to wear in neighborhoods all over the world. You also can’t forget “Walk This Way”. That collaboration with Aerosmith took music as whole to a new level. It brought 80s music rap to the mainstream and made it something people of all races and backgrounds wanted to hear.
The most awarded female artist of all time, Whitney Houston, passed away Saturday, February 11th, 2012.
“She was underwater and apparently unconscious,” the Beverly Hills Police Department said in their initial statement. As the investigation continued, it became clear that Whitney did not die from drowning but instead from an overdose of Xanax and other prescription medications mixed with alcohol. Coroner officials indicated that the water in her lungs was not substantial enough to conclude that she drowned. Houston’s publicist, Kristen Foster, confirmed the singer died at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., from a toxic combination of powerful prescription narcotics. Continue reading Queen of Pop, Whitney Houston, dies at 48 »