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 »
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 »
The cover girl is back & working on new material with a new label.
Madonna recently signed a three album deal with Universal Music Group’s Interscope for $3 million. The new contract is in addition to her ongoing 10 year contract with Live Nation (which she signed in 2007; potentially worth as much as $100 million). Madonna joins existing Interscope artists including Lady Gaga, P Diddy and 50 Cent.
Live Nation CEO Irving Azoff originally mentioned in Feburary that a marger could happen for the star sometime later in the year. “Live Nation, prior to the merger, entered into some of these all-rights deals, so there are certain artists, Madonna being one of them, that there is a recorded-music strategy,” Azoff said. “Once she gets the album recorded, we’ll sit down with her and her manager, Guy Oseary, and figure out what’s best for the record. It has to start with the music.”
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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 »
Music takes different forms and can be obtained from a variety of sources. Music is all around us; in the streets, on the radio, on TV and on the Internet. Music on the internet or online music, as we know it today is the most innovative media in which music is being played. Aside from the modern-day CD’s, DVD’s, MP3 players and other means of storing music, online music is the easiest and cheapest way access great music content. This article aims to discuss the relevance of online music today.
As discussed in the above, online music is very much accessible as it is available through the Internet. You just need to log on to your computer and search the net for your favorite music and that’s it. Online radio is a popular way to access music online; it offers a wide array of music genres and has music for every type of listener. Stations like 977music.com allow you to play artist-specific playlists, you own personal playlist, or any of our 11 free online radio stations that draw from our massive music database. Continue reading Online Radio: Why it’s a Big Deal »