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Before Success Knocked on the Door: Get to Know Linkin Park

linkin park Before Success Knocked on the Door: Get to Know Linkin Park1996, California—SuperXero was born. The name may be unfamiliar to you, but this was the name of a band that had ingeniously combined the sounds of rock and rap with brilliant results. It was this year when six friends formed the band: Rob Bourdon on drums, Brad Delson on the guitar, Mike Shinoda for vocals, Dave Farrell on the bass, Joe Hahn running the turntable and Mark Wakefield as the lead singer. The name SuperXero was soon changed to Xero due to low interest from its target audience. This poor level of enthusiasm from the potential fan base triggered the band’s lead singer to leave. It’s rare to hear music by the early iteration of the band, SuperXero on any local or Internet radio
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Online Radio: Why it’s a Big Deal

online radio Online Radio: Why it’s a Big DealMusic 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. page go Online Radio: Why it’s a Big Deal Continue reading Online Radio: Why it’s a Big Deal »

Is Gaga Hit ‘Born This Way’ Madonna-Influenced?

Lady Gaga’s ‘Born This Way’ has been the favorite talk subject among many music enthusiasts since the moment she decided to release the song two days early.

The song quickly shot to the number one spot on iTunes; that fact reflects the level of love the fans have for their beloved Fame Monster. However, shortly after its release, many music experts started comparing Born This Way’s tracks with those of another pop queen: Madonna. With the reactions coming thick and fast, MTV contacted some of the Gaga-music experts to share their take on the song. page go Is Gaga Hit Born This Way Madonna Influenced? Continue reading Is Gaga Hit ‘Born This Way’ Madonna-Influenced? »

The-Dream: Getting His Act Together

Play The-Dream’s Duet with Kim Kardashian On “Turn It Up”

Life is full of ups and downs, and who knows this better than Terius Youngdell Nash, better known as ‘The-Dream’ in the music industry. Just a year ago, the artist was ready to end his musical career and even his life, as he later admitted to having suicidal thoughts. This, coming from an artist who has powered hit songs for artists as big as Mariah Carey and Rihanna, seems disturbing. page go The Dream: Getting His Act Together Continue reading The-Dream: Getting His Act Together »

After the Show—Following Grimm

grimm After the Show—Following GrimmBefore the night of the 5th America’s Got Talent season finale took place, who would have thought that anybody else could be America’s favorite than Prince P and Jackie? True enough, every show has its own twist of fate; you can’t expect anything more unpredictable than the result of a talent show. After putting his best foot forward the night before the finale, Michael Grimm was announced as the next America’s Got Talent victor. So: what’s he been up to since his big win? page go After the Show—Following Grimm Continue reading After the Show—Following Grimm »

John Lennon’s Legacy Lives On

goastt John Lennon’s Legacy Lives OnNo doubt you feel a twinge of envy after hearing the story of the couple Sean Lennon and Charlotte Kemp Muhl, considering that Sean is the only child of the late John Lennon and Yoko Ono, while Charlotte is a magazine runway model. The two dwell in simplicity, their main activities together being sketching, talking about films and going to cafés. Their story resembles a clip from Godard movie; both unreal and ideal.

When they wrote the song “The World Was Made for Men”, the couple said that they were just kidding around one day. The song was created based entirely on a lush harmonious collaboration of voices, and was first heard on last year’s album “The Acoustic Sessions”. Charlotte said that they both wrote the song and wondered if they would have a band eventually. This dream later became a reality for the two when they launched GOASTT.

Looking at how Charlotte entered into the music industry, we see that she had just been a typical musician with nothing more but her old acoustic guitar, given to her by her father. Music initially just served as her diversion when the fashion industry was on its ebb.

On the other hand, Sean was not a newcomer to the music industry. At the tender age of 20, he was  the back up for his mother’s album “Rising”. Then he joined Cibo Matto, a New York pop group with an inclination toward art. Nevertheless, when he decided to go solo, his music did not earn him attention from fans. This was seen on his first album “Into the Sun” which was released in 1998. The album was a compilation of psychedelic pop songs which was launched through the Beastie Boy’s Grand Royal Records. In 2006, he made his second solo album, “Friendly Fire”, but again did not gain much attention.

Everything changed with the launch of GOASTT, which seemed to give Lennon the energy to graduate from the small time circuit. Having Charlotte beside him has definitely changed  things for Sean Lennon.

MTV’s Music Meter – The Perfect Spot for Fresh Talent

mtv MTV’s Music Meter – The Perfect Spot for Fresh TalentAre you the type who listens to a song just because it was done by your favorite artist? Or do you judge a song as a cool track because it really is – based on all the given factors? If you want to find good music, either from a branded or a yet-to-be-known artist, MTV Music Meter will make things easier for you.

The Music Meter helps you find the names of the artists who are currently making a buzz on the music scene. Music Meter artists may be newcomers or someone who has been there for a long time, but is just waiting for a platform to share their songs with the world. MTV Music Meter does not gauge popularity based on album sales alone; this is MTV’s way of providing an avenue to talents who play any genre there is. Music Meter let the world know what sort of talent an artist has and why many people are listening to his music. page go MTV’s Music Meter – The Perfect Spot for Fresh Talent Continue reading MTV’s Music Meter – The Perfect Spot for Fresh Talent »

 
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