I don’t think I’ve ever heard someone imitate another singer as accurately as Ariana Grande. This SNL bit was inspired by her appearances on the Tonight Show.
Watching this concert, I’m surprised how well developed Green Day was in High School. All the elements that brought them fame were pretty much all there; the hooks, attitude and songwriting. All they needed was more experience and they would go on to sell millions of CDs.
Following the CMAs, this edition of Mean Tweets just seems extra awesome and appropriate.
For anyone who watched last Sunday’s episode of Rick and Morty, “Get Schwifty”, you can listen to the whole song from the official Adult Swim SoundCloud page. And the good news is that Adult Swim made it possible to download the song!
Even though many guitar players have done this trick for decades, many more have done it poorly. Some sent their guitars flying and others hurt themselves or other band members. The best examples of the guitar spin would be Jeff LaBar and Eric Brittingham (with a huge bass!) from Cinderella and Steve Fister with Lita Ford.
Go to 2:12, 3:02 and 3:08 for the finest examples of guitar and bass spinning ever!
Go to 1:56 to see Steve Fister throw his BC Rich guitar around his neck.
For all of you who were wondering, “What was that instrument Stevie Wonder played on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Awards?”, it was a Harpejji made by Marcodi Musical Instruments. What is a Harpejji? It’s a keyboard style instruments that has strings on it so a person who understands the piano can easily play it and get guitar sounds. It’s similar to the artists who use tapping on guitar or use other touch-style instruments like the Chapman Stick. The layout is similar visually to a piano keyboard so you can visualize white and black keys. It’s a great idea to bridge the gap between piano and guitar.
I have to admit that I wasn’t much of a fan of Jeremy Renner but after this parody song on the Tonight Show and a hilarious interview, I’ll be paying attention to his movies from now on.
This has to be one of the most fascinating studies about music that I’ve seen in a long time. This chart documents 85 rappers and I think you might be surprised at the result.
While some bands crowd the stage with redundant guitarists, keyboard players and singers, the Band Royal Blood only needs 2 guys. Through the clever use of effects, singer/bass player simulates the guitar parts on the bass and then with a double amp setup makes it sound like he’s playing both guitar and bass. Amazing!
I love this group! Snarky Puppy is an amazing band and their arrangements and musical skills are insane. I’ve watched this video so many times! I love how the drummer is playing so passionately that his headphones start to fall off. There’s true joy on their faces when they play and that’s what music is about.