Today In Rock History
Monday, December 22, 2014
Sunday, December 21, 2014
Most of the time, famous musicians write about what they know: sex, drugs, girls. Stuff like that.
Sometimes they go a little deeper, penning songs that aim to get at life’s eternal truths, uncovering
little pearls of wisdom among the riffs and ruins. And sometimes they freak everyone out by writing
songs that predict their own deaths.
And we’re not talking “Yeah, I’ll be dead 50 years from now,
baby, so let’s get it on” sorta lines. We’re talking about songs that nail specifics, like date, cause and
even the tiniest details of their deaths. Were these Famous Musicians Who Correctly Predicted Their
Own Death clairvoyant? Or did they just get lucky in guessing their unlucky demises?
Saturday, December 20, 2014
Friday, December 19, 2014
John Lennon and Paul McCartney are the greatest songwriting duo of the rock era and possibly the greatest of all-time. But they were individuals as well, and many of the Beatles' songs are more Lennon or more McCartney/
In this post which originally appeared in Slate, 550 artists are asked are they on Team John or Team Paul. See the responses by clicking here.
Thursday, December 18, 2014
Before it was announced publicly that Ringo Starr would be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as an Award for Musical Excellence recipient, the former Beatle's onetime bandmate, Paul McCartney, phoned the drummer to give him the good news.
McCartney joined The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday to talk about Starr being enshrined in the Rock Hall.
To continue reading this post, which 1st appeared in Rolling Stone, click here.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Yesterday, the 2015 inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame were announced. Obviously, many view a Hall of Fame nod as the ultimate musical tribute. But not everyone agrees. Some artosts have actually refused induction.
Click here to read about those who said no to the Hall in a post that 1st appeared in Ultimate Classic Rock.
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Stevie Ray Vaughan, Lou Reed, Joan Jett, and Ringo Starr head Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2015.
To read about the newest inductees, click here for the story which 1st appeared in Rolling Stone.
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