December 6th marks the release of Amy Winehouse‘s posthumous album “Lioness: Hidden Treasures”.
Mitch Winehouse, Amy’s father stated, “The family view was nothing was going to go out unless it was comparable to ‘Frank’ or ‘Back To Black’. If it wasn’t as good as that then we wouldn’t have allowed it to go out.”
So while it was admittedly hard for the family to listen to the album, they gave their permission for the LP to be put out after deciding it was “comparable” to her previous studio albums, which included 2003′s ‘Frank’ and 2005′s ‘Back To Black’. Continue reading Amy Winehouse’s “Lioness: Hidden Treasures” Released Today »
Music is an amazingly complex artform, yet also one that transcends language and many of the other barriers that we manage to put up around us. Now it appears that not only can music improve our mood and bring us together, but now music is actively used to help heal us as well, in what’s called Melodic Intonation Therapy.
The left hemisphere of the brain is the area which is responsible for primary language, however music has an impact on both hemispheres. This is why Melodic Intonation Therapy is so exciting. Using music therapists are working to repair, and in some cases reactivate, the language section of the brain. And in some cases, they are teaching us to retrain the right hemisphere of our brains to accomplish this. Continue reading Melodic Intonation Therapy, Learning How to Retrain the Injured Brain »
Panic! At The Disco’s album “Vices & Virtues” is their first studio product after a hiatus of three years, during which time the band also parted ways with former members Jon Walker and Ryan Ross.
As their fans know, Panic! At The Disco posted a short movie-like teaser video titled “The Overture,” which was taken very warmly by their supporters. However, what still remains unknown is the motive and meaning behind such a release by a group that produces music and not movies. Continue reading Panic! At The Disco Talk About New Album ‘Vices & Virtues’ »
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 »
Neither Selena Gomez nor Justin Bieber open up when asked about their relationship. Their usual answers are vague and evasive, but they do show up in the media together and pose like more than just friends.
A lot of time has passed without any real confirmation from the two stars themselves, and when Gomez visited the set of Ellen DeGeneres, the host had one thing in her mind, and that was to make the young star explain the status and nature of his relationship with Bieber. Continue reading Ellen Asks Selena Gomez about Calling Justin Bieber Her Brother »
Speaking to the Mixtape Daily, the up-and-coming MC said that Kanye West is their ‘Captain Planet’ as he possesses all the individual qualities that are the specialties of his protégés.
You all know Captain Planet and his band of merry tree huggers out to save the planet from pollution. Prynce described himself as heart, Big Sean as water, Teyana Taylor as Wind, Pusha T as fire, and saved the best character for their leader and mentor Kanye, who he thinks is a combination of special talents.
Does this means that Mr. Hudson is Earth? Captain Planet had five elements, last time we checked. Continue reading Kanye West Labeled Captain Planet by CyHi Da Prynce »
Travie McCoy’s main motive behind releasing “Lazarus” last year was to supply his fans with a collection for the ‘good times.’
Those good times marked the beginning of a great time for McCoy, who then got to tour with Ke$ha and Rihanna, followed it up with several singles that performed admirably and, in spite of the fact that a year has passed, his good times are still going strong.
Although “Lazarus” is still doing well, McCoy has realized that it’s the right time to turn his attention to his next project, “Gym Class Heroes.” Continue reading Travie McCoy and Gym Class Heroes Working on Next Album »