Death Cab for Cutie had long said that they want to revisit their roots through their next album, even though they are not entirely sure where their actual home is. What the band wanted to convey through their new album ‘Codes and Keys’ was the thought that home could be the physical place where we live, or the space in between our ears or anything else. After all, every person is such a large collection of ‘memories’ that a connection with the past can be made every second and hence, the band’s concept of the home comes into play. Continue reading Death Cab for Cutie Uncovers ‘Codes and Keys’ in the Emerald City »
During MTV’s “State of the Union” broadcast yesterday, 30 Seconds to Mars talked in detail about their musical connection with legendary rock band Nirvana in general and its lead singer Kurt Cobain in particular, their upcoming appearance on the Bamboozle Festival as the primary musical act and of course their future plans.
When the interview reached the part where they were about to disclose their future plans, the band broke the news that their next song from their album “This is War,” will be “Night of the Hunter.” The band seemed to be a bit too excited talking about the single’s prospects, but the reason is just that they’ve wanted to share it with their listeners for a very long time. Continue reading Leto of 30 Second to Mars Explains ‘Night of the Hunter’ Attachment »
Famously conservative minded radio host Glenn Beck may have been finding it hard to come up with controversial topics to talk about, which is evident by his bizarre attack on My Chemical Romance’s single ‘Sing.’ Much to the astonishment of MCR fans and even Beck’s listeners, he recently labeled ‘Sing’ as ‘propaganda.’
In the Thursday’s episode of his self-titled Fox News program, Beck kicked of the proceedings by first blasting the contents of the musical TV show ‘Glee,’ which in his own words, he watched in “stunned horror and admiring awe.” He then swiftly switched focus and started to explain his analysis of “Sing’s” lyrical contents. Beck, who is notable for his longs tirades on almost every subject that comes to his mind, then recited the song’s lyrics with fervent fright.
He warned, “Pay attention to the lyrics. This is propaganda … it’s an anthem saying ‘Join us.’ How can you and I possibly win against that?”
My Chemical Romance has made an announcement stating that they are going to make a new rendition of their song ‘Sing’- the income generated from whom will be given to the earthquake relief charity fund being run by Red Cross in Japan. But they don’t wanna be alone in contributing all the charity action. Instead, they have asked their legion of fans called MCRmy to join them and contribute to this cause in any way they can.
The band has also asked their fans to upload their messages, video clips, images or anything else they can to lift the morale of the disaster-stricken Japanese nation. The submitted collection with the message #SINGItForJapan will then be used by the band on the video of the charity-oriented song that they plan to make.
The music industry today is overridden with mediocre artists pumping out clichéd, meaningless music that sells records but fails to do what, at the end of the day, all good music should do: touch people’s lives and help them connect with each other and their individual realities. I, personally, have had no personal, deeper experience with any of the music I purchased last year.
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1996, 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
station. Continue reading Before Success Knocked on the Door: Get to Know Linkin Park »