Interesting Facts about Yellowcard (Rock Band)

Yellowcard is an American pop punk rock band that was formed in 1997, in Florida, U.S. Ryan Key, Ryan Mendez, Sean Mackin, Longineu W.parsons III and Josh Portman are the present members of the Yellowcard band although it was not the original line-up of the band. We have come up with some unknown facts about Yellowcard.

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  1. In 1997, Midget Tossing band’s first album was released and their subsequent album Where We Stand was featured on the same schedule as the first one.
  2. Soon after the release of their second album, Ryan Key was the new entry in the band and he replaced Ben Dobson, which has entirely changed the band style. It became pop punk from hardcore.
  3. In the beginning of 2000, band recorded and released their album Still Stand EP and soon in June 2000, they signed their debut soundtrack agreement.
  4. One for the kids was their third album and released in 2001 and The Underdog EP their next album released soon after. Both albums earned huge popularity.
  5. From the album, “Way Away” The band released their first single.
  6. In late 2003, the band released a hit single, “Ocean Avenue”. The premier of the song telecasted on MTV’s TRL program and quickly after it attained No. 1 position in the music charts.
  7. In the beginning of 2005, Yellowcard took a few months off. Peter Mosely and Ryan Key moved to New York City to write the songs for their upcoming album.

Interesting facts about David Vanian

In Hemel Hempstead, England, David Vanian was born on 12 October 1956. “The Damned” was the punk rock band and he is a main singer and rock musician for this and which was formed in 1976 in London. Here are some interesting facts about David Vanian.

David Vanian

  1. The original name of David Vanian is David Lett. David Vanian is the most invasive element of the band. Before turning to a musician, he was gravedigger but soon he realized that he should be in the music world.
  2. The Damned were the first British punk band to release a single full length disc, an album. It hit records in the UK charts with amazing punk rock tracks.
  3. David Vanian often dressed up in dark clothing and white makeup while performing on stage to showcase how deeply he is influenced with gothic fashion.
  4. A Screen show was anchored by him on channel Rockworld TV which is UK-based TV. In response to this and to win prizes for horror films, many audiences sent their videos.
  5. In Cambridge, he and Captain Sensible came in to the controversy related to the incident of Christmas lights.
  6. For movie a movie, he composed the amazing sound track in 2009.
  7. In 1977, before joining Dammed, he was married to Laurie, his first wife. In Mid 1990, they got separated.
  8. After some time of their separation, he married to Patricia Morrison. Emily Vanian born in 2004 and Patrica Morrision was her mother.

Dave Vanian interview

A Preface to STP (Stone Temple Pilots)

One of the most famous and widely accredited rock music bands of 90s era was Stone Temple Pilots or shortly referred to as STP. STP is still contributing admirably to the wide rock music world. The band is an American rock music band from California’s San Diego. The band was formed in the year 1986 with name Mighty Joe Young but later on changed the name to Stone Temple Pilots. Though the debut album of the band came out in the year 1992, but the band acclaimed its immense global fame & success in the year 1993 and hence becoming one of the most commercially famous bands of era of 90s.

Stone Temple Pilots

The band incepted with five members – bassist Robert DeLeo, guitarist Dean DeLeo, drummer Eric Kretz, lead vocalist Chester Bennington and vocalist Scott Weiland. But Scott Weiland left the band in this year (2013) and band has got Bennington as a replacement. The band’s music genre is highly appreciated by fans. The music genre & style of music used by Stone Temple Pilots is a unique blending of two music genres of rock music – alternate rock as well as hard rock. The band is famous for always coming up uniquely with an exceptional blend of these two genres. The band ‘Aerosmith’ is supposed to be the core inspiration for the band.

Stone Temple Pilots with its music and cool style has become an iconic band for youngsters as well as many younger rock bands. Even the ‘Chris Daughtry’ is a self proclaimed fan of the band admitting taking inspiration from the band and its style.

Notes on Curtis Mayfield’s Biography – The Legend

Curtis Lee Mayfield was one of the most famous rock music artists and highly accredited globally for his contribution to the rock music world. He was an American rock music funk singer, R&B, songwriter as well as a record producer. Curtis is highly accredited as instigate of politically cognizant African – American as well as funk music. Along with being world renowned rock music artist he was also an appreciable multi-instrument player. The instruments he had expertise include bass, guitar, piano, drums and saxophone.

Curtis Mayfield

Curtis was widely known & valued for introducing social awareness in society with R&B as well as African-American music. He also wrote songs that protested against political & social inequality. But the critically as well as commercially acclaimed peak came to his career with his music work ‘Super Fly’ that took him to higher level of success and fame. ‘Super Fly’ is still considered one of the most super influential African-American music works till date.

Curtis had got numerous honors and awards for his impeccable contribution in the rock music world. Some of these achievements include Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, Grammy Legend Award and a double induction into the famous Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. He was also a two time inductee of Grammy Hall of Fame. He was honored as one of the 100 Greatest Artists of all times.
In the year 1990, Mayfield had a stage accident which caused paralyses to his body below the neck. He became unable to play guitar but he continued writing songs, singing and directing them. Curtis died due to diabetes in the year 1999.

Preface to the Rock Band – Pearl Jam

One of the most famous rock & roll bands of era of 90s was Pearl Jam. It is an American rock & roll band that was formulated in the year 1990 in Washington’s Seattle. The band was started by four young musicians – guitarist Stone Gossard, vocalist Eddie Vedder, bassist Jeff Ament and guitarist Mike McCready. Later on in the year 1998, Matt Cameron also joined the band and till date these five members are a part of this legendary rock band. This band was formed after Ament’s and Gossard’s band, Mother Love Bone, got demised.

Pearl Jam
The first studio album by this band, Ten was a massive hit. Though the band experienced a critical criticization in its earlier days, condemned of being mere corporate trade-in on the style of alternative rock yet the band was able to reach the heights of success due to the immense fan following.
The music style of Pearl Jam has always been appreciated by fans for being quite different, less heavy as well as a bit of harkening-back than other rock bands. The main inspiration of the band’s music has been considered the classic rock music and punk rock music. So far band has successfully broadened down its music range in its recent albums over the past few years.
The music work by the band so far incorporates –

  • Ten in 1991
  • Vs. in 1993
  • Vitalogy in 1994
  • No Code in 1996
  • Yield in 1998
  • Binaural in 2000
  • Riot Act in 2002
  • Pearl Jam in 2006
  • Backspacer in 2009
  • Lightning Bolt in 2013

7 Cool Facts about Rock Band ‘Duran Duran’

One of the most famous & well admired rock & roll band of the 80s era was ‘Duran Duran’. This band has always been famous for their romantic music creations. The band was originated in the year 1978. It has been more than 30 years but the band is still ruling over the hearts of their fans. Here are some unknown yet interesting facts about the band ‘Duran Duran’.

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  • The band name was inspired from one of the characters from science fiction movie Barbarella.
  • There is always a myth among fans that may be three of the Taylors of the band are somehow related since they share same surname but that is not truth. None of them are related to each other.
  • The biggest achievement & compliment for this band is that they used to be the favorite ones for none other than – Princess Diana.
  • The band was made in 1978 in Birmingham in a nightclub. The name of the nightclub was Rum Runner.
  • The Milan city’s Mayor, Letizia Moratti has honored the band by gifting them the ‘Keys to city Milan’ pronouncing them the Style Icon of 20th century.
  • The band members have won the nickname of “The Prettiest Boys in Rock”. The famous & prestigious People Magazine gave them this nickname due to their elegant yet cool image. The credit for this image goes to fashion designers – Kahn & Bell and Antony Price.
  • ‘Duran Duran’ was among the earliest rock & roll bands who worked on their own music remixes.

8 Interesting Facts about ‘Muse’ Band

One of the most famous rock bands of the era of 2000s is Muse band. They are an English rock & roll music band from Devon. The band was originated in the year 1994 and comprised of three members – Christopher Wolstenholme, Matthew Bellamy and Dominic Howard.

Muse Band
Well there are numerous unknown facts about the band Muse and some of them are mentioned below. Have a look at the most interesting yet unknown facts about the band muse.

  1. Muse believes in quality not in quantity. So far in the career span of more than 19 years, they have released just 5 studio albums.
  2. Father of Matthew Bellamy was also a musician. He was part of The Tornados, a well known rock band from 60s.
  3. The youngest member of the band is Christopher Wolstenholme. He was just 16 (born in 1978) when the band was formed.
  4. Dominic Howard, the drummer of the band is left handed while other two are right handed.
  5. Muse has won several awards all the way through their bright career. The awards include the prestigious ones like 5 Q Awards, 5 MTV Europe Music Awards, 8 NME Awards, 4 Kerrang! awards and 2 BRIT awards.
  6. This band is among very few bands that have never changed their band members ever since their inception in the rock music world.
  7. All the band members of Muse have received Honorary Doctorates of Arts in the year 2008 from the University of Plymouth.
  8. The earlier name chosen for the band was ‘Rocket Baby Dolls’ but later on they changed it to Muse.

7 Interesting Facts about Bono

Bono is a famous rock singer of the world renowned band U2. Below are given some of the interesting yet unknown facts about the life of Bono that you may not know.

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  1. Bono was not an admirer of the band name, U2. Though Bono achieved immense success and fame via this band but still he never liked it. This name was suggested by the album sleeve of the band – Steve Averill.
  2. Bono is the only people who has been nominated for an Oscar, a Grammy award, a Golden Globe and guess what for Nobel Prize (Peace) too.
  3. Well not all know but if you are using Facebook, that somehow belongs to Bono. Bono is officially 1.5% stake holder of Facebook. That 1.5% only sums up to $1 billion.
  4. Bono was named by 24/7 Wall Street as ‘worst investor in America’ but of course prior to the investment he made in Facebook.
  5. Bono has portrayed a firm example of being in one relationship before the world. Bono has been married to Ali for almost 30 years. He has four kids Jordan, Elijah, Memphis and John.
  6. Bono was unlucky with his mother since he lost her at the age of 14 only. Many of his songs are inspired by his late mom, Iris.
  7. Bono is not only a writer, musician and an actor. He is a great Humanitarian too. That is why he was chosen for Nobel Peace Prize and was name ‘Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire.’

Marilyn Manson: The Long Hard Road Out of Hell

It is the Marilyn Manson’s autobiography. Marilyn Manson who is a rock band’s leader released this autobiography on 14 February 1998. This book includes Marilyn Manson’s early life along with the phase when he rose to fame and many other details including drugs and his relationships. The sale of around 150,000 copies of this controversial icon’s autobiography made it to national bestsellers list quite easily.

The Long Hard Road Out of Hell

Review of the Long Hard Road Out of Hell:

The popularity of the Marilyn Manson was huge and his autobiography also gained similar level of popularity & love from his fans worldwide. Many considered it as the best book in rock music genre and if you browse you will find this book on most of the internet book selling websites and book houses.

The best part of this book is it engages the interest of the reader not only when Manson became the star but right from where he started explaining his early years. This book brings forward a really interesting portrait of a dysfunctional youth growing up to become America’s most hated rock n roll star. This book is indeed interesting and fun.

This book might also change your viewpoints about the hated star who indulges himself in some of the weirdest things. This book presents as astounding combination of stardom and its effects on the person.

If you are huge fan of Marilyn Manson’s music, you must read the book and you will start loving Manson even more.

 

Grebo – What that Is?

Grebo was a subculture of United Kingdom that came in for a short period of time. It was active in late 1980’s to early 1990’s. English midlands were the areas where it was mainly based.

In the north of England , Madchester group used to mix many different musical elements to develop Alternative Dances and in the same way the Grebo Bands used to mix different musical genres to develop a new form. Bands that indulged in this mixing practice used to blend Garage rock, alternative type of hip hop, rock, electronic and pop . This new kind of musical genre found support of the Gothic rock’s Post-punk roots. Bands like Ned’s Atomic Dustbin, The Wonder Stuff, Pop Will Eat Itself and Carter USM (a London based band) and The Hunters Club, Crazyhead, Scum Pups, The Bomb Party also supported this genre. Some out of many popular songs of Grebo were “Grebo Guru” and “Oh Grebo I Think I Love You”.

Grebo Fashion

A Grebo fashion also came out in this period that was pretty famous too. Eccentric hats, army surplus clothing, scarfs, dreadlocks, leather bike jeans and jackets, high ponytail and moderately shaved heads, baggy clothing, lumberjack shirts, boots were some elements of the Grebo fashion.

Grebo was a moderate success in that short period and it influenced large number of later bands. Right after the end of Grebo era , Britpop, Grunge, Other Anglo-American bands era started. These were not inspired by Grebo but contained a few elements of it.