The queen of million hearts and a legendary rock & roll singer – Linda Ronstadt has stated that she will never sing again. Though this news has broken millions of hearts of her fans but the reports are straight from Linda Ronstadt who said that she has been robbed off her melodious singing voice and will not sing again.
Linda Marie Ronstadt is one of the legendary & famous rock music singers from America. The beautiful diva, who is currently 67, has been a big name in the rock music world and has grabbed 11 Grammy awards, one Emmy award, one ALMA award, a Golden Globe award, 2 Academy of Country Music awards and numerous more awards and acclaims around the world due to her melodious singing voice that mesmerized the listener with its unique sensation. The diva recently stated that she will not be able to sing again and the reason is her disease – Parkinson’s disease which has robbed the diva of her sensational musical voice.
Linda told that when the problems arose earlier she thought it is due to some tick bite but when she got diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, she was stunned. Parkinson’s disease is a kind of degenerative disorder and Linda suspects that she might be having this disease for years. Parkinson’s disease is among those diseases which are very hard to be diagnosed at an early stage and according to neurologist, due to the symptoms Linda is showing, she might be suffering from this problem since last 7 to 8 years.
The disease’s bad effects on her body do not let her to sing as she used to earlier. This news is undoubtedly a very sad one for the Linda fans but at the same time prayers are always with this veteran diva.
Jeff Hanneman , the guitarist of heavy metal band “Slayer” , died on 2nd may ,2013. The band stated that he died of alcohol-related cirrhosis of the liver and clearing Hanneman’s death related speculation that a rare flesh-eating infection, necrotizing fasciitis, that he believed he had contracted in 2011 due to a spider’s bite was the cause of his death. No one was aware of his liver condition until the last moment of his life excluding Hanneman and his close ones.
Hanneman was also the co- founder of The Slayer. He founded the band with the guitarist Kerry King. Kerry King said in our initial days lived in my father’s garage cum rehearsal space and we used to rehearse most of the time.
With Hanneman as the guitarist, Slayer was known as one of the “big four” thrash metal groups during 1980s, along with Anthrax, Metallica and Megadeth. Hanneman had written numerous great songs for the band but Raining Blood and Angel of Death from the 1986 album Reign in Blood were considered one of his greatest compositions.
Grief was expressed by fellow musicians with their tweets on twitter. Slash, guitarist in Guns’ n’ Roses, said, “Tragic and shocking news about Hanneman. He will be missed by many people. he also stated it to be a sad day for metal. While Andrew WK tweeted,”Jeff Hanneman will always be the metal god. Being a true master, he gave excitement and excitement to millions, and will always continue to”.
Math rock – well on first glance it sounds like something of high school mathematics but in actual practice it has nothing to do with mathematics except for the name itself. In actual practice it is a sub genre of famous and our lovable rock music world. It is a guitar based rhythmically complex style of indie rock and experimental rock music. It first emerged in the era of late 90s. It is supposed to be widely influenced by bands of progressive rock genres specifically King Crimson. Steve Reich, a 20th century discreet composer is considered a big name in the field of Math rock. The characteristics signifying this sub genre of rock music world include atypical and complex rhythmic structure, angular melodies, odd time explicit signatures, extended & dissonant chords, counterpoints along with some irregular starting and stopping.
The most famous and well accredited bands that have made their way through Math rock music are as follows.
The Wildhearts, is the name of an English rock band that hails from England. The music that they make is a combination of melodic pop music and hard rock. Although press has often stated that they drive their influence for music from Beatles and Metallica, but the band itself has always denied these speculations that circulate around.
The band finds its origin in 1989, but they came up with a bang with a their debut album – The earth v/s the Wildhearts in 1993. This band which poses a unpredictable and turbulent history. Apart from Ginger, all the other members of the band have been regularly replaced.
In this year, 2013, the band is celebrating its 20th anniversary of the debut album and has planned a short UK tour for this. They’ll perform their 1993′s successful record in Nottingham, Manchester, Wolverhampton and Glasgow. The team for this anniversary celebration includes the main man of the band – Ginger (David Walls) joined by CJ as guitarist, Ritch Battersby as drummer and Random Jon Poole as the bassist.
The line up for the performance is also quite exciting as the full eleven tracks from the album will be delivered by the band in the first half of each performing night followed by the second half, where the band will play the tracks chosen by the live audience.
This band will be performing after a long time as in 2009, after the release of Chutzpah, the band
was put on hiatus by Ginger due to Scott Sorry’s unavailability.
A rare version of the album The Beatles named ‘Please Please Me’ is finally sold for £12,000 at an auction in Sussex. The album was signed by the four band members namely Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. The album was expected to fetch £15,000 at the Worthing auction. ‘Please Please Me’ was the first album released by The Beatles in the year 1963. Beatles was one of the initial groups that have significant contribution in bringing the rock music at a place, where it is today.
Liz Chambers, from Worthing and her brother Chris Collins, from Eastbourne have initially refused the £12,000 bid for the copy of the same album earlier. But, according to the latest updates, they have accepted the aforementioned amount from the private buyers. Although they have expected more for the rarity of The Beatles that has been kept in a tin for about 30 years, they have had to close the deal with somewhat lower price than what expected.
The Beatles, one of the most popular English rock bands was founded in Liverpool in the year 1960. During the start, the band performed in the various clubs based in Liverpool and Hamburg so as to build the reputation. If we say, that they are among one of the most popular rock bands, it would not be wrong. According to the Recording Industry Association of America, The Beatles have sold about 177 million units in the United States as of 2012.
Rolling Stones have again touched the hearts of their fans. While celebrating their fifty years, the legendary band released Grrr! It is the band’s 60th album with two newly recorded tracks namely ‘One More Shot’ and ‘Doom and Gloom’. The tracks seem to be the best match and apt for sharing their band’s 50 years of success with the Rolling Stones fans. The heroes Charlie Watts, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood and Mick Jagger have put a lot of dedication in creating the revitalizing sound tracks. The album contains some of the most magnificent songs.
Grr comes in five different versions. Some of the versions include 50 tracks and a special edition is composed of 80 tracks. ‘Come on’, the band’s first single hit track from 1963 is on the top of the album as the starting track. Some of the other tracks that would refresh the fans with some of the past memories are ‘Paint It Black’, ‘Brown Sugar’, ‘Honky Tonk Women’, ‘Fool to Cry’, ‘Sympathy for the Devil’ and ‘Start Me Up’.
The Rolling Stones rockers also walked the red carpet at the London film festival for the premier of their documentary named Crossfire Hurricane. The band has already played four 50 th anniversary concerts and the last concept is scheduled at the Prudential Center in Newark on 15th December. The rock band ‘The Black Keys’, Lady Gaga and Bruce Springsteen are going to join Rolling Stones on the last night.
Recently, the much popular Metallica heavy metal group officially announced the closure of their partnership with the Warner music group. The band has collected his master recordings and is now set to take the driver seat. They have formed their new independent label, Blackened Recordings. Now, the band will cover up all the future projects under Blackened Recordings. They will also deal with the marketing and promotion of their own label.
The frontman of the band, James Hetfield thanked Warner Music group for 28 years of their friendly relationship since the year 1994. Drummer Lars Ulrich quoted this independent approach of the band as a way to their creative destiny. Blackened Recordings will serve as the home for all the audio and video tracks in future. The label will debut on December 12, with ‘Quebec Magnetic’, a DVD of the band’s concert in Toronto in the year 2009.
Metallica has always been one of the top choices of the people with some of their renowned albums namely ‘Master of Puppets’, ‘The Black Album’, ‘St. Anger’,‘Death Magnetic’. With the creation of their independent record level, the band has acquired the rights to all their future studio albums.
At present, the band is working on the 10th album of band that is scheduled to release next to next year. This particular studio album will be released under the band’s own home, Blackened Recordings. Let’s congrats all the Metallica rockers and hope for some more exciting music tracks from the band in the coming days.