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.
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
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.
Jimi Hendrix – world’s most renowned & talented guitarist and a legendary rock music singer & song writer. Many books have been written on this iconic rock music artist covering his life and his untimely demise that left the world mourning. Today we will be reviewing one such book on the life of Jimi that was written as a tribute to this celebrity. This book is Jimi Hendrix Electric Gypsy written by Caesar Glebbeek & Harry Shapiro. Let us have a look at the review of this book.
I have always personally admired & enjoyed the music of Jimi Hendrix. This book Jimi Hendrix Electric Gypsy is more of a biography of Jimi’s life in the words of Harry & Caesar. The book has focused on the all the aspects of life of Jimi from his childhood to his rising towards success and fame to that unfortunate &untimely death. The book has explored very deeply the unhappy & full of struggle childhood that Jimi had lived. Moreover Shapiro & Caesar has very precisely raised questions over the rumors of Jimi’s management’s carelessness towards his health that leads to unfortunate death of this legend.
This book is a straight Yes to all the hard core Jimi Hendrix’s fans especially who closely want to learn about the life of this iconic rock music artist. Harry & Caesar have been very wise towards choosing the words especially while discussing very sensitive topics in the book. The emotional factor is kept very accurate and it really touches down your heart.
I will strongly recommend this book to readers.
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.
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.
- 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.
- Father of Matthew Bellamy was also a musician. He was part of The Tornados, a well known rock band from 60s.
- The youngest member of the band is Christopher Wolstenholme. He was just 16 (born in 1978) when the band was formed.
- Dominic Howard, the drummer of the band is left handed while other two are right handed.
- 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.
- This band is among very few bands that have never changed their band members ever since their inception in the rock music world.
- All the band members of Muse have received Honorary Doctorates of Arts in the year 2008 from the University of Plymouth.
- The earlier name chosen for the band was ‘Rocket Baby Dolls’ but later on they changed it to Muse.
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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- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Bono was named by 24/7 Wall Street as ‘worst investor in America’ but of course prior to the investment he made in Facebook.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.’
Who does not know the legend Michael Jackson? He is the man who re-shaped the world of rock & roll with his passion and enthusiasm. The world widely admires Jackson for his contribution to the world with his music. Even after his death, he is among the most famous & notable celebrities in the world. There have been numerous books written on this outstanding personality. Today we are reviewing one book that has been written on the life of this legend. This book is Michael Jackson the Magic and the Madness by J. Randy Taraborrelli.
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This book specifically focuses deeply on the vital years of Jackson’s life. J. Randy Taraborrelli has done an incredible job while writing this book that is an end result of 30 years of wide research along with numerous exclusive interviews with the legend himself as well as with those who were very close to Jackson and his family. All this hard work has payed back incredibly since this book will take you for a close insight with the legend and his life that always has been an open book yet quite enigma at the same time.
The book focuses on the times of Jackson as a kid, his dwelling and blooming of skills to fulfill his dreams to the immense success as a legend he gained to his ever varying personal appearance along with peculiar publicity stunts. The book also portrays behind-the-scenes anecdotes like his marriages to Debbie Rowe & Lisa Marie Presley, his addictions and his children and all other aspects of Jackson’s life.
From my side, this is a must read book due to incredible research, outstanding storytelling along with a definitive documentation.
One of the preeminent rock & roll band of hard genre heavy metal is Halloween. The band was formed in the year 1983 and is from Michigan having Bill Whyte, Brian Thomas, Rick Craig and George Neal as the four band members. Recently in the beginning of this year, Helloween released their new album ‘Straight Out of Hell’.
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According to me the album ‘Straight Out of Hell’ is so far the best one released by Helloween in their career span of 20 years. Helloween is widely accredited since its each album is always better than the last one and they have followed this trend this time too. Everything from sound, songs, lyrics to singing and impressions is simply perfect. The music is so awesome that it can buzz up even the laziest person to stand & rock on. This album is quite much more heavier in terms of music & sound than Helloween’s last album, which was also a hit – ‘7 Sinners’.
The lyrics of all songs with music are amazing and provide a good positive feel. The most important thing, lyrics are meaningful unlike majority of rock & roll songs. There has never been any doubt with the singing skills of Helloween but this time they have really stunned everyone, I could not find a single disappointment in this album. This is worth the money you will spend on it. Its ‘a must go and grab one’ album. I strongly recommend it for all especially Metal Rock fans.
This article presents the review of the album Revelation by famous rock band Journey. This is the 15th album overall and 13th as studio album. The album was special since it was Journey’s first album with Arnel Pineda, Filipino lead singer. The album totally features ten songs, a DVD featuring the existing lineups and 12 re-recorded most famous hits. Here below are reviews of the album Revelation
This album for me so far is the best of the creations by Journey. The music is apt, interesting and keeps you repeat it over and over. The music is exceedingly fascinating that mesmerizes its listeners leaving them bewitched. Before the release, numerous speculations were there whether band would be able to repeat the success or not but the ‘Revelation’ and Journey’s new 40 year old lead singer Filipino have not only maintained yet added some new shining stars to the reputation. The favorite ones and formidably magnificent ones are ‘Like a Sunshower’, ‘Faith in the Heartland, and ‘Change for the Better.’ The message ‘Hold on to that feeling’ from Journey remains the same here in this album too.
From my side, the album receives big plus and a big Yes for all. I would strongly recommend it not only for Journey fans but also for all rock & roll fans who want to enjoy some incredible music parts. This is a double CD set which from beginning to end the entire album will hold you with its bewitching music and awesome song tracks. So go now and grab your DVD now and enjoy it simply.
Sacr Tissue is the autobiography of the Anthony Kiedis who is the vocalist of the legendary band Red Hot Chili Peppers. He has written about his whole life experience in this book right from his birth to the early 2004. There is a lot about his drug addiction and his fight to get over it. This book acquired the top spot in the New York Times Best Seller List. If you browse you will get this book in the top five bestselling books on most book selling websites as per user rating.
Review of Scar Tissue:
There is no doubt that you will find this book interesting in the rock music genre. Some readers had amazing experience reading the book. Tjis book brings forward a very close look on the vocalist Kiedis’s life. Though the subject matter is little disturbing, but it is easy to read and understand. Although it’s a real life story but you will find it so interesting that you will finish reading it quite early. This book is packed with garish details of ill-advised sexual escapades and drug use.
It is an engaging book that crafts a plot right in from of your eyes, where you can see what you are reading. Some even mentioned that, I had put the book down for a moment as I was having nightmares where Anthony Kiedis was chasing me because he thought I had his drugs.
So, if you love the Red Hot Chili Peppers, this book would be irresistible for you.
Save Rock & Roll album was a high profiled, long awaited album of Fall Out Boy rock band. Reason – They released this album after a long hiatus of 4 years. The band has always been famous for different reasons and album after 4 years really created a huge hype. Here is a review of the album Save Rock & Roll by Fall Out Boy.
Since Fall Out Boy band was releasing their art piece after a long duration of 4 years, plenty of expectations were there but unfortunately ‘Save Rock & Roll’ was neither able to save ‘Rock & Roll’ nor band itself. The over expected album ended up providing under results.
First and foremost, the music of the album does not justify name ‘Save Rock & Roll’ itself. The music has not much to do with Rock & Roll. Another big fall out for Fall Out Boy is unoriginality in this album.
Accompanying total of 11 tracks, some actually made me feel wretched while some were extremely awesome. So a mixed liking-disliking flavor for me. The biggest fall out in ‘Save Rock & Roll’ album is a forfeit of true genre twisting with preposterous lyrics and cliché cheesy melodies in favor of some hooking tweens.
To sum up at the end, this album is merely 40 minutes of superfluously & emotionally unstable outmoded piece of pop punk. Better could have been delivered. Though a bit disappointment for me still crazy hardcore Fall Out Boy fans are loving it surprisingly.