When they go into the studio or on tour, artists like Michael Jackson, Billy Joel, Ozzy Osbourne and John Mellancamp can’t do it alone. They need to hire a band, a collection of crack musicians who can make their music come alive. While these people may play in front of millions of people over the course of their careers, they spend most of time in the background, unknown to all but the most hardcore fans of the frontperson.
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Source: Snar_2: An automated snare drum for Aphex Twin by Godfried-Willem Raes Well isn’t this a cool thing, especially for the drummer impaired singer/songwriter class. Controlled by simple midi this complex ‘drum machine’ really has some class.
John Lydon is captivating, but a doc about Public Image Ltd. tells you more about Lydon’s post-Sex Pistols band than you may want to know. Source: ‘The Public Image Is Rotten’ Review: John Lydon’s post-Pistols Band | Variety
Learn 10 little-known facts about the Ramones’ 1976 debut LP, recorded 40 years ago this month. Source: Ramones’ Debut LP: 10 Things You Didn’t Know – Rolling Stone
Lyrics include: “Asshole, when are you gonna die?” Source: Listen to Iggy Pop’s New Song “Asshole Blues” | Pitchfork
Jimmy Webb looks back on more than 50 years writing for everyone from Frank Sinatra to Paul McCartney, and the dark times he weathered along the way. Source: Jimmy Webb on John Lennon’s Lost Weekend, Frank Sinatra – Rolling Stone
Source: After a Half-Century in Music, Clive Davis Is Still in Love – The New York Times