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CRY OF DAWN (Featuring Göran Edman) To Release Debut, S/T Studio Album On September 23rd, via Frontiers Music SRL

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , on July 25, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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BREAKING NEWS: Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to present CRY OF DAWN, a new Melodic Rock/AOR project featuring Göran Edman on lead vocals and produced by Daniel Flores. The self-titled debut album will be released on September 23rd. For full details, check our website: http://www.frontiers.it/news/

CRY OF DAWN is a straight ahead AOR / Melodic Rock album that is a true feast for the ears of all lovers of this style of music. Picture hints of the likes of Night Ranger, Journey, Bad English and Starship and you’ll get a sense of what is in store for you! Hear for yourself with an album sampler:

https://youtu.be/l85g_qMKX0M

Pre-order details and first song COMING SOON!

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Source: 

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http://www.frontiers.it

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE CRY OF DAWN.

Stone.

STEVE VAI – Is Guitar World September 2016 Cover Feature

Posted in classic rock, Guitar, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on July 25, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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On the 25th anniversary of Passion and Warfare, the virtuoso discusses his masterwork and its sophisticated antecedent, the newly released Modern Primitive.

Get your copy today for just $7.99!

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For more info on Steve Vai:

www.vai.com

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE STEVE VAI.

Stone.

TILES – Announces New Live Performances; MIKE PORTNOY Video Endorsement For “Pretending 2 Run” Album Posted

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Music, news, prog rock, progressive rock, rock music with tags , , , , , on July 14, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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Detroit Prog quartet TILES has confirmed several new live appearances in the weeks ahead, and in addition, the band has just issued a short new video endorsement from Mike Portnoy.

Mike Portnoy (The Winery Dogs, Flying Colors, Dream Theater) praises the new TILES double album Pretending 2 Run backstage after The Winery Dogs show in Detroit. Portnoy and his son Max (Next To None) supply guest drums to the album – simultaneously, the first time the two have been recorded together – in addition to other luminaries including Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull), Adam Holzman (Steven Wilson), Mike Stern (Miles Davis), Colin Edwin (Porcupine Tree) and Kim Mitchell. The record was produced by Terry Brown (Rush, Fates Warning) and is finished with artwork by Hugh Syme (Iron Maiden, Rush, Dream Theater).

See the new mini-video HERE or below:

Following their recent Northeastern US tour with Laser’s Edge label mates District 97, TILES has confirmed several new live performances for the Summer and early Fall months. The new gigs include a hometown show August 13th with Laser’s Edge kin Iris Divine as well as Mindmaze and Mare Crisium, followed by back-to-back shows September 29th and 30th at the Cleveland and Detroit nights of Sonic Voyage Fest alongside Circuline and Stratospheerius. Further updates will follow.

TILES Live:

8/13/2016 Token Lounge – Detroit, MI w/ Mindmaze, Iris Divine, Mare Crisium [info]

9/29/2016 Wilberts – Cleveland, OH @ Sonic Voyage Fest w/ Circuline, Stratospheerius [info]

9/30/2016 Token Lounge – Detroit, MI @ Sonic Voyage Fest w/ Circuline, Stratospheerius [info]

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Released in April through the Laser’s Edge Group, Pretending 2 Run is sitting comfortably in the Top 20 of many monthly readers’ polls throughout Europe and is being hailed as one of 2016’s best Prog albums. PROG issued, “the Detroiters really turn up the heat,” calling the band’s delivery, “imaginative, expansive, colorful, diverse and more satisfying than ever.” Classic Rock claims, “whoever invests their time into Pretending 2 Run will have enjoyed every single second.” All Music stated, “Who says the concept album is dead? Brilliant.” iO Pages says, “TILES is still at the top of the progressive rock world. Pretending 2 Run will finish high in many year-end lists.”

Says Eclipsed, “Pretending 2 Run is an enormously complex album that reveals new secrets with each play.” Progression Magazine rated the record 4/5 including, “This album clearly sounds as if it took years to make. ‘Shelter In Place’… ranks as one of the strongest, most memorable tunes in the band’s catalog.”

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Sea Of Tranquility’s 4.5/5 review boasts, “In a year when we’ve seen two longtime prog veterans, Dream Theater and TILES, release lengthy concept albums, I have to give TILES the nod as the more successful of the two…” Music Connection’s review includes, “they’ve upped the ante by giving the listener a double disc with an engaging storyline, meticulously arranged string and choral pieces, sweet vocal harmonies and tuneful jam-based rock, fusion and world beat sounds,” and About.com’s 4/5 review said, “Pretending 2 Run gives prog rock fans everything they could want in a big album.”

Headbanger’s Lifestyle praised, “TILES has delivered a real masterpiece extraordinaire,” and Absolute Zero Media notes, “Lush and epic prog metal – very, very impressive!” Musipedia Of Metal hails, “A progressive masterpiece. With so many great prog albums this year already, Pretending 2 Run could possibly be the best.” Polyprisma issued, “TILES has created something technically breathtaking and far beyond the norm,” and Profil Prog crowns the record, “A jewel of originality. Highly recommended!”

Stream the 24 bit version of Pretending 2 Run RIGHT HERE, see the “Shelter In Place” video HERE, and the “Weightless” lyric video HERE or below:

Pretending 2 Run is out now worldwide through Laser’s Edge; physical orders can be placed HERE and digital HERE.

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Source: Earsplit PR

For more TILES info:

http://www.facebook.com/Tiles.Band

http://www.tiles-music.com

http://www.twitter.com/tilesband

http://www.lasersedgegroup.com

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE TILES.

Stone.

BARONESS – ANNOUNCE NEW U.S. TOUR DATES

Posted in Hard Rock, Music, music news, news, rock music with tags , , , , on June 13, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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Photo credit: Jimmy Hubbard

AFTERSHOCK, HOPSCOTCH, ROCK ALLEGIANCE, HOUSTON OPEN AIR AND PSYCHO LAS VEGAS FESTIVAL PERFORMANCES

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PHILADELPHIA, June 13, 2016  – Baroness, who just wrapped up an extensive North American tour in support of their most recent album, Purple, return to the road this summer, kicking off a new round of U.S. dates on Aug. 12 at The Howard Theater in Washington, D.C..

The six-week outing includes stops at a number of festivals including Hopscotch, Houston Open Air, Psycho Las Vegas and Monster Energy Rock Allegiance. The band recently confirmed a spot on the Oct. 22 date of the Aftershock Festival as well. Footage from the Baroness’ recent performance at Sasquatch! Music Festival can be seen here:

https://www.yahoo.com/music/baroness-morningstar-162824660.html.

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“The cathartic experience of playing live music has not changed over the 13 years of performing,” John Baizley said in a recent interview with the SF Weekly. “But the sense of relief and release I feel as an adult is as intense, if not more than, when I was younger.  The response to this record has been really, really overwhelming. There have been some pretty dramatic changes in the way that our audiences react to our songs, and I couldn’t be happier about that.”

Tickets for all non-festival performances are on-sale this Friday at 10 am local time with pre-sales available tomorrow at 12 pm eastern via http://www.yourbaroness.com. Pallbearer opens on all non-festival dates.

Tour Dates:

July 4  Bogota, Colombia  Rock Al Parque

August 12 Washington, DC The Howard Theater
August 13 Northampton, MA Pearl Street Ballroom
August 14 New York, NY Webster Hall
August 16 Providence, RI Fete Ballroom
August 17 Buffalo, NY Waiting Room
August 19 Cleveland, OH House of Blues
August 20 Detroit, MI St. Andrew’s Hall
August 21 Chicago, IL The Metro
August 23 Minneapolis, MN The Varsity Theatre
August 24 Lawrence, KS The Granada Theatre
August 26 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theatre
August 27 Phoenix, AZ Club Crescent
August 28 Las Vegas, NV Psycho Las Vegas
August 30 San Diego, CA The Observatory Northpark
August 31 Tucson, AZ The Rock
September 2 Dallas, TX Granada Theatre
September 3 Memphis, TN New Daisy Theatre
September 4 Baton Rouge, LA The Varsity Theatre
September 6 Orlando, FL The Beachum Theater
September 7 Tampa, FL State Theater
September 8 – 10 Raleigh, NC Hopscotch Music Festival
September 9 Charleston, SC The Music Farm
September 17 Chester, PA Monster Energy Rock Allegiance Festival
September 24 – 25 Houston, TX Houston Open Air
October 22 Sacramento, CA Aftershock Festival

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Purple was released on Dec. 18 via the band’s own Abraxan Hymns label. The Dave Fridmann (The Flaming Lips, Mercury Rev) produced album has been universally praised with Pitchfork saying Purple features “some of the biggest, strong songs Baroness has ever written,” Entertainment Weekly calling the album “their finest release yet,” Rolling Stone Australia dubbing it “the most dynamic, robust guitar album this year,” Mojo echoing those sentiments, saying “Baroness have delivered their masterpiece: an album grounding their cosmic heaviosity with earthbound, compelling drama,” and German magazine Visions declaring “the quasi-comeback Purple is their best album to date.”

Purple and the songs from the album also landed on a number of year-end best of lists with “Shock Me” coming in at #10 on Entertainment Weekly’s Top 40 Songs of 2015, Pitchfork awarding it #6 on their Best Metal Albums of 2015 round-up and Rolling Stone placing the release at #7 on their 20 Best Metal Albums of 2015.

For more BARONESS:

http://www.yourbaroness.com
http://www.facebook.com/yourbaroness
http://www.twitter.com/yourbaroness
http://www.youtube.com/baronessmusic
http://www.instagram.com/yourbaroness

 

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Source: Speakeasy PR & Marketing

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE BARONESS.

Stone.

FAITH NO MORE – Reissue Landmark Debut Album, “We Care A Lot”, On August 19th

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , on June 6, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

FAITH NO MORE REISSUE LANDMARK DEBUT ALBUM, WE CARE A LOT, ON AUGUST 19th VIA KOOLARROW RECORDS

LONG OUT OF PRINT RELEASE GETS DELUXE TREATMENT WITH NEW MIXES, DEMOS AND LIVE RECORDINGS; PRE-ORDERS AVAILABLE NOW

“With We Care A Lot, I always felt like I was part of something new and different than anything else out there at the time. It made me feel privileged to be a part of it. The other guys were so cool, and there was so much camaraderie. And that came across in the music; Bordin’s drums battling it out with Billy’s bass in antagonistic harmony, Roddy’s melodic atmosphere, swallowed up by Jim’s crunchy metal riffs. I found my place somewhere between them all, and when the album was finished, it didn’t sound like anything else.” – Chuck Mosley

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SAN FRANCISCO, June, 2016 – Faith No More’s landmark debut, We Care A Lot, which was initially released in 1985 and has been out of print for 20 years, sees an Aug. 19 reissue via Bill Gould’s Koolarrow Records.

“This was an album that started as a demo, before any label had any interest in us,” explained Faith No More bass player Bill Gould. “There were a couple of reasons we decided to release this now: first of all, it’s been 20 years since it has been commercially available. Secondly, when cleaning out my basement, I discovered the original master reels, and we all thought that resurrecting this from the original tapes would be a great way to reintroduce We Care A Lot into the world. Lastly, this has been a band effort; we are releasing this in the same way as we recorded it, deciding everything amongst ourselves and getting our hands deep into the nuts and bolts… just like we used to.”

The original 10-song album, remastered by Maor Appelbaum via the original reels Gould alluded to, is enhanced with nine bonus tracks including demo versions (taken from the original 8-track tapes) of “Greed,” “Mark Bowen,” “Arabian Disco” and “Intro,” live versions of “The Jungle” and “New Beginnings” and new mixes, via Matt Wallace, of “We Care A Lot,” “Pills for Breakfast” and “As The Worm Turns.” Liner notes from keyboard player Roddy Bottum and behind-the-scenes photos will be included with the physical release.

We Care A Lot (Deluxe Band Edition) is available now for pre-order on CD:

http://hyperurl.co/WeCareALotCD, digital http://geni.us/WeCareALotDigital and vinyl http://hyperurl.co/WeCareALotLP

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We Care A Lot arrived in November 1985 via Maximum RocknRoll editor Ruth Schwartz’s Mordam Records. The seminal album, boasting the timeless title track, which can still be heard daily on radio stations worldwide, confounded music fans and critics alike. As Pitchfork said in a 2015 article dubbed “The Misunderstanding of Faith No More,” the unpredictable and hard-to-define band “had radically altered the parameters of popular music years before the fabled alternative revolution.” Rolling Stone called it a “raw punk album” while Select Magazine dubbed it “a lustful marriage of mutoid metal and dance floor verve.”

“When strangers ask what Faith No More is I’ve always said, ‘well, it’s kind of an art band…’ I say that mostly to distance us from the hard rock world that we’re often times lumped into. I mean, hard rock, sure, that was part of it, but our roots most definitely and pointedly stem from a specific freakout art time and place in San Francisco, a time that no longer exists. In 1982, the hippies mingled with the punks, the artists hung out with the musicians, the dance people and the punks were one and the Satanists and the sexual pioneers… all part of the same scene,” Bottum explains, colorfully setting the scene for the original inspiration for the band and We Care A Lot. “That weird SF window provided a platform from which we were free to express and cultivate a really uniquely odd sound experience. In Los Angeles, no one really cared much, but SF was always super supportive, encouraging us, directly and not, to get our collective freak on.”

“We felt like it was time to take the next step,” adds drummer Mike Bordin. “We raised as much money as we were able and booked time at Prairie Sun Studios just north of San Francisco. I can’t remember how long it took us to record the album, but not a lot, maybe a few days. The songs were sharp from having played most of them at various shows. Very stripped down, basic as could be. The place was on a farm in chicken country (Petaluma). Hard work, but a ton of fun too.”

We Care A Lot (Deluxe Band Edition) Track List:

1. We Care A Lot
2. The Jungle
3. Mark Bowen
4. Jim
5. Why Do You Bother
6. Greed
7. Pills for Breakfast
8. As The Worm Turns
9. Arabian Disco
10. New Beginnings
11. We Care A Lot – 2016 Mix
12. Pills for Breakfast – 2016 Mix
13. As The Worm Turns – 2016 Mix
14. Greed – Original Demo
15. Mark Bowen – Original Demo
16. Arabian Disco – Original Demo
17. Intro – Original Demo
18. The Jungle – I-Beam, SF, 1986
19. New Beginnings – I-Beam, SF, 1986

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Source: Speakeasy PR & Marketing

For more info on FAITH NO MORE:

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE FAITH NO MORE.

Stone.

JEFF BECK – MAKES POWERFUL STATEMENT WITH “LOUD HAILER”

Posted in classic rock, Guitar, Hard Rock, Music, news, rock guitarists, rock music with tags , , , , , on May 22, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

Jeff Beck - photo credit Ross Halfin

Photo Credit: Ross Halfin

Eight-Time Grammy® Award Winner Jeff Beck’s First New Studio Album
In Six Years Set For Release From Atco On July 15

This Summer, Beck Will Also Release His New Book BECK01, Tour With
Buddy Guy, And Lead A Special Career-Spanning Concert At The Hollywood Bowl

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LOS ANGELES – On Jeff Beck’s forthcoming studio album LOUD HAILER, his first in six years, the legendary guitarist combines fluid fretwork with topical lyrics to make a powerful statement about everything from the love of power, to the power of love. LOUD HAILER will be available on Atco Records, an imprint of Rhino Entertainment, on July 15 on CD ($18.98), LP ($21.98), and digitally.

Loud Hailer, which is another name for a megaphone, is a suitable moniker for an album that isn’t shy about speaking its mind. The two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer explains: “I really wanted to make a statement about some of the nasty things I see going on in the world today, and I loved the idea of being at a rally and using this loud device to shout my point of view.” The album’s first single, the riotous rocker “Live In The Dark,” will be unleashed soon.

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To help him write the 11 tracks on LOUD HAILER, Beck enlisted two fierce young females from London: singer Rosie Bones and guitarist Carmen Vandenberg. It was a chance meeting with Vandenberg last year at a birthday party for Queen drummer Roger Taylor that eventually led to the trio’s collaboration. “She invited me to one of their shows, and I was blown away,” the guitarist recalls. “When we got together in January, I explained the subject matter I had in mind, we sat down by the fire with a crate of Prosecco and got right to it. The songs came together very quickly; five in three days.”

Beck produced LOUD HAILER with Filippo Cimatti, who also works with Rosie and Carmen. In addition to the core trio, the album also features drummer Davide Sollazzi and bassist Giovanni Pallotti, who were both recruited by Cimatti.

Bones lends her powerful voice to nine of the 11 songs on LOUD HAILER, including the intense album opener “The Revolution Will Be Televised,” the reflective ballad “Scared For The Children,” the funk infused “O.I.L.” and the tranquil album closer “Shrine.” The album is rounded out by two signature Beck instrumentals in “Pull It” and “Edna.”

A few days after the album’s release, Beck will launch a summer tour of the U.S. with blues legend Buddy Guy. And on August 10, Beck, with special guests to be announced shortly, will make his Hollywood Bowl debut for a very special, career-spanning concert that celebrate 50 years of ‘dynamic music making.’ “It will be head teacher Beck in a gown and mortar board in front of the class giving everyone a history lesson,” he jokes. The show will also include an orchestra.

Over the course of Beck’s illustrious 50-year career, the trailblazing guitarist has earned many accolades. He has twice been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. First, as a member of the Yardbirds in 1992 and then again, as a solo artist, in 2009. Rolling Stone ranked him as one of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time” and he has earned a total of eight Grammy Awards during his long career. In addition, Beck has been a guest performer at scores of sessions with everyone from Stevie Wonder and Buddy Guy to Tina Turner and Mick Jagger. Throughout his career, Beck routinely makes the fantastically difficult sound effortless.

In addition to recording LOUD HAILER, Beck has been hard at work on his first official book, BECK01 (Genesis Publications, jeffbeckbook.com). Available on July 12, this signed, limited edition book explores Beck’s passions for hot rodding and rock ’n’ roll.

Inspired by the sleek curves, luxurious finish and iconic imagery of the hot rods he builds, BECK01 is hand-bound in leather and aluminum with every book numbered and personally signed by the author, Jeff Beck. The guitarist’s handpicked selection of more than 400 rare and unseen photographs and items of memorabilia is narrated with an original manuscript of nearly 20,000 words, making BECK01 the definitive visual and historical record of the dynamic musician. Included is an eloquent forward by John McLaughlin that begins, “Jeff Beck is my all-time favourite guitarist, what do I say after that?” Indeed.

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LOUD HAILER – Track Listing:

1. “The Revolution Will Be Televised”
2. “Live In The Dark”
3. “Pull It”
4. “Thugs Club”
5. “Scared For The Children”
6. “Right Now”
7. “Shame”
8. “Edna”
9. “The Ballad Of The Jersey Wives”
10. “O.I.L.”
11. “Shrine”

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Jeff Beck Summer Tour w/Buddy Guy (*except where noted below):

July 19 The Capitol Theatre Port Chester, NY
July 20 Theater at Madison Square Garden New York, NY
July 22 Foxwoods Resort Casino Mashantucket, CT
July 23 Borgata Spa & Resort Even Center Atlantic City, NJ
July 24 Sands Bethlehem Event Center Bethlehem, PA
July 26 PNC Bank Arts Center Holmdel, NJ
July 27 Wolf Trap Vienna, VA
July 29 Constellation Brands – Marvin Sands Arts Center Canandaigua, NY
July 30 Meadow Brook Rochester Hills, MI
July 31 Ravinia Festival Highland Park, IL
August 3 Ascend Amphitheatre Nashville, TN
August 5 Starlight Theatre Kansas City, MO
August 7 Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre Englewood, CO
August 10 Hollywood Bowl Los Angeles, CA
August 11 Chumash Casino Santa Ynez, CA *
August 12 Pala Casino Pala, CA
August 14 Mountain Winery Saratoga, CA *
August 16 Masonic Auditorium San Francisco, CA
August 17 Luther Burbank Center for the Arts Santa Rosa, CA *
August 18 Jackson Rancheria Casino Hotel Jackson, CA
August 20 Maryhill Winery Goldendale, WA
August 21 Woodland Park Zoo Amphitheater Seattle, WA *

More dates TBA

*Jeff Beck ONLY on these dates

**All dates on sale now, with the exception of Saratoga, CA: On sale TBA

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Source: MAD Ink PR

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE JEFF BECK.

LONG LIVE BUDDY GUY.

Stone.

PRINCE – A Music Icon Now Rests In Peace

Posted in classic rock, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , on April 23, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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Over the past day, I’ve given much thought about the loss of PRINCE to the world of music. Little did I realize I would write this post in the manner I did. I live for Metal and still I live for music. As I began to break it all down, I realized how immensely important PRINCE really, really was to popular music. Below, I have attempted to look at the Popular Music world with the sad omission of PRINCE, as a bystander and not a fan.

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Such amazingly sad news to know that PRINCE is no longer alive. Unreal. I truly enjoyed the music videos of PRINCE, back in the day. There was always so much going on in every PRINCE video; they were colorful in both the spirit of his songs and visually. MTV must have made tens of millions in advertising revenue from the PRINCE music videos too. Warner Bros. sure made a ton of money from PRINCE.

Like so many pop culture legends of the 80’s, the songs from PRINCE always make me reflect back to those days when all I had to worry about was myself and where I was going to party next. Like Whitney Houston, the songs from PRINCE were constantly played on the radio; avoiding them was impossible and I subsequently became a quiet fan of both of these music icons. These were the FM radio days and not the instant gratification of satellite radio (of the here and now) where stations are stylized down to a single artist.

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When I stop to think about it, there is absolutely no mainstream Pop or mainstream Rock artist alive today that has the talents, musical diversity, uniqueness, image, impact and charisma that PRINCE embodied. Michael Jackson and David Bowie are gone, so unfortunately cross them off your list. Please excuse me if I don’t consider Madonna as our crowning glory of present day popular music. Some may make the case for Usher, Taylor Swift and Bruno Mars having the same impact as PRINCE; only I feel they all fall just short of PRINCE. American Idol, The X Factor and The Voice never discovered anyone light years close to PRINCE. Nadda.

Lady Gaga is a bona-fide legend; only she copied from PRINCE, David Bowie, Cyndi Lauper and Madonna. Carrie Underwood is an unenergetic singing statue. Metallica just hibernates now and Van Halen are a pale ghost of what they once were. KISS is an iconic band in their own right, only they’ve had plenty of songwriting help over the years and suffered through an identity crisis during the 1980’s. Now you see my point? Seriously. All those boy bands that pop their immature heads out for every generation just plain suck. PRINCE was… PRINCE.

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PRINCE may have had his musical influences, still, PRINCE copied no one. Unlike today where it seems as if every mainstream Pop artist (and Country artist for that matter) is feeding off of each other like robotic copycats. Certainly, the Hard Rock and Metal worlds have their copycats too. Who is really left, in the mainstream world of Popular Music that leaves us all in both (original) entertainment and musical awe? The Rolling Stones, Elton John and Paul McCartney are well past their prime and God bless them for still going.

The Who lost their luster back when bassist John Entwistle passed away. Bruce Springsteen? Jon Bon Jovi? Nope. No comparison when it comes to the complete musician and songwriter that PRINCE was. With that said, comparing PRINCE to those aforementioned is comparing apples to cucumbers, in my opinion.

If I had to pick my 2 favorite PRINCE songs, they are: “Raspberry Beret” and “Little Red Corvette”. PRINCE truly was the total musical package. Growing up in the 80’s, PRINCE was an enormous part of American Pop Culture and his songs seemed to be played just about everywhere; from the video arcades to the roller rinks. I learned a long time ago that we cannot take our musical heroes for granted, they are just as human as we and share this planet with us for such a brief period of time. Rest In Peace, PRINCE. – Stone

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REST IN PEACE, PRINCE. 

1958 – 2016.

Stone.

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