Artist Profile: Weezer

Weezer band performing in 2008

Weezer is unlike the long-haired, tough-looking rock icons that the ‘90s audience was used to seeing. Specializing in geekery, catchy melodies and heavy guitars, these alternative rock icons of the ‘90s maintained a devoted fanbase for decades. Their geeky appearance drew in a new audience, as Weezer’s music laid in true feelings … Read more

Artist Profile: Oasis

Oasis’ Liam and Noel Gallagher performing on stage

Oasis distinguished themselves during their heyday in the 90s. Unlike the many grunge rockers around them, Oasis were celebrated as classic rock stars. It may not be the most popular form of rock at the time, but they made it cool again. Also, instead of drawing inspiration from punk and metal, the … Read more

Artist Profile: Foo Fighters

Foo Fighters band in 2009

Featuring members of Germs, Sunny Day Real Estate, and Nirvana, Foo Fighters put on out in the world three back-to-back records in 1995, 1997, and 1999. Founded by Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl after the death of Kurt Cobain, Foo Fighters became known as one of the world’s most iconic rock bands. Though … Read more

Top Rhythm and Blues Artists

Top Rhythm and Blues Artists

Even today the debate still rages on – who is the greatest R&B artist? There have been so many great artists that have spanned the decades, its difficult to choose. Each artist brings something unique and the legendary stories behind them. R&B can be traced right back to the 1930s but it … Read more

The Best Musical Instruments for Beginners

man playing a guitar

Learning to play a musical instrument is pleasing in a lot of ways. Aside from being a great hobby and an activity to pass the time, learning to play musical instruments is also a way for people, both kids, and adults, to express their creativity and learn discipline. And playing musical instruments … Read more

History of Grunge Music

Person playing electric guitar

Grunge is not only a type of music genre – it is also a fashion statement, lifestyle, culture, and attitude. What used to be an underground phenomenon took the mainstream by storm due to the unexpected success of the album Nevermind from Seattle threesome Nirvana. Nevermind‘s massive success put grunge and alternative … Read more

History of Bill Withers

Bill Withers

Smooth soul singer-songwriter Bill Withers achieved many chart hits in the early 1970s, including “Ain’t No Sunshine” and “Lean On Me”. *** Early life and career Soul and R&B singer-songwriter William Harrison “Bill” Withers Jr. was born in the coal mining town of Slab Fork, West Virginia on July 4, 1938. He … Read more

How to Take Care of Your Vinyl Collection

How to Take Care of Your Vinyl Collection

In recent times, the vinyl record has made a comeback. Sales continue to grow, and reports are indicating that streaming on the Internet has affected these sales. So if you are new to the record collection hobby or an experienced vinyl veteran, here are some tips to ensure that your vinyl collection … Read more