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Beady Eye rolls out new album

I heard this song today for the first time, and was struck immediately by how much it sounds like some of John Lennon’s solo work in the 70’s. Little wonder, since the group was formed by three members of Oasis. Beady Eye is vocalist Liam Gallagher, guitarists Gem Archer and Andy Bell, who also doubles […]

Billboard Social 50 Chart

Billboard Magazine has a new chart…the Social 50. 50 chart positions explore each artist, with links for The Basics, Chart History, Biography, Albums, Compilations, Songs, Video, Lyrics and Discussions by fans of each artist. This is a pretty exciting collection of data for each artist, as seen across the world wide web. Billboard’s Social 50 […]

Kong Drum Designer

Music editing software just keeps getting better all the time. Propellerheads now offers the Kong Drum Designer, which is not just another drum module. It’s all in the name; you can get exactly the drum sound you’re searching for by shaping and modeling the sound of each drum. The Kong Drum Designer features 16 pads […]

Ken Caulkins & Ragtime West

This is so cool. I can’t believe I’ve never seen these before. I found them browsing through eBay, and think it’s worthy enough to share with you. Automated 12 String Guitar in a Cherry Cabinet Jukebox Ken Caulkins and his company Ragtime West have re-invented automated music. They’re also using midi files for automation control […]

Bobby Hebb 1938 – 2010

Remember the song “Sunny?” It was written and performed by Bobby Hebb and became a hit single in 1966, after which Hebb toured with The Beatles that same year. Born and raised in Nashville, Hebb became one of the first black musicians to perform on the Grand Ole Opry show in the 1950’s. “Sunny” was […]