• Ugly/funny-looking artists in rock/metal music that you must love!

    22 May 2010, 20:17 by Izzystone

    A list of ugly, funny-looking or strange people in music we love! The good thing about / music is that you don't have to look like a supermodel to be a star! Talent is what matters!

    Please feel free to come with some examples if I've forgotten some good men!

    Here are some good examples:

    Ronnie James Dio - Dio, Heaven & Hell, Black Sabbath, Elf, Rainbow.

    R.I.P. 16.05.2010

    Ronnie James Dio was an all-star. An icon, a multi-instrumentalist and generally a magnificent singer. Ronnie was 160 cm tall, and looked like a gnomy little elf, but he had the voice of an angel. One of the grandfathers and pioneers of the Heavy Metal genre, and a rock icon! He influenced thousands of bands with his enormous voice and his warm personality. All hail the little man with the huge voice!

    Lemmy Kilmister - Motörhead, Hawkwind.
  • Super Torn Up Over Aerosmith!!!

    27 Jan 2010, 21:57 by elivnitup

    It's like the death of a god.
    Apparently the band is looking for a new singer.... You gotta be fucking kidding me. The kinda die-hard fans that result from a 40-year lineup ain't gonna be showing at concerts without that legendary, trademark voice, and stage persona that ST owns. I can only speak for myself of course, but say it ain't so?!
    Cmon ST, do what it takes to get your ass back on track!!! The band won't come close without you and I, for one, see it as a damn shame, the wasting of your band-mates' talent. Cause I know, I won't be seeing them with a different singer. That's simply blasphemy.
    I can't decide which is worse, Guns N' Roses without Slash or Aerosmith without Steven Tyler.

    I seriously shed some tears when I heard this on the truck radio today.

    Hitting Aerosmith track #1 of the 95 I own.
  • What's his/her real name ?

    18 Jun 2008, 13:22 by sirang

    1. Clay Aiken - Clayton Holmes Grissom
    2. Akon - Aliuane Badara Thiam
    3. Tori Amos - Myra Ellen Amos
    4. Trey Anastasio - Ernest Joseph Anastasio III
    5. Adam Ant - Stuart Leslie Goddard
    6. Marc Anthony - Marco Antonio Muniz
    7. Frankie Avalon - Francis Avallone
    8. Baby Face - Kenneth Edmonds
    9. Erykah Badu - Erica Wright
    10. Ginger Baker - Peter Edward Baker
    11. Syd Barrett - Roger Keith Barrett
    12. Ol’ Dirty Bastard - Russell Tyrell Jones
    13. Pat Benatar - Patricia Andrejewski
    14. Tony Bennett - Anthony Dominick Benedetto
    15. Dickey Betts - Forrest Richard Betts
    16. Jello Biafra - Eric Reed Boucher
    17. Bo Bice - Harold Elwin Bice
    18. Marc Bolan - Mark Feld
    19. Michael Boltin - Michael Bolotin
    20. Jon Bon Jovi - John Francis BonGiovi
    21. Bono - Paul David Hewson
    22. Sonny Bono - Salvatore Bono
    23. David Bowie - David Jones
    24. Jackson Browne - Clyde Jackson Browne
    25. J.J. Cale - John W. Cale
    26. Irene Cara - Irene Escelera
  • Finally, Up the Iron's!

    8 May 2008, 13:55 by Li_zzy

    I came to Cambridge with the idea I was just going to study there and well, maybe having a good time. But learning English was my goal and I went for it! Well, that went quite alright for just a week. Until a bookstore called Borders came along…

    My Swedish friend was looking for a book, so we went to the lovely bookstore. I haven’t read a book in years, so for me it wasn’t such a big deal. But my Swedish friend had to look for a while, so I decided to have a look at the biography section. Since I didn’t see any artists, I asked where I could find the biography of Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler. If I was there, I might as well ask, right? I always been quite curious how his life has been like, so I went upstairs, where the lovely staff of Borders send me to.

    No Steven Tyler. Oh bugger. But well, there were plenty of other books from interesting artists and bands, so I took the time to have a look around. Well, that went quite alright, until I saw a familiar red logo. …
  • This Day in Music - 4/29

    29 Apr 2008, 12:35 by ThadEnouf

    1899 - Born on this day, Duke Ellington, composer, bandleader, pianist, died 24th May 1974. Worked with Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie, Billie Holiday.

    1928 - Born on this day, Carl Gardner, The Coasters.

    1931 - Born on this day, Lonnie Donegan, singer who launched the skiffle craze.

    1942 - Born on this day, Klaus Voorman, bass, Manfred Mann, Plastic Ono Band. Voorman designed the cover for The Beatles album 'Revolver.'

    1947 - Born on this day, Tommy James, The Shondells.

    1949 - Born on this day, Francis Rossi, guitar, vocals, Status Quo.

    1953 - Born on this day, Bill Drummond, producer, A&R man, writer, musician. Joined Big In Japan in 1977 (with Holly Johnson, later of Frankie Goes to Hollywood and Ian Broudie later of Lightning Seeds). Co-founder of Merseysides Zoo Records. Formed KLF in the late 1980’s.

    1960 - Born on this day, Phil King, bass, Lush.

    1960 - Warner Brothers launched its own record label in Britain with the release of The Everly Brothers 'Cathy's Clown.'
  • 5 artistas que fazem com que eu me sinta bem

    14 Apr 2008, 06:02 by stelladauer

    O Rodrigo me convidou para este grupo com o mote de que eu conheço muitas músicas e artistas alternativos. Eu realmente achei que era assim mesmo, mas alguns anos de vida me mostraram que, na verdade, gosto de coisas bem normais.

    Principalmente depois que eu conheci o Rodrigo e o Ricardo (e a Larissa, o Adriano e a Tati também), que gostam de coisas das quais eu nunca tinha ouvido falar antes.

    Algumas coisas que eu gosto caem bastante no gosto popular, e podem até me comprometer (isso não inclui funk,ainda bem), hehe. Mas para mim, não importa se é famosinho, se é desconhecido, se é bonito ou feio. O que certas músicas fazem comigo não têm a ver com popularidade ou fama. A musicalidade, a melodia, a levada, a letra, a falta da letra, uma voz, várias vozes. Tudo isso pode mudar o meu humor completamente. Se eu tiver a oportunidade de cantar, fica melhor ainda, o efeito é bem mais forte. Saber o que as letras significam, e acompanhar o sentimento do intérprete. Deixar a sensação que deve estar levando-o levar você também. …
  • Music survey

    17 Feb 2008, 17:50 by AugustRose86

    1. What are you listening to right now?
    Sunrise Avenue- Fight 'Til Dying

    2. What song makes you sad?
    Christina Aguilera- I'm Ok

    3. What is the most annoying song in the world?
    There's quite a few...Beautiful Girls, Lip Gloss, Umbrella...primarily a lot of the hit songs on the radio.

    4. Your all time favorite band?
    Green Day, Sixx:A.M., Muse

    5. Your newly discovered band is?
    The Exies and Stabbing Westward

    6. Best female voice?
    Christina Aguilera

    7. Best male voice?
    Steven Tyler, Josh Todd, James Michael

    8. Music type you find yourself listening to most?
    Primarily rock and pop.

    9. What do you listen to to hype yourself up?
    Muse- Supermassive Black Hole

    10. What do you listen to when you want to calm down?
    Sara Bareilles- City

    11. Last gig/concert you went to?
    Tyler Hilton, Tyrone Wells, and Ernie Halter at the House of Blues.

    12. Band you find yourself listening to the most right now?
    Pearl Jam

    13. Most hated band?
    My Chemical Romance

    14. Song that makes you think?
  • Follow that meme! - melomane

    20 Mar 2007, 14:05 by DudeTheMath

    So bamgrrl seems to have mutated an existing meme to get this one, and I've decided to help propagate it.

    Simply, you listen to a specific friend's station, note the first ten songs, and comment on them.

    I'm moving on to melomane, whose Taste-o-meter compatibility is "Low". I think that's mostly a reflection of what I have in my CD collection, though, since I've listened to her station once or twice before, and enjoyed what I've heard. Her taste runs a bit more to folk and world than mine. So here goes!

    1. Walk, Don't Run: Everybody loves a little surf guitar, right? What a way to wake up!

    2. Papito: Fun and bouncy. It reminds me a bit of Django Reinhardt's gypsy jazz, only without the jazz, if that makes sense.

    3. Against The Wind: Enya has a big sister? Máire is less new-agey, more folky than little sister Enya. I like it.

    4. Have You Got It In You?: I think this would appeal to any fan of Kate Bush and Tori Amos, which I am. …
  • Hey Kid! Look What They Did! Johnny Crash's Neighbourhood Threat.

    14 Dec 2006, 03:58 by CaptHowdy666

    Johnny Crash, a CD that lived in my player for at least two years back in 1990. Wow, did I love this CD. I was first introduced to them in a really odd way. I had never heard them on the radio and I never saw any type of video, but I did get to hear what I suppose was one of their singles from the album, 'Hey Kid'... played by a friend of mine's band at the time.

    I was always at my friend's practices and gigs so I ended up hearing this song over and over and over again (mistakes and all). They did it pretty good and it quickly became one of my favorites. I asked the drummer of my friend's band who the heck does this originally? He pointed to a poster on the wall, ah, Johnny Crash.

    A little while later while perusing the CDs at the local music shop I found Neighbourhood Threat. After I got home I plopped it in my player and it virtually never left for a couple of years.

    I remember looking up Johnny Crash information on the Internet a long time ago. …
  • Future Reality Television

    26 Nov 2006, 19:37 by bawitback

    When I was falling asleep last night, I was thinking of a couple things. With the way of reality television taking mainstream in North America; I first imagined Jonathan Davis lead singer of alternative rock band Korn to have a reality TV show with his wife and children. Following the path of MTV's Ozzy Osborne.

    Think of it, Black Sabbath was popular in 1970 releasing dozens of singles. Where Korn also released a handful of albums over the course of 10+ years. I won't be surprised, if other artist also jump on the bandwagon. Including egotistical artists such as Marilyn Manson, Steven Tyler, hell even Axe Rose of Gunz n' Roses

    Just a thought.