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Steve Aoki, Travis Barker And More Open Up On Fighting Addiction … – Forbes

Posted: Tuesday, October 10, 2017

NEW YORK, NY – FEBRUARY 21: Chester Bennington visits ‘The Elvis Duran Z100 Morning Show’ at Elvis Duran Offices on February 21, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images) Addiction and depression are, sadly, nothing new, in the music industry. As long as there have been rock stars there have been too early tragic demises, from Jim Morrison and Janis Joplin to Amy Winehouse and Prince. Harold…

Leading the orchestra for the first time in the philharmonic’s history will be a woman – KFSN-TV

Posted: Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Rei Hotoda seemed to connect with the musicians and orchestra long before she was selected to lead the Fresno Philharmonic. During her weeklong interview, she felt a natural fit with the audience and instantly loved Fresno. “I’m thrilled to be here in this community– love California. So it’s a great opportunity to work with these fantastic musicians! And get to know this diverse community,” said Hotoda. Hotoda will make her…

Iowa guitarist makes live return with Jason Aldean on ‘SNL’ following Las Vegas attack – DesMoinesRegister.com

Posted: Tuesday, October 10, 2017

x Embed x Share CLOSE Country music singer Jason Aldean honors the victims of the Las Vegas shooting by singing ‘I Won’t Back Down’ by the late rock legend, Tom Petty. Wochit Jason Aldean performs Tom Petty’s ‘I Won’t Back Down’ on ‘Saturday Night Live’ on Oct. 7, 2017, as a tribute to Las Vegas shooting victims.(Photo: Will Heath, NBC via AP) Kurt Allison, the Iowa-born musician known best as…

Metallica Guitarist Kirk Hammett’s Frighteningly Awesome Frankenstein Obsession – Robb Report

Posted: Tuesday, October 10, 2017

“There’s a lot of melancholy in Frankenstein. He is the ultimate outsider who’s also perhaps misunderstood.” —Kirk Hammett Kirk Hammett embraced the dark side long before his days as a heavy-metal musician. The lead guitarist for Metallica was just 5 years old when he watched his first horror film: Day of the Triffids, a postapocalyptic thriller about human-eating plants. “I realized that Day of the Triffids was a different kind of…

FRETX displays tabs and chords right on your guitar’s fretboard – Boing Boing

Posted: Tuesday, October 10, 2017

  Even if you were born with perfect pitch, nimble fingers, and rock-hard calluses, getting good at guitar takes a long time. There’s no easy way to solidify scales and positions into your muscle memory, but FRETX significantly speeds up the process of learning fundamental patterns. This clever teaching tool attaches to your guitar neck, and uses colorful LEDs to mark where your fingers are supposed to go on the…

Iowa guitarist makes live return with Jason Aldean on ‘SNL’ following Las Vegas attack – DesMoinesRegister.com

Posted: Tuesday, October 10, 2017

x Embed x Share CLOSE Country music singer Jason Aldean honors the victims of the Las Vegas shooting by singing ‘I Won’t Back Down’ by the late rock legend, Tom Petty. Wochit Jason Aldean performs Tom Petty’s ‘I Won’t Back Down’ on ‘Saturday Night Live’ on Oct. 7, 2017, as a tribute to Las Vegas shooting victims.(Photo: Will Heath, NBC via AP) Kurt Allison, the Iowa-born musician known best as…

Steve Aoki, Travis Barker And More Open Up On Fighting Addiction And Depression In Industry – Forbes

Posted: Monday, October 09, 2017

NEW YORK, NY – FEBRUARY 21: Chester Bennington visits ‘The Elvis Duran Z100 Morning Show’ at Elvis Duran Offices on February 21, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images) Addiction and depression are, sadly, nothing new, in the music industry. As long as there have been rock stars there have been too early tragic demises, from Jim Morrison and Janis Joplin to Amy Winehouse and Prince. Harold…

Iowa guitarist makes live return with Jason Aldean on ‘SNL’ following Las Vegas attack – DesMoinesRegister.com

Posted: Monday, October 09, 2017

x Embed x Share CLOSE Country music singer Jason Aldean honors the victims of the Las Vegas shooting by singing ‘I Won’t Back Down’ by the late rock legend, Tom Petty. Wochit Jason Aldean performs “I Won’t Back Down” on “Saturday Night Live,” on Oct. 7, 2017, in New York. ‘Saturday Night Live’ paid tribute to the victims of the Las Vegas mass shooting and the late rock superstar Tom…

Blues Great Ronnie Earl Announces New Album, ‘The Luckiest Man’ – Guitar World Magazine

Posted: Monday, October 09, 2017

Blues guitarist extraordinaire Ronnie Earl has announced a new album, The Luckiest Man. The disc, which was recorded with Earl’s longtime band, the Broadcasters, will be released November 17 via Stony Plain Records. According to Earl, The Luckiest Man is “a traditional blues album of remembrance, love and unwavering resolve to live with faith and gratitude.” The album follows the sudden loss of Jim Mouradian, the band’s bassist (and a respected luthier), who died…

Drums of Durga – The Hindu

Posted: Monday, October 09, 2017

The Drums of Durga have fallen silent even as her idols sink in the Yamuna and the dhakis prepare to return to their distant homes. But last week they beat loud and fast at the neighbourhood pandal, reminding one of E. M. Forster’s “Hill of Devi” which he wrote while having an intense relationship with the gardener of his bungalow, assigned by Maharaja Tukoji Rao III of Dewas whose private…

The Met and the Philharmonic Look Backward – The New Yorker

Posted: Monday, October 09, 2017

The Metropolitan Opera opened the season with its hundred-and-fifty-seventh performance of Bellini’s “Norma.” The New York Philharmonic began with its hundred-and-nineteenth rendition of Mahler’s Fifth Symphony. This is the safe course that many performing-arts groups are choosing in precarious times: the eternal return to the world that was. Both works are masterpieces that deserve to be heard repeatedly. Yet the implicit message is reactionary. As the nation contends with its…

Savannah Philharmonic pushes through showers during Picnic in the Park – Savannah Morning News

Posted: Monday, October 09, 2017

Savannah Philharmonic’s Artistic Director and Conductor Peter Shannon raised his baton Sunday in Forsyth Park to begin the Picnic in the Park concert, the orchestra’s biggest performance of the year. As the musicians began to wind their way into the music for the thousands in attendance, the lingering storm clouds overhead began to put on a show of their own. The October rain fell down on the performance, causing pages…

Orlando Philharmonic blasts off in exhilarating ‘Star Wars’ concert – Orlando Sentinel

Posted: Monday, October 09, 2017

Who needs the Force when you have the power of live music? Sunday night, Central Floridians had both as the Orlando Philharmonic accompanied a screening of the original “Star Wars” film at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. My companion, a true “Star Wars” fan, put the concert experience into perspective: “I’ve seen that movie maybe a hundred times,” he said after the show. “This made me see…

Barney Frank: Guest narrator at Chamber Orchestra First Editions – Philly.com

Posted: Monday, October 09, 2017

The coincidence couldn’t have been planned. Outfest 2017 was throbbing away on 12th Street on Sunday afternoon while retired Congressman Barney Frank, whose work helped bring public LGBT activities into the mainstream, was a few blocks away at the Kimmel Center, having been tapped as an unconventional narrator for an offbeat piece of jazz/orchestra music, Gunther Schuller’s Journey…

Savannah Philharmonic pushes through after precipitation pauses Picnic in the Park – Savannah Morning News

Posted: Monday, October 09, 2017

Savannah Philharmonic’s Artistic Director and Conductor Peter Shannon raised his baton Sunday in Forsyth Park to begin the Picnic in the Park concert, the orchestra’s biggest performance of the year. As the musicians began to wind their way into the music for the thousands in attendance, the lingering storm clouds overhead began to put on a show of their own. The October rain fell down on the performance, causing pages…

Orchestra Moderne NYC debuts with a program on the American immigration experience – New York Classical Review

Posted: Sunday, October 08, 2017

Amy Andersson conducted the debut concert of Orchestra Moderne NYC Saturday night at Carnegie Hall. Photo: Derek Brad Orchestra Moderne NYC, the spanking-new symphonic ensemble founded by conductor Amy Andersson and dedicated to reaching wide audiences with “culturally relevant” programming, made its debut last night at Carnegie Hall, with results that were both frustrating and rewarding. The concert, titled “The Journey to America: From Repression to Freedom (Part I),” took as…