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2010-09-02 07:10:00

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Rock World Magazine USA, the new interactive music-focused magazine, announced today the magazine will officially launch on October 10th, 2010. The site, http://RockWorldMagazine.com, will be a valuable source of music information, including musician interviews, a newsletter, concert reviews, photos, fan forums and more. "The goal of Rock World Magazine USA is to provide a resource for artists and fans, as well as a public forum where these two groups...

2009-12-08 06:00:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Just in time for the holidays, award-winning musician-turned-engineer Paul LaPlaca has mixed Hanukkah Gone Metal, the new CD by NYC metal masters Gods of Fire, which will be released today. The recording was inspired by Major League Dreidel, which asked the band to write the theme song for last year's Dreidel Tournament. "I was instantly intrigued by this project," commented LaPlaca, founder of Stentor Productions. "The Christmas music market is so...

2009-10-02 00:00:00

STRATHAM, N.H., Oct. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Timberland Company today announced a partnership with globally renowned Grammy Award-winning musician, humanitarian, and Goodwill Ambassador to Haiti, Wyclef Jean. Wyclef is one of six Earthkeeper Heroes within the company's 2009 Earthkeepers program, which aims to catalyze a movement of environmental and social activists. A first for both Wyclef Jean and Timberland, this innovative partnership will fuse music, product, digital and...

2009-08-15 12:27:26

The late U.S. musician Les Paul said in a Rolling Stone interview prior to his death that his dedication to performing live was a form of personal therapy. Rolling Stone reported online Friday that despite being in his 90s, Paul was dedicated to embracing the live performance atmosphere and spending time with friends, both new and old. I think it's therapy, Paul told the magazine in an interview nine months ago. I think that it's the love of the instrument and the fact that rather than to...

2009-08-13 12:30:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Les Paul, acclaimed guitar player, entertainer and inventor, passed away today from complications of severe pneumonia at White Plains Hospital in White Plains, New York, surrounded by family and loved ones. He had been receiving the best available treatment through this final battle and in keeping with his persona, he showed incredible strength, tenacity and courage. The family would like to express their heartfelt thanks for the thoughts and prayers from...

2009-08-11 17:00:06

Mike Seeger, half-brother of U.S. folk troubadour Pete Seeger and a musician in his own right, died in his Lexington, Va., home of cancer. He was 75. A six-time Grammy nominee, Mike Seeger was a major figure in preserving and perpetuating American folk music, especially the Appalachian music, the Roanoke (Va.) Times reported Monday. Seeger, who died Friday, was diagnosed in July with multiple myeloma. After a brief round of treatments at the University of Virginia Cancer Center, he returned...

2009-03-09 14:41:44

David Williams, a well-known session guitarist from Newport News, Va., who performed with Michael Jackson, Phil Collins and Madonna, has died. He was 58. A spokesman for Sentara hospitals told the Newport News Daily Press the musician died in Hampton last Friday, but declined to comment on media reports claiming complications from high blood pressure were to blame for his death. Williams, who also performed with Prince, Chaka Khan, Lionel Richie, Jessica Simpson and Van Halen, is perhaps...

2008-11-14 00:00:13

Many say musicians are born not made but most research shows the opposite -- indicating that parents are key to making a musician -- a U.S. researcher says. Gary McPherson of the University of Illinois says parents play a key role in determining the outcome of whether their child will become a musician. "The parents' role is absolutely crucial, and the emotional climate in the home is very important," McPherson said in a statement. "We've found that parents of successful kids tend to...

2008-10-04 18:00:16

Filmed at the legendary recording studio in London, Live from Abbey Road has seen a whole host of world-famous musicians perform in the famous Studio One since the series began in 2006. It's not often that a musician's reputation outshines that of the iconic studio, but in tonight's edition, the legendary Brian Wilson swings by. He will be performing classics from his extensive back catalogue, as well as new material from That Lucky Old Sun, his 10th album, which was released at the...

2008-10-02 21:00:14

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Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.