Sunday, October 29, 2017

"Fats Domino one of rock and rolls great.

Obituary: Fats Domino one of rock and rolls great.

Fats Domino, Early Rock ’n’ Roller With a Boogie-Woogie Piano by Jon Pareles and Bill Grimes

Fats Domino, the New Orleans rhythm-and-blues singer whose two-fisted boogie-woogie piano and nonchalant vocals, heard on dozens of hits, made him one of the biggest stars of the early rock ’n’ roll era, died on Tuesday at his home in Harvey, La., across the Mississippi River from New Orleans. He was 89.
His death was confirmed by the Jefferson Parish coroner’s office.
Mr. Domino had more than three dozen Top 40 pop hits through the 1950s and early ’60s, among them “Blueberry Hill,” “Ain’t It a Shame” (also known as “Ain’t That a Shame,” which is the actual lyric), “I’m Walkin’,”“Blue Monday” and “Walkin’ to New Orleans.” Throughout he displayed both the buoyant spirit of New Orleans, his hometown, and a droll resilience that reached listeners worldwide.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

"IRON MAIDEN's Eddie To Be Added To Angry Birds Evolution Mobile Game

The inspiration for the characters taken from various album covers, of course.

Apparently the team behind Angry Birds are big metalheads.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

"Members Of TRIVIUM, MACHINE HEAD, GUNS N' ROSES, NIRVANA & More React To The Las Vegas Shootings

On Sunday, October 1, more than 50 people were killed and over 400 injured when a gunman opened fire on...

" Tom Petty, American rock 'n' roll everyman, dead at 66

9:07 p.m. PT UPDATE: Tom Petty's manager announced that the singer has died. 
Tom Petty, the gaunt, unassuming rocker with the sly grin, sleepy demeanor and biting voice whose decades of American rock 'n' roll hitmaking put him among the best-selling music artists of all time, has died, his manager announced Monday night. He was 66.

"This crowdsourced book collects decades of rock and roll fans' unseen photos

Nov. 27, 1970
The Grateful Dead at the Chicago Coliseum.
Image: Marshall Bohlin /Smithsonian Books
In December 2015, Smithsonian Books launched a website calling on rock and roll fans to gather and submit their favorite stories and personal photos from music history.