Music News Recap: “It’s Just A Fond Farewell To A Friend…”

What’s been going on in the world of music lately? Read on to get the scoop on your favorite artists, and start some discussion about current music-related events!

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oasis

Oasis, the band with more breakups than a grocery store tabloid, has called it quits.  Want to place bets on how long it’ll take before they’re back together again?

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Soul Sisters and Blood Brothers: Bands With Siblings

Jesus and Mary Chain

Most of us aren’t properly wired to embark on the exact same career path as our siblings, but when you stop to think about it, the number of brothers and sisters who have shared a tour bus, songwriting credits or a stage over the years is truly overwhelming.   These pairings haven’t always been perfectly harmonious affairs (see: The Kinks, Oasis, Jesus and Mary Chain), though, against all odds, they have created some of the most appreciated music of the modern era.  Check out our list of some of the most memorable bands who made their passion for music a family affair.  What other artists can you think of?

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Music News Recap: “It’s The F*cking Nuts”

What’s been going on in the world of music lately? Read on to get the scoop on your favorite artists, and start some discussion about current music-related events!

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Mike Dirnt

Even though he’s not a committed vegetarian, Green Day’s Mike Dirnt has designed a vegan-friendly shoe. Hey, every little bit helps, right?

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Musical Muses: The Faces Behind The Songs

Sure everyone remembers the songwriters—and why shouldn’t they?  Those talented artists paint pictures with sound, composing poetry to move us, body and soul.  However, as monumental as their sonic creations may be, songwriters would be nothing without the inspiration of those whose lives serendipitously intersected their own.  So who are these immortal characters lucky enough to live forever in song?  Read on to meet some of music’s most memorable muses.

Angela Bowie inspired The Rolling Stones’ “Angie.”

Angela Bowie

Everywhere I look I see your eyes/There ain’t a woman that comes close to you/Come on baby, dry your eyes/But Angie, Angie, ain’t it good to be alive?/Angie, Angie, they can’t say we never tried…

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Britpop! A Beginner’s Guide

Union Jack

In reaction to American grunge’s saturation effect on the music climate in the early ’90s, a counter movement emerged in the UK that rejected the angst-filled slacker ideals of the flannel crowd.  Drawing inspiration from their nation’s rich history of great guitar-based rock and pop, British musicians provided the soundtrack to the massive cultural movement which would become collectively known as Britpop.

Keep reading about the songs that defined Britpop!