Everyone likes to be hip, new, fresh, and on top of the charts. But when bands start to slide, sometimes they try to reinvent themselves. The question is…. did it work? Join me as I run through 10 old bands changing their sound hoping to be popular again. I’ll give my opinion and you decide if it worked or not.
The 8-track was a magnetic tape cartridge format used for music playback that was popular in the United States from the mid-1960s to the early 1980s. It was developed by a group of companies led by Lear Jet Corporation, and was initially marketed as a way to listen to music in cars. The format was widely adopted due to its portability and the ability to play pre-recorded tapes. However, its popularity declined in the late 1970s with the rise of cassette tapes, which offered better sound quality, smaller size, and longer playing times. By the early 1980s, 8-tracks had largely been replaced by cassettes and were no longer being produced. Today, the 8-track is remembered as a curious and somewhat quaint piece of music history.
Whatever happened to the band Portishead?
It’s nothing new for a band to try new things. Sometimes it works and they hit pay dirt. However that is a rarity as usually the change ends up being off-putting. And sometimes such a miscalculated step can almost be unrecoverable and create some of The Biggest Album Fails.
Steel Panther guitarist Satchel breaks down his favorite albums from when he was a teenager… whenever that was. – Loudwire
I interview Steven Wilson He is the founder, guitarist, lead vocalist and songwriter of the rock band Porcupine Tree, as well as being a member of several other bands, including Blackfield, Storm Corrosion and No-Man. He is also a solo artist, having released 6 solo albums since his solo debut Insurgentes in 2008. In a career spanning more than 30 years.
Most pro musicians are on the road more than they’re at home, and they’re all faced with the same struggle: to decide which possessions they can fit in their cramped, mobile living quarters. Certain amenities are simply too big, impractical or valuable to bring along for the ride, but every metal hellraiser has a select handful of things that they simply cannot tour without — from treasured personal items to useful tools. Lacuna Coil vocalist Cristina Scabbia has been making these tough calls for 25 years, so we asked her to pick 10 essentials that she won’t leave home without. Watch to see what she chose and why. REVOLVER
talks about her troubles with the music label she used to be on, how she lost money, how they didn’t follow up on promises, tried to force her to re-sign and how she ultimately got out of the deal.
This is one of the coolest things I’ve seen in a long time! Amazing!!
Description: This cover is based on Luca Stricagnoli’s guitar adaptation of Thunderstruck. After playing, I just want to say that Luca’s unicorn arm [edit: strong arm] + ruthless iron hand are indeed something I can’t easily attempt emulate… Anyway, I think my left hand is about to break . The sound engineer told me that me turning the wrench looks like driving a hand tractor… absolutely speechless! Even if it’s a tractor, are we starting in fifth gear or not?! Pity on this wrench and the floor of the piano room. They have endured too much, could be said they’ve sacrificed themselves [to the song] hahaha~ This is the second time I have tried a finger-style transplantation [edit: arrangement / transcription], and I feel to have learned a lot! I Hope I can bring y’all an even more interesting song next time~
Join Pete Pardo, Steven Reid, Eric Porter, and Anthony Ferraro for a review of the long awaited Porcupine Tree album ‘Closure/Continuation’. #porcupinetree
I kinda agree with these guys: I like the album…but don’t yet love it. What do you think?