The song that launched one of the most storied careers in rock music, Tom Petty‘s ‘American Girl,’ boasts an immediately recognizable chord progression that’s been a mainstay on AOR stations for 35 years and counting — and apparently a favorite for Strokes frontman Julian Casablancas, too.
You’d think holding down the drum kit for the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Chickenfoot would be more than enough for most guys, but Chad Smith apparently needed another band to pass the time — and he found it with his instrumental side project, the Bombastic Meatbats.
How many different ways can you sing “oh oh oh oh”? A bunch, probably, but when it came time to write ‘Middle of the Road’ and ‘Fell in Love with a Girl,’ Chrissie Hynde of the Pretenders and the White Stripes‘ Jack White settled on a pretty similar melodic progression.
Sometimes, what feels like love turns out to be nothing more than well-disguised lust — and that seems to be the feeling behind Green Day‘s latest single, at least if the band’s latest statements are anything to go by.
He hasn’t released a new album since 2008′s ‘Modern Guilt,’ but Beck has been on a recording tear lately, surfacing in a variety of unusual and/or unexpected places — and for his latest trick, he’s decided to contribute three new songs to the PlayStation game ‘Sound Shapes.’
Legendary songwriter Harlan Howard once famously noted that all any musician really needs is three chords and the truth — and for proof, look no further than the work of YouTube user Chad Neidt, whose ‘One Minute Mashup’ series proves just how easy it is to connect many famous bands’ biggest hits.
What made the Red Hot Chili Peppers want to put out 18 unreleased songs between next month and January? According to drummer Chad Smith, the answer is simple: “They’re just really good songs and they just need to come out.”
We know they’re getting ready to release a trilogy of new albums, which makes it seem a little greedy to wonder what Green Day will do next — but if an image that recently surfaced online is to be believed, the band is planning a full-fledged tour in support of all that new music.
As free as they’ve been when it comes to debuting new material on the road during their latest tour, Radiohead tend to keep things pretty close to the vest when it comes to what they’re doing in the studio — but thanks to Jack White‘s loose lips, we know for sure that they recently cut some tracks at his Third Man Records complex.
For most of the Dave Matthews Band fans in attendance at Tuesday’s (June 3) show in Darien Center, N.Y., the concert ended with a three-song encore featuring ‘Time Bomb,’ ‘Two Step,’ and an acoustic ‘The Space Between.’ But for 97 unlucky ticketholders, their post-show mellow was harshed by the local police, who issued a slew of citations.
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