14 Aug

MNTB Classic Pic – Culture Club

Culture Club from 1985 – Mickey Craig, Roy Hay, Boy George and Jon Moss


#CultureClub #MickeyCraig #RoyHay #BoyGeorge #JonMoss #MusicNewsTidBits #MusicNews

14 Aug

Top Album Sales – Week Ending August 10, 2019

I’m late on this but I want to keep it going in case you want to see the progression/regression of album sales

Here are the Top Album Sales for the week ending August 10, 2019

  1. The Search – NF
  2. Fever Dream – Of Monsters And Men
  3. The Big Day – Chance The Rapper
  4. Dave’s Picks, Volume 31: Uptown Theatre 12/3/79 – Grateful Dead
  5. Late Nights And Longnecks – Justin Moore
  6. Naive – Andy Grammer
  7. No. 6 Collaborations Project – Ed Sheeran
  8. Hadestown – Original Broadway Cast Recording
  9. When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? – Billie Eilish
  10. The Lion King (2019) – Soundtrack

#NF #OfMonstorsAndMen #ChanceTheRapper #GratefulDead #JustinMoore #AndyGrammer #EdSheeran #Hadestown #BillieEilish #TheLionKing

14 Aug

Imagine Dragons Anti-Gun Violence Festival

Dan Reynolds of Imagine Dragons has proposed and anti-gun violence festival and several artists have already signed on.  Dan  writes in a Twitter post

“With the failure of WOODSTOCK I pose this question. What artists/speakers are willing to play for free (we get some corporate dollars to cover crew costs and travel etc) to put on a festival raising money for organizations that are fighting for new legislation regarding gun laws.”

“We are gonna DO this I promise you that. This isn’t political. This is a festival about our people being KILLED. It needs to stop. And honestly. It’s gonna take our artists and people of influence stepping up. Because lawmakers ARE NOT.”

I’ll be keeping watch on a date and will post it when I see it.

#DanReynolds #ImagineDragons #MusicNewsTidBits #MusicNews

10 Aug

Upcoming Releases

I’m starting a new series of posts that will list the upcoming album releases.  Here’s the first list:

August 16
*Killswitch Engage – Atonement
*Sleater-Kinney – The Center Won’t Hold

August 23
*Raphael Saadiq – Jimmy Lee
*Tanya Tucker – While I’m Livin’
*Taylor Swift – Lover
*Vince Gill – Okie

August 30
*!!!(Chik Chik Chik) – Wallop
*Bon Iver – I,I
*Common – Let Love
*Lana Del Ray – Norman Fucking Rockwell
*Sheryl Crow – Threads (duets album)
*The Alchemist – Powers
*Tool – Fear Inoculum
*Trisha Yearwood – Every Girl

10 Aug

Drake Removes Some Lyrics

I don’t normally post on huge famous artists but I thought this was a great move.  Drake recently released an album of his hit songs and one of them is “Jodeci Freestyle” that he did with J. Cole.  In that track, J. Cole says:

Go check the numbers dummy, that’s just me gettin’ started
I’m artistic, you n—as is autistic, retarded

Well Drake wasn’t having it and removed the lyric.  They even had to have a joint press release!  Cole apologized for being insensitive and all is safe and great in the world!


#Drake #JCole #JodeciFreestyle #musicnewstidbits #ApologeticMusicians

04 Aug

Top Album Sales – Week Ending July 27, 2019

Here are the Top Album Sales for the week ending July 27, 2019

  1. No. 6 Collaborations Project – Ed Sheeran
  2. Voyager – 311
  3. III – Banks
  4. When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? – Billie Eilish
  5. K.R.I.T. IZ HERE – Big K.R.I.T.
  6. Map Of The Soul:  PERSONA – BTS
  7. ‘Let’s Rock’ – The Black Keys
  8. The Lion King (2019) – Soundtrack
  9. Bohemian Rhapsody (Soundtrack) – Queen
  10. Greatest Hits I, II & III:  The Platinum Collection – Queen

#EdSheeran #311 #Banks #Billie Eilish #BigKRIT #BTS #TheBlackKeys #TheLionKing #Queen

03 Aug

Today In Music – August 3

Here are some music events that have happened today, August 3.

*August 3, 1985 – Madonna scored her first UK No.1 single with ‘Into The Groove’. The track was taken from the movie ‘Desperately Seeking Susan’ which featured Madonna and Rosanna Arquette. ‘Into The Groove’ is Madonnas best selling single in the UK, having sold over 850,000 copies.

*August 3, 2007 – Queen guitarist Brian May handed in his astronomy PhD thesis – 36 years after abandoning it to join the band. May had recently carried out observational work in Tenerife, where he studied the formation of “zodiacal dust clouds”.

#Madonna #MusicNewsTidBits #IntoTheGroove #RosannaArquette #Queen #BrianMay

03 Aug

Top Album Sales – Week of July 20, 2019

Sorry I’m late on this but here is the Top Album Sales for the week ending July 20, 2019

  1. Dreamville & J.Cole: Revenge Of The Dreamers III – Various Artists
  2. Hotel Diablo – Machine Gun Kelly
  3. When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? – Billie Eilish
  4. Let’s Rock – The Black Keys
  5. Stranger Things 3:  Music From The Netflix Original Series
  6. Map Of The Soul:  PERSONA – BTS
  7. Western Stars – Bruce Springsteen
  8. Help Us Stranger – The Raconteurs
  9. Bohemian Rhapsody (Soundtrack) – Queen
  10. Ride Me Back Home – Willie Nelson

#Dreamville #JCole #MachineGunKelly #BillieEilish #TheBlackKeys #BTS #BruceSpringsteen #TheRaconteurs #Queen #WillieNelson

03 Aug

Foreigners Residency in Vegas!

Well if you’re in Las Vegas in late January 2020 or April 2020 you should go see Foreigner.  They are having a residency at The Venetian Theatre inside The Venetian Resort in Las Vegas beginning January 24th for Five performances.  Then another run of Five performances in April 2020.

Lead singer Kelly Hansen had this to day (from AnitMusic.com):

“If you take a look at Foreigner’s catalog, there are 16 top 30 hits, and [in planning a show like this] the problem becomes what songs do you leave out.  Do you do some songs acoustically or do you give them all the classic presentation? These are all discussions that we have in creating a set list, but you’re definitely going to hear all of the big ones for sure.”

03 Aug

Tool Catalog is Finally Online

Finally!  Tool has put all of their albums online available for streaming.  I used to go to YouTube to listen to the albums (If I didn’t have it available from my own collection) so I’m very happy about this.  Maynard James Keenan says:

“Our obsession with, and dream of, a world where BetaMax and Laser Disc rule has ended. Time for us to move on. But never fear. There’s a brand new thing we think you’re really gonna dig. It’s called Digital Downloads and Streaming. Get ready for the future, folks!”

A few hours after the albums were released on iTunes, all of their albums were on the iTunes Top 10!

30 Jul

Top Earning DJ’s

Forbes put out an interesting article on the highest earnings by a DJ.  Pretty amazing the amounts of money they make.

1. The Chainsmokers ($46 million)

2. Marshmello ($40 million)

3. Calvin Harris ($38.5 million)

4. Steve Aoki ($30 million)

5. Diplo ($25 million)

6. Tiësto ($24 million)

7. Martin Garrix ($19 million)

8. David Guetta ($18 million)

9. Zedd ($17 million)

10. Armin van Buuren ($15 million)

11. Kaskade ($14 million)

12. Skrillex ($13 million)

13. Alesso ($12.5 million)

14. Afrojack ($12 million)

15. DJ Snake ($11.5 million, tie)

15. DJ Pauly D ($11.5 million, tie)

15. Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike ($11.5 million, tie)

#TheChainsmokers #Marshmello #CalvinHarris #SteveAoki #Diplo #Tiesto #MartinGarrix #DavidGuetta #Zedd #ArminVanBuuren #Kaskade #Skrillex #Alesso #Afrojack #DJSnake #DJPaulyD #DimitriVegas #LikeMike

30 Jul

Tool’s New Album!

Tool have announced, via Instagram, that their fifth studio album will be released on August 30th.  The album is titled ‘Fear Inoculum’.  Even better news is they announced they’ll finally have their back catalog available via streaming services.

Check out their new logo which Tool posted on Instagram


26 Jul

Today in Music – July 26

Here’s some events that happened on July 26:

July 26, 1969 – Johnny Cash released the single, ‘A Boy Named Sue’, a song written by Shel Silverstein. Cash was at the height of his popularity when he recorded the song live at California’s San Quentin State Prison at a concert on February 24, 1969. The song tells the tale of a young man’s quest for revenge on a father who abandoned him at 3 years of age and whose only contribution to his entire life was naming him Sue.

July 26, 1986 – Peter Gabriel went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Sledgehammer’, a No.4 hit in the UK. The song’s music video has won a number of awards, including a record nine MTV Awards at the 1987 MTV Video Music Awards, and Best British Video at the 1987 Brit Awards. Gabriel was also nominated for three Grammy Awards. As of 2011, ‘Sledgehammer’ is the most played music video in the history of.

July 26, 2017 – A jury awarded Quincy Jones $9.4 million in royalties for the use of songs he produced in two Cirque du Soleil shows and the ‘This Is It’ documentary. Jones filed suit in 2013, asking for $30 million.

26 Jul

Music Fact TidBit – Leo Fender

Leo Fender, inventor of the Telecaster and Stratocaster, could not play guitar.

26 Jul

Musicians As Children – Bowie

Here’s a young picture of David Bowie when he was a child.

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