The Musical Legacy of John Lennon

Posted by Nadine Segal • October 09, 2013 at 12:27 PM

Today is the birthday of John Lennon. He would have been 73 today. John Lennon left a long legacy of music behind, when he was killed 23 years ago.

John Lennon had an interest in music from an early age. He started a band at 15 named The Quarrymen. The band consisted of him and his school friends. After changes in the lineup, it would eventually become The Beatles in 1960. The band went on to become the most influential band in music. He and bandmate, Paul McCartney became one of the most renowned songwriting duo of all time.

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Nadine Segal

About Nadine Segal

I am a writer and editor from New York with a passion for music. I write predominately about music, musical artists and the issues they face.

 

Simon Cowell’s Discoveries

Posted by Nadine Segal • October 07, 2013 at 11:26 AM

Happy Birthday to Simon Cowell! The man who is known for telling it like it is, is turning 54 this year. Simon Cowell became famous for his  role as a judge and producer on many hit talent competition television shows. Many don’t know, but he is also a record executive.  He has worked on Pop Idol, American Idol, X-Factor, Britain’s Got Talent and America’s Got Talent and more. Throughout his career Simon has discovered many musical artists.  A few of the biggest stars he has discovered are:

Leona Lewis

Lewis was discovered in 2006 when she auditioned for The X-Factor, she was mentored by Simon Cowell on the show. Here is the video for her hit single “Bleeding Love”.

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Nadine Segal

About Nadine Segal

I am a writer and editor from New York with a passion for music. I write predominately about music, musical artists and the issues they face.

 

Miley Cyrus Update

Posted by Nadine Segal • October 02, 2013 at 11:55 AM

A few weeks ago Miley made sure everyone was talking about her, with her outrageous VMA performance. Now that all eyes are on Miley, she has released an even more revealing video. Her video for “Wrecking Ball” features the former Disney Princess swinging naked from a wrecking ball and licking a sledgehammer.  The video was an enormous success, breaking records on Youtube, for the speed it acquired views.  It currently has over 178 million views.

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Nadine Segal

About Nadine Segal

I am a writer and editor from New York with a passion for music. I write predominately about music, musical artists and the issues they face.

 

A Look at Elton John’s Amazing Career

Posted by Nadine Segal • September 30, 2013 at 11:30 AM

Elton John is doing quite well these days, he just released a new album entitled “Diving Board” which created a big splash, debuting at #3 on the UK charts and he had an outstanding performance remembering Liberace at the Emmy Awards.

Elton John is a one of a kind musician and performer. He is well known for his incredible talent as a song writer and live performer, as well as his flamboyant style and his work with charities. He has been making music for over 50 years and still remains a force in the music industry. To celebrate his incredible career and his one of a kind style, we are taking a look at some of our favorite Elton John videos from throughout his career. You can enjoy watching as Elton’s style and music changes throughout the years, though his creativity and talent never fades.

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Nadine Segal

About Nadine Segal

I am a writer and editor from New York with a passion for music. I write predominately about music, musical artists and the issues they face.

 

Best Song Inspired Vines

Posted by Nadine Segal • September 24, 2013 at 01:47 PM

Music in Vines

Some Vine users have incorporated lines from top pop songs into their vines with very funny results. Check out our top picks for Song Inspired Vines:

Jesus Take the Wheel

The Carrie Underwood song “Jesus Take The Wheel” is a heartfelt song about a woman relying on her faith during a trying time. Unless you take it literally, like in this interpretation.

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Nadine Segal

About Nadine Segal

I am a writer and editor from New York with a passion for music. I write predominately about music, musical artists and the issues they face.

 

Music For Peace

Posted by Nadine Segal • September 16, 2013 at 11:53 AM

Imagine Memorial

Today is International Peace Day, a time to imagine the world as a place where no longer fight with one another and instead live together in harmony. It may seem like a pretty lofty goal but it is certainly a  beautiful idea. Many artists have  created music inspiring peace. Below are a few of our favorite songs which inspire peace, around the world.

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Nadine Segal

About Nadine Segal

I am a writer and editor from New York with a passion for music. I write predominately about music, musical artists and the issues they face.

 

13 Scariest Music Videos

Posted by Nadine Segal • September 12, 2013 at 01:22 PM

Scared Sisters

Today is Friday the 13th. Friday the 13th is considered to be the most unlucky day on the calendar and many fear the day. Some are so fearful that they spend the day safely at home, making it the perfect time to watch the top 13 scary Music videos. If you are brave enough we have the top scary music videos. You may want to keep the lights on for this one.

Warning: Many of these videos may be inappropriate for children

13. Starting out the list at number 13, we have “Alejandro” by Lady Gaga. Lady Gaga’s over the top style has sometimes been quite creepy, and her video for “Alejandro” has some pretty spooky parts.

12. Rihanna is usually known for her upbeat dance tracks and while you can certainly dance to “Disturbia”, the video might have you hiding in the corner. What would you really expect from a song about going out of your mind?

11. Evanescence’s “Going Under” shows lead singer Amy Lee haunted by some pretty demonic creatures. If that isn’t scary enough for you, she is also underwater with some enormous jellyfish.

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Nadine Segal

About Nadine Segal

I am a writer and editor from New York with a passion for music. I write predominately about music, musical artists and the issues they face.

 

Eminem’s New Video Bezerk and the Awkward Premier

Posted by Nadine Segal • September 10, 2013 at 07:35 AM

Eminem has new single out called “Bezerk”. The single, produced by Rick Rubin is off his new album The Marshall Mathers LP 2.

Eminem showed up at the half time of the Michigan-Notre Dame Game and talked about his new video for the song and his upcoming album. He claimed to be a die-hard Lions fan, but his demeanor was far from excited. He also premiered a Sneak Peak of Bezerk’s video. He seemed really dazed during the interview, but we can only assume he was playing it up for the fun of it and not just as he put it “freaked out by live television”. Check out the video below, and you can decide for yourself.

Eminem explained the album is revisiting the original Marshall Mathers LP that he released in 2000. The video seems to be revisiting an even earlier time than that, the feel of the video is very early 1990’s hip-hop. There are a few unexpected guests in the video including Kendrik Lamar and Kid Rock.

Check out the new video below.

Do you think Eminem’s was was acting awkward during the interview for the publicity or was it legit? Intentional or not it certainly got people talking about the video.

Nadine Segal

About Nadine Segal

I am a writer and editor from New York with a passion for music. I write predominately about music, musical artists and the issues they face.

 

Everyone is Still Talking About Miley Cyrus’s VMA Show

Posted by Nadine Segal • September 02, 2013 at 07:54 AM

Last week Miley Cyrus preformed at the MTV Video Music Awards. She stuck her tongue out repeatedly and twerked up against Robin Thicke. There was a huge reaction to Cyrus’s performance. As a matter of fact people are still talking about this, a week after the show aired.

During and after the show. Many took to Twitter to discuss it. Though not all of it was positive, Miley was proud of all the attention she was getting.

The negative comments kept coming for Cyrus. During the performance she danced around and touched herself with a giant foam finger, the kind seen at sporting events. The creator of foam finger also took offense to the show. He had this to say about it “She took an honorable icon that is seen in sporting venues everywhere and degraded it.” Not everyone was offended by Miley’s out there performance, Miley recently quoted her dad on Twitter as saying the following.

 

Justin Timberlake also defended Miley during a radio interview last week. He felt that the performance was to be expected for the VMA’s.

There were rumors after the VMA’s that her management was furious with her and she was off the rails but apparently that is not the case. Her manager Larry Rudolph was quoted saying that the performance couldn’t have gone better.

Everyone has an opinion on the performance, whether they think it was a display of the moral degradation of our society or they loved it and thought she put on a great show. Some complained about her next to nothing outfit, though Lady Gaga showed more skin in her VMA performance. Others were offended by the way Miley was touching herself, though if we held male performers to the same standard we have certainly seen more lewd performances than that.

Perhaps people are just upset to see how drastically she has changed since her days as Hanna Montana. Personally I think Miley Cyrus got out there and acted as ridiculous as humanly possible to get everyone’s attention and it worked. Now that she has our attention, I wonder what she will do next.

Did you think Miley’s performance was offensive?

Nadine Segal

About Nadine Segal

I am a writer and editor from New York with a passion for music. I write predominately about music, musical artists and the issues they face.

 

Demi Lovato’s Unusual 21st Birthday Celebration

Posted by Nadine Segal • August 20, 2013 at 09:04 AM

Singer, actress and X-Factor mentor, Demi Lovato turns 21 today, but don’t expect to see any pictures of her partying it up at an extravagant club in LA or Vegas. As a matter of fact Lovato isn’t even in the country. She is in Kenya. She isn’t there to have a big party either. She is on a trip with the organization Free The Children, volunteering with them to build a school. We are so happy that Lovato is doing such positive things in her free time.

Her career isn’t looking too shabby either. The former childhood star is supposedly closing a deal to appear on 6 episodes of Glee this season. She is also coming back to the X- Factor, where she is a judge and mentor. Here she is preforming on the show with Fifth Harmony.

Lovato is doing well with her music as well. This past year she released her album Demi which debuted at #3 on the Billboard charts. One of her biggest hits off the album is the single “Heart Attack” check out the video.

What do you think about Demi’s decision to celebrate by giving back?

Nadine Segal

About Nadine Segal

I am a writer and editor from New York with a passion for music. I write predominately about music, musical artists and the issues they face.