• Throwback: Willie Nelson – Crazy: The Demo Sessions

    Throwback: Willie Nelson – Crazy: The Demo Sessions

    By Todd Sterling on Thursday, April 24, 2014

    Crazy: The Demo Sessions is a jaw-dropping collection
of songs penned by Willie Nelson while the legendary singer-songwriter was signed to Pamper Music Publishing from 1960-66. These original demos, thought to be lost long ago, were unearthed back in 1994 and made available to the public in 2005. According to the liner notes included in the CD booklet, legendary songwriter Hank

  • Album Review: ATB – Contact

    Album Review: ATB – Contact

    By Amanda Crabtree on Wednesday, April 23, 2014

    Andre Tanneberger, known as ATB to the EDM world, has been a main player in the electronic music scene since the ‘90s. In 1998 he released his first album Movin’ Melodies, with “9pm (Till I Come)” as its first single. The song immediately topped the UK music charts and is widely known as the UK’s first trance #1. The early 2000s brought

  • Artist Showdown: Eagles Vs. Linda Ronstadt

    Artist Showdown: Eagles Vs. Linda Ronstadt

    By Jon O'Brien on Tuesday, April 22, 2014

    Eagles Fusing folk, country and soft rock with close four-part harmonies, the Eagles’ distinct brand of Americana unarguably helped to define the ’70s West Coast scene. Yet the original line-up of Don Henley, Glenn Frey, Randy Meisner and Bernie Leadon only came together by accident when they were each hired to perform as session musicians for Linda Ronstadt’s eponymous 1971 LP.

  • Get In The Ring: Lil Wayne Vs. Drake

    Get In The Ring: Lil Wayne Vs. Drake

    By Amber McKynzie on Monday, April 21, 2014

    At some point, the grasshopper turns around and teaches the teacher. But when it comes to Lil Wayne and Drake, there’s no telling who’s teaching who, so we put ‘em in the ring!

  • Song Review: Ed Sheeran – “Sing”

    Song Review: Ed Sheeran – “Sing”

    By Jon O'Brien on Friday, April 18, 2014

    From the poignant account of a heroin-addicted prostitute (“The A Team”), to the heart-breaking tale of a close friend’s miscarriage (“Small Bump”), Ed Sheeran worked his way up to three-time Grammy nominated status with a series of emotionally-charged acoustic ballads. Perhaps keen to remind audiences of his urban beginnings, the 23-year-old has opted to get his groove back for “Sing,”

  • Throwback: Pastor Troy — Vica Versa

    Throwback: Pastor Troy — Vica Versa

    By Amber McKynzie on Thursday, April 17, 2014

    It may not be Throwback Thursday, but reminiscing on Pastor Troy’s “Vica Versa” will bring up some good memories and just many moral thoughts.

  • Artist Spotlight: Hardwell

    Artist Spotlight: Hardwell

    By Amanda Crabtree on Wednesday, April 16, 2014

    DJ Mag’s #1 DJ in the world in 2013, Hardwell is no stranger to being in the limelight. After all, he lives for those moments when he’s on stage directing a crowd of hundreds of thousands of people using only his beats. But the spotlight certainly isn’t what attracted Hardwell to the EDM scene in the first place. As a

  • Song Review: Brad Paisley – “River Bank”

    Song Review: Brad Paisley – “River Bank”

    By Todd Sterling on Tuesday, April 15, 2014

    One of the most consistent hit makers in Nashville, Brad Paisley rarely disappoints when he releases new music. With a stack of gold and platinum albums to his name, including multi-platinum platters Mud On The Tires and Time Well Wasted, Paisley is one of the few traditionalists (alongside George Strait and Alan Jackson) still enjoying mainstream success today. 2013′s Wheelhouse

  • Throwback: Hole – Celebrity Skin

    Throwback: Hole – Celebrity Skin

    By Jon O'Brien on Monday, April 14, 2014

    Twelve years after officially going their separate ways, Courtney Love revealed earlier this month that the most successful line-up of Hole recently spent time rehearsing together. It remains to be seen whether guitarist Eric Erlandson, bassist Melissa Auf der Maur and drummer Patty Schemel have reunited with the eternal provocateur for a full-blown reunion or simply a brief trip down memory

  • Album Review: Shakira – Shakira

    Album Review: Shakira – Shakira

    By Amber McKynzie on Saturday, April 12, 2014

    After nearly 20 years, Shakira finally delivers a self-titled album to reach the masses.

  • Throwback: Elton John – Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

    Throwback: Elton John – Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

    By Jon O'Brien on Friday, April 11, 2014

    Recently re-released as a 40th Anniversary Deluxe edition, with a second disc of cover versions by artists as varied as acoustic troubadour Ed Sheeran, nu-soul man Miguel and emo-rock veterans Fall Out Boy, Elton John’s 1973 seventh studio effort Goodbye Yellow Brick Road undeniably signalled the arrival of the Rocket Man as a fully-fledged sequin-suited entertainer. Described by the British legend as

  • Congratulations To Longtime Friend Of ReDigi Peter Gabriel On Rock Hall Induction

    Congratulations To Longtime Friend Of ReDigi Peter Gabriel On Rock Hall Induction

    By Todd Sterling on Thursday, April 10, 2014

    With all of the drama surrounding the 2014 Rock And Roll Hall of Fame induction, it’s easy to forget there are other artists being inducted this year besides cartoon rockers KISS (who have drawn the most media attention thus far). Longtime friend of ReDigi Peter Gabriel is one such artist who seems to be getting lost in the back-and-forth drama between former

  • Album Review: Hank Williams III – Ramblin’ Man

    Album Review: Hank Williams III – Ramblin’ Man

    By Todd Sterling on Wednesday, April 9, 2014

    Hank Williams Sr. died on New Years day in 1953, but the singer lives on in his Grandson, Hank III. Known as much for his cow-punk and heavy metal stylings as he is for his honky tonk leanings, Hank III is a vocal match for his legendary grandaddy. When III sings a Sr. song, the tone and phrasing is eerily

  • Album Review: The Pretty Reckless – Going To Hell

    Album Review: The Pretty Reckless – Going To Hell

    By Jon O'Brien on Tuesday, April 8, 2014

    After rising to fame as the cute sidekick in Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch Who Stole Christmas, and insecure It Girl Jenny Humphrey in Gossip Girl, actress Taylor Momsen was initially viewed with scepticism when she reinvented herself as the raccoon-eyed frontwoman of The Pretty Reckless. After the band’s brash 2010 debut Light Me Up showed that she was the most authentic Hollywood star-turned-rock

  • Album Review: Skrillex – Recess

    Album Review: Skrillex – Recess

    By Amanda Crabtree on Monday, April 7, 2014

    Skrillex was well established in the EDM industry by his early twenties — after all, the producer/DJ singlehandedly introduced dubstep to the mainstream electronic crowd. By blending aggressive synthetic sounds typical of dubstep with more house-wide preferred drops and lyrics, he appealed to a much broader crowd than any dubstep artist had before. Skrillex largely produced singles his first several years