Turns out there's scientific truth to the proclamation "Music is my drug" -- the folks at AsapSCIENCE explain how music captivates, stimulates, and keeps us wanting more.
Jon Lord, former keyboardist for Deep Purple, passed away today after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 71.
Lord is best known among classic rock fans for co-founding Deep Purple in 1968 and co-writing such hits as "Smoke on the Water." He also recorded with The Kinks and joined other bands, including Whitesnake, after Deep Purple broke up in 1976.
Besides writing your dad's favorite radio-ready riffs, Lord also enjoyed a thriving career in classical music. Originally trained as a classical pianist, Lord began composing and recording classical works during his time with Deep Purple and continued for the duration of his life. Check out the performance of his first composition, Concerto for Group and Orchestra, with Deep Purple and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in 1969.
Soul fans are mourning today as Donald "Duck" Dunn, a staple of the southern soul scene passed away at the age of 70.
Dunn was most notably the bassist in Booker T & the M.G.'s, as well as a highly regarded session player for Stax Records. During his time as a session bassist, Dunn played on recordings by Neil Young, Eric Clapton, Tom Petty, and the Blues Brothers. He also appeared in The Blues Brothers film.
Dunn leaves behind a legacy that's still echoed in today's contemporary music, reflected in acts as diverse as Lucero and Ludacris.
For anyone who liked Britpop in the early '90s and/or owns the Great Expectations soundtrack even though the movie was tepid, at best: It's a safe assumption that you probably like Pulp. The band has been riding the reunion circuit like nobody's business and closed out the first day of Coachella last night/early this morning. Youtube has made Pulp's entire performance available (as well as most of the event), thus forever preserving an image of Jarvis Cocker strutting his stuff in the California desert.
If you're feeling nostalgic, wanna see a trainwreck, or you might be a 15 year old girl, then seeing this kid belt out songs from every Blink-182 album in under a minute may be a good way to start your day. Or you might feel ashamed that you find yourself singing along with some of these jams.