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Most Thieves Will Be Stealing Hearts Across The US This Summer

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In recent years, Las Vegas has become a music industry focal point by continually turning out successful new artists.  Well-known artists, who have come through this Nevada turnstile, include The Killers, Imagine Dragons, Panic! at the Disco, and Ne-Yo.  Now, Las Vegas natives Most Thieves are on their way to being added to the list.  This recently formed quintet is ... Read More »

Say What? Battlefield-Inspired, Automatically-Adjusting Earplugs

Photo by Harmony Gerber

Last year Rock World Magazine spoke with the House Research Institute and learned some startling facts about protecting your earballs, like having about one minute rocking out at a concert without earplugs before suffering permanent (and cumulative) damage. This year at the 2013 NAMM Convention we discovered Etymotic, a leader of hearing protection in the music industry.  For them, enhancing ... Read More »

The Independent Artist

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past decade (or hate all things musical), you’ve probably been impacted by some fundamental changes to the music industry. The way we discover and consume music is no longer as simple as or as limited to strolling over to the local record store and browsing the shelves, or tuning into the ... Read More »

“Monkey, Monkey, Monkey, Monkey, Monkey, Monkey, You.” EDDIE IZZARD on the History of Humanity

Either you love Eddie Izzard or you’ve never heard of him.  Fair warning:  I’m a huge fan, so Izzard can do no wrong in my eyes.  His performance at the Hollywood Bowl seemed like just another step on the road to Izzard achieving iconic status.  The Bowl is an imposing venue.  Host to some of the greatest performers of live ... Read More »

Death of a (Guitar) Hero

Before the dawn of the internet age turned software development into the popular get-rich dream, rock ‘n’ roll ruled the brainwaves.  There was a mystery surrounding rock stars; they were revered as untouchable demi-gods. Every decade produced new heroes to idolize. These legends inspired younger generations of musicians to follow in their footsteps and others to carry their daydreams forward.  ... Read More »

In Tune with the Muse

It is time to become immersed in creative energy and showcase the origin of ideas.  It would be a service within yourself to be sure that you tap into your muse as well.  Muse?  The origin of ideas? That’s right!  Just dispel all of the confines that make you feel comfortable and secure in the daily routine for a moment.  ... Read More »

Bringing TV to the Stage for Charity

Musical acts often perform at charity gigs to raise money for a cause, and it’s not uncommon for actors to lend their name and fame to a cause. Band From TV does both.  This seven-piece band is made up of some of Hollywood’s hottest actors from the small screen.  The all-star ensemble is the brainchild of actor Greg Grunberg (of Alias and Heroes fame), ... Read More »

Buzz Off

Like the people I write about in this column, I use my little voice to shine a light on something I want others to know about.  Every day artists across the music industry lend their name, time, and voice to causes they believe in.  Their efforts put forth to enlighten others about causes that need support.  While I don’t profess ... Read More »

What Is BrainMusic?

Music for the Brain!  It’s the use of music as therapy to aid in the recovery of emotional, psychological, and physiological injuries, disabilities, or diseases. The BrainMusic organization was founded in 2007 to promote and educate the public about music therapy by celebrating the physical and emotional impact of popular music in all types of recovery. It’s my goal with ... Read More »

Toxic Goo Guns: Shooting for Change

There is a long-standing assumption that people in the music industry live a hedonistic, self-absorbed, drug-laced, “rock n roll” lifestyle. And we love them for it – this is where our rock and roll dreams come from, where the lure of sex, drugs and rock and roll brings out the guitar smashing rock god in all of us. We love ... Read More »

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