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  1. #21

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    For those in the U.S. a three day weekend fast approaches and round one of the Battle of the Bands will end. For Rock is it: The Who, AC/DC or Led Zeppelin? For Metal is it: Lamb of God, Shadows Fall, Five Finger Death Punch? For World is it: Twelve Girls Band, Maki Asakawa, Park Hwayobi? Next month the Rhythm and Blues who will it be?

    Our site is full of content that is member driven. Come on out and vote, please tell others about us too. Lots of holidays across the globe this summer, share with us with videos, pictures and more.

    Have a great rest of the weeks and a super weekend.

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    Hey Hey Hey,

    It's the weekend! Stop on by the site, new look lots of new content, Hip Hop, Metal, Rock, Coffee House and more.

    Hoping to break 50 members by the end of the weekend, help us do so, tell your friends about us.

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    Stop on by and vote in the Battle of the Bands Cross Genre. The winners from last month's Battle of the Bands are: "Five Finger Death Punch" from the Metal Genre, "12 Girl Band" a World Genre Group, and "The Who" from the Rock Genre. We have decided to pit these three winners against each other. Stop on by and vote here

    Another hot link is this Month's Featured Artist/Group. "Wings of Darkness" Our Global Moderator Clatahwa did a super job putting this together. Check it out here

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    The winners from the Battle of the Band - Metal, World and Rock are below. We thought it would be fun to pit each one against the other in a Cross Genre Battle.

    Keep an open ear and broad perspective when you vote, vote not because you like one genre better than the other but do so as a person who appreciates music for the, sound, lyrics, dynamics...

    Have fun, vote and please tell others about us. The more members the better when it comes to these type of events.

    Five Finger Death Punch - Metal

    Five Finger Death Punch (Often shortened to 5FDP or FFDP) is an American heavy metal band from Los Angeles, California, formed in 2005. The band consists of Ivan Moody (vocals), Zoltan Bathory (guitars), Jason Hook (guitars), Matt Snell (bass) and Jeremy Spencer (drums). The band was named "Five Finger Death Punch" as a nod to classic Kung-Fu Cinema.

    Official Site:

    Video: "Never Enough"

    Twelve Girl Band - World

    Twelve Girls Band (simplified Chinese: ??????; traditional Chinese: ??????; pinyin: N?z? shí'èr Yùef?ng, sometimes abbreviated to ?? or ??) are an all female Chinese musical group that initially consisted of twelve members before the addition of a thirteenth. Twelve Girls Band use traditional Chinese instruments to play both traditional Chinese and Western song. Formed on June 18, 2001, the women were selected by audition from more than 4,000 contestants. Each woman is classically-trained, and the band members come from various conservatories in the People's Republic of China (PRC), including the China Academy of Music, the Chinese National Orchestra, and the Central Conservatory of Music.[1]

    Official Site:

    An all-female traditional instrumental group, consisting of twelve Chinese women who cover popular Western pop/rock songs, as well as Chinese songs.

    The Who - Rock

    The Who are an English rock band which was formed in 1964: vocalist Roger Daltrey, guitarist Pete Townshend, bassist John Entwistle, and drummer Keith Moon. They became known for energetic live performances which often included instrument destruction.[1][2] The Who have sold about 100 million records and have charted 27 top forty singles in the United Kingdom and United States with 17 top ten albums,[3] including 18 Gold, 12 Platinum and 5 Multi-Platinum album awards in the United States alone.[4]

    The Who rose to fame in the UK with a series of top ten hit singles, boosted in part by pirate radio stations such as Radio Caroline, beginning in January 1965 with "I Can't Explain". The albums My Generation (1965), A Quick One (1966) and The Who Sell Out (1967) followed, with the first two reaching the UK top five. They first hit the US Top 40 in 1967 with "Happy Jack" and hit the top ten later that year with "I Can See for Miles". Their fame grew with memorable performances at the Monterey Pop[5] and Woodstock[6] music festivals. The 1969 release of Tommy was the first in a series of top ten albums in the US, followed by Live at Leeds (1970), Who's Next (1971), Quadrophenia (1973), The Who By Numbers (1975), Who Are You (1978) and The Kids Are Alright (1979).

    Moon died at the age of 32 in 1978, after which the band released two studio albums, the UK and US top five Face Dances (1981) and the US top ten It's Hard (1982), with drummer Kenney Jones, before disbanding in 1983. They re-formed at events such as Live Aid and for reunion tours such as their 25th anniversary tour (1989) and the Quadrophenia tours of 1996 and 1997. In 2000, the three surviving original members discussed recording an album of new material, but their plans temporarily stalled upon Entwistle's death at the age of 57 in 2002. Townshend and Daltrey continue to perform as The Who, and in 2006 they released the studio album Endless Wire, which reached the top ten in the UK and US.

    The Who were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990, their first year of eligibility.[6][7] Their display there describes them as "Prime contenders, in the minds of many, for the title of World's Greatest Rock Band."[8] Time magazine wrote in 1979 that "No other group has ever pushed rock so far, or asked so much from it."[9] Rolling Stone magazine wrote: "Along with The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, The Who complete the holy trinity of British rock."[10] They received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the British Phonographic Industry in 1988,[11] and from the Grammy Foundation in 2001.[12] In 2008 surviving members Townshend and Daltrey were honoured at the 31st Annual Kennedy Center Honors.[13]

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    Nice site man, keep it up

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    Thanks feel free to join up, it's free and the community is a great one

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    Each month we feature an artist/group. This month it's, "Tarot" for all you Metal fans. Our Moderator did a super job putting this together. Stop on by and say hello to Clatahwa, you will learn that Metal is not just, "Metal" trust me Clatahwa is a great Team Member who goes the extra mile to educate members on this genre and many more.


    Tarot was originally formed by the Hietala brothers in the early 80's. Back then the band's name was called "Purgatory". As Purgatory reached the point when they got the record deal, the label wanted Purgatory to change their name. Since then the band has been known as Tarot. Also the line-up settled in to the form of Marco Hietala (bass/vocals), Zachary Hietala (guitars), Mako H (guitars) and Pecu Cinnari (drums).

    Wings of Darkness single saw the daylight in 1986 and during that same year they released their first full length album which was titled as "Spell of Iron". Next year they released again a single and it was called "Rose on the Grave".

    Marco Hietala


    After the second album the line-up changed a little, and a keyboardist was added to the band, Janne Tolsa, who replaced the second guitarist Mako H. And after five years of little activity, the third album, To Live Forever, was finished in 1993. Tarot got good publicity in Japan, so their first live album was released in 1994, only in Japan. The gig was recorded at Tavastia Club, Helsinki. Fortunately some of the songs from the live album were released during the next year on a limited edition bonus cd with the next studio album, Stigmata.

    Zachary Hietala


    "For The Glory of Nothing" came out in 1998. Also during the same year, Shining Black, a Tarot compilation album came out in Japan. After this they returned into silence. Luckily the silent wasn't complete, they did gigs here and there. But when Tarot wasn't active, Marco was. He played in Conquest and Sinergy. He also did some gigs with the other Conquest guys as a cover group "Metal Gods". In 2002, Marco joined Nightwish, a now very popular symphonic band. Because of this, more attention was given to Tarot from Nightwish fans.

    Pecu Cinnari


    During the year 2003 the Shining Black compilation was released again in the rest of the world. Tarot signed a new record deal with Spinefarm Records and the new studio album Suffer Our Pleasures was released.

    Suffer Our Pleasures did quite well here in Finland, but somehow the record company at that time, screwed up the advertising in foreign countries. The album was very hard to come by in foreign record stores, and the advertising was done poorly. This was naturally a big disappointment for the band as once again the album included some of the greatest material the band had ever written. Despite the negative aspects of the album's marketing, Suffer Our Pleasures opened new doors and gave the band more underground status than ever. Thanks to the active touring.

    Janne Tolsa


    In between 2003 and 2006 Marco was kept busy with Nightwish, recording and touring around the world. Janne did an album with Eternal Tears of Sorrow, and was involved immensity with an industrial metal band called Turmion Kätilöt. But when 2006 came, Tarot began to get serious again.

    Early spring 2006 the record company Bluelight Records released a Re-Masters collection, which included all the first six albums with a huge collection of bonus material, un-released demos, live and special versions of the songs and some covers. Some of the albums were also remixed.

    The fans had been expected the re-releases for years and the collection succeed so well that in May 2006 when Tarot released the new single "You", it made number one on the Finnish charts for the first time in the history of Tarot. At the same time the band formalized their backing vocalist Tommi "Tuple" Salmela as a true band member, after being with the band more than ten years. Now Tarot was able to perform more vocal performances than ever, using two lead singers as Deep Purple had in the golden era with Coverdale/Hughes.

    Tarot changed the record label again and now they work in Finland with KingFoo Entertaiment. Kingfoo Entertainment is at the same their booking and management agency. In Europe Tarot is working with Nuclear Blast and the hopes are high again for the future.

    Tommi Salmela


    Summer 2006 was really busy for the band as they toured various clubs and festivals throughout the summer. In the meantime Tarot also composed, demoed and recorded new material and finally released the darkest and gloomiest Tarot album written to date - Crows Fly Black.

    After the release of “Crows Fly Black” Tarot toured for a year and a half doing shows outside of Finland. Crows Fly Black was released by Nuclear Blast for the wider european audiences, which made it possible for the band to do some more touring in the central Europe.

    The well used time sharpened the band into a shape which you can witness on the live DVD “Undead Indeed”. The DVD was shot in their hometown Kuopio, Club Rupla in 17/8/2007. The DVD was then released on 11/6/2008, and for awhile it stayed as #1 in finnish DVD charts.

    At the release of the DVD, Marco has already started touring with Nightwish again, and Tarot did just a few selected shows during 2008-2009. It was clear however that as soon as the NW tour would wind down, Tarot would get active again.

    During 2008-2009 Janne, Marco and Zac had written quite a lot of new music in their spare time. It only took a few demo sessions for the guys to come up with a bunch of songs, which you will be able to hear on their eighth studio album titled “Gravity Of Light”.

    Most of the demo work for this album was done in August and September 2009, and the actual recordings for the album started immediately after that in November 2009. Mixing has been done by Janne and Mikko Tegelman and the mastering by Mika Jussila at Finnvox studios in January and February 2010.

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    On this Day June 8

    1954, US record labels started to supply radio stations with 45rpm discs for the first time, replacing the 78 records.

    1963, The Crystals' "Da Doo Ron Ron" peaked at No.3 on the US singles chart. Produced by Phil Spector, who used a multi-track recording system to build the song layer upon layer to achieve a result that become known as a "wall of sound". Backing musicians include Glen Campbell on guitar, Leon Russell on piano, Hal Blain on drums and Nino Tempo on sax.

    1967, Procol Harum were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'A Whiter Shade Of Pale', the group's only UK No.1. In 2004 the song was named the most played record of the past 70 years. More than 900 recorded versions by other artists are known.

    1967, The Beatles 'Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' went to No.1 in the UK. Costing £25,000 ($42,500) to produce the album was recorded over 700 hours of studio time. It was also the first album to print the lyrics on the sleeve. The album spent 27 weeks at No.1 on the UK chart.

    1969, Founder member of The Rolling Stones Brian Jones announced that he was leaving the group, saying that he no longer saw 'eye to eye' with the rest of the band.

    1970, Deep Purple had their van and equipment impounded by East German police while on an European tour, after mistakenly driving too close to the border.

    1974, A one-day concert at Hinckley Athletic Football Ground with Geordie, Blackfoot Sue, Medicine Head and top of the bill The Bay City Rollers, tickets £2.50.

    1974, Bill Wyman became the first Rolling Stone to release a solo album with 'Monkey Grip', (it peaked at No.39 in the UK and No.99 in the US).

    1974, David Bowie started a four-week run at the top of the UK charts with his third No.1 album 'Diamond Dogs'.

    1974, Dolly Parton was at No.1 on the US country chart with 'I Will Always Love You'. The Parton penned song later became a worldwide hit for Whitney Houston in 1992.

    1974, Keyboard player Rick Wakeman announced that he was leaving Yes.

    1974, Paul McCartney and Wings went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Band On The Run', his third solo US No.1, a No.3 hit in the UK.

    1978, The Only Ones appeared at Manchester Poly, Manchester, England.

    1979, Marianne Faithfull married Ben Brieley of punk rock band The Vibrators.

    1985, Tears For Fears started a two-week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Everybody Wants To Rule The World', the group's first US No.1.

    1985, The Style Council scored their only UK No.1 album with 'Our Favourite Shop'.

    1987, Yogi Horton a session drummer with Luther Vandross, jumped to his death from a 17th floor hotel window, having told his wife he was tired of Living in the shadow of Vandross Also worked with The B-52's, Diana Ross and Debbie Harry.

    1989, At a Greenpeace Rainbow Warrior's press conference, vegetarian Chrissie Hynde claimed that she once firebombed a McDonalds restaurant. The following day a McDonalds in Milton Keynes, England was firebombed and Hynde was threatened with legal action.

    1991, Bruce Springsteen married Patti Scialfa, at their Beverley Hills home in California.

    1991, Color Me Bad had their only UK No.1 single with 'I Wanna Sex You Up'. The song was a No.2 hit in the US where some radio stations edited out the word "sex" with disc jockeys announcing the song 'I Wanna Love You Up'.

    1991, Extreme went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'More Than Words', a No.2 hit in the UK.

    1991, Paula Abdul started a two-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Spellbound'.

    1991, The Pixies and Ride appeared at Crystal Palace Bowl, London, tickets £15.

    1996, The Fugees scored their first UK No.1 single with their version of the Roberta Flack 1973 hit 'Killing Me Softly'. The song composed by Charles Fox and Norman Gimbel in 1971 was inspired by Lori Lieberman's poem "Killing Me Softly with His Blues", written having seen a performance by US singer, songwriter Don McLean.

    1998, Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher, Paul Weller and Martin Carr from The Boo Radleys were all involved in a fight at Dingwalls, Camden in London.

    2001, AC/DC, The Offspring, Queens Of The Stone Age and Megadeth all appeared at the Milton Keynes Bowl, England; tickets cost £28.50 ($48.45).

    2002, Jennifer Lopez separated from her second husband, dancer Cris Judd, after just nine months of marriage.

    2002, months of secrecy surrounding Sir Paul McCartney's wedding plans were blown when John Leslie the owner of the 17th century Castle Leslie in Co Monaghan, let slip to reporters that Sir Paul had booked the Castle for the wedding.

    2003, Evanescence started a four-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Bring Me To Life.' The song won a Grammy Award in 2004 for the Best Hard Rock performance.

    2003, Stereophonics scored their second UK No.1 album with ‘You Gotta Go There To Come Back.’

    2003, Led Zeppelin were at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘How The West Was Won’, the bands seventh US No.1 album.

    2007, George Michael was sentenced to 100 hours of community service and banned from driving for two years at Brent Magistrates court, north London. The 43-year-old who was arrested last October after being found slumped at the steering wheel of his car pleaded guilty to driving while unfit, blaming "tiredness and prescribed drugs" for the offence.

    2008, Paul Weller went to No.1 on the UK album chart with his ninth solo album ’22 Dreams.’

    2008, Mint Royale started a two week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Singing In The Rain'. This version was used by the winner of the TV show Britain's Got Talent. 'Singing In The Rain' was famously featured in the 1952 film of the same name. The film starred Gene Kelly, whose sampled voice can be heard on this version.

    2008, Rolling Stone magazine published a list of the Top 50 guitar songs of all time. No.5 was ‘Brown Sugar’ by The Rolling Stones, No.4 , ‘You Really Got Me’ By The Kinks, No.3, ‘Crossroads’, by Cream, No.2 ‘Purple Haze’, by Jimi Hendrix and No.1 ‘Johnny B Goode’, Chuck Berry.

    June 8th: Born on this day

    1940, Born on this day, Nancy Sinatra, US singer, actress, (1966 UK & US No.1 single 'These Boots Are Made For Walking'). With her father Frank she became the only father and daughter team ever to score a UK No.1 single with the 1967 hit 'Somethin' Stupid'.

    1940, Born on this day, Sherman Garnes, Frankie Lymon And The Teenagers, (1956 UK No.1 and US No.6 single 'Why Do Fools Fall In Love'). Garnes died February 26th 1977.

    1941, Born on this day, Clarence Haskins, Funkadelic, (1978 US No.16 album 'One Nation Under A Groove').

    1942, Born on this day, Chuck Negron, vocals, Three Dog Night, (1970 UK No.3 & US No.1 single 'Mama Told Me Not To Come').

    1944, Born on this day, Boz Scaggs, US singer, member of The Marksmen with Steve Miller, The Wigs, solo, (1976 US No.3 single 'Lowdown', 1977 US No.11 and UK No.13 single 'Lido Shuffle').

    1947, Born on this day, Mick Box, guitar, Uriah Heep, (1975 UK No.7 album 'Return To Fantasy').

    1953, Born on this day, Bonnie Tyler, singer, (1983 UK & US No.1 single 'Total Eclipse Of The Heart').

    1953, Born on this day, Jeff Rich, drums, Status Quo, (1977 UK No.3 single 'Rockin' All Over The World', plus over 50 other UK Top 75 singles).

    1960, Born on this day, Mick Hucknall, singer, songwriter, Simply Red, (1986 US No.1 & UK No.2 single 'Holding Back The Years', 1995 UK No.1 single 'Fairground' and 1991 UK No.8 single 'Stars', world-wide No.1 1991 album 'Stars').

    1962, Born on this day, Nick Rhodes, keyboards, Duran Duran, (1983 UK No.1 single 'Is There Something I Should Know', plus 25 other UK Top 40 singles, 1984 US No.1 single 'The Reflex'), Arcadia, (1985 UK No.7 single 'Election Day').

    1965, Born on this day, Rob Pilatus, vocals, Milli Vanilli, (1989 US No.1 & UK No.2 single 'Girl I'm Gonna Miss You'). He died of a drug and alcohol overdose on April 2nd 1998.

    1966, Born on this day, Doris Pearson, 5 Star, (1986 UK No.3 single 'System Addict' plus 15 other UK Top 40 singles).

    1967, Born on this day, Neil Mitchell, keyboards, Wet Wet Wet, (1994 UK No.1 single 'Love Is All Around', which spent 15 weeks at No.1, plus over 20 other UK Top 40 singles).

    1970, Born on this day, Nicci Gilbert, Brownstone, US female group, (1995 UK No.8 single, 'If You Love Me').

    1971, Born on this day, Jef Streatfield, guitar, The Wildhearts, (1996 UK No.14 single 'Sick Of Drugs').

    1977, Born on this day, Kayne West, US rapper, producer, worked with Alicia Keys, Jay-Z, and Ludacris. Solo, (2005 US No.1 single 'Gold Digger', 2005 US No.1 album 'Late Registration', 2007 World-wide No.1 album 'Graduation').

    1985, Born on this day, Jamie Shaw, One True Voice, (2002 UK No.2 single 'Sacred Trust/After You're Gone').

    1989, Born on this day, Richard Fleeshman, English actor and singer-songwriter. His television appearances have included a role in Coronation Street

  9. #29

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    Not to be confused with Bossa Nova,

    This is a girl group that sings other artist's music to a jazz beat, not bad at all. The collection is the Rio Series

  10. #30

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    Our World Music Section is huge, check it out:

    Yune Sugihara (????), mostly referred to by his stage name SUGIZO, is a Japanese musician, notably known as the guitarist of LUNA SEA until their break up in 2000, and the newest member of the popular rock band X JAPAN.

    SUGIZO's music is very diverse, covering genres such as art rock, electronica, psychedelic, jazz, trance/techno, ambient, avant and metal. In addition to bass, guitar and violin, he also plays sitar, trumpet and piano.

    This was the video that made me fall in love with SUGIZO. I deeply respect him, and his composing is superb.

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