They say money can't buy happiness -- but making a ton of cash and then losing it can certainly leave you singing the blues, right?
Sometimes all it takes is a famous person to help an artist pen a song.
Cover songs have been popular in the world of rock 'n' roll since, well, the beginning of the world of rock 'n' roll. Originally, cover songs often carried a negative connotation -- they were seen as a less talented and successful act "stealing" the superior work of the composer to make a quick buck -- but these days, they are typically recognized as one artist paying homage to another in a show of admiration...
The music world has unfortunately seen plenty of stars burn out before their time, and indie and alt-rock are no less susceptible than other genres to the tragedy of untimely deaths. While every death has a story behind it, some are weirder than others. We've teamed up with Ultimate Classic Rock and Loudwire to highlight some of the strangest deaths in rock. Some are brutal. others are just plain bizarre, but no two are the same.
Rock 'n' roll has never shied away from exploring dark and disturbing subjects, but it's the songs that manage to do so using super infectious melodies that really stand out.
What's a world without heroes? As the great Gene Simmons once explained, it's "like a world without sun," a place so dark and sad not even Kiss' 'Music from the Elder' makes people chuckle. In a sense, asking, "What do Daft Punk look like without their helmets?" is akin to willingly visiting this dreary world.
It may be strange for fans of classic rock to realize this, but the baby girls of your rock gods are no longer children. They are now fully grown, self-sufficient women, and many have germinated into beautiful, elegant girls. Actually let's be blunt -- a lot of rock star daughters are just plain hot. In truth, very hot.
For your convenience, we've created a list of every free MP3 we've given away in 2013. Enjoy.
Believe it or not, there's such a thing in music as being too good-looking. If you were to make a graph with attractiveness on the X access and usefulness on the Y, you'd wind up with something like a bell curve: To a point, it pays to be pretty, but if you're a serious musician or songwriter and wish to be treated as such, your chiseled features and smokin' bod could prove problematic, especially in indie circles...