Friday, December 31, 2010

Prodigy 'Invasion' set to hit Bengaluru

It’s official: The Prodigy is scheduled to perform in India in January 2011. The Prodigy will perform in namma Bengaluru on January 13, 2011, and in New Delhi on January 15, 2011, as part of the ‘Invasion’ festival. Organized by Motherswear (Only Much Louder’s festivals division) in association with UKNY Music, ‘Invasion’ is set to be an annual music festival that will aim to showcase some of the best contemporary live acts from around the world.

The Prodigy are an English electronic dance music group established by Liam Howlett in 1990 in Braintree, Essex. Along with Fatboy Slim, The Chemical Brothers and The Crystal Method, as well as other acts, members of the Prodigy have been credited as pioneers of the big beat genre which achieved mainstream popularity in the 1990s and 2000s. They have sold over 25 million records worldwide.

The group's brand of big beat music makes use of various styles ranging from rave, hardcore techno, industrial and breakbeat in the early 1990s to electronic rock with punk vocal elements in later times. The current band members include Liam Howlett (composer/keyboards), Keith Flint (dancer/vocalist) and Maxim (MC/vocalist). The Prodigy first emerged on the underground rave scene in the early 1990s, and have since then achieved immense popularity and worldwide renown. Some of their most popular songs include "Charly", "Out of Space", "No Good (Start the Dance)", "Voodoo People", "Poison", "Firestarter","Breathe", "Smack My Bitch Up", "Omen", "Spitfire", "Invaders Must Die" and "Warrior's Dance.Their music has been featured in several major Hollywood films including Charlie’s Angels, The Matrix and, most recently, Kick-Ass.

Apart from being headlined by The Prodigy, the festival will also feature performances by some national live acts including Mumbai electro-rock pioneers 'Pentagram'. Pentagram frontman Vishal Dadlani said “It’s The Prodigy -- what’s not to be excited about! This is the band that redefined electro rock. They have been an inspiration and are true pioneers.

The music festival Invasion is being organised by Motherswear, Only Much Louder’s festivals division in collaboration with UKNY Music, the UK-based music and events company,what we can expect is one of the biggest live music experience India has ever seen…Invasion is going to be awesome.

Here is one of their video "Voodoo People"
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source:wikipedia,theprodigy.com,youtube

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Jingle All The Way !!!

Jingle Bells  is one of the best-known and commonly sung christmas songs in the world. It was written by James Lord Pierpont (1822–1893) and published under the title "One Horse Open Sleigh" in 1857. Even though it is commonly referred to as a Christmas song, it was actually written and sung for Thanksgiving.It was mistakenly branded as a Christmas song because being extremely popular at Thanksgiving,it was sung again around Christmas.

But not many know that "Jingle Bells" was the first song broadcasted from space, in a Christmas-themed prank by Gemini 6 astronauts Tom Stafford and Wally Schirra.

While in space on December 16, 1965, they sent this report to Mission Control: "We have an object, looks like a satellite going from north to south, probably in polar orbit... I see a command module and eight smaller modules in front. The pilot of the command module is wearing a red suit....".Before Mission Control had time to digest the "UFO sighting," they heard an extraterrestrial rendition of "Jingle Bells" coming from Gemini 6. Schirra and Stafford had smuggled a harmonica and miniature sleigh bells onto the spacecraft especially for this moment.

The song has become so popular and synonymous with christmas, that christmas almost seems incomplete without singing this song,hence we have attached a video with the lyrics for you to hum along this christmas season... 
Wishing you all a ROCKING CHRISTMAS
  
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 source: wikipedia and youtube

Sunday, December 12, 2010

The world's biggest music magazine "Rolling Stones" comes to live television for the first time.

The world's biggest music magazine comes to live television for the first time in the world, find out who's rocking the charts, who's making the news and who's on the verge of creating history. This is your quintessential guide to whatever that makes it in the world of music. Live the greatest rock and roll magazine of all time on The Rolling Stone Show.

Telecast : Thurs: 11:30 am
Channel  : NDTV Goodtimes.

Rolling Stone is a U.S.-based magazine devoted to music, politics, and popular culture that is published every two weeks. Rolling Stone was founded in San Francisco in 1967 by Jann Wenner (who is still editor and publisher) and music critic Ralph J. Gleason.

The magazine was named for the 1948 Muddy Waters song of the same name.The magazine was known for its political coverage beginning in the 1970s, with the enigmatic and controversial gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson. Rolling Stone magazine changed its format in the 1990s to appeal to younger readers,often focusing on young television or film actors and pop music. This led to criticism that the magazine was emphasizing style over substance.In recent years, the magazine has resumed its traditional mix of content, including in-depth political stories, and has seen its circulation increase.

Source & Read more at : http://goodtimes.ndtv.com/GoodTimesShowPage.aspx?ShowID=76&cp and Wikipedia

Sunday, December 5, 2010

New Michael Jackson Song Is Ping Only

Struggling to keep Ping even vaguely in the public conscious, Apple has managed to snag a major exclusive: the new Michael Jackson song will only be available over the musical social network. You can check out the song on the deceased artist’s Ping page, and it’s claimed that the song was written during the Thriller era.

Here’s the statement about the song, via the official website:

    A third song from the new Michael Jackson album MICHAEL is now being streamed free exclusively for one week in iTunes Ping, Apple’s new music-focused social network. The song “Much Too Soon” was written at the time of Thriller. Michael always liked the song and would pull it back out of the vaults for each subsequent album project but never found the right home for it; on the new album it finds its place as the bittersweet closing to the stellar collection. The song was written by Michael Jackson and produced by Michael Jackson and John McClain. David Campbell is featured on the strings. MICHAEL will be released December 14, 2010.

The song will be available in full on Ping for the entire week, yet is not currently up on Jackson’s own site. It’s an interesting move, considering Apple’s social network really has yet to fully take off among musicians and fans.

The first official single from MICHAEL is available for streaming now. The song entitled “Hold My Hand”, a duet with Akon, is a song they recorded in 2007. A handwritten note from Michael belonging to his Estate indicated his desire that “Hold My Hand” be the first single on his next project. However, in its unfinished state, the song leaked out in 2008. Akon recently completed the new and final production of “Hold My Hand.”, below is that song for you.

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Source: everythingicafe.com and Youtube