Many music celebrities are turning to different forms of workouts. The North American Spine Society did a survey which revealed that seven out of ten people said they used the stairs instead of elevators and six out of ten people park their cars farther away to get a little walking exercise. At the same time, many adult music celebrities considered themselves as couch potatoes – a contributing factor to some of them being overweight. However, many young music celebrities are trying to maintain their beautiful figures and many of them have different forms of workout routines and maintain them through rigorous exercise and proper nutrition. Many of them have also incorporated certain supplements like the examples shown here, and as a result, many of them have ripped abs, great glutes, and ...Read More
Music obsessed fans want to know every word, guitar riff, and note to every song their favorite musician is a part of. We also want to know as much about our favorite musician outside of the realm of music as we can. Why? It gives us a better understanding of who they are as a person, and what they’re about. Since it’s rare to ever get near a popular musician in real life, knowing about their personal life allows us to feel close to them, even if the best we’ll ever do is the $150 ticket in the 30th row of the pavilion.
We often think of musicians as other worldly. They aren’t real people who get the common cold, pay water bills, or cook dinner. No, they’re demigods that grace the earth with their presence and allow our ears the privilege of their craft...Read More
Music Education – Worth the time?
So many people question the presence of music in the elementary education curriculum. All this negative attention began when public schools began to cut extra curricular funding in an effort to make optimal use of struggling budgets. They cut Physical Education (exercise), Home Economics (cooking and knife sharpening), or even recess (playing). An opinion article at e-how written by Aaron Reynolds vaguely outlines the most common arguments against music education in elementary schools. Including that they are expensive, distract from the traditional classroom, and are “difficult to understand.” These arguments are a weak at best attempt to defend cutting music from elementary schools.
Just so we’re clear, none of Reynold’s attempts at an argument can h...Read More
Even if you’re an old codger you still blast those beats in the car prior to any sports game.
Beer league softball? Hell yeah, crank Queen and pretend you are an 18 year old kid again, with hair. And without the bad knees.
Face it – you listened to Jock Jams while running the layup lines when you were 14. Why not listen to some good old Jock Jams while you’re gingerly stretching those 42 year old hamstrings!
Without further ado the Great List of pump up beats.
“We will, we will rock you! DUN, DUN, DUN!””. A classic foot stomper and pre-game beer league hockey anthem. Nothing to get you charged up for a meaningless game of pond hockey quite like the classic Queen anthem!
What’s that you say? You just won that meaningless game of pond hockey? Crack a cold one (even though it’s prob...Read More
Anyone interested in music, and especially those who love the potent vocal talents of the 1960’s can tell you all about Neil Young and his five decades long music career. It’s no surprise the aging folk and rock singer owns his own studio, vintage cars, and a vast model train set up. What is a shock is that the collection sits on a large ranch located in the Santa Cruz Mountains outside of San Francisco where Young is more likely to be seen with a chainsaw in his hand than cradling a guitar. Young spends time trimming brush and trees and likely found the best chain saw reviews site to help decide.
The Canadian born singer and songwriter is best known for the iconic “Ohio”, a song that memorialized the Kent State University shooting tragedy for a generation of Ameri...Read More
Musicians and mountain biking are not usually synonymous. Still, there is music to biking itself, from the sound of the wind to the rhythmic movement of the pedals and spokes, humming along. While celebrities are not often associated with bicycles, beyond Lance Armstrong or other Tour de France participants, they do prove that even the famous among us do enjoy the music and action of mountain biking.
Famous pictures of biking and musicians include one of the Beatles, where they are all on bicycle, giving new meaning to the song, “Ticket to Ride.” The Beatles are also famous for the cover of the album, Abbey Road, where the four of them are in the crosswalk, on foot. In this famous black and white picture, the four sport bicycles and look stylish to boot.
A member of Rag...Read More
Keith Urban is one of the world’s most popular country music stars. He has been releasing successful albums for more than 20 years, and popularity is global. Although he was born in New Zealand and grew up in Australia, he has released quite a few albums in America and has established himself as an American country music star.
Keith Urban’s Early Career
Keith Urban was born in Whangarei, New Zealand in 1967, but his parents moved to Australia when he was 2 years old. He was already playing music as a teenager, and was part of a country band. At an early age, he developed a distinctive style of music that combined country and rock. His first album debuted in 1988 in Australia. His popularity quickly grew, and by 1991 he had 4 Number 1 country singles...Read More
We’ve all witnessed the magazine articles and TV interviews circling around famous artists and their diets. What happens in Hollywood is typically so far removed from real life that it can be hard to keep up. What we hear even less about are the famous or crazy diets done by music artists. From the note-worthy to the insane, these diets are sure to surprise you.
Even if you haven’t heard – or don’t like – her music, Beyonce is a household name, recognizable by all. She’s best known for songs such as “Single Ladies”, “Halo”, and “Run the World”. Beyonce is also known for being a bigger woman–possessing the type of curves a lot of women would love, and others would hate...Read More
There is no literal “Edward Sharpe” in Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros. Instead, this indie-folk group is led by vocalist Alex Ebert. These “Magnetic Zeros” are, in fact, a revolving lineup that can reach as many as 12 members.
The group is from Los Angeles, California and began as collaboration between Ebert and female vocalist Jade Castrinos in a kind of loose music collective. If it’s still bothering you that there isn’t an “Edward Sharpe” in a band sporting that name, it might help you to know this fictional “Sharpe” guy is built around the protagonist in a story Ebert once wrote. The guy was no ordinary story character, however, but a kind of messianic figure.
The “Edward Sharpe” of Ebert’s imagination came to him during a tumultuous period in ...
Cats are finally getting their due recognition as the lovable furry companions they truly are. Move over dog people – cat people are here to proclaim that being a feline fancier is very cool indeed. In fact, getting cozy with a cat has long been perfectly cool among some of the world’s most talented musicians.
Here is a Who’s Who list of famous musicians that find cats to be amazingly cool animal companions: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Michael Jackson, David Bowie, Bob Dylan, Nina Simone, Rod Stewart, Frank Zappa, Joan Baez, Freddie Mercury, Carly Simon, Joey Ramone (The Ramones), Morrissey, George Michael, Snoop Lion (formerly Snoop Dog), CeeLo Green and Dolly Parton.
All of these famous musical icons are shown in photographs nuzzling up close with a ...Read More
Since exploding onto the music scene with their 2008 EP, Mumford & Sons have become famous for their folk-rock style. Their combination of bluegrass instruments like the banjo and mandolin with an alternative rock rhythm makes them one-of-a-kind. While they have received criticism for appropriating Americana when all of the members are British, most agree that Mumford & Sons is one of the best bands of the last decade.
The Early Days
Mumford & Sons started in December 2007 when Marcus Mumford, Ted Dwane, Winston Marshall, and Ben Lovett got together in West London. While Mumford had spent his earliest days in Anaheim, California, he spent most of his youth in England and studied at King’s
College School with Ben Lovett, so forming the band was a reunion...Read More
Steve Vai is a guitarist, songwriter, and producer who has sold over 15 million albums worldwide throughout his extensive, musical career. His music is influenced by artists such as Jimmy Paige, Jimi Hendrix, and Jeff Beck. Steve Vai started playing guitar at the young age of 13 and taking lessons from guitar great, Joe Satriani. Vai continued on with his music education and attended the Berklee College of Music.
Vai started his music career with Frank Zappa. Frank Zappa recognized Steve Vai’s talent, and hired him to transcribe guitar solos. By 1980, Vai had grown to become a standing member of Frank Zappa’s band.
In 1983, he left to pursue a solo career, recording his debut, self-released album, Flex-able. Vai then began recording and touring with
other band...Read More
Happy Rhodes is the singer with an amazing voice. Covering a four octave range, her music has inspired and amazed her fans.
Kimberley Tyler Rhodes was born in Poughkeepsie, New York on August 9th 1965 to Vernon and Susan Rhodes. Nicknamed “Happy” as an infant, Kimberley legally changed her name to Happy Tyler Rhodes at the age of sixteen. Music was a part of Happy’s childhood, her grandfather Dave Stamper, wrote and composed songs and music for both the Ziegfield follies and Broadway shows. On her eleventh birthday she received her first acoustic guitar from her mother and a star was born.
By the time she was fourteen, Happy was writing and performing original songs for her school, and by sixteen she was ready to make a career out of her love for...Read More
Jefferson Starship began as the psychedelic 60′s rock group, Jefferson Airplane in 1965. After seven albums, a performance at the legendary Woodstock Festival, and several line-up changes, Jefferson Airplane split, some members forming Jefferson Starship while others went on to form Hot Tuna and join other bands. Though suffering from a volatile and sometimes hostile relationship, original member, Paul Kantner and singer Grace Slick soldiered on and began recruiting new musicians for the newly christened, Jefferson Starship.
San Francisco native Kantner drew talented musicians from the psychedelic rock pool in California, adding Jefferson Airplane founder Marty Balin, Joey Covington, and Jack Casady to Jefferson Starship. This would hardly be the final band roster...Read More
Formed in Colorado in 1986, the rock group Big Head Todd and the Monsters went platinum in 1993 with its album, Sister Sweetly, and have had a number of hits and records since their formation.
By 1989, the group released “Another Mayberry,” with “Midnight Radio” following on its heels a year later. The band formed its own label and are known as an alternative sound, with a live album and a live following; with some popularity, they are relatively well-known.
The members of the band include vocalist and guitarist Todd Park Mohr; drummer and vocalist Brian Nevin; and bassist and vocalist Rob Squires...Read More