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You must hear Kurt Cobain cover The Beatles, because it's bliss
We’ve seen the trailer for HBO’s Kurt Cobain documentary, Montage of Heck, and, in a word, it’s intense. The film, which comes to HBO on May 3, is being touted as the most intimate look at the Nirvana frontman’s life, and includes many previously unreleased songs from Cobain’s archive. One of them is his cover of The Beatles’ “And I Love Her,” and if you’re already tearing up, we don’t blame you. The original song is jaunty, but with a sadness underscoring its plaintive lyrics. The Fab Four, led by Paul McCartney’s doe-eyed vocals, lay their feelings out bare, backed up by Ringo’s bongos. Cobain’s cover, which is included in the film’s soundtrack, has made its way onto the Internet, and turns the polished love song into a rough but tender lullaby. The audio is coarse, but the depth of his voice cuts through, even when it dips into the lowest end of his register. It’s an instant classic cross-genre cover, but one that had remained hidden until now, unknown even to Cobain’s family: While Cobain is quoted as saying, “I like the Beatles, but I hate Paul McCartney” in his lifetime, it appears that when it came to the music, he was able to put his personal feelings aside. Though plenty of people have tried to understand Cobain’s life and death, it seems that there’s still plenty to absorb from one of rock’s most enigmatic figures, decades after his life was tragically cut short. (Image via.)
トップ10!ギター破壊動画
ロックの典型的なステレオタイプと言えばギターを壊すことだ(本当はそんなことない) ではここでGuitar Worldが発表したトップ10ギタースマッシャー動画を見てみよう http://www.guitarworld.com/guitar-smashers-11-deadliest-ax-wielders-all-time-video/25733 10. Jeff Beck ジェフリー・アーノルド“ジェフ”ベック(Geoffery Arnold "Jeff" Beck, 1944年6月24日 - )は、イギリス、サリー、ウォリントン出身のギタリストである。 『ローリング・ストーン』誌の「ローリング・ストーンの選ぶ歴史上最も偉大な100人のギタリスト」において2003年は第14位、2011年の改訂版では第5位。 09. Garth Brooks ガース・ブルックス(Garth Brooks, 1962年2月7日、オクラホマ州タルサ市生まれ)はアメリカ合衆国のカントリー歌手、作曲家。また多くのチャリティーにも貢献している人物としても知られる。 08. Paul Simonon ポール・シムノン(Paul Simonon、1955年12月15日 - )は、イギリスのミュージシャン。元ザ・クラッシュのベーシストとして知られる。最近では、2007年1月にデーモン・アルバーン、サイモン・トング、トニー・アレンと組んでアルバム『ザ・グッド,ザ・バッド・アンド・ザ・クイーン』をリリースした。 07. Billie Joe Armstrong ビリー・ジョー・アームストロング (Billie Joe Armstrong) は、アメリカ合衆国カリフォルニア州オークランド出身。パンク・ロックバンド、グリーン・デイのヴォーカリスト、ギタリスト。 "Fuck this shit, I'm gonna play a fucking new song, fuck this shit. Give me a fuckin' break, one minute left. One minute fucking left. You're gonna give me fucking one minute? Look at that fucking sign right there. One minute. Let me fucking tell you something. Let me tell you something. I've been around since fucking nineteen eighty fucking eight. And you're going to give me one fucking minute? You gotta be fucking kidding me. You fucking kidding me. What the fuck? I'm not fucking Justin Bieber you motherfuckers. You gotta be fucking joking, this is a fucking joke." 06. Paul Stanley ポール・スタンレー(Paul Stanley)の芸名で知られるスタンレー・バート・アイゼン(Stanley Bert Eisen、1952年1月20日 - )は、アメリカのロックミュージシャン、ギタリスト、シンガー、作曲家、プロデューサー、画家。身長180cm。 ロックバンドキッスの創設メンバーでグループの中心人物である。リズムギターとボーカルを担当し、グループのヒット曲の多くを作詞・作曲している。 やはりKISSともなるとかっこいい 05. Ritchie Blackmore リッチー・ブラックモア(Ritchie Blackmore, 本名:Richard Hugh Blackmore(リチャード・ヒュー・ブラックモア),1945年4月14日 - )は、イギリス出身のギタリスト。アメリカ合衆国在住。ミドル・ネームがハロルド(Harold)と表記されることも多いが、誤りである。身長179cm。 ディープ・パープルの元メンバーとして有名。その後、別のロックバンド・レインボーを率いた。現在はフォーク・ロック・プロジェクト、ブラックモアズ・ナイトで活動している。 「ローリング・ストーンの選ぶ歴史上最も偉大な100人のギタリスト」において2003年は第55位、2011年の改訂版では第50位。 04. Kurt Cobain カート・ドナルド・コバーン(Kurt Donald Cobain、1967年2月20日 - 1994年4月5日)は、アメリカのミュージシャン。身長5フィート7インチ(170cm) 1990年代を代表するワシントン州シアトルのグランジバンド、ニルヴァーナでボーカルとリードギターを担当し、アルバム『ネヴァーマインド』の成功で一躍ロックスターの仲間入りを果たすものの、1994年自宅にてショットガンで自殺。27歳没。 03. Wendy O. Williams 乳首にテープを貼っただけのトップレスの姿で歌うなど、ヴォーカルのウェンディにまつわる伝説は多い。 ウェンディ・O・ウイリアムズは、1998年にコネチカット州にある彼女の家の近くの雑木林で拳銃自殺を遂げた。48歳だった。 02. Jimi Hendrix ギター破壊と言ったらこの人。あの有名なギターを燃やすシーン。 ジェームズ・マーシャル・ヘンドリックス(James Marshall Hendrix、1942年11月27日 - 1970年9月18日)は、アメリカ合衆国のミュージシャン、シンガーソングライター。ジミ・ヘンドリックス(Jimi Hendrix)の名で親しまれ、日本では「ジミヘン」の略称でも呼ばれる。 天才ギタリストとして多くのミュージシャンに多大な影響を与えたロックミュージックのパイオニアの一人。右利き用のギターを逆さまにして左利きの構えで演奏するスタイルで知られる。ギターを歯や背中で弾いたり、火を放ったり、破壊したりするパフォーマンスでも有名。 「ローリング・ストーンの選ぶ歴史上最も偉大な100人のギタリスト」において2003年は第1位、2011年の改訂版でも第1位に選ばれている。2008年5月にブラジルのメタル専門誌『ROADIE CREW』が行った「HR/HM系ミュージシャンの選ぶギタリスト・ランキング」、『ギター・マガジン』2010年12月号の「ギター・マガジンが選ぶ! 史上最も偉大なギタリスト100人」で1位となっている。 01. Pete Townshend 一位はもちろんこの人!!!The WhoのPete Townshend ピート・タウンゼント(Pete Townshend、本名:Peter Dennis Blandford Townshend、1945年5月19日 - )は、イギリスのミュージシャン、小説家。ザ・フーのギタリスト、ソングライターとして最も有名。身長183cm。なお、苗字の発音は/ˈtaʊnzənd/である。 2011年、「ローリング・ストーンの選ぶ歴史上最も偉大な100人のギタリスト」において第10位(2003年版では第50位)。
The 3 Countries Where Adele Isn't No.1
To tell you they're sorry for breaking your heart, Adele. WHAT!? Adele didn't achieve world domination. She may be the biggest star in ALMOST every country in the world however three countries seem to disagree. They're too preoccupied with their own music tastes and Adele just isn't one of them. In 29 international markets, Adele managed to rank No.1 in 26 of them which is basically unheard of. She's the No.1 artist in 110 countries on iTunes worldwide except for three. '3' really isn't a magic number for this pop star. Despite her record breaking album '25' : 3 million copies of the album sold in the first week of American sales alone, being the biggest-selling album released since 2011, the most sold album yearly since 2004, and broke records in how quickly her European and North American tours sold out, Adele pretty much wins...99% of the time. Thanks to Fusion.com, data was collected to show that these countries have different chart toppers and their fans wouldn't want it any other way. These countries have another preference... South Korea Why they don't prefer Adele? KPOP! Its the Korean Pop sensation that seems to dominate the music tastes of the country. The singers are hot. The music makes you want to start dancing. The music videos are strangely mesmerizing. And you've never had a party without wanting to scream at the top of your lungs to the clever lyrics that most Americans don't understand (aka Gangnam Style anyone?). Also, one must take into consideration that Koreans chart differently than most other Western countries. They have : domestic album sales, international sales, and a synthesized chart. Fusion.com found that Adele may be winning over their international chart however her streaming and album sales in South Korea are no comparison to the outstanding domestic sales of KPOP within the country. Here are Korean's top albums: - "The Most Beautiful Life," Pt 2 by the Bangtan Boys - "MATRIX" by B.A.P. - "Dear Santa - X Mas Special" by Girls Generation TTS Japan Why they don't prefer Adele? Japanese only track physical sold copies and as of now, Adele has only sold enough to make her the 7th highest album as of Dec. 7, 2015. Japanese also love KPOP but they're not as influential. It's also important to take note that digital downloads in the Japan music market outsell albums by 400% according to Fusion's research. Here are the following albums that have outsold Adele : - "For You" by Infinite - "Chandelier" by Black Number - "Sight of Blue" by Motohiro Hata Greece Why they don't prefer Adele? Blame it on the way they chart. They tracked how many '25' albums were shipped into the country instead of how many albums were sold total. Talk about bizarre. Even with Greece's adoration for American and British music, Adele only hit the No. 2 spot on Greek charts. They may track domestic and foreign music sales however their marks are harshly skewed. Sorry, Adele. The data didn't help you. Here are the albums that topped Adele: - "Ap' To Vorra Mehri to Noto" by Vasilis Karras - "M' Agapouses Ki Anthize" by Eleanora Zouganeli - "Nikos Vertis" by Nikos Vertis So really, other than MAYBE South Korea, Adele has won over everyone except for KPOP fans. There's always next time, Adele.
Makeup Artist Draws Kim Kardashian On Her Chin
If you think Michael Jordan crying meme is hilarious, the Kim Kardashian one is twice as funny. As much as we love Kim K, she will never get out of this one -- ever. Let's be honest, her cry was monumental and quite hideous -- then again, who really has a lovely looking smile anyway? While Michael Jordan has been getting the most shine lately for his crying meme, it didn't take long before someone came along and put the infamous Kim Kardashian meme on the map. You've seen it on blogs, you've seen it on cellphones, and you've even seen it on shirts, but have you ever seen it on someone's chin? If not, today happens to be your lucky day. A talented makeup artist decided it would be cool if she drew cry baby Kim on her chin and believe it or not, it actually came out looking rather amazing. You cannot tell me that makeup is not a form of art. Laura Jenkinson is a makeup artist known for recreating images on her chin using her ever so amazing makeup skills and if you thought this was pretty awesome, just wait until you see her Donald Trump drawing -- yikes. In the meantime, keep scrolling and check out the images below. How epic is this? Looks just like Kim. Seriously. Of course, you can't have Kim without Kylie and her new lips. Amazing! Looks just like Jay-Z. Big lips and all. He has that same sinister look he always has on his face. Donald Gump. Ooops, I mean't Trump. Hey Everyone, look it's Finn from Adventure Time! And of course, I had to save the best for last and for @alywoah. Tacos! How amazingly odd are these works of art? Which one is your favorite? @alywoah @danidee @humairaa @cindystran @sophiamor @buddyesd @marshalledgar @YourConscience @shannonl5 @TessStevens @MyAffairWith @EasternShell @Cle1 @jazziejazz @primodiva93 @stephosorio @LizArnone
If Your Favorite Pop Star Was A Pokémon Gym Leader
Leader: Rihanna Badge: ANTI Badge Special Move: Diamond Storm What's her name? Leader Rihanna! If you're looking for love in a hopeless place, Rihanna will let her Pokémon do all of the talking. Leader Rihanna is known for shining bright like a diamond with Fire and Dark Pokémon types. First she'll make you stay, then she'll give you four to five seconds to recover, and then she'll take her bow after she destroys you. You'll have to work work work work work work to beat this woman of Disturbia. Leader: Britney Spears Badge: Venom Badge Special Move: TOXIC It's Britney, b*tch. You want a piece of her? Be aware, Leader Britney may seem like a womanizer but she'll hit you baby one more time. Leader Britney loves her special move, TOXIC which will make you wanna go until the world ends. Her ending line when she beats you is, "Oops, I did it again." The gym is like a circus as her Pokémon are practically her slaves. But after all, don't hold it against her. Leader: Beyoncé Badge: Alliance Badge Special Move: Blue Flare Who run the world? Leader Beyoncé! Listen, Queen B is known for her fighting Pokémon who will show you that her badge is the best thing you never had. You'll fall crazy in love with trying to beat her but Leader Beyoncé puts her love on top calling out all of the single ladies proving that pretty hurts. Can you see her halo? Don't get an ego if you do happen to win because she's flawless. XO Leader: Adele Badge: Crying Badge Special Move: Mind Reader Hello, it's Leader Adele. We all know that you're looking for that hometown glory but Leader Adele with her normal Pokémon isn't going to let any water under the bridge. When you are young, it's easy to think there's someone like you. However, rumor has it Adele makes her competition roll in the deep, watch the sky fall as she sets fire to the rain and she will take it all. You'll be the one chasing pavements as you run to escape from her turning tables. Don't worry, she'll try to make you feel her love even though she can't make you love her if you don't. Good luck. Leader: Sia Badge: Wig Badge Special Move: Heart Stamp You'll definitely feel alive when you meet Leader Sia. The Dark, Ghost, and Psychic Pokémon Reaper will show you that Big Girls Cry. This is the gym where fire meets gasoline, an exotic experience where Sia frequently hangs from a Chandelier as she triumphs over the battle. Don't worry about your elastic heart, you can try again for another opportunity. Just know you've been changed.
Dear David Bowie: A Thank You From Yet Another Odd Kid
I thought about immediately taking to the keys last night, upon hearing the news of David Bowie's passing, but I thought against it. When people don't have time to process things they end up creating these jumbled messes, that don't come out as tributes. They're more akin to shocked streams of consciousness, where neither the reader nor the writer can properly put things into place. After further inspection, I realized that Bowie wouldn't have wanted a proper tribute, because as a champion of all things individual, he valued the pure ideals of hope and art over everything else. I guess the sadness stems from the knowledge that anyone can fall prey to the sickle of cancer, and that just doesn't sit well with us, because if it can get Bowie...where's the hope? But that's not the point, it never was. So the following, is a mis-mosh of thoughts aimed at the cold blooded bummer we're all feeling today. So here is a letter, a bit out of sorts, but exactly what I wanted to say. David Bowie, you are more than a musician to most. You are someone who gave every single person on this planet permission to be themselves. The idea of creation can only go so far as the brain will let you, and for some reason, Bowie, your brain just went a little bit farther than most. From early in your career, you were constantly pushing boundaries, as if to say, "Hey world, you can be whatever the hell you want to be, except boring." And that sentiment always spoke volumes to me. As a kid who was never on the right side of anything, it was an incredible feeling that someone who came before, was brave enough to blaze the trail for the rest of us. Especially considering the societal implication of being an alien at the time, you held down the fort, creating a legacy that nobody would ever touch. I wore glittery makeup and strutted around like I was from a different planet too, and sometimes people would say, "Huh. There's a touch of Bowie in you." I could only be so lucky. Bowie, you never let gender define you. You didn't let society define him. You didn't even let yourself define you. You were utterly unique, do you know how valuable that is? You, and only you, were created from space dust and glitter, roaming the earth among us mortals, gracing us with your presence when when was worth so much more. You stand as the singular voice in a world full of people who couldn't give a shit about being themselves, and you made that cool. You made individuality and sense of self cool. Could you imagine a world without that? Without you, almost all of our artists today either wouldn't exist, or they'd be infinitely more boring. From the 70's onward Bowie provided all people with something otherworldly, something that anyone could sink their teeth into. You know, when your parents and you are mourning the same genius...that person was completely transcendent. It didn't matter what race, nationality, gender or creed you were...you were a David Bowie fan, because some people just can't be ignored. And though the world tended to criticize and marginalize your efforts, nobody ever said you weren't talented. The true heart of an artist takes a beating, and with every single hit, you came back stronger, better, more creative. There was nobody like you. Nobody before or after you will ever touch you. The mark you leave on this pitiful world makes it a little more brighter, a little more glitter filled. You took the music of yesterday and splattered it with technicolor. The rules of the passed were smashed to smithereens, and Bowie, you had the sledgehammer. No musician ever, could dispute the raw influence of you. In fact, I would say that no person who has ever come across your music could dispute your raw influence, and we are forever grateful. You see, without someone tending the gate of creativity, none of us would ever have the courage to open it. Now you're tending another gate, somewhere high up in the stars, where you always belonged: because Bowie is not from this planet, he can't be. He can't be mortal. And that's the hardest part. You see, he isn't mortal. He never was. He's now off to another place where he can really shine. He's the spaceman after all. The world changed when this man picked up a microphone. And in the halls of Gods and monsters, Bowie will sit atop a shining pedestal of stardust, waiting for another trip to the moon. On behalf of all people, musicians and freaks alike, I want to extend this fervent and sincere thank you to our very own alien: Mr. David Bowie. Returning to space must be an incredible feeling, and we hope to someday meet you there. It took me a full 12 hours to realize that I was experiencing the stages of grief, and that I should give myself time and all of that...but you never gave yourself any time right? You never stopped for anyone. You accomplished more in your 69 years than most of us could in three lifetimes, and for that reason, I will continue on. I will not stop to cry or hold my breath. I will sit at the desk, cry on the keyboard and continue my journey. "I don't know where I'm going from here, but I promise it won't be boring." Until then, I'll be holding down the keys, making sure that whatever tears that fall are not in anger or sadness, but celebration, that our world could even begin to hold such an incredible talent, spirit and genius. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. --Tess