Hollywood


  • June 25: 25 Years Apart – The Legacies of Prince and Michael Jackson

    June 25 holds a special place in music history, marking both the release of an iconic album and the passing of a legendary artist. On this date in 1984, Prince released his groundbreaking album “Purple Rain,” a record that would redefine his career and solidify his place in the pantheon of music greats. Little did…

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  • The King at the Garden: Elvis Presley’s 1972 Triumph

    June 10, 1972, was no ordinary day at Madison Square Garden. The hallowed halls, famous for hosting legendary sports battles and unforgettable music performances, were about to witness another momentous event. Elvis Presley, the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, was back in New York City for the first time since the ’50s. This wasn’t just…

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  • Rare Photos of Bowie from the 70s

    Picture this: it’s January 24, 1973. David Bowie, the chameleonic rock star, steps onto the SS Canberra cruise ship, embarking on yet another leg of his legendary Ziggy Stardust world tour. At his side, capturing every glittering moment, is his childhood chum, Geoff MacCormack. “I remember thinking how enormous the ship was,” MacCormack recalls, “which…

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  • David Gilmour: First US Live Shows in Eight Years

    (New York) May 13, 2024 David Gilmour today announced his first live shows in eight years in Los Angeles, CA, and New York, NY, in support of his new album Luck and Strange, to be released on September 6 on Sony Music.

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  • Disco and Debauchery: A Night at Studio 54

    Studio 54 flung open its glamorous doors on April 26, 1977, and with its opening, it instantly cemented itself as the crown jewel of Manhattan’s nightlife. This wasn’t just a club; it was a nocturnal kingdom where the elites of Hollywood, fashion, art, and music came to play. The stories of its decadence, celebrities, and…

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  • High Fidelity or High Fantasy? 6 of the Snakiest Oils in Audio

    The HiFi world is notorious as an industry rife with superstitions, outlandish claims, and broken promises. It’s a realm where the pursuit of pristine sound often collides with the allure of pseudoscience and the mystical. In this article, we dive into some of the most eyebrow-raising products on the market—from quantum stickers that claim to…

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  • The Vinyl Frontier: A Spin Through Record Store Day

    Click here to jump to the highlights and special releases of the 2024 edition. On April 20th, vinyl enthusiasts and music aficionados around the globe unite for a celebration that spins beyond just a routine shopping spree—it’s Record Store Day, the annual event that’s been putting the needle back on the beloved grooves of vinyl…

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  • Reviewed—Audiophile Analog Collection Vol.2

    “Not only is this double-LP compilation outstanding in sound, it is also excellent musically and performance-wise—surprisingly so, perhaps, given the poor history of audiophile-oriented releases.”

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  • When Michael Jackson Met Bob Marley

    In the annals of music history, few moments shimmer with the kind of star-studded, genre-blending brilliance as the day when the future King of Pop met the Reggae Revolutionary. Picture this: a sunny day in Kingston, Jamaica, 1975, a setting so ripe for a musical crossover, it could have been scripted in Hollywood. Yet, this…

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  • The Jackson 5 on “American Bandstand”: When Five Brothers from Gary, Indiana, Became America’s Favorite Siblings

    On the electrifying day of February 21, 1970, the Jackson 5 stormed “American Bandstand,” forever changing the landscape of pop music. This debut wasn’t just a performance; it was a revelation. Led by the prodigious Michael Jackson, the group’s entrance onto the national stage was a high-octane spectacle that left audiences spellbound and set the…

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  • Icons at Twilight: The Sinatra Soirée

    In the neon-lit heart of Las Vegas, where the desert meets decadence and the nights are longer than the odds, a photograph was snapped in 1969 that would freeze time in a frame, capturing a confluence of kings, a chairman, and a hoofer. This wasn’t just any night; this was the opening night shindig for…

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  • Reviewed—MoFi’s Crosby, Stills & Nash

    “In some instances, MoFi’s One-Step transfer gives us a ‘you are there” realism rarely heard on record”

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  • Davide Lo Surdo: A Guitarist That Will Remain In History

    Davide Lo Surdo, born on July 24th 1999 in Rome, Italy, is an Italian guitarist who has made a significant mark in music history, earning the title of the fastest guitarist in the history of music, as described by Rolling Stone Brazil magazine, for his remarkable ability to play a staggering 129 notes per second.…

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  • Talkies Take the Stage: ‘The Jazz Singer’ and the Dawn of a New Era

    1927’s New York City, a hive of invention, jazz, and burgeoning cultural changes, played host to the premiere of a film that would shake the pillars of the entertainment industry. Released on October 6th, “The Jazz Singer,” headlined by the charismatic Al Jolson, was not just another movie – it was a clarion call announcing…

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  • Review: Little Feat / Sailin’ Shoes and Dixie Chicken 2023 Reissues

    Both Sailin’ Shoes and Dixie Chicken, freshly remastered, sound as relevant today as they did 50 years ago.

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