We all know how fascinating urban legends can be, and rock ‘n’ roll has its share of them.
Consider Blondie, the punk-pop band which emerged from the gritty New York scene of the mid-1970s. There are stories circulating that Blondie took its moniker not from the blond locks and alluring look of singer Debbie Harry, but from what Adolf Hitler named his pet dog.
Blondie’s co-founding guitarist-songwriter and Harry’s former paramour Chris Stein says it ain’t so.
Back in February, Google combined their YouTube and Play Music teams in order to “deliver the best possible product.” That move widely suggested that Google was working on a single music service to greatly simplify their offering. Today, that merger was officially confirmed by YouTube’s head of music.
Sometimes there is nothing more relaxing than coming home after a tough day at work or going on vacation and picking up a great book and turning on some background music. Millions of people read with music playing, and now one app is working to bring those two worlds together into one digital experience, all-encompassing experience.
Because it wasn’t just the electronic dance music reverberating through the air, causing the sidewalks to pulse under your feet. It was the mass who showed up—millennials, the older and wiser, those still occupying strollers, and everything in between—who not only caused traffic to stop, but inspired a wall of curious onlookers along N. Shore Drive. iPhones in the air, waiting to capture the moment when 8,000 people shot out from the starting line under fog machines, spot lights, and enough energy to short circuit the grid as Night Nation Run officially unleashed itself on the city.
Linkin Park have set up a tribute website to their singer Chester Bennington, who died last week in what is being treated as suicide.
The site, chester.linkinpark.com, features suicide prevention information including phone numbers for the US services Suicide Prevention Lifeline and Crisis Text Line. The site also collates social media messages from fans paying tribute to the singer.
With Glastonbury Festival going dark in 2018 and millions of viewers potentially drifting away from the BBC as a result, the corporation has unveiled plans to launch a replacement event that will quadruple its annual Big Weekend festival.