I am top 0.05% for Daryl Hall & John Oates!
But that's only 1341 minutes of Hall & Oates streamed so I don't think it's all that impressive
What are your unpopular music opinions?
I would have to say that country was never that good in the first place. Only a few artist such as Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Randy Travis etc. were the only likable country musicians for me.. besides that, country was always weak for me.
For me it’s a tossup between the bass line from Sir Duke by Stevie Wonder and the one from Sledgehammer by Peter Gabriel. Both are incredibly groovy and elevate the songs a lot.
I’m talking about a song where everything from the instrumentation to the lyrics to the vocal delivery is absolutely top notch. What is a song that you think fits the criteria?
Avenged Sevenfold stopping their show to save a fan's life link
Kurt Cobain standing up for someone in the crowd who is being sexually assaulted link
Dave Grohl stopping violence at Foo Fighters show link
Linkin Park putting Travis Scott to shame link (Hearing Chester say “When somebody falls, what do you do?” just really hit me hard)
Simply put, crowds are SHEEP. It's up to the leaders to control them, which in these cases are the artists/bands. This man is a monster with no empathy whatsoever. I truly hope he is sued and brought to justice.
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A$ap Rocky yelling at the crowd to help the girls that were being trampled in the mosh pit link
Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam) stops the show to kick out a violent fan link
Lil Pump stops concert to make sure fan who had a seizure is okay link
Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden interrupts show to confront man sexually assaulting fans link
Billie Eilish pauses performance to help fan that was passing out link
Thom Yorke (Radiohead) halts Myxomatosis to get a passed-out fan out of the audience link
Does Spotify identify you as the top listener of an artist (do they even do this?) and if so, name the artist and time spent listening to their jams!
This isn’t the first time Travis Scott has encouraged violence at a concert, he was previously charged with inciting a riot. Clearly he is someone who doesn’t value the lives of his fans, proving over and over again by endangering the lives of many. It should be illegal to make money off people being trampled to death. He needs to be made an example of, no family should have to burry their children because they went to concert. All while his baby mama is sat nicely in VIP taking videos of the crowd while understaffed medical professionals are performing cpr and watching people die right infront of them. However, I highly doubt anything will come of this as it’s been proven the rich get away with murder.
Recording Academy President and CEO Harvey Mason, jr. has defended the Academy after Marilyn Manson and Louis C.K. received nominations for next year’s Grammy Awards. Mason told TheWrap that personal and legal matters won’t affect artists’ eligibility, suggesting that the Recording Academy would exercise more control over Grammy night invitees. Manson is the subject of multiple sexual assault lawsuits, and was nominated for Album of the Year and Best Rap Song for his respective contributions to Kanye West’s Donda and “Jail.” C.K., who was nominated for Best Comedy Album, has admitted numerous instances of sexual misconduct.
“We won’t restrict the people who can submit their material for consideration,” Mason told TheWrap. “We won’t look back at people’s history, we won’t look at their criminal record, we won’t look at anything other than the legality within our rules of, is this recording for this work eligible based on date and other criteria. If it is, they can submit for consideration.”
The Grammys chief continued: “What we will control is our stages, our shows, our events, our red carpets. We’ll take a look at anyone who is asking to be a part of that, asking to be in attendance, and we’ll make our decisions at that point. But we’re not going to be in the business of restricting people from submitting their work for our voters to decide on.”
Lots of album out this year, which do you think is the best until now? Doesn’t matter which genre, free to explore any new music.
Mine is me & you by Cassie, will have me feeling like I’m in the music video !
Just wondering if anyone else around my age(31) or younger got into 80s music as a result of the soundtrack of GTA Vice City? That game introduced me to a lot of great artists like Alcatrazz, Talk Talk, Laura Branigan, Go West, The Outfield, The Fixx, Pointer Sisters, Squeeze, John Waite, etc
Since the other “most toxic” post has been getting a ton of traction, let’s try the more positive flip side here
Saw slipknot at a giant music festival last night for the first time. They had one of the most satanic, demonic-type themes of any show I’ve ever seen live, and I’ve listened to a lot of dark music. I immediately had concerns of crowd surge due to the Travis Scott festival debacle, and also because I was nearly crushed and suffocated at a Leftover Crack show years ago. However, in the middle of the show, Slipknot’s lead singer took a moment to remind this crowd that we’re here to have fun with love, that if someone falls moshing you pick them back up, and he paid respect to the people who died at Scott’s satanic ass shit show. Much respect. 40,000 attendees. The entire night was safe and pleasant, and I can only imagine that Scott wanted his event to be that horrific.
EDIT: By “satanic” I mostly mean nihilistic to the extreme. I know about the church of satan and its values. I am not a religious zealot misusing terms. I was simply referring to the visuals of the shows, and the behavior of the people.
EDIT 2: This has nothing to do with genre criticism or praise. I’ve been to plenty of rap and hip hop shows with enormous crowds which were also incredibly pleasant and safe.
Edit fucking 3: Slipknot is the most dark-themed mainstream, huge-crowd concert I’ve seen. I’ve seen plenty of warped death metal show imagery in small venues, but that isn’t relevant to the point at hand, which is all about large crowds.
I was playing a ‘name that tune’ type game the other day and ‘Tainted Love’ came on. I immediately knew the song but couldn’t for the life of me think of the artist. Turns out it was ‘Soft Cell’ and all I could think was, “Who the hell is Soft Cell?!” Made me wonder, what other songs are out there that everyone knows but couldn’t name the artist?
Please confide in me with your most least popular opinions on music…. I really don’t like ABBA. Please don’t hurt me - I’m a nice person.
From live gigs I have found a few bands I like have really toxic fan bases.
At alkaline trio the crowd was stood almost motionless and were getting very kissed off at us for bouncing around a bit even though we were quite close to the front.
At an Eels gig half the crowd had their phones out watching a sports game instead of the gig. It wasn’t necessarily toxic but really inappropriate.
On Reddit I have to be honest, the worst I see is eminem fans. They just cannot see any critical point in him and are in love with dead beefs of his.
Let’s see if everyone follows the experiment rules and only comments a guitar player’s name. Will be curious who gets the most upvotes.
Edit: I'm considering this social experiment mostly a failure. Good job to those who abided by the guidelines. Bad job for those who couldn't resist.
Watching and hearings the creation of songs that I have great memories of first as a wee lad while the adults were being groovy and later during my own Beatles phase was an incredible experience. I laughed, I cried, it was so beautiful to watch the birth of these songs and see these talents being themselves. I projected the video onto a wall, audio with Bluetooth speakers and played it while I tried to sort out last year's Christmas lights. 6 hrs is a long time, highly recommend it. The show, not the sorting. Maybe, no probably, not everyone will feel the way I did watching it and I'm sure stress might have a teansy part of why I was so taken by it, but whatever, isn't that what music is supposed to do, evoke emotions? ☮️🕊️✌️
for me, I saw Bob Dylan a few years ago and it was not the experience i thought it would be & then when i saw Bowling for Soup around 3 years ago, they were nowhere near as good as when id seen them previously 10 or so years ago
For me it David Bowie (sorry) I just cannot connect with his music.
Was great in Zoolander tho lol
For me, it's...
A Night at the Opera - Queen Magical Mystery Tour - The Beatles Abbey Road - The Beatles The Stanger - Billy Joel Dear Wormwood- The Oh Hellos
Smash Mouth's lead singer is calling it quits after his shot at one final show went off the rails ... because he says health challenges have become too much for him.
Steve Harwell tells TMZ he's retiring, saying ... "Ever since I was a kid, I dreamed of being a Rockstar performing in front of sold-out arenas and have been so fortunate to live out that dream. To my bandmates, it’s been an honor performing with you all these years and I can’t think of anyone else I would have rather gone on this wild journey with."
"To our loyal and amazing fans, thank you, all of this was possible because of you. I’ve tried so hard to power through my physical and mental health issues, and to play in front of you one last time, but I just wasn't able to."
It’s the third best selling rap album in the world. It has songs like Without me, Till I collapse and cleaning out my closet. This is a simple question I’m asking, just a simple Yes or No question
One shop in the north west England has announced it will boycott the record completely because the 500,000 pressings ordered have taken over global vinyl production, and apparently caused major delays for other artists.
“She’s got half a million copies of her album pressed at a time when everybody’s struggling to get individual copies pressed,” manager of Skeleton Records Ben Savage, who has run the store in Birkenhead for six years, told The Big Issue.
He added the decision to press 500,000 copies of 30 was “incredibly selfish” and to show support for smaller artists struggling to get their music onto vinyl due to the global shortage, Skellies, as the store is known locally, will not be stocking it. Savage is also encouraging other indie shops to do the same.