In the Beginning: R.E.M.


In January 1980, Michael Stipe met Peter Buck in the Athens record store, Wuxtry Records, where Buck worked. Stipe and Buck bonded over their love of Patti Smith, Television and The Velvet Underground. Shortly after, they met fellow University of Georgia students Bill Berry and Mike Mills, who had been playing together since high school.


Top 5 Guitar Solos of This Decade (So Far)

And here we are. The final part of our series on the best guitar solos since the 1950s.

Today, we’re looking at five great guitar solos from 2010 to 2015. While five seconds on any radio station would lead you to believe that the guitar solo has become as polished and soulless as anything else, there are still great guitar players flying under the radar.

Here are just five examples.


5 SNL Rock Stars

When NBC’s Saturday Night (the show’s original title) first aired on October 11, 1975, “The Not Ready For Prime-Time Players” were more like a rock band than a bunch of comedians performing sketch comedy.

Music has always been a major focus of SNL. Musical acts perform two songs on every show, but over the course of SNL’s forty years, it’s the show’s cast that truly rocks.

Here are five of SNL’s biggest rock stars:


What’s New With Elvis Costello?

Keith Richards, Patti Smith, Pete Townshend, Brian Wilson, Neil Young and a million other musicians have written autobiographies. The list is growing. While you’re reading this post, thousands of musicians are penning their memoir.

So why shouldn’t Little Hands of Concrete–otherwise known as Elvis Costello–pen one of his own?

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