Happy Birthday Sir Paul McCartney!

It's Sir Paul McCartney birthday today. The former Beatle has reached the respectable age of 76, but this does not prevent him from touring, composing and experimenting with new styles and technologies. In recent years he has worked with Kanye West, Lady Gaga and Rihanna, among others.

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Covert covers – part two

And, did your mom unfriend you on Facebook after you told her that With a Little Help From My Friends is not from her favorite Joe Cocker, but a song by The Beatles? Get ready for some more mind blowing trivia, because this is part two of Covert Covers.

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Historic album of the month – Pet Sounds by The Beach Boys

If Sir Paul McCartney himself says that without this album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band would not have been made, you know it's a historic piece of art. We're talking about Pet Sounds by The Beach Boys.

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Frightened Rabbit’s frontman Scott Hutchison passed away at the age of 36

Scott Hutchison, the frontman of the Scottish band Frightened Rabbit, has passed away. His body was found this morning by the Scottish police in Southern Queensferry outside Edinburgh. Hutchison had been struggling with depression for years.

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Always be yourself, unless you can be an ukulele player

The ukulele is one of the most famous and accessible string instruments of our time. From the moment it was brought to Hawaii by Portuguese immigrants to the present day, this cute guitar has the power to make anybody smile. Today we are celebrating this with International Play Your Ukulele Day.

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Historical album of the month – Tokyo Tapes from Scorpions

Tokyo Tapes is the first live album of the German band Scorpions. This album, recorded in April 1978, is the official recognition of the rockers as a force to be reckoned with in the hard rock universe.

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Bon Jovi is finally included in the Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame

FI-NAL-LY! Bon Jovi is included in the Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame. It took the organization some time to make the decision, but in the end they did and the rock band is happy. Founder Jon Bon Jovi told the crowd last week that he had prepared several speeches over the years.

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5 essential ukulele accessories – the fun and the functional

Ukuleles are more popular than ever before, and why wouldn’t they be? Ukuleles are a great instrument, they’re fun, relatively affordable and a good starting point for people who want to learn an instrument.

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Historical album of the month – Pantera’s Far Beyond Driven

What does it take to turn a record into a historical milestone? That’s what we’ve been asking ourselves in the editor room. Our first answer would be that a historical record needs to inspire and stand at the beginning of a new genre. A shining example is Pantera’s album Far Beyond Driven.

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Music industry gender balance screams for more girlpower

How are women faring in the most important rankings in the music biz? The disparity between men and women at the top is more severe than you might have initially thought.

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