Backstage with FOKN BOIS

So guys, what was the first instrument that introduced you to music?  M3NSA: "All of my friends and family played the piano. My both grandfathers were serious piano players; almost professional so to say. So, when I told my parents that I wanted to learn to play keys they both jumped on it.

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Backstage with pianist Martin Kohlstedt

We watched pianist Martin Kohlstedt play an impressive live session at Welcome to the Village. After listening to the hypnotizing sounds of his set we couldn't just leave without asking Martin some questions about his views on playing piano, improvising and music in general.

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Backstage with Shame guitarist Eddie Green

After a killer session at Welcome to the Village festival in our home country, the Netherlands, we spoke with Eddie Green.

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Monterey Pop – “The greatest pre-Woodstock rock music festival”

Jimi Hendrix sets fire to his guitar, The Who leaves no equipment undestroyed - Yeah man! Those were the days. Think about history’s first legendary rock festival and you’ll probably see a picture of Woodstock 1969 in front of your mind’s eye. But, there’s a precursor.

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Jam along with Dave Grohl’s PLAY – ‘The reward of putting effort in an instrument is to play’

Dave Grohl is one of the most diverse musicians in the rock business. He plays drums, guitar and is a pretty good singer. We know Grohl as drummer in Nirvana and of course as frontman of Foo Fighters. In his new project called "PLAY" we see that Grohl is even more skilled than we ever thought.

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Rapper Juice WRLD addresses the elephant in the room with new video Lean Wit Me

Rapper Juice WRLD is only 19 years old and one of the first of his generation to address the elephant in the room; casualties of drug abuse. Last year rapper Lil Peep died from an accidental overdose. But the 21-year-old artist isn't the only one to bite the dust after abusing substances.

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Even in the darkest hour there is always a sparkle of light – the story behind AC/DC’s historic album Back in Black

What do you do as a band when your frontman dies tragically while you are on the verge of becoming world famous? Back in Black is much more than just a hard rock album.

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Introducing music to babies:
this is how you strike the right chord

A guest appearance of our friends at Mom Loves Best. You might already know that music is good for your brain. But how about your babies’? They may not be able to hold an instrument, but music definitely helps the development of your child. Moreover, toddlers like almost everything.

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Let’s take a road trip to twelve European music festivals

The soundtrack of this summer is in hands of a handful of headliners that stumble from festival to festival. What parties are these anyway? Below, you’ll find a musical road trip that hits all the coolest music event in Europe.

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Historic album of the month – Live Killers by Queen

One of the world’s most influential bands release their first live album at the apex of their musical abilities. This, we think, describes a more than suitable candidate for a glance into rock history’s rearview mirror. That’s why this month we shine a light on the celebrated Live Killers by Queen.

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