Music, Rock

The 7 most Mick Jagger moments ever

7 moments when Mick Jagger was most his eccentric, compelling, unforgettable self.

Music, Rock

The 7 most Mick Jagger moments ever

7 moments when Mick Jagger was most his eccentric, compelling, unforgettable self.

Music, Rock

Music-versary: Guns N’ Roses release Appetite for Destruction on July 21, 1987

Nine of the greatest moments from the powerful album as expressed in GIFs.

Music, Rock

Music-versary: Guns N’ Roses release Appetite for Destruction on July 21, 1987

Nine of the greatest moments from the powerful album as expressed in GIFs.

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music

The Crazy FLY Quiz: How well do you know ’90s hip-hop and R&B?

The ’90s produced some of the best R&B and hip-hop music ever. We know the music back then was all that and a bag of chips (remember that old-school phrase?), but just how much do you remember about the jams … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music

The Crazy FLY Quiz: How well do you know ’90s hip-hop and R&B?

The ’90s produced some of the best R&B and hip-hop music ever. We know the music back then was all that and a bag of chips (remember that old-school phrase?), but just how much do you remember about the jams … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music

The Back in the Day Quiz: How well do you know ’90s hip-hop?

Mid-’90s hip-hop was off the chain!

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music

The Back in the Day Quiz: How well do you know ’90s hip-hop?

Mid-’90s hip-hop was off the chain!

Music, Pop

Happy birthday Cyndi Lauper! 10 reasons we love pop’s kookiest icon

There is much we love about Cyndi Lauper. Of course, her many hits and her high-pitched, Betty-Boopish, Queens-accented voice. But we also love her carefree nature and the fact that the singer-songwriter always seems to be having fun. Her successful … Continued

Music, Pop

Happy birthday Cyndi Lauper! 10 reasons we love pop’s kookiest icon

There is much we love about Cyndi Lauper. Of course, her many hits and her high-pitched, Betty-Boopish, Queens-accented voice. But we also love her carefree nature and the fact that the singer-songwriter always seems to be having fun. Her successful … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music, Rock

Music-versary: Prince was born on June 7, 1958

We can’t believe he’s gone because we adored so much about him. The way he couldn’t care less about what anyone thought. The way he broke and remade the rules. The way he pushed the envelope until he got bored … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music, Rock

Music-versary: Prince was born on June 7, 1958

We can’t believe he’s gone because we adored so much about him. The way he couldn’t care less about what anyone thought. The way he broke and remade the rules. The way he pushed the envelope until he got bored … Continued

Country, Hip-Hop/R&B, Music, Rock

Black Music Month: Meet 11 unsung heroes of the music industry

Since 1979, June has been designated as Black Music Month. Black musicians, composers, singers and songwriters have contributed immensely to American music despite many of them never receiving the mainstream shine and acclaim their talents and influence warranted. Many of … Continued

Country, Hip-Hop/R&B, Music, Rock

Black Music Month: Meet 11 unsung heroes of the music industry

Since 1979, June has been designated as Black Music Month. Black musicians, composers, singers and songwriters have contributed immensely to American music despite many of them never receiving the mainstream shine and acclaim their talents and influence warranted. Many of … Continued

Music

Music-versary: Stevie Nicks, Hank Williams Jr., Lenny Kravitz and Lauryn Hill were born on May 26

The celestial beings must have decided that May 26 would be a day of musical greatness because four phenomenal artists were born on that magical date. These talented Geminis share the same birthday and irrefutable star quality, enjoying tremendous success throughout their … Continued

Music

Music-versary: Stevie Nicks, Hank Williams Jr., Lenny Kravitz and Lauryn Hill were born on May 26

The celestial beings must have decided that May 26 would be a day of musical greatness because four phenomenal artists were born on that magical date. These talented Geminis share the same birthday and irrefutable star quality, enjoying tremendous success throughout their … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music

Music-versary: Patti LaBelle was born on May 24, 1944

For more than five decades, Patti LaBelle has been wowing audiences with her extraordinary voice (her signature range is guaranteed to produce goose bumps), and most recently pleasing our palates with her delicious Patti’s Good Life pies and other confections. … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music

Music-versary: Patti LaBelle was born on May 24, 1944

For more than five decades, Patti LaBelle has been wowing audiences with her extraordinary voice (her signature range is guaranteed to produce goose bumps), and most recently pleasing our palates with her delicious Patti’s Good Life pies and other confections. … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music

Music-versary: Eminem released The Marshall Mathers LP on May 23, 2000

Release date: May 23, 2000 Backstory: Shocking, harrowing, offensive, complex, emotional, captivating.  Those are just a few words to describe The Marshall Mathers LP, Eminem’s third studio album released in the spring of 2000 and titled after his birth name. … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music

Music-versary: Eminem released The Marshall Mathers LP on May 23, 2000

Release date: May 23, 2000 Backstory: Shocking, harrowing, offensive, complex, emotional, captivating.  Those are just a few words to describe The Marshall Mathers LP, Eminem’s third studio album released in the spring of 2000 and titled after his birth name. … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music

Music-versary: Notorious B.I.G. was born on May 21, 1972

Ask anyone to name the five greatest rappers of all time and the Notorious B.I.G. is always near the top of the list. That’s because he was larger that life, not only in stature and name, but also in overall … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music

Music-versary: Notorious B.I.G. was born on May 21, 1972

Ask anyone to name the five greatest rappers of all time and the Notorious B.I.G. is always near the top of the list. That’s because he was larger that life, not only in stature and name, but also in overall … Continued

Music, Pop

Music-versary: Britney Spears released ‘Oops!…I Did it Again’ LP on May 16, 2000

Britney Spears’ sophomore album sold 1.3 million copies in its 1st week, went multi-platinum in just 1 month and crowned Spears the undisputed teen pop queen.

Music, Pop

Music-versary: Britney Spears released ‘Oops!…I Did it Again’ LP on May 16, 2000

Britney Spears’ sophomore album sold 1.3 million copies in its 1st week, went multi-platinum in just 1 month and crowned Spears the undisputed teen pop queen.

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music, Pop, Rock

Music-Versary: Stevie Wonder was born on May 13, 1950

Stevie Wonder has been blessing the world with his divine voice, joyful up-tempo jams and exquisite ballads since he was a preteen. There are very few artists who have had such a long, illustrious and successful career. Wonder is a … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music, Pop, Rock

Music-Versary: Stevie Wonder was born on May 13, 1950

Stevie Wonder has been blessing the world with his divine voice, joyful up-tempo jams and exquisite ballads since he was a preteen. There are very few artists who have had such a long, illustrious and successful career. Wonder is a … Continued

Music, Rock

Music-versary: The Jimi Hendrix Experience released debut album Are You Experienced on May 12, 1967

Release date: May 12, 1967 Backstory: Anyone who says that Jimi Hendrix’s Are You Experienced is not one of the most stunning rock albums of the last half a century needs a reality check.  An album that evokes a range … Continued

Music, Rock

Music-versary: The Jimi Hendrix Experience released debut album Are You Experienced on May 12, 1967

Release date: May 12, 1967 Backstory: Anyone who says that Jimi Hendrix’s Are You Experienced is not one of the most stunning rock albums of the last half a century needs a reality check.  An album that evokes a range … Continued

Music, Pop

Music-versary: Adele was born on May 5, 1988

With a powerful, distinctive, and emotional voice so full of layers that one cannot help get goose bumps when listening to her sing, it is no wonder that Adele has achieved such tremendous success in such a short period of … Continued

Music, Pop

Music-versary: Adele was born on May 5, 1988

With a powerful, distinctive, and emotional voice so full of layers that one cannot help get goose bumps when listening to her sing, it is no wonder that Adele has achieved such tremendous success in such a short period of … Continued

Music

Music-versary: Marvin Gaye was born on April 2, 1939

Yes, he was strikingly handsome and his sex appeal was palpable. But more importantly, he was talented. So talented that friend and Motown label-mate Smokey Robinson said in a 2010 Rolling Stone essay, “Marvin was much more than just a … Continued

Music

Music-versary: Marvin Gaye was born on April 2, 1939

Yes, he was strikingly handsome and his sex appeal was palpable. But more importantly, he was talented. So talented that friend and Motown label-mate Smokey Robinson said in a 2010 Rolling Stone essay, “Marvin was much more than just a … Continued

Jazz/Standards, Music, Pop

Music-versary: Happy birthday Doris Day!

Doris Day is many things. She’s the quintessential girl next door, Oscar nominated actress, celebrated singer, devoted animal welfare activist. She is also a legend who, as she approaches her 92nd year, is still beloved by a large, loyal fan base … Continued

Jazz/Standards, Music, Pop

Music-versary: Happy birthday Doris Day!

Doris Day is many things. She’s the quintessential girl next door, Oscar nominated actress, celebrated singer, devoted animal welfare activist. She is also a legend who, as she approaches her 92nd year, is still beloved by a large, loyal fan base … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music, Pop

Music-versary: Prince & The Revolution released ‘Parade’ on March 31, 1986

Release date: March 31, 1986 Backstory: Coming off the critical disappointment of the psychedelic-tinged album Around the World in a Day, Prince released Parade in the spring of 1986 and was suddenly back in the good graces of music critics … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music, Pop

Music-versary: Prince & The Revolution released ‘Parade’ on March 31, 1986

Release date: March 31, 1986 Backstory: Coming off the critical disappointment of the psychedelic-tinged album Around the World in a Day, Prince released Parade in the spring of 1986 and was suddenly back in the good graces of music critics … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music, Pop

Music-versary: Diana Ross was born on March 26, 1944

If the word “diva” stands for a woman who has fearlessly pursued her dreams, unapologetically built a successful career, and brilliantly reinvented herself again and again, then by all means call Diana Ross a diva. But you must also call … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music, Pop

Music-versary: Diana Ross was born on March 26, 1944

If the word “diva” stands for a woman who has fearlessly pursued her dreams, unapologetically built a successful career, and brilliantly reinvented herself again and again, then by all means call Diana Ross a diva. But you must also call … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music, Pop

Music-versary: Aretha Franklin was born on March 25, 1942

“Music does a lot of things for a lot of people. It’s transporting…it’s uplifting, it’s encouraging, it’s strengthening,” Aretha Franklin said during a 2014 CBC News interview. For anyone who has listened to the Queen of Soul’s music, this is … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music, Pop

Music-versary: Aretha Franklin was born on March 25, 1942

“Music does a lot of things for a lot of people. It’s transporting…it’s uplifting, it’s encouraging, it’s strengthening,” Aretha Franklin said during a 2014 CBC News interview. For anyone who has listened to the Queen of Soul’s music, this is … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music

Music-versary: Happy birthday Dr. Dre!

Eminem’s Shade 45 celebrates hip-hop icon Dr. Dre with special mixes by DJ Wonder, Lord Sear, and Statik Selektah on their shows plus Dre’s biggest hits every hour throughout the day on Feb. 18. In a moving speech at ASCAP’s 23rd annual … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music

Music-versary: Happy birthday Dr. Dre!

Eminem’s Shade 45 celebrates hip-hop icon Dr. Dre with special mixes by DJ Wonder, Lord Sear, and Statik Selektah on their shows plus Dre’s biggest hits every hour throughout the day on Feb. 18. In a moving speech at ASCAP’s 23rd annual … Continued

Music, Pop

Music-versary: The Eagles released ‘Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975′ on February 17, 1976

Release date: February 17, 1976 Credits: Glenn Frey (vocals, guitars, piano), Don Henley (vocals, drums), Bernie Leadon (guitars, banjo, mandolin, background vocals), Randy Meisner (vocals, drums), Don Felder (guitar, background vocals), Glyn Johns (production), Bill Szymczyk (production) Backstory: There are … Continued

Music, Pop

Music-versary: The Eagles released ‘Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975′ on February 17, 1976

Release date: February 17, 1976 Credits: Glenn Frey (vocals, guitars, piano), Don Henley (vocals, drums), Bernie Leadon (guitars, banjo, mandolin, background vocals), Randy Meisner (vocals, drums), Don Felder (guitar, background vocals), Glyn Johns (production), Bill Szymczyk (production) Backstory: There are … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music

Music-versary: 2Pac released All Eyez on Me on February 13, 1996

Release date: February 13, 1996 Credits: Suge Knight (executive producer), DJ Quick, Johnny J, Dat Nigga Daz, DeVante, DJ Pooh, Dr. Dre, Lawlay, Bobby “Bobcat” Ervin, Dave Aron, Johnny J, Mike Mosley, Doug Rasheed, Rick Rock, QD3, 2Pac Backstory: Immediately … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music

Music-versary: 2Pac released All Eyez on Me on February 13, 1996

Release date: February 13, 1996 Credits: Suge Knight (executive producer), DJ Quick, Johnny J, Dat Nigga Daz, DeVante, DJ Pooh, Dr. Dre, Lawlay, Bobby “Bobcat” Ervin, Dave Aron, Johnny J, Mike Mosley, Doug Rasheed, Rick Rock, QD3, 2Pac Backstory: Immediately … Continued

Quiz

New Year’s Eve Drinking Quiz: How much do you know about booze?

Before we know it, we’ll be whipping out the party hats, colorful noisemakers, and getting ready to belt out bad renditions of Auld Lang Syne. Yes, New Year’s Eve is here, which not only means watching the ball drop, but … Continued

Quiz

New Year’s Eve Drinking Quiz: How much do you know about booze?

Before we know it, we’ll be whipping out the party hats, colorful noisemakers, and getting ready to belt out bad renditions of Auld Lang Syne. Yes, New Year’s Eve is here, which not only means watching the ball drop, but … Continued

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