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Kim Wilde (52), one of the biggest female stars of the 1980s has enjoyed an unexpected success on the Internet as the six-minute video clip of her singing her 1981 hit ‘Kids in America’ accompanied by her brother Ricky Wilde on guitar, filmed on a cell phone on a train went viral. The reactions to the candid footage have been largely positive and the singer tweeted: “Truly, I am overwhelmed and […]

The news that the legendary Beatle Paul McCartney (70) would perform with the surviving members of Nirvana at the at Madison Square Garden as part of the 12.12.12. Sandy Relief Concert spread fast among both the Beatles fans and the fans of Nirvana. Although the truly great stars such as Bruce Springsteen, Rolling Stones, Kanye West, Chris Martin, Alicia Keys, Bon Jovi and many others performed at this epic charity […]

Canadian independent electro house musician Daniel Kim keeps the Holiday tradition, so he has recently published his mash-up of the top pop songs of 2012. The seamless mix called Pop Danthology 2012 features samples, verses, bits and pieces of 55 top pop songs of the passing year and the selection is fairly broad, featuring songs as diverse as  the smashing indie pop hit “Somebody That I Used to Know” by Gotye […]

Arriving two years after her commercially successful 2010 album ‘Speak Now’, there is a feeling that  Taylor Swift’s fourth studio album ‘Red’ was most probably made for one purpose only – to establish the young singer and songwriter as the major superstar of her generation, the one whose work and persona transcends genres and styles, whose mere name represents the unique genre and even more unique style, a genuine brand, much […]

David Bowie seemed to have appeared out of nowhere back  in the early sixties. There was hardly a hint that this polite, blond and curly Englishman, completely in line with the acoustic pop scene of the time would soon turn the world upside down and change rock music forever with his outrageous Ziggy Stardust persona and one of the most important albums ever recorded, ‘The Rise and Fall of Ziggy […]

Instead of the new album or the anticipated reissue of Lana Del Rey’s debut album, the 2010 ‘Lana Del Ray a.k.a. Lizzy Grant’, we are getting an EP and an expanded reissue of Del Rey’s ‘Born to Die’ this fall, wrapped up in an all new cover art and available  in several different versions, this time called ‘Born to Die – The Paradise Edition’. Lana Del Rey’s debut album ‘Lana […]

42 years ago, David Bowie wrote and released one of the key songs of the 20th century, ‘The Man Who Sold the World’. The addictive, simple and melodic guitar riff paired with introspective, cryptic lyrics proved to be a successful formula. The song has since been covered by many artists in many different styles, most notably by Nirvana in 1993 during their MTV Unplugged sessions. David Bowie wrote the song […]

Asaf Avidan (Hebrew: אסף אבידן‎) has been a household name in Israel for years before gaining international attention with the release of  ‘One Day / Reckoning Song (Wankelmut Rmx)’ single in June 2012. Originally released as ‘Reckoning Song’ on Asaf Avidan & The Mojos’ 2008 ‘Reckoning’ album, the remixed version produced by German DJ Wankelmut became an instant hit throughout Europe. Asaf Avidan was born in 1980 in Jerusalem. After the mandatory military service […]

After seven years since the last time the Rolling Stones worked together in studio, one of the greatest rock and roll bands in history recorded two new songs in Paris earlier this year. The new songs called ‘Doom and Gloom’ and ‘One Last Shot’ were produced by Don Was, the producer of the five previous Stones album and both songs will be released on the band’s compilation album  called ‘Grrr!’ set […]

Although the theme song for the latest James Bond movie ‘Skyfall’ was to be shown publicly for the first time at 0.07 BST on Friday 5 October, the 50th anniversary of the release of the first James Bond movie, ‘Dr. No’, the 1, 45 minutes long snippet of the song leaked online on Monday, hours after Adele officially confirmed that she had recorded the ‘Skyfall’ theme song. The snippet of […]