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The Making Of U2’s “The Joshua Tree”: The Song Bono Could Only Sing Once

You might imagine that when a band or an artist is in the recording studio it might require numerous takes and overdubs to get a vocal or guitar part just the way they like it… and you’d be right. But occasionally circumstances conspire to cause a performance that somehow just can’t be repeated. Read on to find out which song it was.

Middle Aged and Melodic

It was the brilliant John Lennon who said “life begins at forty!” Dissuading the popular myth that his generation wanted to die before they got old, Lennon’s quote encouraged musicians to fulfill their great musicianship later on in their life. Sadly, Lennon did not release one of his greatest albums at that age.

Death of Brian Jones

Tragic last days of Brian Jones – For over thirty years the mysterious death of this young man has haunted British music. What really happened on that tragic night, in July, 1969?

Soul Legend Bobby Womack

Bobby Womack Live And Uncut Bobby Womack, is one of the most innovative artists of the last five decades. Starting out as a guitarist with Sam Cooke, Womack went on to create some of the most memorable music of our times.

A Brief History on Gospel Singing

Performing gospel songs is so different to anything else. It is such a contrast to conventional classical church music. It is highly effective and requires significant amounts of energy, as well as expression.

Greatest Guitarists of Our Time

Our generation doesn’t lack legends when it comes to guitar playing. Read on and learn about the op guitarists in our time.

Learn Guitar: The Number 1 Trick To Staying Motivated On the Guitar

Without doubt one of the most common issues I come across with people trying to play the guitar is that they have lost their motivation; here’s a sample email…

How to Setup an Electric Guitar (A Beginner’s Guide)

A guitar Setup is an essential prerequisite when it comes to getting the most out of your instrument. A factory Setup guitar is likely to have general playability issues and intonation problems, which can make playing the guitar impossible since it is always out of tune. Having your instrument set up involves adjusting the hardware of a guitar and fine tuning the instrument so that these obstacles are removed. To complete a basic setup you will need to adjust the neck, string height and saddle position.

Following Indie Artists: How To Learn About Them

The mass media is a tool for big music corporations to market their artists which makes these venues a bad source of information if you are really a music lovers. If you want to follow great music artists, you should see what other artists that are not endorsed by popular media have to offer.

The Best Carly Simon Songs You’ve Been Missing Out On, Part 7: Steaming Liaisons And Heartbreak

In this final segment let me clue you in on a few additional treasures that you may have passed over. In my last article I gave you what Carly Simon thought was her saddest song. Here I give you what I think was her saddest song.

Roots, Rock, Reggae

“Rock Steady” or Reggae music essentially flowered into the giant it grew to be, because of the oppression, which contaminated the winds in Jamaica. Andrew Kopkind elucidates the origins of when the “rock turned over” music. Reggae music since its birth has been the outlet or the voice, if you will, that has spoken for the ones all over the world who does not have a voice.

The Making Of U2’s “The Joshua Tree”: The Havoc Known As Heroin

“Running to Stand Still” packed quite a wallop. Songs about heroin addiction tend towards the angry and the stark. But not this one. It was sad, gentle and quietly majestic. And it was written about somebody real. Read on to find out who it was.

How to Get the Best Results From Your Studio Recording Session

Preparing for a Studio Recording Session can be an overwhelming task. Recording your music can be expensive and time consuming but it can also be a rewarding experience leaving you with a product you can be proud of for years to come; with careful and considered pre-planning you can put yourself in the best possible position to make the most of the opportunity.

The Making Of U2’s “The Joshua Tree”: The Most “Shocking” Guitar Part Ever

The entire rock era was built on electric guitars, of course. They’re incomparable musical instruments. But sometimes they do have their drawbacks, as The Edge (and his road crew) found out when recording a huge hit from their greatest album. Discover the “shocking” truth for yourself.

50TH Anniversary of the Beatles First Concert in the US

Next February will see the 50th anniversary of the Beatles first ever concert in America. The concert took place in Washington and although a bit hit with Beatles fans, the audience could hardly hear the music above the screaming in the audience.

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