Even when the “King of Pop” is gone his legacy lives on. Massive music streaming site, Spotify analysed over 600,000 Halloween themed playlists with “Thriller” by Michael Jackson coming out as the most featured song. Bobby ‘Boris’ Pickett’s Monster Mash followed closely behind. MJ’s contributions to the music world continue to be seen and it is a testament to his talent that his music can still have an impact.
Many people love to discuss which era of music was the best. For example someone might say that the 70’s was the best time in music while another would disagree and vouch for the 80’s. I believe that no single era of music was better then another, but I do think that the 90’s produced more bands that are still active and relevant in today’s music scene. I will be sifting through the numerous acts that were formed in the 90’s and who are still touring and releasing records to this very day. Here are my top ten!
The Seattle rock band has added more dates onto their ever growing world tour in support of their soon to be released album, Sonic Highways. The Foo Fighters will play eight concerts in the region early next year. Starting in February 18th in Christchurch, before visiting Auckland, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Hobart, Adelaide and wrapping up on March 7th in Perth.
The legendary veterans of the jam band world, The Allman Brothers Band, said their last goodbyes during their final show as a band. After 45 years of recording and touring the iconic outfit finished their lengthy, yet successful run with a final performance at the Beacon Theater. The show featured a triple-set of hits and crowd favorites that the band played in honor of their fans and departed co-founder Duane Allman.
Influential guitar/vocalist David Gilmour of iconic rock band Pink Floyd has just announced that he will be releasing a brand new solo album in 2015. He last put out a solo album in 2006 and the last time Pink Floyd released an album was over 20 years ago. With two albums on the way from the hardworking rocker fans have a lot to look forward to.
U.S. band Mini Mansions are getting support in a big way. During a show at the Comerica Theater in Phoenix on October 25th, Arctic Monkeys frontman Alex Turner performed “Vertigo” off of the bands upcoming new album, The Great Pretenders. The collaboration track will be on the album which is set to be released sometime in 2015.
Busy at work with his band Junip, Swedish singer-songwriter José González has not had that much time to work on solo material. However after seven years he is finally ready to release a brand new album titled, Vestiges & Claws. The album is set to be released on February 17th and will be his third album as well as the follow up to his 2007 record In Our Nature.