Why do the Rolling Stones seem to be erasing all memory of Bill Wyman? Is there that much animosity?

Art Miller, Musician Songwriter Photographer expresses a point of view: None of the answers below seem to have read the question. Why are the Stones erasing Bill from their history? Read Bill’s excellent autobiography. He never quite fit in. Yes, we all know he was older. But he also didn’t take drugs or drink to […]

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OPINION: Why do many audiophiles prefer vinyl to digital in terms of sound?

John Mellor, Freelance Audio Editor for Film. Audio Engineer writes ….. Because of the Loudness War. Its as simple as that. Forget things you’ve been told about analogue warmth, and how digital is harsh sounding because it’s sampled ect. 44100 samples every second is enough. It’s enough to capture audio accuratley, its enough to capture […]

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What did classical composers say about the Beatles?

Thomas J. Beaver, Classical musician and rock musician, fanatic of the 60s/70s replies ……. The famous 20th century classical musician/composer Leonard Bernstein, long-time conductor/director of The New York Philharmonic (and composer of the musical “West Side Story, and the operetta “Candide”) liked the Fab Four too! Bernstein’s daughter, who was 6 when Beatlemania hit the […]

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Does Brian May still play his original Red Special in concerts or is it now a museum piece and he plays a replica of the original he made with his dad at the beginning of his career?

Matt Rimmer Queen information sponge (1975 – present day) answers ….. “Does Brian May still play his original Red Special in concerts or is it now a museum piece and he plays a replica of the original he made with his dad at the beginning of his career?” Yes, he still prefers to play his […]

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What are the most controversial pieces of classical music?

Harrison Boyle (composer) replies …… In terms of music as music – apart from some of the social/political afflatus mentioned in the answers so far – the major candidates for controversial in terms of the actual notes (or absence thereof) are probably, from oldest to most recent: Stravinsky Rite of Spring Schoenberg Pierrot Lunaire George […]

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MONKEES: Without their studio musicians, weren’t the Monkees not much better than your average bar band?

David Stewart replies ….. Only if the average bar band had some of the world’s greatest songwriters coming up with original songs for them. And only if every member of the bar band could sing well and harmonise together. And only if they all had engaging personalities and tangible onstage charisma. I don’t understand why […]

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What is a costly mistake made by an artist or band that affected their career?

Timm Davison, studied Media Communication at University of Washington (2017) replies: For a rock band, bringing it to the stage is supremely important, as much so now as ever before (there could be an entire post about how touring is really the only money-maker these days, as streaming has taken precedence over physical sales, there […]

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What is the meaning of the term “aqualung” in the Jethro Tull song Aqualung?

Mark R Frank, replies ….. The aqualung was invented by Jacques Cousteau. It’s known by the acronym, SCUBA—Self-Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus. Anyone who has watched “Sea Hunt” or any number of underwater nature shows has heard the noisy intake and release of air. In the song, “Aqualung” is the tramp’s nickname, given to him because […]

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Music and why it is important

Something many of us have known for a long time, music brings people together. I am always dumbfounded when someone posts a topic entitled “leaving the hobby”! I just fail to get my head around this – What? You aren’t going to listen to music again? Okay, I know what some mean, they have reached […]

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Yo Yo Ma – where to start?

Having only heard the ‘Inspired by Bach’ CD plus whatever I’ve heard on the odd movie soundtrack, I was wondering if anyone can give me any pointers towards other albums to start with? There’s obviously the enormous 90 CD box set available but it seems quite a big leap for someone who hasn’t heard much, […]

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