Devil's Playground (album)
Devils Playground is the sixth studio album by English rock vocalist Billy Idol, released on 22 March 2005. It is his first studio album in over a decade, the album reunited Idol in the studio with guitarist Steve Stevens and producer Keith Forsey. All songs were written or co-written by Idol except Plastic Jesus, the album was engineered and mixed by Brian Reeves at the Jungle Room in Los Angeles. Idol and the supported the album with a world tour of rock festival appearances in 2005 and 2006. The song Scream was used in an episode of Viva La Bam, in which Idol guest starred, all tracks written by Billy Idol and Brian Tichy except as noted. Billy Idol – vocals Steve Stevens – guitar Stephen McGrath – bass guitar Derek Sherinian – keyboards Brian Tichy – percussion, drums Julian Beeston – drum programming
LaDonna Adrian Gaines, better known by her stage name Donna Summer, was an American singer and actress. She gained prominence during the era of the late 1970s. Summer has reportedly sold over 140 million records, making her one of the worlds best-selling artists of all time and she charted two number-one singles on the R&B charts in the U. S. and one number-one in the U. K. Summer earned a total of 32 hit singles on the U. S. Billboard Hot 100 chart in her lifetime, with 14 of those reaching the top ten. She claimed a top 40 hit every year between 1975 and 1984, and from her first top ten hit in 1976, to the end of 1982, she had 12 top ten hits, more than any other act. She returned to the Hot 100s top five in 1983, and her most recent Hot 100 hit came in 1999 with I Will Go With You. While her fortunes on the Hot 100 waned through those decades, while influenced by the counterculture of the 1960s, Summer became the lead singer of a psychedelic rock band named Crow and moved to New York City.
Joining a touring version of the musical Hair, she left New York and spent several years living and singing in Europe and she became known as the Queen of Disco, while her music gained a global following. Summer died on May 17,2012, at her home in Naples, in her obituary in The Times, she was described as the undisputed queen of the Seventies disco boom who reached the status of one of the worlds leading female singers. Giorgio Moroder described Summers work with him on the song I Feel Love as really the start of electronic dance music, in 2013, Summer was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In December 2016, Billboard Magazine ranked her as the 6th most successful dance artist of all-time, laDonna Adrian Gaines was born in Boston, Massachusetts, to Andrew and Mary Gaines, and was one of seven children. She was raised in the Boston neighborhood of Mission Hill and her father was a butcher and her mother was a schoolteacher. Summers performance debut occurred at church when she was eight years old and she attended Bostons Jeremiah E.
Burke High School where she performed in school musicals and was considered popular. In 1967, just weeks before graduation, Donna left for New York where she joined the rock band Crow. After they were passed on by a label that was only interested in the bands lead singer. Summer stayed in New York and auditioned for a role in the counterculture musical and she landed the part of Sheila, and agreed to take the role in the Munich production of the show, moving there after getting her parents reluctant approval. Summer eventually became fluent in German, singing songs in that language, and participated in the musicals Ich bin ich, Godspell. Within three years, she moved to Vienna and joined the Vienna Volksoper and she briefly toured with an ensemble vocal group called FamilyTree, the creation of producer Günter Yogi Lauke
La Bionda is an Italian musical duo formed by the brothers Carmelo and Michelangelo La Bionda. They are considered pioneers of the Italo disco music genre and Michelangelo La Biondas family was originally from Sicily but they grew up in Milan. They debuted as songwriters with Primo sole, primo fiore, a piece the pop band Ricchi e Poveri presented at the Song Festival in Venice in 1970. They wrote Neve bianca, Gentile se vuoi for the Italian female singer Mia Martini, Michelangelo La Bionda did some session work. In 1975 he played guitar on the album Volume VIII by Fabrizio De André. Between 1973 and 1975 La Bionda recorded two albums of acoustic ballads, Fratelli La Bionda srl and Tutto va bene, Tutto va bene was recorded at the Apple Studios in London, and features Nicky Hopkins on piano. La Bionda became popular when they turned to disco music and they moved to Munich, when they started recording under the pseudonym D. D. Sound, a moniker that would accompany them for their entire recording career.
Their first two singles, Disco Bass and Burning Love, became international hits. They were followed by Cafè and 1,2,3,4 Gimme Some More, in 1978, they released their album, La Bionda. It included Sandstorm and There for Me, as well as the worldwide hit One For You, There for Me was subsequently covered by other artists, including Sarah Brightman & Josh Groban, Patty Pravo and Paul Potts. Jonathan Kings cover version of One for You, One for Me reached the 29 spot in the UK charts at the end of 1978, from 1978 to 1981, La Bionda continued to record more dance music, either under their name or as D. D. Sound. Following the 1980s, La Bionda focused on writing and publishing music, in 2009, they re-recorded 1,2,3,4. Gimme Some More for a Vodafone commercial and One For You, in parallel, in 1983 they began their collaboration with the dance duo Righeira, writing their early hits Vamos a la playa and No Tengo Dinero. In 1984, Carmelo La Bionda recorded a single as solo artist, I Love You/Youre So Fine have been sampled by American Band Neon Indian.
In 1985 La Bionda founded and started operating Logic Studios, a studio in Milan. 1980 - I Wanna Be Your Lover,1998 - In Between 2013 - Come Back to My Life 1977 - Disco Delivery 1977 - 1-2-3-4 Gimme Some More. 1978 - Cafè1979 - The Hootchie Cootchie
The English are a nation and an ethnic group native to England, who speak the English language. The English identity is of medieval origin, when they were known in Old English as the Angelcynn. Their ethnonym is derived from the Angles, one of the Germanic peoples who migrated to Great Britain around the 5th century AD, England is one of the countries of the United Kingdom. Collectively known as the Anglo-Saxons, they founded what was to become England along with the Danes, Normans, in the Acts of Union 1707, the Kingdom of England was succeeded by the Kingdom of Great Britain. Over the years, English customs and identity have become closely aligned with British customs. The English people are the source of the English language, the Westminster system and these and other English cultural characteristics have spread worldwide, in part as a result of the former British Empire. The concept of an English nation is far older than that of the British nation, many recent immigrants to England have assumed a solely British identity, while others have developed dual or mixed identities.
Use of the word English to describe Britons from ethnic minorities in England is complicated by most non-white people in England identifying as British rather than English. In their 2004 Annual Population Survey, the Office for National Statistics compared the ethnic identities of British people with their national identity. They found that while 58% of white people in England described their nationality as English and it is unclear how many British people consider themselves English. Following complaints about this, the 2011 census was changed to allow respondents to record their English, Scottish, another complication in defining the English is a common tendency for the words English and British to be used interchangeably, especially overseas. In his study of English identity, Krishan Kumar describes a common slip of the tongue in which people say English, I mean British. He notes that this slip is made only by the English themselves and by foreigners. Kumar suggests that although this blurring is a sign of Englands dominant position with the UK and it tells of the difficulty that most English people have of distinguishing themselves, in a collective way, from the other inhabitants of the British Isles.
In 1965, the historian A. J. P. Taylor wrote, When the Oxford History of England was launched a generation ago and it meant indiscriminately England and Wales, Great Britain, the United Kingdom, and even the British Empire. Foreigners used it as the name of a Great Power and indeed continue to do so, bonar Law, by origin a Scotch Canadian, was not ashamed to describe himself as Prime Minister of England Now terms have become more rigorous. The use of England except for a geographic area brings protests and this version of history is now regarded by many historians as incorrect, on the basis of more recent genetic and archaeological research. The 2016 study authored by Stephan Schiffels et al, the remaining portion of English DNA is primarily French, introduced in a migration after the end of the Ice Age
In movie industry terminology usage, a sound track is an audio recording created or used in film production or post-production. Initially the dialogue, sound effects, and music in a film each has its own track, and these are mixed together to make what is called the composite track. A dubbing track is created when films are dubbed into another language. This is known as a M & E track containing all sound elements minus dialogue which is supplied by the foreign distributor in the native language of its territory. The contraction soundtrack came into public consciousness with the advent of so-called soundtrack albums in the late 1940s and these phrases were soon shortened to just original motion picture soundtrack. More accurately, such recordings are made from a music track, because they usually consist of the isolated music from a film, not the composite track with dialogue. The soundtrack to the 1937 Walt Disney film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs was the first commercially issued film soundtrack.
It was released by RCA Victor Records on multiple 78 RPM discs in January 1938 as Songs from Walt Disneys Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and has since seen numerous expansions and reissues. The first live-action musical film to have a commercially issued soundtrack album was MGM’s 1946 film biography of Show Boat composer Jerome Kern, the album was originally issued as a set of four 10-inch 78-rpm records. Only eight selections from the film were included in this first edition of the album, in order to fit the songs onto the record sides the musical material needed editing and manipulation. Needless to say, it was several generations removed from the original, the playback recordings were purposely recorded very dry, otherwise it would come across as too hollow sounding in large movie theatres. This made these albums sound flat and boxy, the phrase is sometimes incorrectly used for Broadway cast recordings. While it is correct in some instances to call a soundtrack a cast recording it is never correct to call a cast recording a soundtrack, contributing to the vagueness of the term are projects such as The Sound of Music Live.
Which was filmed live on the set for an NBC holiday season special first broadcast in 2013, film score albums did not really become popular until the LP era, although a few were issued in 78-rpm albums. Like the 1967 re-release of the film, this version of the score was artificially enhanced for stereo, in recent years, Rhino Records has released a 2-CD set of the complete Gone With the Wind score, restored to its original mono sound. One of the film scores of all time was John Williams music from the movie Star Wars. Many film score albums go out-of-print after the films finish their theatrical runs, in a few rare instances an entire film dialogue track was issued on records. The 1968 Franco Zeffirelli film of Romeo and Juliet was issued as a 4-LP set, as a single LP with musical and dialogue excerpts, and as an album containing only the films musical score
Steve Stevens is an American guitarist and songwriter. Between 2012 and 2016, he appeared with the Kings of Chaos and he is a television personality on the E. show Married to Rock, alongside his wife, Josie Stevens. He is known for his diverse collaborations, one notable example is his Spanish guitar stylings for the trance group Juno Reactor in the song Pistolero. A
Don't You (Forget About Me)
Dont You is a 1985 pop song performed by Scottish rock band Simple Minds. The song is best known for being played during the opening and closing credits of the John Hughes film The Breakfast Club and it was written and composed by producer Keith Forsey and Steve Schiff, the latter of whom was a guitarist and songwriter from the Nina Hagen band. Forsey asked Cy Curnin from The Fixx, Bryan Ferry and Billy Idol to record the song, Schiff suggested Forsey ask Simple Minds who, after refusing as well, agreed under the encouragement of their label, A&M. According to one account, the band rearranged and recorded Dont You in three hours in a north London studio and promptly forgot about it. S. and around the world and it is the bands only #1 hit on the U. S. Top Rock Tracks chart, staying atop for three weeks, while only reaching #7 in the UK, it stayed on the charts from 1985 to 1987, one of the longest time spans for any single in the history of the chart. The song did not appear on the subsequent album Once Upon a Time.
It soon became a fixture of the live sets - with an extended audience participation section during its inclusion on the 2015 tour to promote the bands Big Music album. Two versions were created for release, a short version,4,23 in duration, appeared on the single and the original motion picture soundtrack album of The Breakfast Club. A longer version,6,32 in duration, was released as a 12 single and this version contains longer breakdowns and drum fills, a second appearance of the bridge and a longer ending. John Leland from Spin wrote that Dont You Forget About Me, the music video, directed by Daniel Kleinman, takes place on a dancing floor in a dark room with a chandelier, a rocking horse, and television sets displaying scenes from The Breakfast Club. The video in YouTube had been viewed over 64 million times as of March 31,2017
Rebel Yell (album)
Rebel Yell is the second studio album by English rock musician Billy Idol. It was released on 10 November 1983 by Chrysalis Records, after the release of his self-titled debut album, Idol continued his collaboration with Keith Forsey and Steve Stevens. The album was recorded at Electric Lady Studios in New York, initially recording without a drummer, utilizing only the electronic drum machine LinnDrum and Stevens decided to hire Thommy Price to play drums on some of the songs. Musically, Rebel Yell is an album with a strong influence of new wave music. The cover sleeve and images were shot by Brian Griffin, Idol got the idea to name the album Rebel Yell after attending a party with The Rolling Stones and drinking the Rebel Yell whiskey. After its release, Rebel Yell received positive reviews music critics and was a commercial success. In the United States, it peaked at six on the Billboard 200 and peaked into the top ten in other countries, such as Canada, Germany. The Recording Industry Association of America certified it platinum for shipment of two million copies across the United States.
Four singles were released from the album, the accompanying music videos for all singles received heavy airplay on television channel MTV. The album reunited the team of Billy Idol, Steve Stevens and Keith Forsey, after their success with Idols 1982 solo debut. Idol got the idea to name the album Rebel Yell after attending a party with The Rolling Stones and he explained on VH1 Storytellers that people were drinking Rebel Yell bourbon, and thought that would be a great title for an album. The title track was recorded in three days at the Electric Lady Studios in New York City. Billy was battling Chrysalis Records over creative control, and decided to steal the master tapes, Keith Forsey stated in an interview with Mix magazine that Idol stole the wrong tapes. Idol battled the label, and came back to the studio victorious, Keith informed him that he had taken the wrong tapes. Working with Forsey was guitarist Steve Stevens, bassist Phil Feit and Steve Webster, drummer Gregg Gerson, in 1999, EMI Music re-issued the album as part of their Expanded series.
The new version of the album included previously unreleased bonus tracks, in 2010, audiophile label Audio Fidelity Records re-issued a 24-karat CD, remastered in HDCD by Steve Hoffman. All of the singles, but particularly Rebel Yell, Eyes Without a Face, Idols longtime girlfriend Perri Lister can be seen in the front row during the Rebel Yell video. All songs written and arranged by Billy Idol and Steve Stevens except where indicated
A musician is a person who plays a musical instrument or is musically talented. Anyone who composes, conducts, or performs music may be referred to as a musician, Musicians can specialize in any musical style, and some musicians play in a variety of different styles. Examples of a musicians possible skills include performing, singing, arranging, in the Middle Ages, instrumental musicians performed with soft ensembles inside and loud instruments outdoors. Many European musicians of this time catered to the Roman Catholic Church, providing arrangements structured around Gregorian chant structure, vocal pieces were in Latin—the language of church texts of the time—and typically were Church-polyphonic or made up of several simultaneous melodies. Giovanni Palestrina Giovanni Gabrieli Thomas Tallis Claudio Monteverdi Leonardo da Vinci The Baroque period introduced heavy use of counterpoint and instrumental “color” became more important compared to the Renaissance style of music, and emphasized much of the volume and pace of each piece.
George Frideric Handel Johann Sebastian Bach Antonio Vivaldi Classical music was created by musicians who lived during a time of a middle class. Many middle-class inhabitants of France at the time lived under long-time absolute monarchies, because of this, much of the music was performed in environments that were more constrained compared to the flourishing times of the Renaissance and Baroque eras. This age included the initial transformations of the Industrial Revolution, a revolutionary energy was at the core of Romanticism, which quite consciously set out to transform not only the theory and practice of poetry and art, but the common perception of the world. Some major Romantic Period precepts survive, and still affect modern culture, in 20th-century music and musicians rejected the emotion-dominated Romantic period, and strove to represent the world the way they perceived it. Musicians wrote to be. objective, while objects existed on their own terms, while past eras concentrated on spirituality, this new period placed emphasis on physicality and things that were concrete.
The advent of recording and mass media in the 20th century caused a boom of all kinds of music—popular music, rock music, electronic music, folk music. Singer Composer Music artist Tour Manager Media related to Musicians at Wikimedia Commons
London /ˈlʌndən/ is the capital and most populous city of England and the United Kingdom. Standing on the River Thames in the south east of the island of Great Britain and it was founded by the Romans, who named it Londinium. Londons ancient core, the City of London, largely retains its 1. 12-square-mile medieval boundaries. London is a global city in the arts, education, fashion, healthcare, professional services and development, tourism. It is crowned as the worlds largest financial centre and has the fifth- or sixth-largest metropolitan area GDP in the world, London is a world cultural capital. It is the worlds most-visited city as measured by international arrivals and has the worlds largest city airport system measured by passenger traffic, London is the worlds leading investment destination, hosting more international retailers and ultra high-net-worth individuals than any other city. Londons universities form the largest concentration of education institutes in Europe. In 2012, London became the first city to have hosted the modern Summer Olympic Games three times, London has a diverse range of people and cultures, and more than 300 languages are spoken in the region.
Its estimated mid-2015 municipal population was 8,673,713, the largest of any city in the European Union, Londons urban area is the second most populous in the EU, after Paris, with 9,787,426 inhabitants at the 2011 census. The citys metropolitan area is the most populous in the EU with 13,879,757 inhabitants, the city-region therefore has a similar land area and population to that of the New York metropolitan area. London was the worlds most populous city from around 1831 to 1925, Other famous landmarks include Buckingham Palace, the London Eye, Piccadilly Circus, St Pauls Cathedral, Tower Bridge, Trafalgar Square, and The Shard. The London Underground is the oldest underground railway network in the world, the etymology of London is uncertain. It is an ancient name, found in sources from the 2nd century and it is recorded c.121 as Londinium, which points to Romano-British origin, and hand-written Roman tablets recovered in the city originating from AD 65/70-80 include the word Londinio. The earliest attempted explanation, now disregarded, is attributed to Geoffrey of Monmouth in Historia Regum Britanniae and this had it that the name originated from a supposed King Lud, who had allegedly taken over the city and named it Kaerlud.
From 1898, it was accepted that the name was of Celtic origin and meant place belonging to a man called *Londinos. The ultimate difficulty lies in reconciling the Latin form Londinium with the modern Welsh Llundain, which should demand a form *lōndinion, from earlier *loundiniom. The possibility cannot be ruled out that the Welsh name was borrowed back in from English at a date, and thus cannot be used as a basis from which to reconstruct the original name. Until 1889, the name London officially applied only to the City of London, two recent discoveries indicate probable very early settlements near the Thames in the London area
The NeverEnding Story (film)
At the time of its release, it was the most expensive film produced outside the United States or the Soviet Union. The film was the first in The NeverEnding Story film series, ende called the film a gigantic melodrama of kitsch, commerce and plastic. The film only adapts the first half of the book, the second half of the book would subsequently be used as the rough basis for the second film, The Next Chapter. The third film, Escape from Fantasia, features an original plot. Bastian Balthazar Bux is a shy and friendless bibliophile 10-year-old, teased by bullies from school, on his way to school, he hides from the bullies in a bookstore, interrupting the grumpy bookseller, Mr. Coreander. Bastian asks about one of the books he sees, but Mr. Coreander advises against it and his curiosity piqued, Bastian seizes the book, leaving a note promising to return it, and hides in the schools attic to read. The book describes the world of Fantasia slowly being devoured by a force called The Nothing. Fantasias ruler, the Childlike Empress, has fallen ill, and Atreyu is tasked to discover the cure, believing that once the Empress is well, Atreyu is given a medallion named the AURYN that can guide and protect him in the quest.
As Atreyu sets out, the Nothing summons Gmork, a vicious and highly intelligent wolf-like creature, atreyus quest directs him to the advisor Morla the Ancient One in the Swamps of Sadness. Though the AURYN protects Atreyu, his beloved horse Artax is lost to the swamp, Atreyu is surprised by the sudden appearance of Morla, a giant turtle. Bastian, reading, is surprised and lets out a scream. Morla does not have the answers Atreyu seeks, but directs him to the Southern Oracle, Atreyu succumbs to exhaustion trying to escape the Swamps but is saved by the luckdragon Falkor. Falkor takes him to the home of two gnomes that live near the entrance to the Southern Oracle, the gnomes explain that Atreyu will face various trials before reaching the Oracle. Atreyu proceeds to enter the Oracle, and is perplexed when one second trial, Bastian throws the book aside, but after catching his breath, continues to read. Atreyu eventually meets the Southern Oracle who tells him the way to save the Empress is to find a human child to give her a new name.
Atreyu and Falkor flee before the Nothing consumes the Southern Oracle, in flight, Atreyu is knocked from Falkors back into the Sea of Possibilities, losing the AURYN in the process. He wakes on the shore of the ruins, where he meets Rock Biter. Atreyu finds a series of paintings depicting his quest, Gmork reveals himself, having been lying in wait and explains that Fantasia represents humanitys imagination, and that the Nothing represents adult apathy and cynicism against it
RCA Records is an American record label owned by Sony Music Entertainment, a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America, Inc. It is one of SMEs three flagship labels, alongside Columbia Records and Epic Records. The label has released multiple genres of music, including pop, hip hop, R&B, jazz, the companys name is derived from the initials of the labels former parent company, the Radio Corporation of America. It is the second oldest recording company in US history, after sister label Columbia Records, RCAs Canadian unit is Sonys oldest label in Canada. It was one of only two Canadian record companies to survive the Great Depression, Enrique Iglesias, Foo Fighters, Kings of Leon, Miley Cyrus, Giorgio Moroder, Jennifer Hudson, DAngelo, Tinashe, G-Eazy, Pitbull and Wizkid. In 1929, the Radio Corporation of America purchased the Victor Talking Machine Company, the worlds largest manufacturer of phonographs and phonograph records. The company became RCA Victor but retained use of the Victor Records name on their labels until the beginning of 1946 when the labels were finally switched over to RCA Victor.
With Victor, RCA acquired New World rights to the famous Nipper His Masters Voice trademark, in Shanghai, China, in 1931, RCA Victors British affiliate the Gramophone Company merged with the Columbia Graphophone Company to form EMI. This gave RCA head David Sarnoff a seat on the EMI board, in September 1931, RCA Victor introduced the first 33⅓ rpm records sold to the public, calling them Program Transcriptions. In the depths of the Great Depression, the format was a commercial failure, during the early part of the depression, RCA made a number of attempts to produce a successful cheap label to compete with the dime store labels. The first was the short-lived Timely Tunes label in 1931 sold at Montgomery Ward, in 1932, Bluebird Records was created as a sub-label of RCA Victor. It was originally an 8-inch record with a blue label. In 1933, RCA reintroduced Bluebird and Electradisk as a standard 10-inch label, another cheap label, was produced. The same musical couplings were issued on all three labels and Bluebird Records still survives eight decades after Electradisk and Sunrise were discontinued, RCA produced records for Montgomery Ward label during the 1930s.
Besides manufacturing records for themselves, RCA Victor operated RCA Custom which was the leading record manufacturer for independent record labels, RCA Custom pressed record compilations for The Readers Digest Association. RCA sold its interest in EMI in 1935, but EMI continued to distribute RCA recordings in the UK, RCA manufactured and distributed HMV classical recordings on the RCA and HMV labels in North America. During World War II, ties between RCA and its Japanese affiliate JVC were severed, the Japanese record company is today called Victor Entertainment and is still a JVC subsidiary. From 1942 to 1944, RCA Victor was seriously impacted by the American Federation of Musicians recording ban, virtually all union musicians could not make recordings during that period