The Stooges known as Iggy and the Stooges, were an American rock band formed in Ann Arbor, Michigan in 1967 by singer Iggy Pop, guitarist Ron Asheton, drummer Scott Asheton, bassist Dave Alexander. Playing a raw, primitive style of rock and roll, the band sold few records in their original incarnation and gained a reputation for their confrontational performances, which involved acts of self-mutilation by Iggy Pop. After releasing two albums—The Stooges and Fun House —the group disbanded and reformed with a different lineup to release Raw Power before breaking up again in 1974; the band reunited in 2003 until dissolving in 2016 following the deaths of Scott Asheton and saxophonist Steve Mackay. Ron Asheton participated in the reunion until his death in 2009; the Stooges are regarded as a seminal proto-punk act. The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2010. In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked them 78th on their list of the 100 greatest artists of all time. Iggy Pop played drums in several Ann Arbor-area bands as a teenager, including the Iguanas and the Prime Movers.
The Prime Movers nicknamed Osterberg "Iggy" in reference to his earlier band. Osterberg was first inspired to form the Stooges after meeting blues drummer Sam Lay during a visit to Chicago. Upon returning to Detroit, Osterberg sought to create a new form of blues music, not derivative of historical precedents. Ron Asheton and Scott Asheton and Dave Alexander composed the rest of the band, with Osterberg as main singer. Osterberg became interested in Ron Asheton after seeing him perform in the Chosen Few, believing "I’ve never met a convincing musician that didn’t look kind of ill and kind of dirty, Ron had those two things covered!" The three nicknamed Osterberg "Pop" after a local character. Shortly after witnessing an MC5 concert in Ann Arbor, Osterberg began using the stage name Iggy Pop, a name that he has used since. Though the Stooges had formed, Iggy Pop attributes two key motivating influences to move the band forward; the first was seeing the Doors perform at a homecoming dance for the University of Michigan.
The second was seeing an all-girls rock band from Princeton, New Jersey called the Untouchable perform. In a 1995 interview with Bust Magazine, he relates: I had the Stooges, and we did not have the balls to do it. There were two things, and the other thing was. We had gone to New York a couple of months before that just to check out the scene, we had never been to a place like New York… we went down around Eighth Street there where all the young tourists hang out, we met these girls from New Jersey, from Princeton, they had a band called the Untouchable, we’re like, "Oh, you’ve got a band, sure, ha ha ha," and they said "Well, come to our house and see us play." And we didn’t have anywhere to crash, they played for us, they rocked, we were ashamed. The band's 1967 debut was at their communal State Street house on Halloween night, followed by their next live gig, January 1968. During this early period, the Stooges were billed as the "Psychedelic Stooges" at the Grande Ballroom in Detroit and other venues, where they played with the band MC5 and others.
At one of their early Grande Ballroom performances, Asheton's guitar neck separated from the body forcing the band to stop playing during the opening song, "I Wanna Be Your Dog". The group's early sound differed from their music. Homemade instruments were incorporated to flesh out the overall sound. The'Jim-a-phone' involved pushing feedback through a funnel device, raised and lowered to achieve the best effect. There was a cheap Hawaiian guitar which Pop and guitarist Ron Asheton would take turns in plucking to produce a simulated sitar drone, while drummer Scott Asheton pounded away at a set of oil drums with a ball hammer; the Stooges soon gained a reputation for their primitive live performances. Pop became known for his outrageous onstage behavior—smearing his bare chest with hamburger meat and peanut butter, cutting himself with shards of glass, flashing his genitalia to the audience. Pop is sometimes credited with the popularization of stage diving. In 1968 Elektra Records sent DJ/publicist Danny Fields to scout the MC5, resulting in contracts for both that band and the Stooges.
The contracts were at different pay rates: MC5 $20,000, the Stooges $5,000, as revealed in the 2016 Jim Jarmusch film, Gimme Danger. In 1969, the band released their self-titled debut album. In 1970, their second album, Fun House, was released, featuring the addition of saxophonist Steve Mackay. On June 13 of that year, television recorded the band at the Cincinnati Pop Festival. While performing the songs "T. V. Eye" and "1970", Pop leapt into the crowd, where he was hoisted up on people's hands, proceeded to smear peanut butter all over his chest. In a broadcast interview at WNUR Northwestern University radio station in Evanston, Illinois in 1984, Stiv Bators of the Lords of the New Church and the Dead Boys confirmed the long-standing rumor that it was he who had provided the peanut butter, having carrie
Ringside (Ringside album)
Ringside is the debut album by Ringside. It was released on April 2005 through Flawless Records. "Struggle" – 3:53 "Cold on Me" – 3:10 "Tired of Being Sorry" – 4:51 "Strangerman" – 4:37 "Trixie" – 3:58 "Miss You" – 4:53 "Dreamboat 730" – 3:17 "Sleep Well, Jeff" – 3:57 "Talk to Me" – 4:01 "Raining Nextdoor" – 3:58 "Criminal" – 3:52 "Jackie" – 3:58 "Black as You" – 3:39
MusicBrainz is a project that aims to create an open data music database, similar to the freedb project. MusicBrainz was founded in response to the restrictions placed on the Compact Disc Database, a database for software applications to look up audio CD information on the Internet. MusicBrainz has expanded its goals to reach beyond a compact disc metadata storehouse to become a structured open online database for music. MusicBrainz captures information about artists, their recorded works, the relationships between them. Recorded works entries capture at a minimum the album title, track titles, the length of each track; these entries are maintained by volunteer editors. Recorded works can store information about the release date and country, the CD ID, cover art, acoustic fingerprint, free-form annotation text and other metadata; as of 21 September 2018, MusicBrainz contained information about 1.4 million artists, 2 million releases, 19 million recordings. End-users can use software that communicates with MusicBrainz to add metadata tags to their digital media files, such as FLAC, MP3, Ogg Vorbis or AAC.
MusicBrainz allows contributors to upload cover art images of releases to the database. Internet Archive provides the bandwidth and legal protection for hosting the images, while MusicBrainz stores metadata and provides public access through the web and via an API for third parties to use; as with other contributions, the MusicBrainz community is in charge of maintaining and reviewing the data. Cover art is provided for items on sale at Amazon.com and some other online resources, but CAA is now preferred because it gives the community more control and flexibility for managing the images. Besides collecting metadata about music, MusicBrainz allows looking up recordings by their acoustic fingerprint. A separate application, such as MusicBrainz Picard, must be used for this. In 2000, MusicBrainz started using Relatable's patented TRM for acoustic fingerprint matching; this feature allowed the database to grow quickly. However, by 2005 TRM was showing scalability issues as the number of tracks in the database had reached into the millions.
This issue was resolved in May 2006 when MusicBrainz partnered with MusicIP, replacing TRM with MusicDNS. TRMs were phased out and replaced by MusicDNS in November 2008. In October 2009 MusicIP was acquired by AmpliFIND; some time after the acquisition, the MusicDNS service began having intermittent problems. Since the future of the free identification service was uncertain, a replacement for it was sought; the Chromaprint acoustic fingerprinting algorithm, the basis for AcoustID identification service, was started in February 2010 by a long-time MusicBrainz contributor Lukáš Lalinský. While AcoustID and Chromaprint are not MusicBrainz projects, they are tied with each other and both are open source. Chromaprint works by analyzing the first two minutes of a track, detecting the strength in each of 12 pitch classes, storing these 8 times per second. Additional post-processing is applied to compress this fingerprint while retaining patterns; the AcoustID search server searches from the database of fingerprints by similarity and returns the AcoustID identifier along with MusicBrainz recording identifiers if known.
Since 2003, MusicBrainz's core data are in the public domain, additional content, including moderation data, is placed under the Creative Commons CC-BY-NC-SA-2.0 license. The relational database management system is PostgreSQL; the server software is covered by the GNU General Public License. The MusicBrainz client software library, libmusicbrainz, is licensed under the GNU Lesser General Public License, which allows use of the code by proprietary software products. In December 2004, the MusicBrainz project was turned over to the MetaBrainz Foundation, a non-profit group, by its creator Robert Kaye. On 20 January 2006, the first commercial venture to use MusicBrainz data was the Barcelona, Spain-based Linkara in their Linkara Música service. On 28 June 2007, BBC announced that it has licensed MusicBrainz's live data feed to augment their music Web pages; the BBC online music editors will join the MusicBrainz community to contribute their knowledge to the database. On 28 July 2008, the beta of the new BBC Music site was launched, which publishes a page for each MusicBrainz artist.
Amarok – KDE audio player Banshee – multi-platform audio player Beets – automatic CLI music tagger/organiser for Unix-like systems Clementine – multi-platform audio player CDex – Microsoft Windows CD ripper Demlo – a dynamic and extensible music manager using a CLI iEatBrainz – Mac OS X deprecated foo_musicbrainz component for foobar2000 – Music Library/Audio Player Jaikoz – Java mass tag editor Max – Mac OS X CD ripper and audio transcoder Mp3tag – Windows metadata editor and music organizer MusicBrainz Picard – cross-platform album-oriented tag editor MusicBrainz Tagger – deprecated Microsoft Windows tag editor puddletag – a tag editor for PyQt under the GPLv3 Rhythmbox music player – an audio player for Unix-like systems Sound Juicer – GNOME CD ripper Zortam Mp3 Media Studio – Windows music organizer and ID3 Tag Editor. Freedb clients can access MusicBrainz data through the freedb protocol by using the MusicBrainz to FreeDB gateway service, mb2freedb. List of online music databases Making Metadata: The Case of Mus
Money EP is an EP by Ringside. It was released for free on their website on October 10, 2010 "Money" - 2:55 "Kiss You Red" - 4:04 "First Day" - 3:29 "Chamberlain" - 3:12 "Midnight After" - 3:54 "Coastal" - 3:52
The Clash were an English rock band formed in London in 1976 as a key player in the original wave of British punk rock. They have contributed to the post-punk and new wave movements that emerged in the wake of punk and employed elements of a variety of genres including reggae, funk and rockabilly. For most of their recording career, the Clash consisted of lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Joe Strummer, lead guitarist and lead vocalist Mick Jones, bassist Paul Simonon, drummer Nicky "Topper" Headon. Headon left the group in 1982, internal friction led to Jones' departure the following year; the group continued with new members, but disbanded in early 1986. The Clash achieved commercial success in the United Kingdom with the release of their self-titled debut album, The Clash, in 1977, their third album, London Calling, released in the UK in December 1979, earned them popularity in the United States when it was released there the following month. It was declared the best album of the 1980s a decade by Rolling Stone.
In 1982, they reached new heights of success with the release of Combat Rock, which spawned the US top 10 hit "Rock the Casbah", helping the album to achieve a 2× Platinum certification there. Their final album, Cut the Crap, was released in 1985; the Clash's politicized lyrics, musical experimentation, rebellious attitude had a far-reaching influence on rock, alternative rock in particular. They became referred to as "The Only Band That Matters" a promotional slogan introduced by the group's record label, CBS. In January 2003, shortly after the death of Joe Strummer, the band—including original drummer Terry Chimes—were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked the Clash number 28 on its list of the 100 greatest artists of all time. Before the Clash's founding, the band's future members were active in different parts of the London music scene. John Graham Mellor sang and played rhythm guitar in the pub rock act The 101ers, which formed in 1974. By the time the Clash came together two years he had abandoned his original stage name, "Woody" Mellor, in favour of "Joe Strummer", a reference to his rudimentary strumming skills on the ukulele as a busker in the London Underground.
Mick Jones played guitar in protopunk band London SS, which rehearsed for much of 1975 without playing a live show and recording only a single demo. London SS were managed by Bernard Rhodes, a sometime associate of impresario Malcolm McLaren and a friend of the members of the McLaren-managed band, the Sex Pistols. Jones and his bandmates became friendly with Sex Pistols Glen Matlock and Steve Jones, who would assist them as they tried out potential new members. Among those who auditioned for London SS without making the cut were Paul Simonon, who tried out as a vocalist, drummer Terry Chimes. Nicky Headon drummed with the band for a week quit. After London SS broke up in early 1976, Rhodes continued as Jones's manager. In February, Jones saw the Sex Pistols perform for the first time: "You knew straight away, it, this was what it was going to be like from now on, it was a new scene, new values -- so different from. A bit dangerous." At the instigation of Rhodes, Jones contacted Simonon in March, suggesting he learn an instrument so he could join the new band Jones was organising.
Soon Jones, Simonon on bass, Keith Levene on guitar and "whoever we could find to play the drums" were rehearsing. Chimes got the job, although he soon quit; the band was still searching for a lead singer. Chimes recalls one Billy Watts handling the duties for a time. Rhodes had his eye with whom he made exploratory contact. Jones and Levene were impressed as well. Strummer, for his part, was primed to make the switch. In April, he had taken in the opening act for one of his band's gigs—the Sex Pistols. Strummer explained:I knew something was up, so I went out in the crowd, sparse, and I saw the future—with a snotty handkerchief—right in front of me. It was clear. Pub rock was, "Hello, you bunch of drunks, I'm gonna play these boogies and I hope you like them." The Pistols came out that Tuesday evening and their attitude was, "Here's our tunes, we couldn't give a flying fuck whether you like them or not. In fact, we're gonna play them if you fucking hate them."On 30 May and Levene met surreptitiously with Strummer after a 101'ers gig.
Strummer was invited to meet up at the band's rehearsal location on Davis Road. After Strummer turned up, Levene grabbed his guitar, stood several inches away from Strummer, looked him in the eye and began playing "Keys to Your Heart", one of Strummer's own tunes. Rhodes gave him 48 hours to decide whether he wanted to join the new band that would "rival the Pistols." Within 24 hours, Strummer agreed. Simonon remarked, "Once we had Joe on board it all started to come together." Strummer introduced the band to his old school friend Pablo LaBritain, who sat in on drums during Strummer's first few rehearsals with the group. LaBritain's stint with the band did not last long, Terry Chimes—whom Jones referred to as "one of the best drummers" in their circle—became the band's regular drummer. In Westway to the World, Jones says, "I don't think Terry was hired or anything, he had just been playing with us." Chimes did not take to Strummer at first: "He was like twenty-two or twenty-three or something that seemed'old' to me then.
And he had these retro clothes and this croaky voice". Simonon came up with the band's name after they had dubbed themselves the Weak Heartd
Lost Days is the second album by Ringside. It was released on January 25, 2011 "Starbrite" – 3:19 "Hey" – 3:10 "This Time" – 4:11 "Money" – 2:54 "Freedom" – 3:57 "Should've Known" – 3:31 "Satellite" – 3:52 "Dayglo" – 3:28 "Stay" – 4:15 "Love in the Asylum" – 4:06 "Feel So Alone" – 4:11 "Lost Days" – 4:18 "Stronger" – 4:03 "Good" - 4:47 "Trouble's Gone" - 1:46 The album includes the following liner notes: RINGSIDE - Lost Days December 2010 In the time since Ringside’s self-titled debut album was released in 2005, a lot has happened to Ringside singer and songwriter Scott Thomas… Several months into the promotion of that album, he broke his back. Around the same time, he agreed to let his friend Enrique Iglesias cover his song “Tired Of Being Sorry”, just beginning to become a radio hit for Ringside. “Tired Of Being Sorry” instead became a big international hit for Enrique, which signaled the beginning of the end of Ringside’s relationship with their former record label Enrique’s label. But Scott produced Enrique’s version of the song, as well as French singer Nadiya’s version with Enrique, “Tired Of Being Sorry” went on to become the #1 longest-running song on the charts in France.
Meanwhile, Scott toured Australia on his own dime opening for Ben Harper with nothing but his trusty old battered Gibson acoustic guitar. He sold his own bootleg CD’s out of a tent for money for food. Scott was befriended by some fans in Russia, who brought Ringside there to play several private parties. Ringside's music grew in popularity in Eastern Europe. Multiple performances there have now grown into continued large concerts at outdoor arenas several times a year. Scott has performed Ringside material while being backed by Russia’s National Cossack Choir, performs each Christmas with the Moscow Philharmonic at historic Tchaikovsky Concert Hall in Moscow, his relationships in the East, his newfound affair with Mother Russia, led to a strong friendship there with a wealthy patron of the arts. This resulted in the purchasing of a Los Angeles recording studio, so that Scott could have a safe haven to create new music. Ringside set up shop at Ocean Studios Burbank, where they recorded their self-financed new Money EP and Lost Days album.
Although Scott played most of the instruments and produced, Lost Days features appearances from an impressive list of musicians and collaborators: Ben Harper is featured on the title track “Lost Days,” a somber rocker with a big chorus, in the accompanying music video. Ozomatli contributed horns to the songs “Freedom” and “Good”. Esthero and Graph Nobel sang backing vocals. In addition to Scott, Kirk Hellie, Ben Harper, Brian Bell from Weezer played guitar. Joey Waronker, Jim Keltner, Josh Freese, Norm Block, Sandy Chila, Jon Pikus played drums. Joaquin Phoenix provided mysterious inspiration. Balthazar Getty co-produced the new EP and album, is a part of the band as much as he can be, though he is pre-occupied with primetime television acting, tabloid exploits and evading the paparazzi; the process of recording over several years left Scott drained. He had strayed into dark corners of the world, lost his muse, uncertain of his path, feared he had lost his voice as well, he persuaded longtime friend and collaborator Jon Pikus to manage him, the constraint he felt from being trapped in an archaic publishing deal was lifted when that deal came to an end.
As if on cue, his muse returned, as did his voice, so earlier this year he wrote and recorded the final 2 songs for the album, “This Time” and “Satellite.” The iconic Lost Days album cover was captured by Scott’s longtime friend photographer Michael Muller. Scott contributed music to the James Franco film Good Time Max, is scoring and writing songs for the upcoming film LOL. Scott has formed a side-project band called Matson Tweed, with Gary Louris of The Jayhawks and Nashville singer/songwriter Madi Diaz, with songs co-written by Nashville songwriter Kristen Hall, but that’s another story for another day. …A lot has happened to Scott Thomas since 2005, will continue to happen to him, because, the hand he has been dealt. He has lived for the music, celebrated, behaved badly, been burned, fallen apart, re-grouped, been a father and husband, a renegade. There has been birth, exploitation, sex, contemplation, redesign, arrest, solitude and redemption; this album is a testament, a musical document of his Lost Days
Enrique Miguel Iglesias Preysler is a Spanish singer, songwriter and record producer. He is regarded as the King of Latin Pop. Iglesias started his career in the mid-1990s on an American Spanish-language record label Fonovisa Records under the stage name Enrique Martinez, before switching to his notable surname Iglesias. By the turn of the millennium, after becoming one of the biggest stars in Latin America and the Hispanic market in the United States, he made a successful crossover into the US mainstream market, he signed a multi-album deal with Universal Music Group for US$68 million with Universal Music Latino to release his Spanish albums and Interscope Records to release English albums. In 2010, he parted with Interscope Records and signed with another Universal Music Group label Republic Records to release bilingual albums. In 2015, Iglesias parted ways with Universal Music Group after being there for over a decade, he signed with Sony Music and his subsequent albums to be released by Sony Music Latin in Spanish and RCA Records in English.
Enrique Iglesias has sold over 170 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling Spanish artists ever. Iglesias has scored over 150 number-one songs across all of the Billboard charts, he has had five Billboard Hot 100 top five singles, including two number-ones, holds the record for producing 27 number-one Spanish-language singles on the Billboard's Hot Latin Tracks. He holds the record for most number-one hits and the longest-running number-one hit on that chart. Iglesias has 14 number-ones on Billboard's Dance charts, more than any other male artist. In December 2016, Billboard magazine named him the 14th most successful and top male dance club artist of all time. Iglesias was born in Madrid, is the third and youngest child of Spanish singer Julio Iglesias and Filipina socialite and magazine journalist Isabel Preysler, he was raised with two older siblings and Julio Jr. One of his mother's aunts is actress Neile Adams, the first wife of American actor Steve McQueen, mother of actor Chad McQueen, grandmother of actor Steven R. McQueen.
His father Julio Iglesias' family is from Galicia and Andalusia – his father claims some Jewish and Puerto Rican ancestry on his mother's side. The parents divorced in 1979. At first and his two siblings stayed with their mother, but in December 1981, Iglesias' grandfather, Dr. Julio Iglesias Puga, was kidnapped by the armed Basque terrorist group ETA. For their safety and his brother Julio were sent to live with their father and his girlfriend at the moment, Venezuelan top model Virginia Sipli, in Miami. There, they were brought up by the nanny, Elvira Olivares, to whom he dedicated his first album, he lived in Belgrade, for one year with his mother. As his father's career kept him on the road, the young Iglesias was raised by the family nanny, he attended the prestigious Gulliver Preparatory School and went on to study business at the University of Miami. Iglesias did not want his father to know about his plans for a musical career and did not want his famous surname to help advance his career.
He borrowed money from his family nanny and he recorded a demo cassette tape which consisted of a Spanish song and two English songs. Approaching his father's former publicist, Fernán Martínez, the two promoted the songs under the stage name'Enrique Martínez' with the backstory of being a singer from Guatemala. Iglesias was signed on to Fonovisa Records. After dropping out of college, he traveled to Toronto to record his first album. On 12 July 1995, Iglesias released Enrique Iglesias, a collection of light rock ballads, including hits such as "Si Tú Te Vas"; this album Vivir, along with Iglesias next two albums, was released by the Mexican label Fonovisa. The record sold half a million copies in its first week, a rare accomplishment for an album recorded in a language other than English, going Gold in Portugal within the first week of release, sold over a million copies in the next three months, his song "Por Amarte" was included in Televisa's telenovela Marisol, but with a twist: instead of Por amarte daría mi vida, the words were Por amarte Marisol, moriría.
The CD yielded Italian and Portuguese editions of the album, with most of the songs translated into those languages. Five singles released from this album, such as "Por Amarte", "No Llores Por Mí", "Trapecista" topped the Billboard's Latin charts; the album went on to win Iglesias the Grammy Award for Best Latin Pop Performance. In 1997, Iglesias' stardom continued to rise with the release of Vivir, which put him up with other English language music superstars in sales for that year; the album included a cover version of the Yazoo song "Only You", translated into Spanish as "Solo en Tí". Three singles released from Vivir topped the Latin singles chart as well as those in several Spanish-speaking countries. Along with his father and Luis Miguel, Iglesias was nominated for an American Music Award in the first-ever awarded category of Favorite Latin Artist, it was said beforehand. Iglesias did perform the song "Lluvia Cae" at the event. Insisting on playing stadiums for his first concert tour, that summer, backed by sidemen for Elton John, Bruce Springsteen and Billy Joel, played to sold-out audiences in sixteen countries.
Beginning in Odessa, Texas the tour went on to three consecutive nights in Mexico's Plaza de Toros, two consecutive nights at Monterrey's Auditorio Coca-Cola and