Prince — Art Official Age

by Jason Lightner October 24th, 2014
I used to be a fan of Prince. Prince and the Revolution were one of my favorite bands to listen to as a kid who grew up in the eighties. I had high hopes for his latest album, Art Official Age, after the single "Breakfast Can Wait" debuted with Dave Chapelle gracing the cover art, dressed in a full caricature of the pop icon. This harkens back to a sketch from an early episode of Chapelle's Show in which Prince bests a group of men in half-court basketball and invites them in for pancakes — one hilarious skit, and one worth seeking out.
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U2 in the 21st Century

by Ronald A. Rowe October 20th, 2014 | Featured Artist
NOTE: This is Part 3 of a month-long celebration of U2, covering the band’s music in the 21st century.  You can read about the band’s origins and hey days here and here.  And join us back here next week as we wrap up U2 month at Tunes News.

After two decades of international prominence on the music scene, the members of U2 realized that they were heading in the wrong direction with the disappointing reception of Pop in
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  • Artist Review – Chad Hollister – Meltin’ Snow

    by Gary Hays October 23rd, 2014 | Artist Review
    The waters of the Indie Ocean run deep as the constant wave of those whom have been misguided by well-intended friends and relatives scurry to musical mecca’s such as Nashville, L.A., and the Big Apple, where the majority of hopefuls will be promptly sucked into the belly of a shark and spit back out on the shores of Mamma’s back yard, in search of a new career. A true artist has no desire to race rats, preferring the creativity of their heart’s passion over pats on the back from fellow “wanna-be’s” slugging it out among themselves in some over-crowded
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  • Album Review – Different Shades of Blue

    by Gary Hays October 22nd, 2014 | Album Review
    At the age of 37, Joe Bonamassa is in the best musical shape of his life with the release of his very first collection of entirely self-penned songs, Different Shades of Blue. Influenced by such early British blues and rock masters as the Jeff Beck Group and Eric Clapton, he fuses his modern style of raunchy yet intricate guitar licks with his well learned teachings from the ancients, and the results are nothing short of sheer delight. According to the albums producer, Kevin Shirley, the album is not a mere collection of songs, but rather an entire
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