Archive for the ‘“THE VOICE OF AMERICA”’ Category

Despite another episode of Kanyebombing, the Grammy Awards this week made for good television viewing- even if it only would be remembered for a day. Much of the music was very good- the performances of the extraordinary Annie Lennox, John Legend, Mary J Blige and Sam Smith. and the always underrated Jeff Lynne and his [...]

The Auditions are always the calm before the storm or the appetizer before the main course, and the new Season of American Idol got under way last week at a time when some- many outside of America- are starting to wonder if the Fat Lady has sung for television singing contests. Of course, while we [...]

(Source: 123 RF) I was having dinner earlier this week with a singer friend- a girl with an amazing voice who had gone to LA to try and audition for The Voice- the contract was a ball-buster and which ended that idea- and recently recorded a few standards with some of the biggest names in [...]

What David Grohl says above has gone viral- and for good reason: It’s the truth and the very essence of what music is and should be but has lost its way through hype, fake, scripted soundbites and a generation brain frozen to worship false idols. (Source: American Idol Net) As Grohl mentioned when talking about [...]

By Hans Ebert The news that each member of Metallica will be bringing out a range of shoes under the Vans brand stopped me in my tracks: Not cos I’m a Metallica fan but just because it made me realize how music is being pushed into the background and how various tails are wagging the [...]

It was a broken sleep so I switched on the television and thought I was watching a Nat Geo channel. But Nat Geo, all its different channels and those heading these channels could never match the interest and creativity of iQ Viva Viva which features Jennifer Lopez and Mark Anthony plus choreographer Jamie King when, [...]

Firstly, I shouldn’t, but I find the news of Wyclef Jean being shot in the hand in Haiti to be pretty funny. Let’s not forget that he assembled the troops in Hollywood to re-work “We Are The World” to “help” the earthquake victims in his home country and, a few months later, ran for the [...]