Bands that Arin & Dan Like
  • !!!
  • Alestorm
  • A Perfect Circle
  • A Tribe Called Quest
  • Aerosmith
  • Air
  • Alice in Chains
  • America
  • Audioslave
  • Bastille
  • Billy Idol
  • Blink-182
  • Blue Oyster Cult
  • Bob Marley
  • Bush
  • Caravan
  • The Cars
  • Chromeo
  • Chris Cornell
  • Chris Dane Owens
  • Coheed and Cambria
  • Coldplay
  • Coyote Kisses
  • Crowded House
  • Daft Punk
  • David Bowie
  • Dead or Alive
  • Deep Purple
  • Def Leppard
  • Deftones
  • Dolly Parton
  • Duran Duran
  • Dream Theater
  • Emerson, Lake, and Palmer
  • Elisa Fiorillo
  • Elbow
  • Eleven
  • Erasure
  • Fall Out Boy
  • Failure
  • Fart Barf
  • Fishbone
  • Flight of the Concords
  • FM-84
  • Gackt
  • Genesis
  • Gentle Giant
  • Ghost
  • Girls Generation
  • Gloria Estefan
  • God Lives Underwater
  • GWAR
  • Haken
  • Jamiroquai
  • Joe Satriani
  • Jurassic 5
  • Katy Perry
  • Ke$ha
  • Klayplex
  • King Crimson
  • Kings X
  • L'Arc-en-Ciel
  • Lady GaGa (Dan very much respects her talent but he’s not totally into her music)
  • Led Zepplin
  • Magic Sword
  • Mastodon
  • Meatloaf
  • Megadeath
  • Milli Vanilli
  • Mister Mister
  • Modest Mouse
  • New Order
  • Nightrunner
  • Nirvana
  • Oingoboingo
  • Onyx
  • Paramore
  • Pearl Jam
  • Pentatonix
  • Peter Gabriel
  • Picnicface
  • Pink Floyd
  • Porcupine Tree
  • Puscifer
  • Queens of the Stone Age
  • Queensryche
  • Ratatat
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • Republica
  • Royal Blood
  • Rush
  • S-Club 7
  • She
  • Silverchair
  • Simon and Garfunkel
  • Sneaker Pimps
  • Soundgarden
  • Steel Panther
  • Steve Stevens
  • Steve Vai
  • Stone Temple Pilots
  • Swans
  • TWRP
  • Tears for Fears
  • Tegan and Sara
  • The Allman Brothers
  • The Beegees
  • The Birthday Massacare
  • The Black Eyed Peas before Fergie joined
  • The Black Keys
  • The Bravery
  • The Brothers Johnson
  • The Cure
  • The Darkness
  • The Doors
  • The Fix
  • The Gorillaz
  • The Mars Volta
  • The Offspring
  • The Outfield
  • The Presidents of the United States of America
  • The Spin Doctors
  • The Sword
  • The Tragically Hip
  • The Verve Pipe
  • Tetsuya Maruyama
  • Tool
  • Toto
  • Utada Hikaru
  • U2
  • Van Halen
  • Wishbone Ash
  • Yes
  • Yngwie Malmsteen
  • Zero Seven
  • .38 Special

So From What I'm Hearing...

Is that Day 1 of Aqours’s First Live, Aida, the girl who plays Riko in the series, was a bit nervous because she had to play the piano by herself as everyone danced to the music track and her piano. Now, I would be nervous too if I had to play the piano in front of everyone. But the best part is, she made it through…until day 2.

Day 2, she ended up having a panic attack at the beginning of the song and couldn’t play the piano at all. They stopped the music track and two of the members rushed to her side to calm her down. While this was going on, the audience changed the color of their light blades to light pink and started chanting Aida’s name. She slowly regained herslef and started the whole song over.

This moment should still be in the Blueray because this moment wil be monumental in the Love Live Franchise! It shows the fans respect to the band member and brings light to the problem of panic attacks. Please, Lantis, keep this as a part of the concert Bluray!

Sitting here in almost catatonic shock over Chester Bennington being dead, and knowing that he died from suicide, and that it happened on Chris Cornell’s birthday on top of everything else. I was a huge fan of Linkin Park as a baby bat/mallgoth teenager and even though their music didn’t stick with me as an adult, I still had respect for them as a band and especially for Chester. He went through so many horrible things growing up, from being repeatedly molested by a family member to being homeless, addicted to drugs, etc. and managed to overcome all of that pain and make something of himself. Every time kids made fun of “Crawling” for being a “whiny emo song” I reminded them that that song was about how he still felt alien in his own skin because his body had been violated so many times growing up. It was never a funny song and it is especially NOT funny now.

I feel guilty over making my last post because I was so wrapped up in my personal experiences with men taking advantage of me that I didn’t stop to think that men suffer from sexual abuse, too. Especially in the music industry, there are a lot of men who are rape and sexual assault survivors that are still dealing with the trauma of what happened to them through drug addiction and destructive behavior to this day. Many of them, sadly, couldn’t handle the pain anymore. Chester Bennington was one of those people. So was Scott Weiland, who Chester had replaced in Stone Temple Pilots (who I thankfully saw two years ago with Chester on vocals) - both victims of sexual abuse. The list goes on and on of men in hard rock/metal bands who had their bodies, their minds, and their hearts violated by disgusting predatory people, and the more I think about it the more sick it makes me feel.

Just please keep Chester’s family in your thoughts and prayers. I’m probably going to break out Hybrid Theory and Meteora for old times’ sake tonight and maybe invite my friend Nicole over to do the same. Nicole was so obsessed with Linkin Park and had a huge crush on Chester when we were teens, so this must be especially hard on her right now. Also, please don’t follow Chester’s example, Chris’ example, Scott Weiland’s example, or any other musician’s example in this sense - get help. Seek help from professionals and take care of yourself.
Hear Harry Styles' Sweeping Debut Solo Song 'Sign of the Times'
Harry Styles has debuted his debut solo single, a Seventies-inspired power ballad called "Sign of the Times."

One Direction’s Harry Styles has launched his highly-anticipated solo career with the power ballad “Sign of the Times.” The sweeping, reflective song is the first single off his as-yet-untitled debut solo LP.

Unlike the rest of his bandmates who have tested out different genres and styles for their solo careers, Styles’ new song aligns much more with the Seventies-inspired pop-rock of One Direction’s more recent albums like Made in the A.M. Above Brian May-esque guitar parts, the singer channels his inner glam rocker for a song reminiscent of Mott the Hoople’s “All the Young Dudes.”

“Sign of the Times” was produced by Jeff Bhasker and co-written by Styles. He is the fourth of the current and former members of One Direction to release a solo single; Zayn Malik launched his R&B-driven solo career within the year following his official exit from the band. Niall Horan and Louis Tomlinson went folk and EDM respectively. The boy band has been on hiatus since 2015, and Styles will make his solo television debut on Saturday Night Live on April 15th.  

Like I can’t imagine any world where Louis would even delve into the details of the hiatus with the SUN AND DAN WOOTTEN as if they have any respect for the band at all and are a respectable publication. Like no. Sorry. He wouldn’t put Harry in a position to be blamed. He isn’t stupid, he would know how that would come across. This is all Simon Jones and Dan being actual demons. I’m fired up.

aaaanyway i was really broken hearted when the hiatus was announced but in hindsight i think it was the best thing for the boys as individuals as well as for the band and for the relationship between the boys themselves. they all needed a breather and time to take to do things for themselves, and it’s been such a joy to see them branch out and try different things and really grow into themselves over the course of the past ~2 years. like the future is so so bright for each of them and i think the music industry was ready for them as individuals and they’ve all been massively successful with such different sounds and styles and i’ve loved seeing them shine bright on their own while always always supporting each other and respecting the band like it’s one direction’s world we’re just living in it

EXO Reaction: You’re scared of the other members

Request:  Reaction for exo when their gf is afraid of the other members please?(just found yoyr blog, im loving it ^~^)

A/N: Thank you so much @xxwolfpackxx I hope you enjoy this! xx


Originally posted by idk-kpop

I think Xiumin would be respectful, of course his band members could be intimidating at first. He wouldn’t force you to hang out with them or anything or make you feel bad, he’d simply take you out for one on one time where you didn’t have to feel anxious surrounded by the other rambunctious members. 


Originally posted by pct27

As soon as he found out you were scared of the other members, he’d be a little annoyed at them for making you feel that way. Nonetheless he would understand, sometimes making jokes about it to a) make the situation and them seem a little less scary and b) to make you feel better about it and reassure you it was ok.


Originally posted by naekumvjv

Kris would find it adorable that even though he was seen as the ‘cold’ and maybe even scary one, you were afraid of the other members. However, he wouldn’t try and make your fear seem invalid, he would just go with it, finding it funny and cute at the same time.


Originally posted by asstheticsuho

Being the leader, Suho would try and resolve your fear as it could become a bit of a problem. He would calmly introduce you to the other members on a one to one basis, starting off with the calmer members such as Lay and then working up to the likes of Kyungsoo and Chen. Every step of the way he would be there, holding your hand and reassuring you it was ok to back out if you felt it was overwhelming.

Originally posted by dailyexodose

I think Lay would take this quite seriously, wanting you to face your fear like Suho so he could be with his members and you without you feeling frightened or uncomfortable. However, he would understand your fear and wouldn’t want you to feel bad so he’d show you videos of the boys being goofballs, having you become familiar with their personalities where you felt comfortable rather than in real life.


Originally posted by wugalaxy

Baekhyun would think you were joking at first, wondering how you could be scared of the likes of Chanyeol and Suho. It wasn’t until he saw how serious you were that he would take you in his arms, stroking your hair and telling you it was ok, you didn’t need to feel bad and that like anything, you would work through this and find a solution together.


Originally posted by k-pop-is-my-narcotic

‘Awww my poor little baobei’ he would tease as he squished your cheeks. When he saw you weren’t joking he wouldn’t quite know how to react. He just cuddled you close, reassuring you that they were nothing to be scared of but that if you wanted, they didn’t have to spend as much time with the members.


Originally posted by kimjongbae5326

‘Me too!’ He’d exclaim. ‘Have you seen Kyungsoo? The dude is scary! But don’t worry Jagi, if him or anyone else comes near you… POW! POW!’ He’d joke, punching the air, making you giggle and immediately lightning the mood as he did so well.


Originally posted by yoonem

He’d actually be kind of happy about it, it meant you would want to spend more one on one time with him rather than in a group setting, and besides, he’d find it a little bit adorable. ‘Don’t worry Jagi, they’re not as scary so much as they are annoying but if you just want to spend time with me then that’s good too.’


Originally posted by weareone-sehunbaek

To try and help you overcome your fear of spending time with the boys, he’d send you videos while he was away of him and the boys goofing around, being cute and generally sweet so show you that maybe they weren’t as intimidating as you first thought. No matter what, Tao just wanted you to feel at ease.


Originally posted by prisonvault

‘Oh Y/N what am I going to do with you huh?’ he’d say, wrapping his arms around you strongly as you told him about his fear. Kissing your forehead he’d whisper into your hair ‘well, they’re nothing to be afraid of, they all adore you and so I’m sure if they knew you felt like this they’d try and make you feel right at home.’


Originally posted by wugalaxy

Sehun would be so reassuring. ‘Jagi, it’s our relationship, it doesn’t even need to involve anyone else let alone the other members. If you don’t want to spend time around them yet, or ever, then that’s ok. All that matters is that you’re happy’

If you’re going to Harry’s concert tonight remember

Stay hydrated, you’ll be exerting mass amounts of energy it’s important to stay hydrated

Do not push and shove people it’s not kind, if you can’t see try and ask someone if you could slip in front of them

Please be kind and respect each other, harry, his band and the opening act.

When it ends please if you drink call a cab or uber if you know you’ll be tempted to drive hand your keys to someone you can trust

If you’re driving home please watch out there may be fans walking.

Please stay safe babes!

All the love. x


1987. Deathcrush 

is a EP album and first released by the band Mayhem. It was released on 16 August , and was the first studio release by any band of the Norwegian black metal scene.

“Deathcrush” is one of those items which hold a godly status among the underground Metal adepts. Most times this blindly worshipping feedback appears to be determined by totally non-musical factors, yet Mayhem’s first “proper” release stands high on the top of its unquestionable historical significance. In the Venom cover “Witching Hour”, Mayhem show their respect and admiration for a band that would have been one of the major influences in this extreme genre.  

      Maniac    Euronymous    Necrobutcher     Manheim 

To all of you who think Liam’s adlibs are “annoying” and “extra”:

Have you ever actually listened to him and what he does? About 65% of the singing he does on stage every night is harmonizing. As someone who’s sung alto for more than 10 years I can confirm that’s usually a lot more difficult than singing melody as not only do you need to make your own voice sound as good as possible, you always have to be aware of what other people are doing and blend in with them. Because what you’re doing is just for the benefit of helping someone else you have to do the same thing every time so you don’t mess it up for them. You can’t really have fun with harmony which make them quite boring. His only space to shine is the one he makes for himself.

Then you can add the fact that Liam could be considered the best singer in the band. This is a controversial opinion but objectively he seems to have the most overall musical ability (harmonizing, minimal vocal strain, relaxed larynx, breath control, support, register transitions, improvisation, great use of falsetto, beat boxing, decent dancing). Can any of the other boys do the things he does?

I LOVE Louis with all my heart and he is good at emoting and projecting, but from a technical stand point his voice is quite lacking. Even after five years he STILL has problems staying on pitch. Both Niall and Zayn had that too in the beginning, but it seems mostly fixed now. Niall does his share of harmonizing as well and Zayn has his glorious adlibs but neither of them do both. Harry on the other hand has little pitch problems and does a bit of everything, but I’m seriously worried about his vocal health. He keeps pushing and straining while singing to the point that he might lose his voice when he’s older. I’m not joking.

Liam? Has he ever been notably off-key? Is he ever anything less than good, if not great? The only criticism you can have about his voice is that he rarely sings in his ideal range and sometimes strains. Well, consider the fact that everyone else in the band is a tenor and therefore noticeably have a higher voices than he does (Liam’s a high (lyrical) baritone, Harry’s a low (dramatic) tenor. FIGHT ME). Whenever they all sing together, you can tell that he’s trying very hard to match the sound of the others to the point of not having much of a vocal identity of his own. Remember his X-factor audition? That’s how he should sing, with smooth depth and proper power. Not like this weak pseudo-tenor bull crap he’s got going on. 

TL;DR My point is that Liam is an immensely talented guy who’s taken the short straw in the band musically. To keep evolving vocally, make his parts his own (the ones that belonged to Zayn most of all) and, I guess, not die of boredom doing the same thing every night it seems like he mixes up things once in a while because he can. He’s just having a bit of fun. If you don’t like him and the things he does, sure, but AT LEAST GIVE HIM THE CREDIT HE FUCKING DESERVES.

anonymous asked:

(*) so this is a long rants, maybe dont publish it? Up to you, friend. I just need to talk to someone and I always like reading your response to anything so if you wouldn't mind.. I didn't hear the podcast, only from the transcript. And my readings probably not accurate. But, I have kinda similar experience with my job. Where sometime I couldn't help but wonder what the fuck am I doing here?? I get so frustrated, and Im not one to fume inside so I become very vocal with my bosses decision (**)

(**) concerning my job because they didn’t listen/read my report. And I’ll be embarrassed about my outburst but I couldnt stop and it brought me to tears sometime. And my peers cant understand the problem because they didn’t have to compromised professional integrity doing their job, they all have great relationship with our bosses. 1D come from TXF, a reality show in nature, so its gonna be full of fabricated dramatisation. As we know they were encouraged to act as certain character,

(***) although it could be derived from their true personality traits? Idk. Image is everything, even now 6 years later. I think Savan try to share his take on what happened, from a point of view of someone who already form an opinion and deemed they are not credible and consist of some talentless individual. At the end of the day, he come to do his job while the boys pursuing their dream. Louis got the opportunity to be in a vocal band, but got the least singing part. My point is, the boys

(****) My point is, the boys’ experience might be different from each other. They could empathise and I’m sure of it. They showed us they love and support and protect each other. Again, personality play a big roles on how yau handle hurts, disappointment and anger. So while all of the boys experience the exact same situation, it won’t affect them similarly. I feel like louis’s frustration translate into being ‘loud’ or probably argumentative. Savan’s fond memory of working with harry could also

Dear anon,

I might not have gotten last parts of this ask? If you have them, please send them.

First, thank you for understanding the complexity of the Golan/ Kotecha interview, for reading between the lines, and for articulating that in an empathetic way.

Now that we have all had time to digest it, I think it gives a lot of insight into the group dynamic.

Undoubtedly the powers-that-be have always seen One Direction as a manufactured product. Industry has never respected the band because of this background, despite the fact– the FACT not only voiced by fans but now, explicitly, by these two songwriters– that One Direction is not a typical boyband, that the talent is extraordinary, that their ambitions and their ability to learn the music business (from the creative to the business) was outsized.

And if Industry bothered to listen to pop podcasts, it would know that One Direction songs are actually, within the frame of their pop genre, quite good, considered by critics to be surprisingly good for a “manufactured product.”

I think Kotecha expressed his regret that 1. he underestimated them, 2. he let the psychological “mind fuck” –the antagonism he had with Louis– get in the way of helping them develop as artists, 3. he missed out on the biggest portion of their success, 4. he burned some bridges with them.

Kotecha is an incredible songwriter. I’m really glad he found his success with other big-name artists. He wrote my favorite AG song on Dangerous Woman, “Into You.”

The interview also revealed a lot about the band members’ state of mind through the first three albums. Kotecha states that none of the boys liked the music on Up All Night : it’s not music they are proud of, he says. If they disliked UAN, they would have recognized in the making of Take Me Home that Syco expected them to stay in this traditional boyband mode for all five albums– and perhaps they were already sensing the impetus to find a breakout solo act (Harry) so that the band wouldn’t finish their contract. They sensed it because that was the natural boyband trajectory, and had been for the last 30 years.

We talk about The Beatles being the first boyband, but of course, The Beatles were not put together on a reality talent show. No one expected the talent show band to last. No one expected them to have any creative or business talents. No one expected them to form any deep bonds with each other. No one expected them to do anything except bleat out tunes, look pretty, sell merch. No one expected these things because there was just no precedent. And now Kotecha’s interview basically confirmed all of this.

And imagine being in the boys’ shoes. Obviously they were going to sing whatever they were given in UAN: they were unknowns. They relied on industry experience to get to world-wide success. They would do whatever they were asked to do.

It was only after TMH, when their success became ever more apparent, that they had the courage to demand more. Even then, they were risking a lot to raise their voices. They could easily have been shouted down. And you’re right, anon, I think at some point, Kotecha felt like he was being attacked for doing exactly what he was hired to do. He felt an ownership for the creation of the 1D sound, and there was bloody mutiny from the bleating pretty faces– and not even from the talented one, or the singer.

And if Louis hadn’t been in the band, who knows who would have stepped into his place? Louis took a big risk (never play poker with him– his bluffs are deadly)– he could have been the one asked to leave. He was the loudest voice, but Kotecha sort of made it clear that it wasn’t only Louis who felt this way. Louis was simply the one willing to stick his neck out, to take the brunt of bad feelings. He risked his own career to make sure One Direction was in it for the long haul.

I wrote about “Strong” as a romantic song, but it could also be a song about camaraderie. “Waves try to break it”: it’s as poignant as any other reading.

Not only that, but Harry’s refusing to leave the band to be The Breakout Star also strengthened the band’s argument against management. They needed to be a united front, to argue for their creative independence. Perhaps Zayn’s willingness to give up on this united front is why bitter feelings ran so deeply during OTRA promo.

To Kotecha’s point about Harry’s songwriting chops, I think he is sincere. I think the songwriting community in pop music is a small one, and they don’t blow hot air around just for promo– the public doesn’t care if pop stars write their own songs, tbh. Indeed, it’s not the first time, second time, or even the tenth time we’ve heard from other songwriters that Harry is a pretty fucking good songwriter. I also think he and Harry are no longer in contact, at least not in any meaningful way, by the way Kotecha says “Harry probably would” [contact him]– at least, as of February 2016.

It’s weird, for me, to have this detailed, intimate snapshot of the band members circa 2011-2012. It adds to the complexity of the 1D boys as human beings, and I must say I love them more for this, for recognizing their mutual talents, for refusing to be ground down by the inevitable boyband gristmill, for having the vision to see their unknown futures and for wanting to be taken seriously as artists– risking their fame and celebrity in the process. They are a very special band.
Anita Pallenberg – anything but a passenger on the Stones’ journey
The late actor’s impact on the Rolling Stones was dramatic, influencing the way they looked, the circles they moved in and even their internal power structure
By Alexis Petridis

Well-educated and well-connected, her impact on the band was immediate and dramatic, influencing the way they looked, the circles they moved in, even their internal power structure. If Brian Jones was already being sidelined within the band he started long before Pallenberg left him for Richards, her defection seemed to seal the deal: afterwards, he was never more than a marginal presence in the band.

You can see the effect of her fashion background on their appearance by comparing the cover of 1965’s Out of Our Heads with the photos Gered Mankowitz took in late 1966 for the cover of Between the Buttons. In the former, they’re dressed in standard tough R&B band uniform – jeans, suede jackets, striped shirts – but in the latter they’re louche and dandified, a riot of extravagant tailoring, purple and orange trousers and mirrored shades. A month later, publicising the album at a photocall in Green Park, Jones and Richards in particular literally seem to be dressing like Pallenberg: floppy hats, fur coats, jewellery. “I started to become a fashion icon,” Richards later noted, “for wearing my old lady’s clothes.

Richards, meanwhile, also credited Pallenberg with providing the Stones’ entry into London’s hip mid-60s demimonde. Already a friend of everyone from Federico Fellini to Andy Warhol before she met the band, it was she who introduced them to Robert Fraser – later to be imprisoned alongside Jagger and Richards after the infamous 1967 Redlands bust – and his circle. That included photographer Michael Cooper, gangster “Spanish” Tony Sanchez and switched-on aristocrat Tara Browne, who in John Lennon’s words “blew his mind out in a car” and for whom Richards and Pallenberg’s third child – who died in infancy – was named. Furthermore, her opinions about music were respected: one story has the band remixing their 1968 album Beggars Banquet after Pallenberg criticised it.