jeudi 13 août 2015

Queensrÿche - Silent Lucidity

Interprète: Queensrÿche
Titre: Silent Lucidity
Année: 1991
Palmarès: #8

Queensrÿche (prononcé /ˈkwiːnzraɪk/) est un groupe de heavy metal progressif américain, originaire de Bellevue, Washington. Formé en 1982, le groupe est considéré comme l'un des pionniers du metal progressif : un mélange de heavy metal traditionnel et de rock progressif.
Queensrÿche fut le plus grand groupe à succès de la scène rock progressif, avec plus de 20 millions d'exemplaires vendus à travers le monde, soit 6 millions d'albums aux États-Unis. Le groupe est très bien accueilli pour son album Operation: Mindcrime (1989), souvent considéré comme l'un des meilleurs albums concept de tous les temps. Leur album suivant, Empire, commercialisé en 1990, se révèle également être un succès, et inclut le single Silent Lucidity. Le groupe est nommé trois fois aux Grammy Awards pour les chansons de ces deux albums ; Rockenfield est également nommé pour un Grammy hors de ses prestations avec Queensrÿche.
En 1997, le guitariste et principal auteur-compositeur, DeGarmo, quitte le groupe pour des raisons personnelles. Au fil des années, il est remplacé par Kelly Gray, Mike Stone, et Parker Lundgren, respectivement. À la suite d'une altercation médiatisée à São Paulo, au Brésil, en avril 2012, Tate est renvoyé du groupe et remplacé par le chanteur du groupe Crimson Glory, Todd La Torre. De ce fait, Tate et son épouse Susan (ancien manager du groupe entre 2005 et 2012) engagent une poursuite judiciaire à Washington. Un accord est trouvé, et les deux camps sont autorisés à utiliser le nom de Queensrÿche ; Tate fonde alors son propre line-up avec l'ancien guitariste Gray, et les membres d'autres groupes comme Blue Öyster Cult, Ozzy Osbourne, Whitesnake, Dio, AC/DC et Quiet Riot. Cette version de Queensrÿche avec Geoff Tate fait paraître un album, Frequency Unknown (en) le 23 avril 2013, tandis que la version de Queensrÿche avec Todd La Torre fait paraître leur album éponyme les 24 et 25 juin (dates européenne et américaine, respectivement). Les deux camps partent en tournée la même année, en 2013.

Queensrÿche /ˈkwnzrk/ is an American progressive heavy metal band formed in 1982 in Bellevue, Washington out of the local band The Mob. The band has released 14 studio albums, one EP and several DVDs, and continues to tour and record. The original lineup consisted of vocalist Geoff Tate, guitarists Chris DeGarmo and Michael Wilton, bassist Eddie Jackson and drummer Scott Rockenfield.
Queensrÿche has been successful in the progressive scene, having sold over 20 million albums worldwide, including over 6 million albums in the United States. The band received worldwide acclaim after the release of their 1988 album Operation: Mindcrime, which is often considered one of the greatest concept albums of all time. Their follow-up release, Empire, released in 1990, was also very successful and included the hit single "Silent Lucidity". The band has received three Grammy Award nominations for songs off both albums. In the late 90s, drummer Rockenfield also received a Grammy nomination outside of Queensrÿche.
In 1997, guitarist and primary songwriter DeGarmo left the band for personal reasons. Over the years, his replacements have been Kelly Gray, Mike Stone, and Parker Lundgren, respectively. Following a highly publicized backstage altercation before a show in São Paulo, Brazil in April 2012, Tate was fired from the band and replaced with then-Crimson Glory singer Todd La Torre. In response to his dismissal, Tate and his wife Susan (who served as the band's manager from 2005–2012) filed a lawsuit in a Washington court, claiming that he was wrongfully terminated. The ruling in the preliminary injunction was that both parties were allowed to use the name Queensrÿche until a court ruling or a settlement decides who gets to use the name. A settlement was reached on April 17, 2014, in which founding members Wilton, Rockenfield and Jackson were awarded the rights to the band trademark, continuing to play with the lineup that additionally includes singer La Torre and guitarist Lundgren.
During the time both parties could use the name Queensrÿche, Tate created his own lineup featuring former guitarist Gray and musicians from bands including Blue Öyster Cult, Ozzy Osbourne, Whitesnake, Dio, AC/DC and Quiet Riot. This version of Queensrÿche with Geoff Tate released the album Frequency Unknown on 23 April 2013, while Queensrÿche (with La Torre replacing Tate) released their eponymous album on 24 and 25 June 2013 (European and American release date, respectively). Both bands toured in 2013 and 2014.

mercredi 12 août 2015

Lindsay Pagano - Everything U R

Interprète: Lindsay Pagano
Titre: Everything U R
Année: 2001

Lindsay Megan Pagano (born June 22, 1986 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American singer who until 2003 was signed to Warner Brothers Records. She toured with Dream Street and Aaron Carter for several months. She also performed for the governor of California along with The Eagles and The Backstreet Boys.
She is mostly known for her 2001 song "Everything U R", which was originally on an AOL commercial before being the theme song for the WB show Maybe It's Me. She was signed to represent Reebok. Pagano stated in a 2004 interview with Vainquer Teens Magazine that she was in the process of recording a new album, but did not release any new material until 2008.
She appeared as herself in the What's New, Scooby Doo? episode "Riva Ras Regas", originally aired on Cartoon Network on May 9, 2003. She performed three songs. In 2002, she became known as the AOL Girl due to her song being picked for their national commercials.
Pagano signed up as the first artist on The Matrix's label Let's Hear It Records, but the label closed before Pagano released any of her material.
Pagano is of Italian and Jewish descent. She resides in Philadelphia. In August 2007, Pagano was set to audition for American Idol. She won Fox television's Good Day Philadelphia "Philly Idol" competition, beating out hundreds of contestants for the top spot. She never made it past the first round.
In 2009, Pagano began to release new songs via YouTube. In 2014, she announced on Twitter that she auditioned for the sixth season of The Voice. Lindsay Pagano is now a member of The Heartbeats and she works at a doctor's office.

mardi 11 août 2015

Billy Ocean - Caribbean Queen (No More Love On The Run)

Interprète: Billy Ocean
Titre: Caribbean Queen ( No More Love On The Run)
Année: 1984
Palmarès: #11

Billy Ocean, de son vrai nom Leslie Sebastian Charles, est un chanteur de R&B anglais né à Trinité-et-Tobago le 21 janvier 1950.
Parmi ses titres les plus connus, on peut citer Caribbean Queen en 1984 ou When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Going en 1986, qui fait partie de la bande originale du film Le Diamant du Nil. Il participe également à la musique du film License to Drive, sorti en 1988, avec le titre Get Outta My Dreams, Get into My Car.
Son tube Stay The Night a été utilisé comme échantillon pour le titre Easy Love de LADY1, qui a connu le succès à l'été 2000.

Billy Ocean (born Leslie Sebastian Charles; 21 January 1950) is an English recording artist who had a string of R&B international pop hits in the 1970s and 1980s. He was the most popular British R&B singer-songwriter of the early to mid-1980s. After scoring his first four UK Top 20 successes, seven years passed before he accumulated a series of transatlantic successes, including three U.S. number ones.[1] In 1985, Ocean won the Grammy Award for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance for his worldwide hit, "Caribbean Queen", and in 1987 was nominated for the Brit Award for Best British Male Artist.
In 2002, the University of Westminster, London, awarded Ocean an honorary doctorate of music. In 2010, Ocean was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the MOBO Awards. On 29 July 2011, Ocean became a Companion of the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, presented to him by Sir Paul McCartney. He is a member of the Rastafari movement.

mercredi 5 août 2015

NAS - I Can

Interprète: NAS
Titre: I Can
Année: 2003

Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones (/nɑːˈsɪər/; born September 14, 1973), better known as Nas /ˈnɑːz/, is an American rapper, songwriter, record producer, and actor. The son of jazz musician Olu Dara, Nas has released eight consecutive platinum and multi-platinum albums and sold over 25 million records worldwide since 1994. He is also an entrepreneur through his own record label; he serves as associate publisher of Mass Appeal magazine and is the owner of a Fila sneaker store. He is currently signed to Def Jam Recordings and Mass Appeal Records.

His musical career began in 1991 when he was featured on Main Source's track "Live at the Barbeque". His debut album Illmatic, released in 1994, received universal acclaim from both critics and the hip hop community; it is frequently ranked as one of the greatest hip hop albums of all time. He did Illmatic‍ '​s "N.Y. State of Mind" in one take.
Nas' follow-up album, It Was Written, debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, stayed on top for four consecutive weeks, went Platinum twice in only two months, and made Nas internationally known. From 2001 to 2005, Nas was involved in a highly publicized feud with rapper Jay-Z. In 2006, Nas signed to Def Jam. In 2010, he released a collaboration album with reggae artist Damian Marley, donating all royalties to charities active in Africa. His eleventh studio album, Life Is Good, was released in 2012, and was nominated for Best Rap Album at the 55th Annual Grammy Awards.
Nas is often named as one of the greatest hip hop artists. MTV ranked him at number 5 on their list of The Greatest MCs of All Time. In 2012, The Source ranked him No. 2 on their list of the "Top 50 Lyricists of All Time". In 2013, Nas was ranked fourth on MTV's "Hottest MCs in the Game" list. In 2014, ranked him No. 1 on their list of the "50 Greatest MCs of All Time". He has five number-one albums on the Billboard 200, tying him with Eminem and Kanye West for second place among all-time rappers.

lundi 3 août 2015

M+M - Song In My Head

Interprète: M+M
Titre: Song In My Head
Année: 1986
Palmarès: #31

Martha and the Muffins are a Canadian new wave band, active from 1977 to the present. Although they only had one major international hit single (1980's "Echo Beach") under their original band name, they had a number of hits in their native Canada, and the core members of the band also charted in Canada and internationally as M + M.