The Police was a British-American new-wave band that blended reggae, jazz, funk, punk, and world music influences into hook-laden pop-rock. Five best-selling albums, a bevy of hits, and aggressive touring—including stops in countries usually overlooked by Western pop musicians—combined to make the Police the world’s most popular band in the early 1980s. "Ambition is stronger than friendship," Sting told Phil Sutcliffe, the journalist who introduced... Continue Reading →
This film was Mel Brook's first movie, which was ironically sort of a flop when released, forgotten and later rediscovered by accident. It is hard to imagine that someone from Jewish ancestry would make fun of Nazi Germany only 20 years after the end of WWII, but this is the tip of the iceberg in... Continue Reading →
There is no doubt that Freddy was a genius when it comes to composing beautiful tunes in a variety of genera adapted to rock, but he was also a drama queen. The intensity of some of his most famous songs, provides a glimpse into his troubled emotional ups and downs (Love of my life, Bohemian Rhapsody, and his ode to the Radio Ga Ga, just to name a few). I hope you enjoy my top picks. Click on the title to read the full article.