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Hollywood Stars Who Starred in Bands
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Hollywood Stars Who Starred in Bands

Alongside music, Hollywood is another outlet that helps people with their personal wellbeing. A great album uplifts the spirits and can make you feel better in yourself, and a good film can do the same. Often, a movie with a great soundtrack hits two birds with one stone and stands out from the crowd. Thanks to great music, films such as The Crow and even chick-flick Dirty Dancing were elevated to popularity beyond their cinematic qualities. Sometimes, musicians cross over into films, too. Black Sabbath frontman Ozzy Osbourne appeared in the 2000 release Little Nicky, as well as Austin Powers: Goldmember. Gwen Stefani (Aviator), Cher (Moonstruck) and David Bowie (Labyrinth) have all swapped the recording studio for the film studio, with moderate success. That gives their fans somethi...
(The Don’s Hit List with The Don & The Grizz Ep. 255):  DANNY ZELISKO
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(The Don’s Hit List with The Don & The Grizz Ep. 255): DANNY ZELISKO

Contributor's Note:  Legendary concert promoter Danny Zelisko joined The Don's Hit List with The Don & The Grizz for the 255th episode via FAB Radio International.  In this episode, Danny Zelisko discusses his book "All Exce$$ Occupation: Concert Promoter", which has a foreword written by legendary baseball player Kirk Gibson and received rave reviews from Rob Halford, Roger Waters and Larry LeBlanc of Celebrity Access.  Here is what they talked about: 0:00 - We start with the musical intro from “Please Please Me” By The Beatles  We begin to his book:  All Access: Occupation:  Concert Promoter  We talk about how The Beatles “Please Please Me” was the song that sparked his love for music How The Beatles appearance on Ed Sullivan was the moment he knew what he wanted to d...
(Mental Health Moments): 7 Amazing Songs That Talk About Mental Health
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(Mental Health Moments): 7 Amazing Songs That Talk About Mental Health

There’s no denying that the taboos of mental health are starting to slip away, and more people than ever before are getting involved in the global conversation that are helping people on their roads to recovery and ensuring they are getting the support they need. However, while we’ve still got a long way to go, there’s no denying that even industries like the music industry are doing their part. With this in mind, today, we’re going to be exploring the top seven songs that talk about mental health and are helping to break the taboos. 1. Shine on You Crazy Diamond – Pink Floyd This hit Pink Floyd song is one of the sadness. Written and produced for the bandmate Syd Barrett, who was once full of life and love but suffered an LSD-induced breakdown which led to him ‘dying before his t...
(Album Review):  “Beautiful Machine” by MATT BOROFF
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(Album Review): “Beautiful Machine” by MATT BOROFF

Some of you reading this may or may not have heard of today’s offering. But chances are that by the end of the album, you’ll be asking yourselves why not. Two things that are hallmarks of great releases are those which push the proverbial envelope and those which intentionally or unintentionally display a level of purity like Beautiful Machine – the new album from Matt Boroff. And listeners will hear both of those herein. Right away, Matt shows is lack of fear in bringing his voice to the forefront of the music. No hiding behind reverb for this guy. Not even Numan-esque effects. Bands like Black Angel or The Awakening might come to mind in this regard as well as in some of the approach of the tracks. Matt is all across the board and yet under the same dome with this new one – his fourth ...
AXS TV Acquires “Rolling Stone Magazine:  Stories From The Edge”, Directed by ALEX GIBNEY, Premieres on Wednesday, January 6th at 9 PM EST
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AXS TV Acquires “Rolling Stone Magazine: Stories From The Edge”, Directed by ALEX GIBNEY, Premieres on Wednesday, January 6th at 9 PM EST

AXS TV has acquired the six-part limited documentary series Rolling Stone Magazine: Stories From The Edge—premiering Wednesday, January 6 at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT. The series will follow all-new episodes of The Big Interview With Dan Rather each week, which features Perry Farrell, the front man from “Jane’s Addiction” in the debut. The premiere episode of Rolling Stone Magazine: Stories From The Edge will also be available to viewers via AXS TV’s website and streaming apps. Helmed by award-winning filmmakers Alex Gibney and Blair Foster, and featuring narration by acclaimed actor Jeff Daniels, Rolling Stone Magazine: Stories From The Edge captures the last 50 years of American culture—from music and politics, to pop culture and more—through the lens of Rolling Stone, the iconic magazine t...
(Mark Dean Interviews):  Jeremy Spencer(ex-FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH) of PSYCHOSEXUAL
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(Mark Dean Interviews): Jeremy Spencer(ex-FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH) of PSYCHOSEXUAL

Contributor's Note: JEREMY SPENCER, former drummer and co-founding member of Five Finger Death Punch, has unleashed a new project stemming from the darker corners of his psyche with the industrial-tinged gothic rock band PsychoSexual. Taking the persona of front man Devil Daddy, Spencer has created a dauntless soundscape for listeners that is equal parts horror and fantasy. In celebration of the macabre for Halloween, PsychoSexual have unveiled their new charmingly grim new single “I Wanna Be The Blood In Your Cut” with an anime-inspired music video to coincide with its chorus sung entirely in Japanese. The song, taken from the band’s debut full-length album TORCH THE FAITH, premiered on October 27th via Alternative Press who dubbed it as “deftly navigating the realms of industrial metal a...
(Mental Health Conversations):  RAMIRO FAUVE
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(Mental Health Conversations): RAMIRO FAUVE

Editor's Note:  Out of Argentina and now Woodland Hills, "artician" Ramiro Fauve sat down with Madness To Creation to discuss how he approaches his music as opposed to the canvas, his activism(major antiwar activist), personally knowing the legendary rapper Tupac Shakur through his artwork and his upcoming releases for "When Rivers Cross Vol. 1" and "When Rivers Cross Vol. 2".  Chatting with people like Ramiro remind of the importance of being an artist and the liberation of being an artist.  You give the artist a palette, as many colors as he/she desires and liberate the artist to create their own masterpiece.  In the upcoming album, you can expect a mix of folk, pop, a touch of blues and some Americana in there.  Fans can find Ramiro Fauve at the following locations: www.facebook.com/...
(Concert Review) KORN & BREAKING BENJAMIN Live at BMO Harris Bank Center in Rockford, Illinois (2/6/2020)
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(Concert Review) KORN & BREAKING BENJAMIN Live at BMO Harris Bank Center in Rockford, Illinois (2/6/2020)

It was a near sellout at the BMO Harris Bank Center in Rockford, IL for Korn and Breaking Benjamin's 2020 Winter Tour. Rock group Bones UK opened the show for the already mostly full arena. They mentioned it was their biggest tour yet, in terms of venue size. I felt that their vibe would be better suited for a smaller venue, but it's nice that they were able to showcase themselves for so many new faces on this large tour. They put on a short set, which included a cover of David Bowie's "I'm Afraid of Americans."   Breaking Benjamin hit the stage next, opening their set with their hit "The Diary of Jane." I'd wager to say that Breaking Benjamin may be one of the easiest bands to sing along with, as nearly all of their songs have a catchy chorus. The entire arena seemed to agree w...
We Nerd Out Vol. 111:  Some of the Most Important Live Performances of the Decade!
We Nerd Out

We Nerd Out Vol. 111: Some of the Most Important Live Performances of the Decade!

What a decade it was from a music standpoint.  Seeing bands come and go, trends come and go, but we've see so many things happen good and bad, that we need to reflect on this decade.  Some videos have been where you're sure it's the next big thing, and some have ended up tragic.  There is no particular order to this, Madness To Creation just wanted to reflect on some important live performances this decade:  "Rolling In The Deep" by Adele Live Grammy Performance This performance showcased soul coming back to the forefront in forms of a British woman that was angry over a breakup.  She looked elegant on the Grammy stage, and it felt like going back in time.  It caused us to pay attention to what the British pop scene was doing all over again. 2.  Linkin Park "One More Light" ...