Do not complicate the relationship with the audience. Interview with the NAIV group
This year, the Russian group NAIV celebrates the 15th anniversary of its fifth studio album, Wholesale and Retail. The team will celebrate this event with concerts in St. Petersburg and…

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Bitterness fruit smoothie. Interview with Marina And The Diamonds
Marina Lambrini Diamandis worships reckless front-women from indie and rock groups, and she makes pop music herself. While in 2012 she adhered to the image of an extravagant bubblegum princess,…

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The New Muse Era: 11 Facts About Drones
“You don’t have to sit with your laptop or synthesizer looking for new ideas. Sometimes three musicians in the same room may discover something new. We wanted to take this…

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Dave Grohl: “If the song dedicated to your ass comes first, this is a clear problem”

After nearly thirty years of rock and roll, Dave Grohl is still playing real rock, making films and television shows, and trying, according to him, “not to seem like a boring old fart.” This exclusive interview proves: he succeeds.

Dave Grohl became famous throughout the world in the 1990s as the drummer of the Nirvana band, and has since remained a star. He soloists with Foo Fighters (eight albums, 11 million copies sold, many awards and spectacular world tours), and works on musical projects, including with David Bowie, Paul McCartney, Nine Inch Nails and Queens Of The Stone Age. Last year, he released his first film, “Sound City,” a documentary about a music studio of the same name in Los Angeles.

Now he has launched “Sonic Highways”: an ambitious project to merge the eighth album, released in November, Foo Fighters, with an eight-part television series. In it, Grohl shows how the group recorded the album in studios across America and talks with musicians associated with these studios, including Dolly Parton, Joe Walsh, Chuck D, Willy Nelson and Rick Rubin. He also has a little conversation with Barack Obama. In a recent conversation with The Red Bulletin, the 45-year-old musician does not ask questions, but answers them. Continue reading

Brandon Flowers. In the prime of life

Before releasing his second solo album, The Killers frontman Brandon Flowers believes he has found an adult formula suitable for a radio pop album.

Dressed in a leather jacket, with a mug of green tea in his hand, Brandon Flowers, being in a studio in West London, can not remain calm, listening to ready-made tracks from the new album. Flowers shakes his head to the rhythm of “Still Want You” and smiles to the singing of the backing vocalists: “Nuclear distress, I still want you. Climate change and death, I still want you.” At first glance, the theme is apocalyptic, but the Flowers know exactly what the final versions of the new songs will be. “I want to sound on the radio, and I have never been ashamed of it,” he says. Continue reading

Muted attention-grabbing. Interview with Jose Gonzalez

A velvet voice, complemented by a filigree guitar playing, sounding on several albums. Swedish singer Jose González seems to be an artist who cares little about the attention of the general public.
While in Berlin, he explained to Mark Riemann why he was so secretive, admitted how to deal with anger, and reflected on the benefits of self-pity in songs.

Your music has a constant tendency to get lost in the background. Doesn’t such a characteristic hurt the creative ego?
I understand that my musical style is too gentle and soft to attract attention. I cannot keep up with consumer goods on the radio. But I do not think this is bad. It’s about the ratio of “background music” and hit songs. I play for fun. I use music as a Trojan horse and write songs of such a plan that they can be Continue reading

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The Holy Bible. Richie Edwards Legacy
February 1, 2015 marks exactly 20 years since the day when Richie Edwards checked out of his room at the London Embassy Hotel and disappeared without a trace, right before…

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We are a very simple group. Interview with Forever Cult
In recent years, West Yorkshire has relentlessly delivered fresh and vibrant talent to the British scene. Among the many newcomers from this region of England who recently announced themselves were…

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10 classic albums that The Smiths wouldn’t have been without Meat Is Murder
If The Smiths debut album "The Smiths" only sparked a spark of interest, then the second album of the band "Meat Is Murder" really created a subculture. On the occasion…

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