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Hooray for Green Day

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When news came in recently that Green Day is one of the 15 nominees to the esteemed class of inductees for the 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, it brought a big smile to my face. After all, Green Day is one of the very few remaining active bands from my youth that I had grown up listening to. A band like them will always have my utmost respect as they have faithfully and genuinely represented for decades the music scene they hail from.

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Single Review: ‘Bang Bang’ by Jessie J, Ariana Grande, and Nicki Minaj

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Ariana Grande, from left, Jessie J and Nicki Minaj perform at the MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, in Inglewood, Calif. AP

This has to be one of the most ambitious collaborative efforts I have heard in a long time. It has a power trio representing arguably the most popular mainstream female artists we have now. Jessie J leads the pack here, as “Bang Bang” is the lead single taken from her upcoming studio-release ‘Sweet Talker’.

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Spotlight on Noelle Cassandra

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Noelle Cassandra finds her sense of purpose through music. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/Dina Abuel

Noelle Cassandra is not only a renowned and celebrated harpist in Asia. Interestingly—and incredibly enough—she is also a songwriter, music arranger, collaborator, singer, and a recording artist signed to one of the top major record labels in the Philippines.

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Here comes the National Threat

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Anton Santos Saldana, lead vocalist of National Threat. Photo by Nathan Azarcon

Here comes a new local band that is not only loaded to the brim with musical talent but one that has a whole lot to say–fearless as they are in their approach to speaking their mind and fully backed by their dedicated passion to their craft.

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Orianthi: ‘The Queen of Shred’

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ORIANTHI Panagaris (left) kept her part in Michael Jackson’s “This Is It” a secret from friends.

Orianthi’s arrival in the Philippines, who is set to perform on select dates spread out among a few of the popular venues in the metro, kind of flew under the radar of various music aficionados due to the many other things happening in the country that have preoccupied them perhaps, as also with their attention on other foreign acts who are also scheduled to perform here soon.

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