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‘King of K-Pop’ Rain makes a comeback

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The 31-year old Rain whose real name is Jung Ji-Hoon is known to be one of the most versatile and bankable K-pop artists in the world. His popularity beyond South Korea and in Asia has helped make him an International star to the point that his name is even recognized in the United States.

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My 2013 year-end review (Part 2)

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The Killers. Aerosmith. These are two big names in Modern Rock that have finally made their way to perform for their fans here in the Philippines in 2013.

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The best and the worst of the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards

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Justin Timberlake’s whole performance was the absolute highlight of the night and gave the audience and the millions of viewers around the world at home like myself the best 15 minutes in MTV VMAs history.

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Single Review: “Slow Down” by Selena Gomez

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Selena Gomez is doing what every other current mainstream Pop artist has been doing since day one and that is, relying on a great set of producers to supply the beats and to keep things from getting “stale” in their records.

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Black Sabbath is back: Part 1 of 2

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“Black Sabbath are the Beatles of Heavy Metal” is what Dave Navarro once said of them in an article in Rolling Stone to aptly describe the band’s legacy. To most of us, they are the most influential Heavy Metal band of all time and that is not a matter of opinion but a fact. Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler, and Bill Ward forever changed the landscape of music as we knew it when they collectively formed a band called “Black Sabbath.”

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‘Boos, leg drops,’ rare appearances at 2013 Billboard Music Awards

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The MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada was home to the 2013 Billboard Music Awards, which aside from its television airing, was also shown on YouTube. Much of the highlights and memorable moments were the unexpected ones, mishaps, and rare appearances.

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Getting Reacquainted with the Music of Linkin Park

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The last time Linkin Park held a concert in the Philippines was nine years ago. That was at the height of their popularity and they were second to none when it came to their own unique brand of music. To say they were huge at that early stage of their careers is the better word to describe the band’s international success. Who had not heard of their hits in those years? Linkin Park dominated the airwaves, record sales, and music channels for a good number of years. You could hear their songs being played everywhere. That was the impact that Linkin Park had at the time.

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Album Review: ‘Save Rock and Roll’ by Fall Out Boy

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After a 4-year hiatus, Fall Out Boy has finally released their comeback album to much fanfare. In those years they were inactive, the most popular members of Fall Out Boy, vocalist Patrick Stump and bassist Pete Wentz, embarked on side projects with Patrick Stump releasing a solo album. Even when they weren’t releasing new material, FOB still remained a [...]

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Cheers to PSY, the ‘Gentleman’

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PSY, the biggest K-pop artist in the world, is aiming to duplicate the overwhelming and amazing success of his worldwide dance craze “Gangnam Style”. The Korean rapper hopes his newest single “Gentleman” will have the same charm and warm appeal that “Gangnam Style” had. While it is no easy task to match–much less surpass–the unbelievable popularity of his previous mega hit, the pressure on him isn’t that much since it was PSY who made that benchmark, so he comes out the winner even if he can’t beat his own record. It’s still a win-win situation because it was he himself who made that unprecedented record in the first place !

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Aerosmith Week: Which is their favorite album?

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Aerosmith having released 15 studio albums dating back from the early 70′s to the latest one being just last year, I asked some musicians and music aficionados which among the 15 is their favorite album? Here are their answers:   Kakoy Legaspi of Bamboo (the solo artist) – Favorite album would be PUMP. It was the first [...]

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Shirley Bassey’s performance at the 2013 Academy Awards

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To celebrate the 50 year milestone of the James Bond film franchise, legendary singer Shirley Bassey was invited to perform “Goldfinger” at the 2013 Academy Awards. Shirley Bassey is credited with some of the most recognizable and identifiable theme songs attributed to the Bond films: “Diamonds are Forever”, “Moonraker,” and “Goldfinger.” These theme songs have become classics and will forever be associated with James Bond.

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Forging Ahead

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Band break ups are tough – probably, one of the hardest challenges/trials to go through especially if you had a long term plan and trying to make a career out of it. However, when a band breaks up or loses its key members, does it immediately mean that the remaining members have no chance of still making it on their own or of branching out to form their new respective bands?

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