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Kings of Leon remember grandfather, namesake

File photo shows members of Kings of Leon, from left, Jared Followill, Caleb Followill, Nathan Followill and Matthew Followill in Nashville, Tenn. When the Followill family, brothers Nathan, Caleb, Jared and cousin Matthew, moved to Nashville to start a rock band, they wanted the band’s name to pay homage to their family ties back in Oklahoma. Leon Followill, grandfather of the four members of the Grammy-winning rock band Kings of Leon, died on Jan. 9, 2014, at the age of 84, but his grandsons said his legacy will continue to live on through their music. AP

When the Followill family — brothers Nathan, Caleb, Jared and cousin Matthew — moved to Nashville to start a rock band, they wanted the band’s name to pay homage to their family ties back in Oklahoma.

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Rivermaya: Going through the incarnations

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The original line-up of Rivermaya, pictured above from left: Rico Blanco, Marc Escueta, Nathan Azarcon, and Bamboo Manalac (not in photo: Perfecto de Castro). Photo from www.reocities.com

As I was watching the music video “Malayang Magmahal” by Rivermaya just the other day on a local music channel, it dawned on me that… why, this is a band that I have been listening to on and off for more than half of my life already.

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It’s time to appreciate Imagine Dragons

Imagine Dragons. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Though their name sounds straight from a fairy tale book, something Gaelic or Celtic, Imagine Dragons is a actually modern four-piece rock band based in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Arnel Pineda and why he didn’t stop believing

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Arnel Pineda’s story is one for the history books. Having lived a mostly hand-to-mouth existence after his mother died when he was only 13 years old, Arnel’s life made a dramatic turn about five years ago when he was plucked from obscurity to become the lead singer of the quintessential American rock band Journey. Thanks [...]

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Arnel Pineda will be with Journey ‘for as long as they want me’

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Arnel Pineda

“It’s such a raw film. They were able to show my emotions.” Arnel Pineda was talking to The FilAm about his biopic, “Don’t Stop Believin’: Everyman’s Journey,” directed by Ramona Diaz. The movie, which screens April 19 at the Tribeca Film Festival, chronicles his rise from a hard-luck pizza joint singer to front man for one of America’s legendary rock bands.

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