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  • Jamie Bennington, the son of late Linkin Park Singer Chester Bennington, recently shared some new, classically-inspired piano pieces. 

    Chester Bennington's widow shares son's classically-inspired music

    When Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington died back on July 20, he left behind six children from various marriages and relationships throughout his life. It turns out that his first son, Jamie Bennington, may be even more musically talented than his old man. The 21-year-old composer (and...
  • Watch Coldplay honor Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington at tour opener in New Jersey

    Watch Coldplay honor Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington at tour opener in New Jersey

    Coldplay kicked off the extended leg of their 2017 North American tour at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey on Tuesday night, and the rock band made sure to say goodbye to one of their fallen comrades in Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington in the process. Towards the end of the set, the band’s singer...
  • Watch Ben Folds compose a song live for orchestra in 10 minutes

    Watch Ben Folds compose a song live for orchestra in 10 minutes

    Ben Folds has never been one to shy away from a potentially exciting music project. The songwriter, pianist and producer has made a career of going after musical ventures ranging from producing albums for William Shatner to releasing his own LP made up entirely of the best collegiate a cappella...
  • Listen to Stevie Nicks’ new, stripped version of ‘Gypsy’ for upcoming Netflix series

    Listen to Stevie Nicks’ new, stripped version of ‘Gypsy’ for upcoming Netflix series

    Stevie Nicks’ iconic 1982 soft rock anthem “Gypsy" has received a makeover for an upcoming Netflix series with the same title starring Naomi Watts. The new version of the song, which will be played during the show’s opening credits, features a more hauntingly beautiful combination of just Nicks and...
  • Premiere: Upright Man release sweetly sweeping song “Three Easy Pieces”

    Premiere: Upright Man release sweetly sweeping song “Three Easy Pieces”

    New York City-based rock band Upright Man will be releasing a dynamic self-titled album on Aug. 18, 2017. Aidan Dolan (guitar), Nick Katz (bass), Max Yassky (drums), along with touring member Ryan Slotnick (keyboards) have put together an exciting album that instantly captivates listeners with...
  • Jack Spann

    Jack Spann's 'Beautiful Man From Mars' drops June 16

    Singer and musician Jack Spann will drop his second solo record, Beautiful Man From Mars, on June 16. The 13-song LP will be released digitally as well as on CD and vinyl, and took a year to record and produce. The title track was crafted after Spann worked with David Bowie on the demos for the late...
  • Banksy's Walled Off Hotel in West Bank to feature exclusive music

    Banksy's Walled Off Hotel in West Bank to feature exclusive music

    Two years after the grand opening of Dismaland, Banksy is back with another dystopian attraction, this time a hotel. The Walled Off Hotel, which proudly boasts the “worst view of any hotel in the world," sits over the wall separating Palestine from Israel in the West Bank in Bethlehem. According to...
  • Elton John will reportedly perform "Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me" at George Michael's funeral.  

    Elton John reported to honor late friend George Michael with a performance at his funeral

    Millions around the world have seen or heard Sir Elton John’s lovely tribute to Princess Diana when he sang an amended version of “Candle In The Wind” at her 1997 funeral. Unfortunately the famous pianist and singer will have the burden of sending off another one of his friends, as he will...
  • Coldplay released the new music video for "Everglow" on Friday. 

    Coldplay offer a melodic attempt to unify the world with a new music video for ‘Everglow’

    Coldplay released a new, stripped down music video for “Everglow” early Friday afternoon. The more organic version of the song which appeared on their latest album, A Head Full of Dreams, was also released as a stripped down single version last month. Directed by Ben More, the black and white video...
  • Pianist Andrew Shapiro explains the inspiration for new synthpop album 'Pink Jean Mint Green'

    Pianist Andrew Shapiro explains the inspiration for new synthpop album 'Pink Jean Mint Green'

    Pianist and composer Andrew Shapiro probably would not enjoy being referred to as a reluctant pop star. Shapiro has just released an impressive album called Pink Jean Mint Green, his first-ever venture into the synthpop genre after releasing a string of solo piano albums and EPs. As to the pop star...
  • Mike Tedesco is a piano player and singer. 

    Interview with musician Mike Tedesco

    Mike Tedesco is a New York-based pianist and a singer and songwriter who is planning to appear alongside jazz singer Sarah Murdoch at the Parkside Lounge in Brooklyn on Friday, Aug. 12. Mike currently resides in Brooklyn, New York and was recently accepted into the New York Songwriters Circle. In...
  • Music as you like it

    Music on the edge of the continent – music tucked among flowers

    Two outstanding musical events are being offered to Northern California residents. The Mendocino Music Festival, in Mendocino and Flower Piano in San Francisco’s botanical gardens in Golden Gate Park. Have you ever dreamed of playing the piano in public? Have you ever dreamed of playing the piano...
  • Beez and Keys

    Beez and Keys singing live at the exclusive Manhattan Steak and Seafood April 1

    Half a century ago, during the days of the "rat pack," dining out could be quite an event. With wonderful live music, piano accompaniment, suits, fancy dresses, and supper clubs serving fresh food, dining could be quite an extravagant experience. Lucky for Orange County and surrounding LA County...
  • Dueling Pianos with New Philharmonic

    Dueling Pianos tickle the ivories with the New Philharmonic

    The music from a piano can be quiet and melodic or strong and forceful. The instrument can stand on its own or can blend seamlessly with an orchestra. The New Philharmonic presents Dueling Pianos at the McAninch Arts Center on Saturday, April 16 and Sunday, April 17. The evening’s dueling pianos...
  • 'I Love a Piano' starring Whitney Phoenix celebrates music in Las Vegas

    'I Love a Piano' starring Whitney Phoenix celebrates music in Las Vegas

    Pianist Whitney Phoenix, called “The Bellagio’s Ambassador of Musical Class,” will share his talents in a solo concert, “I Love a Piano,” at the Starbright Theatre on March 13. A master of piano artistry, Phoenix has performed at Petrossian Bar at Bellagio Las Vegas for the past 17 years. He has...
  • Vanessa Carlton at The Roxy, Los Angeles

    Singer Songwriter Vanessa Carlton performed at The Roxy-LA

    On Thursday, January 21 singer songwriter Vanessa Carlton performed at The Roxy in Los Angeles. “Thirteen years after ‘A Thousand Miles’, Vanessa Carlton has refined her voice as a songwriter. Liberman is her fifth studio album and it’s turning heads,” says Rolling Stone. If the audience at The...
  • Hard Rock has announced they have acquired their 80,000th collectible: Elvis Presley's historic gold piano.

    Hard Rock is the proud new owner of Elvis Presley's famous gold piano

    The most important piano in Elvis Presley’s history has a new and very suitable owner, while Hard Rock now has 80,000 reasons to celebrate its world-famous memorabilia collection this week. At the recent Icons & Idols: Rock n' Roll Auction event at Julien’s Auctions Beverly Hills, Hard Rock...
  • Liberace tribute coming to Memphis

    Liberace tribute coming to Memphis

    Theatre Memphis is presenting a special summer event, the glitzy, fun-filled musical "Liberace!" paying tribute to the charming, flamboyant, one-of-kind entertainer, best known for his impressive piano playing and his memorable showmanship. Gary Beard takes on the iconic title role in this one man...
  • Movie review: 'Seymour: An Introduction' a personal portrait of a musical master

    Movie review: 'Seymour: An Introduction' a personal portrait of a musical master

    Ethan Hawke is best known as the Academy Award nominated actor in recent movies like Boyhood, The Purge, or Before Midnight, but he has been known to put on his director hat occasionally. He directs and appears in his first documentary effort, Seymour: An Introduction (opening today), a simple and...
  • Lara Downes celebrates Billie Holiday on new Steinway & Sons release

    Lara Downes celebrates Billie Holiday on new Steinway & Sons release

    Classical pianist Lara Downes pays tribute to jazz vocalist Billie Holiday on the 100th anniversary of her birth by performing 22 songs Holiday made famous throughout her career in the 1930s and 1940s. A Billie Holiday Songbook (Steinway & Sons, 30026) is Downes' solo piano centenary tribute...
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