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RipX App Makes Creating Backing Tracks Easy

In the world of cover bands and artists, musicians quite often find themselves needing additional instruments on stage when they don't have enough players to handle all of the parts. Backing tracks are widely used in the gigging arena, but programs have been difficult to learn or use, are often unreliable, and can be very... Read more

John Paul Jones Covers Led Zeppelin For a Good Cause

Musicians have never been afraid to address social concerns through song. There is a long list of past and current performers who have taken a stand on issues such as politics and climate change. The latest to pop up is this cover of Led Zeppelin's "When the Levee Breaks" featuring over a dozen musical contributors.... Read more

Whatever It Takes — A Musician’s Journey Through the Storm

The following was originally written in 2000—a year after the actual event. It was first penned as a series of e-mails to a friend, and then later compiled as a story. It has since been edited for continuity, but the spirit remains intact. This occurred over the course of one evening. Like most working musicians,... Read more

Jeopardy!™ Gives Tribute Bands Massive Exposure…Again!

Back in December of 2018 when Alex Trebek was still manning the podium, Jeopardy!™ included a category titled "Their Tribute Band" which featured clues about real-life tribute bands, and the contestants had to figure out the artist being honored.The unstoppable game show will often repeat categories, but they are usually general ones like Geography, Actors... Read more

Van Halen Songs Covered By Famous Musicians

Anybody that grew up in the 70s or 80s and picked up a guitar tried to learn a Van Halen song. Eddie was THE guitarist to emulate. He introduced the now famous tapping technique first heard on Van Halen 1's lead-in to The Kinks' cover of "You Really Got Me.""Eruption" changed the game. No longer... Read more

Robert and Toyah Fripp Bust Out with Cover of Guns ‘N Roses’ “Welcome to the Jungle”

Legendary King Crimson guitarist Robert Fripp and his wife Toyah are definitely kooky.They also know a good thing when they've found it.The couple's weekly Sunday Lunch series on YouTube went viral two weeks ago when Mrs. Fripp covered the amazingly popular Metallica 1991 song "Enter Sandman." But unfortunately, perhaps, it wasn't because of her amazing... Read more

Funniest Bernie Sanders Mitten Music Memes

Bernie Sanders mitten meme mania took over the internet after the 2021 inauguration ceremony where the Vermont senator wore a large pair of hand made mittens, an overcoat, and a mask askew while socially distanced against a Photoshop friendly white background. The web quickly exploded with clever memes that made people roar with laughter.We've collected... Read more

Robert and Toyah Fripp “Rack” Up Views With Cover of Billy Idol’s “Rebel Yell”

When you find something that works, it's in your best interest to keep doing it.King Crimson guitarist Robert Fripp and his wife Toyah have been busy since the covid lockdown. The couple has produced dozens of videos; some musically inspired, and other just flat out wacky. Learn How To Sing Better!Last week, the husband and wife... Read more

“Take It Easy” Eagles Cover by Briana Payne—Video of the Week 01/18/21

The Eagles' Glenn Frey died five years ago today. The singer/guitarist was one half of arguably one of the greatest songwriting duos of the rock era. The band's Greatest Hits album—containing classics such as "Lyin' Eyes," "Desperado," and "Tequila Sunrise"–was the single best selling album of the 20th century in the United States.While the band's... Read more