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Musicians Facing Desperate Times with No Stimulus and No Work

"We need help yesterday."That is the common cry for hundreds of thousands of out-of-work musicians that has been heard for months now.For most musicians who would normally be working full-time, or at least relying on gigs as their primary source of income, it's been since mid-March that they've played a show. Some have played pick-up... Read more

“She’s Gone” Hall & Oates Cover by Back to the Bars—Video of the Week 11/23/20

Every musician who has played in a band has jammed in the basement. Or the garage. Or both. There's something about the comfort of a home that relaxes a person all around. With no pressure of performing because it's "just practice," most musicians are loosey-goosey—resulting in a more genuine final product.This video popped up in... Read more

“Crazy Train” Ozzy Osbourne Piano Cover by Gamazda—Video of the Week 11/16/20

If you've been following our selections for Video of the Week, you may have noticed a recurring trend. We believe that it's important to celebrate and encourage our youth to be playing musical instruments, so we'll often feature shining examples of talented youngsters. This week, we continue that trend with a young lady from Russia... Read more

“Down With the Sickness” Disturbed Cover by Violet Orlandi (Explicit)—Video of the Week 11/09/20

We comb the interwebs every week looking for interesting videos to feature here, and it often takes several hours or even days to find a worthwhile candidate. However, there are fortuitous times when something just falls on our lap. The screen shot below is what we saw on our news feed, and this simply could... Read more

“Halloween Theme” John Carpenter Cover by Wilson—Video of the Week 10/26/20

Ahhh, it finally feels like Fall. The leaves are changing colors, there's a crisp in the air, and plenty of scary movies on television. It's hard to flip through the channels this month without coming across the movie that changed the horror genre (or one of its sequels), John Carpenter's 1978 masterpiece, Halloween.Not only did... Read more

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30+ Musician Memes For 2020 That Will Make You Laugh and Cry

2020 has been a challenging year for everyone. Musicians and performers have been hit especially hard. The Covid-19 pandemic has shut most of the entertainment industry, and as of late October, not much has changed.We will get beyond this eventually, but for now some are struggling day-to-day. In the meantime, we need some things to... Read more

“Eruption” Bass Van Halen Cover by Charles Berthoud—Video of the Week 10/19/20

With the passing of Eddie Van Halen still on everyone's minds, we thought we'd find something that celebrates his playing, but just a little differently.Charles Berthoud (pronounced BEAR-too) is a British bassist who has been playing for close to a decade. Inspired by the greats such as Jaco Pastorius, Victor Wooton and Flea of Red... Read more

Top 8 Van Halen Tribute Bands

The tragic passing of guitar legend Eddie Van Halen has left a serious void in the music world. Many consider him to be the best there ever was, and few could argue. It's inevitable that all or our heroes will eventually be gone, but this one hurts.Van Halen was quite possibly the epitome of arena... Read more

“Right Now” Van Halen Cover by These Guys Live—Video of the Week 10/12/20

With the recent passing of guitar legend Eddie Van Halen, we just had to find a good VH cover to feature this week. After spending hours scrolling through YouTube videos—mostly coming across individuals trying to replicate Eddie's solos—we came up empty.But then, by some divine intervention, it occurred to us that we had featured a... Read more