The Music that Rules the Game of Thrones

Posted by Nadine • April 07, 2014 at 02:56 PM
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The hit television show Game of Thrones is back for its 4th season. GOT fans have a lot to look forward to this season. If the last seasons are any indicator this season is sure to be filled with action, romance, drama and some pretty good music. From the very beginning, the show has put an emphasis on the soundtrack. The man behind the soundtrack is composer, Ramin Djawadi.

The most recognizable piece of music from the series is “Main Theme”, it has been covered by many artists. The covers range in genre, here is one of our favorite’s the “metal version”

Other fan favorites are songs which are referenced in the novels that are brought to life with the help of indie bands, like “The Rains of Castamere” performed by The National.

“The Bear and the Maiden Fair” was performed by The Hold Steady.

“It’s Always Summer Under the Sea” is also a song from the novels performed for the soundtrack by Kerry Ingram, who plays Shireen.

HBO also created a rap mixtape inspired by Game of Thrones entitled Catch the Throne. It featured artists like. Big Boi, Common and Daddy Yankee. Here is Big Boi’s “Mother of Dragons”.

If you can’t keep your mind off of Game of Thrones after last night’s season premiere, you can get all your favorite GOT music with Bearshare.

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About Nadine Segal

I am a writer and editor from New York with a passion for music. I write predominately about music, musical artists and the issues they face.

Musicians Who Took Part in April Fools’ Day

Posted by Nadine • April 02, 2014 at 02:15 PM
Demi Lovato The Neon Lights Tour Opener In Vancouver, BC

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Yesterday was April Fools’ Day and many musicians took part in the festivities. From fake announcements to good old shaving cream to the face, there were laughs all around. We hope you all had fun.

Here are some the pranks that  were pulled in music yesterday.

Let’s start with pop star Demi Lovato, she took what looks like a pie and some silly string to the face from the ladies of Fifth Harmony.

Next, Ryan Seacrest announced that *NSYNC would be releasing an album, collaborating with Miley Cyrus and going on tour.

Another prank went even further to announce the Y2K.0 Music Fest. Refinery29.com published this fictional concert festival, which promised a lineup including anyone who was anyone in the year 2000.

Y2K

Wilco announced that they would be releasing a “deconstructed-yet-patriotic” children’s album entitled “Yankee Doodle Foxtrot”.

 

The website Firebox.com offered an edible chocolate statue of Lionel Richie’s head.

Firebox's Lionel Richie Chocolate

 

Then there was Deadmau5, who pretended his social media had been hacked by Anonymous.

 

Hopefully everyone had a good laugh this April Fools’ Day.

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About Nadine Segal

I am a writer and editor from New York with a passion for music. I write predominately about music, musical artists and the issues they face.

10 Reasons to Love Elton John

Posted by Nadine • March 25, 2014 at 03:53 PM
Elton John

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Happy 67th birthday Sir Elton John!

Sir Elton John is a musical legend, who has been nominated for 34 Grammy Awards and performs for royalty. This “Rocket Man” who taught himself to play the piano at 4 years old, has released over 30 albums and one of the best selling artists of all time. With this much talent it was easy to find ten reasons to love him.

10. For his 31 albums in the last 45 years.  He is turning 67 this year and he has been consistently making fantastic music since from his first album in 1969.

9. For his appreciation for art. Elton John is not only a talented musical artist but he also collects art as well, particularly photography. John is said to have the largest private photography collection in the world.

8. For being open to musical collaborations. Elton has created music with all different kinds of artists, for example when he preformed the song “Stan” with Eminem at the Grammy Awards in 2001.

7. For his unique sense of style. Elton John is as much known for his musical talent as he is for his fashion choices. He is always seen with extravagant costumes, the jackets, the shoes, the glasses and the hats… oh the hats.

6. For Being a Knight. In 1996 Elton John became a CBE or Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, then in 1998 he was knighted “Sir Elton John” by Queen Elizabeth II. How cool is that?

5. For showing us what a a great musical partnership is. John has been creating music together with Bernie Taupin since 1967 when they both replied to an advertisement, while neither got the gig they were introduced.

4. For The Lion King Soundtrack. How can you not love the man responsible for that soundtrack.

3. For placing loyalty ahead of money. One of the most touching performances ever by Elton John was his performance at Princess Diana’s funeral. He performed that version of “Candle in the Wind” live that one time and has refused to do so again regardless of the price offered, saying he would only perform it again at the request of Diana’s sons.

2. For his amazing charity work. Elton John has been recognized for his charity work around the world. In 1992 he established the Elton John AIDS Foundation.

1. For his honesty and outspokenness. Elton John is not afraid of speaking his mind and while it may have started some of the most publicized disagreements of all time, it is also one of the reasons we love him so much.

You can listen to all your favorite hits from Elton John by downloading BearShare.

 

 

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About Nadine Segal

I am a writer and editor from New York with a passion for music. I write predominately about music, musical artists and the issues they face.

Mixing Business with Pleasure – Duets and Real Life Romances

Posted by Nadine • March 19, 2014 at 01:58 PM
Beyonce and Jay Z

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Once again it is being reported that Rihanna and Drake are dating. The two have been linked together in the past and have also recorded music together.  Previously their musical collaborations were more successful than their romantic ones but maybe that is about to change.

In 2012 Drake and Rihanna released “Take Care”.

There are many cases of life imitating art or art imitating life when it comes to romantic duets.

The biggest couple in music, Jay Z and Beyonce have recorded multiple songs together over the years, most recently Jay Z appeared on Beyonce’s self titled album on the song “Drunk in Love”.

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About Nadine Segal

I am a writer and editor from New York with a passion for music. I write predominately about music, musical artists and the issues they face.

Songs to Improve Your Weekend

Posted by Nadine • March 13, 2014 at 02:04 PM

Friends Partying

The right music can change your whole weekend. We want to make sure that you are having the best weekend possible, you know you deserve it.

We thought we would suggest a few great songs for you to listen to keep your spirits high all through the weekend.

Riptide – Vance Joy

This is a single off Australian singer’s first EP God Loves When You’re Dancing. “Riptide” is sure to have you dancing all weekend.

Happy – Pharrell Williams

“Happy” is from Pharrell’s album G I R L and it is also featured in the animated movie Despicable Me 2. The song has been at the top of the charts undoubtedly because it is known to cause infectious joy.

Hey Brother – Avicii

Avicii, a DJ from Sweden is one of the top rated DJ’s in the world. This Grammy nominated artists is sure to get your weekend going with his hot “Hey Brother”

Burn – Ellie Goulding

Elllie Goulding performed at Prince William’s wedding reception so we are pretty sure she knows a thing or two about keeping a party going. Her song “Burn” might be the spark your weekend is missing.

If you are partying this weekend, there is one song that will definitely set the mood.

Cheers (Drink To That) - Rihanna

Remember you can find all the music you need for every weekend with BearShare.

Nadine

About Nadine Segal

I am a writer and editor from New York with a passion for music. I write predominately about music, musical artists and the issues they face.

10 Songs to Win Back Her Love

Posted by Nadine • March 06, 2014 at 08:26 AM

Man singing to woman

Robin Thicke has very publicly admitted that he wants to win back the love of his now estranged wife. If he plans to do so musically, we have a few songs to suggest to him and to anyone else who is looking to get back  with back their ex.

When I Was Your Man - Bruno Mars 

Admitting your mistakes is definitely the first step to getting her back.

Make You Feel My Love – Adele

You could also opt for the original version by Bob Dylan, depending on what your lost love would prefer. If you don’t know which one it is, the relationship may not be worth saving.

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About Nadine Segal

I am a writer and editor from New York with a passion for music. I write predominately about music, musical artists and the issues they face.

Musicians Battle Celebrity Lookalikes

Posted by Nadine • February 27, 2014 at 12:24 PM

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Comedian, Will Ferrell and Chad Smith, the drummer from Red Hot Chilli Peppers, look a lot alike. They look so similar they are often mistaken for one another. The two are in the midst of the biggest joke of a feud ever and have decided the most logical way to settle it is a drumming battle. That is right the talented professional drummer will battle the comedian with no drumming experience. The great news is, they raised over $300,000 for charity.

This got us to thinking maybe some other musicians want to start challenging their celebrity lookalikes to talent competitions.

 

Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for ABC,  Jason Merritt/Getty Images

Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for ABC, Jason Merritt/Getty Images

Here are some of the show downs we’d like to see. Katy Perry vs. Zooey Deschanel. I mean the obvious option here is a vocal competition, but with a real emphasis on quirkiness.

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Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images, Ben Gabbe/Getty Images

Janet Jackson vs. Kat Graham. I’m going to go with a dance off. While we may not have seen Janet dance for a while skills like that don’t just go away.

Francois Durand/Getty Images, Joshua Blanchard/Getty Images for EPIX

Francois Durand/Getty Images, Joshua Blanchard/Getty Images for EPIX

Lady Gaga definitely is inspired by Donetella Versace, but I’d like to see the two in a fashion showdown for the most obscure outfit. Seeing as Gaga has worn a dress made of meat, this could be interesting.

Steven Lawton/Getty Images,  Miami-Dade Police Department via Getty Images

Steven Lawton/Getty Images, Miami-Dade Police Department via Getty Images

Last but not least, Miley Cyrus vs. Justin Bieber. They could have a vocal competition but that’s not all that interesting. Instead, perhaps the two can have a battle to see who can cause the most parental outrage in a single performance. It would be a really tough call but I think Miley may have the advantage as most of Justin’s worst antics happen off stage.

You can find all the music from your favorite artists on BearShare.

Nadine

About Nadine Segal

I am a writer and editor from New York with a passion for music. I write predominately about music, musical artists and the issues they face.

Most Insane Musical Merch

Posted by Nadine • February 18, 2014 at 02:37 PM
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Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Miley Cyrus just kicked off her Bangerz Tour and instead of talking about Miley’s performance everyone is talking about the merchandise stand. Young Miley offers concertgoers the chance to buy not only t-shirts and caps but also some Bangerz rolling papers.

If that isn’t noteworthy enough for you, it gets better, two of the sheets of said rolling paper are made out of real gold. Why? Well to answer that you would have to understand the creative process of Miley Cyrus, so I have no idea.

Here is what they look like:

 

Miley isn’t the first musical artist to offer insane merch, here are some other equally crazy items.

Some people are lifelong KISS fans and some want to remain connected to the band for even longer than that. For those eternally dedicated fans there is a KISS coffin. Yep, you read that right, you can be put to rest in a coffin decorated with image of the band. That is dedication.

Kiss Coffin

Other pieces just leave you scratching your head, like why would a band like The White Stripes create a branded sewing kit? Do their fans really like to sew?

White Stripes Sewing Kit

The next insane piece of merch is a collaboration. Deadmau5 and Sol Republic have join forces to create Professor Meowington PhD, for those who do not follow Deadmau5, Meowington is his cat. Few felines could afford the luxury of these headphones, the limited edition headphones cost $1,000. Those who were lucky enough to snag a pair also contributed to a great cause, all proceeds went to the ASPCA. They even made this awesome infomercial for your viewing pleasure.

If  you are looking for something a little more practical, how about OK Go air freshener for your car. They say you have made it as a celebrity when you have your own fragrance, I wonder if this counts.

okgo air freshener

It seems like 12 year old girls have run out of space on their walls for Harry Styles posters, so they have started to plaster his face on their fingernails. Don’t worry it isn’t just Harry, the other One Direction members are available for your manicures as well.

1Direction Nails

If you are like me and enjoy listening to Owl City when you want to relax, you may like their adult onesie pajamas, they’re footed of course.

 Owl City Footie Pajamas

Last but not least is an item marketed to Justin Bieber fans, but I am pretty sure many who aren’t fans of the pop sensation wouldn’t mind taking a swing at the Justin Bieber Pinata.

 Justin Pinata

If you aren’t into obscure merchandise, you can stick to listening to the music of your favorite artist. Download BearShare to get all the music you need, free and legal.

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About Nadine Segal

I am a writer and editor from New York with a passion for music. I write predominately about music, musical artists and the issues they face.

50 Years After the British Invasion

Posted by Nadine • February 10, 2014 at 01:56 PM
Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr

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50 years ago The Beatles first came to The United States to play at The Ed Sullivan Show. On a trip that will be forever known as “The British Invasion”, John, Paul, George and Ringo, were introduced to the American public.

The Beatles went on to become one of the most influential musical acts in recent history. Last night they were celebrated as such by The Grammy Awards, in a televised concert.

The night included many covers of famous Beatles‘ hits by all types of musicians from every genre.

Maroon 5 started out the evening singing “All My Loving” and “She’s Got a Ticket to Ride”. Here is a clip of their performance.

Stevie Wonder performed “We Can Work it Out”.

There were some incredible duets during the evening as well including Alicia Keys and John Legend, and Keith Urban and John Mayer. Also performing were Dave Grohl, Eurythmics, Ed Sheeran, Jeff Lynne, Joe Walsh, and Imagine Dragons.

Katy Perry sang “Yesterday” changing the word “man” to “girl” and “she” to “he”, which prompted a backlash on Twitter, where people were offended that the pop star would choose to alter the song in any way.

The night also featured an interview with Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr reminiscing with Letterman about the night they appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show. The two remaining members of The Beatles also performed together.

If you haven’t heard the classic Beatles’ music lately, get it now by downloading BearShare.

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About Nadine Segal

I am a writer and editor from New York with a passion for music. I write predominately about music, musical artists and the issues they face.

Super Bowl Halftime Show Recap

Posted by Nadine • February 03, 2014 at 02:55 PM
Bruno Mars Superbowl

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Yesterday was the Super Bowl. While the Super Bowl used to be centered around a football game it is now focused on creative commercials and a halftime show displaying the best in music. Last year Beyonce rocked the show, dancing, singing and reuniting Destiny’s Child.

This year Bruno Mars got the gig and many questioned whether or not he could fill Queen Bey’s shiny high heeled shoes. When it came down to it Bruno gave a great show.

The performance started with a choir of children singing a verse from Mars’ “Billionaire” with the word “prepared” lit up around the stadium. It was cute, maybe a little weirdly ominous towards the end.

Then Bruno appeared on the drums, the drum solo was good and he seemed super into it which was pretty cool.

When Bruno’s band joined him on the stage he was ready to do what he does best, sing. The energy was definitely high when they performed  “Locked Out of Heaven” and then “Treasure”, where he showed off his dance moves.

After “Treasure” they turned up the volume for “Runaway” when the dancing got serious and then they moved into “Give it Away Now” when the Red Hot Chilli Peppers joined in.

Bruno ended the show with dedications from U.S. soldiers to their loved ones back home for his hit “Just the Way You Are”.

Here is the complete video in case you missed it.

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About Nadine Segal

I am a writer and editor from New York with a passion for music. I write predominately about music, musical artists and the issues they face.