Last week, REM frontman Michael Stipe sent us an at home message about taking care of ourselves which included a snippet of him singing It’s The End Of The World. This week, he has taken the at home performance to the next level. He has recorded a demo of him singing a new song called No Time For Love Like Now that he wrote with The National’s Aaron Dessner.
On this day in history (March 24, 1986), Pet Shop Boys released their debut album Please featuring the singles West End Girls, Love Comes Quickly, Opportunities and Suburbia.
On this day in history (March 22, 2013), Depeche Mode released their 13th studio album Delta Machine featuring the singles Heaven, Soothe My Soul and Should Be Higher. In our opinion, this album was vastly underrated. In additional to the singles, Welcome To My World and Soft Touch/Raw Nerve were standout tracks for us.
On this day in history (March 19, 1990), Depeche Mode released their 7th studio album Violator featuring the singles Personal Jesus, Enjoy The Silence, Policy Of Truth and World In My Eyes. While Depeche Mode was already becoming a household name prior to this, Violator catapulted the band into international stardom
Watch a message from REM’s Michael Stipe about dealing with the Corona virus. He compliments his message with a few versus of It’s The End Of The World As We Know It, which has re-entered the charts due to it’s newfound relevance.
On this St Patrick’s Day, U2 frontman Bono has performed a song via Livestream .The song is believed to be called Let Your Love Be Known. We hope this starts a trend of artists contributing personal and intimate performances during this time of social distancing.
On May 1, The Pretenders will release a new studio album titled Hate For Sale. Today, they have released the first single off the album titled The Buzz, featuring the always wonderful vocals of Chrissie Hynde sounding as amazing as ever. The Pretenders have a summer tour planned with Journey. There has been no word…
In celebration of the anniversary of Black Celebration, this weeks playlist features our favorite songs from the rich catalog of Depeche Mode. This playlist contains over 150 songs of listening from the iconic band who is still very active today. Additionally, you can vote for your favorite Depeche Mode album!
Velvet Rebel recaps This Week In Music as covered by Strangeways Radio and Slicing Up Eyeballs. He recaps the major tour cancellations and Record Store Day releases (including The Cure, New Order, Pretenders, Wire and The The). Also, check out the results of the poll for the top 10 U2 albums of all time, as voted by the fans.
On this day in history (March 13, 1989), Depeche Mode released the live album and documentary – 101. The album and film chronicle the final leg of the band’s Music For The Masses Tour and specifically, the final show at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. The title 101 was decided on by Alan Wilder and it signifies that the Pasadena show was the 101st date on the tour.
On this day in history (March 13, 1984), The Cars released their 5th studio album Heartbeat City featuring the singles You Might Think, Magic, Drive, Hello Again and Why Can’t I Have You. Each of the singles charted in the top 40
On this day in history (March 12, 1991), REM released their 7th studio album Out Of Time featuring the singles Losing My Religion, Shiny Happy People, Near Wild Heaven and Radio Song. This album transcended the band for a college rock / alternative band to international success with crossover pop appeal.