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02/10/2012
Advice for L.A. Club Owners...
Why LA club owners are totally lost and some advice for them from a professional musician. Read More
12/15/2011
Counting Crows Cover The Romany Rye's "Untitled (Love Song)"
If you're aware of the indie rock band The Romany Rye, a track on the Counting Crows new album will sound very familiar... Read More
12/08/2011
Happy Birthday Jimmy Smith! Read More
11/10/2011
The Band Perry Brings Real Country To The Masses
If you don't know The Band Perry, you should. They racked up 3 Country Music Awards last night including Best New Artist of the Year. Their smash single "If I Die Young" had a couple of CMA wins too and has been certified Triple Platinum for sales exceeding 3 million. Read More
11/07/2011
Top-10 Scary Rappers
Though I’m too old to go trick or treating, and too young to enjoy sitting at home and handing out candy to little kids, I still celebrated the spirit of Halloween this year through hip-hop. So thanks to my weird and still spooky mood, I present to you the official list of Top Ten Rappers Who Scare Me. Read More
10/20/2011
Cyphers Still An Essential Component of Hip Hop
Cyphers are incredibly cool and if you've ever seen one go down in public I envy you. Fortunately for the rest of us who don’t physically frequent the underground hip hop scene, we have YouTube and the internet to give us a view into the freestyle rap world. Read More
10/04/2011
Ray J's "One Wish" Is To Stay Relevant
You may know him as a mediocre R&B singer, a VH1 reality star, the co-star in Kim Kardashian’s sex tape, or maybe just Brandy's little brother. Read More
09/27/2011
2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees Announced
It's that time of year again, today the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced the nominees for 2012. Read More
09/21/2011
Kreayshawn Hits Rick Ross Below the Belt
Move over Tupac and Biggie, there’s new rap beef in town and it could get ugly. Newcomer Kreayshawn recently dissed Miami’s finest Rick Ross, a.k.a. Ricky Rozay, in one of her freestyle raps, using his name as a metaphor, “fake as Rick Ross”. She also recently has made comments about his weight and poor rapping ability Read More
09/21/2011
R.E.M. Decides "To Call It A Day" After 30 Years
R.E.M. announced In a Facebook post today (September 21) that the band has decided to call it quits. Read More
Tags: R.E.M.
09/16/2011
Watch Amy Winehouse's Final Recording
This week, Sony Music released the video for Tony Bennett's "Body and Soul" which features Amy Winehouse as part of his upcoming "Duets II". Read More
09/03/2011
The Record Business Braces for Legal Battles Over Copyright Law
In 1976, U.S. copyright law was amended to give artists the right to regain the rights to their work after 35 years. Read More
08/25/2011
Fantasy Power Collab's
This month two of raps biggest stars came out with a long-awaited, top secret (zero songs leaked before the release date) collaboration album called Watch the Throne. Jay-Z and Kanye West produced what is sure to be one of the best albums of 2011, and maybe one of the best rap albums ever. Read More
08/22/2011
'Jailhouse Rock' Lyricist Jerry Leiber Dies
Jerry Leiber of the legendary writing group Leiber & Stoller has died after a lengthy illness. He was 78 years old. Read More
08/22/2011
Motown Songwriter Nick Ashford Dies
Nick Ashford, one-half of the legendary Motown songwriting duo Ashford & Simpson that wrote classic hits for artists like Diana Ross and Marvin Gaye as well as funk hits for Chaka Khan and others, died Monday at age 70. Read More
08/18/2011
Beyonce at Roseland Ballroom
You know those days when you're really looking forward to something and it turns into the best time of your life and whatever you were looking forward to meets all your high expectations and is everything you ever dreamed of? Well I did not have one of those days. Read More
08/14/2011
Stage Collapses at Sugarland Concert, at least 4 dead.
The scene Saturday night at the Indiana State Fair when from festive to tragic when a stage collapsed onto the crowd. Read More
08/11/2011
Don Was Named Chief Creative Officer of Blue Note Records
Don Was, Grammy winning music producer and former member of Was (Not Was) has been named the Chief creative officer of legendary Jazz label Blue Note Records. Read More
08/11/2011
It's Britney, B*tch
This past Monday evening was a magical night. The Femme Fatale Tour came through Boston and brought together two of my most favorite people in the entertainment world Read More
08/08/2011
Swift Pays Homage on Tour
Taylor Swift continues to win over audiences on her "Speak Now" tour. This smart superstar singer came up with a simple way to win over the individual crowds with a couple of covers paying homage to the hometown music in each city that drive the fans wild. Read More
08/01/2011
If You Can't Stand The Heat...
Over the weekend, the Kings of Leon were forced to abruptly cancel a show in Dallas after lead singer Caleb Followill claimed it was "too hot" to sing. Read More
07/30/2011
Chicago blues pioneer Buddy Guy is a true living legend. His playing has influenced generations of guitarists, most notably, Clapton, Hendrix, Beck and Stevie Ray. Read More
07/27/2011
According to Townshend, The Who will tour again
Pete Townshend reported on his blog that he plans to return with fellow Who bandmate Roger Daltrey to go on another Quadrophenia tour next year. Read More
07/27/2011
Loving, Hating Rihanna Out LOUD
Since the North American part of the LOUD Tour came to a close this past Sunday in my fair city of Boston, I find it very appropriate to write about Rihanna, someone I’ve had a love/hate relationship with Read More
07/26/2011
Amy Winehouse and the "27 Club" - Curse or Tragic Coincidence
In this edition of "SeeNote on the Scene" Holly Silva talks to music fans in Hollywood about the alleged "27 Club Curse". Read More
07/25/2011
Hiram Bullock, Gone But Not Forgotten
Growing up the child of music loving parents and in the shadow of New York City, I was exposed to great music. I can remember from a very early age being in smoke filled clubs and bars listening to thebest musicians in the world. Read More
07/23/2011
Amy Winehouse, Dead at 27
According to TMZ, Amy Winehouse was found dead in her London apartment today, she was 27 years old. There were no signs of foul play and an autopsy is scheduled for tomorrow. Read More
07/22/2011
U2 Return to New Jersey
The U2 concert was very unique, unlike any other concert I have ever seen. It was incredible. It was called the 360 Degrees Tour and was in the shape of a peace sign. They came out of the Stadium in a space ship entrance to the song, “Space Oddity” by David Bowie. Read More
07/22/2011
Rare Beatles Photos Auctioned Off
A collection of unpublished photographs of The Beatles' first U.S. concerts taken by a Washington teenager in 1964 took in more than $360,000 at auction yesterday, selling for many times their estimates. The photographs had been estimated modestly because the photographer, Mike Mitchell, was an unknown. Read More
07/20/2011
R. Kelly Undergoes Throat Surgery
R & B superstar R. Kelly was scheduled to perform Friday as a headliner at the Jamaican festival, Reggae Sumfest. Read More
07/19/2011
A "Black" Mark on Pop Culture
Do you recognize the name Rebecca Black?? She was the YouTube sensation teenager with the viral hit, "Friday." The video has had a reported 167 million YouTube views. Read More
07/19/2011
Stopping the Fun
Due to the arrival of the internet and MP3’s, the recording industry has been in a long-lasting slump, steadily losing more and more money as more and more people discover illegally downloading music. Read More
07/18/2011
Grand Master Paul McCartney performed at Yankee Stadium Friday night and I was there. I didn't ostensibly pursue tickets for this event; they were offered to me by someone in my office who decided to upgrade her seats. To her I will be eternally grateful for thinking of me. Read More
07/16/2011
Lady Gaga 'egged on' in Australia
Offended fans pelted Lady Gaga with eggs at a concert in Sydney on Wednesday. Read More
07/11/2011
Happy Beatles' Day Folks!
So you're probably asking yourself "what the hell is Beatles' Day?", well that's what we're here for! Read More
07/11/2011
Coheed and Cambria Bass Player Arrested
The show started a little earlier for the band Coheed and Cambria yesterday in Massachusetts. The New York based rock band was set to open for Soundgarden at the Comcast Center Sunday night. Read More
07/07/2011
Mindless Behavior’s Mindless Behavior
I've never been much of a kid’s person. I don't go all goo-goo-ga-ga when I see a baby and I don't think it's funny or cute when someone's kid starts making a scene in public places. What's even more annoying to me than kids in general is when kids act or look like grown up adults. Read More
07/06/2011
Pia Toscano Signs With Interscope Records
This year's American Idol favorite, but 9th place finisher will have a new album out by the end of the year. Read More
06/30/2011
4 – Ever A Beyoncé Fan
No one does it better than Beyoncé. There… I said it. There has been no other artist that has consistently put out exceptional music and entertained their fans to the maximum, than the queen of hip-hop, Beyoncé Knowles. Read More
06/28/2011
Dolly Parton: New Album Release and World Tour
Dolly Parton going strong at 65 years young. Read More
06/26/2011
Will Destiny's Child Reunite?
What's a BET Awards without Justin Bieber on stage... oh my. Read More
06/25/2011
Film About Brian Wilson in the Works
The former Beach Boys producer-singer had a profound effect on a generation of artists and a rich and complicated personal life even by pop-icon standards. Now it looks as though his tale will be dramatized on the big screen. Read More
06/24/2011
Jagger Branching Out in a "SuperHeavy" Way
The first album from the supergroup SuperHeavy, which features Mick Jagger, Eurythmics founder Dave Stewart, singer Joss Stone, Oscar winning composer A.R. Rahman and reggae artist Damian Marley, will hit stores sometime in September. Read More
06/24/2011
Happy Birthday to Jeff Beck! Read More
06/23/2011
O.Amsler: Rap Star in the Making
The other day I turned off my car radio in disgust. The whiny, squeaky voices of untalented, fake hip hop artists filled the sound waves in my car and I just wanted for it to stop. I sat there in silence, thinking about the uncertain future of hip hop. Read More
06/21/2011
Adele Ordered on Vocal Rest by Doctors
After postponing her North American tour earlier this month, Adele announced today that she's been put on a month long vocal rest as she recovers from laryngitis. Read More
Tags: Adele
06/18/2011
Clarence Clemons Dies
Clarence Clemons of E Street Band fame died today at his home in Florida, he was 69. Read More
06/17/2011
La Toya Jackson's Book on Sale Next Week
La Toya Jackson's book ‘Starting Over’ goes on sale next week, two years after her brother Michael Jackson's death. Read More
06/15/2011
Joss Stone the Target of Failed Robbery-Murder Plot
Joss Stone is alive and well today after two men were arrested near her home in rural England. Read More
Tags: Joss Stone
06/14/2011
NKOTBSB Rock Boston!
Fenway Park has never been so alive with screaming females as it was this past Saturday night. And no, the Red Sox were not playing. Read More
06/13/2011
E Street Band Saxophonist Clarence Clemons Suffers Stroke
Clarance Clemons, noted saxophone player for Bruce Springsteen for over 25 years is said to be "seriously ill" after suffering a stroke in Florida. Read More
06/11/2011
Miracles Do Happen!!
When 15-year-old Alice Payne, who has been fighting Hodgkin's lymphoma for four years, created a blog featuring a bucket list of the things she wants to do before she dies, she never thought it would find sympathetic ears all around the world. Read More
06/09/2011
I want to have an evening devoted entirely to music... Read More
06/08/2011
Aerosmith Recording New Album!
Hot off of Steven Tyler's first year as judge on American Idol, the Aerosmith today announced that they have been working towards finishing a new album (their first in seven years). Read More
06/07/2011
A Pleasant Surprise During iTunes Spring Cleaning
Being born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts, country music was never a significant part of my life. I grew up mostly listening to rock and roll, thanks to my father’s love of Bruce Springsteen, as well as Hip-Hop and R&B that I discovered in elementary school when I first heard the crazy thoughts of Outkast, and the perfect melodies of Destiny’s Child. Read More
06/07/2011
Lauryn Hill Announces She's Pregnant
At a June 4th concert in Detroit, Lauryn Hill announced she will be taking time off to give birth to her sixth child with longtime boyfriend Rohan Marley. Read More
06/06/2011
Richie Sambora-- Who Says You Can’t Go Home?
Jersey boy, Richie Sambora is out of rehab and back on tour with Bon Jovi. Read More
06/05/2011
Leftover Cuties Album Launch Party Filled With Emotion
In such a personal and intimate setting, one starts to question how all these people will fit. Nevertheless, as the headlining band gets ready to play, the crown swarms. Lining up shoulder to shoulder, against walls, railings, on steps, and even standing on top of the old-themed sofas; all this in hopes to have the best view of one of the most unique sounds in the Los Angeles music scene. Read More
05/25/2011
WORLD PREMIERE of Rich Pagano + the sugarCane cups' Latest Single and Music Video - ONLY on See Note Music!
From inception to your senses- In a four-part docu-series, producer, drummer and songwriter, Rich Pagano, exclusively welcomes See Note Music into his NY studio to document the creation of his new track, "Show It To America", Read More
05/24/2011
Happy 70th Birthday to Bob... Read More
Tags: Bob Dylan
05/07/2011
May 8th, 2011 marks the centennial of Robert Johnson's birth. As the most significant bluesman to emerge from the Mississippi Delta, Johnson's short life and untimely death is shrouded in mystery and myth. Read More
05/02/2011
The Strokes Return to Glory via Facebook!
The music world was set ablaze in 2001 when The Strokes unleashed Is This It to the public. Generating rave reviews and a buzz in the rock community that had not been seen in years, this band help revolutionize not only a sound but a lifestyle within the rock community. Read More
04/26/2011
The 'Glee' Effect...
Is the Fox musical ruining a generation's perception of classic songs? Read More
04/25/2011
Gaga's Truth or Dare
I’d kill to have an off the record conversation with Madonna about how she REALLY feels about Lady Gaga. Read More
04/19/2011
See Note Music, a New Media Music Network, Hits the Web
LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK - See Note Music announces the launch of a new music entertainment network at www.SeeNoteMusic.com. Read More
04/18/2011
I don't think anyone would argue the fact that the power of music is pervasive in our lives. Just look at the number of people walking around these days with earplugs in their ears. Read More
04/18/2011
The first rock concert I ever attended was Cream at Madison Square Garden. It was during their farewell tour in Nov. 1968, I was 15 years old and had just started playing the drums. Read More
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