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Asaf Avidan

Asaf Avidan

Asaf Avidan (Hebrew: אסף אבידן‎; born March 23, 1980) is an Israeli singer-songwriter.

In late 2006, while on tour in Israel, Avidan and Ran Nir decided to put together a band, who would consist of Nir on bass guitar, Yoni Sheleg (Johnny Snow) on drums, Roi Peled on guitar and backing vocals, Hadas Kleinman on cello, and Avidan on lead vocals, guitar and harmonica.

The group’s original name was Asaf Avidan & the Mojo Jive Cats, but it was soon after shortened to Asaf Avidan & the Mojos.

Throughout 2006 and 2008, Asaf Avidan & the Mojos rose to major fame in Israel, receiving recording proposals from multiple local labels. However, the group released their debut studio album The Reckoning independently in March 2008, founding Telmavar Records with Avidan’s brother Roie.

The album was met with critical and commercial acclaim, reaching Gold status in Israel. With over 20,000 copies sold in the territory, The Reckoning became one of the best-selling independently released records. It was aided by two singles — “Reckoning Song” and “Weak” — as well as by a tour throughout Europe.

Later in 2012, a remix of “Reckoning Song” by German disc jokey Wankelmut — retitled into “One Day / Reckoning Song” — would attain widespread commercial success, topping the charts and being certified Gold and Platinum in countries including Germany, Italy and Netherlands. The single’s attention would lead to The Reckoning entering the record charts in various European regions in 2012.

Poor Boy / Lucky Man, the band’s second album, was released in Israel in September 2009 to favorable reviews. For promotion, the band embarked on a worldwide tour from 2009 to 2011, during which they had appeared and performed on several notable occasions in Germany, France, China and the United States.

Meanwhile, Asaf Avidan and the Mojos premiered their third and last record Through the Gale in November 2010.

They announced that they would take an indefinite creative break; Avidan attributed this to their desire “to experiment with new sounds and different genres that [they] couldn’t really do in [their] band because we were about rock, blues, and folk.” However, Avidan soon after announced that the group would disband because of his desire to pursue a solo career.

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Youth Group – Forever Young

Voici le groupe australien Youth Group interprétant Forever Young (qui a l’origine est une chanson d’Alphaville) :

Cette vidéo me rend nostalgique… je possédais un skateboard tout fin et super maniable comme ceux-là quand j’étais petit (enfin, techniquement c’était celui de mon pềre ;-)).

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Kings of Leon - Sex On Fire (Live T in the Park 2009) photo

Kings of Leon – Sex On Fire

J’ai eu la chance de partir pour un road trip en Irlande pendant les vacances de Pâques et voici la chanson qui est jouée partout, à toute heure du jour et de la nuit dans les rues de Dublin – Sex On Fire par Kings of Leon.

Voici Kings of Leon qui joue Sex On Fire au Live T in the Park 2009:

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Edward Sharpe And The Magnetic Zeros - Home photo

Edward Sharpe And The Magnetic Zeros – Home

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros est un groupe américain formé par Alex Ebert (vocals, guitare, percussion, piano) et Jade Castrinos (vocals, guitare).

Après avoir quitté sa petite amie de toujours et quitté un programme contre l’addiction, Alex Ebert a commencé l’écriture d’un livre sur un personnage messianique appelé Edward Sharpe. Ce dernier “a été envoyé sur Terre pour soigner et sauver l’humanité” mais il est sans cesse distrait par les filles et tombe amoureux.

Le groupe se forme lorsque Alex Ebert rencontre la chanteuse Jade Castrinos en sortant d’un café de Los Angeles. Leur musique est folk, post-hippie, anti-conformiste et ça reste bien dans les oreilles.

Voici Home :

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Paramore - The Only Exception photo

Paramore – The Only Exception

Une petite note de douceur dans cet automne glacial avec le groupe Paramore, un groupe pop-punk américain formé en 2004 et originaire de Franklin au Tennessee.

Le groupe a hésité entre plusieurs noms puis ont adopté “Paramour”, mot d’origine française qui signifie “secret lover” en anglais. Ils ont juste modifié l’orthographe en “Paramore”.

Voici The Only Exception, sympa à jouer à la guitare :

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Neil Young

Neil Young

Neil Percival Young (born November 12, 1945) is a Canadian-American singer-songwriter, musician, and activist.

After embarking on a music career in Winnipeg in the 1960s, Young moved to Los Angeles, joining Buffalo Springfield with Stephen Stills, Richie Furay, and others.

Since the beginning of his solo career with his backing band Crazy Horse, Young has released many critically acclaimed and important albums, such as Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere, After the Gold Rush, and Harvest. He was a part-time member of Crosby, Stills & Nash.

Young has received several Grammy and Juno Awards. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducted him twice: in 1995 as a solo artist and in 1997 as a member of Buffalo Springfield. In 2000, Rolling Stone named Young #34 on their list of the 100 greatest musical artists.

According to Acclaimed Music, he is the 7th most celebrated artist in popular music history. His guitar work, deeply personal lyrics and signature high tenor singing voice define his long career. He also plays piano and harmonica on many albums, which frequently combine folk, rock, country and other musical genres.

His often distorted electric guitar playing, especially with Crazy Horse, earned him the nickname “Godfather of Grunge” and led to his 1995 album Mirror Ball with Pearl Jam. More recently he has been backed by Promise of the Real. 21 of his albums and singles have been certified Gold and Platinum in U.S by RIAA certification.

Young directed (or co-directed) films using the pseudonym “Bernard Shakey”, including Journey Through the Past (1973), Rust Never Sleeps (1979), Human Highway (1982), Greendale (2003), and CSNY/Déjà Vu (2008). He also contributed to the soundtracks of the films Philadelphia (1993) and Dead Man (1995).

Young has lived in California since the 1960s but retains Canadian citizenship. He was awarded the Order of Manitoba in 2006 and was made an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2009.

He became a United States citizen, taking dual citizenship, in 2020.

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Zakk Wylde

Zakk Wylde

Zachary Phillip Wylde (born Jeffrey Phillip Wielandt; January 14, 1967) is an American guitarist, singer and songwriter.

He is best known for his tenure as the lead guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne and as the founder, lead guitarist, and lead singer of the heavy metal band Black Label Society.

His signature bulls-eye design appears on many of his guitars and is widely recognized. He was also the lead guitarist and vocalist of Pride & Glory, who released one self-titled album in 1994 before disbanding.

As a solo artist, he released the albums Book of Shadows and Book of Shadows II.

Wylde played locally with his first band Stone Henge, then later with local New Jersey band Zyris. Later, he auditioned for lead guitarist and co-writer for Ozzy Osbourne. Wylde was hired to replace Jake E. Lee, who replaced Brad Gillis, who had himself replaced the deceased Randy Rhoads. Rhoads remains Wylde’s foremost guitar-playing and stagecraft influence.

Wylde gravitated toward a particular Les Paul guitar, which has become known as “The Grail”; his bullseye-painted 1981 Gibson Les Paul Custom. Wylde lost the guitar in 2000 after it fell from the back of a truck transporting equipment as he was travelling between gigs in Texas. Rewards were offered to anyone that had information about the guitar.

Wylde and The Grail were reunited three years later when a fan bought it at a Dallas pawn shop and saw the initials “Z.W.” carved into the humbucker pickups backs. He contacted Wylde’s former webmaster Randy Canis to arrange its return to Wylde. Grateful, Wylde gave the fan his signature model in exchange.

In 1995, Wylde auditioned for Guns N’ Roses. Wylde was replaced in Osbourne’s band by Joe Holmes from 1995 until his return in 2001.

In January 2006, Wylde was recognized at the Hollywood Rock Walk of Fame, featuring his handprints and signature, in recognition of his successful career as a musician and his contribution to the music industry. The event was open to the public and many rock celebrities were present, including Ozzy Osbourne.

For a time in the mid-2000s he contributed a monthly column entitled “Brew-tality” for Guitar World magazine, discussing his techniques and equipment, as well as transcribing riffs and solo sections.

After auditions in 2004/05, Ozzy Osbourne announced Wylde as the official guitarist for his album Black Rain, which was released in 2007. On stage with Osbourne, Wylde has been credited for lending a high level of energy and passion to performances.

Black Label Society headlined the second stage at the 2006 Ozzfest, with Wylde playing double duty with Ozzy Osbourne on certain dates. He also joined Osbourne for the Ozzy and Friends Tour in replacement of the Black Sabbath tour scheduled for the summer of 2012, playing a range of European dates including Graspop Metal Meeting in Belgium.

Wylde played a guitar solo on Black Veil Brides’ cover of Kiss’ “Unholy”, on the 2011 EP Rebels.

Since 2014, Wylde has led a Black Sabbath cover band called Zakk Sabbath, handling guitar and vocal duties, joined by Rob “Blasko” Nicholson on bass and Joey Castillo (Danzig, Queens of the Stone Age) on drums, who replaced original drummer John Tempesta. JP Gaster (Clutch) occupied the drummer’s seat in between, in September 2017. The band tours intermittently, and released a single, three-track vinyl-only live 12″, in 2016.

Wylde, Steve Vai, Nuno Bettencourt, Yngwie Malmsteen, and Tosin Abasi were featured on the Generation Axe tour in 2016, 2017, and 2018.

Wylde joined Ozzy Osbourne’s band for a select number of dates during Osbourne’s 2017 summer tour, and then performed as part of the No More Tours II tour.

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Whitesnake are a hard rock band formed in London in 1978. The group was originally put together as the backing band for singer David Coverdale, who had recently left Deep Purple. Though the band quickly developed into their own entity, Coverdale is the only constant member throughout their history.

Whitesnake enjoyed much success in the UK, Europe and Japan through their early years. Their albums Ready an’ Willing, Come an’ Get It and Saints & Sinners all reached the top ten on the UK Albums Chart.

By the mid-1980s, however, Coverdale had set his sights on breaking through in North America, where Whitesnake remained largely unknown.

With the backing of American label Geffen Records, Whitesnake released their eponymous album in 1987, which became their biggest success to date, selling over eight million copies in the US and spawning the hit singles “Here I Go Again” and “Is This Love”.

Whitesnake also adopted a more contemporary look, akin to the Los Angeles glam metal scene. After releasing Slip of the Tongue in 1989, Coverdale decided to put Whitesnake on hold to take a break from the music industry.

Aside from a few short-lived reunions in the 1990s, Whitesnake remained mostly inactive until 2003, when Coverdale put together a new line-up to celebrate the band’s 25th anniversary.

Since then Whitesnake have released four more studio albums and toured extensively around the world.

Whitesnake’s early sound has been characterized by critics as blues rock, but by the mid-1980s the band slowly began moving toward a more commercially accessible hard rock style.

Topics such as love and sex are common in Whitesnake’s lyrics, which have been criticized for their excessive use of sexual innuendos and double entendres.

Whitesnake have been nominated for several awards during their career, including Best British Group at the 1988 Brit Awards.

They have also been featured on lists of the greatest hard rock bands of all time by several media outlets, while their songs and albums have appeared on many “best of” lists by outlets, such as VH1 and Rolling Stone.

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