Neil Young (born November 12, 1945) is a Canadian singer-songwriter, musician and film director. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a solo artist in 1995 and also as a member of Buffalo Springfield in 1997. Young’s work is characterized by deeply personal lyrics, distinctive guitar work, and signature tenor singing voice. Although he accompanies himself on several different instruments—including piano and harmonica, his clawhammer acoustic guitar style and often idiosyncratic electric guitar soloing are the linchpins of a sometimes ragged, sometimes polished sound. Although Young has experimented widely with differing music styles, including swing, jazz, rockabilly, blues, and electronic music throughout a varied career, his best known work usually falls into either of two distinct styles: acoustic folk/country (“Heart of Gold”, “Harvest Moon” and “Old Man”) and electric-charged hard rock (like “Cinnamon Girl”, “Rockin’ in the Free World” and “Hey Hey, My My (Into the Black)”). In recent years, Young has adopted elements from newer styles like industrial, alternative country and grunge. Young’s profound influence on the latter caused some to dub him “the Godfather of Grunge”. ________________________________________ I want to live, I want to give I’ve been a miner for a heart of gold. It’s these expressions I never give That keep me searching for a heart of gold And I’m getting old. Keeps me searching for a heart of gold And I’m getting old. I’ve been … Video Rating: 4 / 5
www.hardknock.tv Hard Knock Tv’s Nick Huff Barili and April Bombai talk to Ice Cube on the set of his new music video. In this segment Cube talks about the inspiration for a track on his new album “I AM The West” called “No Country For Young Men”. He states that he heard some rappers want him to step aside and let the younger generation take over. He said that he doesn’t mind the younger generation taking over but they have to be doing better music than him and if not, you aint ready yet. Nick asks Cube if it is a response to a Mixtape that was rumored to come out called “No Country For Young Men.” The rumor was the Bishop Lamont, Glasses Malone and Crooked I were working on it. Cube states in this interview that he is not talking to anyone in particular with his new song but if anyone has a problem with it he will be happy to address it. When April Bombai asks Cube about who he would pass the torch down to from the new generation of Emcees Cube responds that he is not trying to do that and that they are going to have to take the torch from his cold hands. Cube adds that when he came into the game hip hop was in a good place now look at where it is. “I Am The West” in stores September 28th! Check out www.hardknock.tv for more interviews and behind the scenes! Video Rating: 4 / 5
Back in 1973, 5 extraordinary rockers decided to form a band that, in a few years, would have become an international Rock N’ Roll monument: AC/DC. Here are some of the best Angus Young solos from the first AC/DC albums with the outstanding singer Bon Scott. Part 2 of Bon Scott era: www.youtube.com Part 1 of Brian Johnson era: www.youtube.com Selected songs (chronological order): From “High Voltage”: 1. It’s A Long Way To The Top (If You Wanna Rock & Roll) 2. TNT From “Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap”: 3. Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap From “Let There Be Rock”: 4. Let There Be Rock 5. Whole Lotta Rosie From “Powerage”: 6. Kicked In The Teeth From “Highway To Hell”: (I obviously choosed Highway To Hell solo, but it can’t be played because of copyrights) 7. Girls Got Rythm 8. Touch Too Much 9. Shot Down In Flames 10. If You Want Blood (You’ve Got It) 11. Night Prowler Enjoy! ITA: Nel 1975, 5 straordinari rockers decisero di formare una band che, in pochi anni, sarebbe diventata un monumento internazionale del Rock N’ Roll: gli AC/DC. Ecco alcuni dei migliori assoli di Angus Young tratti dai primi album degli AC/DC con il formidabile Bon Scott alla voce.
Scorpions are a heavy metal/hard rock band from Hannover, Germany, probably best known for their 1980s rock anthem “Rock You Like a Hurricane” and their singles “No One Like You”, “Send Me an Angel, “Still Loving You”, and “Wind of Change”. The band has sold over 100 million albums worldwide, and they were ranked #46 on VH1’s Greatest Artists of Hard Rock program. “Rock You Like a Hurricane” is also #18 on VH1’s list of the 100 Greatest Hard Rock Songs. After 45 years of performing, the band continues to tour and record music. On January 24, 2010, the band announced that they will be retiring after touring in support of their forthcoming album Sting in the Tail. Video Rating: 4 / 5