Editorial

Submitted by Admin on Sat, 07/08/2017 - 19:02 - Comments

Summer Fests all the way…

It’s summertime again and apart from vacation time and swimming in the sea, it’s time for Summer Festivals as well. Every summer in Europe and not only there are lots of festivals that combine good music and lots of cold beer too. I used to fancy such festivals and I was longing for them every summer time or so. Not that they are not good anymore or...
Submitted by Admin on Sun, 06/11/2017 - 16:19 - Comments

Bands and trendy T-shirts

Do you remember the time when we used to wear the T-shirts of our beloved bands/artists not only to show the world how much we liked the specific bands/artists but also the rock/metal music? Rockers and metalheads were the ones that were proud to show everyone they friggin loved this kind of music and they promoted it in any way they could. That was a way to...
Submitted by Admin on Sun, 05/07/2017 - 15:32 - Comments

Are there limits to freedom of speech?

After some strange incidents that I came across lately, I started wondering if in the 21st century things that have to do with the freedom of speech, democracy and the international human rights are still valid or they have become a “figure of speech” so as to serve the needs and the requirements of the powerful ones.   The Internet and the...
Submitted by Admin on Sun, 04/09/2017 - 19:51 - Comments

The Music Biz Paradox...

It’s to wonder how in a “destroyed economy’ and in a time-period when the music sales (both digital and physical) have taken the downside, there are so many music labels, music managements, PR labels, bands/artists and of course releases around. In a way, it can be described as “irrational” since the economic model of “supply-...
Submitted by Admin on Mon, 03/06/2017 - 02:22 - Comments

The Grammy awards paranoia...

Well, the 59th Annual Grammy Awards ceremony was held on February 12th, 2017, in Staples Center in Los Angeles. According to the official “Grammy” definition: A Grammy Award, or Grammy, is an honor awarded by The Recording Academy to recognize outstanding achievement in the mainly English-language music industry.   OK got it now?! An “honor...
Submitted by Admin on Sun, 02/12/2017 - 20:02 - Comments

Great music is everywhere…

It’s true that 2017 made quite an entrance on the musical, social & political part. I won’t deal with anything else but music; although things are not going so well both on the social & political part and soon they are gonna affect music as well. Let’s hope that this won’t happen anytime soon and somehow we will manage to get through...
Submitted by Admin on Sun, 01/08/2017 - 18:27 - Comments

Grande Rock - The Best Albums & Songs of 2016

All the best for a Peaceful, Healthy & Rockin’ 2017! That’s all we need for the New Year and let’s hope that things will be better than they were in 2016. Grande Rock is here again, another year – a year older… and we’re giving the best of us to make it through and keep the ezine up & running. We wanna thank each &...
Submitted by Admin on Sun, 12/18/2016 - 19:45 - Comments

Merry Xmas & Wishes for a Happy & Rockin’ 2017!

Well that time of year is already here! Hooray!!! It’s the end of 2016 and we are standing at the door of 2017! Apart from the Season’s Greetings, I must say that 2016 was a good music year on the whole. No, I am not going to do a retrospection of 2016, but be sure to check the lists with the Best 25 Albums as well as the Top Songs of 2016.   I...
Submitted by Admin on Sun, 11/06/2016 - 15:37 - Comments

Music & Politics - Worlds Apart

I’ve always wondered why some artists & musicians get into politics and they try to blend arts (music, theater etc.) with politics in general. Well, some may argue that they both deal with the commons so… but come on, let’s be honest. The arts and especially music has nothing to do with politics and the majority of people that represent it....
Submitted by Admin on Sun, 10/02/2016 - 19:32 - Comments

The future of digital music & other music stories…

Spotify, one of the leading digital music services, recently announced that their premium accounts have increased to 40 million and along with the free accounts they have, they have reached the extraordinary number of 100 million users! Apple music comes second with about 17 million users! How about that?!   I do not care about the digital services and I...
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