Editorial

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...
Submitted by Admin on Sun, 09/11/2016 - 16:50 - Comments

Tech-Zombies of the new era…

Another matter that caught my attention was that thing about (smart)phones on live shows, a fact that was brought up by Alicia Keys. Well, from now on, your (smart)phone will be locked-up on any Alicia live show. I like the idea of the phone-free zone, especially at a live show or a festival. I can see that people nowadays cannot be without their (smart)phone for a...
Submitted by Admin on Sat, 07/16/2016 - 18:06 - Comments

The European Union in Crisis...

Well, what’s with all that madness about the Brexit? Why are people so into it? We all know that the European Union is not what it was meant to be and it was just a matter of time to be broken into pieces again. After all, musically speaking, the UK was always apart from Europe… just see some press releases saying this band announces a UK Tour and a...
Submitted by Admin on Sat, 06/11/2016 - 13:14 - Comments

Be unique – find an exclusive band name...

I was looking at a band’s name the other day and it was familiar in a way. Then I did a brief search and I found out that there have been at least 4-5 bands with the same name since the 70s. This wasn’t the first time that I happened upon a band with a name that has been used before. This is sort of an issue that’s more evident today than ever. I...
Submitted by Admin on Sat, 05/07/2016 - 13:39 - Comments

Dumb ways against Piracy...

It’s been quite a while since I wrote down some things about the music business and the way things work these days. Hence, the new trend has to do with the digital promos… but hey that ain’t new at all. Sure it ain’t! But I’m talking about the streaming promos! Hooray!!! Things are even easier now! All you’ve gotta do is stream...
Submitted by Admin on Sun, 04/03/2016 - 18:06 - Comments

You are never too old to try new things...

Well, since it’s officially Spring now and the time has also changed, I decided to do a little “experiment” and see if people are interested in new releases and new bands or not, especially these days.   Having been a part of several FB rock/metal music groups and on FB pages, I started posting videos and tracks of bands that have come out...
Submitted by Admin on Mon, 03/07/2016 - 12:39 - Comments

Full of oneself...

Something very wrong is going on with the “music industry” these days. And by “music industry” or “music scene” if you prefer, I mean the DIY or independent bands that are increasingly releasing albums every so often. I do know how hard things are when an independent band has a new album out and how difficult it is to be reviewed...
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