Quantcast

Tag Archives: Billy Joel

Happy 30th Birthday To The CD

Posted by on October 1, 2012

30 years ago today, the first Compact Disc players became commercially available in Japan. At $1,000, they weren’t cheap, and they wouldn’t arrive in the United States for another six months. Developed jointly by Sony and Philips, the first album to be released on CD was Billy Joel’s 52nd Street. It took a while for […]

Read more

Black Sabbath, The Musical? Well, It Almost Happened

Posted by on November 4, 2011

The concept of creating a musical based on the catalog of one band or artist is not unusual. In fact, ABBA’s Mamma Mia, Billy Joel’s Movin’ Out, and Queen’s We Will Rock You have been big hits. And even Rock Of Ages, which uses songs from 80’s hair metal bands like Poison, Bon Jovi, Twisted […]

Read more

How The Battle For Copyright Law Might Affect Metal

Posted by on September 8, 2011

As you may know, record labels and musicians are preparing to battle it out over copyright laws concerning ownership over albums. This all pertains to a U.S. copyright law that was amended in 1976, giving artists the right to regain rights to their work after 35 years. Thus, the first batch of albums created after […]

Read more

New Band Alert: For Whom The Bell Joels

Posted by on December 15, 2009

Do you love the idea of Beatallica, but fancy yourself more of a Billy Joel fan than a Beatles enthusiast? You’re in luck. A tipster (thanks Joey from FMQB!) let us know about For Whom the Bell Joels, which is exactly what it sounds like: a Billy Joel tribute band that does metal versions of […]

Read more