Music Gear News
Linda Perry forms new band
Linda Perry has formed a new band because she is tired of penning "songs for the radio".
The songwriter - who has written huge hits for Christina Aguilera, Pink and Gwen Stefani - has returned to singing her own songs for the first time since her original band, 4 Non Blondes, split in 1995.
Speaking about her new project, Deep Dark Robot, she told Rollingstone.com: "I've just been really bored. If I hear another label tell me that they need a song for the radio I'm going to poke out their eyeballs with a fork. Nobody I work with wants anything out of left field. They just want to keep following the same game plan."
Linda had originally planned to make a comeback as a solo artist some years ago with the song 'Beautiful', but after hearing Christina Aguilera sing a version of it, decided to give it to her.
She also told how starting out again is no easy task, adding: "We just played in Washington, D.C. and there were 30 people in the crowd. It kind of bums me out and hurts my ego. But that's the good part. It's like starting from scratch."
Linda also confessed she didn't really like 4 Non Blondes - whose biggest hit 'What's Up', was an international smash in 1992 - because the record company commercialised their album 'Bigger, Better, Faster, More!'.
She added: "I'm I wasn't really a big fan of my band. When I heard our record for the first time I cried. It didn't sound like me. It made me belligerent and a real asshole. I wanted to say, 'we're not that fluffy polished bulls**t that you're listening to.' It was really difficult."Posted on 31 Mar 2011 10:00 to category : Music News
Related Music News
With the advent of various new files formats and the cancelling of several licensing programs, the MP3 is speculated to soon become a thing of the past.
JBL Professional has launched a competition that gives aspiring musician the opportunity to record in a professional facility with renowned producer Steve Levine.
Delivered by Choreographer and Theater Director Arlene Phillips, The Bacc For the Future campaign has acquired support of over 100 hundred influential figures
On the 22nd of April, Pink Floyd will be releasing an unheard version of the iconic classic 'Interstellar Overdrive' in celebration of world record day
With an increased quality of specifications right across the board, Apple's eponymous 'iPad' will host a whole generous selection of great new features.
Supported by the likes of Ed Sheeran, Royal Blood, Wolf Alice and many more, Fanfair Alliances new educational guide is available for free download online.
Recent Music News
The latest entry into the acclaimed microphone brands line-up, the sE8 Small Condenser Microphone packs a big punch despite its diminutive and compact frame.
A familiar face in an all new format, the Waza Amplifier Head lets you experience the full power of an established classic in the comfort of your own bedroom.
A visual percussion instrument that promises a completely immersive rhythmic experience, the DR-01S is the first of many in the latest percussive generation.
In celebration of BOSS' 40th anniversary, the company releases a triumvirate of their most famous and sought-after pedals in a limited-edition box-set format.
In celebration of their rich history, VOX launches the AC30HW60 and AC15HW60. Designed to emulate the classics, VOX add impetus to the saying 'old is gold'
Continuing the legacy of Elektron's previous entries, the Analog Four MKII/Analog Rytm MKII marks the beginning of a new era graced with bountiful enhancements