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Our March Playlist - Check Out The Best Songs Off The Best Albums This Month

March 31st, 2014 7:00pm EDT
Beck - Morning Phase
March was a rich month for music releases. After listening and reviewing multiple albums, it is always fun to pick out one big time standout. Sometimes it is a difficult choice, while other times it’s the only choice (particularly on a sub-par album). After looking back through my late-February and March reviews, I’ve compiled a playlist of one favorite from each album.



From the album Morning Phase

Note: Morning Phase was a late February release that wasn’t reviewed until March.

Folks, Beck is the man. Morning Phase was yet another stacked album from the hipster w...

Seattle PD Releases Formerly Undeveloped Crime Scene Images From Kurt Cobain Suicide

March 31st, 2014 10:00am EDT
Seattle PD Releases Formerly Undeveloped Crime Scene Images From
Two decades ago, modern rock legend Kurt Cobain tragically took his own life. He left behind him the short-lived legacy of the wildly successful contemporary rock band Nirvana, along with millions of adoring fans.

To mark the two-decade anniversary of this celebrated musician's death, Seattle Police Department has released some formerly undeveloped images from the scene of the suicide, and though none of these are graphic in nature, die-hard Nirvana fans will probably feel this one hit close to home. We've included them on the following pages.

Cobain was a well documented alcoholic who s...

15 Greatest Songs By Guns N' Roses

March 29th, 2014 6:00pm EDT
Axl Rose
Remember back in the day when you turned on the radio and all you could hear were songs like "Sweet Child O' Mine" or "Paradise City"? We do and we're still longing for the days of real hard rock to make a comeback.

They don't make 'em like the original lineup of Guns N' Roses anymore and we've got their best fifteen songs to prove it. Axl Rose, Slash, Duff McKagan, Izzy Stradlin and Steven Adler rocked out more than a lot of bands of the same era and there will never be another band that comes as close to the thashy vocals of Axl or the guitar shredding possessed by Slash.

You know w...

DVD Review: Various Artists - 'The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert'

March 23rd, 2014 10:48pm EDT
DVD Review: Various Artists - 'The Freddie Mercury Tribute Conce
The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert is a tour de force; a clinic in the sheer healing power of music. It’s also a testament to just how much Freddie Mercury meant to Queen, music and the entire world really. So it should be no big surprise that the music world that Mercury’s worked every day to enrich showed up in spades to join the surviving members of the band - Brian May, John Deacon, and Roger Taylor - and thousands of screaming fans to hold a tribute concert to their deceased front man.

Among those to show up and take the stage were Seal (“Who Wants to Live Forever”), Robert Plant (“C...

DVD Review: Peter Gabriel - 'Peter Gabriel Live In Athens 1987'

March 23rd, 2014 10:45pm EDT
DVD Review: Peter Gabriel - 'Peter Gabriel Live In Athens 1987'
It should without saying how incredibly talented Peter Gabriel is as a performer. Honestly, c’mon. You shouldn’t need much reassurance of that fact, but if you do, Live In Athens 1987 is more than enough of said reassurance.

This concert release finds Gabriel at the literal top of his game and it seems the man only gets better the larger the crowd in front of him gets. Here thousands upon thousands of adoring fans laud Gabriel during a brilliant performance filmed in Athens, Greece during the apex of his “So” tour in 1987. As you’d imagine, all of the staples are here, from “Shock the Monk...

DVD Review: Pink Floyd - 'The Making Of The Dark Side Of The Moon'

March 23rd, 2014 10:42pm EDT
DVD Review: Pink Floyd - 'The Making Of The Dark Side Of The Moo
Pink Floyd’s absolutely seminal and necessary The Dark Side of the Moon is one of the best records ever released and remained on the Billboard 200 for a staggering 741 consecutive weeks. There’s not much to top that, unless you’re able to peel back to curtain, go behind the scenes and hear from all four members of the band - Roger Waters, Richard Wright, David Gilmour and Nick Mason – regarding the making of each and every song on the record.

Well, The Making of Dark Side of the Moon gives fans that opportunity.

Released to coincide with the album’s 30th anniversary, The Making of Dark Si...

The New MTV #25: A Failed Apology, Six Days 'Til Sunday, The Relapse Symphony

March 23rd, 2014 1:38pm EDT
The New MTV #25: A Failed Apology, Six Days 'Til Sunday, The Rel
A Failed Apology - "C4"

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Six Days 'Til Sunday - "Disease"

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The Relapse Symphony - "Panic (Time's Running Out!)"

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Jonatha Brooke Takes Off-Broadway With 'My Mother Has 4 Noses'

March 22nd, 2014 12:02pm EDT
Jonatha Brooke Takes Off-Broadway With 'My Mother Has 4 Noses'
Jonatha Brooke has built a musical career that spans decades. Now she's venturing into the theatre world with her one-woman play, My Mother Has 4 Noses, which opened off-Broadway in February and continues through May 4. BFTV spoke with Jonatha recently to discuss the play and accompanying album, and what the future holds for this talented artist.

"I think that I have always liked to scare myself and I've never liked to repeat myself," Jonatha told us. "When I started writing about my mother, it became clear this was a bigger project. It had never occurred to me to do a theatre piece, but i...

15 Greatest Songs By Def Leppard

March 20th, 2014 8:00am EDT
15 Greatest Songs By Def Leppard
As you may have heard, eighties rock band and leader of the New Wave of British Rock, Def Leppard is going on tour this summer with classic rock heavy hitters, KISS. To celebrate the occasion, we've put together a list of 15 of the best Def Leppard songs ever.

With any list such as this one, it is subjective and based completely on opinion, but without a doubt these songs will have you rockin' along in no time. With our top fifteen songs, we aim to showcase the band's wide range of talent -- both musically and vocally. So get hysterical. Get ready to get rocked. We're not foolin'. It's t...

Tony Lucca Returns With 'Drawing Board' EP

March 18th, 2014 12:20pm EDT
Tony Lucca
Less than a year after making a splash with his With The Whole World Watching EP, Tony Lucca is back with a new acoustic record, Drawing Board.

The five-song EP features the title track as well as the songs "All My Friends," "Nashville," "Los Angeles (In The Rear View)" and "My Love." For those of you who somehow still haven't heard him outside of Season 2 of The Voice, the album is typical Tony Lucca material: soulful, simple music that's honest and without an ounce of pretention.

Especially when listened to in conjunction with Whole World Watching, Drawing Board gives a sense of how muc...