Music DVDs

DVD Review: Ray Charles - "Ray Charles: Live in France 1961"

January 20th, 2012 5:51pm EST
Ray Charles
The 1961 Antibes Jazz Festival, which let French (and European) audiences hear Ray Charles for the first time, is the setting for Ray Charles: Live in France 1961, a new DVD offering that mashes up bits and pieces of those four historic performances from July 18-22, 1961. At first glance, you’ll notice that a number of repeated tracks, and while that might not look good on the surface, it’s always important to not judge a book by its cover, because in the case of this Ray Charles: Live in France 1961 DVD, the songs are different each time out. The July 22 performance comes across with more ...
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The Best Music Videos of 2011

December 28th, 2011 3:29pm EST
The Best Music Videos of 2011
Yes, we get it, music videos have gone the way of the dinosaur. MTV killed them with re-runs of the 'Teen Mom' and 'the Jersey Shore,' sure, but that doesn’t mean they’re not worth watching, entirely. Isn’t that what Youtube is for? So for the first time here we are taking the time to name a few of 2011’s best music videos. Here is a list of five, as well as one deserving of honorable mention.

LMFAO

"Sexy & I Know It"

Sorry for Party Rocking

Redfoo and Sky Blu are back at it again in the video for "Sexy & I Know It," a hilarious clip that features the two members of...
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''Weird Al' Yankovic Live!: The Alpocalypse Tour' Explodes Onto DVD And Blu-ray Oct. 4

September 20th, 2011 7:30pm EDT
Weird Al
Parody and polka are perfectly performed when Grammy® Award-winning "Weird Al" Yankovic returns to the small screen to present his first special since 1999. Comedy Central will debut the World Premiere of “Weird Al” Yankovic Live! – The Alpocalypse Tour on Saturday, October 1 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.

On October 4,“Weird Al” Yankovic Live! – The Alpocalypse Tour will be released in North America on DVD and Blu-ray by CENTRAL, plus over 30 minutes of bonus features that include: music videos for "Perform This Way" and "Polka Face," three extra live concert performances, a bunch of Al’s personal ...
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DVD Review: The Doobie Brothers - 'Live At The Greek Theatre'

September 2nd, 2011 10:33pm EDT
The Doobie Brothers
Originally filmed as a TV special on the last night of the Doobie Brothers’ 1982 Farewell Tour, the Doobie Brothers: Live at the Greek Theatre is nothing short of a must-see, and must-own, DVD, because when it comes to the night’s set list and bonus content, it doesn’t get much better.

The Doobie Brothers: Live at the Greek Theatre is packed with hit after hit, one right after another, beginning with the opener “Listen to the Music,” which only marks the beginning of the night’s festivities. When you press play on this DVD, be prepared to be entertained start to finish, because there’s a g...
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DVD Review: Miles Davis: Live at Montreux 1973-1991

September 1st, 2011 6:42pm EDT
Miles Davis
It may only be highlights and not a true full-on DVD release of Miles Davis’ live performances at Montreux (the accompanying booklet claims there is no such complete DVD release), Miles Davis: Live at Montreux 1973-1991 still accomplishes its goal – to showcase the work of a well-respected, incredibly talented gentle musician.

Miles Davis: Live at Montreux 1973-1991 opens with a sight as simple and innocent as Davis and his band standing on stage tuning their instruments, though when the band launches into the opening “Ife,” you’d be hard-pressed to not get goosebumps. Throughout the DVD’s...
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CD Review: Shinedown - 'Somewhere In The Stratosphere'

June 6th, 2011 7:53pm EDT
shinedown
Shinedown, if nothing else, has always been a monster when it comes to a live setting – anyone who has filled a seat at one of their shows throughout the years can attest to that. Now, with that in mind, one would think that the bands recently released Somewhere in the Stratosphere live CD/DVD couldn’t miss, and while there is a level of validity to that point, it isn’t entirely true.

Somewhere in the Stratosphere is a lengthy, comprehensive collection of what Shinedown is able to accomplish when taking the stage, and is split into two sections - the first titled Live from Washington ...
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DVD Review: Carl Palmer - 'Carl Palmer Drum Solos'

May 18th, 2011 8:57pm EDT
carl palmer dvd
As if you needed a reminder that Carl Palmer is one of the most talented drummers of all time, and remains one of the very best to man a kit today, look no further than Palmer’s first ever instructional and educational DVD, Carl Palmer Drum Solos, for proof. The new DVD features not only video footage of some of Palmer’s most legendary and mind-boggling drum solos, but also note by note breakdowns so you can try and play along and learn.

Two things right off the bat with Carl Palmer Drum Solos. First, if you’re a drummer, no matter how far along or talented you may be, watching these solos...
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R.E.M. - 'Every Day Is Yours to Win' (New Video)

April 28th, 2011 11:13am EDT
REM
R.E.M. premiered the video for "Every Day Is Yours To Win" on the YouTube homepage yesterday, a video composed entirely of footage from YouTube.

As a bonus, lead singer Michael Stipe and the video's co-director Jim McKay have posted an intro video featuring a list of their favorite YouTube clips. The "Every Day Is Yours To Win" video is part of the Collapse Into Now Film Project, where artists and filmmakers were asked to create short films for each song on the new R.E.M. album Collapse Into Now. Michael Stipe and Jim McKay's introduction (below) and a playlist of their favorite YouTu...
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Review: Jeff Beck - 'Jeff Beck Rock ‘n’ Party Honoring Les Paul' DVD

March 23rd, 2011 11:58am EDT
Jeff Beck throwing a party for guitar designer/innovator Les Paul sounds like a party you’d want to be invited to, right? Thought so. So, consider Beck’s latest DVD, Jeff Beck Rock ‘n’ Party Honoring Les Paul, your invitation. Filmed at the legendary New York City venue, the Iridium Club, one of Paul’s personally favorite haunts, Beck took it upon himself to invite along a few of his friends to help honor the six-string master, friends such as Brian Setzer, the husband/wife team of Imelda May and Darrel Higham, Gary U.S. Bonds and Trombone Shorty.

Jeff Beck Rock ‘n’ Party Honoring L...
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Interview: Sick Puppies Dish on Their Upcoming Tour, New Album and More (Video)

February 22nd, 2011 4:29pm EST
Sick Puppies
Australian rock band, Sick Puppies (Shimon Moore & Emma Anzai - drummer Mark Goodwinn was absent) recently sat down at Capitol Records in Hollywood with Starpulse writer Erin Demchak to discuss their upcoming tour, new album and what is up next for the band.
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