Stories in Beat that you’ll love, handpicked by our team.
In this article I am looking at 13 random albums released in 1979. 1979 was a great year in music with albums by artists such as Led Zeppelin, Michael Jackson, The Cars, Donna Summer, Supertramp, Styx, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and many other favorites.Rick Henry Christopher
Clare Torry and the Great Gig
I have always been fascinated with the stories behind those moments in the arts when one person, event, change, movement or accident created something very new and exciting; something that no one else could have done. This is the story of one woman who does not have the level of fame that is equal with her role in popular music history. There might be some fanatics out there who do know her and even love her, but I have had too many responses over the years when I mention this story gape and feel as though they are learning something new and exciting. I hope that this adds to the story of one of my favourite groups and that you also feel as though you have discovered something new.Kendall Defoe
10 Underrated Music Artist Collaborations
We all know and love some of the most iconic artist collaborations that have come out throughout the years. From Beyonce and Jay Z to Nick Minaj and Ariana Grande to Justin Beiber and The Kid Laroi, we have seen various collaborations hit the charts and go viral. However, with as many music artist collaborations that go viral, there are others that get overlooked. Here are 10 of the most underrated music artist collaborationsAlisan Keesee
A Playlist for Writers Who Like to Run...or Walk
Before I became sick with COVID last May, I loved to walk and do interval jogging. Fitness has always been a big part of my life. I did it all—aerial yoga, Zumba, dance yoga, HIIT, cardio kickboxing, vinyasa yoga, cheerleading, track, aerobics, Pilates, Peloton, personal training, and of course, the treadmill. Unfortunately, I haven't recovered enough yet to do these intense workouts. I am grateful that I seem to be improving and can go for short walks. Who knows? Full recovery might not be too far off in the distance.Jennifer M. Ward
'If You're Happy And You Know It...' Where Did This Song Come From?
Watching the Chicago Cubs on TV recently, a visit to the pitcher's mound by the opposing team’s coach brought the opportunity for a little ballpark filler. Visits to the mound are often given musical accompaniment with a host of public domain standards offering a wide array of choices for ballpark organists.Sean Patrick
21 Essential Guitar Accessories
When buying a guitar it’s important to buy the essential accessories that you’ll need to practice, learn and perform at your best.Ted's List
A Playlist for Runners
Whether you're a new runner or veteran to the sport, chances are you probably like to listen to some music while you run! While it's pretty easy to put your music on shuffle and just listen randomly, having a playlist tailored for runners by a runner is sure to get you motivated!Krystal Katz
Fans Choice: 20 Favorite Songs of Kate Bush
I have long been a Kate Bush fan. She first came to my attention in the fall of 1980. I was, as per usual, visiting my friends that worked at Licorice Pizza Music Store #20. One of the employees, I forget who it was, put Never for Ever, Kate's newest album at the time, onto the turntable. Right from the first song, "Babooshka," I was sold.Rick Henry Christopher
We've Got That Covered
What This Is About I thought I would put together a thirteen song playlist of cover versions that are a long way from the original versions.
Act I Renaissance is ...... (Album Review)
July 29 The day Queen Beyoncé released her seventh album “Act I Renaissance” after six years since her sixth album Lemonade. Finally!!!!!! After all this time, in the words of LizzoGladys W. Muturi
Iggy Pop Is The Passenger
Introducing The Passenger I have always been a fan of Iggy Pop ever since The Stooges. I loved “The Idiot” his first David Bowie collaboration, but the follow-up, “Lust For Life” was jam-packed with amazing songs like the title track, “Success” and for me, most importantly “The Passenger” written by Ricky Gardiner, the lead guitarist on the album.
Special by Lizzo | Album Review
The second major-label album from the Minneapolis-native singer is her empowering message to break free unapologetically but often dims her shine.Dom Deveraux