Arctic Monkeys Seal Fuzz-Rock Come-On 'Do I Wanna Know?' With a Cartoon Kiss
... they've released the full studio version of the latter question-mark-haver to iTunes, and it expertly mixes the friskiness of "R U Mine?" with the sleazy lurch of this Queens of the Stone Age-collaborating band's Josh Homme-assisted 2009 album Humbug. "I'm sorry to interrupt, it's just that I'm constantly on the cusp of trying to kiss you," frontman Alex Turner sneers. "I just don't know if you feel the same as I do." After the video, all sound waves and hallucinatory cartoons, any questions asked are answered. Arctic Monkeys Seal
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Empower Musicians Seal of Approval Awarded to Ogden
... venues; however, the practices LaGrone has in place are exactly what we want to see. Musicians feel respected at the Ogden; they know there's a contract, and that they will get royalties. A huge amount of care goes into doing things right." The first three club venues that have received the Seal
are d.b.a., Three Muses and Rock 'N' Bowl.The Empower Musicians "Seal
of Approval": Coming to a club near you? Music venues that display the Empower Musicians Seal
of Approval have been evaluated on a 30-point metric, which was developed by SHNO from musician focus groups. SHNO Program Director Sarah Gromko: "These New Orleans venues have embraced music business best practices and excel in transparency and compensation of musicians, event marketing, venue sound quality, and social responsibility. " The Empower Musicians Seal
of Approval initiative is a fair-trade approach to live music performance. New Orleans musicians make an average of only $17,800 a year, most of it from live performance, according to a SHNO survey. SHNO is now working with musicians to diversify and increase their revenue streams, while promoting professional compensation for live performance. The Empower Musicians Seal
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Seal: 'Crazy' (Monsieur Adi Remix) | Prefix
... Tweet French producer Monsieur Adi known for his epic remixes of Lana Del Rey's "Born To Die" and "Summertime Sadness" takes a trip back to the early nineties in his new concoction. Crazy enough, he takes on classic song "Crazy" by Seal
. It's been quite some time since the song infiltrated the airwaves and now it gets a refresher by the Frenchman. It's much more high energy in this go around with poppy synths surrounding Seal
's chopped up vocals. Monsieur Adi definitely added a brand new breath of fresh air to the original. Stream the remix below: Previous · Sponsored Content Seal
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Seal was born Seal Henry Olusegun Olumide Adeola Samuel. "Olusegen" means "god is victorious." His parents are both immigrants of Nigerian and Brazilian descent.
Despite various rumors, the scars on Seal's face are the result of a type of Lupus called Discoid lupus erythematosus – a condition that specifically affects the skin above the neck.
Seal proposed to supermodel, Heidi Klum, in a quinzhee, which was made by hollowing out a pile of snow that has already settled. It was built on a glacier in Whistler, British Columbia. The two married on May 10, 2005 on Mexico's Costa Careyes near Seal's home. Of his marriage, Seal revealed, "Each year, Heidi and I get remarried. It's a great party, but for about an hour, we go off on our own down to a private beach. We sit there with the kids and read vows to each other as the sun sets. It's a very special moment to us."
When referring to his music, Seal has been quoted as saying, "My songs are like kids, I love them all, I encourage them to grow, to reach their full potential, and then send them out into the world. " He added, "If you get too comfortable, then the listener gets too comfortable and everyone's bored."
Seal has identified Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder and Jimi Hendrix as key influences.
Seal performed the duet, "Wedding Day," with his wife, Heidi Klum at the Victoria's Secret fashion show in 2007. Other performers included the Spice Girls and wil.i.am from The Black Eyed Peas.
Seal's 2001 album, Togetherland, was never released. The official cause was that Seal just didn't think the album was up to his standards. Other reports say that the record label turned down the album because they didn't think it would be commercially successful. However, one single from the album, "This Could Be Heaven," was released as a single and also appeared in the Nicholas Cage film, The Family Man.
Charlie Benante of Anthrax
The drummer for Anthrax is also a key songwriter. He explains how the group puts their songs together and tells the stories behind some of their classics.
Susanna Hoffs - "Eternal Flame"
The Prince-penned "Manic Monday" was the first song The Bangles heard coming from a car radio, but "Eternal Flame" is closest to Susanna's heart, perhaps because she sang it in "various states of undress."
Neal Smith - "I'm Eighteen"
With the band in danger of being dropped from their label, Alice Cooper drummer Neal Smith co-wrote the song that started their trek from horror show curiosity to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
This Kentucky singer/songwriter's hits include "She Couldn't Change Me" (recorded by Montgomery Gentry) and "It Ain't Easy Being Me."