“Maybe someday your name will be in lights, saying ‘Johnny B. Goode Tonight.’“ One of the fathers of rock and roll, Charles Edward Anderson Berry has passed away at the ripe old age of 90. Long live rock and roll! Long live Chuck Berry!
Mental Floss‘ John Green expounds on some of the many strange and random bits of trivia about famous rock musicians. We’re wondering what ever happened to those stolen Green Day recordings, and in case you were wondering – here’s an excerpt from that Foo Fighters’ rider.
Put on your headphones, crank up the volume, and drink in this 15-minute history of rock music, as remixed by Ithaca Audio. The clip includes sound bites from 348 rockstars, 84 guitarists, 64 songs, and 44 drummers, from Elvis to Foo Fighters. Download the audio track here.
(PG-13: Language) The talented jerk that is Mark Kozelek aka Sun Kil Moon goes on barely controlled rambles about being mystified and being grateful for love amidst the droning waves by post-metal band Jesu. Even if the first track isn’t your thing, give the others a chance.