High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The White Stripes is an American alternative rock band from Detroit, Michigan. The band was formed in 1997 and consists of vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, and songwriter Jack White and drummer Meg White, who also occasionally provides vocals. The duo released their first two albums, the The White Stripes (1999) and De Stijl (2000), to limited success, it was their third album, White Blood Cells (2001), that pushed the band into the public eye. The album's success was boosted by the single "Fell in Love with a Girl" and its subsequent music video, which won three awards at the 2002 MTV Video Music Awards. White Blood Cells was followed by Elephant (2003), which earned the band four Grammy Award nominations, and won them the Best Alternative Music Album and Best Rock Song awards. Elephant produced four singles and went double platinum in the United Kingdom. The White Stripes' later albums, Get Behind Me Satan (2005) and Icky Thump (2007), both won the Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album and charted in the top five of the Billboard 200. Overall, The White Stripes have won 14 awards from 50 nominations.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Paul Collins (born 1954, New York City) is an American writer, author, music producer, and multi-instrumentalist. He is best known for his work in the power pop groups The Nerves and The Beat. Paul Collins has released several solo projects with his alternative country group The Paul Collins Band, who play Americana music inspired by country rock and folk rock. Collins also continues to tour with his The Beat, his longtime rock group which combines power pop with Alternative rock and punk rock. Paul Collins began his career as the drummer (and sometime singer & songwriter) in an influential Los Angeles power pop trio The Nerves, alongside Jack Lee and future Plimsouls frontman Peter Case. The band are best remembered for "Hanging on the Telephone", a song later made famous by Blondie. After The Nerves' demise, Paul Collins formed his own group as singer, rhythm guitarist, and songwriter for The Beat, sometimes called The Paul Collins Beat to avoid confusion with the British ska group also called The Beat (or The English Beat in the US).
Spinnerette is an alternative rock solo project of Australian musician Brody Dalle. For this project she has collaborated with Tony Bevilacqua (former member of The Distillers), Jack Irons (What Is This?, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Walk The Moon, Eleven, and Pearl Jam) and Alain Johannes (What Is This?, Walk The Moon, Eleven, Queens of the Stone Age and Them Crooked Vultures). Dalle announced the emergence of the project in March 2007.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. White Lies are an English alternative rock band from Ealing, West London. Formerly known as Fear of Flying, the band consists primarily of Harry McVeigh Charles Cave (bass guitar and backing vocals), and Jack Lawrence-Brown.The band are complemented by Tommy Bowen (keyboards) during live performances. White Lies formed in October 2007, upon writing songs they felt didn''t suit their original band. After delaying their first performance for five months to build up media hype, they earned a recording contract with Fiction Records days after their debut. The release of singles "Unfinished Business" and "Death" led to tours and festival appearances in the United Kingdom and North America, including a headline performance at BBC Radio 1''s Big Weekend and a place on the 2009 NME Awards Tour. Further singles "To Lose My Life" and "Farewell to the Fairground" led to further media attention and the band''s first worldwide headline tour. Upon the release of their debut album, To Lose My Life..., White Lies became the first British act in 2009 to achieve a number one album.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! This is a comprehensive listing of awards won by Powderfinger, an alternative rock band based in Brisbane, Australia. The band formed in 1989 in Brisbane, and their lineup since 1992 has consisted of Bernard Fanning, John Collins, Ian Haug, Darren Middleton and Jon Coghill. Powderfinger is highly successful in the Australian recording industry, being a recipient of the industry's flagship awards, the Australian Recording Industry Association Music Awards, sixteen times. The group has also topped the Triple J Hottest 100 chart twice, and had a total of 21 entries listed. The group has also received three awards from the Australasian Performing Right Association, four Jack Awards, and four Music Industry Critics' Awards.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Mother's Milk is the fourth studio album by American alternative rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers, released on August 16, 1989 on EMI. After the death of guitarist Hillel Slovak and subsequent departure of drummer Jack Irons, vocalist Anthony Kiedis and bassist Flea regrouped with the addition of guitarist John Frusciante and drummer Chad Smith. Frusciante significantly altered the band's sound by placing more emphasis on melody than rhythm, which had dominated the band's previous material. Returning producer Michael Beinhorn favored heavy metal guitar riffs as well as excessive overdubbing, and as a result Beinhorn and Frusciante constantly fought over the album's guitar sound. The record was a greater commercial success than the Chili Peppers' past three studio albums combined. Mother's Milk peaked at number 52 on the Billboard 200 and received widespread recognition for singles "Knock Me Down" and the Stevie Wonder cover "Higher Ground".
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Red Hot Chili Peppers is an American alternative rock band formed in Los Angeles, California, in 1983. For most of the band's existence, the members have been vocalist Anthony Kiedis, guitarist John Frusciante (who announced in December 2009 that he has quit the band), bassist Michael "Flea" Balzary, and drummer Chad Smith. The band's varied musical style has fused traditional funk with elements of other genres including alternative, punk rock, and psychedelic rock. They are considered one of the most popular bands of their time. In addition to Kiedis and Flea, the group originally featured guitarist Hillel Slovak and drummer Jack Irons. Slovak, however, died of a heroin overdose in 1988, resulting in Irons' departure.Irons was replaced briefly by former Dead Kennedys drummer D.H. Peligro before the band found a permanent replacement in Smith, while Slovak was replaced by up-and-coming guitarist Frusciante. This lineup recorded the band's fourth and fifth albums, Mother's Milk (1989) and Blood Sugar Sex Magik (1991).
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Jack Nicholsen Mathews is a Canadian musician and actor. He was a member of the alternative rock group Leslie Spit Treeo in the late 1980s and early 1990s. He left the band amicably in 1993 to pursue acting, although he continued to work with the band occasionally as a guest musician. To avoid confusion with the much more famous Jack Nicholson, he has frequently been credited as Jack Nichols or J. D. Nicholsen. In 1997, he married Cindy Matthews, the manager of Toronto's Cameron House live music club, and adopted her surname as his stage name (although he continues to use the surname Nicholsen when performing as a musician.)
Es ist 1994, die Hochzeit des Grunge, als Becks lakonischer Überhit "Loser" weltweit die Tanzflächen der Alternative-Diskotheken füllt. Dank der Textzeile "I'm a loser, Baby, so why don't you kill me", vorgetragen in lethargischem Sprechgesang, wird der Senkrechtstarter zum Sprachrohr der sogenannten "Slacker"-, der "Hänger"-Generation verklärt.Auf seinen Alben beweist Beck seine Vielseitigkeit: Sein Stilmix aus amerikanischem Folk, HipHop-Beats und Soulmusik begeistert seit über zehn Jahren die Musikwelt. Sein Album Odelay von 1996 erreichte in den USA Doppelplatin und auch die folgenden Alben gingen millionenfach über die Ladentische. Er arbeitete mit den Größten des Rockgeschäfts zusammen. So nahm er seine Alben mit den Produzenten der Beastie Boys oder Radiohead auf, arbeitete mit Jack White und schrieb einen Song für die Band Air. In den nächsten Jahren kehrte er zurück zu Folk und Blues und stellte seine Musik immer deutlicher in die Tradition großer Singer/Songwriter. Schließlich wurde Beck die höchste Ehre zuteil: Johnny Cash coverte seinen Song Rowboat.Das Buch erzählt die Geschichte des David Campbell, der im Alter von vierzehn Jahren die Schule verlässt und sich fortan Beck nennt. Die künstlerische Begabung liegt in der Familie: Seine Mutter kommt aus dem Umfeld von Andy Warhols Factory, der Vater ist ein viel beschäftigter Dirigent, sein Großvater ist der Fluxus-Künstler Al Hansen. Der junge Beck tritt als Straßenkünstler auf und nimmt an Poetry-Slams teil. Anschaulich wird beschrieben, wie Beck 500 Kopien seines Superhits Loser bei einem Independent-Label veröffentlichte, durch die Radiostationen vom Publikum entdeckt wurde und wie sich die Plattenfirmen um den Zuschlag gegenseitig überboten. Die Biographie zeigt den Lebensweg eines Künstlers, der mit völlig eigenständiger Musik, die sich allen Trends verweigert, außergewöhnliche Erfolge feiert.Er behält die Kontrolle über sein Schaffen und widersetzt sich der Vermarktung, indem er auf Singles verzichtet oder Albumcover zum Selbstgestalten veröffentlicht. Zahlreiche Farbfotos illustrieren die Karriere des eigenwilligen Folk-Rock-Superstars.