Last.fm Trends

Last.fm Trends: The Legend Of The Big Man

The music world is still in shock after the passing away of one of the industry’s true legends. Clarence Clemons, who famously played saxophone for Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band from 1972 until […]

06/21/2011

Last.fm Trends: Beach Boys ‘Pet Sounds’ Turns 45

Forty-five years this week, on on May 16th 1966, The Beach Boys released their seminal album Pet Sounds. Advancing their sound from previous releases, the album is still among the most iconic collections in rock and […]

05/17/2011

Last.fm Trends: Vintage Tracks Keep The Cars Rolling Forward As Anticipation Grows For New Album

Twenty-four years have gone by since the last release by Boston new-wave band The Cars. To save hitting the quarter-century mark without any new material, [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Ric Ocasek[/lastfm] and other original bandmembers have gotten back […]

05/07/2011

From Live Aid To “Songs That Will Sell”: Last.fm Trends Checks Out SXSW Keynote Speaker Bob Geldof

South By Southwest Music is celebrating its 25th year next week, and it’s invited veteran rocker and campaigner Bob Geldof as its Keynote Speaker and Showcase Performer. Geldof will appear along with some 2000 other […]

03/10/2011

Last.fm Trends: Tom Petty Descends On The GRAMMYs

(Photo by Karl Walter/Getty Images) Old school rockers Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers are another act who will be hoping to leave the GRAMMY Awards with a statue in tow. The “Free Fallin’” boys are […]

02/08/2011

Last.fm Trends: Neil Young Aims For A Grammy Hat-Trick

U.S. Farm Aid 25th Anniversary Show Milwaukee WI (Photo by Darren Hauck/Getty Images) Neil Young‘s contributions to music continue to be recognised with a hat-trick of nominations at this year’s Grammy Awards. Nominated for the […]

02/07/2011

Last.fm Trends: Rock Voices Bring The Noise At The Grammys

Whilst rock music is most often thought of as bands of musicians making as much noise as possible, it’s the voices that wrench at the heart strings of listeners all over the world. This is […]

02/01/2011

Last.fm Trends: The Price Of Bob Dylan

The original manuscript for Bob Dylan‘s “The Times They Are A-Changin’” has sold for $422,500 at a New York auction, reports BBC News. A political snapshot of the 1960s, the price suggests today’s fans still […]

12/13/2010

Last.fm Trends – Last.fm Best Of 2010: Part Two Of Its Year-End Roundup

Last.fm‘s countdown of the year’s most-played artists gets a little closer to the top spot this week, as #20 – #11 are revealed today. Find out which names have jumped up this year, and who […]

12/08/2010

Last.fm Best Of 2010

This week, Last.fm revealed the first part of its annual Best of 2010 feature, a countdown of the year’s most-played music that’s entirely based on tracks scrobbled by Last.fm users. Over the next three weeks expect to […]

12/03/2010

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