Everything's crystal clear when you first set out to conquer the world, but by the time your band has decided to dismantle, things aren't so simple. In February 2011, James Murphy, founder and leading member of LCD Soundsystem, posted a message on the band's official website informing fans that on April 2nd the band would play their last live show before breaking up.
Jani Christou (1926-1970) is considered a major figure in 20th Century avant-garde music, although nowadays he's virtually unknown. His premature death in a tragic accident on his birthday, robbed the contemporary music scene of one of the most fascinating and provocative talents in the world.
The incredible story of one of the best heavy metal bands in the country. Spitfire had everything going for them until one day, lead singer Dinos Kostakis was involved in a tragic accident that forced him to retire from the stage after sustaining a serious injury.
Introduced to the wonderful world of music at the tender age of four, Chicago-born singer/songwriter Andrew Bird is the closest thing to a musical genius – complete with epic melodies and esoteric lyrics - the indie folk scene has seen in the past couple of decades.
Melodic solos, lightning-fast riffs and shreds made in heaven: Jason Becker could do it all, a child prodigy just a few years shy of becoming a guitar hero. At age 15 he started Cacophony, whose neo-classical scales, dualguitar harmonies and impossible tempos made speed metal junkies think they died and went to heaven.
After the global experiment of "Life in a Day", Oscar-winning director Kevin Macdonald ("One Day in September") is back on the festival circuit with a portrait of reggae legend Bob Marley. Far removed from your run-of-the-mill hagiographies, the British director attempts a detailed and objective documentation of the life and times of the Jamaican musician.
Back in 1968, two notable US music producers discovered Mexican-American Sixto Rodriguez in a bar in Detroit, enthralled by his folk origins and prophetic lyrics. They put out two albums together, which turned out to be total commercial failures and Rodriguez dropped off the face of the earth.