We passed each other and stupefied, I could only muster a "Hello, Mr. Williams" to which he politely nodded. When I played that moment over and over in my head, I wished it could've played out differently. I realized what I should've said but thought I'd never get a second chance. I got my second chance.
About a month ago, I was standing in front of the Woodstock display at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland Ohio when it happened again. A guy about my age, wearing a baseball cap over what I assumed was a balding head, sized me up and asked: 'So, were you there?' I nodded 'yes' and then what happened is pretty much what always happens.
This week I talked with award-winning Canadian rock icon Carole Pope about her fabulous new EP Music for Lesbians. Pope's music is infamous for making you think, laugh and dance at the same time. I talked to her about her music and her spin on LGBT issues.
An anti-drug PSA is pretty useless without any actual facts or lifesaving advice. Scare tactics and over-the-top drug PSAs geared at teens and 20-somethings incite apathy at best and mockery at worst.
A blanket of dismal expectancy shrouds every new festival or high profile EDM show. It arrives in the form of a vulture; a hovering media presence eyeing any opportunity to snatch up crumbs of information to then instigate "conversations" where dance music culture and its fans are berated, over and over again.
This year proved a great capper for the first stage of OVO, with Drake using the opportunity to create a "this is your life" type set list -- dude even wheeled his mom out on stage! -- but going forward Drizzy needs to make it less about him and more about the festival.
For the series It's About The Words & Conversations, BJ Thomas talks about that special night he heard Jackie Wilson sing "To Be Loved" and how thankful he is to have been exposed to those lyrics. They have stayed with and supported BJ through the pleasures of launching a career, falling in love, starting a family and battling addiction.
As many of you have read, Bell Media recently axed 91 jobs from MuchMusic, ostensibly gutting the iconic music station into a shadow of its formerly glorious self when Znaimer and John Martin founded the "temple of rock" in 1984. But an online movement to bring Much back to its original founder Moses Znaimer is picking up steam.
Today I joined Grimmy, Annie Mac, Pete Tong and MistaJam on The Radio 1 Breakfast Show to kick off the weekend... Ibiza is the world's most iconic dance music location and to be a part of Radio 1's infamous dance line-up on one of the biggest weekends on the island is crazy.
The global hunger issue can seem overwhelming. The fact that more people will die from hunger this year than AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis and war combined is unbelievable. I've seen the emotional and physical toll hunger takes on the communities and families it impacts.
Look, I love Nirvana as much as the next formerly flannel-clad thirtysomething, but greatness isn't just about the first few laps, it's about finishing the race and after 25 years running the track, Nine Inch Nails is so far in the lead that there is no other alternative.
The last time I saw Jack White perform, it was in a 6th street saloon in Austin, Texas and Bill Murray was dancing on a bar top with some comely lasses right behind me. Needless to say, seeing the former White Stripes frontman at the Air Canada Center arena was never going to compare, but it was still a great perch from which to witness White's place in the musical firmament.
There is one situation in which an encore is definitely not such a good idea. Frowned upon, in fact, by just about everyone in the venue apart from the audience cheering for it. And that situation is a festival. For a festival to be a success, it must run on time.
It was around 3 a.m. when a moment of surreal beauty unexpectedly burst forth from the grotesque chaos that marked the final day of Woodstock '99, soon to be re-dubbed "the day the music died." Perhaps Woodstock '99 was pressing its luck, having achieved a surprisingly successful edition in 1994 despite (or because of) fans tearing down the fences and entering for free. But Woodstock '94 had the benefit of being staged at the peak of the alt-era. Fast forward five years, though, and youth culture had fractured.
YouTube stars Lilly Singh and Kanwer Singh, better known as Superwoman and Humble the Poet sit down with Raji Aujla to talk about the process of creating their viral music video, #Leh.