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March 21, 2019

Last year around Thanksgiving my girlfriend and I purchased a Peloton exercise bike. Spinning was never really my thing, but the idea of having 24/7 access to a piece of exercise equipment seemed to make sense to us as we get older. The bike has made a huge change in my life. I ride it most days and have taken advantage of their stre...

March 13, 2019

Once upon a time, musicians recorded albums. In fact, they often recorded a lot of them. Back in the 1960’s there are a lot of bands that put out two albums the same calendar year. The Beatles routinely put out two albums a year. They released two albums in 1963, 1964, 1965, 1967, and 1969. Every year from 1963 to 1970, they released...

March 13, 2019

Once upon a time, musicians recorded albums. In fact, they often recorded a lot of them. Back in the 1960’s there are a lot of bands that put out two albums the same calendar year. The Beatles routinely put out two albums a year. They released two albums in 1963, 1964, 1965, 1967, and 1969. Every year from 1963 to 1970, they released...

March 6, 2019

Taylor Swift is the queen of the shady breakup song. She pretty much single-handedly created and perfected the genre. Airing couplet upon couplet of dirty laundry to set records straight, point fingers, or otherwise deliver someone their long over-due comeuppance. And in the process immortalizing all the petty squabbles and feigned o...

February 27, 2019

The other night I was watching a documentary on saxophonist Bobby Keys and learned an interesting fact. Something that wasn’t even mentioned in his biography, which was that “Brown Sugar” didn’t originally have a sax solo on it. Instead, the track had been cut and was being prepared for release when at a dual birthday party for Bobby...

August 23, 2018

In support of their new record I Thought You'd Be Bigger, Big Kettle Drum debuts "Bring That Love to Me" video exclusively on Power Chord TV.

Big Kettle Drum has always been that band that everyone has told you to see. After playing nearly 1,000 shows across America and England, JT Keel and Brant Menswar have grinded it out relentless...

August 22, 2018

The MTV Video Music Awards brought out some eclectic performances and big wins for Jennifer Lopez, Cardi B., and Childish Gambino’s “This Is America.”

“This Is America,” one of the most symbolic and interpreted videos of the year, needed no interpretation Monday night when it won Best Choreography, Video With a Message, and Best Direc...

August 8, 2018

Renowned rocker Steve Vai will host "Steve Vai's Big Mama Jama Jam-a-Thon," a 52-hour live music experience, on Sept. 28th-30th at Musicians Institute's new auditorium in Los Angeles.

Steve will serve as musical director of the event, as a variety of musical artists take to the stage to raise awareness for extraordinary families, a no...

August 1, 2018

Toto was never considered one of the "coolest" bands back in the early 1980s, in fact, they were kind of, well "nerdy." But they're certainly not the nerds any more as their relationship and renewed popularity is a result of Weezer covering "Africa," Toto's sleeper hit from 1982.

Other songs that were out there at that time were from...

July 25, 2018

For music fans we bring good news: California Rocker and Power Chord TV are teaming up to bring you more stories, more photos and a new team on the scene to bring music news!

Check out the Power Chord TV content on California Rocker and California Rocker content on Power Chord TV. 

We're kicking off the collaboration by sharing some st...

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