Chris Cornell's passing was the first death of a musical artist to really bum me out. I probably listen to his songs on a daily basis, so the news hit me hard. Most of the time I rock out from behind the wheel because Chris made awesome tracks for putting the pedal down and going for a drive.
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Video: Oscar-winning Spider-Man: Homecoming composer Michael Giacchino (Up) just put up a lovely 30-second video on Twitter of the orchestra currently recording the score to the film. They're playing a wonderful arrangement of the classic theme song from the '60s Spider-Man cartoon, and it's so good we can't stop listening to it.
Dario Argento's Italian horror classic Suspiria is beloved for many reasons, but high atop the list is the film's haunting score by frequent Argento collaborators Goblin. A Suspiria remake is due later this year, and the crucial slot of soundtrack creator has just been announced. It's a name you might recognise.
Video: It's only May, but there's a good chance we've already found our song of the winter. Eclectic Method is back with another pop culture mashup, but this time he's created an incredibly catchy drum and bass earworm by painstakingly assembling the sounds of video game weapons being fired and reloaded.
Video: Princess Leia's Stolen Death Star Plans (say it out loud in the same rhythm as you would Sgt Peppers Lonely Heart's Club Band) is the project of Palette-Swap Ninja, who has gamely rendered a parody of every Sgt Pepper's song as the story of A New Hope. Here's the crazy part: They're all really good!
Niel Young's "high resolution" music crusade is undergoing a change, an extreme change!!!!!!! The classic rocker turned tech entrepreneur has announced that Pono's now defunct music store will become a high-quality streaming service. It's kind of like Tidal but it will suck more. The fittingly out of touch new name for this service will be "Xstream".
Yesterday, we got the song list for the Awesome Mix Vol. 2. Today, the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 soundtrack has become available for purchase, but nothing you may have heard about it has prepared you for the original composition "Guardians Inferno", which features David Hasselhoff. Rapping. About Star-Lord.
Video: Composer Michael Giacchino joined Rogue One very late in the game — to the point he allegedly had just four weeks to create his soundtrack for the film. The fact he even managed it was impressive, but as this video shows, Giacchino pulled off a soundtrack filled with intriguing cues and homages to the Star Wars work of John Williams.
Chances are you've signed up to at least one streaming service — but are you making the most of the best-quality music on offer? A quick audit of your apps can boost both streaming and downloaded bit-rates, so you're always assured of the highest fidelity audio flowing through your pricy headphones to your eardrums. Which means you hear more of the music and a little less of the noise that can accompany lower quality music files.
Video: Have you ever found yourself listening to some classic '70s funk, rock or disco and suddenly recognised a portion of the song you swear you've heard elsewhere? As YouTube's Daftworld reveals, it was probably in a Daft Punk track, given the duo's almost bizarrely impressive ability to turn classic samples into electro hits.
The dream of home automation. A much-talked about subject, but one few realise to any practical extent. Not so for the ingenious Allen Pan who, after being inspired by the Nintendo Switch and the recent release of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, decided to rig his house to respond to tunes from Ocarina of Time, played from — you guessed it — an ocarina.
Video: Last year, artist Neil Mendoza turned a hamster running in a wheel into a talented sketch artist. This year he's pulled off an even more amazing feat by turning inanimate rocks into a talented (literal) rock band that plays a surprisingly decent cover of The Beatles' "Here Comes the Sun".
Harmonix is best known for video games like Guitar Hero and Rock Band, and cluttering up your living room with fake plastic instruments. Its next music game, however, trades guitars and drum sets for collectable cards, and has aspiring DJs competing to remix songs — like playing Yu-Gi-Oh in the club.
Instead of digging through crates of old records looking for samples, Eclectic Method relies on pop culture to assemble its catchy electronic tracks. The group's latest earworm borrows sounds and footage from the eight Harry Potter films, weaving them into a mindless ditty you're probably not going to be able to stop listening to all day.