In April 1994, Nirvana front man Kurt Cobain was found in his garage in Seattle, dead from a single shotgun blast to the head. It’s been 25 years since his passing and, over that time, Cobain has gone from just the leader of a band to one of the iconic figures of the 90s and of the grunge genre. In this edition of the Renegades Radio Podcast, we’ll look back at Cobain’s life and try to figure out how a bright light burned himself out so quickly.
Recently the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame held its induction ceremonies, enshrining such legends of rock as Stevie Nicks, The Zombies, and Def Leppard into the Valhalla of rock music. Now that the 2019 ceremonies are complete, it’s time to take a look at those who are newly eligible and those that have been eligible for some time but haven’t been voted in. Such newcomers as The Notorious B.I.G., Stabbing Westward and Weezer are all eligible (having released their first album in 1994), while stalwarts such as Warren Zevon, Jimmy Buffett and Pat Benatar all look for their first nominations. Take a listen to the newcomers and the veterans – which ones will be nominated come this fall?
One of the things that makes the world of music more interesting than normal is when artists collaborate. Whether it is two individual singers, a singer and a band, two bands or even a singer, a band and a DJ, these collaborations have brought some great music that spans different genres. We’re going to take a look at these collaborations that will embrace the worlds of pop, rap, country and hard rock…join us for the next hour!
Music has a great deal of history behind it, both good and bad. In this week’s episode of the Renegades Radio Podcast, we’re going to look back at some historical moments in music history and relieve those moments through the music of the participants. For fans of The Doors, you’ll hear the TRUE story behind the Miami Incident and, for Prince fans, we’ll look back at what was a dark day.
If the weather is getting warmer, that means that the concert season is getting ready to heat up! 2019 is looking like one of the biggest concert years in recent memory, with tours by bands such as The Chainsmokers, Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators and solo artists such as Ariana Grande, Jay-Z and Jennifer Lopez hitting the stage. And this isn’t even looking at the festivals like Coachella, Lollapalooza and the granddaddy of them all, Woodstock 50! Listen here to learn more about the upcoming 2019 summer concert season!
Cover songs – when an artists takes a popular song from another artist and interprets it in their own manner – have been a part of music for some time. But there are good and there are bad cover songs! In Part Two of our look at cover songs, we’ll take a look at both sides of that equation – including a one-time only musical foray by actor Richard Harris!
Being able to create a memorable song is one of the great desires of any musician, singer or songwriter. Having that song become a hit is another dream. But to have a song that becomes so iconic that it is covered by another artist? THAT is when you’ve really made it!
In Part One of a two-part series, the Renegades Radio Podcast will take a listen to some of the greatest songs of all-time and the artists who originally recorded them and those who covered the song. It promises to be an eclectic mix of artists as we enter the world of “cover songs.”