Mary Desmond teaches you how to play P!nk’s “Just Give Me A Reason” on guitar for School of Pop!
Ray Manzarek, Founding Member Of The Doors, Passes Away At 74
Ray Manzarek, keyboardist and founding member of The Doors, passed away today at 12:31PM PT at the RoMed Clinic in Rosenheim, Germany after a lengthy battle with bile duct cancer. He was 74. At the time of his passing, he was surrounded by his wife Dorothy Manzarek, and his brothers Rick and James Manczarek.
Manzarek is best known for his work with The Doors who formed in 1965 when Manzarek had a chance encounter on Venice Beach with poet Jim Morrison. The Doors went on to become one of the most controversial rock acts of the 1960s, selling more than 100-million albums worldwide, and receiving 19 Gold, 14 Platinum and five multi-Platinum albums in the U.S. alone. “L.A.Woman,” “Break On Through to the Other Side,” “The End,” “Hello, I Love You,” and “Light My Fire” were just some of the band’s iconic and ground-breaking songs. After Morrison’s death in 1971, Manzarek went on to become a best-selling author, and a Grammy-nominated recording artist in his own right. In 2002, he revitalized his touring career with Doors’ guitarist and long-time collaborator, Robby Krieger.
“I was deeply saddened to hear about the passing of my friend and bandmate Ray Manzarek today,” said Krieger. “I’m just glad to have been able to have played Doors songs with him for the last decade. Ray was a huge part of my life and I will always miss him.”
Manzarek is survived by his wife Dorothy, brothers Rick and James Manczarek, son Pablo Manzarek, Pablo’s wife Sharmin and their three children Noah, Apollo and Camille. Funeral arrangements are pending. The family asks that their privacy be respected at this difficult time. In lieu of flowers, please make a memoriam donation in Ray Manzarek’s name at www.standup2cancer.org
Brandon & Leah head to Las Vegas this Friday to perform at 7pm on May 10th at the Fremont Street Experience. Earlier in the day, they’ll also be making an appearance at the Gibson Showroom to perform a few tunes that will air on MORE Access just before the show.
Event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/283464578455380/
Rock legends, The Doors, now have their very own iPhone app. The app, out today, features cloud integration with iTunes, Facebook connect, and great multimedia tools for fans to connect with The Doors in the digital age. Video clips, indexed appendices, and contributions from those who knew them the best bring The Doors legacy to the fingertips of fans.
You can download the app here.
Mary Desmond will be teaching you how to play Emeli Sande’s “Next to Me” and Bruno Mars’s “When I Was Your Man” on guitar on today’s episode of School of Pop. Tune in to the School of Pop channel on Ustream at 4pm PST this afternoon!
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Musicians! Submit for the NARM Music & Branding Shark Tank!
Music Biz 2013 is the annual confab of NARM, the music business trade association, and digitalmusic.org, the home of NARM’s digital initiatives.
As the music biz landscape continues to change and the partnerships between brands and artists become increasingly more important, we want to use this forum to give up-and-coming bands a chance to earn some serious exposure.
Together with rental-car giant Hertz and Indaba Music, five artists will be chosen to showcase their song and pitch their band in front of an esteemed group of music marketing experts at Music Biz 2013’s “Music & Brand Partnerships: Take a Swim in the Shark Tank” panel, which will be held Wednesday, May 8, from 3 PM to 4:30 PM at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles.
NARM and digitalmusic.org are offering artists and managers the opportunity to experience Music Biz 2013 for just $199. For more information visit: musicbiz2013.com. Register by filling out the form.
Brandon & Leah Talk Cronies EP with Mood Media
Brandon & Leah talk Cronies, inspiration, and charity involvement with Mood Media.