The Olympic Effect: The Kinks, John Lennon & More Re-enter UK ChartsThough the U.S. charts don't show the same influence, the Olympics effect is out in full force on on the U.K. charts this week.
New Releases: Tributes To Fleetwood Mac, Supertramp & MoreLet’s take a look at this week’s albums, reissues and other musical goodies from classic artists making musical waves yet again.
NBC Pushes The Who's Olympic Performance Past MidnightWith all the issues NBC has had during their broadcast of the London Olympics - from tape delaying, to spoiling results in their news coverage - it seems fitting that they saved their biggest fail for Olympics Closing Ceremony.
Your Guide To Olympic Closing Ceremony Music: The Who, The Beatles & What NBC Didn't AirThe ceremony featured a "Symphony of British Music" over the last 50 years, which included a mega-set by The Who; a touch of Queen, Pink Floyd and The Kinks; five songs by the Beatles (though no Beatles performed in the ceremony); and the first performance in years by the reunited Spice Girls.
Pink Floyd To Play The Olympics Closing CeremonyThe Olympics Closing Ceremony rumor mill has run the gamut, with talk of many iconic British acts taking the stage for what's being touted as a celebration of British music in the last 50 years. Many names have come up, but never has Pink Floyd's - until now.
Elton John Responsible For Muse's Olympic AnthemIn the midst of recording 6th album, British arena rockers Muse received a phone call that would put them in front of an audience of billions. More than just part of an Olympic montage, Muse's song "Survival" was chosen as the official theme of the London 2012 Olympics. But how and why was the anthemic song chosen? Two words: Elton John.