Music Gear News
Linda Perry forms new band
Linda Perry has formed a new band because she is tired of penning "songs for the radio".
The songwriter - who has written huge hits for Christina Aguilera, Pink and Gwen Stefani - has returned to singing her own songs for the first time since her original band, 4 Non Blondes, split in 1995.
Speaking about her new project, Deep Dark Robot, she told Rollingstone.com: "I've just been really bored. If I hear another label tell me that they need a song for the radio I'm going to poke out their eyeballs with a fork. Nobody I work with wants anything out of left field. They just want to keep following the same game plan."
Linda had originally planned to make a comeback as a solo artist some years ago with the song 'Beautiful', but after hearing Christina Aguilera sing a version of it, decided to give it to her.
She also told how starting out again is no easy task, adding: "We just played in Washington, D.C. and there were 30 people in the crowd. It kind of bums me out and hurts my ego. But that's the good part. It's like starting from scratch."
Linda also confessed she didn't really like 4 Non Blondes - whose biggest hit 'What's Up', was an international smash in 1992 - because the record company commercialised their album 'Bigger, Better, Faster, More!'.
She added: "I'm I wasn't really a big fan of my band. When I heard our record for the first time I cried. It didn't sound like me. It made me belligerent and a real asshole. I wanted to say, 'we're not that fluffy polished bulls**t that you're listening to.' It was really difficult."Posted on 31 Mar 2011 10:00 to category : Music News
Related Music News
With the advent of various new files formats and the cancelling of several licensing programs, the MP3 is speculated to soon become a thing of the past.
JBL Professional has launched a competition that gives aspiring musician the opportunity to record in a professional facility with renowned producer Steve Levine.
Delivered by Choreographer and Theater Director Arlene Phillips, The Bacc For the Future campaign has acquired support of over 100 hundred influential figures
On the 22nd of April, Pink Floyd will be releasing an unheard version of the iconic classic 'Interstellar Overdrive' in celebration of world record day
With an increased quality of specifications right across the board, Apple's eponymous 'iPad' will host a whole generous selection of great new features.
Supported by the likes of Ed Sheeran, Royal Blood, Wolf Alice and many more, Fanfair Alliances new educational guide is available for free download online.
Recent Music News
The latest addition to the illustrious range of Katana Amplifiers, the Katana-Mini guitar amplifier brings classic BOSS tone in a portable and lightweight design
Today's second pedal release from BOSS for Roland's 'Future Redesigned' campaign, the MD-500 is the latest comprehensive workhorse for the modern musician.
The most advanced reverb pedal to come from BOSS to date, the RV-500 pedal promises a wealth of tone shaping options and professional grade versatility
Using the feedback from the guitar player community Walrus Audio has devised a new and improved pedal that eliminates the pitfalls of its predecessor.
After the release of the Hall of Fame 2 and Pipeline Tap Tremolo Pedals, TC Electronic's Flashback 2 promises for unprecedented expression and otherworldly tone.
Looking to get that perfect take? M-Audio's M-Track 2X2 Vocal Studio Pro gives you professional standard recording capabilities in a robust and compact format.