Dolores O’Riordan of The Cranberries has died at the age of 46

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News just coming out of the UK is saying that The Cranberries lead singer Dolores O’ Riordan has died.

A spokesperson who represented the singer confirmed to the Leader: “Irish and international singer Dolores O’Riordan has died suddenly in London today. She was 46 years old. The lead singer with the Irish band The Cranberries, was in London for a short recording session. No further details are available at this time. ”

Read More HERE.

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30 Record Albums that are Turning 30 in 2018 – Part 1

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The year was 1988…Stephen Hawking publishes “A Brief History Of Time”, Ben Johnson wins the 100m gold at the Seoul Olympics and is then disqualified for taking steroids, the first McDonald’s behind the Iron Curtain opened in Belgrade, “The Last Emperor” won best picture at the 60th annual Academy Awards ceremony; Cher won best actress for “Moonstruck,” Michael Douglas best actor for “Wall Street.”,  Jethro Tull won the Grammy in the best hard rock/metal performance category (Lol), “Touch Me I’m Sick” by Mudhoney was released and is considered to be the first grunge record, The World Population was ~ 5,070,000,000, Television evangelist Jimmy Swaggart was photographed in series of hook-ups with prostitutes and CDs out-sold vinyl records for the first time…Oh, and I turned 18

Below is a list of 30 albums that are turning 30 years old in 2018. (Look for the next 30 in the second part of this post).

The Pogues – ‘If I Should Fall from Grace with God– Released on Jan 18, 1988

Leonard Cohen‘I’m Your Man’ – Released on February 2, 1988

The Justified Ancients of Mu Mu‘Who Killed The JAMs?’ – Released on February 8, 1988

The Church – ‘Starfish’ – Released on February 16, 1988

Geto Boys – ‘Making Trouble’ – Released on February 17, 1988

Biz Markie – ‘Goin’ Off’ – Released on March 1, 1988

Morrissey (The Smiths) Debut Solo Album – ‘Viva Hate’ – Released on March 14, 1988

Honeymoon Suite – ‘Racing After Midnight’ – Released on March 8, 1988

Talking Heads – ‘Naked’ (their final studio album) – Released on March 15, 1988

Pixies – ‘Surfer Rosa’ – Released on March 21, 1988

Sade – ‘Stronger Than Pride’ – Released on April 5, 1988

Tracy Chapman – ‘Self Titled’(Debut Album) – Released on April 5, 1988

Neil Young – ‘This Note’s for You’ – Released on April 11, 1988

The Jesus and Mary Chain – ‘Barbed Wire Kisses’ – Released on April 18, 1988

Prefab Sprout – ‘From Langley Park to Memphis’ – Released on March 14, 1988

The Red Hot Chili Peppers – ‘The Abbey Road E.P.’ – Released in May, 1988

Erasure – ‘The Innocents’ – Released on May 24, 1988

The Sugarcubes – ‘Life’s Too Good’ (Debut Album) – Released in April, 1988

Living Colour – ‘Vivid’ – Released on May 3, 1988

Prince – ‘Lovesexy’ – Released on May 10, 1988

Boogie Down Productions – ‘By All Means Necessary’ – Released on May 31, 1988

Wire – ‘A Bell Is a Cup’ – Released in May, 1988

Hothouse Flowers – ‘People’ – Released in May, 1988

EPMD – ‘Strictly Business’ – Released on June 7, 1988

The Style Council – ‘Confessions of a Pop Group’ – Released on June 20, 1988

Information Society – ‘Information Society’ – Released on June 21, 1988

Iggy Pop – ‘Instinct’ – Released on June 20, 1988.

Public Enemy – ‘It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back’ – Released on June 28, 1988

Patti Smith – ‘Dream of Life’ – Released in June 1988.

Big Audio Dynamite – ‘Tighten Up Vol. 88’ – Released in June 1988.

 

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New Music: Belle & Sebastian – “The Same Star”

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“Mystery of Love” by Sufjan Stevens from the Call Me By Your Name Soundtrack [New Video]

Music video for “Mystery of Love” by Sufjan Stevens from the Call Me By Your Name soundtrack featuring footage from the film as well as footage filmed at the M.A.N. (Museo Archeologico Nazionale of Naples).

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Morrissey’s State Of The Union Address – December 18, 2017

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