Remembrance Day

11 Songs For November 11 (Remembrance Day)

Today is a day we remember the sacrifice so many Canadian soldiers (and across the globe in the Commonwealth of Nations) have made so the world can live as peaceful as possible.

The first Remembrance Day occurred on November 11, 1918, a year after the end of World War I.

Many artists have been profoundly affected by war–whether it was a soldier’s story that inspired them to write a song, or to express disagreement with war.

Here are eleven of our favourites. Make sure to take a moment of silence today to honour our soldiers.

Bryan Adams – “Remembrance Song”

The Trews – “Highway of Heroes”

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MusicVaultz 2017 Gift Guide Is Here!

Need help finding the perfect present? We’re here to help.

Whether you’re looking for something that isn’t so expensive, or willing to splurge to find the perfect gift, we’ve got you covered.

Take a look below, and browse our full gift guide here.


Audiophiles

Hi-fidelity for the best listening experience.


Pictured:

The Beatles – Pro-Ject Sgt. Pepper’s Turntable
Brian Eno – Another Green World (LP) (Half-Speed Master)
Peter Gabriel – So (2xLP) (Half-Speed Master)
Cream – Disraeli Gears (LP) (Half-Speed Master)
The Rolling Stones – Exile on Main Street(Half-Speed Master)

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50 Years of Rolling Stone Magazine

50 years ago this week, Rolling Stone magazine debuted on store shelves.

The name was inspired by a couple themes in rock:

  • – The 1950 blues song, “Rollin’ Stone”, recorded by Muddy Waters
  • – The rock and roll band the Rolling Stones
  • – Bob Dylan’s hit single “Like a Rolling Stone”.
  • The biweekly magazine was founded in San Francisco by Jann Wenner (who still operates as the magazine’s publisher) and music critic Ralph J. Gleason. It gained a reputation because of its musical coverage, and later its political reporting by Hunter S. Thompson.

    A pillar of music journalism, getting on the cover of the magazine has been considered a huge milestone in an artist’s career.

    Here are some of our favourites:

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    10 Rock Star Jobs Before They Were Famous

    We’ve all been there: working jobs just to make a dollar.

    For most rock stars, the road to success wasn’t traversed overnight. Many of our idols had to work dead-end gigs to help cover recording costs or provide a stable income outside of live shows.

    We’re looking at 10 music superstars that worked the grind before making the big time.


    Gene Simmons

    Job: Assistant to Editor at Glamour & Vogue

    Gene Simmons also worked as an elementary school teacher and a hotel pool lifeguard.


    Johnny Cash

    Job: Military Code Breaker

    Cash worked in the cryptographic intelligence unit of the army. (more…)

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    10 Rock Stars Made Into Action Figures

    Sometimes, your love of an artist extends past the music.

    Sometimes, it goes so deep that you need a version of them in your home. A smaller, waxier replica to prove your fandom.

    Today, we’re looking at ten rock stars that got turned into action figures.

    Whether you’re a collector or not, these figurines are pretty cool, and there’s a ton of attention to detail.

    Take a look below:


    10. Wendy O. Williams


    9. Dimebag Darrell

    (via Knucklebonz)


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