25.12.16

Musicians Death in Curse of 2016

As tribute to the most recent celebrity death, George Michael on Dec 25th 2016, here a list to notable musicians who passed away in 2016. The so called Curse of 2016 included David Bowie, Nick Menza, Prince, and so on.

List of musicians, composers, celebrity deaths in 2016 :


27 December Carrie Fisher 60, actress for Princess Leia of Star War

25 December George Michael, 53, British singer (Wham!) and songwriter ("Careless Whisper", "Last Christmas") 

25 December Alexandro Choir, the Russian Red-Army choir and ensemble. Their plane crashed into Black Sea, with assumption more than 60 choir and band member reportedly on board and become victims.

24 Dec Rick Parfitt, 68, British singer, songwriter and guitarist (Status Quo), infection.

18 Dec Zsa Zsa Gabor, 99, Hungarian-born American actress (Moulin RougeTouch of EvilLili) and socialite, heart attack.

7 Dec Greg Lake, 69, English singer and musician (King Crimson, Emerson, Lake & Palmer), cancer.

5 Dec Adam Sagan, 35, American drummer (Circle II Circle, Into Eternity), lymphoma

31 July Mike Mohede, 32, Indonesian singer, heart attack.

27 July Einojuhani Rautavaara, 87, Finnish composer, complications following hip surgery

25 August Eddy Silitonga, 65, Indonesian singer.

20 August Tom Searle, 28, British musician and guitarist (Architects), cancer

28 June Scotty Moore, 84, American guitarist (Elvis Presley)

21 May Nick Menza, 51, German-born American drummer (Megadeth), heart failure.

25 April Remo Belli, 88, American drummer, developed the synthetic drumhead (Remo), complications of pneumonia.

21 April Prince, 57, American musician, songwriter and actor, Oscar (1984) and Grammy (1984, 1986, 2004, 2007) winner, accidental overdose of fentanyl.

16 March Frank Sinatra, Jr., 72, American singer (That Face!) and actor (Hollywood Homicide), heart attack

14 January Alan Rickman, 69, English actor (Harry Potter, Die Hard, Love Actually), pancreatic cancer.

10 January David Bowie, 69, English singer-songwriter, musician ("Space Oddity", "Heroes", "Starman"), and actor (Labyrinth, Zoolander), liver cancer.


5 January Pierre Boulez, 90, French composer and conductor.

12.12.16

Ultimate List of Metal Christmas Albums

Yes, they are huge list of heavy metal, hard rock, shredding guitars that jamming on the Christmas tunes! This is the (kind of) ultimate list of never-ending christmas / holiday song packed in these albums.


- Merry Axemas - A Guitar Christmas (2005) and More Guitar Christmas 
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A christmas guitar instrumental songs done by the guitar heroes of our time. Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Eric Johnson, Steve Morse, Jeff Beck, Neal Schon, Steve Lukather, Zakk Wylde etc. This is a must have album for guitar maniac.


- Trans-Siberian Orchestra - Christmas Trilogy (1996-2004)
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Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO) is legend-wait-for-it-ary project that really put christmas tunes into super awesome form. TSO arranged at least three full christmas / holiday albums with guitar solos and symphonic as their forefront compositions. The albums contained their first release : Christmas Eve and Other Stories (1996), The Christmas Attic (1998), Beethoven's Last Night (2000), The Lost Christmas Eve (2004) and newer albums.



- Steve Lukather - Santa-Mental (2003)
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Steve Lukather and friends doing christmas album. The "friends" are : Jeff Babko, John Piere, Gregg Bissonette, Steve Vai, Eddie Van Halen, Slash, Edgar Winter, Trevor Lukather, Simon Philips, Mike Landau etc. All packed in this creepy cover looking holiday album.



- A Proggy Christmas by the Prog World Orchestra (2012)
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This is a Christmas project featuring Neal Morse , Mike Portnoy, Steve Morse, Randy George etc. This is the most proggy christmas album circulating around the world. Prepare to be blown away...


- Jethro Tull Christmas Album (2009)
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Ian Anderson, well, Jethro Tull doing christmas concert. These arrangement heavily involved Ian legendary flute playing. They are folk-prog-hard-rock in it!



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