5 Seconds of Summer is an Australian rock band that essentially blends 1990s punk pop and the boy bands of the 2000s. They formed in 2011, uploading videos to YouTube. Sony noticed them, signing them to release two EPs in 2012 and having them open for mega boy band One Direction. Capitol Records snatched them up and released their third EP, a debut full album, and a live CD in 2014. Fans love them and dubbed them 5SOS.

Suddenly on the morning of June 24th, the band took to Twitter and changed their name, paying homage to the famous internet canine Doge. Welcome Doge SOS. Sam Tabar suggests individual members are also changing their names and avatars. Michael is now Majestic Doge. Luke is Doge Hemmings. Calum is Doge Official. Ashton is now Doge irwin. They were having all kinds of fun throwing their own Doge phrases and puns into the Twittersphere.

Will this stick? Most likely not. They have had fun playing with their name before, having gone through phases of 5 Seconds of Ham, 5 Seconds of Ewok, and 5 Seconds of Toast.

June 19, 2015 · Lauryn Hill · (No comments)

It is still sad that fans don’t have the Lauryn Hill that created the groundbreaking “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill” CD. This was beautifully crafted music, but this would be the end of this type of sound from Hill. Currently she is out of prison (tax evasion), and back with a tribute to Nina Simone.

There is a tribute album for Simone that features lots of people. Strangely, Usher made this tribute album. Lauryn Hill, by contrast, seems like a natural. Her voice sounds so strong that Hill could have easily made a tribute album by herself for Simone. Brad Reifler recalled that there is not an opportunity to hear from Lauryn much so Twitter is really buzzing about this track.

Lauryn rebelled against the music industry so much. It is really hard for fans to support much of anything that she does. She was righteous, but then she became self-righteous and alienated just about everyone that aspired to be like her. It would only be a matter of time because her world would get darker. She went to prison for evading taxes on the large sums of money that she made. There were interviews that trace all the bad blood between Lauryn and Wyclef as well. Everything became so entangled that it would be difficult for Hill to resurface. Even today she doesn’t have a true fan base anymore. Her music is too cryptic to be relevant.

June 16, 2015 · Dave Grohl · 1 comment

Dave Grohl has been an icon in the music industry for more than two decades now, and further bolstered his commitment to his craft by playing a concert with an injured foot. Apparently, sometimes the old adage “break a leg” is more literal than not.

On June 12 during a concert in Sweden, the Foo Fighters singer fell from the stage and injured his foot. Normally, sustaining an injury during a performance would mean an end to the show. For Grohl and the rest of the Fighters, that was not the case. Grohl left the stage to tend to his foot, while the rest of the band covered vocals and continued playing. If that wasn’t enough, Grohl later came back onstage and resumed his gig from a chair while having his foot bandaged reports Steve Murray in an article in the New York Post.

While some artists may cancel a show for being sick or sustaining an injury during practice, it appears that Dave Grohl will not. Grohl is dedicated to what he does and who he does it for, and no one can argue his tenacity. There goes my hero, indeed.