Music

September 29, 2022

Lizzo Played a 200-Year-Old Crystal Flute During a Concert, Revealing the Sounds of History

American singer and rapper Lizzo gave an unforgettable performance on September 26, 2022. However, it was not her iconic hits or dance moves that stole the show. Lizzo partnered with the Library of Congress to give a rare performance of President James Madison's crystal flute that hasn't been heard in 200 years. While Lizzo is famous for her Grammy-winning album and electric concerts, she began her musical career as a classically trained flutist.

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September 6, 2022

Watch Taylor Hawkins’ 16-Year-Old Son Play a Powerful Tribute to His Late Dad

After the sudden death of Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins on March 25, 2022, the band decided to pay tribute to him through music. They planned a couple of star-studded tribute concerts, one of which was held on Saturday, September 3, at London’s Wembley Stadium. The line-up included many special guests—including 12-year-old drummer Nandi Bushell—as well as someone in the Foo Fighters family: Hawkins’ own son, Shane.

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August 23, 2022

Rick Astley Recreates “Never Gonna Give You Up” Music Video After 35 Years

Even though RickRolling is practically a vintage internet prank at this point, it’s proving to still be a popular joke to pull on family and friends. For 15 years, Rick Astley’s “Never Gonna Give You Up” music video—which was originally released in 1987–has been used to troll people. Now, there’s finally a new version thanks to an ad for California State Automobile Association Insurance Group (CSAA).

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July 30, 2022

Listen to an Epic Cover of AC/DC’s “Thunderstruck” Played on a Guzheng, a Traditional Chinese Instrument

Hong Kong musician and professional guzheng player Moyun is popularizing the traditional instrument for a new generation of music lovers. The roots of the guzheng, the Chinese zither, can be traced to before the 6th century BCE. It has a distinctly sweet, melodious sound. What Moyun is well-known for, both on YouTube and the similar Chinese video-sharing platform Bilibili, is her skill in blending this tradition with pop culture; she adapts popular songs for the guzheng.

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