Joel Freimark

For more than 20 years, Joel has been writing and ranting about all things music related. Genre rarely matters as long as it's good music, and for those who need more of Joel, he hosts a radio show, podcast and webseries - all about music.

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Prince always made the album he wanted, often taking unexpected and unpopular turns

His creative process achieved a punk-rock level of not caring what anyone thought of the final product.  
In Music by Joel Freimark / April 21, 2016

New photos confirm Axl Rose’s teaming up with AC/DC

Paparazzi spotted Rose leaving an Atlanta rehearsal studio alongside remaining members of AC/DC.
In Music by Joel Freimark / March 28, 2016

The Rolling Stones playing Cuba is far from culture shock

"To suggest that somehow this is opening the curtain of universal culture for them is just way beyond the pale."
In Music by Joel Freimark / March 25, 2016

Gene Simmons: ‘I am looking forward to the death of rap’

The ancient rocker also called live shows from Lady Gaga, Madonna and others "a karaoke bar."
In Music by Joel Freimark / March 18, 2016

Tool’s next album may not happen after all

Maynard James Keenan: The band "just can’t seem to move forward."
In Music by Joel Freimark / March 16, 2016

Brian Johnson was kicked out of AC/DC

The band shipped all of his touring gear to his driveway.
In Music by Joel Freimark / March 15, 2016

Band to know: Geometers

The Brooklyn three-piece outfit's new self-titled EP is the ideal antidote for those tired of predictable, uninspiring rock.
In Music by Joel Freimark / March 9, 2016

Sir George Martin, aka ‘The Fifth Beatle,’ dead at 90

Martin guided The Beatles' sound for their entire career.
In Music by Joel Freimark / March 9, 2016

AC/DC’s Brian Johnson is going deaf, ordered to stop touring

Johnson has been told to stop performing immediately or risk total hearing loss.
In Music by Joel Freimark / March 8, 2016

Samsung again considering Tidal purchase

Google and Spotify are also supposedly considering buying the struggling company.
In Music by Joel Freimark / February 26, 2016

Tidal nears one year of mediocrity and failure

It's time to put Tidal and its subscribers out of their misery.
In Music by Joel Freimark / February 25, 2016

Bruno Mars accused of stealing ‘Uptown Funk’ hook

The Grammy-winning track sounds oddly similar to a 1979 single from The Sequence.
In Music by Joel Freimark / February 25, 2016

Kanye West’s ‘The Life of Pablo’ illegally downloaded in record numbers

After a botched release day and Kanye ranting he'd never release it anywhere else, the internet responded by illegally downloading the album in record numbers.
In Music by Joel Freimark / February 17, 2016

Jimi Hendrix’s London apartment opens as museum

The building was occupied by composer George Handel two centuries earlier, and it is where both wrote some of their most famous music.
In Music by Joel Freimark / February 10, 2016

Stone Temple Pilots holding open call for new singer

The band have uploaded instrumentals from 3 of their most famous songs, so prospective singers can show their skills.
In Music by Joel Freimark / February 8, 2016

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