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Top 5 Tom Petty Songs

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Tom Petty passes away at the age of 67 and leaves behind a legacy that will never be forgotten. The LAPD confirmed on Tuesday evening October 2nd that rock n’ roll artist Tom Petty died after going into cardiac arrest in the early morning hours. He clung to life throughout the day as reports filed… read more

Logic Delivers A Powerful Message

1-800-273-8255, you are not alone. Logic shares hope at the MTV VMAs. Logic and Alessia Cara delivered the most emotional performance of the night at the 2017 MTV VMAs.  “1-800-273-8255” has become an anthem for those struggling with depression, anxiety, and suicidal thoughts. The audience was moved as victims of depression came on stage and… read more

Kendrick’s Music Matters

Kendrick Lamar’s Performance at the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards was absolute fire. Follow us @Rockstardreams1 Further cementing himself as one of the greatest MC’s of this generation if not all time. Compton, CA native Kendrick Lamar once again proved his lyrical dominance. Lamar performed “DNA” and “Humble” as dancers literally became human torches matching… read more

Lost Lake Festival

The Co-Creators of Bonaroo and Outside Lands take over the Arizona desert in October with the Lost Lake Music Fest. Whoa baby, these star-studded lineups are usually reserved for major music festivals. The team at Superfly has managed to pull off one of the greatest mid-sized festival lineups of the year in our opinion. You… read more

Will SoundCloud Survive?

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SoundCloud was on its deathbed before being bailed out over the past week. What is going on and what does this mean for the millions of artists who share their music on the streaming platform? Here is the nuts and bolts of the challenges and opportunity as reported by TechCrunch.com “SoundCloud has just closed the necessary funding round to… read more

The Defiant Ones Inspires Possibility

HBO’s The Defiant Ones sheds light on the lives of music moguls Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine. Follow us @Rockstadreams1 I knew after catching a glimpse of the trailer that this four part documentary would be compelling but I didn’t realize the raw emotions I’d experience while watching it. The show kicks off at the… read more

Kendrick Lamar Stays Humble

The best lyricist in the game, Kendrick Lamar is set to release his latest Album on April 14th. Follow us @Rockstardreams1 No graphic art, no photos, just a blank canvas graces the cover of Kendrick Lamar’s upcoming LP which is simply titled Album at the moment. Pay attention to the message not the aesthetic.  *Update: Kendrick Lamar changes album… read more

Beats Headphones Review – Are They the Best on the Market?

Dr. Dre and his team continue to innovate Beats headphones.   Since their debut in 2008, Beats headphones have been dubbed the best headphones by Beats reviews from around the world. Other than being associated with major music producer Dr. Dre, Beats have also been endorsed by celebrities including superstar Lady Gaga and NBA athlete… read more

10 Songs To Help You Kick-Start 2017

With reckless disregard for regard or genre, here are 10 songs to help you kick-start 2017.   Some old, some new. These songs will make you head bang and circle up a mosh pit, while others will have you ante-up and take on the new year and make it your bitch! After your adrenaline’s rolling… read more

Tupac Inducted into The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

“COMPLEX.  PERSONAL. FEARLESS. TUPAC IS AUTHENTIC AND LARGER THAN LIFE.” – Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Follow us @Rockstardreams1 Tupac Shakur will officially be immortalized along side Pearl Jam, Joan Baez, Journey, Nile Rodgers, YES and the Electric Light Orchestra on April 7th, 2017 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY.  One of the most influential… read more

SF Music Tech Summit Drums Up Innovation

The SF Music Tech Summit is a melting pot of musical minds, innovation and cutting edge technology. Now in its 18th year, the SF Music Tech Summit took place at Hotel Kabuki in San Francisco, CA on Monday. The summit brought together thought leaders from around the industry from companies like Pandora, Smule, TAG Strategic,… read more

Chance The Rapper Continues To Elevate His Game

Chicago hip-hop artist, Chance The Rapper continues to evolve as an artist and redefine the ever changing music landscape.  After being photo bombed during an interview by super star Beyonce’  at The MTV Music Awards, Chance aptly uttered, “This is my life right now.” Indeed it is. After rising to fame after his sophomore mixtape… read more

Long Live Vans Warped Tour!

The 2016 Vans Warped Tour is a wrap and left a wake of memorable music moments in its path.  For over 20 years the annual traveling music festival has been a collision of major and emerging artists, breakout bands, punk rock culture and SoCal style. Throw back bands from Warped Tour yesteryear like Atreyu, Good… read more

Jack White Plays First Vinyl Record in Space

Just when we thought Jack White, the rock n’ roll icon and front man of The White Stripes and The Dead Weather couldn’t get any cooler, he launches a vinyl record into space to commemorate the 7th anniversary of his indie label Third Man Records.  If you’re going to go big, why not be the… read more

Coachella Is More Than Music, It’s Nourishment For The Soul

The annual Coachella Arts & Music Festival wrapped up this past weekend in Coachella Valley, CA  in the middle of the desert just outside of Palm Springs.  We hopped in an RV with a Go Pro and drove down from our HQ in San Francisco, CA to take in the first weekend.   Coachella has… read more

South by Southwest 2016 is a Wrap!

Rockstardreams.com was a proud sponsor and media partner to a showcase hosted by our friends at The Catalyst Publicity Group and Third String Productions this past week at South by Southwest in Austin, TX. The Aquariam Bar on 6th Street was our home for the day and featured some killer performances from emerging artists  including… read more

Wiz Khalifa “Khalifa” Album Review

Wiz Khalifa dropped his highly anticipated sixth studio album, Khalifa on February 5th, 2016  Reviewer: Joseph Nelson  Khalifa in a way is a return to form for Wiz Khalifa, not to take away from his earlier releases.  The album has many of the topics and themes we have grown accustomed to; drugs (primarily weed), women, money, love, pain and Wiz’s… read more

The NAMM Show Should Be On Everyone’s Bucket List

The NAMM Show 2016 wrapped up this past weekend in Anaheim, CA and it was a vibrant circus of music, people and culture   The top gear manufacturers and mom and pops from around the world including Fender, Les Paul, NORD keyboards, Ernie Ball, Pioneer and SJC Custom Drums showcased their latest and greatest music… read more

Artist Relations Gear Preview 2016

  Every year Artist Relations holds a private gear preview just before The NAMM Show Artist Relations is one of the premier endorsement specialists connecting gear manufacturers with the hottest artists in the music industry. Brands like Lewitt Audio, Klotz Cables, Big Joe Stomp Box Company, Artesia, Tectonic Audio Labs, ASPRI, Relish Guitars and more… read more

EST19XX – Meet the Brotherhood and Band Behind Machine Gun Kelly

Ohio natives, Machine Gun Kelly and his crew EST19XX go hard! Mix in punk rock with hip-hop and this band delivers a killer live performance that is laced with vicious lyrics, heavy guitars, sick beats and drummer who is just nasty behind the kit. We caught up with the talented mix of musicians who make… read more

A Story Told Shouldn’t Feel Bad About Their Good Looks

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A Story Told debut their sophomore album and it’s as good as gold. Follow us @Rockstardreams1 Blending pop-punk with infectious choruses on sing-along songs like “Feel Bad,” A Story Told will bring back every good memory you’ve ever had on their LP Good Looks. Life’s about moving forward but it’s hard to not dwell on the… read more

Cheat Codes Collaborate with Fetty Wap on a New Song

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Cheat Codes release new single “Feels Great” featuring Fetty Wap. Follow us @Rockstardreams1 Multi-Platinum, electronic dance music trio Cheat Codes (comprised of Trevor Dahl, Matthew Russell and Kevi Ford) have just released “Feels Great” featuring superstar and Grammy nominee, Fetty Wap. The inspirational new anthem features Cheat Codes’ signature sugary electronic hooks paired with Fetty Wap as you’ve… read more

Killer Mike Run’s The Jewels, Calls Out VP Pence

This is a political stick-up! The always vocal and socially conscious MC, backs the people and the constitution. Follow us @Rockstardreams1 The intent and the veil of disrespecting the flag and our armed forces is misinterpreted.  NFL players and players in other professional sports are taking a knee, raising a fist or locking arms in… read more

The Watch List: The Violet Tides

Combining pop sensibility with alternative rock, The Violet Tides are a band to watch for. “Have you come to rescue me, have you come to save me?” Try not getting chills listening to this song turned way up. Led by the vocals of 17-year old Kenzie Culver, the emerging 4-piece is making a name for… read more

Cardi B Hits #1 on Billboard

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Cardi B takes over the Billboard Hot 100 with “Bodak Yellow” Hip-hop may have a new queen. Cardi B has been on the rise since her performance at the MTV VMAs. The emerging rapper has a vicious flow and street sensibility. At 19, she is the youngest female hip-hop artist to hit #1 on the Billboard chardts… read more

How Do I Start-Up!? Networking Event for Entrepreneurs

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Keynote and Networking Event for Entrepreneurs The Founder | CEO | Editor-in-Chief of Rockstardreams.com will be the keynote speaker sharing his experience and background on how he launched Rockstardreams.com, Rad Star! Clothing Co. and became a partner in Dr. Jekyll’s Craft Beer. He’ll share his background, ideas and action items to help get your business ideas off… read more

New Years Day Release Limited Edition Vinyl

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SPECIAL LIMITED EDITION VINYL RELEASE:  NEW YEARS DAY –  “VICTIM TO VILLAIN” VIA WARGOD COLLECTIVE Fronted by charismatic lead vocalist Ash Costello, the gothic post-hardcore band New Year’s Day is releasing limited edition vinyl of their 2013 breakthrough album Victim To Villain. The first ever vinyl edition of Victim to Villain features a 16×23 double sided poster and a… read more