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Outside Lands 2017

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Metallica is only a few days aways from headlining Outside Lands 2017…need we say more. One of the most anticipated and epic music festivals of the year, Outside Lands 2017 is finally here. Kicking off this weekend, and bolstering another sick lineup, Outside Lands takes over Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, CA. LEARN MORE… read more

Jay-Z Announces New Album ‘4:44’

Hov is back! Jay-Z announced that he is releasing a new album titled 4:44. The album will be release exclusively through Jay-Z’s own streaming service, Tidal in partnership with Sprint. Sprint owns a 33% stake in Tidal. The marketing move is exclusive to Tidal subscribers and Sprint customers. Hip-hop heads rejoice, however you’re going to… read more

Travis Barker and Marshmello Slay Coachella 2017

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In front of a couple hundred thousands fans, drummer Travis Barker and Marshmello battled it out at Coachella. Punk rock and EDM have evolved and combined forces.  The electronic dance movement has proven to have staying power as it remains atop the global music charts and mega star DJ’s like Marshmello continue to headline music… 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

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

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

Fallen Captive Doesn’t Bow To Fame

Metal 6-piece Fallen Captive released their song “Famous” to address the hollow culture social media has created. We are all part of the matrix. Without question, social media has been a blessing and a curse for general society and the world at large. On one hand, we are all connected and communication is instant. On… read more

Lana Del Rey’s New Album Debuts at #1

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Lust For Life, Lana Del Rey’s new album topped The Billboard 200 Charts This Week. One of the most highly anticipated albums of the year delivers. Soulful songstress Lana Del Rey delivers a masterpiece with her signature heart felt vocals and voice that is almost a nod to the Motown days. Billboard.com reports: “Lana Del… read more

Vic Mensa – “We Could Be Free”

Vic Mensa may have just dropped a new classic, debuting his latest LP The Autobiography on July 28th. This album could easily be the hip-hop album of the year with a diverse mix of verses, beats, freestyles, and arrangements. Trap, R&B, Street, Swag, there’s a little something for everyone on this record. Vic Mensa recently… read more

Katy Perry To Host the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards

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The 2017 MTV Video Music Awards kicks-off on August 27th at The Forum in Inglewood, CA. Pop super star Katy Perry officially announced that she will be hosting this year’s MTV VMA’s on Twitter. Perry who has been a multiple VMA award winner and performer herself will now have a chance at MCing the iconic… read more

Chester Bennington Dies at 41

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Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington was found dead in Los Angeles, CA this morning. It’s been a tumultuous couple of years, the world has lost another music icon. Full details are still emerging but reports say Chester Bennington committed suicide earl this morning.  Bennington performed “Hallelujah” at Chris Cornell’s funeral just a few weeks ago. Cornell… read more

Goldfinger drops “Tijuana Sunrise”

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Sip away your summer time sorrows with Goldfinger. Follow us @Rockstardreams1 Ska punk icons, Goldfinger recently released a new single “Tijuana Sunrise” ahead of their new album. The melancholy single has a feel good and upbeat vibe that hovers over introspective lyrics drowning at the bottom of a bottle. But it’s not all sad faces… 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