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Sound Imitator Michael Winslow’s Jaw-Dropping Led Zep Recreation

We've seen plenty of interesting covers of Led Zeppelin songs over the years, but sound effects creator Michael Winslow has put his stamp on the Led Zeppelin classic "Whole Lotta Love" in a manner that's sure to wow you. During an older appearance on a Norwegian talk show, Winslow displayed his impressive talents mimicking just about every instrument and vocal in Led Zeppelin's arsenal.Winslow is likely best know to audiences […]

todayOctober 1, 2021 2

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Dave Grohl Reveals Teenage Heartbreak Led Him to Pursue Music

Artists all have their own reasons as to why they got started in music in the first place, and for Dave Grohl, it was a tremendous heartbreak he endured as a teenager that led him down the path to rock superstardom.When he was in the seventh grade, Grohl met a girl named Sandy and asked her out. She agreed, and was his "girlfriend" for about a week."She was my first […]

todaySeptember 29, 2021

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41 Years Ago – Led Zeppelin Drummer John Bonham Dies

The thunderous backbone to Led Zeppelin’s sound went silent when John Bonham was found dead Sept. 25, 1980, effectively ending the band as an active unit.The drummer had consumed an estimated 40 shots of vodka the day and night prior at rehearsals for the band’s upcoming North American tour which was announced exactly two weeks earlier and scheduled to kick off less than a month later. Put to bed just […]

todaySeptember 25, 2021 2

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Lzzy Hale Shouts Out Current Top 10 Charting Female Led Rock Acts

Ladies first .... and eighth and tenth! A recent look at Mediabase's Active Rock chart shows that three female fronted acts are currently rocking out inside the Top 10 and it's something that has not gone unnoticed by Halestorm vocalist Lzzy Hale."I don’t know whether this is the first time we’ve seen Three women in Rock all in the top 10 at the same time, but I certainly haven’t seen […]

todaySeptember 21, 2021 1


Indonesia “sea-to-table” platform Aruna hooks $35M led by Prosus and East Ventures Growth Fund – 98bmp

When Aruna’s founders first met at university, they wanted to find a way to use their studies in information technology to help family members who were running small fisheries. Indonesia is one of the world’s largest fisheries producers, but the industry is very fragmented. This means fisheries, especially small ones, deal with fluctuations in demand and price instability. Aruna was created to bring them closer to customers like restaurants and […]

todayJuly 22, 2021 1


Employee mental health platform Oliva raises $2.2M pre-seed round led by Moonfire Ventures – 98bmp

Just as many other employee services have gone digital, so too is mental health. In the consumer space there are growing startups like Equoo, but the race is now on for the employee. And since telemedicine has gone digital and video-based, so too is mental health provision. A number of companies are already playing in this space, including Spill Chat, On Mind, Lyra Health, Modern Health, Ginger and TalkSpace For […]

todayJuly 21, 2021 1


Investment app Syfe raises $29.6M Series B led by returning investor Valar Ventures – 98bmp

Syfe founder Dhruv Arora Investment apps in Southeast Asia are attracting a lot of funding, and now some are raising fast follow-on rounds, too. For example, Indonesian robo-advisor app Bibit raised $65 million in May just four months after a $30 million growth round. Now Singapore-based Syfe is announcing that it has closed a $40 million SGD (about $29.6M USD) Series B, only nine months after its Series A. It […]

todayJuly 14, 2021 1


Gotrade gets $7M led by LocalGlobe to let investors around the world buy fractional shares of U.S. stocks – 98bmp

Stock in many American companies, like Amazon, Alphabet or Tesla, can host hundreds or thousands of dollars per share. Fractional trading, or buying part of a single share through a brokerage, makes them more accessible—at least to people within the United States. Investors in other countries, however, often have to pay high fees through interactive brokers. Gotrade makes fractional trading of U.S. stocks available to people in 150 countries, and […]

todayJune 25, 2021 3


Zero trust unicorn Illumio closes $225M Series F led by Thoma Bravo – 98bmp

Illumio, a self-styled zero trust unicorn, has closed a $225 million Series F funding round at a $2.75 billion valuation.  The round was led by Thoma Bravo, which recently bought cybersecurity vendor Proofpoint by $12.3 billion, and supported by Franklin Templeton, Hamilton Lane, and Blue Owl Capital.  The round lands more than two years after Illumio’s Series E funding round in which it raised $65 million, and fueled speculation of […]

todayJune 24, 2021 1