Bands and Artists
Who is COLDPLAY? MAROON5?
MATCHBOX TWENTY? Their music
is hot, almost as hot as summer, and we've put together news
and tidbits about them. Check 'em out!
This British quartet known as Coldplay,
consists of Chris Martin (lead vocals, lead piano/keyboard,
guitar), Jon Buckland (lead guitar, harmonica, backing
vocals), Guy Berryman (bass guitar, synthesizer, harmonica,
backing vocals), and Will Champion (drums/percussion,
piano, backing vocals).
Maroon 5 is a Grammy Award-winning
pop band from Los Angeles, California composed of Adam
Levine (vocals/guitar), Jesse Carmichael (keyboards/backup
Vocals), Mickey Madden (bass), Ryan Dusick (drums), and
James Valentine (guitar).
Origanally named Matchbox 20, this alternative rock band
hails from Orlando, Florida. Matchbox
Twenty's members are Rob Thomas (vocals), Brian Yale
(bass), Paul Doucette (drums), Adam Gaynor (rhythm guitar),
and Kyle Cook (lead guitar).
An American country music band called Rascal
Flatts, is composed of second cousins Gary Levox and
Jay DeMarcus, together with their good friend Joe Don
|Music for Film and
A Report from the Hollywood Reporter/Billboard Conference
By Scott G (The G-Man)
"Forget the name of this thing," one audience
member said of The Hollywood Reporter Billboard Film and
TV Music Conference, "it's really all about the politics
and money it takes to put your music in a flick."
More than one attendee privately agreed.
The underlying truth of that position may explain the
conflicting points made by the more than two dozen speakers.
For example, Glen Ballard was optimistic while maintaining
a healthy dose of pessimism. Mark Mothersbaugh was elated
yet often reliant on quietly humorous sarcasm. Chris Douridas
was excited while being realistic and determined. And
so it went during the two-day event held at the Renaissance
Hotel in Hollywood, with every panel member upbeat about
many aspects of the industry while acknowledging that
there are lots of problems.