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Is Buckethead's trademark bucket hat an actual KFC bucket?

Buckethead is known for wearing a white mask and a KFC bucket on his head. Is that an actual KFC bucket, or is it a "replica" made from a more robust material?
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Beethoven's masses

I've checked on Wikipedia and other biographies on Beethoven but I can't seem to find any other masses he did apart from the one in C Major. Does anyone know any others or even better, could someone ...
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What's the meaning of “Reel” in the name of the band Reel Big Fish?

According to the dictionary "Reel" means: a cylinder, frame, or other device that turns on an axis and is used to wind up or pay out something. a rotatory device attached to a fishing rod at ...
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Tron: Legacy Soundtrack similar

I am in love with the Tron: Legacy Soundtrack by Daft Punk. I like their regular stuff but this soundtrack with orchestra as well as electronic elements is just fantastic! I also love the Portal 2 ...
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Most popular Genre(s) for content creators (e.g. Youtubers, game designers, etc.)

For a school project I am creating a piece of software that uses algorithmic composition to compose a song independently based on certain parameters (key signature, tempo etc.). My tutor informed me ...
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Where can I create an online playlist (without necessarily the feature to play them)?

I would like to create a playlist online. Like collecting proposals/ideas of songs & artists. I don't need to play them right there. The creation of the list is the feature I'm looking for. Are ...
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Type of music that resembles Japanese singer MISIA

I found this artist through a Square Enix game and loved her ever since. I was wondering if anyone knows her and have any suggestions on the same type of music. Example of her music
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Modern music artists which use long melodic phrases

I'd like to discover more artists which use long melodic phrases (especially unpredictable ones). For example, Monstrous by Metronomy (and a lot of other songs by them) O.N.E. by Yeasayer Multi-Love ...
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How can I tell what quality/bitrate the audio stream is on a YouTube video I'm watching?

Main question as per title! Also interested in whether it's always the same format of audio (compression technique etc.) or if it depends on the audio stream in the uploaded video? Also, does the ...
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What is the song “Unstoppable” by Posthumus famous for? [closed]

I recently was browsing Spotify, and I came across Unstoppable by E.S. Posthumus. It's an awesome song, but it sounds really familiar... I don't watch Sherlock Holmes, so I know I didn't first hear it ...
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What year was the song Rafaga by Joaquín Turina song written?

Can anyone tell me what year the song Rafaga by Joaquín Turina was originally written. I think it was originally a piano song by the transcribed to guitar in the 1930's by Andres Segovia. Can anyone ...
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Why did Glenn Gould love the Elizabethan keyboard composers?

And why, after so long, have so few performers followed his lead but instead wandered after his side interest, Bach? Were scientists the same, they'd now be spending most of their efforts on Newton's ...
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Panic at the Disco's “Death of a Bachelor” influences

I recently heard Panic at the Disco's new song "Death of a Bachelor" that is set to release on their upcoming album. The song immediately struck me as lyrically and stylistically different from their ...
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Which album's inside cover featured a policeman running after the band on a motorcycle?

I saw this on a vinyl record inside cover in the 90's yet I can't seem to be able to remember the name/artist of this album at all which is especially shameful as I have the feeling it was a pretty ...
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Where did this guitar riff originate?

The opening riff in these three songs are too similar to be coincidence: (the Marley song is more of a theme than a riff) No Woman, No Cry - Bob Marley (1975) The Last In Line - Dio (June 1984) Fight ...
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How do I know which type of music have I created? [duplicate]

I have created music using drums and guitar, but I do not know in which category does my music falls in. Is it jazz, pop or any other. Also if in future I create a music with a violin in addition, ...
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Where can Pat Metheny's original “The Way Up” track be found?

About a decade or more before releasing his album The Way Up in 2005, Pat Metheny had already come up with a tune by the name of The Way Up. I’m trying to search for this on Amazon but cannot seem to ...
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“I wanna know have you ever seen the rain?” What did the singer really want to express?

I am wondering what John Fogerty wanted to express in this line in Creedence Clearwater Revival's "Have You Ever Seen the Rain?": I wanna know have you ever seen the rain? Maybe the author liked ...
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Who is songwriter Pick Purnell?

On soul legend Solomon Burke's critically-acclaimed late-career album Don't Give Up On Me (2002), the closing track is credited to "Pick Purnell." According to Solomon himself, Mr. Purnell was an ...
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What is hard bop?

How can one define the jazz style hard bop? In which way is it different from bebop? Which are the main characteristics of the style?
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Improving Sound Quality for Music - Headphone Amp? [closed]

Does anybody know if a headphone audio amplifier actually helps improve the quality of the music? Not interested in volume, just quality. Thanks.
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What information do I need on headsets or headphones to accuratly compare audio quality?

I would like to know which of the following details I should take into consideration when attempting to judge audio quality: Often comparisons of headphones only show the frequency range. However ...
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Synaesthesia or not?

I've always wondered about it. I never see sounds out there, but I can't help but imagining colors with certain sounds. Metallic drum sounds look either silver or golden (colors that drums like ...
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What or who is The Brighton Port Authority?

What (or who) exactly is "The Brighton Port Authority"? Is it just a pseudonym of the solo artist Norman Cook (aka. Fatboy Slim), or is it a music group founded by Norman Cook? What I found so far: ...
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Was “Interstella 5555” the first film that visually realized an album?

The film Interstella 5555 – The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem (2003) is the visual realization of Daft Punk’s album Discovery: the film’s soundtrack consists of the album’s songs, i.e., watching ...
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What band(s) is Spinal Tap based on?

This Is Spinal Tap is very iconic spoof of a documentary of a rock band, but what band or bands is Spinal Tap actually based on?
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How is the effect called when you slap a drum stick on the metal edge of the snare?

I am actually looking for a sample that contains this effect, like in this song by the Red Hot Chili Peppers at 0:55
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How can I know if I'm damaging my hearing when listening to headphones?

I've been told that it's easy to damage my ears by listening too loud on headphones, but however loud I listen (within limits), I find my ears get used to it after a short time. It was recommended to ...
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Why do many British vocalists almost always sound distinctly American when singing?

I recently saw Tears for Fears and it brought up the question that I've had for many years: Why do many British vocalists almost always sound distinctly American¹ when singing? Same goes for ...
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Morse code in Passenger's Things You've Never Done

Things You've Never Done by Passenger has some Morse code near the beginning and near the end. What does it say? The Morse code is from 0:06 to 0:21 and 3:25 to 3:35 [I'm not confident that uploading ...
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Jazz record shops/labels

Does anyone know of any (I guess) independent jazz record shops/labels anywhere in the world, that you are able to contact to look for records and information and what have you. I know, of course that ...
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Recording LP Records [closed]

I have over 400 LP records. About half of them are classical, many of which are European imports (such as DDG, Das Alte Werk, Argo, and Seraphim). Many of my LPs are also jazz (such as Ellington, ...
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Record Player Needle Replacement

What qualities does a needle that needs to be replaced show? I'm using the needle that came on my record player that I got a few months ago, so I assume the needle is of low quality.
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James Rhodes plays Chopin during Front Row interview, but can you identify the piece?

On BBC Radio 4 2015-08-31 Front Row did an interview with James Rhodes At 18m20s he introduces a piece he played for an agent, which he describes as a ridiculously difficult piece by Chopin. ...
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Mixtape vs. LP/EP

What is the difference between a mixtape and a LP or EP? They seem to be of similar length (some LP- ish length (10 tracks) and some EP length (3-5)).
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How to understand free jazz?

Do you need to know music theory in order to fully appreciate Free Jazz? What is it that makes free jazz harder to understand than, say Bebop?
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Music for relaxing mind? [closed]

After several hours work, sometimes a math book to concentrate, sometimes trivial admin stuff, I feel my brain disturbed, seems a voice or many voices is whirling inside. Could you pls recommend some ...
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Does Nina Simone play the piano on “I loves you Porgy” (studio version)?

Is Nina Simone accompanying herself on that track, and if not who plays the piano? I've heard from someone that she does indeed accompany herself and I've seen her do it in live videos, but the ...
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Who recorded Rusty Dusty Blues for the first time?

The song Rusty Dusty Blues has been sung by many blues musicians. For example, BB King has recorded this song. I also have Jimmy Rushing (with Count Basie Orchestra) version from 1943, I believe. I ...
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What recordings does there exist of Lester Young playing along with Dizzy Gillespie?

Does there exist recordings of Lester Young playing with Dizzy Gillespie, or with Miles Davis?
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Why did TOOL's Adam Jones not return to film?

The release of Jurassic World made me wonder if Adam Jones would play a role in sculpture and makeup within the film Within the past he's done work on Jurassic Park, Predator 2, Ghostbusters 2, and ...
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What was the first vinyl record ever pressed?

I am wondering about, what was the first vinyl record ever pressed. I am not interested in the first record ever (for example shellac), only the first vinyl record.
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What does Son House mean when he refers to “jumping” with regard to the blues?

Here is a link to a three-minute clip from a documentary from the 1965 Newport Folk Festival where the blues singer and guitarist Son House talks about the nature of the blues. Here is the URL to the ...
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Earth Wind and Fire - why isn't water included?

The traditional list of the primary elements is earth, wind, fire, and water. The funk-soul band Earth, Wind, and Fire neglects the element of water. Has the band ever explained why they left water ...
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What differentiates the 808 kicks from others?

I know the origin of 808 bass kicks is the Roland TR-808 drum machine. But what differentiates them from the bass kicks of other drum machines? What made them so widespread, even today? Isn't there ...
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How has deafness been incorporated in music history (present included)?

Ludwig von Beethoven and Evelyn Glennie are famous musicians who went deaf. Has deafness traditionally kept people from becoming musicians? Is that changing? Who are other famous deaf musicians?
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What is Ma Rainey saying on a fragment of “Trust No Man”

Here is the link to the beautiful song Trust no man by Ma Rainey: http://youtu.be/xoZmWPb7r1o What is she saying from 1:50 to 2:15? The lyrics I have found omit this part.
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Meaning of Iwan Rheon's “Sink”

Please explain me the meaning of the song Sink by Iwan Rheon (from the EP Changing Times). I don’t seem to understand it fully.

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