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What was The Grand Tour?

"The Grand Tour" seems not to have been a formal concert or entertainment series or circuit, but rather the name given to world tours by artists who followed, or roughly followed, a ...
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Prince 2004 performance during "While my guitar gently weeps" -- live or pre recorded?

This is a live performance. Prince is playing the solo but there are 4 other guitarists on stage playing chords in the background so you always hear guitars playing. At 4:33 he lifts the guitar but is ...
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Have any artists incorporated physical pain with composition and performance?

The closest example I can think of is the use of the "casket vocal track" in Black One by Sunn O))). Scott "Malefic" Conner of Xasthur is claustrophobic so they decided his vocal ...
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The Beatles' song "Yellow Submarine" sounds slightly off-tune on YouTube

(as pointed out in the comments, thanks @Wheat @Tim) This video does not actually appear to be the Beatles, although it is billed as though it were. As far as I can tell, there's no version with the ...
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Prince 2004 performance during "While my guitar gently weeps" -- live or pre recorded?

It's live. Where you can see his fingers, they are matching the solo in a way that would be almost impossible to fake for something of this complexity--not to mention the fact that guitar solos are ...
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Famously out-of-tune vocals

More than anything else, this is about changing conceptions and definitions of "in tune." The current conception of being "in tune" comes from the ubiquity of auto-tuning software ...
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Is there a musical with "All Star" in it?

No, it doesn't appear that there are. All-Star has appeared in the movies Mystery Men, the Shrek series, Digimon: the Movie, and Rat Race. However none of those were really musicals, and it doesn't ...
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What would a vocalist use in-ear headphones for, even during an acoustic concert?

Morten is using in-ear monitors which give an accurate rendition of sound for vocal performers. Often when performing without you, a singer will confront a room where the acoustics make it impossible ...
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What would a vocalist use in-ear headphones for, even during an acoustic concert?

There's always the chance, in an acoustic performance, that the other instruments aren't actually loud enough for the vocalist when he's belting it out. It's commonplace to use in-ear monitoring ...
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What would a vocalist use in-ear headphones for, even during an acoustic concert?

I can't speak for this particular case because I can't identify exactly what he does have in his ears, but I can have a few hypothesis based on my experience. Slight attenuation of outside sound, ...
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Musical equivalent of the film gag reel

Ian Gillan included a second album with the early releases of 'Glory Road' which contained what could be considered a 'gag reel' or 'outtakes' Glory Road came as a limited edition double LP, and ...
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Do performers arrive before or after the audience?

There are plenty of reasons for performers to turn up hours before a concert. They might even be there all day rehearsing. Mostly there's a sound check an hour or two before the concert. Often there ...
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Where is the mic for the singers on TV?

There are three possibilities: the singers have the mics on them but really well hidden. They are often put in wigs. they are using boom mics (possibly very directional) it's all pre-recorded. There'...
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Bilingual songs performed by Artists in concerts

Well, the question is a bit broad. First of all, there is a lot of difference between the following, and some of them might even coincide: artists that are actually bilingual, because they are born ...
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London 2012 Olympic opening ceremony live musics

The vast majority of the music is full playback, i.e. it was pre-recorded. The few exceptions are recognizable because there are microphones (for example Evelyn Glennie's drum solo). The massed drum ...
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Have any artists incorporated physical pain with composition and performance?

"Torture as an Instrument of Music", by John T. Hamilton, describes instances in which torture has been (purported to be) used to produce music as its result. Different, obviously, from the ...
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Did Meat Loaf ever perform the song live, or release a recording of "Everything works if you let it"?

I've gone through Meatloaf's set lists, and while it is not exhaustive, I can't locate any reference that he performed this song live. Also, I can't find any reference to Meatloaf performing this song ...
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Musical equivalent of the film gag reel

The Beatles included bits of studio chatter and noodling around as interstitial material, or even as sound effects within songs on albums such as Let it Be and Abbey Road. Since then, many other ...
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Musical equivalent of the film gag reel

The closest you are going to get is gongshow and cheese playlists. Dr. Demento's radio show has been partly this (and otherwise more delightful radio show that plays straight up comedy.) The Gong ...
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Is there a musical with "All Star" in it?

Depending on how indulgent your teachers are, and how willing they are to stretch a point, you might argue that it was included in the movie "musical" Shrek. Ironically, while there was an actual ...
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Which famous musicians despise piano competitions, barring Bartók and Ives?

Glenn Gould wrote an anti-competition essay titled "We Who Are about to Be Disqualified Salute You!" (in The Glenn Gould Reader) One of the most eloquent arguments against music ...
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