♫ “Som do Sol” ♫

“Som do Sol” – Banda do Sol

Smooth progressive rock from a Brazilian band that goes back 27 years, as they announce their new album Tempo. Careful listeners who are fans of the genre may pick up the distinctive mixing style of Billy Sherwood.


♫ “United Breaks Guitars” ♫

“United Breaks Guitars” – Dave Carroll

How many music videos have brilliant harmony, tell a true-life story, and prompt an official response from a major airline? (YouTube video)


♫ “Skipper Dan” ♫

“Skipper Dan” – “Weird Al” Yankovic

When your career doesn’t work out the way you planned it, what can you do but keep telling the same jokes over and over again till you cry? (YouTube video)


♫ “Stand By Me” ♫

“Stand By Me” – Andy Madadian, Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora & Friends

Producer Don Was and singers Andy Madadian (an Iranian exile) and Jon Bon Jovi recorded this duet of the Ben E. King song “Stand By Me” June 24 as a symbol of worldwide solidarity for the Iranian people, currently protesting a rigged presidential election. The first verse is in Farsi (only natural for Madadian, but a first for Bon Jovi).