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** Inspiring learning and raising awareness on important matters, great music, good causes for a better world. **

A publication of New Moon Publishing & Consulting - California, USA.

October 2006. Every day is a new day, a destination that I am grateful and thankful and fulfilled to have reached. Now, let's dance! - Melanie Silos, Editor/Songwriter - Rock for Learning Journal & Keynotes [Photography/Artwork by Marisa Silos]


Editor, Melanie Silos
Photography & artwork by Marisa Silos

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September 26, 2012 M. Silos:
It's election season USA, time to get the vote out and ROCK THE VOTE! REGISTER TO VOTE HERE.

Also, check your Secretary of State office for online voter registration that links to your driver's license as an online signature. In California go to SOS.CA.gov.

Be sure to register before your state's deadline - deadlines vary within each state.

September 6, 2012 M. Silos:
"Hard Bargain" the latest album from 12-time Grammy Award winning artist, EMMYLOU HARRIS, is AVAILABLE NOW! FREE SONG DOWNLOAD here. And please join us with Emmylou Harris and friends on the "Rock for Learning!" - Animal Rescue Initiative:

Rock for Learning Animal Rescue Initiative - featuring Emmylou Harris' Bonaparte's Retreat *** NEW! ***ANIMAL RESCUE INITIATIVE: Action To Save the Lives of Sheltered Pets
Help cultivate a better world through pet rescue, adoption, and responsible stewardship of all natural creation, including animals. Stewardship of all natural creation, i.e., the environment, people, and animals, is a responsibility of caring, not abusing. It is our obligation as human beings to care for our fellow creatures -- not only people but also companion animals, farm animals, and wild animals -- with mercy and compassion. Musician artists Emmylou Harris and Sarah McLachlan set great examples for animal rescue and stewardship; let's follow in their lead. Please join us with Emmylou Harris' Bonaparte's Retreat and other artists and animal rescue organizations in the initiative to raise awareness and share important information for animal rescue, adoption resources, guidelines for responsible stewardship, and links for spaying/neutering and pet care.[Learn more HERE.]

Puchase the CD on Amazon.com, also available on iTunes.



August 7, 2012 M. Silos:
Join AEROSMITH and CHEAP TRICK on tour in support of the 12 Million Dog March and help save lives and treat pets that have cancer - Plus, Cheap Trick front man ROBIN ZANDER is donating 100% of the proceeds from his song "EVERY DOG HAS IT'S DAY" to support the cause. [click in and learn more and get the song here].

Got the Moves like Jagger? MICK JAGGER/THE ROLLING STONES support NRDC.org action to protect the Earth from effects of Global Warming. This year marks the worst drought in US history since the Dust Bowl, and Greenland melted in the course of 4 days, and the Polar caps are melting faster than ever! LEARN MORE at NRDC.org

And please write to govt leaders and to NRDC to "support U.S. implementation of ocean-water desalinization plants so as to harness and use the rising levels of ocean water for human consumption.

Or plan B to support development of a Water Pipeline/Aqueduct from the Arctic through Canada and the US for mining and reallocation of Artic fresh water ice into drought-ridden areas in order to save nature, animals, and people (rather than an oil pipeline).

By using desalinized ocean water and/or mining the poles for fresh water-ice, we will also save the continents from being flooded by polar-melting effects of global warming." - Melanie Silos, Editor - Rock for Learning And do the "Moves Like Jagger" and support the NDRC with action to protect the Earth from the effects of Global Warming.

Moves Like Jagger - Maroon 5 w/ Christina Aguilera

May 4, 2012 M. Silos:
Adam MCA Yauch


Rock for Learning would like to honor condolences and respect to the Beastie Boys for the passing death of Adam "MCA" Yauch, who lost a 3-year battle with cancer. Beastie Boys MCA we love you! We thank the Beastie Boys for thier activism for Tibetan Freedom. God bless.


Press Release c/o Steve Martin NLM:

ADAM YAUCH 1964-2012 It is with great sadness that we confirm that musician, rapper, activist and director Adam “MCA” Yauch, founding member of Beastie Boys and also of the Milarepa Foundation that produced the Tibetan Freedom Concert benefits, and film production and distribution company Oscilloscope Laboratories, passed away in his native New York City this morning after a near-three-year battle with cancer. He was 47 years old. Born in Brooklyn, New York, Yauch taught himself to play bass in high school, forming a band for his 17th birthday party that would later become known the world over as Beastie Boys. With fellow members Michael “Mike D” Diamond and Adam “Adrock” Horovitz, Beastie Boys would go on to sell over 40 million records, release four #1 albums–including the first hip hop album ever to top the Billboard 200, the band’s 1986 debut full length, Licensed To Ill–win three Grammys, and the MTV Video Vanguard Lifetime Achievement award. Last month Beastie Boys were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, with Diamond and Horovitz reading an acceptance speech on behalf of Yauch, who was unable to attend. In addition to his hand in creating such historic Beastie Boys albums as Paul’s Boutique, Check Your Head, Ill Communication, Hello Nasty and more, Yauch was a founder of the Milarepa Fund, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting awareness and activism regarding the injustices perpetrated on native Tibetans by Chinese occupational government and military forces. In 1996, Milarepa produced the first Tibetan Freedom Concert in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, which was attended by 100,000 people, making it the biggest benefit concert on U.S. soil since 1985’s Live Aid. The Tibetan Freedom Concert series would continue to stage some of the most significant benefit shows in the world for nearly a decade following in New York City, Washington DC, Tokyo, Sydney, Amsterdam, Taipei and other cities. In the wake of September 11, 2001, Milarepa organized New Yorkers Against Violence, a benefit headlined by Beastie Boys at New York’s Hammerstein Ballroom, with net proceeds disbursed to the New York Women’s Foundation Disaster Relief Fund and the New York Association for New Americans (NYANA) September 11th Fund for New Americans–each chosen for their efforts on behalf of 9/11 victims least likely to receive help from other sources. Adam MCA Yauch Under the alias of Nathanial Hörnblowér, Yauch directed iconic Beastie Boys videos including ”So Whatcha Want,” ”Intergalactic,” “Body Movin” and “Ch-Check It Out.” Under his own name, Yauch directed last year’s Fight For Your Right Revisited, an extended video for “Make Some Noise” from Beastie Boys’ Hot Sauce Committee Part Two, starring Elijah Wood, Danny McBride and Seth Rogen as the 1986 Beastie Boys, making their way through a half hour of cameo-studded misadventures before squaring off against Jack Black, Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly as Beastie Boys of the future. Yauch’s passion and talent for filmmaking led to his founding of Oscilloscope Laboratories, which in 2008 released his directorial film debut, the basketball documentary Gunnin’ For That #1 Spot and has since become a major force in independent video distribution, amassing a catalogue of such acclaimed titles as Kelly Reichardt’s Wendy and Lucy, Oren Moverman’s The Messenger, Banksy’s Exit Through The Gift Shop, Lance Bangs and Spike Jonze’s Tell Them Anything You Want: A Portrait Of Maurice Sendak, and many more. Yauch is survived by his wife Dechen and his daughter Tenzin Losel, as well as his parents Frances and Noel Yauch.

March 13, 2012 M. Silos:
KEANE ACTIVELY INVOLVED WITH THE COMMUNITY - supports the Make Poverty History Campaign (The One campaign in the US) which aims to persuade our leaders to offer Debt Relief to the Third World as well as fairer trade regulations and more funding to battle AIDs. Click in to learn & participate: HERE and go to www.MakePovertyHistory.org. **

**** NEW KEANE ALBUM "STRANGELAND"!!! Coming May 2012 pre-order at KeaneMusic.com! And get the new single, "Silenced By The Night", available to download now at I-tunes ***

February 14, 2012 M. Silos:

Happy Valentine's Day from Rock for Learning & Incubus!
Get your FREE "Friends & Lovers Valentine's Day EP" HERE:

And learn more about Incubus' MakeYourselfFoundation.org that funds various environmental causes and charities both locally and around the world [HERE].

December 26, 2011 M. Silos:

New favorite artist of 2011 for beautiful vocals, lyrics, and music:
Sleeping At Last (Ryan O'Neal).

December 24, 2011 M. Silos:

Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah!

Coldplay's new album, Mylo Xyloto, is on sale at iTunes US for just $7.99 from today until 2 January, at I-Tunes! http://cldp.ly/myzyus Woohoooo!
Plus Coldplay is on tour and coming to the Hollywood Bowl on May 1-2, 2012! Let's add this to my Christmas List Santa. :-)

November 11, 2011 M. Silos:

Rock for Learning celebrates the new "Daltrey/Townsend Teen Cancer Trust" at UCLA, launched and supported by The Who's Roger Daltrey and Pete Townsend (joined in support by Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton, Dave Grohl, and Coldplay); The Daltrey/Townsend Teen Cancer Trust is the first and only US extension of the UK-based Teenage Cancer Trust. JOIN TOGETHER in support of the cause with The Who in their fundraising initiative "WHO CARES" [Click in here to join and support].

[From www.TheWho.com:]
Roger Daltrey launches Daltrey/Townshend Teen and Young Adult Cancer Program at UCLA

Rock legends Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend of the Who have always said they owe much of their musical success to teenagers. In a heartfelt repayment, Roger Daltrey announced the launch of the UCLA Daltrey/Townshend Teen & Young Adult Cancer Program, which will serve teens and young adult cancer patients at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

Rock icon Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin, who has been closely involved with the program in the U.K., also lend his support to the program at UCLA.

"We hope to bring the success of the Teenage Cancer Trust program in the U.K. to this inaugural program at UCLA," Plant said. "The caring and support the program provides have made a huge difference in the lives of many teens and young adults who are battling cancer."

The new program — the first of its kind in the United States — will build on the previous successful efforts of the Teenage Cancer Trust, which has helped fund 19 special teen cancer units in the United Kingdom.

October 31, 2011 M. Silos:

Rock for Learning celebrates new music from:

  • COLDPLAY "Mylo Xyloto"
  • RYAN ADAMS "Ashes & Fire"
  • RADIOHEAD "The King of Limbs"
  • INCUBUS "If Not Now, When?"
  • THE ZUTONS "You Can Do Anything"
  • FRANCIS DUNNERY "Made In Space"
  • PEARL JAM "Twenty" video documentary by Cameron Crowe.

May 27, 2011 M. Silos:


The future careers of our young adults and their right to higher education through colleges, universities, and specialized schools is currently being held ransom, a hostage held from its rightful students for the sake of money and profits, and the only way to release it for accessibility is by top dollar. What educational institutions are calling “tuition” is rather by its true name “Ransom” - and the cost demands are getting higher every semester. And who is responsible for this educational hostage crisis? The very educational system of institutions that survive by the participation of its own students.

The economic system has tapped into the vein (and the vain) of the education system and is driving students into bigger and bigger debts and student loans all for the hope of gaining a higher education degree that will lead to a better life with prosperity in a good career. Where it is true that education leads to rewarding careers and abilities, the education system entwined with the economics of our states and country has economically taken advantage and is abusing the very students and families that put money into education.

THERE IS A SOLUTION TO STOP THE ABUSE and give back the students’ right and access to higher education and the hope for a future career at practically NO COST TO THE STUDENTS.

I HAVE A VISION FOR FREE HIGHER EDUCATION, that students may achieve their Bachelors, Masters, and Doctorate degrees at practically no cost to them through a virtual online university funded and paid for entirely through advertisers, the same way as Facebook and Google are profiting billions of dollars through advertisers and use. This education system will be accessible online internationally to all people seeking to learn and earn a certificate or degree in any subject currently available in colleges, universities and specialized schools.

The parts of technology that are needed to make this free education system already exist and are actively in use. We the people just need to put the right parts together and activate it. There are already many active online universities, but they too are abusing the system and charging students higher “ransom” for education every year. We will put a stop to the abuse and ROCK THE SYSTEM, shake it up and shake out the corporate greed that has tapped the veins of our educational right.

We can build it! We can make it happen for the future of our country and of our world! And we can then make “Freedom of Education” a new U.S. Constitutional Amendment. For those of us who won’t take anymore abuse and would like to join our action to FREE HIGHER EDUCATION and rather enjoy the FREEDOM OF EDUCATION, please join us and link on and spread the news! www.Facebook.com/RockforLearning We will need an army of experts to build this, so please contact me at RockforLearning@yahoo.com if you are a professional who can help.

May 26, 2011 M. Silos:
New music "Rise Above" from REEVE CARNEY, BONO & THE EDGE, now available on I-Tunes.

And check out this superhero introduction from Bono & The Edge! The new song "Boy Falls From the Sky" written by U2s Bono & the Edge premiered and performed by CARNEY as a preview to SPIDERMAN TURN OFF THE DARK Broadway musical from featuring lead singer/guitarist REEVE CARNEY as Peter Parker/Spiderman and Interscope's band CARNEY performing the musical score written by U2's Bono and The Edge.. Click into NY MAG VIDEO DEBUT of CARNEY performing "Boy Falls From the Sky" HERE

View from YouTube:

December 30, 2010 M. Silos:

BEST OF 2010:
Album of the Year ROBERT PLANT Band of Joy
Favorite Happy Song: "Animal" - by NEON TREES
Best Historical Video Documentary: "When You're Strange: A Film About The Doors"
Best Benefit Concert: RADIOHEAD for Haiti

December 13, 2010 M. Silos:
Join us at the Rock for Learning Facebook page for latest music news and updates, including new music from Ryan Adams & the Cardinals, Paris Carney, Ours, and more. [Join us on FACEBOOK HERE.].
November 24, 2010 M. Silos:
Join ROBERT PLANT & FRANCIS DUNNERY in support of the Charlie & Kathleen Dunnery Children's Hospital Fund at www.CKDCF.org and get in on the auction for the "Robert Plant signed Gibson acoustic guitar" Place an offer to info@ckdcf.org! Bids will be accepted until midnight Friday, December 10th, 2010 (UK time).


October, 2010 M. Silos:

Read the NEW feature article:

It was an active effort of unity as many causes rallied together with events and marches in cities from the east coast to the west on 10-10-10 to stop the pollution of oil and coal companies from destroying our environment. Greenpeace and 350.org called it "The Global Work Party to Save the Climate", but there were many campaigns by many names and many causes, including Rock for Learning, the Sierra Club, CalPirg Students, NRDC-funded PowerVote.com, Credo Action, and more in the Downtown LA 10-10-10 event organized by CicLAVia (bicycle action movement).

The event was brought to a crescendo by a surprise performance from Portland Oregon's, MARCH FOURTH MARCHING BAND helping to raise Environmental Bike Consciousness Click in for the complete news feature and learn more HERE.

JOIN US with the MARCH FOURTH MARCHING BAND to raise Environmental Bike Consciousness at the "Tour de Fat" FREE CONCERT & BIKE EVENT October 23rd 3pm at the Los Angeles Historical Park Spring Street (FREE event 9am-4pm - including open bike roads.)

September, 2010 M. Silos:
Rock for Learning Rally for Support & Solutions
Proposed Solution #1: Take Action on Important Matters and ENLIGHTEN US!

In Kindergarten and elementary school life was simple and fun, we were given information, answers and solutions that we could comprehend and put to use and action. We called this LEARNING. We were also given toys, tools and resources by which to get creative and share, and we called this LEARNING and sometimes it was great fun. The process of learning is no different than it ever was, except now we have greater technology to make it easier to communicate and share and have all this great music to enjoy while doing it.

All our lives we gain information, answers, and resources so that we may learn by it and put solutions into action. Rock for Learning would like to inspire learning and creativity by providing and sharing support and solutions, including information, guidance, answers, and resources to enact better solutions to help ourselves, each other, our community, our causes, country, and planet.

What can we learn from each other to help ourselves, each other, our community, our causes, our country and planet?

Our government leaders and delegates need help to create viable solutions; let us help them and each other learn, share and create the information, answers and resources that will support better solutions.

Many people expect that the responsibilities for government matters and environmental preservation have been delegated to elected officials and professionals in designated corporations and agencies. Some people say "Let the Legislature handle it." or "That's not my job. It's someone else's job to handle/fix/resolve that matter." We have seen and experienced that the resolutions have not been sufficient and the state of the country continues to be in great deficit while world affairs are still being improved upon. The leaders, delegates and hired professionals need help and need to learn of the better potential solutions, answers, resources. They need the support from THE PEOPLE to obtain necessary information and resources to create, enact and implement better solutions. We exist in an ever changing and evolving world that requires continuous learning and improvement. And as we have learned since Kindergarten, sometimes learning just means being given the right information and resources that we can comprehend and put to use.

In the USA we are a government by the people for the people and we are the people. We the people who share Rock for Learning and the value of the US Constitutional Government and Democracy would like to take responsibility for action and involvement to help the process and the people who have been elected, delegated, hired, or otherwise to create solutions in a world with issues and the quest for continuous learning and improvement. Please share your ideas, and resources; support the causes that are important to us and write to your community and government leaders and please share your ideas for proposed solutions to our local and world matters.

LET US BE ACTIVE in helping the learning process and LET US GIVE support and solutions by sharing information, answers, guidance, and resources to help improve important matters in our communities and country.

ECONOMY: * Unemployment * Fair Trade/Commerce * Corporate & Small Business Incentives * Bail Out Funding Allocation * ENVIRONMENT * Clean Air * Clean Water/Oceans * Earth/Land/Forrest Preservation * Life/Human-Carbon Footprints * Animal Welfare * Fire Safety * Disaster Recovery * EDUCATION * K-12 & 4 Year College/University (B.A./B.S) Funding * Public Libraries * Tutoring & Youth Programs * English as a Second Language Programs * COMMUNICATIONS * Technology * Privacy * Piracy * Radio/TV/Film * SOCIAL SERVICES * Health Care Reform Ammendments * Welfare * Childcare * Social Security & Disability Benefits * Fraud Prevention & Protection * Counselling Services * Career/Job Resources & Workforce Rehabilitation * Support Groups * WORLD AFFAIRS - PEACE * Middle East * India * Africa * Europe * UK-Great Britain-Ireland * Netherlands * USA-Canada * Asia * Australia * South America * Pacific Islands * Mexico-Central America * Arctic & Antarctic * INTERNATIONAL MATTERS * Fair Trade/Commerce * Immigration * Safety/Security/Anti-Terrorism * Arms * Intl. Communications * Etc.

THIS IS A VIRTUAL RALLY FOR SUPPORT & SOLUTIONS. Let us not just holler and march in protest against the wrongdoings, insufficiency, and injustices in the world. LET US GIVE information, guidance, answers, solutions, and resources (financial and otherwise) that will help the continuous process of learning and implementing effective solutions for improvement and put the solutions into action and good use. Please offer resources, ideas, suggestions, and solutions: contact your selected organizations and government leaders and delegates, and let them know. Let's get it started in here!

JOIN US NOW ON FACEBOOK and be part of our virtual rally and be among the first invited for our LIVE RALLY Concert Events of the future. And help us keep this Rock for Learning Rally goin with your proposed ideas, suggestions, and solutions and DONATIONS! Please DONATE.

Take Action on Important Matters PROPOSED SOLUTION #1: Take Action on Important Matters and ENLIGHTEN US! Be like a superhero and turn off the dark. - CONTACT GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS HERE & SUPPORT YOUR FAVORITE CAUSES.

You count, and sometimes it takes only ONE to make a difference in the world. As for the environment, education, HIV/AIDS Relief, health care, politics, and foreign policy here's a first step to take action on what matters in your world. Contact your government officials directly - [LEARN MORE HERE.] And see Bono's speech addressing Harvard University students on African relief, American ideals, and rebelling against indifference [Learn about it HERE] You ROCK for LEARNING about it!

Let's Start with a Superhero Introduction from U2:

Check out this superhero introduction from Bono & The Edge! The new song "Boy Falls From the Sky" written by U2s Bono & the Edge premiered and performed by CARNEY as an exclusive preview to the upcoming SPIDERMAN TURN OFF THE DARK Broadway musical from Julie Taymor featuring lead singer/guitarist REEVE CARNEY as Peter Parker/Spiderman and Interscope's band CARNEY performing the musical score written by U2's Bono and The Edge.. Click into NY MAG VIDEO DEBUT of CARNEY performing "Boy Falls From the Sky" HERE

View from YouTube:

AND FOR FAVORITE CAUSES, here are a couple to begin with :

FRANCIS DUNNERY & Friends present the Charlie & Kathleen Dunnery Children's Fund - October Benefit Weekend 2010
The Annual CKDCF October Benefit Weekend will take place Friday, October 22nd through Sunday, October 24th 2010 in Cumbria, England. Please join us for a Friday Night Welcome Dinner, Saturday Morning Table Tennis Tournament, Saturday Night Benefit Concert and Sunday Morning Sponsored Walk to raise funds for children's health and wellness. Please see CKDCF.org for event details.

NIEL YOUNG's Annual Bridgeschool Benefit Oct 23-24th in Mountain View CA:

Click into Bridgeschool.org for event line-up and details.
Plus check out Neil Young's new CD & Film "Le Noise" now avalable.


Ex-KISS drummer Peter Criss is raising money for cancer research at the will be walking for the American Cancer Society, "Making Strides Against Breast Cancer" in Point Pleasant Beach, NJ, OCT 17th. Please join him in this walk to help save lives and bring awareness to Men and Women about this disease. He will be walking with Nurse Betty's Team BosomBuddies/TwinPeaks. Join or Donate at The American Cancer Society and visit KISS's Peter Criss.

ENLIGHTEN US and please spread the news.

Sweet love, fulfillment and JOY! ROBERT PLANT "Band of Joy"

Have a first listen to the new album in its entirety now streaming on NPR until its release on September 14th:
Band of Joy - Click in to listen here and let the dancing begin!

ROBERT PLANT - Band of Joy "Angel Dance"

May, 2010 M. Silos:

Hello Rock for Learning readers,
Spring has sprung with some great new music and books. Read it here for news about KEANE, HOT HOT HEAT, CARNEY, IT BITES and FRANCIS DUNNERY CKD Childrens Fund, OASIS, and a new E-book with proceeds to support Rock for Learning: "THE POWER OF EVER: God Is Always Happening". Here's wishing you all a Happy Spring! And please share the good news! and join us on our NEW FACEBOOK PAGE. Thanks.
xo Melanie
Editor, Rock for Learning

"THE POWER OF EVER: God Is Always Happening"
Support Rock for Learning development - Buy the E-book "The Power of Ever: God Is Always Happening" PRE-ORDER IT HERE NOW for a special discount price of $7.47 and be the first to get it for the summer release! Proceeds support development of Rock for Learning.

"It's high time to pray..."
- Noel Gallagher, Oasis
("Force of Nature", Heathen Chemistry)

"Just believe and you can't go wrong. In the light you will find the road..."
Robert Plant/Led Zeppelin
(In the Light, Physical Graffiti)

Jeff Buckley

And get new music from Rock for LEarning featured artists: New record release from the band CARNEY "Mr. Green" featuring single "Love Me Chase Me." Pre-Order it now and get an autographed limited edition CD (or download the entire album starting May 11th on-line) and get tour dates at CarneytheBand.com Come join us to see them on tour in 2010! FREE Show with RSVP... CARNEY at Bardot Hollywood Mon May 24th RSVP and details here: It's a School Night!. Read more about Carney here at Rock for Learning

And there's MORE new HOT rockin music from HOT HOT HEAT! Have a listen and get in your pre-order of their new record "FUTURE BREEDS" via Myspace. HHH playing every wednesday in May at Public Assembly in NY! (First band 9, HHH@10pm!)

New from OASIS, a collection of singles '94-'09. Pre-order "Time Flies" now and you'll be in with a chance of winning signed artwork! Enter HERE.

And, join Oasis and Noel Gallagher in support of www.TeenageCancerTrust.org and ROCK YOUR SHADES and get in on the RayBans Auction with signed shades from Noel Gallagher, The Who, and more!

Join us in support of good causes:

KEANE release their new record NIGHT TRAIN in two weeks (May 2010)! Get their new single "Stop for a Minute" available now right on I-TUNES. Click into KeanMusic.com and hear what's new and get tour dates. Support good causes with Keane, including WarChild Music and Make Poverty History, here at Rock for Learning.com/Keane.

Now auctioning 1990 It Bites picture disc Limited Ed Vinyl "Underneath Your Pillow" to support the Charlie & Kathleen Dunnery Childrens Fund for Francis Dunnery & Friends. Make an offer: email Sales@RockforLearning.com. See FrancisDunnery.com for 2010 tour dates. And get new music from friends/family John and Wayne "Cumbrian at Heart" now available on I-Tunes and JohnandWayne.com

And at last, for all you metal heads, from RYAN ADAMS, lookout for his most legit metal record to date, "ORION" - it's out there!

March 15, 2010 M. Silos:
Please join us March 25th 9pm
at the New York Bowery Electric
for the Memorial Benefit Concert for musician Chris Feinstein (bassist of Ryan Adams & the Cardinals).
See http://www.spinner.com/2009/12/16/chris-feinstein-death/
Chris was a really great person and wonderful musician, especially with Ryan Adams & the Cardinals. To Chirs, See you in Heaven making music with the angels. From Rock for Learning.

December 23, 2009 M. Silos:


TMG Lauren Harding,Melanie Silos, Laura, TMG Mallory Trunnell Melanie Silos YOU ARE INVITED! Please come support the arts and music and join us for a live intimate unplugged acoustic early show at MOLLY MALONES in Hollywood

**** ATTENTION **** The Previously announced HEAR NOHO MUSIC FESTIVAL Thurs. January 7th was CANCELLED ****** [Pictured Right: MELANIE SILOS... Pictured Left: TWILIGHT MUSIC GIRLS, Lauren Harding and Mallory Trunnell (right and left) with Melanie Silos and Laura Donnelly (center)]

Featured Cause: Lennon & Cook Support Lupus Research with "Lucy"
Please give donations to Lupus Foundation of America, Inc. (LFA),
and the St. Thomas Lupus Trust in London.

Julian Lennon, decade later, back in music biz with 'Lucy' Julian Lennon, son of the legendary John Lennon, and James Scott Cook will donate a portion of the proceeds from their song, gLUCY,h to fund research on the disease lupus. The song was created to honor Cookfs 92-year-old grandmother, Lucy Cook, who has been living with lupus for years and Lucy Vodden, a childhood friend of Lennonfs who recently passed away at the age of 46 after a long battle with lupus. Vodden was also the subject of a drawing that Julian created which inspired his father to write the memorable Beatles hit song gLucy in the Sky with Diamonds.h Proceeds donated from the song, gLUCY,h will be shared equally by the Lupus Foundation of America, Inc. (LFA), and the St. Thomas Lupus Trust in London.

Listen to the EP at TheRevolution.com and buy it NOW on I-tunes!
Learn more about it at Lupus.org.


Beautiful new music from BECK, from his RECORD CLUB of music covers recorded in a day, including Skip Spence's "LITTLE HANDS"

Record Club: Skip Spence "Little Hands" from Beck Hansen on Vimeo.



Get them on I-Tunes!

INDIE SPOTLIGHT: The Makepeace Brothers bring an acoustic trio of harmonies getting their audiences to sing and dance along with heartfelt grooviness and enjoyment with influences that are clearly of South American rhythms and classic folk, seriously reminiscent of Paul Simon's Graceland. Lead vocalist/guitarist Finian Makepeace is an activist at heart having led an anti-war movement in San Francisco when U.S. troops got sent to Iraq; he encourages all "to be part of a bigger movement by making small changes like using glass bottles instead of plastic." Of most significance to Rock for Learning is their song "HERO" as they share in their lyrics:

"You are the kind of hero we need: Noble, Wise, Human, Kind."



"END ROULETTE: Spinning for Creative Freedom" END ROULETTE at a special KROQ event brought the energy of Green Day and Blink 182 with the expressive vocal angst of lead singer/guitarist Mary Jane Snow, whose style and sleekness reminds me of Berlin's Terri Nunn, together with the powerful drum beats, rhythms, and guitar leads of new drummer Sean, lead guitarist Chris, and bassist Rocko. Rocko rocks the house with his own style and striking blond mohawk, and also accredits that some of the excellent bass lines he plays were well written by End Roulette's original/former bassist, Joshua Wayne. Through creative freedom End Roulette has made their way to the music category of The Veronicas and Paramore with an intensity that did not disappoint.

Read the complete feature article here at Rock for Learning! Click in for "END ROULETTE: Spinning for Creative Freedom"

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