Rock for Learning
Learning & empowerment to cultivate a better world together with great music and good causes.
Read articles with featured music artists and learn more, share, and support great music and good causes to cultivate a better world with
Rock for Learning!
"Learning includes any information or experience that affects ones actions, behaviors, or development of any present or future moment... and for those who are travelers of time and space learning affects all moments." - Melanie Silos
MUSIC ARTIST SPOTLIGHT!
GRACE & THE MIDNIGHT ANGEL
endorse support for GOD'S LOVE WE DELIVER-NYC, ASPCA, and SAFE NEST.
Read and learn more about the music of Grace & the Midnight Angel and get the new record Love Always & Forever. [LEARN MORE & GET MUSIC HERE]"Making and sharing music is about being actively part of something bigger than myself and serving to a need that someone may have, especially like finding a light of hope in life during times of darkness, sharing a relatable feeling or experience, as well as sharing co-elation in times of joy." - Melanie Silos, Grace & the Midnight Angel
JUDAH & THE LION and NEEDTOBREATHE
Join NeedtoBreathe and Judah & the Lion in support of FOR OTHERS.
Support the cause of FOR OTHERS to help at risk families and children, and get NeedtoBreathe's new album "Caves" and their new collaborative music single with Judah & the Lion, "Dreams". Join them together on The Caves World Tour 2023-2024; tickets available at Ticketmaster.
"I only want the best for you." - Judah Lee Akers, Judah & the Lion
BECK & PHOENIX
Join Beck in support of AUTISM SPEAKS and WARCHILD MUSIC and more!
8x Grammy Award winning artist Beck and friends support Warchild.org with Warchchild Music featuring Beck, Oasis, Paul Weller, Coldplay, Keane, Sir Paul McCartney, etc., helping children of war in Ukraine and more, as well as support for AutismSpeaks.org, and get the new music single “Odyssey” by Beck and Phoenix, as well as Phoenix’s most excellent new album “Alpha Zulu”!
"I need your lovin' like the sunshine. Everybody's gotta learn sometime." - Beck
FEATURED ARTICLES SPOTLIGHT!
ACTIVISM with Fundamental Values
for the "American Blues," the Environment, and Humanity
Featuring activist guidance from Pete Yorn, The Smith's Johnny Marr, Stone Roses' Ian Brown, Radiohead, Berlin's Terri Nunn, Incubus' Brandon Boyd, and Swan Soul's Melanie Silos.
"The ability to make a difference begins with getting educated, learning, and having the skills, knowledge, and abilities to enact solutions; learning about conditions and important matters in the community and world will provide the factors from which we may discern our focus, aims, direction and course of action. Fundamental values such as love for humanity, preservation of the environment, and willingness to learn and fix it when broke, are the driving force of care that will motivate action for support and providing solutions." - M. Silos Read the complete article[HERE].
COMMITMENT TO IMPORTANT MATTERS
Featuring encouragement and direction from members of Oasis, U2, The Music, Coldplay, Page & Plant, Hot Hot Heat, plus Francis Dunnery, Editor/Songwriter Melanie Silos, and more.
"Overcoming the forces of opposition and adversity in upholding commitments and valued aims requires the TOP strengths of being decisive, passionate and focussed, and responsible for actions, efforts, decisions, and effects of such activities." - M. Silos Read the complete article[HERE]
EMPOWERMENT with Self-Awareness & Follow-Through
Featuring self-awareness from Afterward, Keane, Carney's Reeve Carney, and more.
"This is the matter of being self-aware and upholding the essence of one's greatest nature as it is the core of strength in one's existence and prosperity. It means to stand true to your values and act upon them. It's the creation of empowerment with self-awareness and follow-through." - M. Silos Read the complete article [HERE]
TAKE ACTION WITH THE ANIMAL RESCUE INITIATIVE!
Help cultivate a better world through pet rescue, adoption, and responsible stewardship of all natural creation, including animals. Grammy Award winning artists, Emmylou Harris and Sarah MacLachlan, have paved the way and set great examples for animal welfare; Emmylou Harris created BONAPARTE’S RETREAT PET ADOPTION to rescue unadoptable dogs from the Nashville Humane Association, and Sarah MacLachlan has been a spokesperson and leading advocate for animal welfare with support of THE AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS (ASPCA.org) ever since the ‘90’s with charitable support from proceeds of the historic Lilith Fair tours that she organized in support of ASPCA and other charities.
Please join us with Emmylou Harris and Bonaparte's Retreat and with Sarah MacLachlan 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. Read the complete article [HERE].
FEATURED MUSIC ARTISTS
Ryan Adams * Army of Anyone * The Beastie Boys * Beck * Ian Brown/Stone Roses * Carney/Reeve Carney * Cheap Trick * Coldplay * Francis Dunnery * End Roulette * The Feeling * Flyleaf * Foo Fighters * Liam Gallagher * The Golden Ratio * Grace & the Midnight Angel * Emmylou Harris * Hot Hot Heat * Hozier * Van Hunt * Incubus * Ray Ippolito * Judah & the Lion * Keane * The Kin/Brothers Koren * Led Zeppelin * Sarah MacLachlan * The Makepeace Brothers * March Fourth Marching Band * Johnny Marr & the Healers * Paul McCartney * Mitch Mills/Sugarwall * The Music * NeedtoBreathe * Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds * Oasis* Robert Plant * Radiohead/Thom Yorke * Darius Rucker/Hootie & the Blowfish * Seal * The Shore * The Thrills * U2/Bono * Paul Weller * The White Stripes/Jack White * The Who * Pete Yorn * Neil Young * The Zutons
"I will learn to love." A blue star, ONE in a constellation of many, without whom the whole would not be what it is... (Madison Square Garden, NY) [LEARN MORE]
ARMY OF ANYONE
"We are eachother," declares guitarist Dean DeLeo (formerly of STP) and vocalist Richard Patrick (formerly of Filter) with heartfelt consideration for making a better world. (Virgin Music, Hollywood CA) [LEARN MORE]
We've got to follow-through on our ideals or betray something at the heart of who we are..." - Bono (Vocalist,U2) [LEARN MORE...]
IAN BROWN/STONE ROSES
Family man, Ian Brown, shares encouragement on what's important for family development: "Keep getting educated & learn love for humanity." (House of Blues - Sunset, Los Angeles, CA) March 13, 2005.
"It matters." says Reeve Carney, lead guitarist/vocalist. (Studio City, CA)[LEARN MORE...]
"Music is everything." - Chris Martin (Singer/keyboardist/guitarist, COLDPLAY, Madison Square Garden, NY)[LEARN MORE...]
"You get what you focus on." - Francis Dunnery. (Theloniuos Monk Circle, NYC)[LEARN MORE...]
HOT HOT HEAT
On Inspiration & Empowerment: "My Father. He taught me music. If it weren't for my Dad and what he did with my Mom, I wouldn't be here." - Luke Paquin (Lead guitarist, HOT HOT HEAT, Ventura Theater, CA)[LEARN MORE...]
On making a difference in the world: Brandon Boyd encourages that we each can make a difference through "Responsibility, self-sufficience, cleaning up after one's self, and to stay aware, just to name a few." (Guitar Center, Sherman Oaks CA) [LEARN MORE...]
JOHNNY MARR & THE HEALERS
"You are the magic." - Johnny Marr (Irving Plaza, NY) [LEARN MORE...]
"I worked hard and it paid off." - Mitch Mills (Guitarist, HI FI LOVER/SUGARWALL, Los Angeles, CA). [LEARN MORE...]
On life and learning: "Never stop." - Noel Gallagher (Chief Songwriter/Lead Guitarist/Vocalist - OASIS, Central Park South, NY) [LEARN MORE...]
"Everything is meaningful." - Robert Plant. (Phoenix, AZ) [LEARN MORE...]
**** SPECIAL!!! Read about Robert's discovery of West & North African music. [LEARN MORE...CLICK HERE]
"I just like that heavenly moment where I learn something." - Robert Plant (Vocalist, Robert Plant & the Strange Sensations/Led Zeppelin)****
Advocates of Philanthropy, Protectors of the Environment & Human Rights (Hollywood, CA).[LEARN MORE...]
"Live, Love, Learn." - Darius Rucker (Vocalist, HOOTIE & THE BLOWFISH, Green Valley Ranch, Henderson NV). [LEARN MORE...]
"Motivate yourself - it�s the hardest thing to do for young people today." - Robert Harvey (Vocalist, THE MUSIC, New York, NY) [LEARN MORE...]
With Thrills for Learning to Support Oxfam. (The El Rey, Los Angeles, CA), [LEARN MORE...]
"I'm willing to learn!" - Dave McCabe/The Zutons (The El Rey Theater, Los Angeles CA) [LEARN MORE...]
ROBERT PLANT: Shine's It All Around
Robert Plant is on tour with the STRANGE SENSATION and their new record MIGHTY REARRANGER. Like a legend within a legend, he is The Enchanter now leading and shining through lyrics and music with powerful resonance and dance. It's most cool: The acoustic ecclectic percussive rhythms a main element of sound and soulful expression in his newest music including this year's new record Mighty Rearranger and in new version of his Led Zeppelin classics. Of the new and old and most cool was the harmonizing acoustic version of "When the Levee Breaks" with the Strange Sensation's newest bandmate, Billy Fuller, on stand-up bass, and the most beautiful and melodic "All the Kings Horses".
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HOT HOT HEAT: The Empowering Lift of Energy & Inspiration from Hot Hot Heat
It's British Columbia's very own HOT HOT HEAT!!! Hot Hot Heat brings an empowering lift of energy with their new CD ELEVATOR!!! Giving rise to the crowd's excitement, frontman Steve Bays bangs the chords on his Roland Fantom X keyboard as if riding on a Harley Davidson, leans into it shaking his curls like a mad maestro, then on with the mic he glides across the stage in his punky grace venturing an occasional dip into the audience. On plays Hot Hot Heat sharing the energy of music that stirs the crowd into leaps and bounds of empowering and energetic dance and cheers.[Click in here for the complete feature article!]
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