Friday, October 14, 2011

Rock in Rio 2011

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Red Hot Chili Peppers is an American rock band, formed in Los Angeles in 1983. The group's musical style primarily consists of rock with an emphasis on funk, as well as elements from other genres such as punk, hip hop and psychedelic rock. The band consists of founding members Anthony Kiedis (vocals) and Michael "Flea" Balzary (bass), alongside longtime drummer Chad Smith and recently added guitarist Josh Klinghoffer.

The band's original line-up featured guitarist Hillel Slovak and drummer Jack Irons, albeit not playing on the debut album, The Red Hot Chili Peppers. Cliff Martinez was the drummer for the first two records, filling in for Irons, and guitarist Jack Sherman played on the first only. Slovak performed on two albums with the band, Freaky Styley and The Uplift Mofo Party Plan; he died of a heroin overdose in 1988, resulting in Irons' departure.Former Dead Kennedys drummer D.H. Peligro briefly replaced Irons before the band found a permanent replacement in Smith. Guitarist John Frusciante replaced Slovak. The line-up of Flea, Kiedis, Frusciante and Smith was the longest-lasting, and recorded the band's fourth, fifth, seventh, eighth and ninth albums, Mother's Milk (1989), Blood Sugar Sex Magik (1991), Californication (1999), By the Way (2002) and Stadium Arcadium (2006).

Stevie Wonder
Stevland Hardaway Morris previously Judkins born May 13, 1950, known by his stage name Stevie Wonder, is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer and activist. Blind since shortly after birth, Wonder signed with Motown Records' Tamla label at the age of eleven, and continues to perform and record for Motown to this day.

Among Wonder's best known works are singles such as "Superstition", "Sir Duke", "I Wish" and "I Just Called to Say I Love You". Well known albums also include Talking Book, Innervisions and Songs in the Key of Life.He has recorded more than thirty U.S. top ten hits and received twenty-two Grammy Awards, the most ever awarded to a male solo artist. Wonder is also noted for his work as an activist for political causes, including his 1980 campaign to make Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday a holiday in the United States.In 2009, Wonder was named a United Nations Messenger of Peace. In 2008, Billboard magazine released a list of the Hot 100 All-Time Top Artists to celebrate the US singles chart's fiftieth anniversary, with Wonder at number five.

Guns N' Roses
Guns N' Roses is an American hard rock band, formed in Hollywood, Los
Angeles, California, in 1985. The band has released six studio albums,
three EPs, and one live album. The classic original lineup, as signed
to Geffen records, consisted of lead vocalist Axl Rose, lead guitarist
Slash, rhythm guitarist Izzy Stradlin, bassist Duff McKagan and
drummer Steven Adler. Co-founder Axl Rose is the only current original
member of Guns N' Roses.

Guns N' Roses played "Rock In Rio in Brazil followed by shows in
Chile, Argentina, Paraguay and Mexico. The band is keeping fans on
their toes by continuing to add individual gigs rather than a full
tour announcement. Guns N' Roses previously promised the upcoming tour
would feature "30 concerts in the U.S." with dates scheduled" from
October to New Year's Eve.

Maroon 5

Maroon 5 is an American pop rock  band from Los Angeles, California.
While they were in high school, lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist
Adam Levine, keyboardist Jesse Carmichael, bass guitarist Mickey
Madden, and drummer Ryan Dusick formed a garage band called Kara's
Flowers and released one album in 1997. After a brief period they
re-formed with guitarist James Valentine, and pursued a new direction
as Maroon 5. The following year they released their debut album Songs
About Jane, which contained four hit singles: "Harder to Breathe",
"This Love", "She Will Be Loved" and "Sunday Morning"; it also enjoyed
major chart success, going gold, platinum, and triple platinum in many
countries around the world.

Katy Perry
Katy Perry  was born Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson, on October 25, 1984. She is an American singer-songwriter and actress. Born in Santa Barbara, California, and raised by Christian pastor parents. Perry grew up listening to only gospel music and sang in her local church as a child. After earning a GED during her first year of high school, she began to pursue a career in music. As Katy Hudson, she released a self-titled gospel album in 2001, which was unsuccessful. She later recorded an album with production team The Matrix and completed the majority of a solo album from 2004–05, the later of which was never released. Perry is the first female artist to get five hits on the Billboard Hot 100 in one year.

C3 Friday  13.00    Sonia Malta