It happened in music: School of rock

Posted on November 6th, 2011 by Sonos Staff in It Happened In Music

School of Rock

On this day in 1975, the Sex Pistols played their debut show at St. Martin’s School of Art in London, where bass player Glen Matlock was studying. This featured playlist honors bands that met or got their start in university. Have your own ideas on which songs are school of rock worthy? Be sure to […]

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It happened in music: Smashing guitars

Posted on October 31st, 2011 by Sonos Staff in It Happened In Music

Kurt Cobain guitar smash

On this day in 1988, Kurt Cobain–then an unsigned grunge immortal–smashed his first guitar at a Halloween show at Evergreen State College. Celebrate with few songs by some famous guitar smashers. Even add your own suggestions to our collaborative Spotify playlist.

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Haunt your house

Posted on October 28th, 2011 by Sonos Staff in Music On Sonos

Happy Halloween

This year you can make sure your haunted house is the spookiest on the block–with a little help from our streaming music partners. Now you can scream stream all the scariest songs and sound effects to all the rooms of your haunted house…and control it all from the palm of your disembodied hand. Try blasting […]

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It happened in music: Revolutionary tracks

Posted on October 23rd, 2011 by Sonos Staff in It Happened In Music

Rage with ice cream

Twenty years ago today, Rage Against the Machine played their first live show at Cal State University, Northridge. They would go on to become infamous proponents of social justice. To commemorate this historical musical moment, we’ve created a playlist that embraces their revolutionary vibe. Have your own favorite revolutionary track to add to the mix? […]

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It happened in music: The legendary 808

Posted on October 18th, 2011 by Sonos Staff in It Happened In Music

The Legendary 808

The Legendary 808: A playlist In fall of 2008, Kanye West recorded his album “808s and Heartbreak” at Glenwood Studios in Burbank, California and Avex Recording Studio in Honolulu, Hawaii. The 808 (technically the Roland TR-808) is a drum machine introduced in early 1980 that, although, not popular during its actual release, gained widespread popularity […]

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