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Daft Punk, Macklemore, Lorde Win Big at 2014 Grammy Awards


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Madrid, 28 Jan.- Martha García //
«Wow – we’re here on this stage right now,» said a flabbergasted Macklemore.

By  (Rolling Stone)

Daft Punk made great strides for robotkind at the 2014 Grammys when the French electro duo earned themselves five trophies, including Album of the Year for Random Access Memories and Record of the Year for the irrepressible «Get Lucky.» Other big winners at the performance-heavy awards ceremony in Los Angeles included Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, who took home Best New Artist, three rap trophies and heaps of credit for allowing 33 couples to wed during their set, and current Rolling Stone cover star Lorde, whose single «Royals» earned her Song of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance and left her practically speechless both times.

Read Rolling Stone’s Complete Coverage of the 2014 Grammy Awards

Some of the night’s best speeches were merely interpretations of what the circuitry inside Daft Punk’s robots might be thinking. Pharrell took a shot when the group won Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for «Get Lucky.» «Dude, on behalf of the robots, man, [censored bleep] thank you, thank you, thank you.» One of the androids clacked its metal hand in gratitude. Later, Pharell mused on who the robots «would like to thank,» but trailed off and just gave it up for the «incredible» Nile Rodgers.

The other major winners of the night were some of rock’s perennial winners: the Beatles. Actor Steve Coogan joked at one point, «The Grammys had the choice of reuniting two of the Beatles and all of the Jonas Brothers,» and it’s a good thing the producers opted for the Fab Four, since they were able to award the Liverpudlians with a long-overdue Lifetime Achievement Award in a separate ceremony on Saturday. During the telecast, Ringo Starr bounced his body and sang his George Harrison–co-written solo hit «Photograph,» as Yoko Ono and Sean Lennon bounced with him in the audience. Paul McCartney got a little help from his friend Starr, who assumed the drum throne on the New track «Queenie Eye.» Ozzy Osbourne called the Beatles «the greatest band ever,» and then grew speechless while his Black Sabbath bandmates finished Starr’s performance intro. Dave Grohl, who had already paid tribute to the group once today, honored the band when he accepted the Best Rock Song Grammy with McCartney for their Sound City collaboration «Cut Me Some Slack.» «We wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for Paul and for Ringo,» he said in his speech and later called the win «amazing.»

But the Beatles weren’t the only amazing thing about the evening. The night opened with a performance by an artist who released her 2013 album after the Grammys had already announced its nominees, but she performed as though she’d won Album of the Year. The seated profile of Beyoncé appeared in a Bob Fosse-like mélange of smoke, as the steamy opening notes of her Beyoncé track «Drunk in Love» filled the room. Lights flashed as she sang about flashing lights and eventually Jay Z, dressed in a tux, joined her to swivel with Yoncé as she sang about «surfing all of this good good» (much to the delight of Taylor Swift, who sang along). Later, Jay Z thanked Beyoncé in his acceptance speech for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for «Holy Grail,» his duet with Justin Timberlake, and told his daughter, «Daddy got a gold sippy cup for you.»

Beyond shiny new sippy cups, the evening’s many unique collaborations stole the show. Robin Thicke found a way to make «Blurred Lines» even hornier with a little help from horn-loving classic rockers Chicago. Daft Punk, dressed in white spacesuits, acted as engineers in a staged recording studio for the likes of Pharrell, who sang «Get Lucky,» Nile Rodgers, who let his «Le Freak» flag fly, and Stevie Wonder, who sang circles around all of them with some lines from his 1977 disco-y hit «Another Star.» Pink upped the show’s surrealism levels by dangling herself over the audience and dipping down to a shirtless muscleman before singing «Just Give Me a Reason» with fully clothed fun. frontman Nate Ruess. Miranda Lambert and Billie Joe Armstrong twanged along to the Everly Brothers’ «When Will I Be Loved.» Kendrick Lamar and Imagine Dragons banged the drum quickly in a mash-up of the rapper’s «m.A.A.d. City» and the rockers’ «Radioactive,» in a way that got rap-rock originator Steven Tyler riled. The Highwaymen performed with Blake Shelton in the absence of Johnny Cash, and even got some of the longhaired hippies in the audience approving of Merle Haggard’s anti-hippie screed «Okie From Muskogee.» Metallica found a way to make its war anthem «One» even more explosive, thanks to some expressive pianism by classical musician Lang Lang. And the night’s finale – a supergroup of Dave Grohl, Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age and Fleetwood Mac’s Lindsey Buckingham – gave a psychedelic edge to NIN’s «Copy of A» and Queens of the Stone Age’s «My God Is the Sun,» before advertising ended the set.

And then there was Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’s high point, giving his stage to Queen Latifah to go full Sun Myung Moon on 66 people of all sexualities and races during «Same Love.» It was a spectacle they could only top with a cameo from Madonna singing «Open Your Heart,» which she did with aplomb dressed like a white cowboy. It was hard to imagine the rap duo would be able to pull off such a spectacle when they won the evening’s first award, Best New Artist, and Macklemore stood, looking at the audience, slack-jawed, and said, «Wow – we’re here on this stage right now.»

The most touching moment of the night occurred when the robots of the hour paid tribute to Macklemore and Ryan Lewis. In the final speech of the night, songwriter Paul Williams delivered Daft Punk’s worse of praise, which summed up all of the warm and fuzzy collaborations of the evening. «What they wanted me to say is that as elegant and as classy as the Grammys has ever been was the moment when we saw those wonderful marriages, and ‘Same Love’ is fantastic,» he said. «It was the height of fairness and love and the power of love for all people at any time in any combination. . .  [Daft Punk] sail on a ship called generosity. They are generous in spirit.»

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Gear / Expert

Positive Grid releases ToneCloud


The world’s first custom amp sharing platform, right inside BIAS.
BIAS now delivers the whole world of tone, on the cloud.

San Diego, CA (December 18, 2013) /

The recently released BIAS (#1 paid music app in 118 countries) brought a whole new level of tone customization to guitar and bass players through a game changing, intuitive amp modeling and designer app. Today, Positive Grid added an new feature to raise the bar again: ToneCloud – the world’s first custom amp sharing platform.

“ToneCloud is an amp sharing platform with all the amp models you can imagine,” notes Jaime Ruchman, Marketing Manager at Positive Grid. “The ToneShare in JamUp allows musicians to create, share, and download user and artist presets. With ToneCloud, musicians can now explore and get inspired by the whole world’s custom amp models in just seconds. The possibilities are infinite.”

ToneCloud is a sharing platform that allows BIAS users to interact with each other and share their custom amps right inside BIAS. Users can now explore popular and latest custom amp models, and can further search by music genres or keywords. Also, sharing is more intuitive than ever: an upload button is always visible in BIAS no matter in what stage of the amp creation process, this makes sharing much easier and faster.

With ToneCloud, BIAS users will be part of a tone community with social utilities that allow them not only to create and share custom amps, but also interact with other musicians. With ToneCloud, BIAS will deliver much more than 36 amp models: it has the whole world of tone, on the cloud.

Key Features:

  • Explore and get inspired by the world’s first custom amp sharing platform.
  • Find popular and latest custom amp models, and search by genre or keywords.
  • “Preview,” “Like,” “Comment,” and “Download” artists and users custom amps.
  • Log in with Facebook for quick access.

For more details, visit or follow the company on:
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About Positive Grid: Based in California, with satellite operations in Germany and Taiwan, Positive Grid focuses on delivering superior and highly creative mobile music experiences. Since 2008, the company has designed and developed a core technology base and is currently expanding it to various applications. Positive Grid’s best-known product range, featuring the JamUp multi-effects guitar app and interface, is now distributed in over 60 countries around the world.

Events / Shows

We Will RockFM You – SOLD OUT – Vuelve el espectacular homenaje a QUEEN


Cartel WWRFMY 1 sept tamaño web grandeMadrid, 1 Sept.- Martha García // 

RockFM estará presente este año en La Feria de Septiembre de Murcia, con un homenaje a QUEEN que no te puedes perder.


El próximo 13 de septiembre, las mejores voces roqueras del país se unirán a TOXIC PROD. para el homenaje definitivo a la banda más grande de todos los tiempos: WE WILL RockFM YOU

Entre los artistas invitados, estarán Rafa Blas (La Voz), Santiago Campillo, Pau Monteagudo (Uzzuhaïa), Mayca Teba (soprano), Carmen María (Musical We Will Rock You), Unrisen (banda tributo a Queen) y muchos más.

Todo a partir de las 22:00 horas en la Plaza de la Cruz Roja (Murcia) el próximo 13 de septiembre.


¿Quieres conseguir tu invitación para no perderte WE WILL RockFM YOU?

Puedes recoger tu entrada A PARTIR DEL 1 DE SEPTIEMBRE en los siguientes puntos:

MURCIA* RockFM Murcia: Arco de Santo Domingo, 2.
* Centro Comercial THADER.
* Ford Euroleón: Ctra. de Alicante-Monteagudo, 35.
* Citroën Garaje León: Ctra. de Alicante, 4.

**Invitaciones válidas hasta completar aforo.

Saludos TÓX!COS …

Events / Shows

Freddie for a Day 2013 en HRC Madrid …



Madrid, 20 Ago.- Martha García // 

Hard Rock Cafe Madrid , RockFM y Universal Music España se unen a The Mercury Phoenix Trust en el Aniversario del Cumpleaños de Freddie Mercury, celebrando Freddie For A Day.

Será el próximo 5 Septiembre 2013, Jueves, a las 20:30h en Hard Rock Cafe Madrid, y con la participación de “A Night at the Opera” The Ultimate QUEEN Tribute by TOXIC PROD.

El espectáculo, dirigido por Daniel Gómez, repasará todos los éxitos de Queen, en un show que cuenta, además de la presencia de la discográfica de Queen, Universal Music España, la única radio de rock de este país, RockFM, y desarrollado en el lugar del rock por excelencia, Hard Rock Cafe Madrid, con el apoyo de Brian May Guitars y VOX Amplification.

Entrada: 12 € – incluye: concierto, bigote, cerveza o refresco y ticket para el sorteo de estupendos premios (entradas disponibles en Hard Rock Cafe Madrid). Participa:

El evento será para todos los públicos, siendo la recaudación íntegra a favor de Médicos Sin Fronteras.

Ready Freddie?
Saludos TÓX!COS

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Hard Rock Cafe Madrid: FFAD Event Details

The Spaniards Are Set To Go! Bring It On Madrid!

Madrid are coming to the party and this is what is going down!

In the lead up to the main party on September 5th, HRC Madrid will set up a photo call for all visitors to be able to take a picture with a Freddie Mercury impersonator to help spread the news of the event as much as possible through social media and beyond! This will take place from September 1st until party night on the 5th.

A donated guitar that was signed by Queen collaborator by Paul Rogers and an original Queen Roadie Box will also be on display at the restaurant. These will be then be prizes people will be able to win in the different contests on 5th September night.

On the night of 5th September:

– HRC staff will be dressed as Freddie.

– Queen’s videos will be played all day long.

– There will be a concert at night by a tribute band «A Night At The Opera».

– Freddie karaoke contest

– There will be a raffle to win Queen related prizes.

– Doctors Without Borders volunteers will be present during the event explaining their work with HIV/AIDs related projects.

RockFM will be the affiliated radio supporter with the event and will announce the event on all their shows, will run an ad campaign and will also be present at the event.

Hard Rock Cafe Madrid: Paseo de la Castellana, 2
28046 Madrid, Spain
+34 914 36 43 40


Gear / Expert

Fishman TriplePlay: Un mundo de posibilidades al alcance de los guitarristas.


Madrid, 22 Jul.- Daniel Gómez // 

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Fishman presenta su nuevo sistema MIDI inalámbrico para guitarra TriplePlay. Un sistema de composición, interpretación y grabación que pone una paleta ilimitada de instrumentos y sonidos a su alcance – todo con la libertad del control inalámbrico.

Tocar la guitarra ya es más divertido! TriplePlay es el control inalámbrico de guitarra final. El diseño pro ultradelgado y el paquete de software intuitivo de Fishman permite configurar y trabajar rápidamente. Desbloquea el potencial de tu guitarra y descubre una capacidad de sonido potente y sin límites a tu disposición, todo con la libertad del control inalámbrico.

• COMPONER – Abrir nuevas opciones creativas sin límites con todos los instrumentos posibles a su disposición. La notación exacta: le permite compartir su música con los miembros de su banda. Si usted es un principiante, las transcripciones precisas nota por nota le ayudará a aprender más rápido y de manera más intuitivo.

• INTERPRETAR – Integrar la guitarra con cualquier instrumento virtual o sintetizador hardware para proporcionar en directo acceso a una serie ilimitada de instrumentos, muestras y sonidos para mejorar sus actuaciones.FM_triple_play_03

• GRABAR – La mejor solución para integrar su guitarra con su DAW favorito en un PC, Mac ® o iPad ® como herramienta completa de grabación y producción musical. Construye un proyecto completo desde las baterías al bajo, agregar teclados, vientos y cuerdas, todo ello desde el controlador de guitarra inalámbrico TriplePlay.

Montaje y desmontaje sencillo:
TriplePlay se puede instalar o retirar rápidamente en casi cualquier guitarra eléctrica, sin necesidad de su instalación permanente. Hardware de montaje incluido.

Completo paquete de software incluido:
TriplePlay se completa con todo el software que necesita para grabar, editar y reproducir su música. Saque el máximo provecho de las potentes funciones MIDI con su guitarra. Con la codificación de nota fácil y tremendamente rápida, editor de preste y mezclador, usted podrá mezclar su propia música en nada de tiempo.

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Incluye versiones completas de:

Native Instruments – KOMPLETE Elements y GuitarRig LE
Notion Music – PROGRESSION 2
IK Multimedia – SampleTank 2 XT y AmpliTube Custom Shop
PreSonus – Studio One Artist TriplePlay Edition

Desde TOXIC PROD. : Muy recomendado !!!

Saludos TOX!COS …