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Deep Purple Release “The Surprising” Animated Music Video

Just a few days ago, we shared the news that an audio recording of Deep Purple’s hit “Smoke on the Water” had been encoded in DNA to preserve it. That song’s iconic guitar riff is recognizable anywhere; it’s become a part of our culture. But did you know that the band is still producing hit […]

WOGA Remembers Tom Petty

Tom Petty, one of the most timeless American songwriters, is unfortunately no longer with us. The singer-guitarist was born in Gainesville, FL on October 20, 1950. He passed away yesterday at UCLA Medical Center in Santa Monica, California. Petty was found unconscious and in cardiac arrest on Sunday, according to Rolling Stone. He was immediately […]

“Smoke on the Water” Preserved In DNA

Smoke on the Water, the 1972 gold-certified hit for English rock band Deep Purple, has been pressed to a very interesting medium. We’ve gone the full route through physical hardware like vinyl and CDs, then we moved on to digital storage, and now we’re putting music directly into DNA. As the website FirstPost explains, DNA […]

Elton John Announces New Greatest Hits Collection: “Diamonds”

The incredibly talented Sir Elton John has unveiled that he plans to release what he’s calling his “ultimate” greatest hits collection. This one will be called “Diamonds.” Ultimate Classic Rock reports that the new album will be a commemoration of the 50-year career of Elton John and his longtime songwriting partner, Bernie Taupin. As with all […]

Playboy Founder Hugh Hefner Passes Away At Age 91

Hugh Marston Hefner, known as the founder and longtime editor-in-chief of Playboy Magazine, has unfortunately passed away. The media mogul was said to have passed away of natural causes in his famed Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles, according to Rolling Stone. Born April 9, 1926, in Chicago, Hefner was age 91 at the time of death. […]