Category: Beyond the Band

Beyond the Band

Episode 183: Rush Part 1 – Palm Trees and Broken TVs

Rush is one of the most polarizing bands out there- you either love ’em or hate ’em. We at Rock Candy are firmly placed in the former camp and are ready to defend that opinion by sharing their epic tale here. In this first part, we go through the childhoods of Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, […]

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Episode 177: Smashing Pumpkins – Chub of Growth

In the 90’s, rock music took a turn from hair metal to grunge, but there were some who took a different path. The Smashing Pumpkins were a band of 4 misfits who wanted to take the psychedelic and progressive music they grew up on and give it a modern sound. When everyone said there was […]

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Episode 175: New Order – 877-NAME-NOW

After the untimely end of Joy Division, the rest of the band was left to decide where to go from there. They would soon go back to work experimenting with new sounds and creating some of the most iconic songs of the 80’s that would bring together the worlds of rock and pop. It’s not […]

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Episode 151: John Lennon Part 2 – Art Student Meet Cute

We’re wrapping up our Beatlestravaganza with the later years of Mr. John Lennon. We really rip open the onion that is this complicated human and discuss how to truly separate the artist from the art. We also realize that each Beatle tells the same story, but completely differently and talk about how being a rad […]

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Episode 149: Paul McCartney Part 2 – The Apple Survey

This episode we take a look at Paul’s career after The Beatles, well, and also the long drawn out process he started when publicly announcing their disbandment. That wouldn’t be his only group project though, soon he and his wife Linda would start Wings, who would also bring him to heights of fame. We talk […]

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Episode 148: Paul McCartney Part 1 – Play That Nasty Jazz

Here we begin our story on one half of the legendary Lennon-McCartney songwriting duo. Paul is a man built with charisma and determination, someone who doesn’t understand no and works hard for his success. But he has had his hurdles to jump along the way, meeting each challenge with his business savvy and positive thinking. […]