Singer-songwriters in bands often go solo. Some stray as an extracurricular activity and come back to their group and others never return. Beyoncé, Bjork and Neil Young are examples of those who enjoyed much greater success solo than with their original groups.However, Adam Duritz, who is Counting Crows’ songwriter, bandleader and face, has no interest in leaving his band, even temporarily.“I just don’t want to do it,” Duritz said while calling from his New York apartment.
Iggy Pop once had a minor hit with the inventive tune "I'm Bored." Fellow Michigan native Alice Cooper echoes the sentiment of that song. "I'm surprised how dull shows are today," Cooper said. "I don't know why concerts are so boring today. Are kids today afraid to be rock stars? This generation of rock stars needs a shot of testosterone. When I was starting out in this business, real rockers were like outlaws. Now young rockers are like Cub Scouts.
Steve Forbert has quietly been one of the more consistent singer-songwriters over the last generation. Ever since Forbert hit the charts with the charming and catchy “Romeo’s Tune” in 1980, the clever songsmith has crafted poignant, literate and moving folk rock. The Meridian Mississippi native impressed with “Compromised,” which features some of Forbert’s most thoughtful and provocative material.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".