AED20,000 prize for Dubai Battle of the Bands competition
AED20,000 prize for Dubai Battle of the Bands competition

AED20,000 prize for Dubai Battle of the Bands competition

Heads up all axe-wielders, drummers and lead singers – there’s a rather tasty AED20,000 prize on offer for the best band in Dubai.

The open mic ‘Battle of the Bands’ competition is taking place at McGettigans DWTC this October.

They’re inviting local bands and artists down every Tuesday evening to compete for the prize.

The best bands and artists will then battle it out in the final to walk away with AED20,000.

Which is a whole lot more than they’ll ever earn from Spotify, we’d imagine.

Email botb@mcgettigans.com if you think you’ve got what it takes!

Rolling Stone announces the 500 best songs ever written

It’s one of the biggest questions of our age – what is the best song ever written? Well, Rolling Stone magazine has answered it – or tried to! – by compiling their list of the 500 best songs ever written.

The legendary music magazine first tried this back in 2004. But times have changed a LOT since then, so they’ve gone back and updated their list.

In total, they received nearly 4,000 votes from artists, musicians, producers and journalists across the world.

Let’s cut to the chase – the Top 10 looked like this.

Outkast’s ‘Hey Ya’ was at Number 10 followed by Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams” at Number 9.

at Number 8 was Missy Elliot’s “Get Ur Freak On” with The Beatles’ “Strawberry Fields Forever” at Number 7.

Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Going On” took Number 6, Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” came in at Number 5 and Bob Dylan’s “Like A Rolling Stone” was at Number 4.

Sam Cooke’s “A Change Is Gonna Come” took Number 3 while Public Enemy’s “Fight The Power” was at Number 2.

And the final song – which you’d really struggle to argue with – is Aretha Franklin’s “Respect.”