Mark Begelman COO Office Depot & Guitarist

Mark Begelman is a business entrepreneur and as Chief Operating Officer Office Depot ODP +%. Mark D. Begelman (COO) he created pizza chains, Mars Music and recently Mark Begelman Studio. He is an astute guitar player and has a top rated recording studio located in Deerfield Beach Florida.

Mark Begelman, who was a former office depot president and guitarist, founded Mars Music Company. He started Mars Music after purchasing five-store Ace store chain situated in South Florida after experiencing dissatisfying shopping experiences with his own music store. He opted to come up with a superstore store chain located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The company MARS, which is an acronym for Music And Recording Superstore, reached its peak or optimal when it consisted of 49 stores in 20 different states. Back then it was the largest music company in the United States. Unfortunately, at the end of the year 2002, the company ran out of business due to strenuous struggle to come up or raise additional capital to keep company running. The main factors leading to the collapse of the business include over expansion and failed reorganization attempts.

Mark Begelman MusicBegelman was also motivated to start mass due to lack of appropriate pricing, limited product selection and incompetent store personnel in his previous store. These limitations lead him to finally decide to set 10 million dollars to start Mars Music. MARS music company began with a wide variety of audio equipment and music instruments with tagged prices. All the audio equipment and music instruments had performance stage, practice room and a recording studio.

Additionally, the company comprised a learning center where suitable music instrument lessons for music enthusiasts both individuals and groups were taught. It also included other options like Babies Make Music, weekend warriors and early childhood music among others. At that time in U.S, Mars Music was the largest music company providing private music lessons with online instrument lessons also available. The online music lessons had top notch technologies which were new and unique during that time.

In the year 2000, the company entered substantial sponsorships and partnerships. Later on in November 2002, it was declared bankrupt following filing chapter 7 bankruptcy. This was due to failure in the planned expansion which yielded poor results.

Some famous and legendary artists have walked through Mark’s studio. Rick Springfield and Queensryche are among the prominent artists. In fact whenever Rick Springfield goes to Miami area for a performance, show or to simply jam out, he usually pays a visit to Begelman, one of the co-founders and owners of Markee Music.

Other than MARS music his major achievement, Mark Begelman ran his own foundation, restaurant and pizza chains, pizza fusion.

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U2 The Band Of Decades by Mark Begelman

Mark Begelman gives an insight on U2, the band of Decades. Follow Mark Begelman on Twitter and Facbeook.

U2 originally formed in 1976 in Dublin, Ireland, when they were just in secondary school, they were not who they are now who they were back then, they had very limited musical skill, U2 has come a very long way since, U2‘s sound was originally rooted in post punk.

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They were signed by Island Records within only four years of forming and had their first public album ‘Boy’, which captures the frustrations and complications of adolescence, Boy was released on Oct, 20, 1980, songs such as “I Will Follow” was wrote about the passing of Bono’s mother when he was 14.

In 1987, U2 released the album ‘The Joshua Tree’, before this album, U2 was more successful at touring than selling records but this was the album that put them in the spotlight in record sales.

Come 1991, U2 reinvented themselves with the album, “Achtung Baby” they now introduced dance, industrial and alternative rock into their music.

Some very interesting and amazing fact about U2.
*U2 has 22 Grammy awards! That is more than any other band has.
*In 2005 they were put into the R&R HOF in the very FIRST year they were eligible!
*U2 is labled as the Biggest Band in the World by Rolling Stone.
*U2 often campaigns for human rights.
*In 1977, U2 changed their name to The Hype.
*U2 received their first Grammy for The Joshua Tree.
*U2 has sold more than 150 million records, which places them among the few elite best selling music artists in history, in HISTORY.
*One of Coldplay’s inspirations is U2.

U2 is without a doubt a very great band, if not the greatest rock band in the chronicles of Earth itself and they have continued to impress and inspire the masses and still reel in new fans, and just thinking they have been famous for nearly 40 years now is praise in itself.

If you don’t know who U2 is, I suggest listening to some of their work. For more amazing blogs Check out: Mark Begelman Blogspot ! ! !

 

Pink Floyd and their music by Mark Begelman

Find out about Pink Floyd and their music by Mark Begelman. If you have appreciation for Pinl Floyd, read Mark Begelman’s Post!

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In an age where rock and roll was evolving at a rapid pace, bands were constantly looking for ways to push the musical envelope. One of the bands that came out of what was called, the psychedelic era, was Pink Floyd. They combined traditional instruments with drum machines, sound effects, synthesizers and bizarre audio editing made Pink Floyd the premier band of the decade. As many bands before them, Floyd cites them as providing inspiration for several of their signature songs and sounds”

The band Pink Floyd has been popular throughout several generations since they formed in 1965. Original members included Roger Waters, Richard Wright, Nick Mason, and Syd Barrett. David Gilmour joined in 1967 when Syd Barrett had to leave the group. Since those early days in the 60’s, Floyd has grown to become the most popular band in rock and roll musical history. Learn more about the album and move Pink Floyd The Wall.

Released in November 1979, The Wall was an intriguing musical story about Pink, a character roughly portraying the life of Roger Waters. In fact, Waters wrote the story and most of lyrics. The music is astounding and touches a special place in the hearts of listeners. The song ‘Thin Ice’ starts with a baby crying and speaks of the pitfalls in Waters life, starting as early as infancy.

Several parts in the movie are done as fantastic and intricate animation. Many people have found the graphics to be reminiscent of the Berlin Wall in Germany. The lyrics do not portray this aspect, focusing on obstacles in life that were being torn down through emotional and physical pain. Some critics have said some of the lyrics were of a political nature as well.

Being controlled in life is one aspect shown in the music lyrics. The evidence of control Waters felt by his peers and government were obvious in both the music and movie animation. He wrote descriptions of being in a classroom as a kid, being controlled by a vicious schoolmaster.

The lyrics and animations are symbolic of several aspects in Water’s life. He was a rock star and losing a grip on his life he had as someone not famous and rich, hence the role his wife plays in both the movie and lyrics. His mother is also a dominant force in his life. Several parts of the animation depict his mother and the influences she had on Waters.

This is just one of the many bands that we will profile in this interesting series. Keep a look out for other special features, facts, and everything else Beatles. If you are ever in Las Vegas be sure to check out the number one Beatles Tribute Band in the World: BeatleShow!

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Jon Bon Jovi, his music and his band by Mark Begelman

Formed in Sayreville, New Jersey, in 1983, Bon Jovi consists of show the way singer, Jon Bon Jovi, Tito Torres, Richie Sambora, Hugh McDonald and Dave Bryan.Jon Bon Jovi, for whom the band was named after, started playing piano and guitar in 1975 in the residential area of Casa Grande, Arizona at thirteen years old with his first band ‘Flatten’. By sixteen, he framed the 12-piece spread band Atlantic City Expressway and played in New Jersey clubs. Bon Jovi didn’t accomplish acknowledgment effectively, it took steadiness and pushing a New York radio station chief into playing his track “Runaway”. Once the melody hit the aviation routes, sister studios grabbed the tune. It wasn’t much sooner than the band was marked with Mercury Records and recorded its presentation collection “Bon Jovi”. The group soon started opening for ZZ Top, Scorpions and kiss.

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In 1985 Bon Jovi discharged its second collection 7800 Fahrenheit. The collection didn’t work out quite as well as the first however permitted the band to keep visiting. In 1986, the group discharged their third collection “Dangerous When Wet”. The collection demonstrated Bon Jovi’s ability and its single “You Give Love A Bad Name” turned into the band’s first #1 single on the U.S. Bulletin Charts. This single was trailed by another effective single “Livin’ On A Prayer”, which additionally hit #1.

“Slippery When Wet” holds the record for the most weeks for a hard shake collection at #1 in United States. The collection burned through 8 weeks at #1 on Billboard 200. By 2009, “SLippery When Wet” had gotten to be one of the top rated collections ever with worldwide offers of 25 million. In the United States, it got a Diamond Certification for offering 12 million duplicates.

Pushing ahead, Bon Jovi discharged their fourth collection “New Jersey” in 1988. The collection was likewise a business hit, burning through four weeks at #1 on Billboard 200. Singles “Bad Medicine”, “I’ll Be There For Your” both hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Depleted from visits and accomplishment, somewhere around 1990 and 1991, band individuals went their different ways. Jon Bon Jovi started recording all alone and discharged the soundtrack “Blaze Of Glory” for the motion picture Young Guns II.

Returning to focus, the group rejoined and discharged “Keep The Faith” in 1992, this time, playing a couple of little gigs in New Jersey clubs. The break didn’t keep going long as the group later discharged “Cross Road” and “Nowadays”. This was trailed by a world visit. Once more, the group depleted themselves and again had a go at going their different ways. Jon Bon Jovi started acting until the group rejoined again in 1999.

 

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Mark Begelman on the Success of Twisted Sister

The successful Twisted Sister heavy metal band, formed in 1972, has sold millions of records. Much of their fame stems from the unique attire the group is fond of. They have traveled to many places, and notably was the tour after the release of Stay Angry which sold more than 2 million copies within a year, and more than 3 million later. This success helped the band attain international attention, and within no time, MTV was playing their hit song, We’re Not Gonna Take It, among others on a regular basis. This song became number 21 in US charts.

A few years thereafter, the band recorded the soundtrack for the movie Strangeland. Most of their songs were previously written in French, but they recorded most in English. In 2004, given the success of Staying Hungry, they went back to studio. This time around, Twisted Sister wanted something new, a new taste of their hit song. Citing poor recording of the original Staying Hungry record, the band redid the song on their own studio. They then renamed it Still Hungry, and gave the fans more tracks as a bonus on the album.

Currently, Twisted Sisters, despite the loss of A.J Pero, is planning a 2016 tour. Everything is ready for the tour, including their theme and the songs, and seemingly it will be their peak. The band is still intact even after many years, and the group has also announced that Pero’s place will not be empty during the tour. Mike Portnoy will join the band in his place. It has been quite a journey for the band, but so far, they are doing their best to maintain their great fan base. TMZ.com has already announced the tour, and there is also more information on the band’s website. To read more about A. J. Pero, you can visit their official website, twistedsister.com, where his story ever since the band was formed has been covered.

 

Enjoy a classic video that never gets old no matter how many times you watch it……..

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Motley Crue and their music by Mark Begelman

Motley Crue has been the bread and butter of rock broadcast stations and individual playlists for about two decades now. This all-American group started out in 1981 and have definetly made a major name for themselves in the rock & roll world.Motley Crue which was formed in the 1981 consisted of public figures such as Tommy Lee, Vince Neil and pro other members. However, all through the earlier years of the 80’s, lone of the group’s founders, Nikki Sixx was missing in the group.

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The group members included, Nikki Sixx, Tommy Lee, Mick Mars and Vince Neil are understood for their terrible kid escapades and hard shake ways of life. From the earliest starting point, these folks have either created inconvenience or issues discovered them. On their first visit in 1982, they were really captured at the Edmonton International Airport as they had on their spiked stage garments through traditions. Authorities at the air terminal appropriated all of what the gathering conveyed that they accepted foul or perilous. No stresses for the band however, it was every one of the an exposure trick and it worked delightfully!

Amid the 80’s, Motley Crue was included in a clearly unending cycle of flawed ladies, substance mishandle and keep running in’s with the police. There was a night in 1984, a purportedly inebriated Vince Neil was included in a terrible head-on accident. His traveler, Nicholas “Razzle” Dingley of the gathering Hanoi Rocks was executed in the mischance. Neil was sentenced to 30 days, yet spent a pitiful eighteen days detained for the occurrence. Later, the gathering transformed catastrophe into music and distributed box sets contemptuously called “Music To Crash Your Car To”.

The liquor and medications were clearing over their lives majorly. In 1987, Nikki Sixx really was thought dead from a heroin overdose. His heart halted and that could have been the end for him. Luckily for Sixx, the paramedics didn’t surrender and gave him 2 shots of adrenaline to his heart. Clearly, he lived to recount the story. This minimal episode gave the band the motivation for the melody ‘Kick Start My Heart’ from the ‘Dr. Feelgood’ collection.

It was not long after Sixx’s close passing background that the groups administrators mediated. It was the ideal opportunity for a genuine treatment if this band was going to continue onward. The administrators declined to permit the gathering to go on an European visit, fearing that more than one would kick the bucket on the visit. The truth of their behavior and the results more likely than not hit them hard. Every one of the individuals in the end motivated themselves to calm down. While the others went into a recovery project, Mars managed his conditions all alone.

 

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Top 10 Most Overlooked Songs By Def Leppard

Mark Begleman takes time out to review the Top 10 Most Overlooked Songs by Def Leppard.

Despite the fact that the band was established in the 70’s and that it had a very loyal following among the young people in Britain, the full force of the band began to be felt in the 80s when more and more people from the United Kingdom became loyal fans on the group. Over time, their following has increased tremendously and has reached into the areas such as the United States and Canada. In fact, there are many fans and supporters outside these predominantly English-speaking countries.
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Current members of the Def Leppard band include the following: Ricky savage, Rick Allen, Joe Elliot, Phil Collen, and Vivian Campbell. These members continue to be popular day after day, and their tickets continue to sell day and night. But at hand are about extra special Def Lepp songs to facilitate are completely overlooked by largely, and until you’ve heard them, you really haven’t heard Def Leppard.
So understand arranged, at this juncture are the ten largely overlooked gems by Da Lepps:

10) ‘White Lightning’ – From the ‘Adrenalize’ LP, this dramatic example has perhaps about of the biggest and most excellent Def Lepp vocals in the intro. Written on the order of the delayed Steve Clark and his battles with addiction, this example is a pop-metal opus of art.

9) ‘Demolition Man’ – If you haven’t heard 1998’s ‘Euphoria’ LP, go off upfront and whack physically in the head with a tack hammer. It’s a extreme abum, and as far as high-octane guitar-songs, this stands with everything Def Lepp has completed.

8) ‘Die Hard the Hunter’ – ‘Pyromania’ has its share of recognized hits, but this song is very soon a vocal showpiece. Moody, dynamic and crafty, this is Def Leppard and (producer) Mutt Lange on their most excellent.

7) ‘Love’ – Easily the largely new song to bake the slope (from ‘Songs from the Sparkle Lounge’), this example doesn’t even try to be a whack single. It’s a broad, Queen-inspired extensive work of art to facilitate shows Def Lepp really stretching themselves in the studio.

6) ‘Gods of War’ – Most Lepp albums bear an ‘art-piece’. This is the ‘Hysteria’ art-piece from 1987. Steeped in Cold War images and vintage Steve Clark riffing, it doesn’t understand some better than this.

5) ‘Slang’ – The title track from their `96 issue, this sounds like Lepp really enjoying difficult something atypical, but still unconditionally ear-catching.

4) ‘To occur Alive’ – Again from the ‘Euphoria’ LP, this Vivian Campbell-penned ballad is a layered, touching example to facilitate captures all the things these guys are extreme on (singing) and about things completely unexpected (stunning slide guitar).

3) ‘Action’ – This barn-burner from the ‘Retroactive’ LP combines note-perfect melodies with hard-rock attack and absolute guitar psychosis. If you take part in this on a summer calendar day in the car, you will understand pulled more than by the establishment in lieu of too much race. Guaranteed.

2) ‘Hallucinate’ – From the ‘Sparkle’ sessions again, this riff-rock work of art smokes to perfection.

1) ‘Promises’ – With very soon a drop of Mutt Lange in the literature and production, this example stands with the most excellent of them. From Phil Collen’s stellar intro guitar riff (which, amazingly, has about of the same fretwork as ‘Photograph’ but sounds nothing like it) to the massive chorus and Joe Elliot’s sky-high falsetto in the outro, this is unconditionally vintage Leppard to facilitate is not to be missed.

 

Check out the Promises Video Here:

For an interview with the band check out this review on Billboard.com: Def Leppard Interview

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