4th October 2017
Tom Petty, the dynamic frontman who led the band the Heartbreakers, died at age 66 Monday. His death was confirmed by Tony Dimitriades, his longtime manager, on behalf of the family.
The band only just completed their summer tour, which celebrated the band's 40th anniversary
Petty was known for his dramatic voice which perfectly complemented the Heartbreakers' ragged rock & roll sound. The majority of his albums have been certified either gold or platinum, which is no suprise as he dominated the Billboard's rock chart with iconic songs like "You Got Lucky," "Learning to Fly" and "Mary Jane's Last Dance".
Tom Petty never stopped writing great music and helped define rock radio since the Seventies
Rest in Peace.
Tom Petty photographed in New York City in 1976 by Richard E. Aaron/Redferns
21st July 2017
We couldn't believe the news this morning when it was announced that Chester Bennington, lead singer of Linkin Park, has sadly passed away.
Chester Bennington's voice was inarguably one of the most powerful male voices in mainstream music, which was instantly recognised in his first audition for Linkin Park in 1999.
Linkin Park faced many rejections in the start but Jeff Blue, now a vice president of A&R at Warner Bros, helped the band sign with Warner Bros. Records. In 2000 Linkin Park released their debut album, Hybrid Theory which was certified Diamond by the Recording Industry Association of America in 2005, making it the best-selling debut album of the decade.
Rest in Peace Chester Bennington, our thoughts go to his family, friends, and the Linkin Park family.
20th June 2017
You heard right... a SUNNY Glastonbury is predicted!
With the current heatwave going on in the UK, the festival is looking to be a scorcher with high twenties predicted for most of the weekend (touch wood!)
Most of the campers will be packing up their things tonight and making their way to the legendary Worthy Farm tomorrow, and it is safe to say we are pretty excited.
The Glastonbury website has been our main source for all upcoming news, and their latest snaps of the farm have got us buzzing!
With Radiohead, Foo Fighters and Ed Sheeran headlining, we all know that this weekend is going to be unforgettable. So whether you are heading to the festival yourself or watching at home, have an amazing Glastonbury from all of us at Amplified!
Image Source - Glastonbury Website
7th June 2017
Thats right Amplified are showcasing at Pitti Uomo 2017!
Not quite sure what we are talking about? Pitti Immagine Uomo is Europe’s most influential men's fashion show and is one of the world's most important platforms for men's clothing and accessory collections! It is held twice yearly in Florence, at the Fortezza da Basso.
It is on from the 13th - 16th June and we will be displaying at the stand Fokus Posters stand 53 Lyceum
Find out more information at the website!
26th May 2017
Can you believe that the legendary Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band turns 50 next week?
Released on 1st June 1967 Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Clubs Band was the eighth studio album by The Beatles, it had immediate success where it stayed at the top of the UK Chart for 27 weeks and top of the US chart for 15 weeks. In 2003 the Rolling Stone Magazine actually ranked it number one on their list of the 500 greatest albums of all time best albums of all-time and we don't disagree! It took away 1 Brit Award and 2 Grammy awards, including Best Album of the year in 1968.
The album was a cultural force, making not just ripples in the music industry but tsunamis! With most musical artists finding inspiration still to this day from the album - Frank Ocean recently thanked the Beatles for single-handedly getting him out of his writers block for his last 2 albums.
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of their album, The Beatles are releasing several deluxe reissues of Sgt. Pepper which are available now here! The deluxe CD and digital versions will also include previously instrumental take of 'Penny Lane' and two unreleased takes of 'Strawberry Fields Forever'.
Liverpool is also celebrating the golden anniversary with a 3 week festival, with 13 different events to celebrate each track on the album. Check out the full details here!
So blow the dust off of your Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band record, put it on and play it loud for the golden anniversary!
Image Source - GQ Magazine
10th May 2017
Legendary rock band Pink Floyd will officially open their retrospective exhibition in London to mark 50 years since the release of their first album and the raving reviews are already pouring in!
The exhibition includes 350 artifacts, unseen gig footage, and a laser light show!
THE LOWDOWN -
Opens : Saturday 13 May 2017
Daily: 10:00am - 17:30pm
Friday: 10:00am - 21:30pm
Price - £20 - £24
So pick your favourite Pink Floyd bank T-Shirt from our collection and get your tickets now before they are all gone!
26th April 2017
Let's all head back to a simpler time, a time filled with loud music, big hair and disastrously fashionable shoulder pads - the 80s!
We have just released our 80s collection, filled with brand new band T-Shirts!
American singer and songwriter Lionel Richie makes an appearance in our new collection with the Can’t Slow Down T-Shirt.
‘Can’t Slow Down’ was one of Lionel’s most successful albums, it was released in 1983 where it stayed at number 1 on the Billboard album chart for 3 weeks. It then went on to win a Grammy award for album of the year and by 1986 it had sold over 20 million copies!
Get your hot legs out, stay up all night and dance the night away in the new 80's collection by Amplified!
13th April 2017
We can't get over that it has been 44 years since the legendary Aladdin Sane was released!
Aladdin Sane is one of Bowie's most loved albums, when it was released in 1973 it took the nation by storm by topping the UK charts.
Lets celebrate this anniversary by putting on our Aladdin Sane T-Shirts and playing the album as loud as we can!
31st March 2017
After months of waiting the Glastonbury line has finally been released!
The Jacksons, Biffy Clyro, Foo Fighters, Kaiser Chiefs, and Rag n Bone Man are at the top of our list for the festival - Tweet us who your must see is at Glastonbury!
Seeing as in 2018 Worthy Park will be taking their break year - sobs - this amazing line up definitely makes up for it!
21st March 2017
Have you got any plans this Friday at 9am? Because you should cancel them!
After the success of their most recent album 'Hardwired to Self Destruct' Metallica have announced their European tour with the tickets going on sale this Friday at 9am.
And they have 5 UK dates!
London O2 Arena – Sun 22nd October
London O2 Arena – Tue 24th October
Glasgow SSE Hydro – Thu 26th October
Manchester Arena – Sat 28th October
Birmingham Genting Arena – Mon 30th October
Head to Planet Rock at 9am on Friday 24th March to ensure you get tickets for whats going to be an amazing tour!
Look the part in one of our Metallica T-Shirts
16th March 2017
Do you have a festival you are constantly dreaming about going to? Well this year our dream festival is Rock in Rio!
The festival originated in Rio de Janeiro but has now branched to Lisbon, Madrid and Las Vegas - can the UK be next please?!
Hopefully someday there will be a blog post here talking all about our trip to Rock in Rio, but for now we can enjoy our Amplified T-Shirts.
Look below for a few of our T-Shirts of the bands which are headlining the festival.
28th February 2017
It's a bit difficult not to get excited about the upcoming Festivals with all of the amazing line-ups being released right now!
Glastonbury is going looking to be insane - well when is it not? - but now that Radiohead and Foo Fighters are definitely headlining and there are rumours of Ed Sheeran or Greenday taking the last slot, it is seriously going to be an unmissable festival.
Download, V Festival, Isle of Wight and Reading & Leeds have all already been announced, so get prepared now and treat yourself to a few Amplified T-Shirts ready for an unforgettable festival season!
13th February 2017
The Grammys is all anyone is talking about right now and we are right there with them after that Metallica performance.
It was a show not to be missed, Metallica joined forces with Lady Gaga and performed their hit Moth Into Flame!!
Make sure you watch the full perfomance and check out our full range of Metallica t-shirts!
Source - Getty Images
30th January 2017
We can't believe that tomorrow marks Black Sabbath's last ever show in London at the O2!
The highly rated farewell tour has seen Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler reunite to close the final chapter in their incredible Black Sabbath story.
There are still a few dates left of this tour, and a few tickets which you can get here!
Here at Amplified we know that last encore will go down in history as it will truly be ‘The End’ of one of most legendary bands in Rock ’n Roll history.
So choose a Black Sabbath Tee and play their music loud as we countdown the days until their last show!
18th January 2017
Get out your popcorn because on the Tuesday 7th March 2017, MOJO and Cinevents will celebrate the life and music of David Bowie with a one night only screening of the concert film 'Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars' at cinemas located across the UK!
The film captures Bowie and his band, The Spiders From Mars, performing at London’s Hammersmith in 1973. True fans will remember this as it was a pinnacle moment in Bowies career, as it was the concert where he made the statement “it’s the last show we’ll ever do.”
Thankfully this was him hanging up his Ziggy Stardust persona, rather than the end of his music completelety, however it was still the end to a hugely influential chapter in Bowie’s life.