Is it buzz or is it hype?  That's the question our critics will attempt to answer in this series and you the fan get to put your two cents in as well.

Spymob - Sitting Around Keeping Score
Does the former N.E.R.D. backing band have what it takes?

The Sounds - Living In America
They’re Swedish, they have a “the” in their name, but they ain’t no garage band.

Orgy - "Punk*Statik*Paranoia*
You can lump Orgy in with the Korn's of the world, but their style is very appealing because it is so different.

Bleu - Redhead
Under the guise of Bleu one James McAuley III has with “Redhead" confected something of a power-pop primer for those of us who missed it in the old days.

Radford - Sleepwalker
This CD arrives as a result of one man's journey through the thickets of true love and the music industry.

Tijuana Strip Club - Sparklers and Bottlerockets
Would You Like Some Whine With That Cheese?

Bob Guiney - 3 Sides
TV's Bachelor tried his luck as a singer/songwriter.

Coal Chamber - Giving the Devil His Due
The band's swan song release gives fans a deeper look into what made Coal Chamber stand apart from the pack.

Limp Bizkit – Results May Vary
Fred Durst is on a mission to save rock n roll!

Mushroomhead - XIII
Angry Masked nu-metallers.. hum, where did we see this before?

Big Dismal
Guitar rock new comers Big Dismal, are presently doing the rounds of the U.S.

Verbena’s formula is one part Stooges with one part 80’s street rock (Early LA Guns, Guns N’ Roses). 

Do these L.A. hard rockers have what it takes to be the next big thing?

Electric Six - Fire.
Mixing metal and disco? What the hell? Strangely it works!

Serj Tankian's Serart
Another side of the SOAD frontman.

Promise turnes into nu-metal by the numbers.

Linkin Park – Meteora 
Has Linkin Park become a parody of themselves?

The nail in the coffin of nu-metal?

Stereo Fuse
Should Nickelback and Creed watch their backs?

Cinder -  Break Your Silence
Do these protégé's of STP's Scott Weiland live up to the buzz?

Does the Rage/Cornell project measure up to the Hype?

Foo Fighters - One By One
Dave Grohl and Co return with perhaps their strongest album yet!

Filter - The Amalgamut 
Dan takes a look at Filter's 3rd full length release to see if it lives up to expectations

Linkin Park - Reanimation
antiGUY asks, "is this Linkin Park regrooved or are they milking 'Hybrid Theory' for all it is worth?"

Rearview Mirror: All Lights Off
The first release from Steve Lillywhite's label

Red Hot Chili Peppers - By the Way
antiGUY takes a look at RHCP's new more radio friendly CD to see if they are evolving or going commercial.

Ash - Free All Angels
Hailed by the British music press as the best album of the year, Dan gives it a listen to find out if it all hype or the geniune article.




News Reports
Day in Rock:
Rock Has Reached A Dead End According To The Who's Daltrey- Yes Icon Rick Wakeman Disgusted By Rock Hall- Rolling Stones Play Private Gig For 300 People- more

Avenged Sevenfold Announce Virtual Reality Event- Megadeth's Dave Mustaine Unplugging For Christmas Show- Desert Trip Wasn't Great For Pete Townshend- Phil Collins- more

Van Halen and Michael Anthony Speak For First Time In A Decade- Dead Or Alive Frontman Pete Burns Dead At 57- Twenty One Pilots Concert Cut Short By Bomb Threat- more

Day in Pop:
Jon Bon Jovi Claims Rock Hall Mission To Snub Band- Lit Return With New Country Music Song 'Fast'- Phil Collins Performs 'In the Air Tonight' On Tonight Show- more

Metallica Release Acoustic 'Enter Sandman' Video- Suge Knight Sues Dr. Dre, Alleges Murder For Hire Plot- Guns N' Roses Stars At NFL Game- Taylor Swift Felt 'Violated'- more

Corey Taylor Was Forbidden From Joining Anthrax- Charlie Puth Cancels 'Don't Talk' Tour Due To Extreme Illness- Justin Bieber Walks Off Stage During UK Concert- more



• TBT: Metallica's Some Kind of Monster

• Savage Henry and the Infamous One Pounders - Get Off Easy

• The Survival Code - Broken Strings

• Grandpa Death Experience - The Unforgiving Shoe of the Future

• Rocktober Reads: Lou Gramm's Juke Box Hero: My Five Decades in Rock'n'Roll

• Rocktober Reads: Duff McKagan's It's So Easy (And Other Lies)

• Sites and Sounds: Jazz Fest Edition

• Rocktober Reads: Here, There and Everywhere: My Life Recording the Music of the Beatles

• Rocktober Reads: 'To Live Is To Die: The Life and Death of Metallica's Cliff Burton

• Rocktober Reads: Ozzy Osbourne's I Am Ozzy

• TBT: The Replacements - Don't You Know Who I Think I Was

• The Begowatts - Photoelectric

• Thy Catafalque - Sgurr

• Road Trip: Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival

• TBT Interview: Whitesnake's David Coverdale

• Almanac Mountain - Cryptoseismology

• Six Feet Under - Graveyard IV The Number of the Priest

• Sites and Sounds: Wire & Wood Songwriters Festival

• Dio - Holy Diver

• Rock Reads: Dynamic Song Performance: The Singers Bible

• Iron Savior - Titancraft

• Root 66: Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver - Burden Bearer • more

Rock News Stories
• Rock Has Reached A Dead End According To The Who's Daltrey

• Yes Icon Rick Wakeman Disgusted By Rock Hall

• Rolling Stones Play Private Gig For 300 People

• Reunited Asking Alexandria Already Recorded New Music

• Iron Maiden Stand Against Pay For Play Practice

• Prince, Rolling Stones, Jack White Record Store Day Exclusives

• Korn Release 'Take Me' Video

• For Today Members Launch New Band, Stream First Song

• Tom Petty Announces 40th Anniversary Box Sets

• Scorpions Energized By Addition Of Motorhead's Mikkey Dee

• Evergrey Recruit Floor Jansen For 'In Orbit' Video

• Enslaved Stream New Song 'Heimvegen'

• Rick Parfitt Rules Out Return To Status Quo

• Bob Seger In The Studio For Night Moves 40th Anniversary

• Protest The Hero Stream New Song 'Harbinger'

• Crowbar Going Old School With Todd Strange

• Knifeworld Release 'I Must Set Fire To Your Portrait' Video

• Singled Out: The World Over's Mountains

• more

B-Side Stories
• Jon Bon Jovi Claims Rock Hall Mission To Snub Band

• Lit Return With New Country Music Song 'Fast'

• Phil Collins Performs 'In the Air Tonight' On Tonight Show

• Mariah Carey Cancels Sweet Sweet Fantasy Tour Leg

• Kid Cudi's Manager Slams Drake Over Alleged Diss Track

• Neil Young Announces New Album 'Peace Trail'

• Virtual Reality ABBA Coming

• ASAP Mob Releasing 'Cozy Tapes Vol 1' On Halloween

• Britney Spears Collaborates With Tinashe In The Studio

• Katy Perry Shades Taylor Swift at Kanye West Concert

• Tom Hanks Recreates Rap From 'Big'

• Lady Gaga Appears On 'Carpool Karaoke'

• more

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