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

Memento
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.

Pillar
Promise turnes into nu-metal by the numbers.

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

Sev
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?

Audioslave
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.
 

 


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News Reports
Day in Rock:
Kings Of Leon Announce New Album 'Walls'- Led Zeppelin Premiere Previously Unreleased Song 'Sunshine Woman'- Gene Simmons Says Prince's Death Was A Choice- more

Week in Review Pt 1: Megadeth Cut Concert Short After Woman Almost Killed- Guns N' Roses Play Final American Show Of Reunion Tour- Evanescence Announce Fall Tour- Black Sabbath- more

Eddie Vedder Ejects Fan From Pearl Jam Concert- Metallica Avoiding Online Negativity Over New Music- Bruce Dickinson Backed Aircraft Crashes- Nickelback Cover Don Henley- more

Day in Pop:
Unusual Arrest At Blink-182 Concert- Bruce Springsteen Plays His Two Longest U.S. Concerts Ever- Fetty Wap Forced To Cancel Festival Appearances- Metallica Masters Of Puppets- more

Macy Gray Streams Her Cover Of Metallica Classic- Anthrax's Late Night With Seth Meyers Debut Goes Online- Faith No More Release Video Of Their 1986 I-Beam Performance- more

Dave Grohl In The Studio With Korn- Ariana Grande Reportedly Sued For Song Theft- Matt Heafy Looks Back At Calling Trivium The New Metallica- Taylor Swift Flood Relief- more

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Reviews

• Rotten Sound - Abuse To Suffer

• Obsidian Kingdom - A Year With No Summer

• RockPile: Gringo Star- On Dolphin- More

• The Ann Wilson Thing!

• #TBT: Opeth's Blackwater Park

• Tod Hughes - Time Slow Down

• Road Trip: Travel News, Trips & Tips

• Leslie Cours Mather - We Are America

• Road Trip: Quebec City Summer Festival Part 2 - Street Party!

• Chameleon Technology - Blank Canvas

• Die Choking - II

• The Damned - Don't You Wish That We Were Dead

• Root 66: Kenny Davin Fine and the Tennessee Texans- Pete Kronowitt- Tom Rhodes

• RockPile: 3 Pill Morning- Lucifer's Friend- Cal

• Lollapalooza 2016 Final Day

• Sizzling Summer Of Chris Lane

• Lollapalooza 2016 Day Three

• Lollapalooza 2016 Day Two

• Lollapalooza 2016 Day One

• Road Trip: Quebec City Summer Festival 2016 Part 1: La Musique!

• Izzy Thomas - Sell Your Soul • more

Rock News Stories
• Kings Of Leon Announce New Album 'Walls'

• Led Zeppelin Premiere Previously Unreleased Song 'Sunshine Woman'

• Gene Simmons Says Prince's Death Was A Choice

• Stone Sour Streaming 'Through Glass' Demo

• Sum 41 Release Music Video For 'War'

• Quickies: KISS Concert Stopped By Tornado, Prince's Paisley Park Public Opening, Fear Factory, Exciter Reunion, more

• Avenged Sevenfold Plan To Mix Things Up On Upcoming Tour

• Scorpions Announce Sting In The Tail Tour Concert Film

• Blue October Postpone Tour Following Chart Success

• Every Time I Die Release New Song 'C++ (Love Will Get You Killed)'

• In Flames Announce 'Battles' Album, Premiere First Song

• Gemini Syndrome Announce Dates With Sevendust and Red Sun Rising

• Meshuggah Unveil New Song 'Born In Dissonance'

• Huntress Announce Dates With Trivium and Sabaton

• Deadly Circus Fire Split With Singer Adam Grant

• The Mission Announce New Album 'Another Fall From Grace'

• Obituary Announce 'Ten Thousand Ways To Die' Album, Stream Song

• Haken Stream New Song Ahead of North American Affinitour

• Asphyx Stream 'Incoming Death' Album Title Track

• The Answer Stream New Song 'Beautiful World'

• Esben And The Witch Premiere Epic New Track 'Sylvan'

• Threshold's Damian Wilson Announces Solo Live Dates

• Singled Out: Vicious Rumors' Take It Or Leave It

• more

B-Side Stories
• Unusual Arrest At Blink-182 Concert

• Bruce Springsteen Plays His Two Longest U.S. Concerts Ever

• Fetty Wap Forced To Cancel Festival Appearances

• Metallica's James Hetfield Looks Back At 'Master of Puppets'

• Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifa Sued After Concert Railing Collapse

• Chris Brown Releases 'Grass Ain't Greener' Video

• Miranda Lambert, Alicia Keys, More Added To ACM Honors

• Britney Spears' 'Carpool Karaoke' Goes Online

• Shawn Mendes Explains Controversial Interview

• Usher Announces New Album 'Hard II Love,' Shares New Song

• Carly Rae Jepsen Releases Surprise 'Emotion Side B' Album

• Florence + the Machine Share Full 'Wish That You Were Here' Song

• Ellie Goulding Releases 'Still Falling For You' Video

• Grouplove Streaming New Song 'Traumatized'

• Christina Grimmie's 'Deception' Video Released

• Missy Elliott Pays Tribute To Aaliyah

• Ariana Grande And Nicki Minaj Teaming Up At MTV VMAs

• Taylor Swift Shares Birthday Wishes To Blake Lively

• Drake Announces New Short Film 'Please Forgive Me'

• Kanye West Amazes Fans With Floating Stage At Tour Kick Off

• Vince Staples Releases New Single 'Smile'

• Stranger Things Millie Bobby Brown Covers Amy Winehouse

• OneRepublic Release 'Kids' Music Video

• Lorde's Next Album Is 'Written' And 'In The Production Stage'

• Adele Accepts Invitation to Play Fan's Wedding

• Madonna Makes Surprise Appearance At 'Truth or Dare' Screening

• Paul Wall Offers All Olympic Winners A Free Gold Grill

• A Look Back At Boston's Self-Titled Debut 40 Years Later

• more



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