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:
Neil Diamond Retiring From Touring Following Diagnosis- Judas Priest Tribute Late Former Drummer Dave Holland- ZZ Top Announce Viva Las Vegas Residency- Def Leppard- more

Tool Star Says 'Music Is Done' for Long Awaited New Album- Foo Fighters Add Dates To North American Tour- Thrash Legends Slayer Announce Farewell Tour- Pearl Jam- Rush- more

Tom Petty Died From Accidental Overdose- Machine Gun Kelly To Play Tommy Lee In Motley Crue Biopic- Def Leppard To Play Full Hysteria Album On Upcoming Tour- more

Day in Pop:
Britney Spears Announces 'Britney: Piece of Me' Tour- Zedd, Maren Morris and Grey Releases New Track- Eminem In the Studio With Dr. Dre And Mike Will Made-It- more

Migos Streaming New Song 'Supastars'- Cardi B Defends Offset's Use Of Controversial Lyric- Kendrick Lamar And SZA Lead TDE: The Championship Tour- Dierks Bentley Tour- more

Ed Sheeran Announces That He Is Now Engaged- Drake Releases Two New Tracks: 'God's Plan', 'Diplomatic Immunity'- Keith Urban Streaming New Single 'Parallel Line'- more

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Reviews

• Luca Bash - Keys of Mine

• Terror Universal - Make Them Bleed

• Road Trip: Springfield, MO's Route 66 Car Museum

• Travel News, Trips and Tips: Spotlight on Branson, MO

• Duran Duran - Girls on Film 1979 Demo

• Arthur Fowler - Here I Am Again

• MorleyView: Micki Free

• Psychocide - Alcohol & Bad Decisions

• John 5 and the Creatures - It's Alive!

• Root 66: Hymn River Suite - Hundred Proof

• Root 66: Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver - Life is a Story

• Root 66: Lost Bayou Ramblers - Kalenda

• Root 66: Lynn Drury - Rise of the Fall

• iHeartRadio Jingle Ball Tour 2017

• Dave Koz And Friends Bring Christmas Show To Arizona's Mesa Arts Center

• Black Sabbath - The End (5 Stars)

• Jethro Tull - Songs from the Wood: The Country Set

• Queen - News of the World: 40th Anniversary Edition

• George Michael - Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1/MTV Unplugged

• Rock Reads: Beer Drinkers and Hell Raisers: The Rise of Motorhead

• Timothy B. Schmit - Leap of Faith

• Bob Seger - I Knew You When (5 Star)

• Guns N' Roses Week: Our Greatest Arena Band (Live Nov 2017) • more

Rock News Stories
• Neil Diamond Retiring From Touring Following Diagnosis

• Judas Priest Tribute Late Former Drummer Dave Holland

• ZZ Top Announce Viva Las Vegas Residency

• Def Leppard's Full Album Catalog Can Now Be Streamed

• Singled Out: The Inoculated Canaries' Take a Look Around

• Manchester Orchestra Release Live 'The Gold' Video

• Julian Casablancas Streams New Voidz Song 'Leave It In My Dreams'

• The Cranberries Producer Tributes 'Irish Songbird' Dolores O'Riordan

• Fall Out Boy Talk Romeo And Juliet-Inspired 'Church' Video

• Guitar Slinger Lance Lopez Announces New Album

• Arcade Fire Lead Alternative Music Album Grammy Award Nomination

• Rise Against Frontman Validated By Guitar Work On Soph Album

• more

B-Side Stories
• Britney Spears Announces 'Britney: Piece of Me' Tour

• Zedd, Maren Morris and Grey Releases New Track 'The Middle'

• Eminem In the Studio With Dr. Dre And Mike Will Made-It

• Fifth Harmony's Ally Brooke Releasing 'Perfect' Single

• Singled Out: TJ Leonard's Road Trip

• Mary J. Blige Leads Song Oscar Nominations

• Taylor Swift Sends Wedding Flowers To Fans

• Vic Mensa Releases 'We Could Be Free' Video

• Nick Jonas Launching John Varvatos Clothing Line

• Thomas Rhett and Tyler Hubbard's Babies Meet

• Migos Talk New Album 'Culture II' And Share Production Credits

• Ashley McBryde Announces Debut Album 'Girl Going Nowhere'

• Dua Lipa Announces 'Saturday Night Live' Debut

• Adam Levine Reveals 'Sexiest Man' Blake Shelton Prank

• Katy Perry Presents Minnie Mouse Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

• Three Unforgettable Moments in Grammy Country Music History

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