|Chris Robley Week: The Love I Fake|
This song inspired a music journalist in San Francisco to start a whole iTunes mix for songs about prostitutes. I think The Love I Fake and Roxanne are the only ones in there so far. Feel free to leave your suggestions in the box. So why a song about a prostitute? Sometimes I'll just come up with these little mental problems in my head that need solving, and it could be anything that sets it off. It might have been a movie or a discussion or an undigested bit of mustard that made me go pondering. Start with the question, develop the answer.
Everyone at some low point in their life needs to feel empowered amidst the chaos, and how could a prostitute feel empowered given the daily horrors? And the answer I came up with was by possessing or cultivating a kind of superior air about her and by making fun of the dude in her head while it's all going down. Quiet condescension. So hopefully the listener starts off feeling sorry for the girl, but ends up feeling sorry for the pathetic guys she emasculates with her barbed tongue. (He went into a lot of detail so we're only printing the first part of each story in the Day in Rock- here is a link to the full story for today)
|GNR CD Really Done|
We reported on the rumors that the album was done a couple weeks back but we never heard back from Geffen or the GNR camp with a confirmation or denial. The rumor is that the marking is holding up the release. In our attempts to follow up the story a new level of confusion was added as a rep we spoke with at Universal wasn't even sure if the band was still with Geffen as he believed that they were part of Universal's catelog label now.
UK magazine Classic Rock had better luck getting official word. They spoke with Axl's personal manager, Beta Lebeis, who said that the album "was finished before Christmas." Adding that "Everybody knows that." She also said that Axl is currently "in negotiations" to set the release. So it looks like we may just see "Chinese Democracy" this year.
While you wait check out Tony's new feature on the 'Use Your Illusion' albums, part of our special GNR Legends week (going on all this week... oh what timing!)- Read it here.
|Garth Vs The Web|
Energized by this renewed sense of relevance, Brooks still remains wary of some aspects of 21st century music culture. He's not fond of iTunes, remaining loyal to the album format. And when the subject of illegal downloading comes up, watch out.
"As a society, all we want is more free music. But let's talk about me being on a soccer field, and hearing 'More Than a Memory' on somebody's phone. I go over there and say, 'Where'd you get that?' and they tell you: a file-sharing place. I call that place and they say, 'We can't do anything until you write us a letter.' Now how screwed up is that?"- more on this story
|Writers To Spare The Grammys|
The announcement by the Writers Guild of America marked a surprise reversal from the union's previous stance that it would likely picket the Grammy show, slated for a live telecast on February 10 from the Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles.
Writers Guild leaders said the decision, approved by the WGA's governing board, was "made on behalf of our brothers and sisters" in two unions that represent musical performers and had sought a strike "waiver" for the Grammys.- more on this story
|Shortlist Finalist Yawnlist|
Which is, you know, Oscar day and all, meaning that its announcement would fall even more by the wayside than it might on a normal day. But that's OK, because this list--which were deduced to be the best among those albums "released in the US from January through November 2007 ... [that] had not been certified gold for domestic sales of 500,000 units"--will probably look familiar to anyone who was paying even the most cursory attention to the music press last month.
Arcade Fire, Neon Bible
Feist, The Reminder
LCD Soundsystem, Sound Of Silver
|Winehouse Smoking Crack|
In the video, the Back To Black singer claims she has taken "six valium" before lighting up and inhaling from the pipe.
Her record company, Universal, said: "We are deeply disappointed and upset by these latest revelations and are doing everything we can to offer Amy our full support in dealing with her problems."- more on this story
|Velvet Revolver Already Eyeing New CD|
"I'm really jazzed about doing it. I've been working on new ideas, and we've had a couple times where the guys all got together and worked on some stuff," Slash told Billboard.com.
"I'm itching to see what this third record's gonna be, 'cause I think it's gonna be ----in' awesome, and I think we don't necessarily need to spend two years on the road like we did last time [for 2004's Contraband]...- more on this story
Bassist/vocalist Evan Seinfeld, guitarist/vocalist Billy Graziadei, drummer Danny Schuler and guitarist Bobby Hambel have not performed together publicly since 1995, when Hambel left the group at the end of the touring cycle for Biohazard's third album and major-label debut, "State Of The World Address."- more from the band
|Clutch, CKY, Fireball Ministry Members Form The Company Band|
The Company Band Founders: Neil Fallon, Clutch– Vocals * James A. Rota II, Fireball Ministry– Guitar and Vocals * Dave Bone - Guitars * Jason Diamond, Puny Human - Bass * Jess Margera, CKY – Drums * Produced by Andrew Alekel (Fu Manchu, Fireball Ministry) Grandmaster Recorders, Hollywood, CA
Their four-song debut EP, "Sign Here, Here, and here" is available now on iTunes, and teaser clips can be heard now at www.thecoband.com ; the full-length physical CD will be available on the site, February 9th when The Company Band performs on TRL during the Jackass 24-hour MTV takeover in Times Square, New York City.- http://www.thecoband.com
All this week, The Punk Channel proudly presents the greatest punk songs of all time – brought you by the greatest punks of all-time! The Sex Pistols, The Misfits, The Dead Kennedys, The Circle Jerks, Bad Religion, Henry Rollins, NOFX, Dropkick Murphys and more – it's "The All-Stars of Punk"!
The absolute masters of the genre, on the mike, uncensored, and playing their hand-selected favorite punk anthems - a Punk Channel world exclusive! Beginning January 28th at 9 am ET. (running til 2/1)- http://www.sirius.com/punk
|Comicbook For My Valentine and Full Album Preview|
Each book will be three-to-five pages in length and all are inspired by the lyrics of the songs on the new release. The first three ("Scream Aim Fire," "Waking The Demon," "Hearts Burst Into Fire") will be available on January 29 in the PDF booklet of the iTunes deluxe version of the album. Ultimately, all 11 books will be available for viewing on a micro-site found at www.safthecomics.com. Fans can access a free PDF download of "Scream Aim Fire" now when they sign up for the band's mailing list at www.safthecomics.com/freedownload. In addition to the actual comic book for every song, 15-second animated trailers have been created for each comic and have just been posted on media partner websites. The first trailer for the CD's title track can be viewed now on the band's YouTube channel and MySpace profile.
Also Bullet For My Valentine are streaming their entire new album, Scream Aim Fire, in its entirety on Myspace. Scream Aim Fire will be in stores on January 29th.
|Norma Jean Find Their New Drummer|
As you guys know, we have been in the process of finding a new drummer. So the past couple of months or so we have been playing shows, and writing songs with one of our good, long time friends playing drums. Its been a great experience and we are so happy to officially welcome Chris Raines into the family. Hes an awesome dude, and you have heard him play if you listen to the band SPITFIRE. And if you havent heard them, you should check em out. they got some new songs up.
By the way, we have been working on new a new record. and its been going so well. we couldnt be happier with how its coming along. we are really stoked on it and cant wait to get it out to you guys. thanks for all your support. we love you!!!!!!!!- more on this story
|Release Date of Bodom|
The tracklisting for their upcoming new album, Blooddrunk, which is as follows: 'Hellhounds On My Trail', 'Blooddrunk', 'LoBodomy', 'One Day You Will Cry', 'Smile Pretty For The Devil', 'Tie My Rope', 'Done With Everything, Die For Nothing', 'Banned From Heaven', 'Roadkill Morning'.
Spinefarm Records will issue Blooddrunk in Eurpe on April 7th and April 9th in Finland. There will also be a single, for the title track 'Blooddrunk', released on February 27th.- more info and tour dates
|Boss and Daughtry Added To Harley Anniversary Bash|
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will perform a concert on Saturday evening, August 30, at a venue Harley-Davidson has dubbed Roadhouse at the Lakefront, located just north of the Milwaukee Art Museum. Daughtry, who burst onto the music scene in 2006 to become today's hottest-selling artist, will perform at the Summerfest grounds, also on Saturday evening, August 30.
Springsteen and Daughtry headline the entertainment line-up for Harley-Davidson's 105th Anniversary, with additional acts including Los Lonely Boys, Black Crowes, ZZ Top, Peter Frampton and Buddy Guy. These artists, along with Daughtry and others will perform during two days of entertainment and activities at the Summerfest grounds on Friday, August 29 and Saturday, August 30, 2008.- lot more info
|Black Crowes Sell Out|
For the first time in their 18-year career, The Black Crowes are performing an album of theirs in its entirety. On a special run of these One Night Only shows beginning March 2 and wrapping March 20, fans will experience Warpaint - the group's first album of all new studio material in seven years - in its entirety onstage, after which the band will perform songs from their catalog and selected surprises.
Due out March 4, Warpaint will also be available on the same day as a limited edition vinyl package. The album is being released via the band's own newly formed label Silver Arrow Records through Megaforce/Sony Red BMG.- more on this story
|Yoko Pulls A Yoko on Film Director|
The movie, entitled 'Mhari And The Lennons', tells the fictional story of the couple trip to Scotland in 1969 and their impact on the local community.
Screenwriter Derek Yeaman apparently wrote the script after discovering Lennon had become friends with a minister from the Free Church of Scotland. However, Ono turned down the request because the trip bought back "bad memories" for her.- more on this story
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