And people start clamoring about how he has sold out. I don’t think a an artist sells out when their material gets used for commercial purposes- it’s pretty ignorant for people to play that card. He wrote that song several years ago, Nike didn’t make him change it or anything. I bet those are the [...]
Seriously? A remix site. If Celebrity Deathmatch were still on, this would be a great pairing. Radiohead, however, makes you pay for the individual files. And now The Raconteurs how somewhat jumped into the mix with the spontaneous release of their latest album. Interesting times. Keep one-upping each other, kids.
In a unique leveraging of events, Dr. Pepper has announced that it will give a free Dr. Pepper to everyone in America- excluding the band members involved in the album (which includes Slash and Buckethead)- if Chinese Democracy is released in 2008. Axl replied that he’s ‘happy to have the support of Dr. Pepper’. So, [...]
I’m watching American Idol. Hey, don’t hate- chalk it up to my consuming all things music. I watched the first season, then bailed when it became this ridiculous phenomenon. I also came to the realization that I would never buy any of the people on the show’s albums, or go to any of their shows. [...]
It’s been confirmed, Velvet Revolver is over. It was inevitable, as with Audioslave, that the established singer joining an established band formula is only to be a short lived burst of awesomeness. After the magical show they gave last year, they downward spiral started with the aborted Sundance performance, Weiland’s jive talk at the last [...]
The Hard Rock Chick Wants to Know: What are your thoughts on the current state of the music industry?
It’s literally starting to sound like a broken record- all we are hearing is how the record industry is screwed. Slumping album sales. Industry layoffs. Established artists complaining about kids stealing music (while they live in mansions and drive Bentleys). With all that, what drives a young artist to pursue a music career nowadays? I [...]
thursday/apr. 3: Kush Arora @ BOTH friday/apr. 4: Blind Melon @ The Independent saturday/apr. 5: The Avett Brothers @ Slim’s sunday/apr. 6: nothing monday/apr. 7: The Dillinger Escape Plan @ BOTH **HRC SHOW** tuesday/apr. 8: Eddie Vedder @ Zellerbach Auditorium wednesday/apr. 9: none