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Green Day Moving On

July 31st, 2005

Despite their non-stop touring, Green Day has found time to start looking to the future. The band is reportedly working on fifteen new songs, possibly for their next album. They’re still planning on taking American Idiot to Australia, Russia, and Cuba before officially hitting the studio. Read more…

By Anonymous Posted in News

MCR Steps Out

July 31st, 2005

Shortly after the announcement of their four MTV VMA nominations, My Chemical Romance has begun posting the itinerary for their first headlining tour. Opening for the band will be the Alkaline Trio and the Full Effect. The have also begun work on their follow-up to Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge and plan to return to the studio in early 2006. Read more…

By Matthew Kiel Posted in News

Killers Introduce Download Festival

July 31st, 2005

The UK’s Download Festival is coming to California on October 8. The Killers are headlining the technology-themed event. Also performing will be Modest Mouse, the Arcade Fire, and Doves. Read more…

By Matthew Kiel Posted in News

Foo Fighters – In Your Honor

July 31st, 2005


Finding Foo In New Places

The Foo Fighters’ new career-marking double-album, In Your Honor, finds the band perfecting their developed hard rock sound and experimenting with their acoustic side. The opening title-track builds from low hum to crescendo before plowing into nine other (mostly) quality rock songs for which the band is known. The first few songs, especially the exuberant “DOA” and the short, but inspired, “Hell,” are Foo at their finest. They stall a bit with “Free Me,” a song that despite a lot of screaming and sweat, is unremarkable. The album regains momentum with the more melodic “Resolve” and the album closer “End Over End,” which fades out in a familiar droning hum. Read more…

By Alyssa Fried Posted in Reviews

Rolling Stones Bring A Bigger Bang

July 29th, 2005

The Stones, about to kick off their latest world tour, are talking about their first studio album since 1997’s Bridges to Babylon: A Bigger Bang. The album is due in stores September 5 and will be preceded by the single “Streets of Love.” Read more…

By Matthew Kiel Posted in News

”All You Need Is Love” Sold for 1M

July 29th, 2005

A handful of Beatles-related odds and ends garnered serious money at a London auction last week. A lyric sheet of “All You Need is Love” used by John Lennon during a television performance drew the most cash–just over one million dollars. Read more…

By Matthew Kiel Posted in News

Reverend Run Sees Jay After Death

July 29th, 2005

Reverend Run says Jam Master Jay visited him a few days after Jay’s murder to remind him of a debt. Tying up loose ends, Run promptly gave Jay’s widow $16,000. Read more…

By Matthew Kiel Posted in News

RIAA Sues Again

July 29th, 2005

The RIAA has begun another round of lawsuits by suing 765 Grokster, eDonkey, KaZaA, and LimeWire users across the country. This comes shortly after the Supreme Court’s ruling that file-sharing services can be held accountable for their users’ illegal actions. Read more…

By Matthew Kiel Posted in News

Punk Bands Rally to Save CBGBs

July 29th, 2005

CBGB is in the midst of a legal battle with landlord the Bowery Residents Committee (BRC) to renew their lease–a battle that could result in the closing of the legendary New York club. CBGB disputes the BRC’s claims that back rent money is owned. Young punk bands as well as veterans Elvis Costello, David Byrne, and Steven Van Zandt have joined the fight to keep the club open at its current location. Read more…

By Brandon Smith Posted in News

Dave Matthews Band – Stand Up

July 29th, 2005


The Stand Up Sessions

Stand Up is a little different than anything the Dave Matthews Band has done in the past, most likely do to Mark Batson’s (G-Unit, Seal, India.Arie) production. Batson claims to try and “bring out the best” in the artists he works with, and for DMB that process involved a lot of improvisation and spontaneity. Read more…

By Thea Cooke Posted in Reviews