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A directory of wonderful things.

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  • ( Thanks, John! ) posted by Cory Doctorow at 07:37:05 AM | Seventy percent of blog-pings are from spammers Technorati's David Sifry has published his latest installment in his quarterly series, 'State of the Blogosphere.' This quarter's news: Technorati is tracking 100 times more blogs than it was three years ago, and the blogosphere is doubling every 200 days, and 70 percent of the pings Technorati receives comes from spam-blogs

  • Through the generosity of random good Samaritans who felt compelled to stop and load the artwork into their trunks the plywood hitchhiker made it all the way across the US in time for the gallery's opening

  • Now Pallas has made a new set of hitchhikers, all based on the founders of Silicon Valley, but this time they contain an embedded GPS unit

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    Charts of the best and worst in popular music.

  • Web PCM / / / / / / / / / Pop Culture Madness is happy to present the best, worst and most popular songs of all time

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    Pixies - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Band article on the free encyclopedia that anyone can edit. Contains biography,
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  • Contents [] Background Their music, heavily influenced by and, was, while highly melodic, capable of being tremendously abrasive at the same time

  • The tape was released only to interested parties, including a local promoter, Ken Goes, who became the band's manager, and at (the band said they were 'the coolest record company to pay on time', )

  • Several of the tracks on the tape appeared in later albums (albeit rerecorded), such as 'I'm Amazed', 'Broken Face' and 'Break My Body' on , 'Here Comes Your Man' on , 'Down to the Well' on , and a revised 'Subbacultcha' on (the bridge of 'Subbacultcha' also formed the main riff of 'Distance Equals Rate Times Time' on the same album)

  • As with Come on Pilgrim , the band delivered a wide range of song styles – though sonically, Surfer Rosa was similar to Come On Pilgrim – from the drum-driven 'Bone Machine' (the unique drum sound cited by later artists in Surfer Rosa is a result of Steve Albini's influence on the record), that showed a trademark propensity for surreal lyrics, to pop guitar songs such as 'Broken Face', and 'Break my Body' and 'Brick is Red' to the sonic attack of 'Something Against You', with Black Francis' distorted screaming a prominent feature in the song (the album was later named as one of the 50 Heaviest Albums of All Time by )

    Van Halen - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Encyclopedia entry about the band.

  • According to the Van Halen is #19 on the list of Top Selling Artists of all time (having sold more than 56 million albums in the U.S.)

  • Hagar (who sang lead vocals for the band in the early '70s) was at that time a solo artist coming off a very successful year (his 1984 album VOA had yielded the hit single 'I Can't Drive 55'' that peaked at #26 on the pop charts)

  • Also during this time, 17 singles breached the top 12 of the mainstream rock tracks chart

  • Malloy would reveal years later that, during this time, Eddie had hired him for the job

  • At this time, Roth released a media statement where he apologized to the media and the fans, stating that he was an unwitting participant in a publicity stunt perpetrated by the Van Halens and Ray Daniels (their manager) in order to sell more copies of the greatest hits album

  • In July 2004, Van Halen released their second Greatest Hits compilation, featuring three new songs with Hagar: 'It's About Time', 'Up For Breakfast', and 'Learning to See.' Again, public reaction to the new songs was mixed

  • Many fans complained that tickets were overpriced (sometimes exceeding $200), and only some shows were actually sold out


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    Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum : Hall of Fame : Inductee Detail
    Inductee profile and timeline.

  • | Inductees: John “Bonzo” Bonham (drums; born May 31, 1948, died September 25, 1980), John Paul Jones (bass, keyboards; born January 3, 1946), Jimmy Page (guitar; born January 9, 1944), Robert Plant (vocals; born August 20, 1948) Combining the visceral power and intensity of hard rock with the finesse and delicacy of British folk music, Led Zeppelin redefined rock in the Seventies and for all time

  • Their self-titled first album found them elongating blues forms with extended solos and psychedelic effects, most notably on the agonized “Dazed and Confused, ” and launching pithy hard-rock rave-ups like “Good Times Bad Times” and “Communication Breakdown.” Led Zeppelin II found them further tightening up and modernizing their blues-rock approach on such tracks as “Whole Lotta Love, ” “Heartbreaker” and “Ramble On.” Led Zeppelin III took a more acoustic, folk-oriented approach on such numbers as Leadbelly’s “Gallows Pole” and their own “Tangerine, ” yet they also rocked furiously on “Immigrant Song” and offered a lengthy electric blues, “Since I’ve Been Loving You.” The group’s untitled fourth album (a.k.a., Led Zeppelin IV , “The Runes Album” and ZOSO ), which appeared in 1971, remains an enduring rock milestone and their defining work

    Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum : Hall of Fame : Inductee Detail
    Inductee profile and timeline.

  • They’ve also hung together through good and bad times, resulting in a lengthy shared history and deep musical bonds that few other bands can approach

  • This time the issue was the album’s list price, which MCA wanted to raise by one dollar over the prevailing rate of $8.98

  • The album stayed on Billboard’s Top 200 album chart for more than six years and even made the RIAA’s list of 100 best-selling albums of all time for a spell

    Rock On The Net: Dave Matthews Band
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    Rock On The Net: Eric Clapton
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    NPR : 'The 100 Best Texas Songs'
    For the April 2004 issue of Texas Monthly, writers Jeff McCord and John Morthland
    took on an ambitious assignment: coming up with a list of the 100 best Texas ...

  • As for the non-natives, they needed to have spent a good part of their career inside the state lines, and their songs had to be a product of their time here or related in some way to the state.” Jeff McCord and John Morthland , April 22, 2004 · For this month's issue of Texas Monthly , writers Jeff McCord and John Morthland took on an ambitious assignment: coming up with a list of the 100 best Texas songs

  • As for the non-natives, they needed to have spent a good part of their career inside the state lines, and their songs had to be a product of their time here or related in some way to the state

  • So the two of us whittled them down by asking ourselves a few more questions: Was the song inherently Texan, either in style or in subject matter? Was it a big enough hit to become a part of the vernacular? Did it stand the test of time? But this was never about scientific method; it was about music

  • Choosing the best was a subjective process, and sometimes we went on gut feeling

  • 2 Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys 'New San Antonio Rose' The King of Western Swing's all-time best-seller is also a great example of his particular genius: If a more conventional big band had cut this, it would have been considered a pop record

    .:: Official BOSTON Website ::.
    Official site for the band Boston.

  • In what is now classic rock history, it took the charts and the world by storm, going to number one and becoming the best selling album of all time, a title which was held for many years

  • The album was rush-recorded at the studio's insistence, a far cry from the seven-year long ordeal that was Boston , which explains the albums short, 33-minute running time

  • Both Boston albums have now been remastered for the first time each, by head band member Tom Scholz

  • The vocals soar around you and you realize that no matter how many times you hear the song, it will never turn stale

  • All have been played countless times and are mostly likely all worthy of their own individual reviews

  • Probably the best thing I can write about Boston is this: If you don't own it, there's no better time to repent your ways and buy this album

  • If you do own Boston, there's no better time to update your old CD with a new, remixed, and sonically superior version

  • Even with these complaints, it's worth owning the album for the amazing times when everything clicks (which thankfully is fairly often) on tracks like "Feelin' Satisfied, " "Don't Be Afraid, " and of course "Don't Look Back"

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  • Read the article here / Sunday, June 4th, 2006 Win a Tre Cool drum set at music123.com: Billie Joe and Mike answer questions at the Idiot Club: Thursday, June 1st, 2006 Green Day promises next album to be an event @ MTV: Wednesday, May 31st, 2006 Green Day is the biggest punk band of all time at Kerrang: Green Day's back-up guitarist, Jason White, will be contributing to a tribute album for the Replacements @ Billie Joe is on the new Total Guitar Magazine

  • He will defeintely add something quite unique to Late Night.) "One of the worst things about working at a record company-- if you're a fan of music-- is that you don't get much time to listen to music, especially not from other labels

  • Before I went to work for Warner Bros, I had been a dj and rock journalist, so I was really used to listening to music all the time

  • By the time I wound up running Reprise Records, it was next to impossible for me listen to anything we weren't planning out a marketing campaign for

  • When I played it for Joni at her house, she was so excited she started dancing-- with abandon! Joni is funny about other artists and sometimes I think the best policy is to just never mention any other singers to her


    Progressive Rock Ultimate Discography ... with MP3 and reviews
    Extensive progressive rock resource with discographies and reviews (over 2000
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  • The descending chorus makes this sound like one of the golden oldies from the late 60’s, truly one of the most touching songs I have heard in long time

  • The next song, Slightly All the Time gets started a lot faster than its predecessor and it is an all round more lively and interesting song

  • To me, Slightly All the Time seems to have more content than Facelift and it is a very enjoyable song in full

  • Slightly all the time (3/5) 3

  • Posted Wednesday, August 09, 2006, 05:24 EST | Prog Related (Studio Album, 1972) Avg: 4.83/5 from 27 ratings Review by (Ziggy Stardust) Time Was, when there were things around to be afraid of! I actually had never heard of Wishbone Ash before PA

  • Time Was is the highlight of the album, starting with a nice slow acoustic guitar driven - intro and then just exploding to a wonderful rocker

  • Sometime World also starts slowly with nice vocals (damn the british accent is nice :)) and then bursting to wonderful rocker and masterful guitarsolos

  • Yes this is a masterpiece, though not fulltimeprog

  • 'The Festival of Death' is a direct continuation and development of all the previous ideas, culminating in actual music - the intention seems to be to create the longest 'noise' intro in history and suspend the time it takes to break into anything resembling melody, harmony or form for as long as possible - leaving timbre as the most exposed and developed attribute, and rhythm the one lifeline

    NothinButDaBlues Featured Artist March '01: The Incomparable ...
    Timeline, biography, list of awards, and discography.

  • Awards Biography Discography Merchandise Timeline That's not overstating the facts, hardly

  • Follow-up recordings of 'W-O-M-A-N' and 'Tough Lover' proved to be ahead of their time, and are appreciated more now than they were then

  • 'If I can feel it, I can sing it.' Also known as Miss Peaches, by the time she was 16, Etta was touring the US with Johnnie Otis & his band, Bo Diddley, Little Richard, Nappy Brown, Johnny 'Guitar' Watson, and others, while recording for Modern Records until 1958

  • Although Chess hosted its own killer house band, James traveled to Rick Hall's Fame studios in Muscle Shoals in 1967 and emerged with one of her all-time classics

  • The past decade of albums have been a varied lot -- 1990's Sticking to My Guns was contemporary in the extreme; 1992's Jerry Wexler-produced The Right Time for Elektra was slickly soulful, and her more recent outings have successfully explored jazz directions

  • After winning a long over-due Grammy for Best Jazz Performance for Mystery Lady, Etta James released another stunning tribute to her favorite jazz artists, the critically acclaimed Time After Time

    KISSONLINE - The Official Online Home for the KISS ARMY!
    The only official home for the KISS Army. The source for accurate and up to date news.

  • We want an induction, ' said Kim Rolfe, from Kitchener, Ontario, who has seen the rock band perform more than 40 times

  • Reviewed by Brett Leigh Dicks Towering in silver platform boots and sporting a black lycra bodysuit that strategically exposed a bare chest, Paul Stanley clasped the microphone stand and observed, “Sometimes the cheap seats suck, but not tonight.” Rather than inferring the conspicuous absence of cheap seats for the night’s performance, Stanley was instead presumably making reference to KISS’s usually intimate setting

  • While the ballroom setting afforded KISS fans a chance to get close and personal with KISSIN' TIME MUSIC INDUSTRY MAGAZINE REVIEW 08/05/2006 FMQB (KISSONLINE.com photo) Retro-Active written by Ken Sharp KISSIN' TIME..

  • ROCK HONORS ON AUSSIE TV THIS UPCOMING SUNDAY 08/04/2006 KISSONLINE.com KISSONLINE supporter Steve from Brisbane was kind enough to let us know that VH1 ROCK HONORS will be broadcast in Australia on Sunday August 6th! Check local listings for broadcast times

  • Set List in Hartford: Detroit Rock City / Deuce / Shout It Out Loud / King Of The Night Time World / Do You Love Me? / Let Me Go Rock 'N Roll / Firehouse / I Love It Loud / I Want You / God Of Thunder / 100.000 Years / Black Diamond / Beth / Rock And Roll All Nite KISS DESTROYS CHUMASH CASINO SHOWS REVIEWED 08/02/2006 CENTRALCOASTROCKS.com KISSONLINE.com just received this review from Ray over at Central Coast Rocks

    Top40-Charts.com - 40 Top 20 & Top 40 Music Charts from 25 Countries
    Contains 30 Top 20 and Top 40 charts and news from 22 countries around the world.

  • (Tracey Miller & Associates) - 12-time Grammy nominee India.Arie crossed the 500, 000 sales plateau this week with her new album Testimony: Vol

  • (2006-08-12) LOS ANGELES (Recording Academy) - Two-time GRAMMY winner Kelly Clarkson will headline a day of music advocacy called GRAMMYs on the Hill on Wednesday, Sept

    The emphasis is on bands from Asia, but it is a resource for everyone. Includes
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  • As to the plan, there will be one representative picked up from each college who will be held answerable to the association and at the same time, it'll be his duty to voice about the association and promote the rock scene in his/her college

  • UPCOMING GIGS: * INDEPENDENCE ROCK XXI - MUMBAI - 25, 26/08/06 Date : 25th & 26th August 2006 Time : 6 PM Venue : Chitrakut Grounds, Near Fun Republic, Andheri, Mumbai Entry : Rs

  • Gary Lawyer, Shazneen, Suraj, Farhad and Pervez * VAYU - MUMBAI - 25/08/06 Date : 25th August 2006 Venue : Not Just Jazz By The Bay, Churchgate, Mumbai * IRON MAIDEN TRIBUTE NITE - NEW DELHI - 25/08/06 * SATURDAY NIGHT BLUES BAND - NEW DELHI - 25/08/06 Date : 25th August 2006 Time : 8:30 PM Venue : Haze Blues and Jazz Bar, Priya Cinema Complex, Vasant Vihar, New Delhi Entry : Special Food and Beverage Packages available The Blues Club of India Membership forms could be picked up at the entrance

  • Date : 26th August 2006 Time : 8:00 PM Venue : Amphitheatre, Garden of the Five Senses, New Delhi Entry : Free, as always

  • * LOU MAJAW - NEW DELHI - 27/08/06 Date : 27th August 2006 Time : 1 PM Venue : Haze Blues and Jazz Bar, Priya Cinema Complex, Vasant Vihar, New Delhi Entry : Special Food and Beverage Packages available The Blues Club of India Membership forms could be picked up at the entrance

    Melodic Rock
    Australian hair band and AOR site. News, interviews, audio, photos, message board,
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  • xx DEF LEPPARD GO DELUXE: Next up from Def Leppard - a Deluxe Edition of their all time best selling classic album Hysteria

  • Also includes previously unreleased historical concert performances of Old Time Rock And Roll, Still The Same, and Hollywood Nights recorded live in San Diego, 1978.' MELODIC BRIEFS: Another very highly anticipated release (for me especially) is the new Tom Cochrane album

  • And I think Eddie [Van Halen] was upset because he had to do cover songs all the time

  • I remember the first time I heard ``Eleanor Rigby' on the radio

  • And now Rhapsody Of Fire is again ready to unleash that energy with a new album, Triumph Or Agony - and they write more than just songs The bands lyrics often refer to mystical lore from the medieval age and the heroic valor of those times, reminding us of the everlasting fight between good and evil

  • The heroes have to challenge the ancestral secrets of 'Dar-Kunor' in order to search for the last of the seven black books written in primordial times with the blood of the angels by Nekron, the demonknight, son of the hellgod Kron

  • Everything went smooth even thou it was (to say the least) hectic in the studio from time to time

    wanderlist - Welcome to wanderlist
    User-contributed, user-evaluated lists of notes including lots of links.

    Mogwai - Home
    Created and run by the Scottish band Mogwai; the official source of information
    on the band and its music.

  • Its a good job we have some time off because the consternation in the Mogwai camp about Wayne Rooney's foot was starting to take its toll on band moral


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