Les Paul

August 16, 2009

It is a sad day for anyone who has ever fallen in love with a guitar, the man behind perhaps the most famous guitar ever passed away on August 13th 2009 aged 94. Designer of the guitar to be used by such rock legends as Slash, Ace Frehley, Gary Moore and Jimmy Page; Les Paul perhaps single handedly changed the sound of rock ‘n’ roll. Read the rest of this entry »


US Student Fined Over £400k For Illegal Downloads

August 3, 2009

A student from Boston University has been ordered to pay $675,000 (£404,000) to four record labels for downloading and sharing songs on the filesharing network Kazaa. Joel Tenenbaum admitted to downloading the 30 tracks brought to issue in the case.

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New Billy Talent Album Available For Streaming

July 7, 2009

The Canadian four-piece are set to release their next album ‘III’ next week and it is available online to listen to, for free! The lovely guys over at we7.com are giving you the chance to listen to the album in its entirety, hooray! Of course there is the odd advert thrown in but it doesn’t matter as the album is fantastic. Read the rest of this entry »

Jackson Rehearsal Footage Released

July 3, 2009

With talks of a DVD being released which will showcase Jackson‘s last rehearsal, a short video has been released online.

Recorded at the Staples Center in Los Angeles (where a rumoured memorial service will also take place), Jackson seems to be coping well with the rehearsal (despite rumours to the contrary) and is on top form. The clip is taken from his song They Don’t Really Care About Us and was shot just two days before his death.

Happy 10th Anniversary

June 30, 2009

Ten years ago today the infamous nu-metallers Slipknot released their self-titled debut and changed the face of metal music forever. As well as selling millions of copies and reaching double-platinum status, the album created a worldwide movement of ‘maggots’ who are still present today.

Arguably Slipknot’s best album, it contains some of the most ferocious and brutal metal which are still crowdpleasers at your local rock club. Tracks such as Wait And Bleed, Eyeless and Spit It Out are now synonymous with metal and sit proudly on any metallers iPod.

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Jacko Has Died

June 27, 2009

I really didn’t want to write a piece on Michael Jackson’s passing, not that I have any negative feelings toward him I just didn’t want to publish something which is everywhere at the minute and just get sucked into the vacuum of the internet. However because this news story is everywhere I felt I should put something up here anyway.

As I’m sure you’re all aware Michael Jackson died on Thursday of a suspected heart attack. Currently there is no official statement on the cause of death, but coroners have ruled out foul play. There are still a number of tests to be run to fully be sure how Jacko died, but his body has now been released to his family – there are no words on a funeral just yet. Read the rest of this entry »

Trent The Twit

June 12, 2009

The often unashamedly vocal Trent Reznor (frontman for Nine Inch Nails) has decided to adopt a vow of silence on Twitter. He had previously been using the ‘microblogging’ website to talk to his fans and have the occasional blast at artists and the music world. But all this has had to stop!

On his forum, Mr. Reznor states that it’s because of the spammers and haters, and “it’s now doing more harm than good in the bigger picture and the experiment seems to have yielded a result” before quoting the Jane’s Addiction (his current touring partner) song “Idiots rule”.

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