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Complete Streaming of the New Queens of the Stone Age Album

Well, yesterday I got a glimpse at another interesting way to market new music on the Internet, and it was a pretty sweet glimpse at that as it involved the complete streaming of the new Queens of the Stone Age album Era Vulgaris.

Have bands chosen to stream entire albums before?

Even the Biggest Rock Stars Make Mistakes and Why Pop Culture Always Blows Things Out of Proportion

If you've been keeping an eye on the concert scene recently, I'm sure you're well aware that the much hyped Police reunion tour has gotten underway. I normally steer clear of concert reviews as often times the reviewers just because I can typically always find something good in any concert, even the 1 or 2 I've actually walked out on. Still, when a review comes from one of the band members themselves, you kind of take a little more notice, just to see what the people involved thought of the gig.

40th Anniversary of Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band

Remember, today is the 40th anniversary of the Beatles infamous Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band.

I think I'll celebrate this day by having it on rotation for most of the day... Also keep an eye out for a little tribute to this infamous album in the next few days. As I've already got one in the works.

Update: Here's my take on the anniversary and some of the influence this album has had in the past 40 years: Looking Back on 40 years of Sgt Pepper and His Lonely Hearts Club Band

VH1 Rock Honors 2007 Features Some Unique Performances

After catching last years VH1 Rock Honors show completely by accident, and being pretty thrilled by the live performances, I made a point to remember when the show would be premiering this year, which was May 24th 2007.

Exploitation of Dead Rock Stars: Crossing the Line?

As I hope most people would realize reading the Soul of Rock 'n' Roll, I'm a big music fan... (perhaps big is an understatement). There has always been a connection between advertisements and rock and roll whether it be the use of a song for a soundtrack, sponsored concert events, or artist product endorsements. Seeing musicians in ads is nothing new as like all celebrities, rock stars are often sought out to help sell whatever the corporate world is peddling.

First Single from the Smashing Pumpkins In Years

When a band decides to reunite (at least in name) after a significant amount of time, there is always some skepticism that the band will simply be rehashing old material, will not be able to recapture what they originally had, or even that the reunion will not even take place due to the whatever strife originally split the band in the first place.

Briefly on the Influence of Bo Diddley

In modern times, with so much rock and roll come and gone, it can be easy for us to forget some of the pioneers of the genre, taking blues and folk and twisting them into something new. These artists have influenced thousands if not hundreds of thousands over the years in one way or another as one band influences and in turn, another influences another.

Thoughts on Icky Thump: First Listen to the New Single From the White Stripes

Although it was released towards the end of April, (the 26 I think), I have been avoiding listening to the new single, "Icky Thump", from the White Stripes. I had decided after reading some earlier first glimpses that I would prepare by throwing out all my previously conceived notions of what it would be like and just wait and see attempting to be as much of a clean slate as possible for my first listen through and by avoiding hearing the single was part of this plan.

What Does it Mean to be a Sell Out in the Music Industry? Reality Bubbles and Marketing in the Post MTV World

After reading some of the more recent (and ridiculous) news from the music world, I became inspired to write a little piece about the latest in music industry marketing. The articles that inspired the bout of laughter that in turn inspired me to write this article came from two places.

New Track from the Queens of the Stone Age Released Online

There are some good albums on the way this summer it appears. I'm already anticipating the new releases from the White Stripes, and of course the Smashing Pumpkins. As I've known for a while, there is also a new Queens of the Stone Age (one of the other more recent bands I like a lot) album on the way, and yesterday I just happened to listen to a new track recorded during the sessions, but will apparently not be on the album.

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