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This Week on The Ongoing History of New Music

Normally, I’d be telling you about a brand new episode, but because technical producer Rob Johnston blew out a lung–seriously, one of his lungs suddenly and inexplicably collapsed–we’ve had to reach into the archives for an older show. Which is fine, because this episode has been lying the vault for years. One of more interesting [&hellip.. more

Win a Signature™ Retro Record Player!

We’ve partnered with Electrohome to give away one Signature™ Retro Record Player! Renowned for their dedication to premium sound quality, Electrohome’s Signature™ Record Player is the perfect conversation piece for any home entertainment setup. Shake the dust off your old vinyl records and get to enjoying music in its most pure form! Enter before Friday, [&hellip.. more

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Is U2 Planning a Lengthy Tour Residency in Toronto?

Rob points us to this rumour at U2 Gigs. I quote: North American tour rumour And now it’s tour rumour time! Our friends at U2log.com posted some tasty morsels on their Twitter account. They report that the North American tour will be in arenas, which is in accordance with Wednesday’s rumour. The tour will comprise [&hellip.. more

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Judas Priest Guitarist KK Downing Owns a Golf Course? Really?

Yep. This is according to an interview published in Digital Journal. [A]lthough he no longer tours the world with the group he co-founded back in 1970 (bassist Ian Hill is the only co-founder left in the current lineup, that also consists of singer Rob Halford, guitarists Glenn Tipton andRichie Faulkner and drummer Scott Travis), the [&hellip.. more

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Bauhaus/Love and Rockets Bass Man Releases His Memoirs

David J’s look back at his career with Bauhaus and Love and Rockets was released yesterday. From the press release: “I was compelled to write this book,” says founding member David J. Haskins.  “It took seven years to finish. Every day at noon I would sit down at my desk in the old 1920‘s haunted apartment [&hellip.. more


The Guitar Is a Better Musical Instrument Than an iPad. (But Wait…)

As musical devices go, it’s hard to beat the guitar. However, the CTO of Qeexo, Chris Harrison, multi-touch devices like the iPad have a chance to catch up. From GigaOm: The iPhone has been called a pinnacle of multi-touch interfaces. Chris Harrison, professor at Carnegie Mellon and CTO of Qeexo, doesn’t agree: He believes that a centuries-old tool [&hellip.. more

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