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Sounds Off: Remembering the grunge years: 1991-1994

7. October 2008

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Sounds Off: Remembering the grunge years: 1991-1994

Where were you in 1993? Do you remember the first time you heard “Smells Like Teen Spirit?” I remember that I was at my guitar teacher’s home, strumming the guitar as I did a couple times per week.

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Spears plans to tour after a five year hiatus

30. September 2008

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Spears plans to tour after a five year hiatus

No matter of many shenanigans Britney Spears gets into, this may be one of the most exciting news I have heard all week: Spears plans to make her first international tour in 2009, five years since her last tour in 2004.

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We’re Not Gonna Take It: Concert Etiquette 101

15. September 2008

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We’re Not Gonna Take It: Concert Etiquette 101

It seems a new breed has taken over concert venues from coast to coast. Beamed down straight from the mother ship, as a good friend and concert-buddy of mine once expounded, the douche pods have indeed hatched. The result is a mass infiltration of douchedom injected into even the best concert experience. Formerly quarantined to […]

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Listen Up! The Dirt:Movie rumors continue

24. July 2008

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HOLLYWOOD, CA - It has at least been three years since I can remember rumors about the Motley Crue autobiography The Dirt being transformed into a movie. To this day, I tell anyone intersted in rock and roll books that The Dirt is the "rock and roll" Bible of any book you will ever read. I am not exagerating, I tell this to anyone in Borders, to friends who ask book recomendations, and the list goes on and on.

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Listen Up!: Eminem wants to start a fire

30. November 2001

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HOLLYWOOD - Eminem wants to start a fire Residents and officials in Highland Park, Mich., protested Eminem's plans to burn down a house during the filming of his untitled movie. About 50 residents protested the fire during an emergency meeting on Tuesday to discuss the issue; however, no final decision was made. Highland Park's emergency financial manager, Ramona Henderson, will have the final say on whether the house will burn, The Detroit Free Press reports. Eminem's movie will be released next summer.

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Sounds Off: Is bubble gum pop ready to burst?

21. November 2001

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HOLLYWOOD - Becoming a pre-Madonna can be very hard, but it can be done. Just ask Britney Spears. The teen princess wants her fans to see her "in a different light that they've never seen me in before,'' she told her fans on the opening night of her current Britney tour on Nov. 1. "This music that I'm singing right now is such a reflection of me and who I am."

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Listen Up!: Gene Simmons: behind the makeup

15. November 2001

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HOLLYWOOD - Just when we thought KISS took off their makeup and said goodbye to their fans on their farewell tour, KISS and Make-Up, the autobiography of KISS bassist Gene Simmons, will hit stores on Dec. 11. "It's the weirdest thing in the world," Simmons told Rolling Stone of the anthology process. "Because when you're moving ahead in life and you take snapshots of where you've been and then someone turns around and says, 'Take the last thirty years and pick six hours of highlights,' the hardest thing is how to figure out what to put in and not what to leave out."

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Listen Up!: Kid Rock denies he’s a daddy

9. November 2001

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HOLLYWOOD - Kid Rock is tired of the rumors about his relationship with Pamela Anderson, who he's been dating since they met at the VH1 Divas 2001 tribute to Aretha Franklin in New York City this past spring. The latest rumors going around allege that the couple is engaged and that Anderson is pregnant with Kid Rock's kid. According to Launch.com, reps at Lava/Atlantic Records, Kid Rock's label, have denied those rumors.

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Listen Up!: Slayer lawsuit dismissed

2. November 2001

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HOLLYWOOD - A California Superior Court judge ruled on Monday that neither heavy metal band Slayer nor the music industry can be held liable in the 1995 murder of a 15-year-old girl by three teenage boys, Billboard magazine reports. The ruling stated that there was insufficient proof that the band's music influenced teenagers Jacob Delashmutt, Joseph Fiorella, and Royce Casey to rape and murder Elyse Pahler on July 22. In their defense, the boys claimed that Slayer's lyrics had instructed them to stalk and kill Pahler as "a virgin sacrifice to Satan."

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Listen Up!: Jagger, Kravitz team up in latest single

26. October 2001

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Rolling Stone's frontman Mick Jagger is set to release "God Gave Me Everything," a song he co-wrote and produced with funky rocker Lenny Kravitz. The song is the first single from Jagger's fourth solo album Goddess in the Doorway, scheduled for a Nov. 20 release. Jagger is currently filming the video for the single with director Mark Romanek, who's worked with the likes of Madonna and Michael Jackson).

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