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Goo Goo Dolls new single – “Rebel Beat”

22. January 2013

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Goo Goo Dolls new single – “Rebel Beat”

Grammy-nominated Goo Goo Dolls have announced the release of their new album, Magnetic, on May 7, 2013. The debut single from Magnetic, entitled "Rebel Beat," is out now.

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Alex Band’s “We’ve All Been There”

26. August 2010

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Alex Band’s “We’ve All Been There”

I was recently asked by a friend to critique Alex Band’s new album, “We’ve All Been There.” As I sat down to think about what to write, while listening (it would seem for the thousandth time) to this work of art, the thoughts, feelings, and emotions that the music evoked in me seemed to flow naturally.

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Steven Adler’s Appetite for Destruction

24. August 2010

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Steven Adler’s Appetite for Destruction

It seems that every rock star comes from the same mold. Born into a dysfunctional family, moving out of their house (or thrown out) at fourteen, living off people's couches, their teens, taking a bus to Hollywood with a big dream stuffed inside a suitcase and finally becoming an instant hits when the drugs and booze are given and girls are throwing themselves at you.

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When You’re Strange

19. August 2010

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When You’re Strange

When You're Strange begins with a man exiting an abandoned car on the side of a highway. He walks down the dirt road in the middle of the desert and stands alone as he tries to hitchhike a ride from a passerby. He embodies the same "California cool" mannerisms Morrison used to have, slithering and swaying the same way the Lizard King did.

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Joe Elliott’s Down ’N’ Outz: My Regeneration Volume 1 – 2010

13. July 2010

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‎"MY REGENERATION", the new album by Joe Elliott's project DOWN N' OUTZ was released today. The project, fronted by Def Leppard's Joe Elliott and backed by The Quireboys have recorded 13 modern cover versions of rare yet monumental tracks by 70\'s rock pioneers Mott, Ian Hunger and British Lions.

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The Mourning After by 40 Below Summer

4. February 2009

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The Mourning After by 40 Below Summer

The Mourning After was released on October 28, 2003 on Razor & Tie Records. 40 Below, being proclaimed as just another "Nu Metal" band lumped in a pile along with the "Limp Bizkits" of the world, is far from just that. References to singer, Max Illidge's incoherent growling sounds much like something Korn's Jonathan Davis would do. Yet, Dont let that discredit his originality, Max's melodic anthemic melodies are far from anything un-original. In fact, its very soothing, and his singing comes straight from the heart, which is appealing due to how heavy this band actually is.

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The Killers – Day and Age

28. January 2009

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The Killers – Day and Age

The Killers' latest disc, Day and Age seems to follow in its predecessor Sam's Town's footsteps as a loosely strung together concept album. While the premise isn't nearly as clear cut as that on Sam's Town, Brandon Flowers and company's newest seems to zero in on the human condition from a lofty spot with an omniscient sort of high-powered telescope. Whereas Sam's Town trained its focus on small town life, Day and Age takes a look at a much larger picture.

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High Voltage Tattoo – by Kat Von D

28. January 2009

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High Voltage Tattoo – by Kat Von D

Tattoos and rock n' roll go hand-in-hand and no one recognizes this more than tattoo artist and icon, Kat Von D. Named for her Los Angeles shop, her first book High Voltage Tattoo is a comprehensive compendium of all aspects of the tattoo world – and how these facets of this subculture-turned-mainstream have colored her world.

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Guns N’ Roses – “Chinese Democracy”

25. November 2008

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Guns N’ Roses – “Chinese Democracy”

Chinese Democracy's opening title track could be a metaphor for the album itself. The song's intro builds tension with nothing but faint shrieks and vocal rumblings that come from the other side of the world -- a solitary world populated by Axl and his vision. The music comes in dribs and drabs, slow and creeping before the bass drum kicks in and sharp riffs cut the air, joined by Axl's signature yowl. The song's refrain, "All I've got is precious time", is a telling admission of Rose's recalcitrant attitude towards putting this album out in a timely fashion.

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Pink – “Funhouse”

19. November 2008

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Pink – “Funhouse”

At first spin, Pink's latest album, Funhouse seems to have been slapped with the wrong moniker. Colored by her recent split from husband Carey Hart, there are more melancholy moments on Funhouse than the high-spirited fun that Pink's fans have come to expect. While she's traveled dark territory before with songs like "Just Like a Pill," "Who Knew," and "Dear Mr. President," were small just a small portion of material on what otherwise comprised her fun-loving repertoire.

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