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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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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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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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Slipknot – “All Hope Is Gone”

28. October 2008

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For an album titled All Hope Is Gone, Slipknot's latest is the very antithesis of its moniker. The nine-piece Iowa band were branded as The Great Metal Hope having lodged themselves for the first time at #1 on Billboard's Top 200. Keep in mind, this is not just the Top 200 Metal or Hard Rock albums, but the Top 200 for all albums, regardless of genre.

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1969 – “Maya”

22. September 2008

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1969 – “Maya”

The latest in a string of never-ending side projects, the ever-industrious Butch Walker is at it again with 1969, a collaboration between himself and Michael Guy Chislett of The Academy Is… Although he may not have a massive mainstream reputation, Butch Walker is something of a behind-the-scenes legend in the world of rock. He's an underground success story whose tremendous body of work as a producer and "an artist's artist" speaks for itself.

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“Skeletons” by NOTHINGFACE

7. September 2008

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“Skeletons” by NOTHINGFACE

Hailing from Washington D.C., Nothingface's fouth studio album Skeletons was released on April 22, 2003. This album is considered hands down, a brutally beautiful masterpiece from the acclaimed, "Nu-metal" era.

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