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20 Aug
2008

All of us at The Perv currently agree on two things: 1. We need a little break. 2. We need a makeover, already. If you have any suggestions on what you wanna see, hit us up at www.theaudioperv.com. We should have a new fresher look in 2 weeks. See you then.

20 Aug
2008

1. Jonas Brothers – A Little Bit Longer (517,000)
2. Mamma Mia! Soundtrack (110,000)
3. Kid Rock – Rock N Roll Jesus (101,000)
4. Miley Cyrus – Breakout (85,000)
5. Sugarland – Love On The Inside (67,000)
6. Lil Wayne – Tha Carter III (62,000)
7. Coldplay – Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends (50,000)
8. Camp Rock Soundtrack (50,000)
9. Rihanna – Good Girl Gone Bad (42,000)
10. Jonas Brothers – Self-Titled (31,000)

20 Aug
2008
19 Aug
2008

Serj Tankian recently told Rolling Stone that there isn’t a clear future for System Of A Down. Serj claims to have written 500 songs that are to be used on his next solo album, a soundtrack and some crappy play. Meanwhile, other band members Daron Malakian (guitar) and John Dolmayan (drums) are busy with their band Scars On Broadway (which Serj says he hasn’t really listened to… BURN!) and Shavo Odajian (bass) is working with the Wu-Tang Clan on a new band called Achozen. My bet is that they’ll definitely put out another record. I don’t see any of them being successful with their other projects.

19 Aug
2008

30 Seconds To Mars is being sued for over $30 million for breach of contract for not delivering three of the five albums they’re due to deliver on their contract. The contract was signed in 1999 when the band was on Immortal Records. Jared Leto says that they were able to end their contract because of that crazy California Labor Code Sec. 2855 which allows termination of recording contracts in the state of California after 7 years. Lead singer Jared Leto says that the band is recording a followup to their last album “A Beautiful Lie” and with: “So, as you may have heard we are being sued by our former record company for the ridiculously oversized, totally unrealistic and pretty silly (but slightly clever) sum of $30,000,000. Insane? Yea that’s what we said too.”

Jared says that the they’re $1.4 million in the red despite shipping over 2 million albums. That’s what happens when you spend money on making crazy long and expensive music videos, tour support, and buy ingsneakers and vacations for Program Directors and MTV people to play your fuckin song on the tv and radio. Recouping’s a bitch!

Now why would Jared and his 30 Seconds to Mars (thats what the real band name is, I swear!) wanna leave Virgin/EMI?

“We had been signed to our record contract for nine years. Basically, under California law, where we live and signed our deal, one cannot be bound to a contract for more than seven years. This is widely known by all the record companies and has been for years. In fact, so aware of it are they that they desperately try to make deals outside of California whenever possible. It is a law that protects people from lengthy, unfair, career-spanning contracts. This law also gave us the legal right to explore other possible opportunities.

Yes we have been sued by EMI. But NOT for failing to deliver music or for ‘quitting’. We have been sued by the corporation quite simply because roughly 45 days ago we exercised our legal right to terminate our old, out of date contract, which, according to the law is null and void. We terminated for a number of reasons, which we won’t go into here (we’d rather not air any dirty laundry) but basically our representatives could not get EMI to agree to make a fair and reasonable deal.”

What did EMI have to say? “EMI’s relationship with 30STM has been extremely rewarding and successful for both the band and the company. The hard work of EMI’s global team and of the band has resulted in sales of three million albums and singles, multiple awards and a growing, global fan base.

“However, we have been forced to take procedural, legal steps in order to protect EMI’s investment and rights during contract renegotiations initiated by the band and management. We hope to resolve these matters amicably and put them behind us so we can continue working in partnership with the band to take them to even greater levels of success.”

Jared’s also unhappy that a bunch of people who worked their last album are no longer at Virgin. Such is the music industry. Blame it on Label CEO Jason Flom not giving a fuck about your band when he’s golfing or skiing in Aspen.

18 Aug
2008

Bloc Party have their new album “Intimacy” coming out this Thursday as a digital download. The CD with extra songs will be out on October 27th. Here’s the tracklisting as well as some videos of some of the new songs.

Intimacy Tracklisting:

1. Ares
2. Mercury
3. Halo
4. Biko
5. Trojan Horse
6. Signs
7. One Month Off
8. Zephyrus
9. Better Than Heaven
10. Ion Square

New Song

Mercury

18 Aug
2008

There’s a big court decision about to come down soon that could determine if having songs on your computer is considered copyright infringement. Last year in Duluth, Minnesota, a woman named Jammie Thomas was found liable for copyright infringement for songs she downloaded off Kazaa and the RIAA found about it. Her penalty was $222,000 for 24 songs. Now, however, the judge who resided over the case Michael Davis said that he the instructions he gave to the jury might be wrong because of a federal district-course case in Phoenix that determined that merely having songs on your computer available for download is not considered copyright violation. Because of that, Jammie Thomas might be granted a new trial. If this happens, expect record labels to work harder to prove that computer users had intent to share files. They’ll also bitch and cry some more and push even further for an internet tax for downloading media.

What’s hurting Jammie Thomas is that she says someone hacked into her computer and put the songs on her computer. Sigh.. fuckin idiot. The judge will decide by the end of September if he’ll grant a new trial.

Get more on the story here and with even more coverage here.

18 Aug
2008


Yes, this isn’t the first report of it but The Perv procrastinates sometimes. The new Guns N Roses album may be released exclusively through Wal-Mart or Best Buy. Axl and Co. are managed by Irving Azoff of Frontline Management and he did the same thing with the Eagles and everyone went apeshit for that album. As reported earlier today on The Audio Perv, AC/DC’s new album is dropping through Wal-Mart as well. I’m waiting for the day that I can buy the new Foo Fighters album, a case of Red Bull, tires, and a rotisserie chicken from Costco. That’d be the life.

18 Aug
2008

Muse once again ROCKED at the V Festival. Two nights, two shows, infinite orgasms. Muse promised that they’ll be there next year. (I hope to be there too) The Verve also played despite rumors that they were gonna back out. Here are their respective playlists and a ton of videos from the show.

Muse Setlist
‘Map Of The Problematique’
‘Supermassive Black Hole’
‘Dead Star’
‘New Born’
‘Hysteria’
‘Butterflies And Hurricanes’
‘Feeling Good’
‘Space Dementia’
‘Invincible’
‘Time Is Running Out’
‘Stockholm Syndrome’
‘Take A Bow’
‘Starlight’
‘Plug In Baby’
‘Knights Of Cydonia’

The Verve Setlist
‘This Is Music’
‘Sonnet’
‘Space And Time’
‘Sit And Wonder’
‘History’
‘Life’s An Ocean’
‘Rather Be’
‘The Rolling People’
‘The Drugs Don’t Work’
‘Lucky Man’
‘Bitter Sweet Symphony’
‘Love Is Noise’

The Verve – Bittersweet Symphony

Muse – Space Dementia (Staffordshire 8/17)

Muse – Starlight (Staffordshire 8/17)

Muse – Stockholm Syndrome (Staffordshire 8/17)

Muse – Butterflies and Hurricanes (Staffordshire 8/17)

Muse – Map Of The Problematique (Staffordshire 8/17)

Muse – Knights of Cydonia (Staffordshire 8/17)

Amy Winehouse – Back to Black

Amy Winehouse – Valerie

Amy Winehouse – Rehab

Amy Winehouse – Love is a Losing Game

Muse – Man with a Harmonica

The Script – The Man Who Cannot Be Moved

The Hoosiers – Cops and Robbers

Kings of Leon – Sex On Fire

The Prodigy – Breathe & Firestarter

Kaiser Chiefs – I Predict A Riot

Kaiser Chiefs – Ruby

OneRepublic – Stop and Stare

Girls Aloud – Call The Shots

Girls Aloud – Jump

18 Aug
2008

AC/DC’s new album “Black Ice” will be out on Monday October 20th at all Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club stores (each store’s respective website and acdc.com will also carry the album) for $11.88. This isn’t the first time a band has released an album exclusively through a retailer as The Eagles put out their last album through Wal-Mart and it was number 1 that week thanks to a new ruling that allows exclusive retailer sales to count on Billboard. The new single “Rock N Roll Train” debuts on August 28th but I’m sure I’ll find a leak for you beforehand. It should be noted that “Black Ice” is also the excellent air freshener I use in my car because it smells like scented anti-perspirant/deodorant and we all love that.

Here’s the tracklist thanks to Billboard:
“Rock’n'Roll Train”
“Skies on Fire”
“Big Jack”
“Anything Goes”
“War Machine”
“Smash n Grab”
“Spoilin’ for a Fight”
“Wheels”
“Decibel”
“Stormy May Day”
“She Likes Rock’n'Roll”
“Money Made”
“Rock’n'Roll Dream”
“Rocking All the Way”
“Black Ice”