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Fanbase is ready to slow down your computer

July 29, 2008 drainu182 1

Atlantic Records yesterday announced the launch of this new software called Fanbase thats supposed to be an all-in-one program for a band’s fans. This software incorporates Meebo for fans of the band/artist to chat with each other, tour dates, music videos and more. Unfortunately, the program is run through Adobe so it’ll probably slow down your computer until you decide to uninstall it. Simple Plan is the first band to use Fanbase. It should be rolling out soon for Shinedown, …

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Lil Wayne busted for robbing old folk (Rolling Stones)

July 25, 2008 drainu182 0

Which day of the week do rappers/hip-hoppers/shot callers/ballerz/jiggaz/nba players sample and steal music from past work? The answer is…. EVERYDAY. Lil Wayne, who has the #2 album in the country right now, has been caught with stealing from The Rolling Stones. He didn’t think that anyone would catch on (or care) that his song “Playing with Fire” sorta sounds like The Rolling Stones “Play with Fire”. When I say sorta sounds like, I mean the music’s very similar and Lil Wayne didn’t even change the lyrics much. Doesn’t Lil Wayne know that you don’t mess with the Stones? You can’t sample anything from them. Ask Richard Ashcroft and The Verve. They wrote a hit song Bittersweet Symphony and made no money off of it. The Rolling Stones have so much control that you can’t even say “I can’t get no… satisfaction” out loud. If you do, you owe Mick Jagger five bucks for everytime you say it. No joke.

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Guitar Hero 4 Tracklist (Unconfirmed)

July 25, 2008 drainu182 0

From because I’m too lazy to give my opinion on it:

Guitar Hero 4′ tracklisting leaked online?
A rumoured tracklist for the new ‘Guitar Hero IV: World Tour’ has appeared on gaming site GoNintendo. The site claims the list is real and confirmation is expected in the next few days, reports

‘Guitar Hero IV: World Tour’ is expected to be released this winter.

Activition/Red Octane spokesperson declined to comment.

The rumoured tracklisting is:

‘Dope Nose’ – Weezer
‘The …

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Sony BMG to lose BMG (Beautiful Masked Geniuses?)

July 25, 2008 drainu182 0

SonyBMG may soon be no more. Despite being together for 4 long adventurous years, BMG is looking to end things early. Both Sony and BMG had been hurt by music piracy as bad as two single people who were jilted by their future spouses. Unfortunately, both companies had long been losing money and the partnership didn’t help save things. Bertelsmann (the B in BMG)’s board met recently to discuss the idea of selling off their half of the company somewhere …

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Slash continues to sell out, jams with Fergie

July 23, 2008 drainu182 1

Slash once used to play for amazing singers like Michael Jackson. Now he’ll play with anyone who’ll throw him a quarter. This is why Velvet Revolver ended. Slash has no heart. It’s not that Scott Weiland was a douche or that Duff McKagan’s done drugs that don’t even have names yet. This past Saturday Slash played Sweet Child O Mine with Fergie.. yes.. the lady lumps london bridgin Fergie.

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Chad Smith pulls double duty with Chickenfoot and Red Hot Chili Peppers (“We’re not breaking up”)

July 23, 2008 drainu182 0

Chad Smith recently told Rhythm Magazine that the Red Hot Chili Peppers are not breaking up and instead are taking some much needed time off. Anthony Kiedis will spend the time banging models, John Frusciante will make god-awful music about water and Flea will proceed to dispel rumors that he’s going to play in Jane’s Addiction. Chad’s also been working on a new supergroup called Chickenfoot with Joe Satriani and former Van Halenites Sammy Hagar and Michael Anthony. Which would …

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Johnny Rotten (Sex Pistols) vs Kele Okereke (Bloc Party)

July 22, 2008 drainu182 0

At the Summercase Festival this weekend, Johnny Rotten of the Sex Pistols was involved in an altercation with Kele Okereke of Bloc Party and possibly some of the dudes from the Foals (who I’ve never heard of). I wasn’t there but I blame it on Rotten because he was a douche to me one time when I bumped into him in the Village. F U Johnny Rotten! Okereke allegedly asked Rotten about his old band Public Image Ltd (post Sex Pistols circa ’78) reuniting. Editor’s note: Old band names used to really suck Apparently, you don’t ask an old man about his old bands.

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Shakira and her “honest” hips are going to Live Nation

July 4, 2008 drainu182 3

Shakira became the latest artist to leave their label for a deal with Live Nation following Madonna and Jay-Z. She’ll reportedly make at least 69,500,000 dollars more than you would in your whole life. In return, Live Nation gets a cut of Shakira’s touring, merch opportunities (all hip and lap dances, etc), future album releases (after her deal for three more albums with Epic is up) and her soul(provided that Live Nation can cut a deal with the devil).