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01 Aug
2009
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Famed blogger/label owner/best friend of former A&R star Rob Stevenson/former Spin writer/ Ultragrrrl recently wrote about how puzzled she was that Third Eye Blind is viewed as the best band of the 90s by Permanent Me, a band of younger guys on her label. The problem here is that she was talking to younger kids and they really don’t know identify with any deep music. There’s nothing wrong with Third Eye Blind music (unless you’re a metal fan, then you probably hate them) but perhaps it shouldn’t be associated as representing the whole decade. Anyways, there was a really long thread over at AbsolutePunk.net about what Ultragrrrl said in her blog and it’s quite an amusing read. Go check it out.

31 Jul
2008

Rob Stevenson’s back in the saddle again. After being canned from his post of Executive VP of Island Def Jam a few months ago, EMI’s bringing him in to be the new President of Virgin in the US. I believe that was Lee Trink’s old post. He’ll report to Nick Gatfield who’s the new President of A&R In North America, UK & Ireland (and Mars). Rob is known for signing The Killers, Fall Out Boy, Sum 41, The Bravery and A LOT of shitty bands. Many of his shitty bands were on his label/imprint Stolen Transmission through Universal. Rob was a total douche to me in my brief encounters with him and I was sort of happy to see him fired, mainly because I’m a little bitter and jaded towards the music industry but I digress. Just remember Rob, for every Fall Out Boy, there were at least five A Hero From A Thousand Paces! Good luck, fucker.