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Stone Temple Pilots coming to Akron

By malcolm Published: May 29, 2008

Only a few short months after their show in Cleveland, the reunited Stone Temple Pilots will be bringing their large catalog of 2nd wave grunge hits to UA's E.J. Thomas Hall on Monday, July 7.

The band features all orignal members Dean DeLeo, Robert DeLeo, Eric Kretz and Chagrin Falls native Scott Weiland who recently parted ways with the sucessful supergroup Velvet Revolver.
The tour began in Columbus and passed through Cleveland earlier this month.
Barring any unforseen problems (which in the band's past have all been named Scott Weiland), STP is set to hit the studio to record their sixth album and first in since Shangri-La Dee Da in 2001.

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New Kids On the Block on their way to Quicken Loans Arena

By malcolm Published: May 28, 2008

Your dreams have been answered.

NKOTB is back, baby!

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The Time reunites in Vegas

By malcolm Published: May 27, 2008

Old R&B/pop Divas (yes, that includes Elton John) and now apparently old R&B bands don't die, they just settle in Vegas.

To wit: Former Prince proteges The Time will be doing a summer residency at The Flamingo Las Vegas.
The band recently performed on the 50th Grammy Awards show in February with all orginal members Morris Day, Jerome Benton, Jesse Johnson, Monte Moir Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis on stage together for the first time since 1993..

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Young rapper Bow Wow to concentrate on acting

By malcolm Published: May 27, 2008

Another week and another rapper wants to be an actor.
This week it's Bow Wow who is coming off a sucessful collaborative album with fellow teen hearthrob Omarion.

According to the Associated Press, the rapper known as Shad Moss by his mama is going full steam ahead with his acting career.

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Vodcast: Cook wins Idol

By jim Published: May 22, 2008

Worst Album Covers

By malcolm Published: May 16, 2008

Recently the Sun Sentinel in Florida ran a story about the worst album covers ever and they came up with 50 real stinkers.
As much as we dislike sending readers to look at another paper, this one's worth it.
Here's the link to the story:

Once you're done laughing hysterically at some of the awful artwork and concepts (John Bult's Julie's Sixteenth Birthday is just plain creepy) check out this long running site which offers a more comprehensive look at some of the awful and odd things people have done in the name of album art organized in fun categories such as "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" and "Lounge Axe"

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American Idol Vodcast

By jim Published: May 15, 2008

Black Keys play "secret" Myspace Show at Beachland

By malcolm Published: May 8, 2008

West Akron blues-rock duo The Black Keys are riding the wave of glowing press, sold out shows that has followed the release of their fifth album Attack & Release which debuted at number 14 on the Billboard charts. Befitting the band's rising profile, online portal enlisted them to perform as part of their series of ``secret shows´´ ( Wednesday night the Beachland Ballroom.

As secret's go, it wasn't very well kept as many fans were turned away at the door but with less then 200 people gathered in the cozy tavern of the Beachland where the band played it's first ever show in a decade ago. The older and wiser duo performed a high energy and loose hour plus set that featured about half of the new album along side a healthy heaping of fan favorites from their growing back catalog.

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Maroon 5 & Counting Crows Blossom show cancelled

By malcolm Published: May 6, 2008

Somebody messed up.
Due to routing issues the Maroon 5 and Counting Crows show scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 26 at Blossom Music Center has been cancelled.
The bands and super promoter Live Nation are terribly sorry for the inconvenience and would love it if all you Maroon 5/Counting Crows fans would go see the bands in one of the following cities where your tickets will be honored at the gate.

Pittsburgh (8/21; Post-Gazette Pavilion)

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