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Your 2008 Rock Hall Nominees are....

By malcolm Published: September 27, 2007

the Beastie Boys
the Dave Clark Five
Leonard Cohen
Afrika Bambaataa
John Mellencamp
the Ventures
Donna Summer
have been nominated for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame according to Rolling Stone.

Here come the 80s, kids!
Let's see how 'bout if we pick five out of the nine
Well based on the inevitable broadcast which Rock Hall New York likes to pretend has no bearing on who gets in or by whom they are inducted, this shouldn't be too hard.

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American Master: Jerry Lee Lewis

By malcolm Published: September 21, 2007

Alright, anyone who didn't get enough of "The Killer" when he closed the Chrissie Hynde and Friends concert at the Civic has another chance to pay homage to a rock n roll original.
The Rock Hall will be hosting its 12th Annual American Music Masters series and this year's honoree (the first living one, by the way) is Jerry Lee Lewis.

There will be a week's worth of American Master events, but the big shindig goes down on Saturday, Nov. 10 at The Playhouse Square when a bunch of artists will gather to pay tribute to Jerry Lee.
ON the bill will are George Thorogood, Shelby Lynne; Kris Kristofferson; Terry Adams from NRBQ; Wanda Jackson; Narvel Felts; Billy Lee Riley; Cowboy Jack Clement; and Jason D. Williams and the man himself JERRY LEE LEWIS!

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Kanye wins! Kanye wins! Wait! 50 Cent wins too!!

By malcolm Published: September 20, 2007

Ok, so it's official. Kanye West's Graduation has beaten 50 Cent's Curtis in the all important first week sales race.
Whoopee! They both get a little bit richer.

The obvious (and idealistic) extrapolation from this whole kafuffle is that perhaps the mainstream "blazing hip hop and R&B" audience is growing a little tired of guns, bitches and money and wants something different (if not deeper) from their rap stars.

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The Zeppelin Flies Again....for one night

By malcolm Published: September 12, 2007

Alright LedZep fans, get ready to soil yourself with excitement. According to the BBC Robert PLant, Jimmy Page and John Paul Jone aka 75% of LED ZEPPELIN will be announcing plans for a reunion concert featuring Jason Bonham in his dead daddy's place behind the drums.

The concert will coincide with the release of a new Double disc Zep Best of (you didn't think they were doing this for poops and giggles did ya?) called Mothership, (really? another compilation?) on November 13.

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Britney Spears @ MTV

By malcolm Published: September 11, 2007

I just saw the big Britney Spears dance routine on the VMAs.
It appears to me that Ms. Spears has grown awfully bored with being a pop star.
Sure she can still wear the outfits (i.e. almost nothing) but her lip syncing was lazy (no one expects her to actually sing) and the dancing which usually got the most energy was half-assed.

Oh, and the song wasn't very catchy either, some cookie-cutter club tune expressing Ms. Spears needs. "Gimme, gimme more!" begged Spears unconvincingly, it is presumably the first radio salvo from her upcoming album.

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So it just doesn't matter

By malcolm Published: September 10, 2007

That young (heir to the throne of Usher) Chris Brown is not even pretending to actually sing his song.

His Michael Jackson impression is pretty good.

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By malcolm Published: September 9, 2007

Am I the only person who finds it ironic that MTV holds an awards show for videos you are highly unlikely to see on MTV?


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Oooh! Congressional hearing means something is SURE to be accomplished

By malcolm Published: September 6, 2007

Holy Crap I'm tired of this...uh...crap!
So tired that I'm not even writing in complete sentences.

A recent AP story reports that Congress will soon hold a hearing on "stereotypes and degradation" of women in the media with a focus on rap music and videos.

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