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GNR's Chinese Democracy set for November 23 release...seriously!

By malcolm Published: October 22, 2008

Yeah, I know we've heard this before over the past decade or so but this time it's for real because the band signed an exclusive deal with BEST BUY and licensed songs to Rock Band 2 and a major motion picture, so this has got to be the real deal.

Of course, if you're a hardcore GNR fan you probably have most of the album already as 11 of the disc's 14 songs have been passed around the internet in demo/live/allegedly completed form for quite a while.

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Chrissie Hynde added to Devo's "Duty Now For The Future" concert

By malcolm Published: October 16, 2008

It's official.

Pretenders leader and restaurateur Chrissie Hynde has officially been added to the lineup of Devo's Duty Now For The Future concert.

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The Black Keys give E.J. Thomas Hall the Blues (rock)

By malcolm Published: October 12, 2008

If the Black Keys want to play their hometown in 2009, they may have to wait for the new Rubber Bowl to be finished to fit all their area fans into one place.

The West Akron duo is riding a wave of critical acclaim and their best record sales on the strength of their fifth album Attack and Release, produced by hot knob twiddler and Gnarls Barkley member Danger Mouse.

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Black Keys join Devo's "Duty Now for the Future" Concert bill

By malcolm Published: October 9, 2008

West Akron Blues rock duo and lifelong Devo fans The Black Keys will be the opening act for Devo's upcoming Duty Now For The Future benefit concert to be held at the Akron Civic Theatre on Friday, October 17.
The concert a benefit for the Summit County Democratic Party will be Devo's first performance in Akron in 30 years.

According to Devo frontman Mark Mothersbaugh, fellow Akronite and Pretenders leader Chrissie Hynde may also make an appearance at the show.

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Foo Fighters denounce McCain's use of their "My Hero"

By malcolm Published: October 8, 2008

Wow, It seems the McCain Campaign can't seem to make friends among rock musicians who don't appreciate his use of their music for his campaign

First, Jackson Browne threatened to sue McCain and Co. for using Running On Empty then Van Halen cried foul when they used Right Now though former singer Sammy Hagar said the songs general theme of change is apt and could and should be used by either campaign.
Then Heart adamantly spoke out against VP candidate Sarah Palin's use of their Barracuda, (her nickname in high school)

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AC/DC to play Cleveland in January

By malcolm Published: October 8, 2008

The venerable Australian rock band AC/DC has a new record coming out Black Ice due October 10 it's their first since the turn of the century.
And, of course that means a world tour that will stop in Cleveland at The Quicken Loans Arena on January 5. Tickets for the big show go on sale at 10 a.m., Saturday morning (10/4).
The band has already released the album's lead single Rock 'N Roll Train a familiar slice of power chords and steady groove and singer Brian Johnson's signature growl.
If you've heard any AC/DC music in the past…ohhh…20 years than the song, with it's big arena ready chorus and brief Angus Young guitar solo shouldn't hold any big surprises.
But since this is AC/DC, we're talking about words such as "change," "growth" or "experimental" aren't particularly welcome, anyway.
So get your fists balled up and ready to pump and bone up on all your favorite gangbang AC/DC choruses because even though Johnson's voice has been shot for about a decade, the band knows how to put on a damn good rock n roll show.

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