Archives: February, 2007

Satellite Radio’s Music Channels Slightly Less Compelling Than Stern, C-Span
Liner Notes: Could Somebody In America Please Do Something Interesting?
Leak Of The Day: T-Pain Bellies Up To The Bar
Track Marks: How The Bird & The Bee Became This Week’s Biggest Band In The World
Aggregated Assault: What The Music Blogs Are Posting Right Now
L.A. Police Investigating Puff Daddy’s First Hit In Ten Years
Tabloid Hopes To Speed Robbie Williams’ Recovery By Deluging Him With Unflattering Pictures Of Himself
Videodrone: Cheap Trick Does It For The Kids
Ending On A Good Note: Wednesday’s MP3 Roundup
RIAA’s Brand-New Web Site Slaps A Happy Face On Its Legal Entanglements
Tila Tequila Worth 99 Cents To At Least A Few Of Her MySpace Pals
The Idolator Request Line Is Open, And Wants Your Attention
Who Charted?: Norah Jones Slips, But Stays At No. 1
The Coulda-Shoulda-Woulda Files: Stars Find Love In An “Elevator”
The Infofilter Torrent Chart: A Quick Glance At What Those Little Bastards Are Illegally Downloading This Week
Idolator’s American Idolatry: The Guys Celebrate Silly Hat Day
Liner Notes: It’s Trey Day
Timberlake’s Pop Secret: Who’s The Object Of His Deflection?
Finally, Amy Lee Will Make Bank From “Buffy” Fan Videos Set To “Lithium”
The Coulda-Shoulda-Woulda Files: Sweating It Out With The Glands
James Brown Still Can’t Get Any Rest
Aggregated Assault: What The Music Blogs Are Posting Right Now
Father Of Irritating ‘Idol’ Contestant Relishing Chance To Reclaim Spotlight
Hard-Hitting News Investigation Proves That Emo Is Dangerous
Not Surprisingly, Lily Allen Has Some Very Strong Opinions About The ITunes Store
Record Label Provides Inspiring Middling-Success Story
Ending On A Good Note: Tuesday’s MP3 Roundup
The Craptain Would Like To Have A Word With You About The In-Flight Music
Fake Justin Timberlake Afterparty Highlights Frustrations Of Life In Outer-Ring Suburbs
The Vault: Ludus Gets In The Picture
Foxy Brown Gives Her Side Of The Story, And It Ain’t Pretty
The “Chinese Democracy” Release-Date Predictatron: Let’s Do This One More Time
Second Spin: Taking A Trip To Los Lobos’ “City”
“Ego Trip’s (White) Rapper Show” Wraps It Up
Stuck On Repeat: Siobhan Donaghy Embarks On A Bad Trip
The CW Isn’t Pussy-Footing Around
Liner Notes: Rage Against The Machine Keep On Shilling In The Name Of
Zune’s Botched Marketing Schemes Now Inspiring Entire Neighborhoods To Demand Cash
Lollapalooza: Let The Rampant, Ill-Informed Speculation Begin!
Can You Feel It?: The Jacksons Mull A Reunion Tour
Aggregated Assault: What The Music Blogs Are Posting Right Now
“Arthur” Magazine May Or May Not Be On The Rocks
MTV2 Chops Off Its Talking Heads
Leak Of The Day: Nine Inch Nails Keeps Blowing Up
Ending On A Good Note: Monday’s MP3 Roundup
Trapped In The Chat Room: Pretty Ricky Keeps It Classy
EMI: Still Just As Clueless As Every Other Major Label
The Vault: The Dream Syndicate Ages Like A Fine Wine
R. Kelly And Bow Wow Will Have To Learn To Share
Videodrone: Mel C Wants A Ska Revival, Not A Spice Girls Reunion
Listening Station: Things Are Going Swimmingly For The Besnard Lakes
The Police Remain The Kings Of Payin’
NFL Already Worried About Super Bowl XLII Halftime Show
“I’m From Rolling Stone” Episode Guide, Part Seven
2 Live And To 2 Die On The Web: The Idolator Commenter-Bans Continue
Listening Station: TheSwede Travels Into Our Inbox
Liner Notes: Busta Rhymes Has Not Been Arrested In Nearly Twelve Hours
Aggregated Assault: What The Music Blogs Are Posting Right Now
Our Advertisers Are Still Iffy About That Guns N’ Roses Track
“Hey, Asshole!”: Attack Of The Jerry Lee Losers
After 8.4 Weeks, Pick Of The ‘Fork Is Back
Idolator’s American Idolatry: The Sundance Kid Lives To See Another Day
Leak Of The Day: Redman Hits The Bricks
Zune’s Blog-Marketing Techniques May Finally Be Scraping The Bottom Of The Barrel
To All Van Halen Fans Still Holding Out For That Reunion: You Might As Well Jump
Outro: Looking Back On A Week In Which We Used Our Illusions, Too
Videodrone: Tracey Thorn Gets Ergonomic
Ending On A Good Note: Friday’s MP3 Roundup
Pick Of The ‘Fork: Your Wordsmiths Revealed
Are You Meh Enough To Edit The “Rolling Stone” MySpace Clone?
Next Time, We’ll Do A Little Research: Idolator’s After-The-Fact-Checking Department
RIAA Continues Its Quest To Sue As Many Potential Music-Swappers As Possible
Listening Station: Ash Spits Hot Fire
Boy-Band Mastermind Still Hiding Out On Undisclosed Backstreet
Liner Notes: EMI is EMIgrating To Jersey City
Simply Red Singer Having A Hard Time Holding Back The Years
Leak Of The Day: Jibbs Hangs Low, With About 23 Of His Friends
Idolator’s American Idolatry: The Ladies Step Up Their Game
Snow Patrol Members Prepare To Cry Themselves To Sleep On Giant, Money-Stuffed Pillows
Aggregated Assault: What The Music Blogs Are Posting Right Now
Vinyl Manufacturers To World: “We’re Still Here, Dammit!”
The Most Unsurprising Piece Of “Chinese Democracy”-Related News You’ll Hear Today
Listening Station: CSS Tries To Shoot Off Some Sparks
Ending On A Good Note: Thursday’s MP3 Roundup
Reason No. 2,482 Our Readers Are Great: They Find Rare Jarvis Cocker Tracks
Videodrone: The Pierces Are Far From Boring
Electronics Industry Thrilled About Crap-Hawking Opportunities Presented By iPod Era
Shred Of Dignity: Putting Unwanted Promo CDs To Rest
Stuck On Repeat: Giving Love To Violet Vector
Is “Rolling Stone” Getting Ready To Develop A MySpace Clone?
Assumer Guide: Secret Chimps And Mud Flap Mamas
Tila Tequila To Engage In The Ultimate Test Of Her MySpace Friends’ Loyalty
Leak Of The Day, Part II: Kaiser Chiefs Mob The Web
Middle Eastern Hip-Hop Scene About As Conflicted As You’d Expect
The Vault: Gang Starr Does Its Best Robert Duvall Impression
Liner Notes: Britney Spears’ Rehab Facility Clearly In Need Of A Good Nightwatchman
Idolator’s American Idolatry: Our TiVo Has Its Revenge
Virginia Legislation Would Make Fake Bands Even More Reprehensible Than Usual
Satellite-Radio Merger Might Require Some Obscene New Rules
Aggregated Assault: What The Music Blogs Are Posting Right Now
The New Guns N’ Roses Song: Your Thoughts, Your Prayers
Videodrone: Nas Gets Put Back Into The Time Machine
Warner Sweet-Talks Indie Label Group Into Accepting Possible EMI Merger
James Brown May Finally Be Able To Get Some Rest
Ending On A Good Note: <strike>Thursday’s</strike> Wednesday’s MP3 Roundup
On The Flippity-Flop: Suede Goes Up, Up, Up The Escalator
RIAA Heads Back To School In Never-Ending Quest To Stop Filesharing
Prince Prepares A Very, Very Sexy Version Of “I Am The Walrus”
Listening Station: The Post-Punk Wizards Of Oz
“Rolling Stone” Is Looking For Young People Who Have Actually Heard Of “Rolling Stone”
Opportunity To Purchase Police Tickets May Be Almost As Expensive As Tickets Themselves
Who Charted?: Norah Jones Is Everybody’s Favorite Valentine
Stuck On Repeat: The Wombats Get In The New York Groove
The Coulda-Shoulda-Woulda Files: Why You Should Hail Caesars
Liner Notes: Lady Sov Kick-Starts Most Irrelevant British-Musician Feud Yet
Stuck On Repeat: Lavender Diamond’s “Heart” Problem
Hugh Grant Fools Movie-Going Public Into Believing He Is A Pop Star
Aggregated Assault: What The Music Blogs Are Posting Right Now
Blind Items Reveal That Small Segment Of Musicians May Occasionally Use Drugs
Warner Gets Ready For Another Dalliance With EMI
An Idolator Conspiracy Theory: Is Britney Spears “In The Zone” With The White House?
Satellite-Radio Merger Faces Some Sirius Hurdles
Leak Of The Year: Guns N’ Roses’ “Democracy” Has Finally Arrived
Ending On A Good Note: Tuesday’s MP3 Roundup
“Idol” May Open Auditions To (Sort Of) Older Contestants
Hold On To Your Spandex: Van Halen Tour “Postponed Indefinitely”
Avril Lavigne Prepares To Aim Middle Finger At “Village Voice” Writer
Idolator’s Britney-Bush Conspiracy Theory: Weirdly Enough, We May Have Been Right About This Thing
Project X: Dialing Up The Ringtone Sales Charts
Listening Station: Strawberry Whiplash Makes Us Hurt So Good
Aerosmith Don’t Appear To Be In F.I.N.E. Shape
Leak Of The Day: Nine Inch Nails, For The 900th Time
Tower Founder Ready To Give Record-Store Business Another Go
iTunes Store Inadvertently Reveals Its True Feelings About Chris Daughtry
Videodrone: Patti Smith Does It For The Kids
The Coulda-Shoulda-Woulda Files: Benett Starts Crying On The Dance Floor
Liner Notes: Did Britney Spears Do Anything Interesting Over The Weekend?
On The Shelf: Tomorrow’s New Releases Revealed Today
Leak Of The Day, Part Two: Nine Inch Nails’ “Survival” Instincts Kick In
The First, And Probably Last, Blind Item Ever About A “Music Journalist”
Aggregated Assault: What The Music Blogs Are Posting Right Now
Music Business May Want To Think Twice About Betting Big On Ringtone Market
“I’m From Rolling Stone” Episode Guide, Part Six
Leak Of The Day: Redman Wants To Be Master Of The Put-Down
Ending On A Good Note: Monday’s MP3 Roundup
Sting Prepares To Take Police On A Jazz Odyssey
VH1 Classic’s “Upward Trajectory” Assisted By Channel Shedding Nearly All Of Its Staff
Police Have A Chat With Cam’ron About The Making Of His Latest Video
Leak Of The Day, Part Two: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club Sees Red
Listen Without Prejudice: Ai Otsuka’s J-Pop Pandemonium
Our Advertisers Are Already Lining Up For The Milli Vanilli Movie
Kim Mathers-Eminem Feud Going About As Well As Expected
Aggregated Assault: What The Music Blogs Are Posting Right Now
Leak Of The Day: Modest Mouse’s “Ship” Sails Around The Internet
Boy-Band Tycoon’s Career Is Starting To ‘Sync Even Further
Cornell Doubts He’ll Return To His Jesus Christ Pose Anytime Soon
Elton John: We Think It’s Gonna Be A Long, Long Time Before We Respect Him Again
Hillary Clinton’s Presidential Campaign Is Starting To Sound Pretty Haggard
Wolf! There It Is: The New Van Halen Line-Up
Outro: Looking Back At A Week That Made Us Put On Multiple Red Lights
Ending On A Good Note: Friday’s MP3 Roundup
Steven Adler And Axl Rose Hug It Out
Leak Of The Day, Part 4,237: Bow Wow Gets Bowdlerized
Get In The Q: We Read The British Music Magazines, So You Don’t Have To
Spice Girls Prepare To Strap On Their Platform Boots One More Time
De La Soul’s Digital Availability Grounded By Sample-Clearance Delays
MTV’s Post-Layoff Shakeout: Screaming Teenagers Will Continue To Clog Up Times Square Foot Traffic
Liner Notes: For Once, It WILL Be Fun To Be An Illegal Alien
Al Gore’s Mega-Concert Line-Up Announced; Just Don’t Expect The Foos To Play “Darling Nikki”
Blind Item: Which Brit Winner Is Getting Dissed On The Internet?
Liner Notes: Faith Hill Now 15 Percent Less Perky
Idolator’s American Idolatry: Cutting The Finalists Down To Size
Aggregated Assault: What The Music Blogs Are Posting Right Now
Panic! At The Disco Look Awkward! At The Photo Shoot
Rock And Roll Road-Tripping Just Got A Whole Lot Easier, Stupider
Videodrone: Deep Down, Joss Stone Must Know That She’s No Good
The Milli Vanilli Biopic: We Think It’s A Fab Idea
Wall Street To Record Industry: “Wait, You Guys Are Still Around?”
Ending On A Good Note: Thursday’s MP3 Roundup
“TRL” Phone Lines May Have Their Minutes Cut Back
“Blender” Might Soon Be Added To “Top 500 Magazine Sales Of All Time” List
RIAA Serving As Vaccine For Nine Inch Nails’ Viral-Marketing Scheme
BREAKING: Not That You Cared, But Audioslave Is Officially Dead
Leak Of The Day: Feist Shoots For The “Moon”
Kelly Rowland’s Lack Of Relation To Beyonce Delays Her Album Once Again
Please (Re-)Release Me: Roy Orbison’s Zombie Will Rise Up And Walk The Earth Long Before These Traveling Wilburys Albums Get Reissued
People Really Do Find Love (Or, At Least, Guest-List Filler) On Idolator
The Vault: Back-To-Back Tracks From Yaggfu Front
Special Guest Columnist: Weasel, The Puppy Born Without Ears, Has Some Questions About The Music-Blogosphere
Interns Get Fired Up Over Jive Employee Selling Justin Timberlake Promos
Aggregated Assault: What The Music Blogs Are Posting Right Now
Peanut Butter Wolf Spreads The Love
Leak Of The Day: Nine Inch Nails’ “Heart” Attack
VH1 Classic To Keep Pumping Out The Oldies … For Now
Who’s The Illest Rapper Of Them All?
“Wall Street Journal” Asks: Have You Guys Heard Of This Shins Band?
Listening Station: A Sunny Day In Glasgow Peeks Through The Haze
“Sports Illustrated” Cover Girl Beyoncé Nearly Shows Off Her B’Day Suit
Ending On A Good Note: Wednesday’s MP3 Roundup
Vince Neil Heads Back Into The Reality-TV Limelight
Meanwhile, Most Minneapolis Girls Are Still Way Too High
Who Charted?: Fall Out Boy Wins Its Arms Race Against Norah Jones
Everybody’s A Wenner: The “Rolling Stone” Review-Section Revue
Anonymous Music Writer Looking To Add A Non-Scary Lady To His Guest List
Jackie Chan Shows Off His Shanghai-Croon Skills
Idolator’s American Idolatry: “Mean Girls” And Overly Emotional Boys
Liner Notes: Universal Decides To Send Out Subpoenas Instead Of Valentines
The Vault: The Wildhearts Must Be Enjoyed
Aggregated Assault: What The Music Blogs Are Posting Right Now
“New York” Magazine Turns Music-Critic Duties Over To The Unwashed, Underage Masses
The Police Reunion Press Conference: Still No Sign Of Sting’s Lute
So You Want To Wrangle Radiohead: A Guide To Rock N’ Roll’s Biggest Free Agents
Blind Item: Who’s Bringing A Bit Of Colombia To The Heartland?
Leak Of The Day: Keane Make An Astbury Out Of Themselves
Videodrone: Fat Joe Combines Several Of Our Obsessions At Once
Ending On A Good Note: Tuesday’s MP3 Roundup
RIAA Tries To Push Off Its Workload Onto Internet Service Providers
Robyn’s “Konichiwa Bitches” Video: In A Perfect World, She’d Be Hosting A Kids’ Show
On The Flippity-Flop: Smog Does A Little Bit Of Cardio
Bonnaroo Lineup Leaked: We Bet You Didn’t Expect The Police And Tool To Ever Share A Bill
Leak Of The Day, Part Two: Little Brother, Mick Boogie Do It To Death
Viacom May Be Forcing VH1 Classic Employees To Pack Up Their Trunks And Go
Music Buyers Ready To Make Nice With Dixie Chicks; Country Radio Still Peevish
Pete Wentz Knows What Boys Like
Liner Notes: Whatever You Do, Please Spare Loder
The Coulda-Shoulda-Woulda Files: Semisonic’s “Chemistry” Lesson
Liner Notes: The Police Announce Tour, The Copyright Police Go On A Rampage
Beatles’ Digital Catalog Coming To Many Digital-Music Services Near You
Aggregated Assault: What The Music Blogs Are Posting Right Now
Leak Of The Day: Lil Wayne Takes A Trip To The Caribbean
Videodrone: Jay-Z Goes South
Arcade Fire Tickets Are Still Available, Though There May Be A Catch Or Two
Rick Rubin’s Bland-Item Guessing Game
Ending On A Good Note: Monday’s MP3 Roundup
Listening Station: My Teenage Stride Gives Us The Chills
Yet Another Trucked-Up Story About Glenn Danzig
On The Shelf: Special Abbreviated Release Schedule Edition
Leak Of The Day, Part II: The Avalanches Go Crate-Digging, Find George Michael
Is Prince Taking His Little Red Corvette On The Road This Summer?
Awkwardly Named Music Store Attempts To Lure Shoppers With Wrestlers, High Prices
“I’m From Rolling Stone” Episode Guide, Part Five
The PLUG Awards Leave Us Slanted, Disenchanted
Idolator Live-Blogs The Grammys: Sting, Take The Wheel
Videodrone: To Timbaland, All The World’s A Sample-Fest
Liner Notes: Even In The Afterlife, Jerry Garcia Still Making Ripples
Leak Of The Day: 50 Cent Plans A “Funeral”
Aggregated Assault: What The Music Blogs Are Posting Right Now
Our Advertisers Watched The Entire “Puppy Bowl” And Loved It
“Page Six” Blind Item Needs To Be A Thousand Times More Specific
MTV Refuses To Allow “Rolling Stone” Reality Show To Die With Dignity
Idolator’s Grammy Live-Blog: We’ll Try And Keep The Lute Jokes To A Minimum
Coming Soon To Your Tivo: Terrible, Terrible Rap Music
Steve Jobs’ Music-Industry Rant Might Be Winning Hearts, Minds Of Record Execs
Outro: Looking Back At A Week In Which We Were Given Too Much Information
Before We Leave For The Weekend, We’d Like To Remind You To Rock Steady
Ending On A Good Note: Friday’s MP3 Roundup
Stuck On Repeat: Cracking Liz Phair’s “Whitechocolatespaceegg”
Listening Station: Ramona Córdova’s Urgent “Reply”
“To Catch A Predator” Takes Sudden Interest In The Techno-Funk-Pedophile Scene
The Vault: These Are The Only Ones You Need To Listen To
The Trajectory: Plotting The PLUG Awards
Idolator’s American Idolatry: What We Learned From The Clip Show
For A Mere $7 Million, An Anonymous, Possibly Crappy Record Label Can Be All Yours
Aggregated Assault: What The Music Blogs Are Posting Right Now
New Def Jam Video Game Allows Players To Sulk Like Their Favorite Rappers
Warner Brothers Records Clearly Being Run By A Bunch Of American Idiots
Once Again, Pete Wentz’s Oversharing Gets Him Into Trouble
Late Rapper Big Pun Goes From Classy To Ashy
RIAA Not Willing To Give Up On The DRM Dream
Brian May: He Will, He Will Mock You (Again)
Ending On A Good Note: Thursday’s MP3 Roundup
Videodrone: Remembering Anna Nicole Smith’s Oddest Coupling
Radio Startup Out To Change The Meaning Of “AM Gold”
CompUSA Comes Up With Novel Way To Push Shiny Brown Turd
Michael Jackson Says: “If You’re Having Problems Commenting, You Are Not Alone”
Listening Station: The Appeal Of Peel
Even Pete Townshend Doesn’t Want To Hear “Won’t Get Fooled Again” Again
The Vault: Geto Boys’ “Mind” Games
Liner Notes: At This Point, Most People In The World Must Know About Beyonce
Breathe Deeply, And Prepare To Pick The Worst Album Title Of The Year (So Far)
Videodrone: R. Kelly And Young Jeezy Get Trapped In The Walk-In Closet
Stuck On Repeat: Scar Is Out To Get You By The Ears
Liner Notes: R. Kelly Is Trapped In The O.R.
Prince Doesn’t Break A Black Sweat
New York City Politician Wants iPod Users To Stop Walking And Rocking
Idolator’s American Idolatry: The End (Of The Auditions) Is In Sight
EMI Executives Will Need 2-3 Weeks Just To Read This Post
Apparently, Even “Cool” People Are Not Immune To Charms Of Justin Timberlake
Videodrone: Don’t You Forget About Nas
This May Be Your Last Chance To Investigate The Music Of “Veronica Mars”
Ending On A Good Note: Wednesday’s MP3 Roundup
Leak Of The Day: Timbaland Gets Hives, And It Makes Us A Little Itchy
On The Flippity-Flop: The Magnetic Fields Put Up “Smoke And Mirrors”
UK’s New Chart Rules Result In Fans Falling All Over Themselves To Repurchase Songs
The Coulda-Shoulda-Woulda Files: Time For A Revival Of “Time’s Up”
“Washington Post” Profile Inadvertently Offers Another Hint Of Why The Music Business May Be In Trouble
Billy Corgan’s New Moniker Is Hardly Contagious
The Vault: Sun Kil Moon Kills It
Who Charted?: Norah Jones Is No. 1 On The Chart, And In America’s Hearts
Axl Rose Prepares To Plunge Back Into The Music-Video World