The Judy’s Continue To Haunt The Hearts And Minds Of Texas Music Fans

By: kater // March 14, 2008
The Houston Press has an in-depth feature this week on early '80s Texas new wave heroes the Judy's, who recently re-released their catalog on CD and reunited to play at the Austin Music Awards. I first heard of the Judy's my freshman year of high school as I was digging through my… More »

Mike Patton Flubs An Opportunity To Do The Ed Lover Dance

By: Jess Harvell // March 14, 2008
I'll tell you what's not happening at SXSW right now: a performance of Faith No More's "Edge Of The World" that climaxes with Ed Lover climbing on top of Dr. Dre and spanking him. More »

Bonkers For Buckley: America’s Dead Idol

By: Chris Molanphy // March 14, 2008
Ed. note: Chris "dennisobell" Molanphy, our resident chart guru, looks at the upward, downward, and lack of movement on this week's Billboard charts: When the producers of American Idol announced at the start of this season that, for the first time, they would be selling contestants' performances on iTunes, but that iTunes had agreed… More »

At This Pace, It’ll All Be Kids Music Before Long

By: Dan Gibson // March 14, 2008
Even if you aren't a parent, for better or worse, it's hard to escape the grasp of music for children these days. A section of the record store that was once a copy of Really Rosie and a few Disney Read-A-Longs has quickly moved past the Wiggles and Dora The Explorer to a booming busine… More »

Trick Daddy, The Rap World Misses You

By: Dan Gibson // March 14, 2008
Writing about Rick Ross, and repeatedly seeing the "Slip N Slide" label tag next to his album titles made me a little sad because I sure do miss Trick Daddy. His last album Back By Thug Demand was released in late 2006, and while he's made a few appearances on other people's records since, he'… More »

Well-Loved Mumbler Of Standards Gets Shanghaied

By: Michaelangelo Matos // March 13, 2008
So we've already learned that the recent hubbub over Bjork's onstage shout-out to Tibet while in China has carried over into stricter performance guidelines for international performers playing on Shanghai stages. And first up for censure is, um, Harry Connick Jr.! More »

By: Michaelangelo Matos // March 13, 2008
Apparently, Aretha Franklin was some $500 under on payments for her $700,000 mansion--spending money for the Queen of Soul, surely. Apparently, Franklin was unaware of the inconsistency, with the singer emailing her local daily that it would be "taken care of immediately."… More »

Eddie Is a Zune Man

By: Michaelangelo Matos // March 13, 2008
Iron Maiden plans to release its greatest-hits-of-the-'80s compilation, out in mid-May, as free 320kbps downloads. The catch: the files will be in WMA, not MP3, and they'll evaporate from your HD after you've played them three times. (There will also be a no-DRM option for actual purchase.)… More »

Trent Reznor: (Purportedly) Getting That Paper

By: Jess Harvell // March 13, 2008
So the Nine Inch Nails frontman has released the first-week sales figures for Ghosts I-IV, the multiple-format instrumental album he self-released just two Sundays ago via his Web site. Given that the $300 super-mega-deluxe edition sold out its 2,500 copy pressing by the following Tuesday, even with a server snafu or twelve, it… More »

MTV And Guy With Taste Part Ways

By: Dan Gibson // March 13, 2008
I saw a mini-marathon of old Pop Up Video episodes on VH1 Classic the other day, and it made me a bit wistful for the days when the channel could be counted on to occasionally be informative. Sure, Rock of Love has taught me quite a bit about what happened to the "band-aid" characters from… More »

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