We’ve taken aim at Wired‘s Panglossian attitude when it comes to the relationship between the Internet and the music business before, mainly because the powers that be at Conde Nast’s ever-shrinking tech bible just make it too easy. Witness the magazine’s latest, and somehow most witless, entrant to its ever-growing “we can write about music, honest!” canon, “Why The Music Industry Hates Guitar Hero,” which somehow manages to be offensive, wrong, and a testament to why Wired should maybe think about scrapping its print edition and just go online. All at once!
From time to time, we like to round up the all-important, all-summarizing last sentences of the biggest new-music reviews. After the jump, we look at the reactions to the new album by power metal outfit/Guitar Hero stalwarts Dragonforce, Ultrabeatdown, which hits stores tomorrow.
You may have noticed that I’m blogging solo today. It’s not bad, really! Although the news cycle is a bit dry. More »
Ladies and gentlemen, because nothing says TGIF like a blast of hyperspeed fantasy gabba-metal, I give you the first great “hit” single of 2008 (even if it was originally released in 2006): Dragonforce’s “Through The Fire And Flames.” (Fire and flames! These guys are serious!)