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by Jessy Krupa

24 Dec 2010


While some music fans believe that the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is a great honor, others believe that it’s only a chance for self-important insiders to throw a party for their favorite acts. However, the nominations were announced weeks ago, with a surprising 15 acts up for the win. Ten nominees were snubbed, but here’s a look at who did get in and what this could mean for next year’s crop.

Alice Cooper: The most recognizable of the five honorees, he’s the father of “shock rock”, known for his dark style and highly theatrical concerts. His inclusion opens the door for modern goth-rock artists.

by Jessy Krupa

22 Dec 2010


Records were broken and notable songs were released in March 2010, which is the latest focus of our look at the year’s biggest events in music.

Rihanna’s “Rude Boy” gives her a rare Billboard chart accomplishment: her sixth No. 1 single on the Hot 100. A female artist hasn’t done this since 2000.

by Devin Mainville

20 Dec 2010


Drive-By Truckers has announced their 11th and newest album, Go-Go Boots will be released February 15, 2011. In conjunction, the band’s documentary, The Secret to a Happy Ending will be released on DVD the same day. The very next day, February 16th, the band will embark on the first leg of their Go-Go Boots tour. The tour includes two day stints in Chicago, Illinois, San Francisco, California, and Denver Colorado.

Drive-By Truckers is currently on tour and plan to end the year with a show at Terminal 5 in New York, New York. For everyone who can’t make it to the show, it will be steaming on Sirius XM Outlaw Country (Sirius 63, XM 12) starting around 9:45 pm EST.

And for everyone who can’t wait for some Drive-By Truckers in their lives, the band is offering a free download of “Used to Be a Cop”.

 

by Jessy Krupa

20 Dec 2010


Continuing our look at the year’s most notable television events, here’s what happened in February 2010.

106.5 million viewers watch Super Bowl XLIV, in which the New Orleans Saints defeated the Indianapolis Colts, on CBS. According to Nielsen ratings, that made it “the most watched telecast in history”, breaking the record set by the final episode of M*A*S*H (106.5 million vs.105.97 million) in 1983.

by J.C. Sciaccotta

17 Dec 2010


Tapes ‘n Tapes debuted the new video for their single, “Freak Out”, this week. It is the first video from their forthcoming new album, OUTSIDE, out 1/11/11 on their own ibid records. The band is also gearing up for a 2011 American tour, which kicks off 1/28 in Madison, Wisconsin. See complete dates after the jump.

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