Media Roundup: Hey mp3 Junkies! Look Here!

What’s been going on in the world of music lately? Read on to get the scoop on your favorite artists, and start some discussion about current music-related events!

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Media Roundup: Re-issues, Live Action and Insider Hints

What’s been going on in the world of music lately? Read on to get the scoop on your favorite artists, and start some discussion about current music-related events!

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They’re back!  Or at least, they will be…once the new album’s finished.  Singer Julian Casablancas says The Strokes‘ new material sounds like it’s “trapped between the future and the ’70s.”  Interesting…

The Strokes

The Strokes

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Media Roundup: No More Business As Usual

What’s been going on in the world of music lately? Read on to get the scoop on your favorite artists, and start some discussion about current music-related events!

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Neil Young recently weighed in on the YouTube/Warner Music controversy.

Neil Young

Neil Young

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Musicians sure do love their weed!  Especially, Fabulous, who was recently busted with 500 lbs (!) of the green stuff.  At least the rapper is in good company–check out these other artists who couldn’t quite sneak their vices past the authorities.

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Could the current economic crisis actually be beneficial to the music world?  OasisNoel Gallagher seems to think so.  “I hope the financial crisis gets a bit worse – at least we’ll get a few good albums out of it,” he joked.  Way to see the silver lining, Noel!  In other Oasis news, the band’s tour of China has been canceled.  In response to hearing about the band’s pro-Tibet affiliations, the Chinese government revoked the band’s touring license.

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iTunes revealed that Depeche Mode will be the first featured artist on their new iTunes Pass.  Click here to read more about what the subscription service offers.  What do you think?  Will you throw cash down for a Pass?

Depeche Mode

Depeche Mode

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Pirate radio stations are on the rise in the UK, and law enforcement is meeting the challenge head-on.
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THIS is Spinal TapChristopher Guest and Co. announced plans to hit the road performing songs from their classic mockumentary as well as the more recent film, A Mighty Wind.  Is it too much to hope they’ll tour with a mini Stonehenge?

the members Spinal Tap perfecting their pouts

the members Spinal Tap perfecting their pouts

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Cult favorite Rodriguez has been getting more and more buzz in the music press.  Daytrotter is featuring the Detroit-born artist in a series of video posts and promises to have a live session available soon!  Like what you hear?  Then you’ll be happy too hear that Madison’s own High Noon Saloon will be hosting Rodriguez on April 10th.  Get your tickets here!

Rodriguez

Rodriguez

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Want to get paid to download music?  Nope, you’re not dreaming.  Officer Roseland is offering fans $1 to download their album.  If you’re in the giving mood, downloaders also have the option of redirecting the money to charity instead of claiming it for themselves. The deal has sparked strong opinions from music fans.  Read what they had to say here.

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