Velvet Revolver rumours

January 29, 2011 at 8:10 pm (Music News) (, , , , )

Rumours have arisen over whether Corey Taylor is to join Velvet Revolver as their singer.

The story on said that “The singer has refused to rule out the vacant post.”

The group said that they had found their singer last year but are yet to reveal who Scott Weiland’s replacement is.

Surely if Corey joined then all the attention will be about him rather than the group as a whole? Corey’s Slipknot fame will bring the focus away from Velvet Revolver and all they have achieved prior to Scott’s departure, they need a relatively new and unknown singer I feel for Velvet Revolver to work.

But until the actual singer is revealed i’m sure various other high-profile singers will be speculated about.


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The Blackout – Ambition Is Critical

January 25, 2011 at 1:59 am (Music News) (, , , , )

The Blackout’s new song has been made available to download on their website,, after airing for the first time on last night’s Radio 1 Rock Show.

Ambition Is Critical is taken from the hotly anticipated new album Hope and can be found by clicking here.

The Welsh band have also recently announced a string of tour dates to coincide with the album’s release in April, the dates for which can be found over on the band’s website.

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Reading and Leeds line-up rumours

January 24, 2011 at 3:42 pm (Music News) (, , , , , )

Clues have been revealed on today over who isn’t going to be headlining at this year’s summer festival.

Reading and Leeds organiser Melvin Benn has stated that the acts confirmed won’t be playing any other festival leaving a whole host of acts out of the headlining equation.

For the full story click here.

This leaves acts such as Muse as a possiblity or perhaps Green Day?

With the full line-up not being revealed until March speculation is sure to grow over who will be playing the three day event.

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The views of Slash

January 18, 2011 at 7:28 pm (Music News) (, , , , )

Slash has made known his dislike for cheese fest drama Glee. Who can blame him, the hype over High School Musical was bad enough but Glee is a whole new ball game, with a live tour and tickets priced around £50 surely this is going too far?

The story on Digital Spy stated that he felt “Glee is worse than Grease and Grease is bad enough”.

For the full story click here.

In other news he and the rest of the band are close to finding a new singer for Velvet Revolver.

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Blogs Survey

January 16, 2011 at 7:37 pm (Music News, Uncategorized)

Hello i’m writing a dissertation on blogs and would appreciate if you could answer some questions about them.

They are multiple choice answers and wont take too long.

<a href=”Click” _mce_href=””>Click”>”>Click here to take survey</a>

Thank you for helping me.


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Brit award nominations are announced

January 13, 2011 at 10:26 pm (Music News) (, , , , , , , , , , )

This year’s nominations have been announced with a few obvious choices (Katy Perry and Rihanna) but where’s Lady Gaga’s name?

The US megastar hasn’t been listed in either of the two international categories instead Kings of Leon are up for the best international album, although cannot for the life of me see why; the album was definitely the worst of 2010!

As far as the UK goes Mumford and Sons are up for three awards including best breakthrough act but they face stiff competition from the likes of Mecury Prize winners The XX and the seemingly unstoppable Tinie Tempah.

For the full listings click here 

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Blogs: are they journalism?

January 12, 2011 at 1:05 pm (Thoughts) (, , , , )

I am writing a dissertation on the impact of blogs on traditional journalism and if objectivity has now been replaced by opinion.
I would really appreciate your views on the matter and therefore your time.
My main focus will be comparing both sides of the argument; are blogs even real journalism, are they lacking in quality or are they the way forward, are they the future of journalism?
Please if you could answer some questions you will be helping me pass this degree.

  • What do you feel about the value of blogs, do you think they are the future of journalism?
  • For those ‘traditional’ journalists (who aren’t familiar with new media and simply write an objective story) do you think it is fair for them to have to write an opinion on the story they have just written or do you think it is something that they have to accept?
  • Is writing a blog compromising a journalist’s exclusivity and their write to publish an article without having to comment on it?
  • Do you think without journalistic training blogs can be uneducated opinion that can sometimes be lacking in quality?
  • Would you say that a blog post requires less ‘work’ than writing a news story, which is the easier of the two?
  • Andrew Marr stated that blogs were ‘spewings and rantings of very drunk people late at night’ do you feel there is any truth in what he says?

If you need any clarification of any of the questions then let me know.

Thank you.


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Is rock music really dead?

January 12, 2011 at 11:28 am (Music News, Thoughts) (, , , , , , , , )

An article that appeared in the Guardian has caused a huge wave of responses from musicians and journalists alike after it stated that rock music was on its last legs.

Click here for the article.

Rock Sound have responsed and have posted over on their website the thoughts from members of bands and singers who believe what was written was a load of s**t.

As Gavin from The Blackout said: “Rock isn’t dead, talent is. All the songs in the charts are rehashed oldies with over auto-tuned bollocks over the top.” This I agree with, the article states that according to the charts the only big rock songs that had success in 2010 were Journey’s Don’t Stop Believing and Dog Days are Over by Florence and the Machine. Journey’s song only made it back in to the charts because of Glee, sad state of affairs that a song has to appear on a prime-time show to get recognised.

Surely out of all the genres of music rock is the one where chart positions aren’t important. Yes the charts are dominated by R ‘n’ B and American rappers and there is a lack of rock but for me its the gigs by my favourite rock artists that really matter. I’m sure members of Led Zeppelin or Deftones aren’t waiting by a radio on Sunday night to hear if their song or album had reached number one or not, of course a number one album isn’t something to say no to but its the fan base that attend their shows that I think they are more concerned about.

If rock music is dead as the article claims then why are festivals such as Sonisphere and Download doing so well?

The article is purely based on record sales and this is where the problem lies, just because rock music isn’t stating it’s claim in the charts doesn’t mean it’s dead!

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A plethora of music news

January 11, 2011 at 5:00 pm (Music News, Music Videos) (, , , , , , , , , , , , )

Haven’t done a blog post for a while as have been home for christmas so apologies.

Firstly Linkin Park are among the first three acts to be confirmed for this year’s iTunes festival, to be held at Camden’s Roundhouse, London.

The US band will play on 4th July with support to be announced nearer the time. The two other confirmed acts are 80s legends Duran Duran and new artist Rumer.

You can apply for the free tickets here:

In other news Green Day are to release a live album entitled: Awesome as Fuck sometime in March. The setlist is as yet unknown but the CD will showcase songs from their recent world tour for 21st Century Breakdown and will also include a DVD of different shows.

Thought to be the final instalment in the ‘he said, she said’ Paramore saga, MTV aired an interview with the remaining members last Friday (January 7), where the Farro brothers exit amongst other things were discussed. Kerrang! are showing the full interview over on their website. Click here to hear what Hayley had to say.

And finally thought i’d post a fantastic video of Devlin’s new track, Let it Go, a new artist from Essex that is set for a successful year this year:

Click here to view it.

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