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Shaquille O’Neal is pretty into the idea of a homosexual encounter with Kobe Bryant. Clearly Kobe needed Shaq to beat the Celtics because Miami did so well last season.

The feds aren’t into people leaking washed up musician’s albums. The quizzically titled and oft delayed Guns and Roses’ CD Chinese Democracy was leaked a few days back. The leaker took down the songs after a request from Axl’s attorneys, but the narcs paid a visit to the leaker anyway. Thank goodness they didn’t trash his pad like in the movies!

The death of the major label has seemed imminent for awhile. Yesterday, EMI laid off many employees. Perhaps the major labels will survive, but they can’t make it in their present form, I don’t think. And plz don’t give me all that talk about files sharing ruining the major labels. While I don’t condone the file sharing necessarily, if the labels aren’t going to release things people want to buy, it’s their own damn faults. Then again, how can they compete with free? Corporations fuck stuff up. It’s the nature of the beast. Of course, the labels don’t seem to be making much of an effort to change. They’re interested in harassing music listeners with lawsuits instead of providing innovation that might help them both save face and bring in more money. They have yet to embrace new technology. They are also wildly financially irresponsible. They spend more money than they can afford on bogus things like excessive music videos and promotion. How can a small band like the Minutemen be financially solvent while touring and selling records and the labels can’t seem to make the same thing work for themselves?

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Former Korn member turned religious zealot, Brian “Head” Welch, is releasing a new album. Nothing implies Jesus lovin’ like a nickname that’s slang for oral sex. Then again…

Be Your Own Pet is abandoning Warped Tour. They’re saying they’re worn out, but I think a big part of it is that they’re annoyed they got forced into something they didn’t want to do because of their label. Good thing the major labels have the band’s interests at heart! It’s awesome how they’re so about artist creativity. Hm… but then why did Universal refuse to let Be Your Own Pet release three tracks on their CD Get Awkward? Apparently they were “too graphic.” It’s not like UMG has guys like 50 Cent, The Game, and Papa Roach, right? Right?

Toby Keith is going to release a movie with Ted Nugent in one of the starring roles! Having seen him live, I have no doubt that he is a brilliant actor.

Also, says Keith:

“Ted has just shot a guy with a bow and arrow,” explained Keith. “And he’s leaving the set to go back to his trailer, and all of Hollywood is standing around and a cotton tail jumps up—rabbit—and crosses the set. POW! And he guts him a rabbit right in front of everybody.”

Nice!

Music piracy is contributing to even more bandwith usage than before. But who’s surprised, really?

The Verve are going to release a new album. It’s due out later this summer. It’d be awesome if they returned to their A Storm In Heaven Sound, but that’ll probably never happen.

Speaking of A Storm in Heaven, here’s a song off of it:

The Verve – Slide Away

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Written by M

June 25, 2008 at 10:40 pm

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  1. Sweet, new Verve.
    And Ted Nugent scares me a little 😮 He’s kinda… Grizzly Adams meets heavy metal.

    Sarah K

    June 25, 2008 at 11:56 pm

  2. He’s frightening, but also hilarious in a really ironic sort of way. I don’t know. It was… odd beyond belief to see him live. It was one of those most bizarre concert experiences I’ve ever had.

    Marshall B

    June 26, 2008 at 12:16 am

  3. I saw him at a grocery store in my town once, dressed in a cut-off flanel shirt and smelling like road-kill. Nice guy, though.

    For the true Nuge, I suggest you guys listen to “I AM THE NRA.” Quality stuff.

    Jacob Z

    June 26, 2008 at 12:48 am

  4. You saw Ted in your town?!? OMG!!

    Ted can play a guitar, and he’s a great showman, but he is fucking crazy. Fucking crazy.

    Marshall B

    June 26, 2008 at 1:31 am

  5. Yes! Of all places, here! I even talked to him.

    Jacob Z

    June 26, 2008 at 11:38 am

  6. Seriously? How did that go?

    Marshall B

    June 26, 2008 at 3:21 pm


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