Friday, January 14, 2011

Music News & Notes

this from of all places the Wall Street Journal

The Grateful Dead Get A Videogame

The Grateful Dead is getting a videogame. Through a new deal with an independent games developer, the band hopes to turn young folks on to the music and culture of the late Jerry Garcia and company.

The surviving band members gave the project their blessing, but the agreement was brokered by Rhino Entertainment.......

Read the rest  Dead Video Game


Meat Puppets To Release New Album 'Lollipop'

The legendary rock outfit the Meat Puppets announced their return with the release of their new album 'Lollipop out April 12, 2011 on Megaforce Records.

Produced by band leader Curt Kirwood, the album features the indelible Kirkwood brothers back at work and back at play on 12 new original cuts, reinforcing the band's hypnotic power recognized by SPIN for "the interplay of Curt's drowsy vocals and freaky guitar can still induce vertiginous spells."


Occult Detective Club To Release Sophomore Album 'CRIMES'

Occult Detective Club is happy to announce the release of their sophomore album 'Crimes,' which will be released on February 15th through Alive Records on CD, Digital and LTD. Edition Vinyl formats (The first vinyl pressing of 500 copies comes with free MP3 download).

Occult Detective Club is formed by Alx Anguiano on vocals/guitars, Andrew Messer on guitars, Chris Reeves on drums and Tyler Shults on bass.


Resist Records Launches Auction For Australian Flood Relief

There is some great vinyl to be had and all proceeds will be going to the Premier's Disaster Relief Appeal assisting those effected by the flooding in Queensland Austrailia.

Up for grabs will be rare and limited vinyl releases including coloured vinyl and test press's from Mindsnare, Within Blood, A Death In the Family, Blkout, I Exist / Phantoms, The Dead Walk, Extortion, Carpathian and a coloured copy of Resist's very first release Found My Direction's Before Their Time.

Australian Flood Relief


“Clear” sound from Greensound Technology's glass speakers

Here's an oddity, wonder how they work and if the sound is as good as they claim it is (hint to company - Send me a couple and I can review them!)


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Rock Hall of Fame Responds to Lack of Progressive Rock Groups

Back on December 29, author John Covach wrote a guest column in the Cleveland Plain Dealer asking why Yes and other progressive rock groups (Jethro Tull, Emerson Lake & Palmer, Moody Blues, Procol Harum) had not been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. His conclusion is that the voters for the Hall may be very knowledgeable about music, but don't have a good background in the music's history.

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useless stuff to know

The Artists With the Most U.S. Top 40 Singles

Number Name Total
1  Elvis Presley 114
2  Elton John 59
3  The Beatles 52
4  Madonna 49
5  Stevie Wonder 46
6  Aretha Franklin 45
7  James Brown 44
8  Rolling Stones 41
9  Marvin Gaye 41
10  Pat Boone 38
11  Temptations 38
12  Michael Jackson 38
13  Neil Diamond 38
14  Paul McCartney 37
15  Fats Domino 37
16  Janet Jackson 37
17  Rick Nelson 36
18  Beach Boys 36
19  Connie Francis 35
20  Bee Gees 35
21 Chicago 35
22 Rod Stewart 34
23 Billy Joel 33
24 Paul Anka 33
25 Ray Charles 33
26 Supremes 33
27 Whitney Houston 32
28 Prince 32
29 Four Seasons 31
30 Bobby Vinton 31
31 Perry Como 31
32 Mariah Carey 31
33 Dionne Warwick 31
34 Miracles 29
35 Nat King Cole 29
36 Sam Cooke 29
37 Hall and Oates 29
38 Olivia Newton-John 29
39 Brenda Lee 29
40 Kenny Rogers 28
41 Frank Sinatra 28
42 Everly Brothers 27
43 Diana Ross 27
44 Andy Williams 27
45 Gladys Knight 27
46 Puff Daddy 27
47 R. Kelly 26
48 Barry Manilow 25
49 Jackie Wilson 24
50 Chubby Checker 23

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