Monthly Archives: May 2009

Did Madonna Try to Axe NYC Opeth Concert?

Posted by on May 28, 2009

From the Metal Insider gossip files: an anonymous source close to the project tells us Madonna nearly ruined over a thousand metalheads’ day this past Tuesday, when Opeth was scheduled to play New York’s Grand Ballroom at The Manhattan. The 1,200 capacity venue rests on the top floor of the Manhattan Center and its main […]

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Ticketmaster Facing Class Action Lawsuits, Self-Scalping Allegations

Posted by on May 27, 2009

Ticketmaster, always known for its sparkling public image, is facing two major class action lawsuits in New Jersey and Massachusetts along with some serious allegations. Pollstar reports the suits address how TM conducts business with its subsidiary ticket-resale site TicketsNow. The New Jersey suit, filed May 11 over a purchase made for The Dead tickets […]

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New Zune To Embrace HD Radio

Posted by on May 27, 2009

Pity poor HD Radio. Despite a huge marketing push from the National Association of Broadcasters, the format, a supposed satellite radio-killer, has had yet to catch on in the mainstream. The format, which gives terrestrial radio channels digital 5.1 surround sound and a readout of songs played (as well as “side channels” with alternate programming), has existed […]

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Goodnight, New York! Don’t Forget to Cleanse Your Palates!

Posted by on May 27, 2009

Desperate to see your favorite band, Tool, live and in person but can’t afford the tickets? Or perhaps you’d just prefer to listen to some light jazz and munch on organic rice chips while just looking at someone in Tool. Well you’re in luck! Maynard James Keenan is taking his grape-stomping show on the road, […]

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Dillinger Escape Plan Signs with Season of Mist

Posted by on May 27, 2009

Dillinger Escape Plan has signed with Season Of Mist Records. They will work in collaboration with the band’s label, Phonogetic Records.

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Metal By Numbers 5/27: A Five Year Relapse – CkY Not?

Posted by on May 27, 2009

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week as well as what’s getting played at Metal radio courtesy of radio trade magazine FMQB, whose metal panel consists of about 80 college and commercial stations that have metal shows, as well as SiriusXM, […]

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Fun With Wacky Zune Math

Posted by on May 27, 2009

On the heels of Microsoft’s Zune HD announcement (which we’ll discuss a little later on today), we came across this silly promotional video touting the supposed massive savings of Microsoft’s “Zune Pass” subscription service over outright purchasing your downloads. In the video, “Certified Financial Planner” Wes Moss fast-talks his way through some 30-second math, informing […]

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New Darkest Hour Track Streaming on Myspace

Posted by on May 27, 2009

A track from Darkest Hour’s new album, The Eternal Return, is available now on the band’s MySpace.

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Dillinger Escape Plan No Longer with Relapse Records

Posted by on May 27, 2009

Dillinger Escape Plan guitarist Ben Weinman has confirmed that the group is no longer with Relapse Records.

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