Episode 54 - The Photo Conundrum

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Some of the topics this week are:

The feasibility of Neil Young’s new streaming service,

A questionable choice for a new hologram performance,

The line-up for this years Super Bowl halftime show,

A very questionable study about the bad habits of metal-heads,

The habits of a black metal icon outside of the limelight,

A cautionary tale to all the music photographers out there,

and much much more…

Check out some metal bands that have incorporated some unconventional instruments into their work.

This weeks album review: Reel Big Fish - Like Sucks… Let’s Dance!

This weeks Rig Rundown: Laura Jane - Against Me! 2011

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Episode 53 - The Ballad Of Jered Eames

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Some of the topics this week are:

A follow up profile of one of our favorite fraud stories we’ve covered,

Gwen Stefani getting legally thrown under the bus for an incident in 2016,

A look at some of the “hardest touring” artists of the year,

We make an adjustment to how metal the arrest of Cannibal Corpse’s guitarist is,

Some real first-world rock star beef,

The return of the Warped Tour,

and much more…

This weeks album review: Joe Satriani - What Happens Next

This weeks Rig Rundown: Gram Coxon - Blur 1993

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Episode 52 -Spotify Makes Cents

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Some of the topics this week are:

A possible landmark case in copy-writing video game dance moves,

Bohemian Rhapsody dominating the streaming game,

Jared Leto making the security at his show hate him (probably),

Cannibal Corpse’s guitar player getting arrested for kinda metal stuff,

The top grossing tours from this year,

Whether or not Spotify’s current method of distributing payment to artists is fair,

and much more…

This weeks album review: The 1975 - A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships

This weeks Rig Rundown: Jeff Hanneman - Slayer 2002

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Episode 51 - Albums Are So 2016

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Some of the topics this week are:

Canadian band Witchrot throwing us a bit of fake news from last week,

Katy Perry coming down with a case of jealousy at a charity event,

Mixcloud coming up with a questionable new business model,

A new super-group comprised of 4 generations of music,

The city of Berlin’s efforts to soundproof their clubs,

Ariana Grande ushering in a new paradigm for content release in the pop realm,

and much more…

This weeks album review: Nicki Minaj - Queen

This weeks Rig Rundown: Warren Haynes - Gov’t Mule

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Episode 50 - History Repeats Itself

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Happy 50th episode to us! And more importantly, thank you to all you listeners out there.

Some of the topics this week are:

Weezer’s “art of the set list”,

Another Woodstock in the works (oh boy…),

A Canadian band has a very Un-Canadian break up,

Some Machine Head fans making the most of being in the front row,

A chance for you to own a kinda gross and maybe legit piece of Black Metal history,

Metallica getting tossed into the fire by media bullshit once again,

And much more…

This weeks album review: Anderson .Paak - Oxnard

This weeks Rig Rundown: Steve Stevens - Billy Idol 2012

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Episode 49 - What's Their Name Again?

Episode 48 - Fake It Like You Made It

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Some of the topics this week are:

Queen making a strong showing on the Billboard charts thanks to their new movie,

Guitar Center making some major changes to keep its place atop the guitar retail mountain,

The new Spice Girls tour and the ticket sales problem that has come along with it,

A man who claims to be a successful band but quite obviously isn’t,

Tekashi 6ix9ine and his ongoing problems with staying out of trouble,

Lorde making some pretty lame accusations about having her stage show stolen,

and much more…

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This weeks album review: Muse - Simulation Theory

This weeks Rig Rundown: Jerry Cantrell 2010

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Episode 47 - "Big" Bands

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Some of the topics this week are:

William Shatner’s star-studded new Christmas album,

Dave Grohl setting his sites on a new drumming gig,

What injuries are bad enough to call off a tour,

Jonathan Davis making some bleak predictions for the future,

The special challenges of having family in a band,

Artist who have gone crazy, and our speculations as to what caused it,

and much more…

This weeks album review: Swizz Beatz - Poison

This weeks Rig Rundown: Herman Li - DragonForce 2012

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Episode 46 - NO CAMERAS IN THE STUDIO

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Some of the topics this week are:

The long-cooking beef between Nikki Minaj and Cardi B getting tossed back on the stove,

Weird Al deciding to step up his live game,

Sinead O’Connor making some interesting “lifestyle changes”,

An awesome cat video, and why there should be more like it,

Gwen Stefani, and her ultimate “F YOU” to Courtney Love,

2 Chainz making business moves that every rapper should be considering,

and much more…

This weeks album review: The Struts - Young & Dangerous

This weeks Rig Rundown: Tobin Abasi - Animals As Leaders 2011

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Episode 45 - Shredded Beef

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Some of the topics this week are:

Jake E. Lee going in on a certain Swedish arpeggio master,

Anthony Kiedis getting a bit too rowdy at a Lakers game,

The question of whether or not Ted Nugent should be in the rock n roll hall of fame,

Amy Winehouse’s hologram going on tour, and if it’s gonna be worth it,

The “return” of Ozzfest,

Marty Friedman putting up some of his Megadeth gear up for sale,

and much more…

This weeks album review: Disturbed - Evolution

This weeks rig rundown: Tom Milicevic - 30 Seconds To Mars 2011

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