Episode 58 - Hit The #1 Spot Through The Merch Shop

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Some of the topics this week are:

A nifty new Spotify feature,

A fantastic new commemorative piece for any metal head,

The ever-growing trend of Hip Hop artists using clothing sales to boost chart position,

Eminem proving he is still very much a rap god,

Remembering the anniversary of one of the most offensive t-shirts ever,

JUICE WRLD getting in some more legal trouble for possibly “borrowing” a young producers track,

and much much more…

This weeks album review: Papa Roach - Who Do You Trust?

This weeks Rig Rundown: Billy Howerdel - A Perfect Circle 2004

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Episode 57 -It's Not Fraud If You Use Your Real Name

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Some of the topics this week are:

Norway calling out Tidal for some possibly shady streaming numbers,

Rhianna’s dad making some promises he surely can’t keep,

A wonderful new chapter in the Robbie Williams/Jimmie Page house drama,

Corey Taylor’s preference for one super producer over another,

Kanye West possibly pulling out of Coachella because they couldn’t meet his stage needs,

The new criteria for hitting #1 on the charts,

and much much more…

This weeks album review: A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie - Hoodie SZN

This weeks Rig Rundown: Robin Finck - NIN 2014

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Episode 56 - Blind Rage

Episode 55 - Exposure Rate

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Some of the topics this week are:

How many strings on a guitar are too many,

Marc Jacobs making a pretty poor attempt to profit off Nirvana’s image,

The possible issue with the legitimacy of Soulja Boy’s failed video game system,

One of the most disgusting ways to eat MDMA I’ve ever heard of,

Jay-Z proving that it pays to be his friend,

Woodstock coming back to it’s original site for it’s 50th anniversary,

and much much more…

This weeks album review: Mic Logik - Overdue

This weeks Rig Rundown: Hershel Yatovitz - Chris Isaak and Silvertone 2014

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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?