Episode 71 - The Need For Genres

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Some of the topics this week are:

A poll on who should (or could) replace Justin Timberlake in NSYNC,

Marylin Manson’s b-day gift for MGK,

R. Kelly coming up with some “creative” new excuses for his legal problems,

Keith Urban shedding some light on a 15-year-old lyric,

Spotfy dropping the ban-hammer on an unlucky artist,

The ever-evolving discussion on copyright for A.I.,

and much much more…

This weeks L.T.M. topic: Are genres still a relevant concept?

This weeks album review: P!nk - Hurts 2B Human

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Episode 70 - Victim Mentality

Some of the topics this week include:

A very bad opinion (as far a Bill is concerned) about N’ Sync,

Montreal declaring itself a very good city for heavy metal,

A possibly change in the tastes of festival goers,

Yet another example of artists just not understanding that Spotify is their ally,

The tricky issue of copywriting in a world where A.I. composes music,

Bob Dylan making a run for a Rezzie award,

and much much more…

This weeks album review: Chemical Brothers - No Geography

This weeks Rig Rundown: Adrian Belew 2010

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Episode 69 - Sound Pollution

This weeks topics include:

  • A closer look at the new numbers coming out of streaming

  • Old Town Road making it’s way to the top of the charts

  • A surprising new hologram tour

  • Princess estate bringing the hammer down on a very unfortunate engineer

  • A scary new look at musics environmental impact

  • David Hasselhof trying his hand at heavy metal

and much much more…

This weeks album review: Khalid - Free Spirit

This weeks Rig Rundown: Brian “Robbo” Robertson - Thin Lizzy 1974

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Episode 68 - Same Band, Different Name

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Some of the topics this week include:

Tom Petty’s estate, and the dirty legal battle that’s now ensuing,

A look at some of the merch available by Ariana Grande,

Chris and I taking a look at some of the most streamed songs on Spotify,

The original lineup of Arch Enemy reuniting, but under a different name,

Possible negative repercussions of Ultra music festivals poor showing in their new venue,

Static X and their somewhat questionable choice of new front-man,

and much much more…

This weeks album review: Billie Eilish - When We Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?

This weeks Rig Rundown: 1982 Gibson Les Paul / Duncan Distortion / Gibson Explorer / EMG 81X / EMG 85 / Gibson RD Reissue / Shure UR4D Wireless / Korg DT-10 Digital Tuner (Discontinued) / Ibanez TK999 Tube King / Guyatone MD-3 Micro Digital Delay / Boss NS-2 Noise Suppressor / Boss RT-20 Rotary Speaker Processor / Digitech FS3x Footswitch / Digitech JamMan Looper / Radial Passive DI / SKB PS-55 Stagefive Pedal Board / Mills Acoustics 4x12 / Marshall JCM800 2203 100-watt / Marshall 2203KK Kerry King Signature (used) / Dunlop Strings 11-52 / Dunlop Tortex .73mm

Mid-Level Replacement Rig: Gibson USA LPSIGPEBRC1 / ESP Snakebite / Shure GLDX14R Wireless / Digitech Drop / Korg DT-10 Digital Tuner (Discontinued) / Ibanez TK999 Tube King / Guyatone MD-3 Micro Digital Delay / Boss NS-2 Noise Suppressor / Boss RT-20 Rotary Speaker Processor / Digitech FS3x Footswitch / Digitech JamMan Looper / Radial Passive DI / Marshall 1960BV / Marshall 2203KK Kerry King Signature (used) / Dunlop Strings 11-52 / Dunlop Tortex .73mm

Entry-Level Replacement Rig: Epiphone Les Paul / Mooer Pitchbox / Korg TM60BK Tuner / Ammoon Mini Screamer / Donner Yellow Fall Delay / Neewer Noise Killer / Sonicake 5th dimension / Rowin Tiny Looper / Marshall Code 25watt / Dunlop Strings 11-52 / Dunlop Tortex .73mm

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Episode 67 - Straight Outta Bombay

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Some of this topics this week include:

The not-so-surprising problem with selling Neverland Ranch,

BTS keeping it Korean,

The HIp Hop scene coming out of India,

Some controversy in the Country music charts,

KFC trying to win over the EDM crowd,

Rammstein possibly crossing the line with their new promo vid,

and much much more…

This weeks album review: Devin Townsend - Empath

This weeks Rig Rundown: Dave Murray - Iron Maiden 2003

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Mid-Level Replacement Rig: Custom Shop Strat (Cream) / Fender Custom Shop Strat (Tobacco Sunburst) / Boss TU-12 Tuner / Peterson 490 Strobe Tuner / Dunlop DCR-1SR Rack Crybaby / Whirlwind A/B Selector / Furman M-8Lx Power Conditioner / Marshall JMP-1 Valve Preamp / Marshall JFX-1 Signal Processor / Marshall 9200 Dual Monobloc All Tube Power Amp / Marshall 1960BV 4x12 / Ernie Ball Strings 9-42 / Dunlop .88mm

Entry-Level Replacement Rig: Squier Affinity HSS / Marshall Code 100: 100 watt 2x12 combo, digital amp modeller with built-in effects / Ernie Ball Strings 9-42 / Dunlop .88mm

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Episode 66 - Beggars AND Choosers Part 2

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Some of the topics this week are:

Macy Gray and the legal battle that ensued from her new tour,

Robbie Williams re-igniting his feud with one of the Gallagher brothers,

The city of Philadelphia honoring Meek Mill with his own official weekend,

Ticketing site Viagogo getting in some hot water for it’s practices overseas,

A few tips for up-and-coming musicians from Metal Injection,

Spotify fulfilling my wishes for a more aggressive approach to explaining their side of the royalty dispute,

and much much more…

This weeks album review: Maren Morris - Girl

This weeks Rig Rundown: Ty Tabor - Kings X 2008

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Entry-Level Replacement Rig: Oscar Schmidt OE20CS LP Style Guitar / Rowin Precision Tuner / Digitech Drop / Donner 2-in-1 Mini Wah / Rowin Plexion (Marshall Plexi Modeler) / Mooer Ninety Orange Phaser Pedal / Rowin Analog Vintage Delay / Babybomb 30 watt power amp MINI-PEDAL / Peavey 212 Extension Speaker cabinet / DR Hi Beams 9-42 / Strings: DR Hi Beams 11-50 / Dunlop Assorted Pack

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Episode 65 - Beggars AND Choosers

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Some of the topics this week include:

One of my predictions for Tomorrowland WInter coming true,

Aaron Lewis making himself another very strong case for Rezzie of the year,

A local Chicago artist proving age is just a number when it comes to music,

Spotify engaging in legal battle with Apple over anti-competitive business practices,

Another example of artists being too greedy without anyone even realizing it,

Spring Awakening making a new home for themselves in the burbs,

and much much more…

This weeks album review: Foals - Part 1 Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost

This weeks Rig Rundown: Brendan Ekstrom - Circa Survive 2011

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Episode 64 - Drugs Ain't Punk

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Some of the topics this week are:

A new classification of death metal,

Rick Ross and his new book release,

Megadeth and their exciting new graphic novel,

Some old school punk rock beef,

One of the best concert values ever,

Tomorrowland taking festivals to an interesting and exciting new place,

and much much more…

This weeks album review: Weezer (Black Album)

This weeks Rig Rundown: The Edge - U2 1983

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Entry-Level Replacement Rig: Squier H S S Strat / Behringer Vintage Delay / Vox MV50 Head with 1x8 cabinet / Ernie Ball 11-56, 12-56 / Herdim Blue Teardrop Pickls .88mm 10 pack

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Episode 63 - A big 10%

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Some of the topics this week are:

The continuing saga of Mr. R. Kelly,

Eminem and his outlook on his previous albums,

Some unfortunate news for Amy Winehouse fans,

Spotify’s attempt to crack the market in India,

Mastadon and a case of mistaken identity,

Tidal making some very respectable moves to help out emerging artists,

and much much more…

This weeks album review: Gary Clark Jr. - This Land

This weeks Rig Rundown: K. K. Downing - Judas Preist 2004

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Mid-Level Replacement Rig: Jackson King V KVXMG X Series / EMG 81s / NUX B-2 Wireless / Dunlop Wah / Boss GT1000 / Marshall 1960B / Marshall DSL100H / Ernie Ball Reinforced Nickel 8-40 / Dunlop Tortex 1mm 12-pack

Entry-Level Replacement Rig: Jackson JS32 King V / Dunlop Wah / Mooer GE200 / Marshall Code 50 / Ernie Ball Reinforced Nickel 8-40 / Dunlop Tortex 1mm 12-pack


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Episode 62 - A New Favorite

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Some of the topics this week are:

Ariana Grande racking up some major numbers with her new album,

Dee Snyder admitting he was mistaken about Metallica’s future marketability,

R-Kelly having drastic changes to his living accommodations,

Motley Crue making some dubious claims against KISS,

The continuing beef between the Gallagher brothers,

A profile of one of the most used works of classical music ever written,

and much much more…

This weeks album review: The Beast In Black - From Hell With Love

This weeks Rig Rundown: Doug Aldrich - Whitesnake 2009

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Mid-Level Replacement Rig: Gibson Les Paul Standard / John Suhr signature pickups / MXR power Supply / Boss TU-2 Tuner / Dunlop Crybaby / MXR 10 band EQ / Majik Box Doug Aldrich Rocket Fuel Overdrive / Boss DS-1 Distortion pedal / MXR Smart Gate Pedal / CAE A/B Switcher (out of production, substituting Whirlwind Actve AB) / Moolon Chorus USED / Boss ME-50 / Marshall JVM205 / Marshall 1960B Cabinets / Dunlop 11-50 / Dunlop 1mm Tortex / Mogami Cables 10 foot

Entry-Level Replacement Rig: Epiphone Les Paul / Donner Pedal Power / Donner DT-1 / Donner Mini-wah / Boss DS-1 Distortion pedal / Behringer Stereo Chorus / Behringer Vintage Analog Delay / Behringer Trem Pedal / Mooer Baby Bomb 30 watt pedal power amp / Blackstar FLY103 Extension Cabinets / Dunlop 11-50 / Dunlop 1mm Tortex / Mogami Cables 10 foot

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