Episode 75 - When Crowdfunding Goes Wrong

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Some of the topics this week are:

Another heavy metal pyro incident,

The U.K. cracking down on Morrissey’s marketing due to his politics,

The continuing search to find Ultra Musics home for 2020,

Billie Eilish trying (unsuccessfully) to make up with her Chicago fans,

When crowdfunding goes bad for musicians,

The new trend of biopic pics,

and much much more….

This weeks album review: Billy Ray Cyrus - The SnakeDoctor Circus

This weeks “Lets Talk Music” topic: From what perspective do you choose to listen to music?

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Episode 74 - Inconvenience Fee

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Some of the topics this week include:

Robert Daltrey making the strongest case for a rezzie yet,

Ticketmaster pulling the ole’ switcheroo on Billie Eilish fans,

Lil Wayne making a stand against security at Rolling Loud Miami,

Woodstock 50 showing new signs of life,

The Spice Girls getting in on the Airbnb game,

Slipknot debuting their new masks,

and much much more…

This week album review: Carly Rae Jepsen - Dedicated

This weeks “Lets Talk Music” topic: What things would you like to see more of inside/ outside the mainstream?

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Episode 73 - The Devil's In The (Chart) Details

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Some of this week’s topics include:

A live taste test of the new punk water sensation,

The problem with single use tents at music festivals,

The requirements to become Jered Threaten’s new guitarist,

Possibly the strangest tour announcement of the year,

Rolling Stone challenging billboard with new charts,

When country stars party with hip hop stars,

and much much more…

This weeks album review: Lizzo - Cause I Love You (Deluxe)

This weeks “Lets Talk Music” topic: Tool and the Double Edged Sword of HYPE

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Episode 72 - The Price Of Fame

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Some of the topics this week include:

A unique rock star mishap,

Justice being served for a shady band accountant,

Top funeral songs,

The REAL health risk at festivals this season,

Lil’ Nas X getting on the bad side of a certain country artist,

How to draw the line between artistic integrity and profit,

and much much more…

This weeks album review: Bad Religion - Age Of Unreason

This weeks L.T.M. : Album-based listening vs individual songs: Which do you prefer and why?

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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?

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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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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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