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Rush Makes It to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

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There is justice! After a long wait, Canada’s greatest rock band, Rush, will go into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In his typical deadpan, bassist Geddy Lee told Rolling Stone that it “made my mom very happy, so that’s worth it.” More importantly for Geddy was that Rush’s fans are thrilled:
But I appreciated [...]

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TSIS Megamix Vol. 1 – The Knocks

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This is a good, short mix from a good DJ/producer team.

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Coachella Threatened to Move Because of Tax

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To hipster (and non-hipster) Leftists who think that raising taxes don’t matter much check out what happened in California with the Coachella music festival:
Next year’s Coachella could be the last in Indio, California, where the music and art festival has taken place since 1999. Indio’s Desert Sun reports the festival’s promoters are warning they will [...]

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Clockwork Angels

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Rush (the band)’s Clockwork Angels is out now. After a few listens I’m amazed how the Canadian power trio balances amazing musical performances with tight compositions. And when some of the songs run over six minutes, that’s saying a lot.
For a taste, here’s “Headlong Flight,” a song that starts with a great bass line and [...]

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VIDEO: Rush — Headlong Flight

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Rush (the band) leaked the song, “Headlong Flight,” off the upcoming Clockwork Angels album. It has a 70s prog rock vibe to it, but tighter. It reminds me of something that would fit well on Moving Pictures. Take a listen and let me know what you think.

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VIDEO: Bear in Heaven – “The Reflection Of You”

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From the I Love You, It’s Cool album.

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VIDEO: LTJ Bukem — “Horizons”

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Avoid the dubstep phenomenon and listen to some good drum and bass music that is the former’s ancestor.

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Rush in Montreal

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This is an accurate depiction of a Rush (the band) show:
Two records were set at the Bell Centre Wednesday night: one for the most sustained air-drumming by a concert audience (one fan brought sticks!) and another for the shortest line-up at the ladies’ bathroom.
Tomorrow night in Baltimore, I’ll be with a mess of Rush fans, [...]

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Katy Perry – Teenage Dream (Dave Aude Club Mix)

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Katy Perry’s “Teenage Dream” has a good hook. It’s pleasantly stuck in my head right now. Enjoy the Dave Aude remix.
Katy Perry – Teenage Dream (Dave Aude Club Mix) by DJ Peewee

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“Circle” by Big Head Todd and the Monsters

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Live from Club Med, Turks and Caicos, April 22, 2009:

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Ronnie James Dio, RIP

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While I wasn’t a fan, Ronnie James Dio had a big following, and you can tell from 80s hair metal he was very influential to other lead singers.
When reading about Dio dying of cancer I learned that before his own band and fronting Black Sabbath he was lead singer for the Deep Purple off-shoot Rainbow. [...]

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Top 5 Little Wing Covers

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Inspired by a discussion on Twitter I dug around finding some of the best covers of Jimi Hendrix’s classic “Little Wing.” It might be Hendrix’s most beautiful song. It doesn’t have the ferocity and power of “Purple Haze” or “All Along the Watchtower” (itself a cover). It’s delicate in its lyrics (“butterflies and moon beams” [...]

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BREAKING: Vancouver Olympics Steals Logo From Rush

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If you’ve been following my tweets you know my new-found dislike for the host country of the 2010 Winter Olympics. All Canada had to do was let Rush play in the opening ceremony. They let me, Rush fans, and their own country down.
My exclusive reporting has turned up an interesting twist to the “Dissing Rush” [...]

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The Cult – “In the Clouds (Live)”

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This riff is amazing:

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Why Nirvana’s Nevermind Is Overrated

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A Twitter chat tonight with @LizMair, @ToddThurman, @CalebHowe, and others involved the supposed greatness of Nirvana. There’s no doubt they altered popular music for the better when Nevermind was unleased in 1991. But they’re also the most overrated band in modern times. Critics and supposed smart people too often speak of Nirvana in the same [...]

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