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The upcoming tour line-up for the band Nine Inch Nails has been announced via the official NIN website message board. Frontman Trent Reznor comments, “I am very excited about this and we f***ing sound great. I’ve been saying I’ve wanted this incarnation of the band to be a departure and now it truly is.” The “group” now consists of guitarist ... Read More »

Esthero – We R In Need of a Musical Revolution

The Toronto music scene is more than well aware of the musical contributions of local artist J. Englishman. I used to run into Englishman’s sister, Jenny-Bea, browsing through the thrift stores of Kensington Market or checking out the bookshelves at The Eternal Moment Bookstore on Bloor Street. Just a few paces away from this bookstore is (now the one and ... Read More »

Music 10 Years After Kurt

Every April it hits me… the rapes/murders/suicides that tainted the grunge scene in 1994, the passing of Layne Staley, and all the angst and tragedy and darkness associated with a genre of music that once meant so much to me and my life. Maybe it still does. And what WAS grunge anyway? That’s like trying to figure out what PUNK ... Read More »

Virgin Reluctant to Back New Cracker Release

On July 28th in the UK, alt rock / folk band Cracker will release a CD of 9 songs, including a Springsteen cover called “Sinaloa Cowboys.” Virgin withdrew support of the record, stating that it did not meet “commercial expectations” Frontman Dave Lowery stated that “It’s not a funny record, it’s not supposed to be. It’s kind of become something ... Read More »

Pixies Reunion?

Pixies frontman Frank Black has revealed that The Pixies still get together and jam, and a reunion is far from out of the question. Black told London radio station XFM: “I do dream about the Pixies reunion I do have to say. It’s like those schoolboy dreams when you don’t do your homework and you don’t study for the test, ... Read More »

Coldplay to Release Special Single

Coldplay will be releasing 1000 copies of an alternate version of the song “Clocks” on July 14th in th UK. To me “Clocks” sounds like some sort of strange 80s throwback, at best. This has to be my least favorite Coldplay song yet. At least “The Scientist” can brng a tear to my eye over my current geogrpahical dilema. The ... Read More »

Radiohead Announce Second Leg of Tour

Radiohead has added the following dates to their current tour: September 23 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheater September 25 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl September 26 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl October 1 – Houston, TX – Woodlands Pavilion October 2 – New Orleans, LA – Kiefer UNO Lakefront Arena October 4 – West ... Read More »

Stones Will Play In SARS-Shaken Toronto

Let’s face it. One has more of a chance of contracting a dis-ease by hanging out with the Rolling Stones as opposed to catching SARS from, say, riding the subway in Toronto, Ontario. Now, artists such as Justin Timberlake (who just earlier this month no-showed in Vancouver on the Stripped/Justified tour) will join the aging Stones in a benefit to ... Read More »

Morcheeba’s Greatest

Morcheeba have a “Best Of” album already? Yup, you heard that right. It seems like after the disappionting “Fragments of Freedom” my interest for this band all but dropped off the face of the earth. I’m not too familiar with “Charango” and I much preffered the mellower and much less commercial sounding “Big Calm” In fact, to this day the ... Read More »

Dead Kennedys Beat Out Biafra In Court

The rights that determine how the Dead Kennedy’s back catalogue is distributed are now back in the hands of the entire band. This ends years of dispute between original frontman Jello Biafra and the other members of the legendary punk band. Recently, it was announced that Biafra must pay royalties and damages amounting to $220,000. >>full story Read More »