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Artists and Bands

Noel Gallagher Likes the Beatles?

As if Noel Gallagher didn’t already wear his Beatle’s influence on his sleeve, it looks like he is now trying to recruit Ringo to play on a track on the “when is it ever going to be released” next Oasis record. I still like Noel. Liam can be a pain in the ass but Noel seems pretty cool.
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Rock Radio 2.0

The Rock and Roll Report Radio Spotlight is on The Time Machine

I don’t know what impresses me more about The Time Machine. The fact that Michael McCartney actually understands the concept of rock and roll radio by playing cool yet unknown new stuff with classic yet rarely played old stuff or the fact that it is broadcast out of Hawaii. Either way, The Time Machine is great rock and roll radio. Combining old and new rock and roll that you won’t likely hear on your local radio station with inciteful interviews and great gag commercials, The Time Machine is well produced radio done right. Check the website for actual stations and times of broadcast. All I have to do is swing an invite to the studio and I’ll be in double heaven! Great stuff that goes Pop!
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Rock History

Rare Randy Rhoads

If you are a big Randy Rhoads fan like me then you will be pretty jazzed to hear that on Kevin Dubrow’s new website there is an unreleased early Quiet Riot tune called “Come and Gone.” Still depressing to think of what could have been…
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Artists and Bands

Now This is Rock and Roll! The Detonations

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If you are looking for a nice jolt to the synaptic nerves then do yourself a favour and check out The Detonations. They say that they play “old school punk.” Listen to Feel It and Speakereater and tell me if that doesn’t give your eardrums that satisfying buzz you crave. Great stuff and they are on tour now so catch them now when you can.
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Rock on the Net

Downloading for Virgins and Punks

I haven’t talked much about what’s happening in the wild and wooly world of legal downloads lately but there are two services that recently caught my eye.
The first is Download Punk, a download service specifically targeted to serving the punk and indie community. Boasting over 30,000 songs from 120 different labels, Download Punk appears to be quite user friendly with a variety of price points and compatibility with both MP3 and WMA, a smart move in my books.
At the other end of the spectrum is the new Virgin Digital service, currently only available in the United States. I have always been a huge admirer of Richard Branson and the guy definitely has the chutzpa to take on Apple and Microsoft. With over 1,000,000 tracks available in both subscription and paid download formats plus all kinds of cool user interface goodies with their free software, Virgin Digital could make quite the impression in the coming months. The only part that I don’t like is that it only supports the WMA format so Mac and Linux users are out in the cold. Aside from that the service looks like a winner.
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Rock History

Roger Mayne of The Ugly Ducklings R.I.P.

I just heard from Jaimie Vernon of Bullseye Records that Roger Mayne of the legendary Canadian ‘60s band The Ugly Ducklings has passed away at the age of 58. For those of you not familiar with The Ugly Ducklings, Mick Jagger stated in 1966 that they were his favourite Canadian band at the time. R.I.P. Roger.
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Rock and Roll Reads

Just Play It Louder

Another great web-based music magazine, Play it Louder leaves no questions as to where their hearts lie. Play it Louder covers music that should, that must be played loud. Join up for their free Singles Club for some choice free downloads.
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Odds & Sods

Finally! Somebody has come up with a unifying theory of the universe and it hinges on rock and roll!

If you are looking for an answer to what binds us all together, a unifying theory of the universe if you will (and no it is not the force my young padawan) then check out the Unifying Theory of the Universe: Where the worlds of science and garage rock converge! By Professor P. Edwin Letcheinstein. The answers are all there my friends. No need to search any longer.
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Rock Biz

The Great Career Records Talent Search

Just got the news that the fine folks over at Career Records are actively seeking out new talent for their fine record label. If you think that you’ve got what it takes then by all means get those tunes on CD and send them in ASAP. Rock and roll stardom could be around the very next corner!
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Record Labels

The Rock and Roll Report is officially Not Lame!

I am proud to announce that The Rock and Roll Report is now an official Not Lame affiliate. Not Lame are one of the finest purveyors of pure power pop on the planet and now you may fulfill all of your power pop needs through one convenient stop here at The Rock and Roll Report. Thank you for your continuous support. Now go listen to some records you crazy cat!
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