Press releases come in all sizes, as in short, long and book length. Edmonton death metal band BLËED took the cake Tuesday with the announcement of their debut album, The Hatred Inside.
What Was Said
What Was Said
Much has changed in the dialogue between the live music industry and the City of Toronto with the election of Mayor John Tory, as the following discussion makes clear. He recently met with Music Canada President Graham Henderson to flesh out what is in the works, and what changes have been made to make the city a more hospitable home for musicians and promoters.
Broadcaster Mark Elliot writes about being the right boy, in the right place, at the wrong time.
"...Do we have to endure a month-long run-up to an LP that'll be over in a week? Testimony to the history of rock's greatest living cockroach who is ultimately irrelevant in today's world?"
The lack of racial diversity and a reluctance bordering on resistance to up the ante and step beyond playing a mostly vanilla tinted jukebox of hits is becoming an embarrassment on mainstream rock radio in Toronto. Finally, someone's blowing the whistle and asking WTF?
The money in the music business is being winnowed down to the one-percentile, but what else is new? Times change, get on board or get out of the way...
"An individual song isn’t going to change the world, but a whole bunch of people singing about an issue and encouraging people to feel the truth of an issue might..."
"As (Marilyn) Manson burned a Holy Bible onstage and did his darnedest to conjure up Nazi imagery, I wondered to myself if the word controversial even applies to him any longer..."
Keith Richards pretty much tells it as he sees it. He says he's not fond of Their Satanic Majesties Request, and even less fond of the Beatles same-era concept album.
Eminem has had a well-documented battle with drug addiction. In a new featured editorial in Men's Journal, Em shares details about his '07 drug overdose, his resulting weight gain, and how he's managed to find a workout plan that has put him back in shape.
"...The Senate report is the kind of map you'd hand to someone you hope will get lost..."