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Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014

William Gibson's cyberpunk novel turns 30

William Gibson, one of the most innovative science fiction writers of the last 30 years, invented “cyberpunk” with the publication of his novel Neuromancer in 1984. Since then, cyberpunk has become a pervasive influence on rock music and films, impacting style and content. Musicians and filmmakers such as Sonic
Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012

We Walk the Line: A Celebration of the Music of Johnny Cash (Legacy)

This CD/DVD set and Blu-ray disc live concert is a moving testament to the great American life of Johnny Cash. Cash embodied integrity, suffering, perseverance, redemption, hard-won truth and generosity of spirit, especially for the downtrodden... 
04.01.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
It seems believable enough: Nine Inch Nails has released yet another out-of-nowhere free download album, but, yeah, it's an April Fool's Day joke. This one's pretty good, though, since it's unusually mean-spirited, and further escalates the amazing Trent Reznor/Chris Cornell feud, with Reznor touting a Timbaland-produced dance album called Strobe Light. Reznor poses for the cover with a badass pai...
05.05.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
One of my pet peeves is bands offering "free" online albums that are anything but. Radiohead started the trend, releasing a an album with a (temporary) pay-what-you'd-like pricing planbut also offering expensive deluxe editions of the album, then charging regular CD price for the disc. They came up with a lucrative business model and profited greatly, yet were hailed for their altruism. (R...
03.03.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
Nine Inch Nails unveiled yesterday a new, 36-song instrumental album with a distinctly Radiohead-ish marketing scheme. Like In Rainbows, Ghosts I � IV was recorded relatively quickly and released without advanced notice. Part of the album is available for as a free download, but for fans that like to buy up, they can drop as much as $75 on a deluxe hard copy. Before I continue, an impor...

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