RockReviews brings you the latest music reviews of rock and its subgenres. Albums are not only reviewed by their musical merits but also rated by their production. For a while RR is on hiatus - stay tuned for the launch of new site on last quarter of 2012!
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EZDrummer - Multi Layer Drum Sampler [November 9th, 2006]
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Metal news by Blabbermouth:
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Pop & Rock news by RollingStone:
Pharrell Williams, Robin Thicke, T.I. File Appeal Brief on 'Blurred Lines' Verdict - Pharrell Williams, Robin Thicke and T.I. have filed an appeal brief seeking to overturn the "Blurred Lines" trial verdict.Prince's Paisley Park to Open for Public Tours - The late Prince's famed Paisley Park will open for public tours beginning this fall.Gong Co-Founder Gilli Smyth Dead at 83 - Gilli Smyth, a co-founding member of the influential space-rock group Gong, has died at the age of 83.Rick Astley on Benefits of Rickrolling, Taking Cues From Adele - Rick Astley, singer of Eighties smashes like "Never Gonna Give You Up," discusses the upside of Rickrolling and how he learned to love his hit songs.Inside Steve Aoki's Quest for EDM Immortality - Steve Aoki, star of a new Netflix doc, discusses how he went from a painful childhood to EDM superstardom.
General music news by Yahoo:
The Weeknd hints at new music with Daft Punk -
R&B sensation The Weeknd released a snippet of music on Wednesday after hinting at a collaboration with reclusive French electronic duo Daft Punk. The Canadian singer, who a year ago burst into the mainstream with his Grammy-nominated album "The Beauty Behind the Madness," uploaded what appeared to be new music onto Instagram without further visuals or commentary. The track is driven by The Weeknd's distinctively wide-ranging R&B-tinged voice but with a light electronic accompaniment.
Elton John, Britney Spears join Apple Music Festival lineup - LOS ANGELES (AP) ? Elton John, Britney Spears, Alicia Keys and Calvin Harris are among the performers at this year's Apple Music Festival.Universal Music Isn't Fully Banning Streaming Exclusives, But It's Still Scared Of Being Left Behind -
Yesterday reports surfaced about Universal Music Group possibly banning streaming exclusives entirely, but a new report by BuzzFeed?s Reggie Ugwu has revealed a more nuanced approach. An anonymous source close to the label confirmed Universal Music Group?s stance against giving extended exclusives to individual streaming platforms, but also cautioned that it doesn?t amount to a ?blanket ban? against such agreements entirely. Indeed, Universal Music Group may be forced to make some difficult decisions in the future, should artists who are not entirely under its purview ? such as Taylor Swift, who?s signed to independent partner Big Machine Records, and Cash Money?s Drake ? continue to make agreements with the likes of Apple Music and cut UMG out almost entirely.
Reward your ears: 5 gadgets to liven up your music -
ATLANTA (AP) ? Open your ears. What do you hear?
Ex-Cantina 1910 Chef Eyes Lease, Cook County Seeks Music Venues' Taxes, More Intel -
?It must be pure coincidence, but chef Diana Davila ?who left Cantina 1910 in December? is back in the news days after her former restaurant permanently closed. Last year Reider launched his supper club, Pith from his Columbia University dorm room in New York.
NEWS (regarding rockreviews.org):
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We've launched a new section where we feature reviews of music software (mainly plugins, VST, VSTi, DX, DXi) every now and then. We'll usually provide sample mp3 files available for download so you can audition the software. We've also formed a section where all the contests and their respective winners are announced (participation to these giveaways is naturally free).
There's a stripped-down version of RockReviews now available for users with handheld computers (PDA) and mobile phones with web browsing capability. It's called Rough.RockReviews
For the most part, it has the same content as on the main site, though not all sections are included. Every CD and DVD review of music and music videos related to rock and metal can be found there, but software reviews aren't included (so be sure to continue visiting the main site as well).
[Updated on June, 2006/February, 2005]
RockReviews has now an RSS feed http://www.rockreviews.org/rss.php. We recommend using FireFox browser, in order to take the full advantage of this feature. You can click the orange icon on the right corner of the status bar to add a live bookmark. Afterwards you'll be able to check the 10 latest music reviews from the bookmark directly. Quite convenient ;)
Due to Your wishes, we've now updated the feed to show genre on the feed title.
[Miscellaneous Music Industry News]
If you want to download and listen to songs in full length for free prelistening, check out the new electronic music store where you can listen to any song 3 times in full length. In addition to compressed OGG format, you can buy music also in lossless FLAC format there. You have to register to be able to download the prelistening versions (which are free), and to be able to buy songs/albums... It's at Mindawn.com. Please, use rc2f9f3k as a referral code, if you register there as an artist.