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Music CD/DVD reviews:

Artist: Album:
Rating (0-10):
Almana ShchoraPhantom Pain (2010) [ CD ]
8.0
Against The PlaguesDecoding The Mainframe (2010) [ CD ]
8.5
ExodusExhibit B: The Human Condition (2010) [ CD ]
9.0
EversinDivina Distopia (2010) [ CD ]
8.0
MortemiaMisere Mortem (2010) [ CD ]
8.0

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Two latest interviews:

Thomas S. Englund (Evergrey) [March, 2011]
Al Pitrelli (Trans-Siberian Orchestra) [April, 2010]

Featured music software review:

EZDrummer - Multi Layer Drum Sampler [November 9th, 2006]

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Metal news by Blabbermouth:

Pop & Rock news by RollingStone:

  • Flashback: Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton Bring Hair and Harmony to Johnny Cash Show -

    Something to be thankful for this (and every) Thanksgiving: that country music gave us musicians like Dolly Parton and Willie Nelson. A bonus? The time those two icons performed together for a 1983 TV special that also featured Kris Kristofferson and Brenda Lee, both of whom had appeared alongside Parton and Nelson on a 1982...

  • Joni Mitchell Reveals Why She Nixed Taylor Swift-Starring Biopic -

    In April 2012, it was reported that Taylor Swift was in talks to portray folk legend and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Joni Mitchell in the big-screen adaptation of Girls Like Us, a book that focuses on the impact of Mitchell, Carol King and Carly Simon. As recently as October 2012, Swift...

  • Watch Jake Owen Shed His Summery Image in Stark 'What We Ain't Got' Video -

    By now, Jake Owen has explained many times why he felt compelled to record Travis Meadows' moving ballad, "What We Ain't Got": The tune, warning about a grass-is-greener mentality, connected with Owen on a personal, visceral level. But when it came time to film a video for his current single, the singer...

  • Watch Former Civil Wars Singer Joy Williams Duet With Paramore's Hayley Williams -

    It's been four months since the Civil Wars came to a close — not with a peaceful truce, but with a sad ceasefire prompted by problems that the duo wouldn't announce (and couldn't resolve) — and bandmate Joy Williams has a found a new duet partner… even if it's just...

  • Kurt Cobain Doc 'Montage of Heck' to Premiere on HBO in 2015 -

    Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the first fully authorized documentary about the late Nirvana frontman, will see release on HBO in 2015. The film is the first to be made with the cooperation of Cobain's family, and was written, directed and produced by Oscar-nominee Brett Morgen (On the Ropes, Crossfire Hurricane).

    Morgen and...

  • General music news by Yahoo:

  • Timberlake celebrates return to music with second No. 1 album this year -

    U.S. singer-sonwriter Justin Timberlake performs at the Rock in Rio Music Festival in Rio de JaneiroBy Piya Sinha-Roy LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Pop singer Justin Timberlake scored his second chart-topping album this year on Wednesday as his latest record debuted at No. 1 on the weekly Billboard 200 album chart, capping the singer's successful return to the musical spotlight. Timberlake's "The 20/20 Experience - 2 of 2," which follows the first set of 10 songs released in March this year, sold 350,000 copies in its first week, according to figures compiled by Nielsen SoundScan. The first installment of "The 20/20 Experience" sold 968,000 copies, the biggest opening week sales of the year so ...


  • Macklemore & Ryan Lewis lead American Music Awards nominations -

    Kelly Clarkson and Will.i.am speak during announcement of 2013 American Music Awards nominations press conference in New YorkBy Patricia Reaney NEW YORK (Reuters) - Hip-hop artists Macklemore & Ryan Lewis scored the most American Music Awards nominations on Thursday with nods in six categories, followed by country-pop star Taylor Swift and singer Justin Timberlake with five each. The duo will compete in the top category, artist of the year, against singer Bruno Mars, Swift, Timberlake and pop singer Rihanna, who collected four nominations. Also getting four nominations were country music pair Florida Georgia Line and R&B singer Robin Thicke. Rapper will.i. ...


  • Taylor Swift to receive country music songwriting award -

    Swift poses at the premiere of "Romeo and Juliet" in Los AngelesLOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Country-pop singer Taylor Swift will be honored as this year's songwriter and artist of the year by the Nashville Songwriters Association International, making her the only artist to win the award six times, her record company said on Wednesday. The 23-year-old singer and writer of pop crossover hits "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" and "I Knew You Were Trouble" will be officially named the award's recipient on Sunday, Big Machine Records said. The annual award recognizes country music's songwriters who scored top 30 hits during the past year. ...


  • Rumour has it: Rocker Graham Parker is back -

    File photo of Graham Parker arriving at the premiere of the movie "This is 40" at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in HollywoodBy Angus MacSwan LONDON (Reuters) - Decades on from his days as an angry young rocker, a role in a Hollywood movie playing an ageing musician struggling to make a comeback has helped give a new lease of life to Graham Parker. In the movie, Judd Apatow's "This is 40", the bid fails. In the real world, however, things are going pretty well for the 62-year-old London native. He's brought out a well-received album, a documentary and a concert film with his reunited backing band, the Rumour. In late October they play their first British dates in 31 years. The London show sold out straight away. ...


  • Pogues' guitarist Phil Chevron dies at 56 from cancer - LONDON (Reuters) - Guitarist Phil Chevron of the Anglo-Irish folk-punk band the Pogues died on Tuesday at the age of 56 after a long battle with cancer, the band said. Chevron joined the Pogues in 1984 and became a core member as the group made its name internationally in the 1980s and early 1990s with albums including "Rum, Sodomy and The Lash" and "If I Should Fall From Grace With God". Chevron, whose real name was Philip Ryan, wrote the band's popular ballad "Thousands Are Sailing". "He was unique. We'll miss him terribly. ...

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    [July, 2006]
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    [April, 2006]
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    [February, 2005]
    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]
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    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.

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