Archive | December, 2014

Tencent, Sony strike China music distribution deal

By Paul Carsten BEIJING (Reuters) – Chinese Internet giant Tencent Holdings Ltd has struck the latest in a string of music distribution deals, this time with Sony Music Entertainment, as it teams up with labels to try to develop China's paid-for music market and curb piracy. The partnership, announced on Tuesday, will give Tencent the […]

Green Day, Lou Reed, Joan Jett, Ringo Starr Lead Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2015 Class

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has officially announced next year’s inductees: Lou Reed, Green Day, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Bill Withers and the Paul Butterfield Blues Band will all join the class of 2015. Ringo Starr will be given the Award For Musical Excellence and…… Source: RollingStone Link: Green Day, […]


Something is rotten in the suburbs of Maryland. Could it be the smell of teen spirit? “Life’s a twitch and then you die,” Two Inch Astronaut’s Sam Rosenberg sings on “Part of Your Scene,” sounding like he’s simultaneously scribbling in someone’s yearbook. The band’s second album is about life passing…… Source: RollingStone Link: Foulbrood

Best of 2014: Music Critic Top Ten Lists

Over the next month, we'll be collecting year-end top 10 album lists from over 130 music critics, publications, record stores, and other sources. Find individual lists and this year's cumulative rankings inside. Read and Post Comments | Get the full article at Metacritic Source: Yahoo Music Link: Best of 2014: Music Critic Top Ten Lists

Fireball of Sulk

This Ohio band’s second release of 2014 bursts with thick guitar riffs, gutsy solos, hummable melodies and the occasional head-scratching lyric. (Example: “Step on my head and press it down/Chew on my bread, it’s on the ground,” from the start-stop grinder “Blankets on the Sun.”) Since rising from the ashes of…… Source: RollingStone Link: Fireball of […]