Category Archives: Explanations

Dream Theater Release Statement Regarding Portnoy

Posted by on September 9, 2010

While the metal community is wrapping its head around the news from last night that Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy is leaving Dream Theater to pursue, well, anything but Dream Theater, the band have released a statement saying that they’re carrying on without him, and will begin recording the follow-up to Black Clouds and Silver […]

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‘New York Times’ Article Stupidly Associates Vinyl Boost With Gaming

Posted by on December 9, 2009

To be fair, the following quote is attributed to a Best Buy salesman, who should be the last authority on the subject, but its context seems to imply the Old Gray Lady buys it: He suggested that video games deserved some credit for the resurgence of interest in vinyl albums and turntables. Popular games like […]

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Burst Appendix Felled Slipknot’s Jordison

Posted by on August 28, 2009

Slipknot’s mysterious tour cancellation/hospital scare this week was due to a burst appendix for drummer Joey Jordison. He’ll be fine. Which is good, because I’ve had enough metal band drama this summer.

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Dave Ellefson Explains Royalties

Posted by on August 4, 2009

If the wonderful world of artist royalties is a mystery to you, you should really just pick up a copy of Donald Passman’s All You Need To Know About The Music Industry and learn information critical to an artist or anyone looking to get in the business. The basics are actually a lot less complicated […]

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