Monday, July 15, 2002
 
Ozzy Osbourne, Just Kidding
By BEN RATLIFF

...oes rearing three entitled American children hinder one's parenting skills with three generations of heavy-metal fans?
The Ozzfest 2002 tour, now tromping through America, is ostensibly about mainstream teenage aggression, and "The Osbournes," gearing up for an expensive new season on MTV, is ostensibly about reality television. But what they're really about is the fascination and revulsion of a new generation of teenagers toward their parents.

The current crop of high schoolers have become casual experts on addiction, conditional love, midlife crises, dirty-bomb dread and the drama of the gifted child: everything's on the Web, and these specific issues fill increasingly self-pitying, self-analytical songs of new-metal music. On "The Osbournes," as in a lot of American life, the lines of responsibility are all twisted: children assume the roles of adults, adults assume the roles of children. And then they c...




Friday, July 05, 2002
 
Music Labels Plant Online Decoys, Mull Lawsuits
Wed Jul 3, 4:46 PM ET
By Sue Zeidler
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The music industry is adding more firepower to its arsenal in the fight against online piracy, planting "decoys" on free peer-to-peer services and considering lawsuits against individual song-swappers, sources said on Wednesday.

Many large record labels have resorted to what is known as "spoofing," by hiring companies to distribute "decoy" files that are empty or do not work in order to frustrate would-be downloaders of movies and music.
"Spoofing is just one example of a lawful and appropriate self-help measure available to the labels to respond to the growing problem of peer-to-peer network piracy. It also happens to confirm the adage 'you get what you pay for,"' said a spokesman for the Recording Industry Association of America ( news - web sites), the trade association for the big labels.
Overpeer, a New York-based software firm funded by South Korea ( news - web sites)'s SK Group, is one firm helping the industry disguise online files to thwart unauthorized swapping.
"Companies that provide heavily pirated music, films and software are making a strong commitment to protect their content," said Marc Morgenstern, Overpeer's chief executive, who said such activity was increasing "on all fronts."
Additionally, sources said the RIAA, which represents music giants like Bertelsmann AG ( news - web sites)

So there.




 
Music Labels Plant Online Decoys, Mull Lawsuits
Wed Jul 3, 4:46 PM ET
By Sue Zeidler
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The music industry is adding more firepower to its arsenal in the fight against online piracy, planting "decoys" on free peer-to-peer services and considering lawsuits against individual song-swappers, sources said on Wednesday.

Many large record labels have resorted to what is known as "spoofing," by hiring companies to distribute "decoy" files that are empty or do not work in order to frustrate would-be downloaders of movies and music.
"Spoofing is just one example of a lawful and appropriate self-help measure available to the labels to respond to the growing problem of peer-to-peer network piracy. It also happens to confirm the adage 'you get what you pay for,"' said a spokesman for the Recording Industry Association of America ( news - web sites), the trade association for the big labels.
Overpeer, a New York-based software firm funded by South Korea ( news - web sites)'s SK Group, is one firm helping the industry disguise online files to thwart unauthorized swapping.
"Companies that provide heavily pirated music, films and software are making a strong commitment to protect their content," said Marc Morgenstern, Overpeer's chief executive, who said such activity was increasing "on all fronts."
Additionally, sources said the RIAA, which represents music giants like Bertelsmann AG ( news - web sites)


Monday, July 01, 2002
 

Ephedra no cause for panic
Mon Jul 1, 6:29 AM ET
Jacob Sullum
The famously drug-free Mormons, who have long abstained from tea and coffee, instead used to drink a beverage made from a desert plant called ephedra. The National Football League is determined not to let its players -- who make a living by slamming into each other and getting knocked to the ground -- behave so recklessly.

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Today, the NFL begins randomly testing its players for ephedrine, the mild stimulant in ''Mormon tea.'' Ephedrine is an ingredient in over-the-counter cold and allergy remedies and, in its raw form, nutritional supplements used by football players to lose weight and get pumped before games. Any player who tests positive for it will be subject to a four-game suspension.
The NFL's ephedrine ban illustrates how easy it is to whip Americans into a panic about drugs.
Ephedra, also known as ma huang in the Chinese variety, can be hazardous in high doses, especially for people with pre-existing cardiovascular problems. But it is used safely by millions of Americans every year.
The professional alarmists at Public Citizen count ''well over 100 deaths reported to the FDA ( news - web sites) (among) people using ephedra


 
Faster Pussycat Official BBS - powered by XMB When I saw them in Pittsburgh they were first then Winger, then Cindererella then Poison. From memory, the songs were:
1. These Boots
2. Bathroom Wall
3. Cat House
4. Hellbound
5. Slip of the Tongue (4 and 5 could be reversed)
6. Houser of Pain
7. Shut Up and F*ck

Sunday, June 30, 2002
 
Pittsburgh Review

First off, I've got to give a big cyber hug and high five to Ravyn the ticket queen (who is even cooler in person....and quite easy on the eyes as well) for the seats...we were front row center and what a freaking show.

All of the Pittsburgh fans got a little bit of an extra treat as well...as Pretty Boy Floyd played on the side stage before FPC went on. Floyd rocked!! They played all the rocking songs off their first album plus Junkie Girl. Toast of the Town sounded incredible.

Now....the Pussycat boys....Let me touch on the outfits briefly....anyone that takes what they are wearing seriously, is a moron.....it is so obvious that is done more out of humor than anything...But still the music is what matters the most and they kicked ass. These Boots is such a cool opener....they then went into Cathouse, Slip of The Tongue, Hellbound, House of Pain, Bathroom Wall and Shut Up and Fuck.....we were so close to Taime when he was singing House of Pain....I could actually hear him drawing on his cigarette. And I must add that Muscat is the man....very cool, and definitely not camera shy....and this is the first time I've seen Chad playing drums....he flat out blew me away

The rest of the show was very cool as well. Winger gets dissed a lot, but they are good musicians and they sounded really well. Cinderella just flat outs kicks ass and Poison, when they are on, they are really on and last night they


Wednesday, June 26, 2002
 
Soulseek A: To run a Soulseek server, you'll need a Linux box, preferrably on a fast connection. It's also recommended that you run a version of the Linux kernel of the 2.4.x series or later, to avoid having the server overuse the CPU (has to do with the way the poll() call is implemented). Download the server executable here, place it in a directory of its own and execute using:

nohup ./server &

To set the login message, create a file in the same directory named "message", and put the login message text in it. The server polls this file at startup and every few minutes.
For people to see the server and be able to log onto it, it needs to be indexed. I haven't worked on a way to automate this yet, so just mail the name, description and DNS of your server to nirarbel@yifan.net and I'll add it to the index as soon as I get the email.


Tuesday, June 25, 2002
 
KNAC.COM - News - Pure Rock Newswire The Cult’s Live In Los Angeles DVD, which was shot in October of last year, is due to be issued in Japan on July 24th. A North American/European release is expected a short time later. Live In Los Angeles reportedly contains 18 songs and has a running time of 87 minutes.

 
KNAC.COM - News - Pure Rock Newswire Vocalist Mike Patton (Tomahawk) has lent his talents to the West Memphis Three benefit album. Patton laid his vocals down on the Black Flag classic "Six Pack" performed by Mother Superior, the backing band of former Black Flag frontman Henry Rollins, who is leading the project. The as-yet-untitled album, which is scheduled to be released through Sanctuary Records in October, will include appearances by Patton, Slipknot vocalist Corey Taylor, Iggy Pop, Hank Williams III (Superjoint Ritual), Ice T, and members of Rancid, among others.

 
KNAC.COM - News - Pure Rock Newswire Blabbermouth.net reports that vocalist/ guitarist Jerry Cantrell, guitarist Dimebag Darrell (Pantera), guitarist/singer Chad Kroeger (Nickelback), and vocalist Dallas Smith (Default) have had reportedly had discussions about a future all-star collaboration. However, the combo hasn't gotten past the talking stage, according to Cantrell. "Chad and I have talked about doing something, but we haven't really taken it any further than that," said the guitarist. "So, of course I'd love to do something with Darrell, anytime."

 
KNAC.COM - News - Pure Rock Newswire Vocalist Lemmy Kilmister (Motorhead) will release his memoirs, White Line Fever - Lemmy: The Autobiography, on November 4th through Simon & Schuster, according to Kerrang! Magazine. The hardback version will be priced £16.99.

 
KNAC.COM - News - Pure Rock Newswire Megadeth alumni David Ellefson (bass), Jimmy DeGrasso (drums), Al Pitrelli (guitar) and Marty Friedman (guitar) have formed a new band together, and are in search of vocalist. A band moniker has yet to be disclosed. To audition for the vocalist opening, please send material (i.e. CD/tape, photo, bio, etc.) to Entertainment Services Unlimited at:
Entertainment Services Unlimited
Main Street Plaza 1000
Suite 303
Voorhees, NJ 08043

 
KNAC's Junkman Recaps The Scorps/Dio/Purple Gig In Vegas

By Junkman, On-Air Personality
Thursday, June 20, 2002 @ 3:09 PM

KNAC's Beloved DJ, Junkman, Recaps The "Big Three" In A Monstrous Night of Metal In Las Vegas

The “Big Three.” No, I’m not talking about sports championships, or even rules about life or business that your mother and father or teacher told you to remember. Growing up in the 1970’s like I did, and being a rock fan, especially British rock of that period, the “Big Three” meant the three biggest bands in the world. Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, and Deep Purple. These were the three bands responsible for the term “Heavy Metal.” Everyone who has ever turned on a radio or picked up a musical instrument since 1970 is aware of the magnitude of these bands and the influence they would have on generations to come.
Led Zeppelin foremost, was the most popular. With their legendary live shows, wild road stories, and, of course, the staying power of their music on mass media, right up to this day, Zep has, and will always be, for most, the unofficial “Kings of Metal.” When drummer John Bonham died and Zeppelin ceased to be, they also established themselves as martyrs. Ask anyone in the business to name the biggest band ever in heavy metal, and 9 times out of 10, the answer will be Led Zeppelin. Black Sabbath, especially recently, over the last few years h


Monday, June 24, 2002
 
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Hotmail Message soulseek.org has proven to be the best for me so far.. followed by winmx..
mediaseek sucked as did filetopia

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