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Daily Archives: November 8, 2011

Paul Is Dead, The 27 Club and Faked Deaths – Rock ‘n’ Roll Conspiracies That Never Die

Since its earliest incarnation in the 1950’s, rock ‘n’ roll music has long been dubbed the devil’s music by religious groups and fundamentalists who didn’t care for the effects the music was having on the youth of the day.  From Elvis’ swivelling hips causing a sexual revolution to Judas Priest inciting satanic serial killings, popular music of the last century is deeply steeped in mythology and its fare share of conspiracy theories.

The most common or popular conspiracies in rock range from the merely coincidental to the completely absurd, and today we take a look at our Top-4 Rock n Roll Conspiracies…why four you ask?

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The Beach Boys & U2 Deliver Timeless Classics With 45 Years Of History Between Them In This Week’s RDIO Cure With Perry Schwartz

Last week I said I wouldn’t be reviewing any compilations or greatest hits releases as part of the RDIO column, but after listening to U2’s incredible reissue celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Achtung Baby as well as the finally released Smile Sessions Box Set by The Beach Boys I’ve changed my mind.  If you’re seeking incredible and timeless music, these are good places to start.

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 launches tonight, but Mat Langford’s Gaming World will preview the first few levels for you now!

Tonight is the night so many people have been waiting for! Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is now out, and you can bet there will be a whole lot of sick days used up today. There are midnight launches taking place everywhere, and having been at one of the MW2’s midnight release parties at Gamestop last year, it will be a joyous night for some pretty hardcore gamers.

Fans line up for the launch of Modern Warfare 2 last year.

Fans line up for the launch of Modern Warfare 2 last year.

I became the envy of the vast majority of my friends when I received a pre-release copy of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 on Friday. I popped the game in my system and was immediately greeted by a slew of messages wondering how I had gotten it so early, and how others could get their hands on it. I mean, today – the actual release date of the game – was SO far off! I closed all the messages – I simply couldn’t wait to get started – got comfortable, and started the main campaign. It was completely awesome. Here’s a rundown of my experience so far.

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