I just wanted to take a moment to wish everyone a happy Labor Day! And also thank everyone who has supported me, the Afternoon Show, and this web page all summer long! The E-mails and calls of support have been great and overwhelming.
On to music news, just when you think MTV doesn't still have a heavy hand in how we (and by we I mean an older adult generation that left MTV behind many moons ago) get our music, they've come up with another creative way to release an album and songs from some of our favorite artists. Artists I think we can all agree have left MTV behind many moons ago.
Full albums from Foo Fighters, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and others will arrive as playable downloads for Rock Band 2, according to RollingStone.com. The downloads will begin arriving in the months following the video game's September release, with Foo Fighters' The Colour and the Shape, the Chili Peppers' Blood Sugar Sex Magik and Jane's Addiction's Nothing's Shocking reportedly among the titles making the list. Publisher MTV Games decided to add more full records to the game's second edition after downloads of Judas Priest's Screaming for Vengeance and Pixies' Doolittle were successful after the first Rock Band's release.
Rock Band 2 will arrive on Xbox 360 on September 14th, and will be available for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2 and Wii systems later this year.
A total of 84 tracks will come with the game itself, including a new song from Guns N' Roses, plus tunes from Pearl Jam, Metallica, the Allman Brothers, Paramore, Modest Mouse, Nirvana, the Who, Jimmy Eat World, Bon Jovi and many more.
The game will include the first and so far only video game appearances of songs by AC/DC and Bob Dylan, who have contributed "Let There Be Rock" and "Tangled Up in Blue" respectively.
Overall I do think this is great for music. Any chance that you can expose Dylan, Allman Brothers, The Who, to younger generations that most likely wouldn't discover them till many years later if at all, is wonderful!
Hoping you are taking advantage of this gorgeous weekend...
Happy Labor Day everyone!!!