Panic No More. . . .New Album On The Way

Panic! At The Disco, via Brendon Urie, recently said that their long awaited upcoming album (due out after July 22) will somewhat resemble the band’s rockin’ debut disc entitled A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out (2005).

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Said Urie:

“The plan is to finish up the album. It’s just so close now! Getting that done is going to take up a lot of our time. I have 10 or 11 songs written that are huge candidates to be on the album, and I’m just going to keep writing. That’s plenty of songs to make an album, but what I like to do now is write about 15 or 16 songs, and pick my 10 or 11 favorites that I feel share the same message and mentality to go on the album and essentially become this yearbook.”

Panic! is a Beato’s Blog favorite and we can’t wait for this new record to be out.  Look for our review on it.

 Streaming?. . . Neil Young Says No Way!

Ya know because of technology and artists’ rights, we have been telling you about who is, and who is not, deciding to stream their music.  For example, AC/DC has just signed on however, Prince has largely signed off the streaming wagon.  The issue, for most artists, has been whether they are being fairly compensated.   Well, leave it to Neil Young to reinvent reasons not to stream.  Young, 69, yesterday said that he won’t allow streaming not because he is not being fairly compensated, but because of poor sound quality.  Holy Motorcycle Mama! Said Young:

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 “I don’t need my music to be devalued by the worst quality in the history of broadcasting or any other form of distribution.  I don’t feel right allowing this to be sold to my fans. It’s bad for my music.”

Young, notable for telling others to keep “rockin’ in the free world” under a “harvest moon,” has been known to create his own “hurricanes.”  No reason you should stop now Neil, you “old man.”

Well That Does Impress Me Much!

It’s good to see Canadian performer Shania Twain is going out in style.  Twain’s Rock This Country tour is posting sell out after sell out as Shania is slated to 60 North American cities through October.  Indeed, the tour has grossed $19.3 million in sales from 15 shows at the first 11 venues on the 18-week jaunt.  Twain last toured 11 years ago behind the 2002 release of her fourth — and most recent — album Up!.

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Indeed Shania, “you’re still the one.”

 

KEN “K BO” BIEDZYNSKI
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