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Beyonce's Drummer Quits & Files Restraining Order Over "Extreme Witchcraft"

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In today's weird but true news, Beyoncé's ex-drummer Kimberly Thompson has filed a restraining order against the singer over allegations of "extreme witchcraft" and even the death of her baby kitten on tour. Kimberly Thompson, Beyoncé's Drummer of 7 Years The Background Development Beyoncé, who in her early days with Destiny's Child was a devout […]

The Best Fuzz Pedals to Get That High-Gain, Girthy, Vintage Distortion

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Click here to jump straight to the reviews! Distortion and overdrive are all fine and dandy, but sometimes you want to really push it to the limit with some ripping fuzz. And by ripping I mean the sound of the woofers in your amp being torn to shreds. In a studio in 1961, Grady Martin […]

The Best Distortion Pedals to Growl the Crunchy Harmonics

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Click here to jump straight to the reviews! Newcomers to the guitar and bass world often ask the obvious question about the difference between the distortion effect and that of overdrive and fuzz. Even experienced musicians tend to think the last two are sub-types of distortion, but that's not correct when it comes to pedal […]

The Best Overdrive Pedals to Push Your Gain Into Warm Tube Paradise

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Click here to jump straight to the reviews! Guitar players have been praising and taking advantage of the subtle sounds of the overdrive effect for half a century now. Although overdriving your amplifier was considered a mistake before, by the early 1960's rock bands were purposefully creating this effect  with their amps as engineers scrambled […]

The Music Modernization Act is One Step Closer to Paying Us Fair Streaming Royalties

Updated: Industry News

Music licensing laws have been screwed up for a long time now... on the order of decades. So many people get their flat fees when an album is recorded, pressed, and sold. The mixing, mastering, and recording engineers, the record executives, the marketing team, video directors and editors... even the roadies on tour are on […]

Metallica Makes Peace With Cover Band After Sending Threatening 41 Page Letter

Updated: Lessons

Here we go now with another silly Metallica legal scandal. File this one under 'Legal Lessons.' Before you get your pitchforks out and start to burn your Black Album (if St. Anger didn't get it first), I want to offer up some context into this sort of thing. When you get to Metallica's level, you […]

Autechre's Flutter Vs. The Criminal Justice & Public Order Act of 1994

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In the United Kingdom, circa the late 1980's and early 1990's, the rave culture had grown to its peak manifestation. From the party-goers' perspective, ravers were mostly young people having a good time. But from the viewpoint of the local and national governments it wasn't quite such a simple picture. The Rave Problem of the […]

Post Malone's Plane to Make Emergency Landing

Updated: Industry News

Post Malone, the current king of the pop charts (more news on this below!), performed at the MTV Video Music Awards (VMA's) last night before taking off on a private plane this morning for London where he was scheduled to perform again. One day after performing at the VMA's & breaking industry records, Post Malone […]

The Eagles Soar Past Michael Jackson's Thriller for Best-Selling Album

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It was only a few days ago when I mentioned once again that Michael Jackson's Thriller album was the best-selling album of all time. Things can change seemingly fast, but it was a long road for The Eagles before they finally usurped the King of Pop's number one spot. The Eagles Dethrone Thriller Today is […]

Childish Gambino Accused of Copyright Infringement in 'This is America'

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Life comes at you fast. And we all know what they say about Karma. Donald Glover, performing as Childish Gambino, vocalist on 'This is America' This is America's Success Childish Gambino experienced a tremendous success with his recent outrage-baiting single and music video entitled 'This is America,' in which he repeats a lot of nonsensical […]

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