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These are the news articles that appears on amIright for July 2008. You can also check out the Front Page Roar monthly articles index for articles from other months.

The Turtles diagram how they were screwed over by 8 different managers

Posted by ChuckyG, July 10, 2008
Ever hear a band complain about their managers?  Well here's a band that had a very legitimate gripe about all the ways they were swindled and cheated out of money by the various managers they had.  They need a white board to try and diagram all the different ones they had over the years they were popular.

YouTube Video

The biggest rock concert you can attend - audible over 65 acres!

Posted by ChuckyG, July 8, 2008
Deep within the underground labyrinth of the Luray Caverns, Virginia, USA is what is likely to be the world?s largest and awe inspiring musical instrument: The Great Stalactite Organ.


The Great Stalactite Organ may be the oldest naturally formed lithophone that has a customized organ console to utilize 37 of the cave formations. Initially, volunteers did performances manually until the concept for the organ was designed and installed in 1956 by Leland W. Sprinkle. Three years were spent finding suitable stalactites to produce the specific note. Each of the selected stalactites was then wired a mallet, creating manual control solenoids, activated by the appropriate organ key on the console.

Check out the pics and a YouTube video at the link below.  Very cool.

Full story at Environmental Graffiti

Better Than The Van - Couches to crash on for touring bands

Posted by ChuckyG, July 7, 2008
Most touring bands end up sleeping inside of their cramped little touring van when they're trying to get their start.  This is a community of people willing to offer up their couches to struggling bands so they have somewhere halfway decent to stay while their trying to keep their expenses to a minimum.

Better Than The Van

How to tour smart - Teaching bands how to tour and make money

Posted by ChuckyG, July 6, 2008
This is one of those things that bands have to (painfully) learn through trial and error.  This book and DVD however sound like exactly the type of thing any aspiring musician should read and absorb before attempting to make the leap to becoming a full time musician.

Drummer Martin Atkins spent the 1980s and 90s performing and touring the world in such bands as Public Image Ltd., Killing Joke, Ministry, Nine Inch Nails and his own band Pigface ? bands that have both packed stadiums and struggled to fill the tiniest of clubs. Through all of that, he's seen firsthand the pitfalls awaiting all naive rockers ? everything from poor gas mileage on tour vans to getting stiffed by club managers at the end of a set ? and he has come to know the basic rules that apply to all touring musicians.

Full story at NPR

Coldplay drives woman into frenzied attack at Karoake bar

Posted by ChuckyG, July 3, 2008
As soon as the man on stage started singing about the stars in his best Chris Martin impersonation, the woman reportedly said: "Oh, no, not that song. I can't stand that song!"

Witnesses said her distaste for Coldplay quickly took a violent turn, and she leaped at the would-be crooner, shouting expletives and telling him that his singing "sucked," while expressing the same opinion of the song, according to a Seattle police report.

Can't say I blame her... talk about an overplayed song.

Full Story at Seatlle PI

When you think shoes, you think Kurt Cobain right?

Posted by ChuckyG, July 3, 2008
Courtney Love has found more meat on the Cobain corpse to strip for coke money I guess.  Or maybe she thought "Rape Me" was meant to be taken literally.

Kurt Cobain Chuck Taylor All Stars

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