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Strange & Funny Music News -> September 2008 Archive

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

Heart none too pleased about GOP use of their song Barracuda

Posted by ChuckyG, September 5, 2008
The song was chosen as a would-be cute tie-in to Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's past?"Barracuda" was her high school nickname.

Only problem, campaign officials failed to ask either the group, Universal Music Publishing or Sony BMG whether the song was fair game to use. It wasn't.

not the first time this year either...

John Mellencamp, Jackson Browne and Boston have all previously made noise about the GOP's unauthorized use of their songs during this year's campaign.

Full story at Entertainment Weekly

Music tastes link to personality

Posted by ChuckyG, September 5, 2008
The genre of music you tend to prefer says alot about your personality according to a professor in the UK.

"One of the most surprising things is the similarities between fans of classical music and heavy metal. They're both creative and at ease but not outgoing.

"The general public has held a stereotype of heavy metal fans being suicidally depressed and of being a danger to themselves and society in general. But they are quite delicate things."

Full Story at the BBC

The inspiration behind Guns n' Roses' "Welcome to the Jungle"

Posted by ChuckyG, September 1, 2008
Excellent origin story of the song "Welcome to the Jungle" in the new book that's coming out on the history of the band.  I don't want to even excerpt any of it, because it would ruin it for you.  Just read it.

Full Story at NY Mag

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