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Strange & Funny Music News -> March 2009 Archive

These are the news articles that appears on amIright for March 2009. You can also check out the Front Page Roar monthly articles index for articles from other months.

Family Guy wins copyright case in parody of "When You Wish Upon a Star"

Posted by ChuckyG, March 17, 2009
I'm honestly surprised a music company doesn't know the law on fair use in parody after all the cases that have been established over the years.  Apparently there is still one that didn't.

Full Story at Yahoo

MC Hammer and Vanilla Ice perform together - this is a story from 2009 not 1991

Posted by ChuckyG, March 9, 2009
Oddly enough. people were paying $40 a ticket to see them.  I've always heard people say places like Utah were 20 years behind the time, but now I guess we have the proof.  They claim it was a one off concert, let's hope this doesn't encourage them to do more.

Full story at Newsweek

Henry Rollins weighs in with his views on bands "Selling Out"

Posted by ChuckyG, March 5, 2009
Can't say I disagree with him one bit.  This is from his talk show I believe.  Watch it and let me know what you think.  Lots of cursing, so put the headphones on if you're at work >grin<


Which bands use a click track? Someone has some software to figure it out

Posted by ChuckyG, March 2, 2009
Over the last 20 years or so, the use of a click track (a kind of electronic metronome) has become widespread.  Some purists claim that it leads to more sterile music.  This guy wrote a software filter to figure out who is and isn't using a click track. I was kind of shocked a punk band like Green Day was using one.

Analysis of which artists use click tracks
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