The Botterm Dollar In Music: 2005.01.24

It’s pretty tough to come up with music news on a Sunday, especially when you’ve got the NFL and Arrested Development screaming for your attention. Unlike other guys (from other sites), I’m not just going to cut and paste stuff from various websites and call it a column.

Well, okay, I might. But seriously, Jimmy — how can you consider Nirvana to be the #2 greatest American band of all time? That’s asinine. Heck, I’d probably put Green Day ahead of Nirvana, because Nirvana sucks.


Comprehensive tour dates for U2’s Vertigo tour will be announced Monday, which means I can’t exactly include them in this update. I *will* tell you, however, that the tour isn’t kicking off in Miami as originally planned — it’ll now begin in San Diego, California on March 28th.

Everyone and their mother is going to want to be a part of this show, and ticket prices are going to be through the roof. U2 have become one of those bands that can charge you $100 for a back-of-the-arena ticket and have you not even blink an eye when you plop down the credit card. In fact, they’ve been that way for at LEAST 15 years or so. I’m certainly going to pay whatever it costs to get a ticket, even more so now that Kings Of Leon are confirmed to be opening the first North American swing.

If you’re a dedicated U2 fan, then ETS Tours and have special deals on U2 Concert Travel Packages that might interest you. Well, they haven’t exactly announced the deals and the waiting list is innundated with traffic, but you can probably expect to see something of substance there this week.

Stay tuned to Inside Pulse today for the complete tour schedule.


Noel Gallagher recently revealed to Nuts Magazine that Oasis has recorded 66 songs for Don’t Believe The Truth, which is currently scheduled to be released in May. However, they “didn’t want to give Sony too much,” so they decided to cut the track listing down to 11 or 12 songs. The group had planned on releasing a double album, but since it’s the last album remaining on their contract with Sony, they decided to pull back and not “give them too much”.

Let’s all say a prayer of thanks, shall we? While I enjoy Oasis just as much as the next guy, I think a double album would have been a gigantic failure and an assault on the ears.



I think I’m going to have to make plans to go to this festival.

Rumored Coachella acts this year: Coldplay, Franz Ferdinand, The Killers, The Futureheads, Snow Patrol, Keane, Secret Machines, Hot Hot Heat and Radio 4.


I used to do this little segment every week where I give you my top five most played iPod songs from the past week. Currently, however, I’m still reeling from the effects of the Great iPod Crash Of 2005 in which I lost every piece of music — all 31.2 gigabytes — that was located on my iPod hard drive. Since I’ve been trying to patch that back together all week, I haven’t really relied on my iPod too much for playing music. In light of that, I’m going to give you my Top Five Most Played ITunes Songs of The Week. Same concept, different program; I’m sure most of you get it.

1. The Zombies — The Way I Feel Inside (Life Aquatic Soundtrack)
2. Eisley — Telescope Eyes (Laughing City)
3. Ben Folds — The Luckiest (Rockin’ The Suburbs)
4. Loretta Lynn — High On A Mountain Top
5. Radiant — Do Not Delay


// Anyone else have a digital camera? If so, you owe it to yourself to pick up a copy of Picasa 2. By “pick up”, of course, I mean “download it because it’s totally free“. At some point over the past few years, Google bought out the Picasa software, and as a result, it’s become the absolute best photo editor I’ve ever used. I wish it interacted with Flickr, but I suppose you can’t have EVERYTHING you want.

// It sucks to know that we won’t get to see King Kong until December, but Quint from AICN is doing a pretty great series of set reports that reveal a ton about the film and what you can expect to see. If you are a fan of the LOTR trilogy like me, you’ve got to be salivating about the prospects of this 200 million dollar flick.

// Don’t tell anyone, but I have a new blog.

That’s going to wrap it up for the week. Stay tuned for Gloomchen tomorrow, because she’s awesome and she’ll no doubt be bringing the funk or something akin to the funk. I’ll be sticking around the newsboard during the evenings and I’ll be back next Monday, where I’ll hopefully have something other than tour and Oasis news to talk about.