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Today's 404 pits Vizio vs. Apple, South Korea vs. gaming addiction, Billy Corgan vs. iTunes, and Apple vs. the World.
Following mainstream praise for her debut release Little Things, Norwegian singer Hanne Hukkelberg is set to release her sophomore album "Rykestrasse 68" in early March. Rykestrasse 68 is a collaboration of songs inspired by Hukkelberg's 6-month stint in Berlin where she wrote and recorded an eclectic masterpiece of ambitious lyrics and soulful sounds. With an early release to iTunes, Rykestrasse 68 has been received exceptionally well from the indie scene and is of The Wire's top 50 records of 2007. Hanne Hukkelberg has earned comparison to the great Billie Holiday and is sure to become a household name in itself with the release of Rykestrasse 68.
Learn how to configure an iPod Shuffle using Apple's iTunes software, and some tips on setting up volume control and media syncing.
"Fire Engine" comes off the group's new album, "Cocked and Loaded," which was released through MINISTRY mainman Al Jourgensen's new imprint 13th Planet/Megaforce Records. Produced by Jourgensen, the first REVOLTING COCKS record in more than a decade features the contributions of guest artists Jello Biafra (DEAD KENNEDYS), Gibby Haynes (BUTTHOLE SURFERS), Rick Nielsen (CHEAP TRICK), Billy Gibbons (ZZ TOP), Stevie Banch (SPYDER BABY) and Phildo Owen (SKATENIGS) and Robin Zander (CHEAP TRICK). "It's pretty prurient and juvenile and everything else that REVOLTING COCKS are known for," Jourgensen told RollingStone.com. "It's basically middle-aged men regaining their lost, juvenile delinquency years and being absolutely sophomoric. It's great."
The TL is closely related to a former Tech Car of the Year--yeah, and Billy Carter was related to a U.S. president, too.
This week, the MP3 Insiders discuss the rumored next-gen iPhone, which appears to be the most legit report on an unannounced Apple product in recent memory. Also, hackers break into the Zune, Apple admits to faulty Shuffle headphones, and ZDNet offers an excellent comparison of popular online music stores.
Steve Jobs is back for Apple's annual music event showcasing an all-new iPod Nano with a video camera, an updated iPod Touch, iPod Classic, and Shuffle, the revamped iTunes 9, and iPhone OS 3.1.
Facebook gets busted for actually hiring a PR agency to try to plant anti-Google stories in the press. Wow. What are you guys, like 14? Oh, wait. Kind of, yeah. In other rant bait, an FCC commissioner who blocked any conditions regulating the NBC/Comcast merger got a lobbying gig at Comcast! How ... sleazy. Plus, the sad story of the other Mark Zuckerberg, and I finally finish my Keynote presentation about my spring break to Alaska. --Molly