Thursday, November 30, 2006

MSN Music: no more downloads

As of this past November 14th, the MSN Music site no longer sells 99 song downloads. Here is what the site says:

Beginning November 14th, 2006, MSN Music will no longer offer music downloads through the MSN Music store. The "Buy" buttons that you are used to seeing on the MSN Music album and artist pages will change to links that connect you to Zune and Real Rhapsody.

Is this earth-shattering? Hardly. MSN Music surely wasn't the only game in town. Besides Zune and Real Rhapsody, we can easily utilize such services as iTunes, Napster, and Sony Connect.

However, if you are a fan of Rock Star: Supernova (the TV show, not the band), and you have been meaning to download performances from MSN Music but have been putting it off (as I was until today), you may not have much time left to do so.

If I may suggest a well-rounded track listing for your personalized Rock Star CD, this was the track listing I put together for mine:

1. Back of Your Car - Ryan Star
2. When the Time Comes (Thegar Timinn Kemur) - Magni
3. Beautiful Thing - Patrice Pike
4. Ladylike - Storm Large
5. Supersoul - Dilana
6. Throw it Away - Toby Rand
7. Headspin - Lukas Rossi
8. Lluvia De Mar - Zayra Alvarez
9. Alone - Jill Gioia
10. High Road Easy - Dana Andrews
11. She Talks to Angels - Josh Logan
12. Tainted Love - Jenny Galt
13. Planet Earth - Matt Hoffer
14. White Rabbit - Phil Ritchie
15. If You Could Only See - Chris Pierson
16. Anything, Anything - Storm Large
17. Clocks - Ryan Star
18. My Iron Lung - Patrice Pike
19. Razorblade - Zayra Alvarez
20. Bittersweet Symphony - Lukas Rossi
21. Solsbury Hill - Toby Rand
22. Ring Of Fire - Dilana
23. Creep - Magni
24. Surrender - Storm Large
25. Mother Mother - Dilana
26. Starman - Magni
27. 867-5309/Jenny - Zayra Alvarez
28. Time After Time - Dilana
29. Santeria - Josh Logan
30. Hush - Magni
31. Wish You Were Here - Storm Large

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Jason Newsted won't be on Rock Star: Supernova tour

In case you haven't heard, ex-Metallica bassist Jason Newsted has suffered an injury to his bicep and rotator cuff, and will be out of commission for up to nine months. This means he will not be touring with his new band Rock Star: Supernova (whose debut album will be released on November 21st). His replacement will be Johnny Colt, who has previously played with the Black Crowes and Train. I suppose the band formerly known as Supernova can still be called a supergroup. Here is the story:

Also, the House Band from the reality show will not be touring with the band as planned, and neither will former contestants Storm Large and Magni. Budget cuts are the apparent reason.