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Motley Crue Single Does Better On Rock Band 127

Erik J writes "Remember about six weeks ago when Motley Crue and Rock Band partnered to release a new single premiering first in the game before anywhere else? Come to find out their song 'Saints of Los Angeles' was downloaded over 47,000 times on the Xbox version alone, beating out digital services iTunes and Amazon, which were tapped only 10,000 times for the single."
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Motley Crue Single Does Better On Rock Band

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  • Re:Why not? (Score:5, Interesting)

    by arth1 ( 260657 ) on Friday May 30, 2008 @04:35PM (#23604157) Homepage Journal
    I don't knock your music taste, and I would prefer it if you didn't knock mine.
    Many people are fans of 80s music of various genres, and that should be fully acceptable.
  • by cowscows ( 103644 ) on Friday May 30, 2008 @05:23PM (#23604697) Journal
    This is good, it means another potential revenue source for musicians, since the era of selling truckloads of plastic discs with songs encoded on them for 15 bucks is coming to an end. The ability to "rock out" along side of a song is the sort of added value that musicians and even the record companies should be offering people to keep us buying their product.

    But selling tracks online isn't the only way they could do this. Why not sell your CD in stores, and include with the disc a code that lets you download all the songs into Rock Band/GH? That would go a lot further towards convincing me to shell out 20 bucks for it.
  • by ResidntGeek ( 772730 ) on Friday May 30, 2008 @05:37PM (#23604855) Journal
    Actually, Motley Crue is an interesting case study in the effects of drugs on music. Their two best albums, Girls, Girls, Girls and Dr. Feelgood, were made at the height of their drug abuse and after they went clean, respectively. Both albums are nearly-equally respected, with Dr. Feelgood getting perhaps slightly better reviews.
  • by pjt33 ( 739471 ) on Friday May 30, 2008 @06:05PM (#23605115)
    I write Java rather than C, but needing Alt-Gr on my Spanish keyboard to get [ and { does annoy me. Also when I first starting using it I puzzled for ages as to how to get backtick (`) for use in shell scripts.
  • WHen I was a teen late 70's, early 80s, we would talk about what music would be like i 20-30 years. We had a lot od thoughts but no one expected it to be the exact same music.
    I laugh whenever I see a 30 year old punk rock shirt on some teen. I mean, really can't this generation create there own rebel music?

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  • by jslarve ( 1193417 ) on Friday May 30, 2008 @08:13PM (#23606199)
    That was my era too, and I used to feel the same way. But after I watched "End of the Century" (the Ramones thing that's been on cable lately), the late (GREAT) Joey Ramone was remarking about how their fan base spans several generations, etc. It got me to thinking how arrogant that kind of attitude is. Some of that early punk was just plain great (if not terrible at the same time). We can't claim it. We were just lucky to have had it when we were growing up. Really lucky. Would a hippie from the '60s laugh if I were wearing a Beatles t-shirt. Hell no. Same idea.
  • by colmore ( 56499 ) on Friday May 30, 2008 @11:10PM (#23607081) Journal
    Because your generation were all so sold on rock and roll anything equaling cool that when they all got jobs in advertising and other such bullshit, they put rock and roll on a chopping block and made it just another brand.

    Or maybe any artform has a natural lifespan, and Rock and Rolls was semi-miraculously extended a few more times than likely as it is. Even jazz stopped innovating at some point.

    And just maybe radio and the record industry aren't what they were once, so you're not going to hear edgy bands without looking for them.

    Maybe there is rebel music. It's called hip hop, and a lot of emerging scenes in the 3rd world. Maybe there's still good rock and roll out there because kids are going to play the music they love whether or not they're showing up late to the party. Maybe garages and basements are alive and well and you wouldn't know because you haven't participated in any culture that doesn't require buying a ticket or subscription in two decades.

    And who says rebellious = new. The bits of 70s and 80s punk that weren't safe enough to be marketable are still *totally* fair game for lashing out when you're 17. The best music of the past 30 years has all come out of that stuff, why stop?

    Anyway, rock's older. It's got more cruft. That's just the way things go. Look at the movies. But the kids are all right. And all this spineless pitchfork crap will pass.

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