Tuesday, July 26, 2005

"What do I have to do to get Audioslave on WKSS?"

Tom Morello woke up pissed today. Running on the front of the Los Angeles Times is this:

Paying a Price
Sony BMG reaches a $10-million settlement of allegations it bribed stations to get its songs on the air
This is the problem with the current state of music. In the last decade, only one fine ($8,000) has been imposed in a payola case.
Anyone seen the wonderful Rodney Bingenheimer documentary, The Mayor of Sunset? If you have, you'd know by Bingenheimer's current state of things that he never accepted payola for breaking such bands on the L.A. airwaves as Blondie, Dramarama, Ramones and No Doubt. Someone once called Rodney, "the best listener L.A. has ever known." Radio needs more listeners, and less money makers. I am keenly aware both types must exist, but right now the balance is knocking the Satisfied 75s off the see-saw.
Go here for the complete story.


At 11:55 AM, Blogger Satisfied '75 said...

I havent seen that doc, but i read a really interesting piece about him in the LA Weekly maybe a year ago.

At 2:22 PM, Blogger princessmalin said...

money makes the world go round. i'm not sure what's so shocking about that.

At 4:56 PM, Blogger tj1972 said...

I know it's naive of me, but I didn't think this type of thing still happened. Even more reason for Satisified '75 to start spinning his tunes on the air.

At 6:03 PM, Blogger Satisfied '75 said...

btw, audioslave blow

At 8:16 PM, Blogger TripleJ said...

best politically charged band of the '90s + grunge singer who's best known for cutting his hair = noaudioinmyhouse.

that said and after this past album, i'd have to admit that the parts add up to someaudioinmycar.

At 8:35 PM, Blogger sasefina said...

Isn't Audioslave the one who did that horrible cover of Under Pressure? Or was it some other horrible cover? All I know is that they've done a horrible, horrible cover.

I'm so embarrassed for Chris Cornell. He used to be a hot rock star.

At 11:06 PM, Blogger CHW said...

Agree...I thought Soundgarden was impressive. And RATM slayed. But Audioslave is baaaaaadddd.


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