Mike Mettler

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Mike Mettler Posted: May 20, 2013 0 comments

The Doors' keyboard whiz Ray Manzarek died in Rosenheim, Germany on May 20, age 74.

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Mike Mettler Posted: Nov 04, 2006 0 comments

Before I had a chance to listen to them, I read a wonderful, telling statement in regard to the reissues of Boston and Don't Look Back: "remastered under Tom Scholz's supervision." It's true.

Mike Mettler Posted: Aug 16, 2011 0 comments

YOU’RE SCRAMBLING NOW, thinking, Wait — I recognize her . . . don’t I? Yes — yes, you do. Can’t quite place her though, hmm? (She might actually appreciate that; she doesn’t like or seek being typecast.)

Mike Mettler Posted: Jul 05, 2007 0 comments
Icky Thump Third Man/Warner Bros.
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Jack and Meg White continue to gather no moss.
Mike Mettler Posted: Sep 18, 2012 0 comments

It’s nice to feel that the music can be improved, and in the case of Aqualung [which saw a 40th anniversary box-set reissue in 2011 with new stereo and 5.1 mixes by Steven Wilson], that wasn’t difficult because it wasn’t a very good recording.

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Mike Mettler Posted: Apr 04, 2008 0 comments

"The most interesting thing in life is change." So says Cy Curnin, singer of the perpetually shape-shifting synth-rockers the Fixx, in discussing both his creative (and personal) wanderlust and the impetus behind his second solo offering, The Returning Sun (Cy Curnin/Squirrels Eat Nuts; available at cdbaby.com).

Mike Mettler Posted: Oct 05, 2006 0 comments
The Loon Xl
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This Minneapolis foursome stirs the indie-rock cauldron with gusto, mixing vocal a
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Mike Mettler Posted: Jan 08, 2006 0 comments

Pioneer's AVIC-Z1 car navigation system features a 30-gigabyte hard drive and a touchscreen user interface.

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Mike Mettler Posted: Mar 04, 2009 0 comments

So after 6 or 7 years of work, Christmas on Mars (Warner Bros.) is finally here. And it isn't "just" a holiday film, it's what I'm calling a fable for the sci-fi generation. It's a fable of hope for the sci-fi generation, yes. Is there a sci-fi generation?

Mike Mettler Posted: Mar 08, 2011 0 comments

Ah, zombies. It's a word that either gets your blood pumping or you skin crawling, or maybe it does both. Regardless, I come to praise The Walking Dead, not bury it - far, far from the latter, in fact.

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