Mike Mettler

Mike Mettler  |  Jul 05, 2006  |  0 comments

Are we close to the point of seeing CDs disappear entirely? Could that happen? Hey, listen: Vinyl's almost disappeared. 78's disappeared. I'm not a soothsayer, and I can't really say if people are going to give up on the physical side of intellectual property.

Mike Mettler  |  Jul 05, 2006  |  0 comments

"Four Dead in O-HI-O." "Look at Mother Nature on the run in the 1970s." "We got a kinder, gentler machine-gun hand." "Time is runnin' out, let's roll." "I'm living with war every day." Neil Young has never been one to pull punches either socially or politically.

Mike Mettler  |  Jul 04, 2006  |  0 comments

Musicians sound off about the merits and detriments of the CD and how they're dealing with a digital-delivery-oriented future

Mike Mettler  |  Jul 04, 2006  |  0 comments

Godsmack, Boston's multiplatinum metal growlers, took the nation by storm this past April by debuting at #1 with their heavy-hitting, aptly named fourth album, IV (Republic/Universal). And though the band's drummer Shannon Larkin loves his iPod ("every single song on it came from my own collection"), he still has a thing for CDs.

Mike Mettler  |  Jul 04, 2006  |  0 comments

With such a storied lineage, I have to ask you: When did you first become interested in gear and electronics? Well, despite growing up in a family famous for the invention of the 8-track player, unfortunately, I was not filled in by any of my relatives on the mysterious world of electronics.

Mike Mettler  |  Jun 09, 2006  |  0 comments
How We Operate ATO
Music •••• Sound ••••
This freewheeling British fivesome loves to follow its own ramshackle muse.
Mike Mettler  |  Jun 09, 2006  |  0 comments

On Robot Chicken, action figures are stop-motion animated in humorous, wacky, and sometimes violent sketches - and I can't stop watching. Why does the show work? MATT: Our big thing is that we play off of nostalgia.

Mike Mettler  |  Jun 09, 2006  |  0 comments

With a slew of superheroes in theaters this summer - X-Men: The Last Stand, Superman Returns, My Super Ex-Girlfriend - we feel a musclebound DVD assessment is in order. Batman Begins, a benchmark title, ascended beyond this list to the pantheon of torture test discs and will be revered in a future issue.

Mike Mettler  |  Jun 08, 2006  |  0 comments

You want a Renaissance man? Look no further than T Bone Burnett, the producer behind the soundtracks to O Brother, Where Art Thou? and Walk the Line. Now, after a 14-year break, Burnett re-dons his singer/songwriter and recording-artist hat to drop a gritty new album, The True False Identity (DMZ/Columbia, also available on DualDisc).

Mike Mettler  |  Jun 06, 2006  |  0 comments

In honor of Ted Nugent's role as one of the outspoken members of VH1's volatile Supergroup , I dug around in the S&V archives and found this interview I conducted with the Motor City Madman exactly 5 years ago on June 14, 2001.

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