Rearview: The week in review (12/15/08 - 12/19/08

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This week, U2 threw its colleagues at Live Nation a curve when it unexpectedly -- well, in this economy, it shouldn't really come as too big a surprise -- set about cashing in the 1.6 million shares it received as part of a 360 deal it signed with the entertainment conglomerate. According to a report filed by the Wall Street Journal, the current stock value is only at a fraction of what the band is guaranteed through its agreement, which means the company will now have to make up for the other $19 million in losses it will incur as a result. D'oh! Needless to say, things were decidedly less grim here at Backbeat headquarters (well, aside from the fact that we still owe clubs editor Jon Solomon twenty bucks, but that's a whole other Oprah). Anyhow, here's links to everthing we wrote about in the blog this week in case you missed it. -- Dave Herrera


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Rearview: The Week in Review (11/24/08-11/28/08)

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Here's a guide to all the great content you might have missed this week while you were eating turkey, drinking heavily, watching football or the Sarah Palin video where the guy is slaughtering turkeys behind her. Just so happens that guy's half brother sings for Yerkish.

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Rearview: The Week in Review (11/17/08-11/21/08)

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Leave the Gun. Take the cannoli.

All eyes -- or ears, rather -- in the music world, including ours, were on Chinese Democracy this week. Most of us honestly never thought we'd live to see the release of the mythical Guns N' Roses record, and now that we had a chance to listen to it all the way through, we're sticking by our original assessment, based on hearing just a few songs: meh. Although parts of it are infinitely more listenable than expected, as a whole, it doesn't really seem to have been worth the excruciating amount of time it took to be released. Anyhow, we weighed in on that album this week, as well as Kanye's new one, which hits stores next week, and delivered a ton of other content, the headlines of which we've conveniently hot linked for you after the jump. Have a great weekend. We'll see you again on Monday. -- Dave Herrera

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Rearview: The Week in Review (11/8/08-11/14/08)

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If his music is half as good as his acting, expect his album to be punishingly bad

Here's a round up of all the great content you might have missed this week on Backbeat Online while you were busy digging through your old CDs for Bruce Willis's album from the '80s after hearing that Kevin Costner has a CD of his own coming out...


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Rearview: The Week in Review (11/1/08-11/7/08)

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Rick Astley will never give this award up

Here's a handy guide to all the great content you might have missed this week while you were busy voting on Rick Astley as best act ever in the MTV Europe Music Awards. Thanks to your tireless efforts, the EMAs were successfully Rickrolled...


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Rearview: The Week in Review (10/25/08-10/31/08)

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Prepare yourself for Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Rock Band

Here's a user-friendly guide to all the great content you may have missed this week while you were busy practicing singing along to all your favorite Beatles' tunes in anticipation of the just-announced Beatles version of the popular Rock Band video game...


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Rearview: The Week in Review (10/18/08-10/24/08)

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Enjoy a free Dr. Pepper, thanks to Guns 'N' Roses finally getting their shit together

Here's a guide to all the excellent content you might have overlooked on Backbeat Online this week, while you were busy dealing with the dual shocks of hearing that not only would the eternally delayed Guns 'N' Roses Chinese Democracy album be released, but that Dr. Pepper would actually honor the promise they made to give away a free Dr. to every man, woman and child in America if it ever happened...


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Rearview: The Week in Review (10/11/08-10/17/08)

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Rearview: The Week in Review (10/4/08-10/10/08)

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Senator McCain, that song is not about you

Here's a round-up of all the great content you missed this week on Backbeat Online while you were busy following the saga of yet another band -- the Foo Fighters -- getting pissed about the McCain campaign using one of their songs to promote his candidacy...


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Rearview: The Week in Review (9/27/08-10/3/08)

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Due to a crippling, worldwide shortage of seventeen-minute solos, Phish has decided to reform

Here's a friendly, easy-to-use index to all the great content you might have missed this week on Backbeat Online while you were busy doing that weird stoner hippie dance in celebration of the recent news that Phish is reuniting for concerts in March...


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