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31Aug
2009
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Fox Is About To Get Their Twitter On

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It was only a matter of time but network TV is hooking up with Twitter. Fox will be hooking up with Twitter for repeats of some of it's hot TV shows.

The repeats, which will be called "Tweet-peats" and will feature Tweets from cast members and producers which will air at the bottom of the screen ala a scroll.

Fox will screen last season's penultimate episode of "Fringe" on Thursday at 9 p.m. with producers joining stars Josh Jackson and John Noble.

On Friday at 9 p.m., Fox will re-air the "Glee" pilot, which had a preview screening in the spring, with cast members Kevin McHale and Lea Michele among others.

I am sure the makers of Pop Video are wishing they came up with this idea 10 years ago. This idea screams of TRL on MTV but I have a feeling it may succeed because people will think it is a new idea.

For more on this, go here.

What do you think? Will it make you watch?-Dr.FB

17Feb
2009
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Nine Inch Nails To Tour With Jane’s Addiction; Then Take A “Break”

Nine Inch Nails Will Tour With Janes Addiction.  File Photo
Nine Inch Nails Will Tour With Janes Addiction.  File Photo

Nine Inch Nails Will Tour With Jane's Addiction. File Photo

Trent Reznor announced on Nince Inch Nails official site, http://www.nin.com/, that they will be touring this year and the original line-up of Jane's Addiction will be the opening act!  This is very cool. 

Trent talks about how when starting out they were invited to tour with Jane's Addiction on Lollapalooza and Trent said "and were really fucking FUN to play and attend - truly the best times I've had. "

Trent also talked about how they hooked up in the studio and recorded some stuff.  (Man, that stuff has to be so bad-ass!)

Here is some sad news.  This year will mark the 20th Anniversay of Nine Inch Nails first stuff coming out.  What does Trent want to do after the tour?  He wants Nine Inch Nails to take a break.  Although he says it is only a break, he says the shows will consist of different ways to see them and wave good-bye.  Man, that sure sounds like more than a break.  He does add that all of this feels right and that it will be fun for us and you.

This note from Trent and a wave goodbye seems like reflection on Trent's part, and perhaps the band.  Nine Inch Nails is one of the most underrated bands out there and of all time.  Trent Reznor is/was and will always be the man.  He never cared about a mainstream audience.  That just happened.  He didn't play the stupid TRL game with MTV and bucked them long ago. 

From bringing David Bowie back to the masses and the days of working with Marilyn Manson, the man has left a staple.  Wether wanting to F you like an animal or dropping loads of FREE stuff onto your hard drive, he has shown time and time again, he gets it. 

He is a musician who never sold out, and his fans love him for it.  Sometimes, playing for 10,000 fans who know all your stuff is better than playing for 20,000-30,000 who want you to play the remix version.  Nine Inch Nails had 2 great releases last year that you really should pick up and listen to the creativity.

Trent and the band may be ready to take a "break" but to the fans, let's hope it is not too long!-Dr.FB