It was June 2002 when the experience of televising a song contest where viewers could determine the results was put to the test. Three months later, that experiment produced a multi-platinum superstar and changed the trajectory of reality TV for decades. The show was “American Idol” on FOX, and that
“American Idol” and “The Voice” go pretty much neck and neck With “The Voice” and “American Idol” battling for audience supremacy, you might not even have noticed that Fox finished “America’s Most Wanted” on Monday. If you made notice, well, you were one of the 1.5 million americans that looked.
Zao guitarist Scott Mellinger recently joined The MetalSucks podcast to discuss the band’s new album, The crimson corridor, a look back at their 2006 classic, Fear is what keeps us here, what it was like working with legendary producer Steve Albini, and more. At one point, the discussion turned to
“It’s been a good year,” Dave said, mentioning albums from established names like Tinariwen, Natacha Atlas, Mamadou Diabate. I agreed, thinking of the Poly-Rhythmo Orchestra reunion, and also considering the anonymous Ethiopians recorded by Olivia Wyatt for Look into the sun and the Scots of Whaur the pig Gaed on