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

Leave the Gun. Take the cannoli.
Leave the Gun. Take the cannoli.

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

Friday, November 21, 2008

The Friday Rap-up

Your Friday distraction is here

Love.45 holding auditions for new guitarist

Beyond Playlist: Guns N' Roses, Kayne West and T-Pain

This weekend: Sharon Rawles tribute at Herman’s Hideaway

Live Review: Sisters of Mercy at Ogden Theatre

Live Review: David Guetta at Beta

The Fray’s new single makes its debut

Thursday, November 20, 2008

ohGr from Skinny Puppy visits Fashionation

Free Negativeland shows

Slim Cessna riddles revealed

Zombie Hate Brigade's awesome micro-epic

Marty Jones returns to the stage with new songs

Scratch and Dent Sale: Twas the night before recording

If you're going to sing a Dio song...

Evidently, somebody REALLY digs KTCL

Thanks to You there, Beardo

The hi-dive celebrates fifth year of being awesome

Dressy Bessy's out-of-print debut made available

Operation World Domination continues for 3OH!3

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Scott Baxendale makes guitar for Mike Cooley…

The Fray previewing new songs live at Snow Daze in Vail

Twist & Shout announces free Matisyahu show

Chinese Democracy reviewed by Chuck Klosterman

Chinese Democracy leaked. Axl can’t be stoked

Live Review: Danava at Larimer Lounge

A Shoreline Dream’s video short

Q&A with Apollo Sunshine’s Sam Cohen

Q&A with Hardy Morris of Dead Confederate

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

This Just In: 11/20 – 12/3

Pee Pee to back Nellie McKay

MP3 Freeloader: Low Budget Soul

Five things to do at Red Rocks

Album covers: the WTF edition

Monday, November 17, 2008

Celine Dion's Pepsi Center Show rescheduled

Young Coyotes to record Daytrotter session

Cat-A-Tac parts ways

Single File previews new song and recordings

Red Rocks Riot, 1971

KBCO Studio C celebrates its twentieth anniversary...

Tickle Me Pink releases explicit verson of "Typical Whore" video

Live Review: Of Montreal at the Ogden Theatre