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No, U2, your Apple album release wasn’t “punk rock”

No, U2, your Apple album release wasn’t “punk rock”

In an interview set to be published in full in Time Magazine on the 29th of this month, Bono and U2 have spoken up on the "punk rock" nature of their deal with Apple. He suggests that Apple’s relationship with U2 is like "the Medicis’ patronage of Michelangelo." The full interview also includes the rest of the band: The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr.

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MOD Duo hands-on: Breaking the effects pedal cartel

MOD Duo hands-on: Breaking the effects pedal cartel

Of all the instruments and accessories in a musician's arsenal, the guitar pedal may be the one that most resolutely refuses to get with the electronic times. Musical Operating Devices (MOD) decided there was a better way than daisy-chaining numerous single-effect pedals, and so came up with the MOD Pedal, effectively putting a tiny computer in a box and running open-source effects for far more flexibility. With a MOD Duo Kickstarter launching today, I caught up with MOD's Gianfranco Ceccolini to find out more.

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Surge soda pop is back: thank you internets

Surge soda pop is back: thank you internets

For the first time in 13 years, the soda pop called Surge is back on the market. We have a lot of people to thank for the re-Surgence. First I’d like to thank those at the Surge Movement - without their tireless efforts, none of this would have been possible. Next I’d like to thank YTCracker - without his homage to the drink, we might never have been able to forge through the cold, Surge-less night.

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