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2015 Archive

Jeff Lynne’s ELO, Björk, Toto, Uptown Funk, Adele, Madonna, Def Leppard, Todd Rundgren, Kiesel Guitars, Stryke6, David Gilmour, Happy Birthday, Jurassic World, more.

2014 Archive

Yes, “Weird Al” Yankovic, AC/DC, Atlantic City, iPhone 6, Pilot, Uriah Heep, Ian Anderson, Fleetwood Mac, Neal Schon, Internet Explorer, more.

2013 Archive

Asia, Newsweek, Readers Digest, Queensryche, Java, William Shatner, Heart’s “Heartbreaker” tour, Metallica in Antarctica, Boston, more.

2012 Archive

Pussy Riot, Jeff Lynne, Taylor Swift, Ratt, Guitar World, Adele, The Simpsons, Internet censorship, Roxette, Hunger Games, ZZ Top, Beach Boys, GIMP, Rick Springfield, NEARfest Apocalypse, Java, Aerosmith, Concert for Sandy, more.

2011 Archive

Borders, EMI, Yes, cloud storage, Tim McGraw, Evanescence, Levin Torn White, Beady Eye, earthquake, stages collapsing, Thunderbolt, Guitar Hero, more.

2010 Archive

Avatar, Duran Duran, Doobie Brothers, December People, Conan, Asia, Ning, Flash, Keith Richards, more.

2009 Archive

Steve Hackett, Billy Squier, Sidekick, Vevo, Yoso, Twitter, Howard Jones, MGM, Oasis, Sun Microsystems, BMG Music Service, Circuit City, more.

July–December 2008 Archive

Night Ranger, Lala, Guns N’ Roses, Mamma Mia!, Hari Puttar, RIAA, Eminem, Java, Cuil, MTV, TV Guide, Hear Music, Spore, more.

January–June 2008 News Archive

Wikia Search, Live From Daryl’s House, IVideosongs, 3D, HD DVD vs. Blu-Ray, video games, Psystar, Madonna, Def Leppard, Miley Cyrus, Nine Inch Nails, Journey, Genesis, Boston, Asia, Yes, Tori Amos, Planet Rock, Sparks, Chicago, Mamma Mia, more.

July–December 2007 News Archive

Live Earth, iPhone, Northwest Passage, writers’ strike, Britney Spears, Vanessa Carlton, Radiohead, Al Gore, B-52’s, Harry Potter, Circa:, California Transit Authority, Kiss, Eagles, Duran Duran, Bah & the Humbugs, Van Halen, Heart, more.

January–June 2007 News Archive

Susan Powter, The Hooters, Sicko, One Laptop Per Child, Paul McCartney, Asia, Bev Bevan’s Move, electronics stores, February Album Writing Month, light bulbs, magnetic tape, Stop Global Warming College Tour, The Police, more.

July–December 2006 News Archive

Asia, Lionel Richie, White, GPS, Top of the Pops, Tower Records, VMA's, A Scanner Darkly, Y Music, John Hall, Bob Dylan, Captain Fantastic, Google, The Who, Clear Channel, Bah & the Humbugs, Twisted Sister, more.

January–June 2006 News Archive

What the Bleep!?, Red, New Cars, .xxx, Accoona, Boston, more.

July–December 2005 News Archive

Sony's CD hack, Alice Cooper, U2, Diet Books, INXS, Daryl Hall, Paul McCartney, Billy Sherwood, Cars, Telesur, Live 8, iPod Video, Rokr, Sudoku, Kazaa, Streisand, more.

January–June 2005 News Archive

Podcasting, Tsunami Relief, White, Michael Jackson, Mactel, Huffington Post, Adobe-Macromedia, Tinkara, NHL, Mac Mini, Foo Fighters, Shakira, more.

July–December 2004 News Archive

Firefox, Produced by Trevor Horn, Fahrenheit 9/11, Yusuf Islam, Raspberries, toner cartridges, Peter Cetera, Melissa Etheridge,, Star Wars, Hall & Oates, more.

January–June 2004 News Archive

Kids’ Zong of the Week, Cheap Trick, Rick Aster, Yes, Van Halen, Pearl Jam, Melissa Etheridge, Google, Linux, iTunes, Rick Springfield, Heart, the Who, Shakira, Madonna, Zong of the Week, Peter Frampton, Jon Anderson, Mozilla, wolves, Super Bowl, the Dark Horse catalog, Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, Aerosmith, Cheap Trick, David Byrne, Doug Flutie, Judas Priest, Asia, more.

July–December 2003 News Archive

Christmas music, Panther, Styx, Shania Twain, Saw Doctors, Rick Wakeman, Bah & the Humbugs, Apple, Dell, Sony, Alice Cooper, Cheap Trick, Conspiracy, cultural upheaval, Justified/Stripped Tour, VMAs, Al Franken, AOL, bar codes, Toronto, Weather, VW, Bob Hope, Finding Nemo, Jewel, Harry Potter, Hillary Clinton, Do Not Call, Apple, more.

January–June 2003 News Archive

Blondie, life imitates art, iTunes Music Store, Fleetwood Mac, Left Brain, Ayshah, Ringo, Madonna, Jewel, Aisling, Trevor Rabin, Billy Sherwood, Madonna Project, nightclub disasters, copyright law, Super Bowl, Safari, Bah & the Humbugs, The Clash, Apple, and more.

July–December 2002 News Archive

Boston, Bah & the Humbugs, blue laser disk formats, Mozilla 1.2, Shania Twain, Linux at Wal-Mart, Roxette, Boston, Peter Gabriel on tour, Yes on DVD-Audio, Tower Records online, Def Leppard, MTV Video Music Awards, Boston, They Might Be Giants, Yes Day, Jewel, Emagic, Creed, John Entwistle, and more.

January–June 2002 News Archive

The Orchestra, Cranberries, CD crashes, Jewel, Breakfast, Yes and Rick Wakeman, They Might Be Giants, Kansas, Jewel, Asia, Monster Crossing, Employers Direct, Paul McCartney, iMac, Saw Doctors, Yes, Bah & the Humbugs, Mariah Carey, and more.

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