Photo credit: AP Photo/Paul Vernon

Stone Temple Pilots’ Dean DeLeo: ‘Be Aware’ To Be In The Business

The legendary rockers reunited for a massive concert tour in 2008, and now release a hugely anticipated self-titled album on May 25. UG’s Joe Matera called Dean DeLeo to discuss the LP, and his thoughts on the music industry.

Effects Of The Internet: Cashing In On The Digital Economy

Effects Of The Internet: Cashing In On The Digital Economy

While your average street musician can upload a few tracks onto MySpace and get a few more people coming down to watch them bang the drum, the bigger guys still have the contacts to fill a venue on that alone.

Accept

Accept Fan Finds An Epic Twitter Bug

After viewing the German heavy metal band’s new video, a Turkish fan entered “ACCEPT pwns” into his update box on Twitter, only to find out that someone named @pwns was now following him on Twitter.

Be Visible From Space: How To Start Boosting Your Image

Be Visible From Space: How To Start Boosting Your Image

I learned a lesson last year when I was playing my first stadium gig. Visibility, be it literally, such as highway safety colored guitars, or from a multitude of positive interactions with people, is something worth boosting.

Photo credit: Chad Martel

Puddle Of Mudd Guitarist: ‘Success Is Not The Charts Anymore’

Guitarist Paul Phillips, who recently rejoined Puddle of Mudd, talked on behalf of the band about their latest album, Songs in the Key of Love & Hate, and topics like collaboration, tipsy songwriting and relationships with the label.

Photo credit: owlbookdreams on Flickr

10 Reasons Why You Don’t Have A Record Deal

The following is a list of reasons why record execs may be giving you the cold shoulder, and things you can do to help solve this: in short, this is how to make your band look very attractive to a record company.