Last Tuesday, Apple announced that the company’s iTunes store would begin selling the full catalogue of The Beatles. The “Fab Four” were one of the few major acts that still withheld their music from being sold on-line in both a single and album capacity.
“I think that it was inevitable,” Shinedown’s Brent Smith said about the move last week. Smith’s band performed an acoustic show at the Scranton Cultural Center. “Kid Rock’s still not though. He’s holdin’ it down!”
Shinedown lead singer Brent Smith talked about the band’s elaborate acoustic tour, album re-releases, and more on “The Ralphie Radio Show.”
The band will soon be releasing a deluxe version of The Sound of Madness, complete with a live DVD.
“You have to remember, bands like AC/DC, and The Beatles for that matter, they started back when it was a record. I think there’s a level of honor in it for them, especially being in the business as long as they have been.”
Shinedown is readily available digitally – and just re-released The Sound of Madness with bonus tracks and a live DVD. The band’s third LP spawned the hits “Second Chance” and “If You Only Knew.”