Welcome, rocker nation, to a brand new episode of Rock it Out! Blog. Every Friday, host Sami Jarroush rounds together an esteemed panel of critics, musicians, and comedians to discuss the week’s biggest headlines.
This week’s panel includes Vocalo.org host Jill Hopkins, Red Eye staff writer Josh Terry, and frontman for Chicago rock band The Holy Motors Brandon Reed. They kick things off by discussing the introduction of a dislike button to Facebook and whether it will help or hurt pop culture on social media, specifically as it relates to aspiring musicians.
They also discuss the upcoming live action remake of Disney’s The Jungle Book and if the pioneering entertainment company has lost its originality, and Devo frontman Jerry Casale’s recent 9/11 themed wedding and if there’s a point when tragedies can be turned into comedy.
Also, we bring you a sneak peek at our upcoming interview with Eagles of Death Metal from Riot Fest, and Leah Pickett reveals Consequence of Sound‘s top MP3s of the week.