AlternativeNation.net will be launching a brand new layout next week, which means we may have some technical glitches/downtime over the weekend as we configure the new layout. The layout will make it easier for people to browse our rock news, as well as our Entertainment based Film/TV and Wrestling sections which we soft launched a month ago, in a way that those two sections will not interfere with the experience of people who just come here for news on hard rock or 90’s bands.
The reason I’ve launched these new sections is I’m not a fan of much that’s going on in rock music today. This is why we’re switching to a lot of research/list/feud type articles when it comes to rock, since there isn’t a lot to write about now. When it comes to the actual news, the ridiculous/funny stories are the only ones that really interest me these days, and according to traffic, readers as well. So why not have a Film/TV section, especially one that can function independently from our rock coverage? I noticed that Consequence of Sound launched a Film/TV section this week, and they probably have a similar thought process, which is: why the hell not? There sure as hell isn’t a Dark Side of the Moon or Nevermind out there right now to write about.
In addition to the new layout, in the middle of next week, we will also be interviewing Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan. After 5 years of dominating the headlines here, BillCo is finally coming to AlternativeNation.net! We’ve had several big interviews in the past with members of The Doors, Guns N’ Roses, Jane’s Addiction, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Stone Temple Pilots, Cage The Elephant, A Perfect Circle, and many other popular bands, but the PR game can get rather tricky. We recently thought we were close on Scott Weiland and Chris Cornell (still could easily happen), but running a website you have to roll with the punches and disappointments that come with it (Courtney Love no showing tops that list), and just get content that grows readership regardless.
Anyways, thanks for the support (and trolling) over the years. To those of you who click the ads, I love you the most.