^Brett Buchanan (me)
GrungeReport.net launched exactly 2 years ago today! Back in the summer of 2009 GrungeReport.net averaged only a few hundred hits per day, and 2 years later the site averages thousands of hits per day. I really have to thank the loyal readers of the site for the support, especially the cool people who send in news and reviews like Paul, Terri, Ben, Andrei, and everybody else. Sometimes it takes a few days but I try to get to every e-mail. Also of course thanks to all of the bands I cover for continuing to kick ass like Soundgarden, Pearl Jam, Alice In Chains, Stone Temple Pilots, Foo Fighters, and everybody else I cover. And to the haters like the ones who like to take thinly veiled shots at me on Twitter, quoting Chris Cornell in “Ty Cobb,” fuck you all!
Like I have mentioned a few times before on here, I do plan on launching a big more mainstream rock site sometime this year as a companion site to GrungeReport.net. By mainstream I don’t mean Nickelback and Coldplay, I mean basically a rock site that covers good bands outside of just our favorite Grunge acts. I’ve been working on concepts for the site for months and have been taking my time to make sure the site is unique and successful, I don’t want to rush it.
Also like you have seen recently, my Dad and I launched a site called GrabLoot.com that is a viral internet marketing site that has contests where people can win prizes. Not exactly a musical website, but in this economy it would be nice if the idea ends up working out!
On a random note I actually had a long phone conversation with Billy Corgan several months back. I never thought to mention it on the site but thought I would now since this is a news and notes type article, it was about a project idea that didn’t end up working out. We talked about some other stuff too about the history of the Pumpkins. It was pretty trippy to talk to Billy though, interesting to say the least.
Anyways, that’s it. It should be an exciting third year for GrungeReport with Soundgarden’s tour/new album and PJ20. Feel free to shoot me an e-mail as always to grungereport @yahoo.com