As I posted earlier Panic! at the Disco and Bloc Party are going on tour together, with Bloc Party opening no less. I have read numerous articles all giving a resounding what the? I have to agree I mean what do you do? Will a lot of people be walking out after Bloc Party? Should be interesting to hear about this tour as time goes on. I'm just glad I saw them on their own tour. But all this got me thinking about where mainstream music is today with stories like this...

According to an interview with the band, the new My Chemical Romance album (called The Black Parade) will feature legendary vocal performer Liza Minnelli on their song, “Mama”.

and this... Top 10 Albums of the Year, so far...

10: Nickelback, All the Right Reasons - 1 million
9: Andrea Bocelli, Amore - 1.1 million
8: Dixie Chicks, Taking the Long Way - 1.3 million
7: T.I., King - 1.3 million
6: Various Artists, Now 21 - 1.4 million
5: Carrie Underwood, Some Hearts - 1.5 million
4: Mary J. Blige, Breakthrough - 1.5 million
3: James Blunt, Back to Bedlam - 1.7 million
2: Rascal Flatts, Me and My Gang - 2 million
1: Soundtrack, High School Musical - 2.6 million
Source: Nielson SoundScan

I guess I can be kind of a music snob at times, but c'mon. I guess I can take solace in the fact that others agree with me...

My Chemical Romance shelled by crowd [Source]
Panic! At The Disco frontman bottled on stage [Source]