Fastball Is Back! New Tour Dates and New Album - "Little White Lies"

Fastball, famous for their hit single "The Way", is back on the music scene with a new album, Little White Lies. Set for release in the spring of 2009, Little White Lies is the group's first album in five years.

They have recently updated both their official website and myspace page in preparation for the new album's release. Currently all of the songs on the band's myspace page appear to be from the new album, including one of my favorites, "All I Was Looking For" and the title track, "Little White Lies".

While it has been over ten years since Fastball's All the Pain Money Can Buy, they are still kicking and hoping that the new album will revive the popularity that they once had.

That album was actually one of the first albums I purchased when I was younger. I have always been a fan of "The Way", although my favorite from All the Pain Money Can Buy is "Which Way To The Top?", a really laid back, relaxing song featuring the artist Poe.

My favorite line from "Which Way To The Top":
"Oh, just waiting for the perfect wave
And a place in the shade"

It is great to see that they are back at it.

Tour Dates

November 6th - Bend Studios - Dallas, Texas
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November 10th - Rialto Theater - Tucson Arizona
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November 11th - Belly Up - San Diego, California
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November 12th - Viper Room - Los Angeles, California
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November 13th - Fishlips - Bakersfield, California
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November 14th - The Canyon Club - Las Vegas, Nevada
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November 15th - Brixton - Redondo Beach, California
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November 16th - The Red Devil Lounge - San Francisco, California
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November 18th - Toad Tavern - Denver, Colorado
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November 21st - The Fine Line - Minneapolis, Minnesota
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November 22nd - Joe’s Sportspub - Chicago, Illinois
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November 23rd - Beachland Ballroom - Cleveland, Ohio
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November 24th - Ram’s Head - Annapolis, Maryland
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November 25th - Bowery Ballroom - New York, New York
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November 26th - Stephen Talkhouse - East Hampton, New York
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November 26th - Jammin Java - Vienna, Virginia
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November 29th - Maxwell’s - Hoboken, New Jersey
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December 1st - Smith’s Olde Bar - Atlanta, Georgia
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December 2nd - The Mercy Lounge - Nashville, Tennessee
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Popular Rock Music Of The 90s - The Songs That Defined A Decade

Rizzo Music is back with a new article from the "Popular Music of the 90s" series. Last week I made a list of some of the best pop music of the decade and today I am going to share with you my list for the most popular rock music of the 90s. Out of all the lists and playlists I have created in the past, this was by far the hardest to come up with. There are so many great artists and songs that originated in the 90s and deciding on just 5 songs for every year was tough. I tried to get representation out of all the key rock artists and hopefully I didn't forget anyone.

After much debate I was able to compile this list of 90s rock music. There are so many songs that I really enjoy that could not be included due restrictions on space but there are 50 great singles here for your enjoyment.

How it works:
For each genre of music I will rank the top 5 singles from each year in the 90s. I will provide a link for each song (either imeem or youtube, depending on availability) for your listening pleasure.

Disclaimer: These rankings are based on my personal preferences, not on actual popularity. I think of these lists as recommendations. Hopefully these songs will bring back some good memories, and if you have never heard them before, maybe create some new ones.

Interested in 90s Pop and Rap as well? Be sure to check out these lists as well.
90s Pop Music
90s Rock Music

Starting with the year 1999:
1. "My Own Worst Enemy" by Lit
2. "Jumper" by Third Eye Blind
3. "Scar Tissue" by Red Hot Chili Peppers
4. "The Chemicals Between Us" by Bush
5. "Heavy" by Collective Soul

1. "Inside Out" by Eve 6
2. "The Way" by Fastball
3. "Sex and Candy" by Marcy Playground
4. "Shimmer" by Fuel
5. "Closing Time" by Semisonic

1. "Bitter Sweet Symphony" by The Verve
2. "Push" by Matchbox Twenty
3. "Everlong" by Foo Fighters
4. "The Freshman" by The Verve Pipe
5. "Everything to Everyone" by Everclear

1. "1979" by Smashing Pumpkins
2. "One Headlight" by The Wallflowers
3. "Counting Blue Cars" by Dishwalla
4. "What I Got" by Sublime
5. "In the Meantime" by Spacehog

1. "Lightning Crashes" by Live
2. "Wonderwall" by Oasis
3. "Glycerine" by Bush
4. "Name" by Goo Goo Dolls
5. "Good" by Better Than Ezra

1. "When I Come Around" by Green Day
2. "Shine" by Collective Soul
3. "I Alone" by Live
4. "Self Esteem" by The Offspring
5. "About a Girl" by Nirvana

1. "Rooster" by Alice in Chains
2. "Mr. Jones" by Counting Crows
3. "Hey Jealousy" by Gin Blossoms
4. "No Rain" by Blind Melon
5. "Killing in the Name" by Rage Against the Machine

1. "Jeremy" by Pearl Jam
2. "In Bloom" by Nirvana
3. "Drive" by R.E.M.
4. "Nothing Else Matters" by Metallica
5. "Creep" by Radiohead

1. "Smells Like Teen Spirit" by Nirvana
2. "Man in the Box" by Alice in Chains
3. "Enter Sandman" by Metallica
4. "Losing My Religion" by R.E.M.
5. "Right Here, Right Now" by Jesus Jones

1. "Hunger Strike" by Temple of the Dog
2. "Kool Thing" by Sonic Youth
3. "Head Like A Hole" by Nine Inch Nails
4. "Stop!" by Jane's Addicton
5. "Thunderstruck" by AC/DC

Well there you have it. The top 5 songs from each year of the 90s. Thanks for listening and enjoy.

Agree? Disagree? Feel free to share your opinion by making a comment below.