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PhilMusic RockChat this WeekEnd!
« on: November 23, 2000, 12:56:15 PM »
PhilMusic RockChat Heats Up the Web This Weekend!
Top rock bands Parokya ni Edgar, Sandwich, Eraserheads, and Rivermaya interact virtually in an online gabfest


Pinoyrock fans in cyberspace are in for a treat this weekend as pioneering pinoy music website resumes its ongoing RockChat series with guest bands Parokya ni Edgar and Sandwich (Saturday, November 25) and Eraserheads and Rivermaya (Sunday, November 26).

These top bands will be logging into the PhilMusic Chatroom to take questions in realtime from fans around the world - from Marikina to Minneapolis, Los Baņos to Los Angeles, and Kalookan to Kalamazoo! By special arrangement, cellphone users on SMART and Piltel ("Talk n' Text") networks can now also join in on the fun by texting in their questions.

Chat events have become a convenient way for music artists to interact directly with their fans - whether they are in the same city, or halfway across the world. Transcripts of chats often yield surprising insights from the artists, which they're more likely to volunteer in the intimacy of a chatroom, rather than a rowdy press conference or interview. And overseas fans get a chance to join in and ask question like their Philippine-based peers. has been a pioneer in the producing chat events with music artists. Starting off in March 1997, when the Net was still in its infancy in the Philippines, the site had its first chat event with the band Color It Red. Since then, chat guests at PhilMusic's ChatRoom have ranged from mainstream pop (Kuh Ledesma, Zsazsa Padilla) to the alternative fringe (Put3ska, P.O.T., Sugar Hiccup). This year's guests have included Gary V, Barbie's Cradle, Slapshock, and Cynthia Alexander.

Last weekend's RockChat guests were Razorback guitarist Tirso Rippol and Wolfgang drummer Wolf Gemora, who shared their insights with fans about the local rock scene and the continuing battle with CD pirates.

For all the info, chat schedules, and procedures for participating in the PhilMusic RockChat, just log on to the web and visit

The PhilMusic RockChat series is presented in cooperation with Chippy, Union Bank EON, Mexicali, SMART, Pepsi, Octagon Computer City, Dynamic Web Concepts, RX 93.1, NU 107, and