The first one is about the FCC-driven Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation Act, which takes effect next year. But I'm not totally against loudness. The second one is about a study out of the University of Portsmouth that claims loud music makes alcoholic drinks taste sweeter.
In related news. I just watched The Decline of Western Civilization Part II the other night. My favorite thing about it was how the director, Penelope Spheeris (thank you, Wikipedia), situated all the rock stars in these strange ways. Ozzy Osbourne, oddly enough though, is cooking breakfast in a very quaint little kitchen. Perhaps Spheeris foresaw his future easy-punchlineability.
Oh, Paul Stanley.