Success is the sweetest revenge.
It was April 20, 2004 when I walked into a bar in Denver, CO to see The Killers supporting Stellastarr*. Both bands had one song on YouTube and I incorrectly assumed The Killers were from the UK.
In the early 1990s, every college town had “that” band. The one that seemed destined to break into the big time. The one that sounded as good playing originals as they did covering Stone Temple Pilots in a crowded bar.
OMD’S thirteenth album doesn’t disappoint.
Las Vegas and Bryan Ferry are a perfectly blended cocktail of mystery and seduction. Equal parts old-school crooner and art-rock pioneer, Ferry’s infallible legacy in music needs little introduction.
The last few years have been an emotional hell for Kesha and Rainbow attempts to make some sense of her journey.
It is Duran Duran Appreciation Day around the world and you’re probably wondering if I made that up. I wish I had!
“Ladies and gentlemen, rock ‘n’ roll.” – August 1, 1981
Rock-n-roll has always celebrated unchecked bravado. So, when Echo & the Bunnymen’s Ian McCulloch declared (often) that “The Killing Moon” was the greatest song ever written, we might not have agreed with him but we certainly didn’t allow his over-confidence to lessen our appreciation for the band’s work.
As we celebrate the 20th anniversary of OK Computer, the album’s influence continues to cast an icy shadow across modern rock ‘n’ roll.