I fell in love with Julien Baker in a small club with 300 strangers.
Chris Cornell’s exceptional skill as a songwriter was unmistakable. By utilizing alternate guitar tunings and some of the weirdest chords you’ll ever hear, songs like “Black Hole Sun,” “Like a Stone,” and “Say Hello to Heaven” cemented Cornell’s place in rock history as one of the most poignant writers of his generation.
The 40th anniversary of his death got me to thinking – Does Elvis Presley still matter in the 21st century? The answer is yes, but with a few caveats.
Band names are almost impossibly hard to choose — they should be easy to say but not forgettable, original but not obscure, catchy but not too commercial.
It is Duran Duran Appreciation Day around the world and you’re probably wondering if I made that up. I wish I had!
In advance of the upcoming their covers album, Under Cöver, a video was just released of Motörhead covering David Bowie’s “Heroes”. It’s both glorious and poignant.
Some rides are so fast, so wild, so vertiginous that you never want to get off. And when they do end, they’re all the more dizzying once you’ve disembarked.
“Ladies and gentlemen, rock ‘n’ roll.” – August 1, 1981
Summer is here, so it’s time to lock in with some kickass songs to get yourself to and from the beach. We put together a few songs from around the globe that may not be getting airplay on your home radio station but they are huge in other parts of the world.
Here’s some grunge archaeology for you. This video is Nirvana playing at a Radio Shack store in Aberdeen on January 24th, 1988. HOLY MOLY.