I have been told many times to not meet my heroes – that it is either not all it’s cracked up to be or that I will come face to face with an interaction that will leave me largely unsatisfied. It is a tale that has been passed down, a sort of innate understanding that these encounters do not usually turn out well. And how could they?
Unlike boxing, rock and roll is not renowned for great comebacks. A few missteps and then it’s usually farewell, have a good life, who are you again?
November is halfway over and (in the US) elastic-waisted pants are ready for Thanksgiving – which means everyone is technically allowed to start listening to Holiday music, right?
When the flannel soldiers of Seattle stormed mainstream music in the early 90s, glam metal bands and their fans were sent scurrying back underground as popular culture shifted its attention away from big hair and bigger ballads.
Alt rock darlings Kurt Vile and Courtney Barnett threw down at the historic Fox Theater in Oakland on October 18th. Our pal Aaron Rubin was there with his trusty camera.
Whether you realize it or not, you need more glam rock in your daily life. That is what I figured out back in February when the Glam Skanks delivered a dose of their glitter stomp on Las Vegas in support of Adam Ant.
With Halloween right around the corner, we’ve been revisiting our favorite spooky TV cameos by some legendary musicians. WHEN WORLDS COLLIDE!
In anticipation of Dirty Heads’ 6th album, Swim Team, singer/guitarist Duddy B chatted with Jeff Nolan about the state of the group.
Tom Petty went to the Great Gig in the Sky last night. He was only 66 years old. RPM’s Jason Lent and Earl Douglas share their thoughts.
Welcome to PRETENTIOUS POETRY – where we take a look at classic rock lyrics as paraphrased by a sophomore English major. Today’s installment is the AC/DC classic “Back in Black”. Brace yourself for true idiocy.