When bands don’t get along, you can usually tell. There’s a distinct difference between friendly joshing around in interviews and the overt glaring across the stage that’s oh-so-evident in concert DVDs (no names named). But some bands manage to power through that kind of
“We went there with the spirit of it, but actually it was pretty shambolic”, “one big disappointment”, “the gig was foul” … none of these phrases strike any particular joy into the hearts of those who love Led Zeppelin, especially when you remember that
Ozzy Osbourne. Is there another name that so completely defies what science is trying to prove? How exactly has the lead singer of Black Sabbath managed to cheat death for this long? It’s about time somebody genuinely examined the facts — and someone is.
So, you want to start your own record label. Like opening a bar or buying a sports team, this is always something that crosses your mind at some point in your life (and is possibly voiced after a couple of drinks). But what if
Bruce Springsteen will always take the cake as New Jersey’s poster boy for music, and deservedly so. But Bon Jovi are also one of New Jersey’s finest, and one of the most important artists of the ‘80s. When the era was riddled with cheesy,
What exactly makes music “pretentious”? It’s “something full of pretense; an attempt to make something that is not the case appear true”. It’s an insult that’s levied against any number of bands often with little back-up or explanation. Is it the lyrics? The music?
It has famously been said that, “writing about music is like dancing about architecture,” and rightfully so. Music is unwieldy, notoriously anarchic, and devilishly moody, making it an incredibly difficult topic to tackle. Rock ‘n’ roll journalists made it their calling to take on
Admit it. You have mindlessly sung along to songs without realizing what they were about. It’s okay, we’ve all been there. A few years back, I was singing along with Foster the People’s “Pumped Up Kicks” (so damn catchy!), then realized I had been
The well-trodden path to stardom that begins in the depths of Disney and Nickelodeon-style kid culture and meanders its way to a fully-fledged adult career is one that has been traveled many times. But not everyone makes it. Plenty of child stars that were
In our modern age, it’s rare for even the smallest tidbit of information about a bona-fide superstar to not become a common fact. This is especially the case with Taylor Swift, who has every facet of her life dissected and passed on by a