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  • Space Bible With Volume Lumps

    Space Bible With Volume Lumps | SONG REVIEW

    If Wayne Coyne ever tires of this pop thing, he'll have a future in film scores. This instrumental from Coyne's Christmas on Mars works...

    November 27, 2008 12:00 PM ET
  • Rob Zombie: "Our Fans Were More Metal Than We Were"

    Rob Zombie: "Our Fans Were More Metal Than We Were" | ARTICLE

    Rob Zombie has made a career out of reinventing evreybody else's past, but this month he's taking a look at his own with the release of Let Sleeping Corpses Lie, a four CD, one DVD box set...

    November 18, 2008 9:00 AM ET
  • Nintendo Designer Mutates Music Games

    Nintendo Designer Mutates Music Games | ARTICLE

    With the proliferation of music games on the market and the ongoing arms race between Rock Band and Guitar Hero, it was only a matter of time before Nintendo checked in with their own version. Wii Music,...

    November 13, 2008 7:55 AM ET
  • Smashing Pumpkins Mix Elation With Frustration at NYC Anniversary Stop

    Smashing Pumpkins Mix Elation With Frustration at NYC Anniversary Stop | ARTICLE

    In the lobby of United Palace, the grand theater in Harlem where Smashing Pumpkins spent two nights celebrating their 20th anniversary last week, a T-shirt for sale declared "Smashing Pumpkins: 20 Years of Sadness." Based on the...

    November 10, 2008 1:25 PM ET
  • The Unlikeliest Comeback: Gavin Rossdale Returns to To Rock Radio

    The Unlikeliest Comeback: Gavin Rossdale Returns to To Rock Radio | ARTICLE

    Back in the post-grunge era in the '90s, nobody — not Scott Weiland, not the dudes from Candlebox — was more maligned than Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale. Labeled as a wannabe from the start, his band still...

    October 31, 2008 9:30 AM ET
  • Having Survived Industrial Rock, Ogre Takes on the Future

    Having Survived Industrial Rock, Ogre Takes on the Future | ARTICLE

    Nivek Ogre, the founder of industrial icons Skinny Puppy who was born Kevin Ogilvie but now just goes by "Ogre," has been around both literally and figuratively. Born and raised in Canada, his work with Skinny Puppy...

    October 16, 2008 3:08 PM ET
  • Nick Cave and Warren Ellis Bring Pathos, Rage to "Woyzeck"

    Nick Cave and Warren Ellis Bring Pathos, Rage to "Woyzeck" | ARTICLE

    The characters in Georg Buchner's play Woyzeck are fueled by pride, haunted by the past, overcome with testosterone and ultimately crippled by their own pathos. So it makes perfect sense that Nick Cave composed new songs for...

    October 16, 2008 11:48 AM ET
  • Intimacy

    Intimacy | ALBUM REVIEW

    Bloc Party have had a hard time finding their niche: They've bounced from the dance rock of their debut to the stadium-size riffs of their second album, sounding unfocused both times. But their latest album finally finds...

    September 18, 2008 12:00 AM ET
  • OutKast's Andre Benjamin Says New Solo Album Coming Soon

    OutKast's Andre Benjamin Says New Solo Album Coming Soon | ARTICLE

    Andre Benjamin has dressed up as everything from a space alien to a slick pimp as a member of OutKast, but he's never worn a turtle costume — until now. This Friday sees the opening of Battle...

    September 16, 2008 5:48 PM ET
  • The Raconteurs, Bob Dylan Highlight New American Music Union in Pittsburgh

    The Raconteurs, Bob Dylan Highlight New American Music Union in Pittsburgh | ARTICLE

    Even before he took the stage to close out the inaugural New American Music Union festival, Bob Dylan cast an exceptionally large shadow over the proceedings. The fest, organized by American Eagle and presented around the corner...

    August 11, 2008 11:43 AM ET
  • Despite Inconsistencies, Nine Inch Nails Provide Big Impact

    Despite Inconsistencies, Nine Inch Nails Provide Big Impact | ARTICLE

    It's hard to dislike Trent Reznor: the guy regularly gives away excellent music, goes out of his way to design a visually stunning stage show and even fought through voice problems tonight. While his set got off...

    August 4, 2008 1:05 AM ET
  • The National Let Their Stirring Sound Ring Out

    The National Let Their Stirring Sound Ring Out | ARTICLE

    If there was ever a band who didn't fit the festival mold, it's the National. Their songs are late-night meditations on love, loss and regret — not exactly rousing sing-along material. However, that didn't stop a passionate...

    August 4, 2008 12:55 AM ET
  • Love and Rockets Dial Up the Low End at Lollapalooza

    Love and Rockets Dial Up the Low End at Lollapalooza | ARTICLE

    When Perry Farrell introduced Love and Rockets on Saturday night, he announced them as one of his favorite bands of all time. It's easy to see why Farrell is enthusiastic about the group that formed out of...

    August 4, 2008 12:10 AM ET
  • Black Kids Prove They're Better Than the Buzz at Lollapalooza

    Black Kids Prove They're Better Than the Buzz at Lollapalooza | ARTICLE

    The natives were restless on Sunday afternoon at Lollapalooza, and who could blame them? They had already spent two days on the sun dancing, drinking and rocking out — clearly, their reserves were tapped. Salvation came in...

    August 3, 2008 11:00 PM ET
  • Rage Against the Machine Return to Riot Atmosphere

    Rage Against the Machine Return to Riot Atmosphere | ARTICLE

    "Save that shit for the streets!" declared Rage Against the Machine frontman Zack De La Rocha. He was reprimanding an overly aggressive crowd that forced the band to stop multiple times to restore order amidst the fans...

    August 3, 2008 12:40 AM ET
  • Lupe Fiasco Celebrates "Lupepalooza"

    Lupe Fiasco Celebrates "Lupepalooza" | ARTICLE

    If you weren't aware that this was Lupe Fiasco's third Lollapalooza, he's happy to remind you, as an intro announced his history with the festival and welcomed the crowd to "Lupepalooza" before Lupe did push-ups and...

    August 3, 2008 12:00 AM ET
  • Dr. Dog, Gutter Twins Engage the Power of the Riff

    Dr. Dog, Gutter Twins Engage the Power of the Riff | ARTICLE

    Looking (and spasming) like the Blues Brothers' distant cousin, Dr. Dog frontman Scott McMicken lead his band through a set of meat and potatoes riffage that made believers out of the afternoon crowd. Though the group stuck...

    August 2, 2008 11:00 PM ET
  • Radiohead Hit the Lights on Night One of Lollapalooza

    Radiohead Hit the Lights on Night One of Lollapalooza | ARTICLE

    The first day of Lollapalooza 2008 went out in bright, epic style as Radiohead brought their full slate of visual tricks as well as a healthy collection of songs from throughout their career. The set relied heavily...

    August 2, 2008 12:40 AM ET
  • Bloc Party Trade Their Dance Rhythms For Stadium Anthems

    Bloc Party Trade Their Dance Rhythms For Stadium Anthems | ARTICLE

    Bloc Party frontman Kele Okereke looked like he was ready for a very political game of basketball. Dressed in brightly colored shorts, vintage Nikes and a Barack Obama T-shirt with the word "Progress" written on it, Okereke...

    August 2, 2008 12:05 AM ET
  • The Black Keys Get Spacey and Shakin' at Lollapalooza

    The Black Keys Get Spacey and Shakin' at Lollapalooza | ARTICLE

    "I only came for the Black Keys," shouted a heavily bearded man to nobody in particular. He was not alone in his enthusiasm, as a large crowd gathered to see the pair of Ohioans shake and sweat...

    August 1, 2008 11:31 PM ET
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