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Robert Mancini


  • Clutch Frontman Decodes His Sinister Lyrical Visions

    Stoner rock stallwarts Clutch return to the road next month, giving fans another chance to congregate and bark along to frontman Neil Fallon's madman sermons of robot overlords, government cover-ups and long dead civilizations. Fallon's bon mots, turns of phrase and sidewalk preacher screeds have carved a unique space for Clutch in the heavy music […]

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  • Breaking: Maylene and the Sons of Disaster

    Who: Birmingham, Alabama's Maylene and the Sons of Disaster come by their thunderous, southern-fried hard rock honestly. Frontman Dallas Taylor honed his roar with Christian metalcore outfit Underoath before splitting with that band in 2003. Noting he was "ready for a change," the singer left his hometown of Ocala, Florida, and headed to Birmingham, where […]

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  • Clutch Deliver Fresh Stoner Rock on "Strange Cousins," Fall Tour

    Fans of bottom-heavy, groove-rich rock have reason to rejoice well into the Fall. Full-throated stoner rock journeymen Clutch have set a July 14th release for their new album, Strange Cousins From the West, and also unveiled a new string of U.S. dates that reaches deep into October. The band kicks off its U.S. tour with […]

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  • Your Frank Sinatra Shortlist: Leonardo DiCaprio? Johnny Depp? Chris Pine?

    Kind of fitting that on the 11th anniversary of Frank Sinatra's death, we're consumed with his impending rebirth via the vision of Martin Scorsese. The Oscar winning director is taking the reigns of a Sinatra biopic, to be written by Field of Dreams screenwriter Phil Alden Robinson. While there's no word on who will try […]

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  • Chris Brown Says He Is "Sorry and Saddened" Over Rihanna Incident in First Statement

    Exactly one week after being arrested for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend Rihanna in the early-morning hours before the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, Chris Brown has broken his silence and issued a statement that says, "Words cannot begin to express how sorry and saddened I am over what transpired." Without ever mentioning Rihanna by name, […]

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  • Chris Brown's Fall: Can the R&B Star's Career Survive Rihanna Arrest?

    How do the mighty fall? With a heavy thud, as Chris Brown learned once news broke of an altercation involving him and his girlfriend Rihanna on Grammy Awards eve, one that sent her to the hospital with what was described as "horrific" bruises. Within hours, the 19-year-old pop star went from squeaky-clean teen idol to […]

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  • Jack Black Calls McCartney Collabo "Delicious," Metallica Rep for Rockers: What You Didn't See at the Grammys

    When presented with four words — Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl — Jack Black's mind leaped to food. "It's a strange combination but it's one of those that could end up being delicious," he told Rolling Stone before the Beatle and Foo Fighter took the stage at last night's Grammy Awards. "I'm sure the first time […]

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  • "Isn't it great to see the Jonas Brothers and Stevie Wonder back together again," blink-182's Mark Hoppus joked as his band — together again — took the stage at the Grammy Awards to present the trophy for Best Rock Album to Coldplay. "We used to play music together, and we decided to play music together […]

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  • After Bruce Springsteen, Who's Next for the Super Bowl?

    After decades of sugar-coated pop debacles, the NFL has served up a parade of legends during halftime of the big game. In recent years, the Super Bowl has delivered Paul McCartney, the Rolling Stone, U2, Tom Petty, Aerosmith and now Bruce Springsteen. But where does the NFL go from here? It's a tall order to […]

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  • Yeah Yeah Yeahs' "It's Blitz": "Less Angst and More Positivity, Man"

    One of New York's finest rock trios, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, are returning in April with a new album called It's Blitz — and Rolling Stone has the scoop with an in the studio story in the next issue (on newsstands this week!). "We're always going to have Yeah Yeah Yeahs hooks and energy," Karen […]

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