Before there was Twitter providing consolidated, concentrated comments, we tried our hand at some haiku—17 syllables, 5/7/5—to make some observations on what was going on. It didn’t go anywhere. So given that everything that’s old is still old but can be tried again, here are three, based on Todd’s interview in Variety, the recurring death … Continue reading It’s Got a Good Beat (17 of them)
Video: ‘It Might Get Loud’ Trailer When I first heard about this movie, I thought it sounded cheesy as shit. But this trailer looks really cool. The documentary “tells the personal stories of three generations of electric guitar virtuosos” and “reveals how each developed his unique sound and style of playing.” Am I being a … Continue reading Trailer: "It Might Get Loud" ft. Jack White, Jimmy Page, and the Edge
In an interview with our homeboy John Sellars for Spin, Duff McKagan reveals what he and his bandmates in Guns N’ Roses were listening to while they recorded their seminal album, Appetite for Destruction: The Joshua Tree was the soundtrack of my life when we were making Appetite. […] I listened to The Joshua Tree … Continue reading Duff reveals GNR's inspiration for Appetite
With songs pulled from shows across the summer of 1983, it perfectly encapsulates everything that made U2 so exciting at the time.
Video of George W. Bush performing U2’s Sunday Bloody Sunday.
U2’s recent tour stripped away the cheese of the big productions, and what was left was four guys who have been playing together for 25 years and who have never sounded better. Derek Phillips reviews the new DVD, U2 Go Home: Live From Slane Castle.
Super Bowl XXXVI Makes Al-Qaida Run For The Hills — “No more Terry Bradshaw!” they scream. Johnny Loftus Each year, the concentric rings of florescent gluttony emanating from the Super Bowl reach further and further out, before they eventually dissolve, say, around the time pitchers and catchers report to Spring Training in late February. But … Continue reading INORDINANCE
The Push and Pull of Celebrity, Art, Acting, and Musicianship Johnny Loftus Friday evening’s America: A Tribute To Heroes was the entertainment industry’s way of helping out the nation’s physical and emotional recovery effort, in the wake of September 11’s terrorist attacks. Musicians and actors – luxurious celebrities all – came together in a live … Continue reading WHO DO YOU LOVE?
Tragically, the Grammy viewing audience found itself asking all night, “Where’s Soy Bomb?” The utter lack of anything more controversial than another plunging neckline made even host Jon Stewart’s bits about a gay Eminem seem watered-down. The cavernous Staples Center was nicely decorated in shades of purple. But so is a baby’s nursery. After all, … Continue reading AIN’T NOTHIN’ BUT A G THING, BABY