Burger Records improves its scrappy indie festival by having it its way
Are those still a thing? If you're a band trying to sell merch, they are
The rock legend enjoys a new wave in his career
Modest Mouse US Open of Surfing 7/26/13 This year's US Open of Surfing's musical event day number two was as crazy and chaotic as always, prompting the drunkest, sun burnt, and heat exhausted audience members to turn it into the US Open of Crowd Surfing. Indie musicians Modest Mouse headlined this ... More >>
I swear this heat is messing with my sleep, so that when I woke at four the other morning it was as if the accumulated bodily discomfort of the previous day's scorching here in Modjeska Canyon had stuck around, morphing into some kind of itchy psycho-emotional discontent, a near-existential nervous ... More >>
UPDATE, April 12, 2012, 5:51 p.m.:Frances Bean Cobain has also released a statement: While I'm generally silent on the affairs of my biological mother, her recent tirade has taken a gross turn. I have never been approached by Dave Grohl in more than a platonic way. I'm in a monogamous re ... More >>
The prolific electronic music performer/producer talks U.S. dance culture and his upcoming album
Lou Reed in 1973. If this was fat in the '70s, it's no wonder we're all considered obese now.The online music-journalism archive Rock's Backpages is 10 years old this month. If you've never heard of the site, it's probably because a) you're not a music geek or b) you don't want to have to pay to ... More >>
Anaheim's most famous son-in-law, Gavin Rossdale, explains himself, then plays a homecoming show, kind of
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UPDATE, 6:28 P.M., JULY 23, 2011: It seems tabloid newspaper Sunday Mirror will report in tomorrow's issue that Amy Winehouse passed away after an ecstasy and alcohol binge. See the front page image after the jump.ORIGINAL POST, 9:58 A.M., JULY 23, 2011: TMZ confirms that singer Amy Winehouse, 27 ... More >>
Courtney Love and actor Michael Pitt are reportedly dating. Totally weird, because Pitt played a fictional character based on Love's now-deceased husband, Kurt Cobain in Gus Van Sant's film Last Days.
As reported yesterday, YouTube pestilence and "Friday" singer Rebecca Black received death threats in March, leading to an ongoing investigation by the Anaheim PD. We're not sure what's more pathetic--threatening an 8th grader, or a detective having to waste time hunting down anyone who takes Bl ... More >>
Chad Sengstock/OC WeeklyFoo 'til you're red in the faceThe Show: Have you ever seen a guy make the sign of the cross with his face? If you haven't, then you haven't seen the Foo Fighters play live, which is a shame. Frontman Dave Grohl did the head-banging maneuver with teeth clenched several tim ... More >>
There's more to Tosin Abasi's instrumental prog-metal outfit than guitar heroics
Now that both Ellen DeGeneres and Simon Cowell are leaving American Idol, rumors abound over who's going to be the next arbiter of taste on the Fox show. J Lo's supposedly signed a deal. Allegedly, Steven Tyler's been asked to join the show. P Diddy's thrown his hat into the ring. Elton John, Jessic ... More >>
Andrew YoussefPearl Jam at the Gibson Amphitheater last SeptemberThere was a time when leveling the word "sellout" at a band was the equivalent of pinning a scarlet letter to a musician's leather jacket. For some of those bands who made it big in the '90s, fame was ostensibly a lamentable state o ... More >>
Our handy-dandy guide to sorting the wieners from the dogs
Andrew YoussefThe Hype: Surfer Blood have been riding a wave of buzz behind their catchy debut album, Astro Coast. A sign posted outside of the Detroit Bar informed patrons that the evening's performance was being filmed for Carson Daly. It seems that both the Detroit Bar and Surfer Blood we ... More >>
Former Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic has been heavily involved in politics since the death of Kurt Cobain. On Wednesday, he filed to run for county clerk of Wahkiakum County (it's in Washington, and no, I don't know how to pronounce that) as a member of the Grange party. Novoselic is reportedly ru ... More >>
Bobcat Goldthwait's back onstage, whether he likes it or not
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GB gives the loverman a melvin
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