Maybe it took R.E.M. half of their 30 years together as a band to formally announce their breakup because they were afraid of what would happen. Yup, when the Athens, Ga. band called it quits yesterday, 2,070 articles on Google used a play on the band's 1987 hit "It's the End of the World (As We ... More >>
Wendy Lynch/MyspaceModest MouseEver notice what bizarre instruments indie rockers have been using on stage? It may enhance the sound at times, but whipping out a melodica or tuba always makes me wonder what the hell were they were thinking. Artists like Sufjan Stevens and Modest Mouse need to cut ... More >>
It's time to rank the best of what went around and came around again.
As punk and disco exploded, the Piano Man's deeply unhip 1978 breakthrough proved that top-shelf Broadway/Brill Building songwriting could still sell - and, occasionally, rock. "Scenes ... More >>