Phil Collins

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2013

    Bone Thugs-N-Harmony's Most Surprising Moments

    Who doesn't love a little Bone Thugs-n-Harmony? A favorite group of rap fans young and old, they've given the hip-hop nation such timeless classics as "Tha Crossroads" and "1st of the Month," both of which will certainly be heard at this weekend's show at The Observatory. Even with a harmonious styl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2013

    The 10 Douchiest Drummers of All Time

    What would music be without a beat, a rhythm or a backbone? Though they qualify as the first instruments ever created, the drums are probably the last thing most music fans can live without. And while we worship plenty of drummers in modern music, there are some Gods of Thunder that might actually d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2013

    Hell or Highwater Turns an Alt-Metal Drummer Into a Frontman

    There few things that come with as much anticipation and anxiety as watching a respected drummer step out from behind the kit and grab a mic. The paradigm shift from rocking in the back of the stage to the front is rarely successful unless you're Phil Collins. So for Hell or Highwater's Brandon Sall ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2012

    Gotye's 'Somebody That I Used to Know': The Five Best Covers

    ​You know the song: "Somebody That I Used to Know" is a powerful and bitter break-up anthem by Australian singer-songwriter Gotye. I'm not sure how to rank it compared with Adele's "Someone Like You" as a break-up ode, but I'd definitely put it in the same mix tape. Both songs are seriously up the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2012

    Top 15 Teen Movie Music Moments

    ​Teen movies, in general, have great music. I don't know how that is, but when you think about it, teenagers take music more seriously than any other demographic I can think of, so if you're making a movie by/for them, it's gotta have a great soundtrack. Some of the choices may be silly, but, the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2011

    Top 10 Noel Gallagher Songs While in Oasis (Bonus: and His 10 Funniest Quotes!)

    ​ Things you should know by now: Noel Gallagher is a rock & roll star. He is no longer in Oasis. Although his little brother Liam was the face and main voice of Oasis, Noel was the leader. Noel only sang lead vocals on about 15 percent of the songs, but he wrote about 95 percent of them. Noel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2011

    On the Line: Andrew Gruel of Slapfish, Part One

    Photo by Meranda Carter​Fact: Andrew and Jethro decided on Tax Day to create Slapfish. Also a fact: Their food is truly sustainable and fresh, since they double as wholesale importers (triple if you factor in their future "Test Kitchen" endeavor). Did we reel you in yet? Follow our interview with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2011

    Top 10 Singles of 2011--So Far

    ​We just gave you the top 10 best albums of the year so far--now revel in the best singles!Obviously, Adele is in there, but guess who else gets a mention? Plus, do you agree with our choices? Put your own picks in the comments!

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2011

    10 Best Albums of the Year--So Far

    Christopher Victorio/OC Weekly​Hey, the year's half over! Isn't that reason enough to count back through the albums that have been released thus far in 2011 and decide which ones we can safely say are great? Yes, it is.Check out our picks after the jump--and see which ones made it.

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2011

    Five Careers for the Post-Retirement Phil Collins

    ​ In a move that devastated fans of the soundtrack to Disney's Tarzan (1999), Phil Collins announced his retirement from the music industry this week. A prolific recording artist during his 40 year career, it's unlikely the former Genesis front man will stay idle for long. When Collins is read ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2011

    OC Weekly's 1980 Through 1989 Mixtape

    Run-D.M.C.​We decided to make a new super-cool mixtape for all our loyal readers to enjoy this week. We caught the Reagan documentary on HBO over the long weekend, and it inspired us to reach back to the era of skinny ties, geometric hairdos and personal and musical excess for a set of kickass tun ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2010

    Five Reasons To Watch Yes

    Robert Knight​Don't call it a comeback; Yes have been touring for years (41 to be exact), albeit with a rotating cast of personnel. The seminal '70s U.K. prog band has seen legitimate resurgences in each decade, and still puts in serious roadwork well into their fourth. Music blogs don't give a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2010

    The Habit Burger Grill Probably Won't Become One

    ​The chica's parents bought me a Barnes & Noble gift card for Christmas, so this cheapskate finally splurged on Mark Kurlansky's The Food of a Younger Land, which collected excerpts from a long-forgotten WPA program that sought to capture America's regional food traditions. It's a great read, ... More >>

  • Culture

    October 2, 2008
  • Blogs

    September 12, 2008

    Last Night: Tricky at House of Blues

    Better Than: Playing a game of Guitar Hero while blind folded. It was a strange thing trudging up the steps of Disney's House of Blues to find an empty bar on the second floor. It's typically the first crowd you see before disappearing down the stairs to find a spot at ground level. But just minu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2008

    Last Night: Coldplay, Shearwater, Jon Hopkins @ The Forum

    By Andrew Youssef Better Than: Watching the video for "Viva La Vida" on your new iphone. Download: Previously unreleased track "Death Will Never Conquer" from the It's fitting that the Forum is primarily used as a church these days, with the occasional concert scheduled for variety. ... More >>

  • Music

    May 8, 2008
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    August 16, 2007

    New Kicks

    DJ Z-Trip enters the Blend Zone with his All-Pro soundtrack

  • Music

    July 12, 2007

    CD Review

    Patton Oswalt, Werewolves and Lollipops (Sub Pop CD/DVD)

  • Film

    March 15, 2007

    Special Screenings

    Movie of the Week: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

  • Music

    August 10, 2006

    Crooning Drummers

    Midnight Movies

  • Film

    July 27, 2006

    Undercover of the Night

    Violent shoot-outs and dangerous love in Manns visceral cop series update

  • Music

    December 22, 2005

    Blowing Up

    Bob Kurthy, Blow Up Blow

  • Music

    December 1, 2005

    Wotta Country

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  • News

    November 24, 2005

    the Rise of Carbon

    It’s the new plastic, and the military-industrial complex wants it all. That’s bad news for Anaheim’s Anchor Products

  • Columns

    September 2, 2004

    Gina Is a Punk Rocker

    We cause trouble at Patti Smith, Chris Isaak, the Hut and the Watermans Ball

  • Music

    April 29, 2004

    I Steel Them From You!

    10 Mexican-bashing songs from the rock & roll canon

  • Culture

    March 25, 2004

    You Know! For Kids!

    Because were family-friendly like that!

  • Columns

    February 19, 2004

    How Will We Know?

    Only our vaginas know for sure!

  • Music

    August 14, 2003
  • Columns

    January 2, 2003

    The Year in Girl

    Congressman Rohrabacher? Meet Jan from the Vandals!

  • Columns

    September 19, 2002

    Mother F-ing Teresa

    Just treat her right, and nobody gets hurt

  • Columns

    July 11, 2002

    Do It in the Butt!

    And the Commie Girl trifecta!

  • Music

    February 28, 2002
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    March 22, 2001
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    February 22, 2001
  • Features

    September 14, 2000

    Rich Kane: Total Idiot

    Letters to the Weeklys much-esteemed Music Editor

  • Columns

    August 24, 2000
  • Music

    April 15, 1999

    Ness Is More

    The Education of Mike Ness