Check out our Epicenter Twenty Ten slideshows:
Day One: Eminem, Kiss, Papa Roach and more
Day Two: Blink-182, Bad Religion, Rise Against and more
Eminem at Epicenter 2010
September 25, 2010
Auto Club Speedway
That's not to say that the new stuff isn't good. I think it's great that he's doing duets with Rihanna about domestic abuse. It totally makes sense coming from a guy who once dueted with his own daughter about murdering the child's mother.
As for Bush, the poster boys of '90s-ra grunge, all I can say is that it was good they didn't follow Eminem. While singer Gavin Rossdale managed to display some impressive energy for a man of his age, bouncing around and scissor kicking and such, the music he and his band played on Saturday night was just as boring as I remember it being in 1993. This didn't bother the crowd which was ample and teeming with folks singing along to such hits as Machinehead and Glycerine. The performance, full of singles still heard on KROQ to this day, served to demonstrate that even the most mediocre bands are capable of attaining the highest level of success.
Personal Bias: I'm a sucker for Eminem's earlier work.