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The Big Hurt: ICP take on magnets

Would that I could simply post the entire lyric to “Miracles” by INSANE CLOWN POSSE and call it an article.
Plus Slash loves Axl and Dre does Freddie
By DAVID THORPE  |  April 16, 2010

Excerpt: Evening’s Empire by BIll Flanagan

In this chapter, "The Drugs Don't Work," aging rock star Emerson Cutler and his manager, Jack Flynn, are seeking inspiration — and desperately trying to jumpstart his career.
An excerpt from Bill Flanagan’s new novel, Evening’s Empire , the true story of a band that never existed
By BILL FLANAGAN  |  February 05, 2010
Click Tracks: Jersey Shore pulls punches, Wayne Coyne makes babies, and R. Kelly sweats his tell-all

Click Tracks: Jersey Shore pulls punches, Wayne Coyne makes babies, and R. Kelly sweats his tell-all

Only two episodes deep (balls deep!) into their new "reality" show Jersey Shore, MTV is already seeing some major fallout. According to a recent article...
By Alexandra Cavallo  |  December 19, 2009

Britney Spears and Michael Jackson fight it out

Cue up track six on the new Britney (Jive) and prepare yourself for the Technicolor disco flash-back of the year, swooning string section, chunky Nile Rodgers guitar riff, and all. The song's called "Anticipating," and it captures the most famous 19-yea
Who's #1?
By SEAN RICHARDSON  |  July 03, 2009

The Big Hurt: Parse and labor

I think music-news headlines are now officially my favorite part of pop music.
The week in unhelpful headlines
By DAVID THORPE  |  June 19, 2009
Boston Phoenix makes Greil Marcus-edited Best Music Writing 2009

Boston Phoenix makes Greil Marcus-edited Best Music Writing 2009

Former Boston Phoenix staffer JAMES PARKER -- who now covers SpongeBob for some up-market liberal r...
By Carly Carioli  |  May 26, 2009


Girls gone wild

Maybe it was a good thing after all that Jeremiah Freed packed up and moved to Los Angeles. Sure, the band broke up, but in the process bassist Matt Cosby met Pete Donovan and managed to drag him back here to Maine.
Making Friends and cultivating Strangers
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  April 10, 2009
Pop Trash, MRTPQ, Big Jim, WTF and The Finisher!

Pop Trash, MRTPQ, Big Jim, WTF and The Finisher!

Fletcher takes out the Pop Trash, Special Ed relates a disturbing story for the MRTPQ, we addr...
By Charlie  |  January 06, 2009

The Big Hurt: Dr Pepper sickens Axl

Unless we act fast, the darkest chapter in American æsthetic history may soon be revisited.
Plus Creed threaten to exist again; Camp Freddy awful
By DAVID THORPE  |  December 09, 2008

Scott Weiland | “Happy” in Galoshes

It might be one of the year’s worst albums, an underwritten, overarranged mess of factory-floor guitar fuzz, go-nowhere vocal melodies, limp electronic beats, and lyrical clunkers
Softdrive/New West (2008)
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  November 24, 2008
Barstool, Idolator, Forsberg and WTF

Barstool, Idolator, Forsberg and WTF

El Pres from Barstool Sports phones in about deposed Pats cheerleader Caitlin Davis, Maura Johnston of calls us to discuss Stumpy and Axl, Chris...
By Charlie  |  November 06, 2008


Rock and rote

Three decades in, AC/DC’s conservatism pays off
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  November 05, 2008

CMJ in one day

The Gray Lady of indie music fests ain’t what she used to be
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  October 29, 2008

The Big Hurt: Chinese Democracy at last!

Reports have surfaced that Chinese Democracy , the long-awaited album by former rock gods Guns N’ Roses, has been completed and delivered to Geffen.

Why you should consider not caring

By DAVID THORPE  |  April 22, 2008

The 100 unsexiest men in the world

Welcome to the first installment of's 100 Unsexiest Men in the World.
Who would Scarlett least like to be with?
By BILL JENSEN & RYAN STEWART  |  March 27, 2008


I think it may have been sometime in the 1970s that the term “unauthorized” became sort of cool.
Axl Rose, Albert Goldman, and the renegade art of rock biography
By JAMES PARKER  |  February 15, 2008


Midsummer muses

It’s been almost 20 years since Corgan first bared his barren soul to the world and not a whole lot has changed.
Smashing Pumpkins redux and Velvet Revolver
By MATT ASHARE  |  July 23, 2007

Appetite for destruction

Well before he gunned down 32 people at Virginia Tech last week, it appears Seung-Hui Cho was obsessed with Guns N' Roses.
 Did the Virginia Tech shooter take his cues from a Guns N' Roses song?
By PAUL IORIO  |  April 20, 2007

The 100 unsexiest men 2007: 10-1

These guys couldn't turn on a radio
By  |  April 14, 2007


Who would have expected, at this late date, to find a 1980s glam band with a feyish, Trent Reznor–influenced singer leading the action?
Schizophonia | V2  
By MICHAEL FREEDBERG  |  August 01, 2006

Twin Engines beat list photo 04/21/06

Two by two

Twin Engines have four songs up on their MySpace page, and though guitarist Jimmy Walls cautions they’re just demos, you can get a good feel for the amount of sound and energy Walls and Rae can produce.
Twin Engines marries Vacationland and New York City
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  April 19, 2006