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Music news in brief
| May 13, 2011
Foo Fighters | Wasting Light
After Nirvana, Dave Grohl could easily have spent the rest of his career hiding behind a drum kit somewhere, but instead he risked undeserved scrutiny by jumping to the mic in front of his own creation.
| April 15, 2011
Dave Grohl Fights Coffee Addiction
| March 23, 2010
Them Crooked Vultures | Them Crooked Vultures
One day, maybe in a decade or three, somebody will dig this LP out of the future virtual version of a record crate in a Salvation Army and be blown away by the deep grooves this supergroup generate
| November 20, 2009
Newport’s rock royalty
If 75orLess Records CEO (and Six Star General bassist) Mark MacDougall decided to host an East Bay Desert Sessions, the diePods would be the 3 am headliner.
The diePods — straight outta the City by the Sea
| October 23, 2009
How it feels to be something (back) on
Sub Pop co-founder Jonathan Poneman still sounds amazed by the band he saw at Seattle’s Crocodile Café back in 1993.
The return of Sunny Day Real Estate
| September 25, 2009
Mastodon | Crack in the Skye
"Mastodon are a full-on metal band for people who think they're too cool to like metal," writes Will Hermes in his four-star Rolling Stone review of the latest from these veteran Atlanta bone crushers.
| March 30, 2009
In these unsettling times of geopolitical instability around the globe and economic chaos here at home, it’s nice to know that we can depend on Motörhead.
Motörizer | Steamhammer/SPV
| September 02, 2008
Hot summer nights
The annual Sound Session festival is a weeklong sonic soiree that is expected to draw upwards of 65,000 partygoers from July 6 through 12.
The pulsating spirit of Sound Session ’08
| June 24, 2008
Every last one of you who votes in our Best Music Poll is a treasure; but blessed are those who write-in.
Stand up for your write(-ins)
| May 07, 2008
Turn up the Radio
Three-piece rock bands are so much more interesting when the bass player and drummer aren’t just sidekicks for a big-time frontman/guitarist.
Sidecar perform frequency modulation on Wave Principle
| April 02, 2008
Older, wiser, faster, louder
When, 13 years ago, Dave Grohl strapped on a guitar and stepped into the spotlight as the frontman of Foo Fighters, the young band at once became members of the old guard.
Foo Fighters at the DCU Center, February 18, 2008
| February 26, 2008
The Color Fred
It shouldn’t come as any surprise that Bend To Break sounds a whole lot like Foo Fighters.
Bend To Break | Equal Vision
| December 03, 2007
Nirvana versus Foo Fighters
Are Foo Fighters more important than Nirvana? Such a thought might have been considered heresy even five years ago.
Has the sideman surpassed his hero?
| November 27, 2007
Sticky and sweet
All for the love of rock-and-roll, uh, mediocrity?
Juliette and the Licks, Middle East Downstairs, November 6, 2007
| November 13, 2007
For nearly two decades, Josh Homme has had countless irons in the rock-and-roll fire.
Josh Homme’s lullabies of love
| October 22, 2007
The end is nigh! And I’m not talking about the mortgage market.
Bad news begets good tunes
| September 12, 2007
True’s book coincides with a bit of Nirvana’s Phoenix lore, and this week we’re publishing an excerpt from the book alongside several related articles from our archives.
A new Nirvana biography and excerpts from the Phoenix archives shed new light
| March 30, 2007
State of Nirvana
This article originally appeared in the March 11, 1994 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
A conversation with Kurt Cobain, Dave Grohl, and Krist Novoselic
KURT ST. THOMAS
| March 28, 2007
It wouldn’t be fair to blame Jeremy Enigk for the current overabundance of “emo” — a style that entails sensitive guys laying their hearts on the line to a degree that verges on sickening.
Jeremy Enigk’s clear new vision
| November 29, 2006
Forward into the past!
Could it be just a coincidence that as I sit here writing this, a grizzled Bob Seger is gearing up for the release of Face the Promise , the Detroit rocker’s first proper studio album in, oh, forever and a day? The Lemonheads, "No Backbone" (mp3)
Oldies and more in the season’s CD releases
| September 14, 2006
On the racks: August 29, 2006
. . . plus Method Man, Motorhead, and Pete Yorn
Tego Calderon, Bob Dylan, Ray LaMontagne . . .
| August 30, 2006
The quieter side of Dave's world
Grohl seemed to relish the opportunity to sit, talk, and play some of his favorite Foo tunes in a less intense setting than he’s clearly used to. Foo Fighters and Frank Black at the Wang Center, August 22, 2006.
The Foo Fighters at the Wang, August 22, 2006
| August 25, 2006
Not bummed out - side
| April 20, 2006
“When the Foo Fighters release a record,” says the band’s long-time drummer, Taylor Hawkins, “if we get a bad review, it’s like, ‘Hey, I’m just the drummer!’ But with my record, if I get a bad review it’s my ass.”
Taylor Hawkins and his Coattail Riders
| April 18, 2006
Now that the music biz has licked its wounds from a nasty 2005, things are finally starting to heat up, and an indie-heavy winter is giving way to a more major spring.
The majors gear up for a promising spring
| March 10, 2006
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