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The Big Hurt: Kid and Mitt, Ja Rule’s Leap Day, Limp Bizkit and Cash Money, Bieberwatch, and more

At the July 2011 launch party for Kid Rock's Born Free album, the New York Post was already asking the tough questions: who would Kid Rock endorse for president?
Music news in brief
By DAVID THORPE  |  March 09, 2012

Christian Hayes' new band, Jack Doran's new son, and more

SIDECAR RADIO ’s CHRISTIAN HAYES has been dipping his toe in the hip-hop world lately.
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  September 17, 2010

Here is the video of Joanna Newsom and Robin Pecknold covering Sheryl Crow and Kid Rock

It's true: at a recent show in Oakland, Joanna Newsom and Robin Pecknold (lead singer of Fleet Foxes) continued the time-honored tradition of indie rockers...
By Ryan Stewart  |  August 03, 2010

The end that could have been

For a few wonderful days, it seemed that Aerosmith were finally kaput.
Three missed Aerosmith break-up opportunities
By DAVID THORPE  |  November 20, 2009

Pain makes you beautiful

With all the success Dead Season have had, perhaps their greatest talent lies in their unflappable honesty, their unwavering self-confidence. At times, their songs, full of introspection and naked emotion, are like being forced to stare at the sun. The i
 Dead Season find the middle ground between life and death
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  September 11, 2009

The Big Hurt: Bomb squad

Plenty of great shit to get excited about this week: new Wilco and Jarvis Cocker, tons of Rolling Stones reissues, a double-disc Jonas Brothers DVD spectacular, and the long-awaited 31st edition of the venerable Now That's What I Call Music! series. Bu
This week in optional listening
By DAVID THORPE  |  July 03, 2009


The Big Hurt: Rock in a hard place

Fear not, broke American: the music industry feels your pain.
The economy makes music its bitch
By DAVID THORPE  |  May 22, 2009

The Big Hurt: Hootie goes country, Roses stay in denial, Spector gets 'demonic'

I’m still not used to the idea that Darius Rucker (“Hootie” to you and me) is a chart-topping country superstar now.
Music news in brief
By DAVID THORPE  |  March 31, 2009

Kid Rock

It takes a special kind of white trash moron to equate racecar drivers with National Guard members serving in Iraq, as Mr. Rock recently did in a television commerical. One risks their lives for the glory of fat rednecks and money, while the other fights
By Boston Phoenix Staff  |  March 26, 2009

All a-Twitter

Seven microblogging books worth scrolling upward for
Seven microblogging books worth scrolling upward for
By MIKE MILIARD  |  January 14, 2009

The Big Hurt: The year in not really giving a shit

In the annals of American pop history, 2008 will surely go down as a year when our nation had more-important shit to worry about than music.
Maybe next year, music
By DAVID THORPE  |  December 23, 2008


The Big Hurt: Peace capes

The dismissal of the drunk-driving case against Britney Spears has brought a ceremonial end to the downfall that ushered in a new Golden Age of tabloid journalism.
Plus Moz yarns, Osmond extensions
By DAVID THORPE  |  November 04, 2008

The Big Hurt: The week in digital mishaps

Say what you will about Kid Rock, but I will not allow you to deny that the man is a fucking artiste .  
Internets threaten Kid Rock, Steven Tyler, and sexy bits
By DAVID THORPE  |  October 15, 2008

Lucky, beautiful, and, now, holy

He was the king of rock, there was no higher . The sucker MCs, they should call him sire .
Rev Run runs straight
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  August 20, 2008

Blues juniors

A guitar howls through the streets of downtown Chattanooga just as the sun begins to set, pealing out an elaborately improvised solo pasted onto the end of “Red House.”
Back Door Slam rejuvenate a British tradition
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  August 19, 2008

Vetiver + Phosphorescent

Houck looked nothing like Bonnie Prince Billy or the more emotionally tortured freak-folkies he’s usually lumped with.
Museum of Fine Arts, August 1, 2008
By GUSTAVO TURNER  |  August 04, 2008


World War III

Devastating news: Boy George has been denied entry to the United States!
The Big Hurt: Boy George vs. America; Coldplay vs. some dude; 50 Cent vs. chalupas
By DAVID THORPE  |  June 30, 2008

The Big Hurt: Tragic kingdom

The whole Hard Rock enterprise — which started as a café and has since branched out into hotels, casinos, and a vast nationwide network of lame T-shirts — has built great success on the idea of “rock.”
Hard Rock Park about as awesome as it sounds
By DAVID THORPE  |  May 20, 2008

PETA’s Dan Mathews says all animals are equal

With its boldest gambit yet — offering $1 million to the person who can create “commercially viable” fake meat — PETA continues to push boundaries in its fight for animal rights.
By KATE MAYHEW  |  April 23, 2008

Boston hits Detroit

There’s a dirty little secret about the J. Geils Band — one that diehard Boston fans don’t always appreciate hearing.
Peter Wolf joins forces with Kid Rock
By MATT ASHARE  |  January 29, 2008

Mike Ladd

“Fuck it, it’s a mind set,” Mike Ladd notes amid a dense verbal and aural barrage titled “Trouble Shot.”
Nostalgialator | Definitive Jux
By ANDREW GRAHAM  |  January 28, 2008

The 100 unsexiest men 2007: 10-1

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

Bob Seger

“I will answer the wind,” Bob Seger sings in “Wait for Me,” a cut from his first new studio album in more than a decade.
Face the Promise | Capitol
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  January 22, 2007

Just the facts

I’m writing about your article “ Pardon Us .”
Letters to the Boston editor: November 17, 2006
By LETTERS  |  November 15, 2006

They're watching you

A guide for privacy for Mainers and beyond.
Bugged Levis, unauthorized sex tapes, leaked medical records — is nothing sacred anymore?
By SARA DONNELLY  |  August 30, 2006

Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector

Red-hot redneck comedian Larry the Cable Guy stars in this hamfisted comedy about a nimrod health inspector who must chase down a case of the shits that’s sweeping the city.
Pity poor Joe Pantoliano
By TOM MEEK  |  March 28, 2006