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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
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The Big Hurt: Winehouse blows it in the Balkans, Morrissey murders cats

Some people think music writing is pretty soft compared to being a war correspondent or whatever, but I listened to a Limp Bizkit song and an Evanescence song tonight. That has to be a million times worse than anything that's ever happened in Libya.
Music news in brief
By DAVID THORPE  |  July 01, 2011

Something in the struggle

It would have taken some favorable odds for me to have put money on Loki celebrating a decade as a band back when they debuted in 2000. Jonathan Taylor’s Sully Erna-like metal-growl was all in vogue with the angry young man set, and there seemed to be d
Ten years in, Loki have seen an Ebb and Flow
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  April 16, 2010

Bad, bad decade: 20 Worst Alternative Rock Albums of the 2000s

Last month, WFNX invited its listeners to pick the Top 101 Alternative Albums of the Decade. The methodology: throw 400 albums into a random-generating web...
By Carly Carioli  |  December 30, 2009

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

The Big Hurt: Strung Out

A friend of mine is getting married soon, and she's been looking around for some classy wedding music.
Vitamin Records classes up the joint — kinda
By DAVID THORPE  |  July 31, 2009


A long time comin'

Says Slaine, "When I get high I want to get higher, and when I get low I just want to get lower. I can't seem to find that place in the middle."
La Coka Nostra's been prepping this debut for a minute
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  July 17, 2009

The Big Hurt: Durst pantsed, Michaels smooshed

"This isn't a reunion, this is a comeback," quibbled the red-hatted irrelephant in a BBC interview.
Music news in brief
By DAVID THORPE  |  June 26, 2009

The Big Hurt: Billboard's Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks

What a lovely concept is mainstream rock : all that subversive stuff was fun for a while, but isn't rock much lovelier now that it's straightened up and joined the hegemony?
Who charted?
By DAVID THORPE  |  June 05, 2009
Nu-Metal Battle, Pop Trash, WTF and The Finisher!

Nu-Metal Battle, Pop Trash, WTF and The Finisher!

Nu-Metal behemoths battle to the death! Etta James shows up in Pop Trash! Bryan Ferry ruin...
By Charlie  |  February 06, 2009

The Longshots

A based-on-a-true-story inspirational tale of the first girl quarterback to take a team to the Pop Warner Super Bowl, The Longshots is directed by Fred Durst.
The script may have taken an hour to write
By MARK BAZER  |  August 20, 2008


Laugh at the end of the world

The two guys who make up Clawjob have an unnerving tendency to describe something as funny when it’s anything but.
The grim punch lines of Clawjob
By WILL SPITZ  |  August 11, 2008

A night in Guantánamo

I’d volunteered to spend the night in the replica cell (which is modeled on the ones at Gitmo) because we’ve all heard stories about unlivable conditions at Gitmo but can’t come close to imagining what it must be like.
Staying in a replica cell, with no waterboarding included
By JEFF INGLIS  |  June 11, 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

Not so sentimental Education

The Education of Charlie Banks can prove an education for the close-minded critic.
Fred Durst gets passing grades with Charlie Banks
By PETER KEOUGH  |  November 09, 2007

Durst’s cinematic debut starts making the rounds

The Education of Charlie Banks is a coming-of-age picture notable in part because it marks the directorial debut of Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst.
Reel life
By BOB GULLA  |  October 31, 2007

Word up

It’s a sex columnist’s nightmare to be clueless when a well-worn sex term gets thrown out at a dinner party.
A primer on the language of lust
By JEANNIE GREELEY  |  July 13, 2007

America Blows

The United States of America is a nation with a proud history.
Since George W. Bush took office, the United States has sunk to unprecedented lows in sports and pop-culture domination
By MIKE MILIARD  |  June 29, 2007

On the Racks: May 15, 2007

Don’t feel bad if you find yourself thinking of Tio Bitar as the sophomore album by the Swedish neo-psychedelic band Dungen.
New discs by Dunger, Dolores, Rufus, Wilco, and Linkin Park
By MATT ASHARE  |  May 15, 2007


If Kenny Guarino has his way, Rhode Island will become a mecca for independent film.
Strongheart roars to life
By BOB GULLA  |  April 25, 2007

End of a great run

Back in 1994, post-Nirvana alt-rock bands, thankful for the welcome musical climate, were figuring out new directions to take loud power chords.
State of Corruption go out on top
By BOB GULLA  |  October 24, 2006


Life after Bizkit

Last week, Fred Durst made a quiet appearance in Providence, not trawling for nookie (though he did recently get engaged to a local woman), and not as a musicmaker.
 Fred Durst's 'new' career
By BOB GULLA  |  August 02, 2006

A pleasure doing business

While Fred Durst has praised the Rhode Island locations used for his independent film The Education of Charlie Banks , he has a particular reason to appreciate the Ocean State.
The social side of the film boom
By IAN DONNIS  |  August 02, 2006

Small state, big stage

When some of his childhood friends in Cranston were starting to party, Steven Feinberg remained transfixed by the movies -- to the point where he envisioned one day serving as Rhode Island’s celluloid king.
Steven Feinberg reveals how Rhode Island wound up on the Hollywood map
By IAN DONNIS  |  August 02, 2006

Peeping Tom

Sure, there’s a low-grade shock factor in Norah Jones’s crooning the word “motherfucker.” Peeping Tom, “Mojo”
Peeping Tom | Ipecac
By ANDREW GRAHAM  |  July 18, 2006
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King of Kingpins

Kingpin Wrecking Crew are set to release their sophomore album and label debut, Abolition Strategy , so it’s worth writing about how they are and are not just like all the other bands in town.
The Wrecking Crew’s Abolition Strategy sounds like a winner
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  June 28, 2006


32 worst lyrics of all time

The most horrific, the most god awful, the most offensively bad.
The votes are in, Ms. Lavigne

Rumble final

This year, the WBCN Rock ’n’ Roll Rumble, which moved from the Paradise to the Middle East back in the ’90s, waited until the final to move from the upstairs where the preliminaries were held to the larger downstairs room.
Wild-card strike
By MATT ASHARE  |  April 27, 2006

The 100 worst lyrics of all time

"My lovely lady lumps," "She's my cherry pie," and other phrases that make you go "Ewwww."
It's in your hands, America