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Why there won't ever be another 'Big Four' - and why that's a good thing

In April, thrash metal's self-billed "Big Four" — Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, and Anthrax — played a one-off American show in the middle of the desert in Indio, California.
The state of metal
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  August 26, 2011
The 7 most insane clauses in MTV's Real World contract

The 7 most insane clauses in MTV's Real World contract


The Village Voice has helpfully obtained and annotated a copy of the contract that MTV's Real World contestants must sign -- it starts with signing...
By Carly Carioli  |  August 02, 2011
Music Discovery: Tracking the top artists at SXSW 2011

Music Discovery: Tracking the top artists at SXSW 2011


For the past 18 months, those of us who keep an eye on the intersection of music and technology have been extolling the coming wave...
By Carly Carioli  |  March 21, 2011
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Review: MTV's ''Skins''

MTV has rated its new Skins TV-MA LDS - which in plain English means teenagers smoking weed, popping pills, fucking each other, and having emotional breakdowns in a scripted show that MTV would like us to think is designed to be viewed by adults.
MTV attempts an American do-over
By SHARON STEEL  |  January 28, 2011
Meet the Mayor: Montecristo Mexican Grill

Meet the Mayor: Montecristo Mexican Grill


 Welcome to "Meet the Mayor," a segment in which we interview local Foursquare Mayors in their natural habitats.Montecristo Mexican GrillJen Knight At what point did...
By Barry Thompson  |  December 10, 2010

[updated] Viacom selling Harmonix


Well, here's some news. Kotaku is reporting that Viacom, parent company of MTV and a host of other media outlets, is planning to sell off Harmonix,...
By Ryan Stewart  |  November 11, 2010


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Soundgarden | Telephantasm

Aside from an unfortunate crop of John Graham art making the cover look like one of those three-wolf-moon T-shirts, Telephantasm is a solid retrospective for a Seattle metal band who got wrapped up in flannel.
A&M Records (2010)
By MICHAEL CHRISTOPHER  |  October 08, 2010
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Interview: Constantine Maroulis

There once was a time when the anthemic earnestness of '80s hard rock was considered giggle-worthy, and keeping a straight face while listening to self-helpy bombast ballads like "Don't Stop Believin' " and "Here I Go Again" was possible only with severa
On cracking Rock of Ages
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  October 01, 2010
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The Big Hurt: Sex Pistols perfume

I think I’d be a much happier person if I disabused myself of all my quaint expectations about artistic integrity.
Plus ELO death and Moz racism
By DAVID THORPE  |  September 17, 2010
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Interview: Tom Green

Tom Green's rules of behavior
On the Gathering of the Juggalos and his rules of behavior
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  September 03, 2010
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BUMP up the volume

Local opener M-Dot got arrested on some bullshit for scuffling with state troopers at last Saturday’s Boston Urban Music Project (BUMP) festival on City Hall Plaza.
City Hall Plaza all the rage for 10,000 revelers
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  August 13, 2010


MTV discovers the next Captain Chavo Bag in Boston? Well, not last night, at least.

MTV discovers the next Captain Chavo Bag in Boston? Well, not last night, at least.


As an unabashedly devoted follower of anything that's been designated "reality" and features misguided youths behaving very badly, I was one of the first in line at...
By Alexandra Cavallo  |  July 28, 2010
MTV's Big "Hills" Fake-Out: Reality TV Isn't Actually Real; Global Community in State of Shock

MTV's Big "Hills" Fake-Out: Reality TV Isn't Actually Real; Global Community in State of Shock


So, in case you haven't heard, MTV's long-running (far, far too long) reality show "The Hills" has taken its final curtain call. For six straight seasons, the...
By Alexandra Cavallo  |  July 14, 2010

Hire us now, Ms. Gist!

Wow! Bow-wow! How do we get a job to write a speech for state education commissioner Deborah Gist for a cool $10,000?
Will tap dance for free!
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  May 28, 2010

Viral video killed the MTV star? The four most shocking music video clips of 2010 (so far)


Was it really only a year and a half ago that MTV cancelled TRL?  It seems like a lifetime since that fateful final episode, a...
By Daniel Brockman  |  April 28, 2010
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Championship vinyl

You have a better chance of hearing Taylor Swift songs banging out of Kanye’s tinted windows than you do of hearing either of their pop asses on the Good Life speakers during Fever.
Flavorheard, Frank White, and Mister Jason are Fever  
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  April 02, 2010


Cartoon angst revisited: Daria set for May DVD release


Clip from Daria season 2 ep "The Daria Hunter" In perhaps the most hotly anticipated move the folks over at MTV have made since finally...
By Alexandra Cavallo  |  February 26, 2010
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V66 revisited

A new film looks fondly back on 'the poor man's MTV'
A new film looks fondly back on 'the poor man's MTV'
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  February 05, 2010
Burrito, TV Review, Dick Clark and WTF

Burrito, TV Review, Dick Clark and WTF


The Info Burrito, Fletcher's TV Review, Repeat After Dick and both WTF Lines are in todays The Sandbox Podcast! Listen here! Put us on your...
By Charlie  |  December 07, 2009
CLICK TRACKS: Snoop in the front seat, Gaga in the Wang, plus a pungent whiff of MTV's "Jersey Shore"

CLICK TRACKS: Snoop in the front seat, Gaga in the Wang, plus a pungent whiff of MTV's "Jersey Shore"


We may be stretching it a bit here to call this item "music" news, but this is just too damn good to pass up. Tonight,...
By Alexandra Cavallo  |  December 03, 2009
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The Bigmouth strikes again

Given all the conflicting emotions, it was tough to form an opinion on Kanye West's VMA bum rush against Taylor Swift.
Kanye acts like himself; nation loses shit
By DAVID THORPE  |  September 25, 2009


Kanye West proves himself worthy of Unsexy listing -- again


For those who missed the MTV Video Music Awards last night, Kanye West made an ass out himself, again. He continues to prove himself worthy...
By Lisa Spinelli  |  September 14, 2009
Who needs a Twug? 20 Must-Read Celebrity Tweets from the Kanye West-Taylor Swift Fiasco

Who needs a Twug? 20 Must-Read Celebrity Tweets from the Kanye West-Taylor Swift Fiasco


It's all here: the self-righteous celebrity outrage, the half-apologetic apology, the instant "Kanye West Is A Bitch" t-shirt. You know it's a Cultural Moment when...
By Carly Carioli  |  September 14, 2009
The Sandbox Recap 6.26.09 by Intern Big Mistake

The Sandbox Recap 6.26.09 by Intern Big Mistake


  Bah Weep Granah Weep Ninny Bong!  6 a.m.  Ed McMahon has been eclipsed… so ha...
By SandboxIntern  |  June 26, 2009
Pop Trash, Fletcher Sings, DMB and WTF

Pop Trash, Fletcher Sings, DMB and WTF


  Fletcher takes out the Pop Trash, Fletcher sings us a song, and we run back Fl...
By Charlie  |  June 01, 2009
Bruno lands on Eminem's Lap at the MTV Movie Awards

Bruno lands on Eminem's Lap at the MTV Movie Awards


Click HERE for the full length video! ...
By Fletcher  |  June 01, 2009


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Review: Pedro

There's no other reason to see the film.
An inspiring life reduced to sound bites, clichés, and hugs
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 01, 2009

What if there was a Reality show about Obama?


In a spoof on MTV's "The City," Newsweek is producing an online reality show called "The District." ...
By Lisa Spinelli  |  February 05, 2009
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Media misfits

The series grew out of an excellent 1999 documentary directed by author Arthur Bradford ( Dogwalker ) and produced by South Park 's Trey Parker and Matt Stone.
News from waaay outside the mainstream
By MIKE MILIARD  |  February 03, 2009
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MTV VMA Commercial


 
By Fletcher  |  August 12, 2008