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Billboard's Rap Songs chart

In the immortal words of O.D.B., "Rappenin' is what's happenin'."
The Big Hurt: Who charted?
By DAVID THORPE  |  July 02, 2010

The Big Hurt: Enduring the Billboard ‘Active’ chart

If you're not in the radio business, you might not know the term "Active Rock." It's not a genre, thank Heaven, but a radio format — the worst radio format.
Who charted?
By DAVID THORPE  |  June 04, 2010

The Big Hurt: Clench and release(1)

Press-release time again!
The week in awful press releases
By DAVID THORPE  |  March 12, 2010

Pedal to the Metal

  The heavy/nu-metal "Pedal to the Metal" tour rolls into the Cumberland County Civic Center at 6 pm, with headliners Mudvayne joined by Black Label...
By webteam  |  July 22, 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

Going on sale: September 19, 2008

Barbara Morgenstern, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Los Straitjackets and more.
Breaking news from the concert ticket trade
By GOING ON SALE  |  September 17, 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

Horn of plenty

The Tinge , Al Basile’s sixth album and the follow-up to his 2006 set Groovin’ In the Mood Room , proves once and for all that Basile is a bard of the blues.
Al Basile is still groovin’ on The Tinge
By BOB GULLA  |  March 12, 2008