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Interview: Shane West

The actor discusses the Germs . . . and ER.
Too late to stop
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  August 19, 2008

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?
By MATT ASHARE  |  November 27, 2007

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
By MATT ASHARE  |  September 14, 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
By MATT ASHARE  |  August 25, 2006

Bottom feeders

Punk rock has never been a seemly genre in which to grow old. The Adolescents, "OC Confidential" (mp3 via MySpace)
The return of the Germs, the Adolescents, and Flipper
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  August 22, 2006