Friday, May 3, 2013
Better than: Seeing New Order, the Cure, or any other British post-punk contemporaries of Killing Joke still in operation.
In terms of sheer breadth of influence, few bands from the post-punk era can approach the reach of Killing Joke. The brooding, a ... More >>
Sparks, as a patient fan of the cult band once explained to us, is a musician's band. Held in high esteem by the likes of pretty much everyone cool ever -- they're credited with inspiring both Morrissey and Bjork to go into music, and count Joey Ramone, Kurt Cobain, and Paul McCartney as fans -- Spa ... More >>
This week, the world found out that, had he played his cards differently, Ryan Gosling could've been a Backstreet Boy. By all accounts, he thought joining the band would've been a waste of time, since New Kids On The Block had already happened. (Silly, silly Gosling -- as long as there are teenage g ... More >>
Yesterday, we sighed and felt warm and fuzzy inside when angel-faced pixie Brit Ellie Goulding revealed that she'd love to make an album with her boyfriend, Skrillex, with whom she shares a hairstyle. Adorable! We'd like to take a moment to actively encourage both parties to make this happen, not on ... More >>
The news that Alan Rickman will be portraying Hilly Kristal in a new CBGB biopic half excited us, then half scared us yesterday. He'll be good, but Lordy, who is going to play Debbie Harry? And The Ramones? Those are big shoes to fill... So we comforted ourselves with this -- a list of our top 10 fa ... More >>
This week, Whitney Houston became the first female artist to have three albums in the top 10 of the Billboard 200 album chart at one time. In the two and a half weeks following her death, Whitney sold 2.7 million songs and 668,000 albums -- a massive increase. There's no doubt that if she were st ... More >>
In case you missed it, last Saturday, while performing at Brazil's SWU festival, Courtney Love had a minor meltdown after an audience member repeatedly held up a photo of Kurt Cobain. "I don't need to see a picture of Kurt, asshole!" she yelled. "And I'm going to have you
fucking removed if you ... More >>
Beloved English singer-songwriter Amy Winehouse died in her London home on Saturday at the age of 27. Police have not yet determined the cause of death, but several outlets have reported that there were no signs of foul play.
Winehouse enjoyed a brutally short legacy akin to that of several ... More >>
It is with zero regret that we inform you of the existence of this: Miley Cyrus, Hannah of Montana, daughter of the "Achy Breaky Heart" dude, covering the Nirvana anthem/ gauntlet/ masterpiece "Smells Like Teen Spirit."
Thug Immortal: Tupac Shakur
10. Pac was born June 16, 1971 in East Harlem, NYC. He also lived in Baltimore, Marin City, Oakland, Los Angeles, and Atlanta.
9. The name Tupac Amaru is a reference to the last indigenous Inca ruler of Peru, who died in 1572. Amaru's name was later adopted by Tupac A ... More >>