Last night a gigantic fundraiser took place in New York's Madison Square Garden to raise money for Hurricane Sandy cleanup and relief efforts. This thing was almost six hours long. Six! We could've flown there in that time! In case you weren't inclined to spend that insane amount of time in front of ... More >>
In case you still needed to know the difference between R.E.M. and U2, R.E.M. just broke up and U2 dies only when Bono is put in the ground.
Whatever today's (honestly shocking) announcement means about R.E.M.'s 31-year-career, well, what did anything ever mean with this ban ... More >>
To help stoke the publicity fires before its May tour (which hits S.F. May 22 at the Fillmore), New York's arty glam-electro heads Fischerspooner announced they'd been given an unreleased R.E.M. song to cover. The tune, "Fascinating," was apparently written by Michael Stipe but never put on an R.E. ... More >>
By Chris Gray
It's time to rank the best of what went around and came around again.
As punk and disco exploded, the Piano Man's deeply unhip 1978 breakthrough proved that top-shelf Broadway/Brill Building songwriting could still sell - and, occasionally, ... More >>