Nicholas Pell is a freelance writer based in Southern California by way of Portland, Ore., and Providence, R.I. His work has also appeared in Playboy, Vice, Salon and Made Man. When not irritating the Internet with his unpopular opinions on music, he enjoys professional wrestling, Archie Comics, drinking himself into a coma and getting tattoos excluding him from every getting a real job again. Contrary to popular opinion, he aspires to be the Rick Rude of rock journalism, not Lester Bangs with a hipster mustache.
2 days ago | Haterade
So you guys are going to have to keep waiting for my thoughts on Meatloaf, Bob Seger and The Boss. More important stuff keeps coming up. Like the Guns N' Roses reunion, which is probably the most important thing ever. Or not. It’s widely known tha...
16 days ago | Pop Music. Ever Heard of It?
So I had a whole other article written about Meat Loaf and Bruce Springsteen and Bob Seger. That’s going to have to wait. There are more pressing matters at hand. It’s recently come to my attention that there’s a petition begging Phil Collins to n...
1 month ago | Got Beef?
Some time ago, I contributed a blurb to our “Worst Bands of All Time” list about The Sex Pistols. What ensued was a round of, “Oh, he can’t possibly think this, this is hipster clickbait trolling, everyone loves this band, anyone who says oth...
2 months ago | Haterade
It never fails. I write something, someone doesn’t like it, and they feel the need to seek me out and tell me about it. It’s never really surprising, even if I don’t understand it. I can barely muster the energy to tell people I know personally ho...
2 months ago | Indie Rock and Stuff
When I heard The Replacements were getting back together, I was a little embarrassed for them. Doubly so when I heard that Billie Joe Armstrong joined them on stage at Brochella. It’s not that I’m opposed to reunions on principle. I’m really glad ...
3 months ago | Art
Scott McPherson is an illustrator and artist by day. His work has included cover art for Antwon Nature and Author & Punisher. He was also in grindcore and death metal bands back in his native Kansas such as Diskreet and Christ Hate. With his n...