*Top 20 Worst Bands Ever: The Complete List
*Top 20 Musicians of All-Time, in Any Genre: The Complete List
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Considering that most all of today's popular music -- be it roc ... More >>
*Top 20 Worst Bands of All Time
*Top 20 Musicians of All Time, in Any Genre: The Complete List
Considering that most all of today's popular music, be it rock, pop, dance, or rap, sprang from genres pioneered by black musicians, to be all caucasian about your songs is to, literally, betr ... More >>
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5. Max Karaoke Studio
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clarefischer.comBrent Fischer and his father, Clare FischerLess than a month after suffering cardiac arrest at his Los Angeles home, two-time Grammy winning composer/arranger and pianist Clare Fischer died Thursday in Burbank at the age of 83. Fischer had been a highly-regarded figure in jazz ... More >>
Watch this adorable child turn into a demon-possessed sailor through the magic of WhitneyBack in the day (1999, let's say), young girls practiced their singing in front of their mirrors, and when they didn't quite sound like Whitney Houston or Celine Dion, then they cussed out a blue streak t ... More >>
Nancy Wilson gets crazy on youOn Wikipedia, the band Heart pops up in search results before the blood-pumping organ does. From the ecstatic beer and arm swaying rapture rattling the Gibson Amphitheater Saturday night, it's possible that over the last 35 years, Ann and Nancy Wilson have become ... More >>
America's Dumbass Choice: Best Musician Ever?
Yahoo Finance (via BeatCrave) reports that America's Favorite Musician is...
Celine fucking Dion.
She beats Elvis, Sinatra, The Beatles, the Boss, and a bunch of country singers for the heart of America's listeners, according to a Har ... More >>
billboard.comJesus Christ Super MeatloafThe Baron of Bombast himself is back (back again, that is--he's back twice a decade)!
A few weeks ago Meat Loaf released a new single, with the unfortunate title "Los Angeloser," which could be the stupidest West Coast song title since the Red Hot Chil ... More >>
The Man, The Myth, The HairRolling Stone reports that Phil Spector's lawyers have appealed his 2009 conviction for the murder of Lana Clarkson at his house in 2003.
His lawyers have requested a new trial on the grounds of "judicial error and prosecutorial misconduct":
In papers filed Wednes ... More >>
The new version of "We Are the World" recorded by Quincy Jones and a galaxy of stars will be unveiled tonight during that big Olympics brouhaha on NBC, but MTV News has already been offering up a torrent of videos, photos, and tasty news morsels.
For example, look at this picture here:
Photo by Ke ... More >>
N. GalutenEdibles in the Grammy luxury suitesAs Woody Allen's character in Annie Hall once said, upon arriving in Los Angeles, "What's with all these awards? They're always giving out awards. Best Fascist Dictator: Adolf Hitler." This city does love to give out awards, and when we do, there a ... More >>
American's favorite art (according to America)Oh sure, all the highfalutin' critics with their fancy book-learnin' are going on and on about the Dirty Pickups, the Phoenix Collective, and that one Scandinavian band (you know, the one with all the white people?) as the "Best of 2009." But what ... More >>
I'm not normally one to chuck stones at the tastes of an entire population, but I feel more comfortable doing it when I'm a member of said population, in this case a white Midwestern American (returning from the west coast for Thanksgiving) wanting to do something special with family to kick off the ... More >>
Once upon a time, Elliott Smith and Aimee Mann were nominated for Oscars, and despite the KCRW-ness of it all, it still felt good to watch them up there against the Celines and the Disney movie stuff.
Of course, it was always Celine Dion or Phil Collins or whomever that walked away with the award ... More >>
Ryan Adams - Royce Hall, UCLA, Jan. 30 and Bridges Auditorium, Claremont, Jan. 22. Both shows on sale Saturday
Avenged Sevenfold, Atreyu, Suicidal Tendencies - San Diego Sports Arena, Dec. 7 - All ages
Andrew Bird, Handsome Family - Orpheum, Dec. 7
Black Ghosts, Mezzanine Owls, Tweak Bird, more ... More >>