Shannon CottrellYoshiki on stage with X Japan at The Wiltern, 2010.
There's a special treat in store for fans of X Japan planning to watch Sunday night's Golden Globe Awards. This year, the annual award show will feature a theme song composed by none other than the seminal Japanese rock band' ... More >>
Beware fellas, bad things may be coming your wayOn New Year's Eve 2009, Chris Cornell made a Twitter declaration: "School's back in session." The implication was that Soundgarden was reuniting. However, it took several months for the official announcement. The grunge pioneers would be putting ... More >>
By Falling James
I was surprised to see that the 7-11 up the street had a carton of the new Beatles CDs on sale, sitting on the counter right beside the register. Usually, 7-11 doesn't traffic in such fine musical merchandise, apart from the occasional Miley Cyrus plastic bauble, and definitely not ... More >>
With The National, I traveled to the never fashionable north London district of Wood Green to visit the home and studio of Southern’s founder John Loder, Crass's "ninth member," a producer when no one else would record them and a business partner when no one else would touch the results.