Back in July, I met Slash for the first time ever. Sure, it's daunting and all to meet the guy whose MTV video solos you imitated on your coffee table with a broom.
But then he was all, "I think we've met before."
Uh, no. We had not. I think I would have remembered.
Then it hits. He thinks I'm ... More >>
[Editor's note: Deathmatch pairs two artists who have something in common, and determines who is better. It's a concept we sort-of ripped off from MTV, except that instead of claymation it's the printed word!]
*The Talking Heads Were Way More Innovative Than The Ramones
*Stravinsky vs. ... More >>
Describing Pete and Pete to non-fans and newcomers is like describing an acid trip in Pleasantville to your grandma without making drug reference, "It's like, y'know...surreal but nostalgic...but like still kinda wholesome...but warped...only tastefully so." Ok fine, Pete and Pete is The Wonder Year ... More >>
Our friends at the LA Times' Brand X have dug up the following gem from the endlessly rewarding YouTube archive of universal weirdness.
It's the '70s. It's St. Louis. It's crazed Rocky Horror Picture Show fanatics.
It's... a very young Michael Stipe as Frank N Furter? (forward to 1:25).
Yup--it ... 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, occasionall ... More >>