Matt Wake

Nirvana's Kurt Cobain

The 10 Most Outrageous Moments From MTV's Headbangers Ball

“It’s Headbangers Ball, so I thought I’d wear a gown,” Kurt Cobain deadpanned, referring to the banana-yellow ball gown he was wearing while being interviewed by MTV host Riki Rachtman. The Nirvana singer/guitarist made his infamous appearance on Headbangers Ball, the cable channel’s heavy-metal-themed show, on Oct. 25, 1991. It......
Product developers at work at Fender's new Hollywood offices; Credit: Brian Feinzimer

Fender Guitars Has a New Home in the Heart of Hollywood (PHOTOS)

Someone broke into Mike Dirnt’s home when he was 15, stealing the young punk rocker’s guitars. Luckily Dirnt's bass was over at friend Billie Joe Armstrong’s house. “That sealed the deal. I was now a bass player for good,” Dirnt recalls now. Almost 30 years and millions of Green Day......
Producer George Martin (third from left) in the studio with The Beatles in 1966; Credit: Capitol Records/Wikimedia Commons

The 20 Greatest Producer-Band Pairings of All Time

In the studio, record producers can be song doctors, audio wizards, incense lighters or performance psychologists. Or various combinations thereof. Sometimes, though, when paired with the right artist and right material, a producer become more than that. He (or she, though music production has historically been a boys' club) becomes a seamless......
Meg White

10 Reclusive Musicians We Want to Hear From Again

Where are you, Meg White? Listening to the White Stripes’ feisty The Complete John Peel Sessions — long-bootlegged 2001 BBC radio performances that were officially released this April — makes me wonder what White, the garage-rock duo’s former drummer, is up to now. Like, right now. Is the famously shy Meg sipping......
The Axl-aissance is upon us

10 Other Bands Axl Rose Should Sing For

He’s singing like that snakeskin-wearing 25-year-old badass again. The guy that first welcomed us all to the jungle back in 1987. Even the haters are copping to the fact Axl Rose is completely crushing his new gig touring as frontman for Aussie hard rockers AC/DC. Did even the most hardcore......