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10 Joan Jett-inspired artists who are breaking boundaries just like her
10 Joan Jett-inspired artists who are breaking boundaries just like her
“Joan Jett doesn’t play rock ’n’ roll,” I wrote two years back, reviewing her SXSW showcase for The Austin Chronicle. “She is rock ’n’ roll.” It’s true. The individual born Joan Marie Larkin in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania, embodies the music and spirit better than anyone this side of Keith Richards. As Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong put it in Magnolia Pic...
10 bands who led the very grisly idea of goth-punk across history
10 bands who led the very grisly idea of goth-punk across history
“Goth-punk,” eh? Not as far-fetched as you might believe. Goth was essentially an offshoot of punk, especially its darker early bands—the Damned or Siouxsie And The Banshees, anyone? But basically, anyone playing chainsaw punk rooted in the artsier end of glam a la Bowie and Roxy Music, a fondness for Hammer horror films, macabre literature in the Edgar Allan Poe/H.P. Lovecraft vein...
10 alternative women musicians with unforgettable Grammys performances
10 alternative women musicians with unforgettable Grammys performances
The Grammys are finally coming up this week, after being postponed from its original January date, and the night is going to be filled with women celebrating major accomplishments in music. While last year was a mess in almost every regard, one good thing did happen: The Recording Academy unveiled the nominations, and it was the first time that all of the nominees for Best Rock Performance have be
Gene Simmons says that rock is still dead and fans are to blame—here’s why
Gene Simmons says that rock is still dead and fans are to blame—here’s why
Rock legends KISS brought 2020 to a close in spectacular fashion, breaking two world records for pyrotechnics during their Dec. 31 Kiss 2020 Goodbye livestream show. The group has pushed back their End of the Road World Tour dates to Spring 2021, and opinionated music icon Gene Simmons is using this time off to get back to one of his favorite talking points: the death of rock music. ...
7 early Sex Pistols moments that deserve screen time in FX’s miniseries
7 early Sex Pistols moments that deserve screen time in FX’s miniseries
On Jan. 11, FX announced it’d ordered a six-episode limited series about British punk spark plug the Sex Pistols. Titled Pistol, the show will be based on guitarist Steve Jones’ 2016 autobiography Lonely Boy: Tales From A Sex Pistol, relating the catalytic events of the band’s history and the scene they largely ignited from Jones’ perspective. Directing and executiv...
20 Nine Inch Nails samples that are as diverse as their discography
20 Nine Inch Nails samples that are as diverse as their discography
Music history simply wouldn’t be the same without the vast effect Nine Inch Nails have had throughout their career. Their significance has netted them countless accolades, too—from dozens of award wins and nominations to their tens of millions of record sales to their induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame this year.  As icons w...
See David Bowie’s son Duncan Jones’ reaction to that ‘Bake Off’ cake
See David Bowie’s son Duncan Jones’ reaction to that ‘Bake Off’ cake
The latest season of the Great British Bake Off really kicked things off on an interesting note. For the first showstopper challenge, contestants were asked to create 3-D model cakes of their heroes. As a result, the bakers made some interesting edible creations of David Bowie, Tom DeLonge and David Attenborough among others...

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