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1,000 musicians play Foo Fighters’ “My Hero” in honor of Taylor Hawkins—watch
1,000 musicians play Foo Fighters’ “My Hero” in honor of Taylor Hawkins—watch
The Rockin'1000 performed "My Hero" by Foo Fighters in tribute to their late drummer Taylor Hawkins. The massive group included musicians from 25 different countries. The performance occurred at Paris' Stade de France May 21. The group's set contained covers of Rage Against The Machine, the Who, Pink Floyd, the White Stripes and Guns N’ Roses. Rea...
Billie Eilish and FINNEAS to appear in ‘The Simpsons’ short
Billie Eilish and FINNEAS to appear in ‘The Simpsons’ short
Billie Eilish and FINNEAS are headed to Springfield. The duo will appear in The Simpsons short on Disney+, premiering April 22. Read more: 10 ‘Simpsons’ band cameos that’ll make you wish you lived in Springfield “In ‘When Billie Met Lisa,’ Lisa Simpson is discovered by chart-topping artists Billie Eilish and FINNEAS while searching for a quiet place to practice her saxophone,” according to a press
12 great standalone punk-rock singles, from the Clash to the Libertines
12 great standalone punk-rock singles, from the Clash to the Libertines
The seven-inch 45 RPM single was the perfect punk-rock medium, insofar as anything about a musical genre and culture as fly-by-the-seat-of-your-bondage-pants as punk can be designed. This is because it was originally rock ‘n’ roll’s perfect medium, and punk’s initial goal was reducing rock to its fundamentals. And if you restrict yo...
The best punk drummers of the 2000s, from Travis Barker to Meg White
The best punk drummers of the 2000s, from Travis Barker to Meg White
As the new century’s first decade unwound, things evolved or deteriorated rapidly, depending on your perspective. The entire world was changing in every aspect. So of course, punk rock was gonna change with it. The fundamentalists would scream and moan about how these changes weren’t punk at all, that we needed to go back to basics, how everything was better in “the old days.” Which was downr... R
How the White Stripes and the Hives built on the legacy of garage rock
How the White Stripes and the Hives built on the legacy of garage rock
Two U.K. televisual musical moments from the turn of the century, both involving stripped-down young rock ‘n’ roll bands: First up, the White Stripes on long-standing U.K. pop showcase Top Of The Pops, in February 2002. “Fell In Love With A Girl” began its chart-shaking international climb, and Jack and Meg White entered English living rooms for the first time. They refused to obey t...
These 10 bands showcase the Ramones’ undying influence on music
These 10 bands showcase the Ramones’ undying influence on music
Boston, Massachusetts, Sept. 25, 2021: The 1965 Mosrite Ventures II electric guitar played by Johnny Ramone on every Ramones album from 1977 onward and at 1,985 of their live shows sold at auction for $937,500. Not bad, considering the punk guitar architect paid $200 for it, after his original one he bought for $50 in the early ‘70s was stolen.  ...
15 essential post-punk bands who represent the evolution of the genre
15 essential post-punk bands who represent the evolution of the genre
Post-punk had to happen. Punk rock opened all this space for people to make exactly the kind of art or culture that the disenfranchised had been imagining in their heads, and maybe had limited means or skills by which to make it. But what if you didn’t want to crank out recharged three-chord rock ’n’ roll with modern street poetry for lyrics? What if you want...

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