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Billy Idol

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    October 9, 2014

    Is There Anything Better Than a Sad Clown Singing Pop Songs?

    Now's the chance to use that old-fashioned monogrammed hanky that's burning a hole in your dresser drawer or just grab a cheap box of tissues - - whatever suits you best for sopping up tears mixed of both laughter and desolation - - and spend the evening with Puddles Pity Party. Known as the "sad cl ... More >>

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    October 9, 2014
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    July 25, 2013

    High School Music: A Reunion From Hell

    I just got back from my 30th high school reunion in Minot, North Dakota. It was great to see so many of my lifelong friends and classmates. Most of us have spread out across the country, and we all commented on how comfortable and familiar it was to be back together in our ever-expanding (oil boom ... More >>

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    July 18, 2013
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    June 25, 2013

    A Metalhead at Bonnaroo: Four Hippie Myths Debunked

    Shortly after writing Are Out of Town Music Festivals Worth The Hassle? I decided to embark on a cross-cultural adventure. The mission? To explore the Nashville music scene and attempt survival at the 80,000-person music festival Bonnaroo. Four days of camping in the heat (actually, we slept in th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2013

    20 Animated GIFs of Wet Electric Patrons Raging

    The enormous wave pool at Tempe's Big Surf hosted more than just doggy paddles and belly flops during Wet Electric this past week. It was like a giant bowl of twerkin, Harlem Shakin' soup as local EDM fans raved, raged, and unleashed incalculable amounts of fist-pumps and ass-bumps in the shallow wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2013

    The Who, Jobing.com Arena, 2/6/13

    The Who @ Jobing.com Arena|2/6/13If anything stoked the fears that this Who go-round was going to be another case of living legends living off their legends and treading the floorboards only to show off their diminished firepower, it might have been this announcement, which went up on the big screen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2012

    When I Think About You I Touch Myself: Five Songs In Celebration of Masturbation Month

    See also: Peel Me Off This Velcro Seat: 15 Songs About Being Bored Hope you had productive May. Today is the last day the official month of masturbation. Who comes up with that stuff, anyway? We hope you gave yourself some lovin' this month, and we encourage you to continue doing so today, next ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2011

    Five Must-See Concerts This Weekend: Soundwave, Born Loser and the Hangers On, Greyhound Soul, Thrones, and Billy Idol

    Greyhound Soul​It's big music weekend here in Phoenix. We've already mentioned the JFA/Father Figures/Asses of Evil/Anarchy Taco party at Hollywood Alley; the chilled-out sounds of Washed Out, Tour de Fat, and Foo Fighters, but each weekend we bring five shows that may have slipped through the cra ... More >>

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    October 13, 2011
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    August 4, 2011

    Peel Me Off This Velcro Seat: 15 Songs About Being Bored

    ​Summer vacation is a wonderful thing, but once you reach the end of the internet, the prospect of going back to school starts to look good. Fall semester may be right around the corner, but there's still plenty of time to watch reruns and unlock all those stubborn Xbox achievements. Savor the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2011

    If Video Game Characters Became Rock Stars...

    Brütal Legend, a 2009 video game released by Electronic Arts, featured voice work by Jack Black, Lemmy Kilmister, Rob Halford, Ozzy Osbourne and Lita Ford and a soundtrack of more than 100 hard rock and metal songs.​Over the past three decades, two institutions have constantly remained near-unive ... More >>

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    February 3, 2011
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    November 8, 2010

    Ten Most Overplayed Sports Arena Songs (with Music)

    ​I was grumblings of the Suns' porous, lackadaisical defense during a recent game when a different debate started between my girlfriend and I.Which Green Day album is "Brain Stew" is on again? The answer, of course, is 1995's Insomniac. But a better question is why such an odd query came ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2010

    Ten Songs That Make Me Hate Music

    ​We all have those select few songs we can't stand. Songs that, when they come on your car stereo, make you seriously consider jerking the car into a ditch just to make the pain stop. Songs that a wily FBI profiler could blast at us to stop a hostage situation.Not that anyone is planning to take h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2010

    Glee at Dodge Theatre

    Luke HolwerdaThe Glee: Live Tour opens in Phoenix.​Lady Gaga is a free bitch, baby.Bitch. Bitch. Bitchhhhhhhh.You would not know that from last night's world premiere of the hit Fox musadramedy Glee's touring stageshow at Dodge Theatre in Phoenix, where a cadre of stars from the show reprised "Bad ... More >>

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    April 22, 2010
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    April 22, 2010
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    November 5, 2009
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    April 23, 2009
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    April 9, 2009

    Hemoptysis

    Who Needs a Shepherd?
    (self-released)

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    March 31, 2009

    You Asked For It: Hemoptysis

    Maybe it's because I don't listen to a lot of it in my off hours - that time when I want only the sweet, sweet voice of Karen Carpenter to sooth me over AM radio - but I'm constantly surprised by the depth and quality of the Phoenix metal scene. In the seven months I've been doing You Asked For It I ... More >>

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    March 5, 2009
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    January 13, 2009

    Party Crasher: Jumpdown Sessions Vol. II

    The partygoers at the Draw 10 are whipped into a frenzy by DJ Unknown Error at Jumpdown Sessions Vol. II. Click here for more pictures from the event. It's just after 11 p.m. on a Saturday night and the Party Crasher feels like his eardrums are about to burst. Standing less than two feet from the ... More >>

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    November 27, 2008
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    December 20, 2007
  • Film

    February 15, 2007

    Low Note

    Hugh Grant and Drew Barrymore do not make sweet, sweet music

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    December 22, 2006

    Global Orgasm

    Can someone cue Billy Idol's "Dancing with Myself," please? This is so amazingly retarded that I couldn't leave it alone. According this dumbass website, today is Global Orgasm Day, wherein everyone on Earth's supposed to have an orgasm, think about world peace, and somehow make the world a b ... More >>

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    December 14, 2006

    Punk Junkies

    We wanna be sedated

  • Music

    October 26, 2006
  • Music

    June 29, 2006

    Pink, Damone

    I'm Not Dead
    (La Face)

    Out Here All Night
    (Island)

  • News

    February 9, 2006

    Gutter Depravity

    P-town's party patrol belly-flops into divey Ky's for free pool, cheap booze and hella-hot bar tarts

  • Music

    May 19, 2005

    Snoop Dogg, and The Game

    Now pushing ear candy

  • Music

    March 17, 2005

    Billy Idol

    Devil's Playground
    (Sanctuary Records)

  • News

    February 19, 2004

    Hot Pink Perdition

    The night crew checks out an after-hours hot spot

  • Music

    February 19, 2004

    Electro-Style Wars

    Sometimes, as in the case of onetime Phoenician Sandra Collins, you can't judge a trance DJ by her cover

  • Music

    September 25, 2003

    Billy Idol

    The rebel yell settles into the cradle of love in the Valley

  • Music

    June 26, 2003

    Dub Bomb!, Baby

    The influence of Jamaican remixes has spread far and wide since British punk rockers took to dub reggae in the 1970s.

  • Music

    January 31, 2002

    Dogs' Life

    British punk-era warriors Slaughter and the Dogs regroup for a shot at the respect they never got

  • Music

    November 23, 2000

    Days of Beer and Promos

    Taken with the holiday spirit, Trashman gives thanks for the good things in life.

  • Music

    August 17, 2000

    Just the Old Dude

    A newly released two-CD anthology of Ian Hunter's solo recording only tells half of the rest of the story

  • News

    January 6, 2000

    Loverdad

    Working for the weekend, indeed

  • News

    January 6, 2000

    A Glitch in Time Saves None

    Where were you when the lights didn't go out? All the dangers of Celebration 2000 that Phoenix shut-ins sat out.

  • News

    January 6, 2000

    Bad Vibrations

    A night of chips and dips at the Tempe Block Party, a dirge for old Mill Avenue

  • Music

    May 27, 1999

    Recordings

    Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me / The Clash Tribute: Burning London / Jon Dee Graham

  • Music

    May 20, 1999

    Pretty Flawed

    At Desert Sky, the Offspring drag "punk" into the mire of mindlessness

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    August 6, 1998

    Night & Day

    August 6 - 12, 1998

  • Music

    October 17, 1996

    Deja Who?

    Talk about re-g-g-g-generation! Fans can always look forward to looking back with the Who--they've been conditioned to expect nothing else.

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