Election years tend to carry more chaos then normal ones, but there was something else going on in 2012. Maybe it's the aura of apocalypse made people a little stranger this year. We had the Syrian Civil War, the Aurora Shooting, Israel being dicks to Gaza and vice versa, Mitt Romney was treated l ... More >>
Following the disintegration of electroclash hardcore hip-hop outfit Death Grip's relationship with their label, Epic Records, has been as drama-filled as a reality TV show. It seems to have started when Epic pushed back the due date for a follow-up to their debut, The Money Store, so Death Grips ... More >>
BY LAUREN WISE If you've never heard of Nashville-based singer-songwriter Jace Everett, there's little doubt you've heard a song he's best known for--the theme from HBO's massively popular, supernatural-saturated television series True Blood. Everett's music is a fusion of blues, rockabilly and ... More >>
What publication in their right mind recruits Ozzy Osbourne to dish out advice to readers? Rolling Stone, that's who. According to Beat Crave, the Prince of Darkness is getting a health advice column in RS.He has already written a response to Adam in Brooklyn, some schmuck who isn't putting two a ... More >>
Lady Gaga on 'The Hills' with Lauren Conrad Call it vapid, call it superficial, call it genius: whatever you think of MTV "reality" show The Hills, the program's managed to make its mark on the music scene. Thanks to star Audrina Patridge's cushy "job" at Epic Records, as well as castmates ... More >>
Epic Records, owned by Sony, evidently allowed McDonald's to use a Franz Ferdinand song without checking with the boys first. Lead singer Alex Kapranos was less than pleased about the decision. While he did state, "I'd rather eat a cowpat on a bun than a bloody McDonald's," he's actually far more ... More >>
The Top 10 Heavy Metal Albums of 2006
Profane and fortune
Been there, heard that
Lost Dogs (Epic)
Two local bands put divergent spins on their metal theater
The three regular Jersey girls of 3LW look angelic. But the devil's in the details.
Indie quartet emerges from a decade of obscurity to find itself the great pop hope
With its HBO show off the air, Tenacious D no longer rules the idiot box. Now the rotund duo just wants to rule the world.
Pearl Jam manager Kelly Curtis is the guy behind the guys
Two rock critics tackle all 25 live Pearl Jam albums, and for what? Nothing, man.
How much time was "Wasted on the Way"? Absolutely none, if you like a good rock 'n' roll soap opera.
Three years and one bad record deal later, Aimee Mann returns -- with two wonderful records
New Times' unholy critical trinity come down from their snooty perch to stop and sneer at the latest musical offerings
Trashman faces a cure that's worse than the illness
How good fortune turned a skinny duo into the Valley's most inventive and engaging heavyweight act
Where unit-shifting heroes of rock are exposed as the passionless poseurs they really are
Valley remix wizards Markus Schulz and C.L. McSpadden give pop hits the face-lift they need to turn heads on the dance floor
The Boogie Knights in white polyester lit the fuse on a retro-disco craze that exploded in college towns across America. Tempe was ground zero.
Lone Star guitarist Smokin' Joe Kubek is finally on a steady roll
The speed metallurgists in Sepultura went into the rain forests to find their Roots
Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello pours forth the vitriol
Famous parting shots from artists formerly "under exclusive arrangement" with their labels
THE NORTH CAROLINA LABEL IS SUCCESSFUL WITH EXPERIMENTAL BLUEGRASS
NASHVILLE STANDARDS? STRIPPER TURNED COUNTRY SINGE GLADLY BUXOM.