Rebellious personas are to rock 'n' roll what cocaine was to the eighties: in high demand, deliciously indulgent, and a way to catch a buzz that makes it okay for men to rock garishly colored neon outfits. Stage names are a huge part of those heavy metal, punk, and rock personas, In fact, more music ... More >>
Editor's note: We normally run Metal Mondays on, well, Monday, but took yesterday off in honor of Memorial Day. So please enjoy today's "Metal Monday" column, by our resident rock 'n' roll lady Lauren Wise, one day later than usual.
Groupies have always fascinated me. They look like supermodels, ... More >>
Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears
Okay, seriously. Here us out. This is not a list of bands containing black people (some do, some don't), it's a list of bands with "black" in their band names. I came up with the idea shortly after The Black Lips performed at The Rhythm Room, and waited for a ... More >>
As you already know by now Hank Williams Jr. and ESPN have officially parted ways. For 20 years Williams' song, "All My Friends" has opened "Monday Night Football" games.
However, after comparing President Barack Obama to Adolf Hitler, Williams has belted out his last, 'Are you ready for some foot ... More >>
This week's Flier Of The Week is for a Sound Struck benefit show in Nevada.
The Sound Struck strikes again. The group is leading a boycott of Arizona and features a handful of passionate musicians along with a bunch of people who have nothing to do with mus ... More >>
Do you know who Taboo is?Well, as is mentioned a few times in the video above, a sketch from this week's Saturday Night Live, he's a member of The Black Eyed Peas.
Why do you care? Understandably, most people don't. However, since Taboo (real name: Jaime Luis Gomez) has the distinction of being ... More >>
The Sound Strike, the musical boycott of Arizona organized last year in the wake of a controversial immigration law, is crowing about its success.
The boycott is lead by former Rage Against The Machine singer Zach de la Rocha. It persists even though SB 1070 -- like an "eerily similar" measure p ... More >>
I called it from the very beginning of the football game: The Super Bowl halftime show would be 10 minutes of the Black Eyed Peas shouting. And indeed it was.Between the bad pickup on the microphones and the complete lack of nip-slips, this year's Super Bowl halftime show downright sucked.Th ... More >>
This year's Super Bowl was a special one for a lot of cities -- Dallas, Pittsburgh, and Green Bay among them. But few had a scene comparable to Cave Creek, Arizona.The hamlet north of Phoenix is most famous for drawing outlaws like the rapper DMX and Hell's Angel's founder Sonny Barger but it's a ... More >>
Tempe Music Festival was supposed to be this weekend at Tempe Beach Park. That plan was scrapped back in February when organizers decided they needed to take a year off before mustering the resources to host another two-day event.What do we get instead? The finals of the festival's Garage Band Co ... More >>
Slash has a new record out...with the help of loads of famous friends.When you used to be in a band with a guy that made arguably the most anticipated album of the last two decades, which turned out to be Axl Rose's epic failure Chinese Democracy, it's kinda hard to top the hype yourself. But ala ... More >>
Luke HolwerdaFergie on stage with Black Eyed Peas at Jobing.com Arena. For more photos check out our slideshow.It's hard to believe that the Black Eyed Peas who performed last night at Jobing.com Arena once started out as a little known hip-hop group out of Los Angeles.A lot has changed since th ... More >>
This is an installment in The Posse Project, a 12-day series in which www.PHXmusic.com catches up with all 12 guys pictured on the cover of N.W.A's first album, N.W.A. and the Posse. Today, we start things off with Arabian Prince, a producer who was an original member of N.W.A. To read more about ... More >>
In case you love the Black Eyed Peas but didn't care to see them open for U2 the last time they were in the Valley, get Pea-licious when the hip-hop dance group invades Jobing.com Arena March 31. Seriously, they're big enough to headline an arena?