Easy mode is making a Boris Yeltsin joke when Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin comes to town. Hard mode is not making a Boris Yeltsin joke. Really hard mode is not making a Boris Yeltsin joke even though you think you've got a great one. Because it's probably not that great, is what I keep tryi ... More >>
Are you ready for some new Metallica? You bet you are, because while plenty have made valiant and noble attempts to enjoy it, Lulu, the band's collaboration with rock 'n' roll animal/poet Lou Reed was a tough one to get through. You can't fault the band's ambition, and it is cool to imagine 14- ... More >>
The horde of amateur music critics at Pitchfork Media has just crapped out a tome titled The Pitchfork 500: Our Guide to the Greatest Songs from Punk to the Present (Fireside). The book purports to present "edifying essays" about the greatest 500 songs of the past thirty years and "all-new reviews" ... More >>
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Clinton Heylin (Chicago Review Press)
If there was any life to this reality based drama, the filmmakers seem to have missed it.
Rosanne Cash is the friend who will say, or sing, what you can't
Paul Gorman (Sanctuary Publishing)
British punk-era warriors Slaughter and the Dogs regroup for a shot at the respect they never got
Sun Records' rock 'n' roll pioneer survives cult-hero status
Paying respects to the man who unwittingly threw me a life raft as a kid
Our panel of writers offer up their takes on the top discs of Y2K
Metal Machine Music (Buddha Original Masters Series)
Cameron Crowe's autobiographical Almost Famous is a classic rock gas
What would the face of rock history have looked like if the British Invasion had been a Britney Invasion instead?
Bomp! Records celebrates 25 years of personal and creative craziness
Trashman laments the decline of the American record store, and gets his Joan Jett fix
THE WORLD'S GREATEST-- OR DUMBEST-- ROCK 'N' ROLL BAND REFUSES TO DIE. PUCKER UP, BUTTERCUP.
HAVING SUNG EVERYONE ELSE'S SONGS, YO LA TENGO NOW WRITES ITS OWN