Santa Claus and I have had a tenuous musical history. There have been some good years, for sure, especially in 1986 when he brought me Christian Death's "Only Theatre of Pain" on vinyl. I'm sure Kris Kringle, viewing from his magic snow globe, loved seeing my sheer delight as I relished the irony o ... More >>
The news waits for no one -- at least that's what we read somewhere -- so it's perfectly understandable that you, the reader, might have missed out on a musical tidbit, breaking news about your favorite venue, or one of our rants. So enjoy this digest-style sampling of some of our biggest stories f ... More >>
You might know Mark David Chapman as the subject of that Mindless Self-Indulgence song or as J.D. Salinger's biggest fan. Oh, and he killed John Lennon. Yeah, about that... As Reuters reports, Chapman is up for parole again this week, marking the seventh time he'll appear before New York state's De ... More >>
Jared Loughner, as described by a member of the equally batty Westboro Baptist Church, is "bat-shit crazy."By now you've probably seen the chilling photo of Jared Loughner taken by the Pima County Sheriff's Office after Saturday's shooting rampage in Tucson. If not, look to the right (unles ... More >>
Mark David Chapman was denied parole yesterday, for the fifth time. The man who murdered John Lennon on December 8, 1980 was sentenced to 20 years to life for his crime. The week before his parole hearing, the parole board received 50 letters and a petition signed by 1000 people opposing Chapman’s ... More >>
Here’s a handful of shows that were just announced this week.
Arch Enemy singer Angela Gossow has fired back at a fan that she feels disrespected her and her webmistress.
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On the eve of Alice Cooper's boxed-set release party, several local musicians are cursing the bar that bears his name