Geoff Tate has always been seen as one rock 'n' roll's archetypal frontmen. As the singer of progressive metal band Queensrÿche, the band sold more than 20 million albums worldwide, and sold out shows in dozens of countries. Tate is ranked in the top 20 on Hit Parader's 100 Greatest Metal Vocalists ... More >>
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It's hard to find music videos on TV these days. Sure, one could argue that the internet has ushered in a new era of DIY or underground video creativity, but it's hard not to miss the days when you could waste hours watching clips on MTV or VH1. If musical nostalgia has been getting the best of you ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsSaxophones: First patented this week in music history.Music and musicians have been around for centuries, and every day, new music news breaks. Every Monday, we're going to take a look back at the notable music stories, births, and deaths that took place that week.This week saw t ... More >>
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Doofus dumper shows off her skillz
Diving into Metalhead territory
A look back at the music scene in -- 2005?
Mr. Ferrell comes into his glory in Old School
Bo's Funky Stuff
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.
By Chuck Klosterman
(Scribner; 288 pages; $23)
Surviving the big grunge blowup, Mudhoney takes a final bow before hanging it up for good . . . sort of
The Piersons carry on as a trio for CD release party and for their sidelined brother
Call me a heretic, but this follicle fashion is cause for sheer terror
Where unit-shifting heroes of rock are exposed as the passionless poseurs they really are
An obscure old folk album reveals a place where stories--both spoken and sung--are priceless heirlooms
One man's Poison is another band's comeback
New Times critics look back on the "oohs" and the "ughs" of pop music '95 (results tabulated from individual critics' lists and comments)