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  • 16 years ago

    In the liner notes for a new compilation called Nowcore! The Punk Rock Evolution, some guy named Josh Hooten dredges up memories of air-guitar afternoons at his childhood home in Fayetteville, North Carolina, circa 1984. His prepunk soundtrack of ...

  • 16 years ago

    It only takes 3:49 for Sheryl Crow to plow through her cover of "Sweet Child O' Mine," a song I swear used to last a good half hour when it came on the radio in '88. She recorded it for the soundtrack to Big Daddy, the not-quite-as-funny-as?Billy ...

  • 16 years ago

    When I was growing up in Cincinnati in the '70s, there used to always be arguments about who the loudest band in the world was, "loudness" being equal to a certain form of "greatness." At one point there were news reports that the Who was the "lou...

  • 16 years ago

    There probably hasn't been a worse time in the history of rock'n'roll for guys like Mike Ness and Tom Petty— aging white men with guitars just asingin' and astrummin' about the meat and potatoes of life: love, shame, disappointment, cars, hav...

  • 17 years ago

    "ROCK IS DEAD!" reads the large type in ads for the upcoming Korn/ Rob Zombie tour. Right below are three textbites about rock's dire state, drawn from prominent American publications, followed by $100,000 questions: "Huh? Who you gonna believe? C...

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