From Richard Nusser's Riffs column comes this review of Lou Reed's first ever solo performance: "Saturday night Reed made his solo debut at Alice Tully Hall and reaffirmed the growing belief that he is a remarkable writer and one of the most gifted artists of our generation." The review in full fr ... More >>
By 1975, many acts had walked through the doors of Don Davis's Groovesville Productions offices in Detroit. None of them were quite like this, a band of three related-by-blood African-American brothers who played louder, faster, and weirder than anything anyone in the city that gave birth to Motown ... More >>
The year was 1976. Shock rocker Alice Cooper and stunning superwoman Raquel Welch found themselves in her suite in Miami. And according to guitarist Dick Wagner's book, Raquel got a little frisky for Alice. She wanted him. (Don't stop reading here in disbelief. Alice has his charms. And Raquel h ... More >>
These are the best metal shows in NYC this month. See also: The Ten Best Metal Albums of 2012
If you listen closely to Ke$ha's songs (and is there any other way to listen to Ke$ha?), you already know quite a bit about her. She wakes up in the morning feeling like P. Diddy. She uses a bottle of Jack to brush her teeth (which sounds dangerous). Etc. Etc. So on. So forth. ANYWAY, to learn more, ... More >>
From pulling needles full of dope out of Iggy Pop's arm just before showtime and helping turn Jim Morrison into a sex symbol (becoming Morrison's sworn enemy in the process), to unleashing the Ramones upon the world and later becoming one of the globe's leading music journalists, Danny Fields has be ... More >>
Better Than: Watching Elvira host Count Yorga, Vampire. It's always Halloween at a Rob Zombie and/or Marilyn Manson show. So when the reasonably dynamic, formerly dueling duo infiltrated New York a few weeks prior to the Pagan-ish holiday, it was hard to tell whether the crowd was in costume or str ... More >>
Legendary L.A. groovy punks Redd Kross are back for reals with a new album, Researching the Blues (Merge), and soldiering on with their insistence that punk is indeed groovy. They were never strictly "punk" according to the norms of the early-'80s California scene they grew up in; nor did they alway ... More >>
Ah, the summer, the time of year when one can enjoy a concert in the glorious out of doors. This morning Live Nation announced the full lineups for its two local amphitheatersthe PNC Bank Arts Center in bucolic Holmdel, N.J. and the Jones Beach Theater, out on the South Shore of Nassau County ... More >>
After a dismal showing at yesterday's Iowa caucuses, one-time Republican Presidential front-runner and "interesting person" Michele Bachmann announced today that she was ending her campaign to be sworn in as Commander-in-Chief next January. Once the brief press conference disseminating the news ende ... More >>
People are in a bit of an uproar over this week's announcement that Nickelbackthe Canadian post-grungers whose seventh album, Here And Now, comes out later this monthwould be the halftime entertainment during the Thanksgiving Day NFL tilt between the Detroit Lions and the Green ... More >>
photo by Nate "Igor" SmithTwiztid's Madrox and Monoxide: "We're like the Padawans to their Jedis." Twiztid, the Michigan-based horrorcore duo, occupy a peculiar spot in the annals of recorded music. As Insane Clown Posse's younger protégés, they have a hugely loyal fanbase, they've been signed to ... More >>
How their sludgy 1992 album Lysol became the blueprint for the metal underground
Don't call it a comeback, because, for better or worse, the guy never went anywhere
His violent, difficult Goblin talks itself into a corner
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. March 8, 1973, Vol. XVIII, No. 10 Scenes by Howard Smith & Tracy Young CUT JUST ONE "THROAT"... and the body grows another head. So it goes with Gerard Damiano whose million dollar porno-baby was buried last week and whose new picture, ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. April 27, 1972, Vol. XVII, No. 17 Will they snort coke in the White House? By Maureen Orth LOS ANGELES, California -- "I kissed Jack Nicholson," shrieked a teenybopper, her bare midriff quivering with excitement. "Warren Beatty hugged ... More >>
White Zombie had rules. One: no solo albums under their own names. So Sean Yseult -- the bassist in the NYC punk-metal monolith, led by growling frontman Rob Zombie, that slowly evolved from mid-'80s CBGBs punks to the '90s alterna-metal titans of "Thunder Kiss '65" and "More Human Than Human ... More >>
Good advice. Pics by Phil Freeman, more below.Ozzy Osbourne/Rob Halford Madison Square Garden Wednesday, December 1 Better than: Any other Ozzy performance of the 2000s. Ozzy Osbourne is turning 62 on Friday. That makes him older than his new guitarist (the shredtastic Gus G. of Greek power ... More >>
Revenge of the losers! Or, what it's like at a four-day reunion of 'the most misunderstood people of all time'
We defy you to unironically enjoy this song. The 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa kicks off on June 11th. Sports-wise, the tournament promises to be thrilling, with 32 teams from around the world pitting their varied domestic styles and approaches to the game against each other in a bid to deci ... More >>
Vince Bucci/FOX Alice Cooper and the Idols 8:01pm. It's a sad night, and not because we're saying goodbye to another season of Idol, not because we're saying goodbye to Simon Cowell, but because they managed to drag this out to a two-hour production of group sings and product placements. 8: ... More >>
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