When I began interviewing bands eight years ago, my ultimate goal was to interview one person: Dave Mustaine from Megadeth, my favorite band since I was thirteen years old. Sitting in front of my parents' computer and ruining my ears through a pair of oversize headphones, I listened and loved Mustai ... More >>
Ben Folds Five are performing Tuesday night in Prospect Park as part of the Last Summer on Earth tour. Since Barenaked Ladies are also on the bill, we understand the urge to stay away will be overwhelming. Here, then--to balance out the prospect of having to hear the Big Bang Theory theme song in it ... 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 >>
Consider this six-pack of rock acts: Siouxsie and the Banshees, Big Audio Dynamite, the Psychedelic Furs, U2, R.E.M. and Julian Cope. My dream Rock & Roll Hall of Fame? Not quiteit's a list of the first six artists to go to No. 1 on the chart Billboard launched in the fall of 1988, then call ... More >>
They're developing a stage musical based on the rambunctious 1978 comedy National Lampoon's Animal House--with music by Barenaked Ladies--and it will probably be the rowdiest thing to hit Broadway since The Book of Mormon. And since that show's director Casey Nicholaw happens to be helming this one ... More >>
F2K is a countdown of the 50 worst songs of the decade. Track our progress here. As in "Blue October, I want to fucking strangle you with this jump rope right now."
"I get more and more afraid that a Soul Coughing reunion is going to be forced upon me at knifepoint. I don't need money that bad. I swear to God." Mike Doughty's got some staying power. The singer-songwriter first hit the radar with Soul Coughing, that mid-'90s indie-band-with-stand-up-bass resp ... More >>
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