When a CD starts with "Belial, Behemoth, Beelzebub, Asmodeus, Satanas, Lucifer ... Hail Satan, Archangelo," and features the song titles "Per Aspera ad Inferi" (From Hardship to Hell) and "Depth of Satan's Eyes," it begs the question: "Is your band promoting Satanism?" Said query was directed at a ... More >>
Being single on Valentine's Day is secretly awesome. You have to spend exactly $0 on someone else. You can buy a crappy box of chocolates without wondering if it's good enough for a significant other -- it's good enough for you! And you don't even have to think about sky-high prix-fixe menus for two ... More >>
Justin Bieber makes the Barclays Center go pop
Despite every living rapper seemingly being just a phone call away, Miami radio personality/record executive/professional shouter DJ Khaled has never once put out a good album. He's been 0-for-5 (yes, DJ Khaled has released five albums), and Kiss the Ring, his sixth record, is on the horizon. Khal ... More >>
That's according to his Kiss band member (and onetime roommate) Ace Frehley in Frehley's new book, No Regrets. Writes Ace: "Fastidious if not downright anal in his professional life, Gene was an utter mess in his personal life. "As I quickly discovered, Gene was an epic slob."
You may remember the long long tongue of frontman Gene Simmons of Kiss -- who has since become a slatternly reality-show star. Rumors at the time suggested that he had had a cow tongue grafted onto his own. But take a minute to examine the splendid cow tongue currently being offered at Prune ... More >>
Joey Ramone would have been 60 years old on May 19. This week, in celebration of the birthday of the Queens-born gone-too-soon punk legend, Sound of the City will run a series of features on his life and his legacy. Bruce Frankel/courtesy Allan Arkush Allan Arkush has executive produced a bu ... More >>
Lucinda in Ithica, very much doing a Diane Keaton sort of thing. Lucinda Williams Webster Hall Saturday, March 12 Better Than: The "80s Prom Night" party going on next door. You know what you don't see 'round these parts that often? Drummers coming out onstage rocking a washboard. Not that Luci ... More >>
Lou Reed, Nico, and a pretty blowjob
Look, he's blowing you a kiss. Pics by Nicole Ankowski, more below.Prince Izod Center Wednesday, December 15 Let's break with format and jump straight to the set list, since that's what you're curious about, right?
Sir Walter Raleigh: a man of his timeThis week, NYU senior Jesse VanDusen is describing what happened when he pitted the dating advice of a 16th century courtier against today's pricey pick-up artists. In today's third episode, fluids are exchanged! (Go here for episode 1 and episode 2.) By ... More >>
Poland's finest annual fete heads to NYC
It's quite public knowledge that Mariah Carey enjoys a tipple or two. Now, the singer and recently acclaimed actress (for her role in Precious) is launching a Champagne brand. Carey tweeted recently that she is releasing her own rose bubbly called Angel Champagne. [NY Daily News] Cognac sal ... More >>
The Stooges, who patiently rocked behind Iggy while beer bottles flew at the Michigan Theater in the late 60s and early 70s, have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Rendering the honor bittersweet is guitarist Ron Asheton's death earlier this year, and music in general. Also ... More >>
You know the words. Now it's time to sing them.
The MVP, as usual. CREDIT Grizzly Bear Town Hall Friday May 29 Things shouted at Grizzly Bear tonight, in ascending order of dunderheadedness: "What's your favorite color?" "Tweet something!" "What kind of reverb pedal do you use?" "Best album of the year!" Knock it off. GB's Veckatimest is, ... More >>
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