Jennifer Herrema has helped define the underground rock scene since the 1980s, thanks to her constant pushing forward of both music and style. In her youth, Herrema cavorted with the straight-edge hardcore rascals in D.C. (she felt more at home with the stoners); she scurried off to New York City at ... More >>
The latest rumor about how the Olympics will close themselves out next month comes from The Sun: "[Oasis's Liam Gallagher] will perform a new arrangement of... 'Wonderwall' with bandmates Gem Archer, Andy Bell and Chris Sharrock."
12. All of the track & field competitors dress up like Benny Hill a ... More >>
Are you a musician? Is your band having issues? Our new advice columnist, who we're going to call Fan Landers (a.k.a. Jessica Hopper), is ready to give you Real Talk about any problems your musical outfit might be havingwhether professional, practical, or sartorial. Send your problems to sotc ... More >>
"Either you like my voice or you don't," Marianne Faithfull says in a deep, husky breath. "If people come to my music expecting my pretty voice, or anything pretty, they're going to be disappointed and they're going to hate it. It's much better to come to my work and say, 'This is going to b ... More >>
In recent years, people holding the vice-presidential seat have had complicated, if not vaguely hostile, relationships with pop music. Before Al Gore became Bill Clinton's veep in 1992, his wife Tipper founded the PMRC. In 2002, six years before taking his seat to the back-left of Barack Obam ... More >>
Mischa RichterGil Scott-Heron died on Friday. He was 62. You know why Gil never had much love for that ill-conceived Godfather of Rap tag. If you're already your own genre, you don't need the weak currency offered by another. If you're a one-off, why would you want to bask in the reflected gl ... More >>
I've read every celebrity memoir ever written (except for Keith Richards') because I love the inside dish, the self-aggrandizment, the bitterness, and the gloating, not to mention the peek into what makes these artists actually tick as people and performers.
Of course some are more compell ... More >>
A chameleon with a closetful of hairdos and accents, Johnny Depp has played everything but a household pet that goes on an adventure to discover its true self.
But wait, now he's played just that in the animated Rango!
In fact, that's the official plot description! The chameleon is playing ... More >>
Clownsurfing is a real thing. Pics by Rebecca, more below.The Rock and Roll Circus, a two-night spectacle at Lincoln Center that started Monday, was billed as a homage to the Rolling Stones' 1968 event by the same name, a multi-ring extravaganza scattering big-top attractions among sets in th ... More >>
As it turns out, Mick Jagger did not pen a response to the new Keith Richards autobiography, Life, and accidentally send it to a journalist, who published it on Slate. That was a joke (though the writer now calls his facts "fairly incontrovertible"). But Liz Phair, whose canonical album Exile ... More >>
There's a pretty astonishing piece of criticism on Slate today about the new Keith Richards autobiography, Life. It purports to be by Mick Jagger himself, and comes with an editor's note attached at the top:
On a recent morning, the journalist Bill Wyman received a UPS package containing a ... More >>
Harley Viera-Newton, eating your lunchToday in manufactured outrage: DJs who aren't really DJs, DJing for money. "DJing is the ultimate side gig for hip young New Yorkers," is the tagline for this W piece: "But not everyone's happy about it." Is it fair that models, actresses, and artists, e. ... More >>
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Two slabs of pure California white trash, their retarded friend on drums, and a snake-eyed, mercenary guitarist more than a decade older than his bandmates: Mötley Crüe were a bunch of scumbags back in the '80s. Their de ... More >>