Elton John may be one of the most silently pervasive artists ever. At award shows, tribute concerts, and even on random albums, including his most recent stint on Fall Out Boy's currently #1 Save Rock and Roll, the "Candle in the Wind" crooner knows how to steal the spotlight from whichever star is ... More >>
In the wake of what, apparently, was the greatest band of all time -- My Chemical Romance -- breaking up, hundreds upon hundreds of unstable fans are currently struggling to put the pieces of their broken lives back together. There's a change.org petition requesting that MCR provide a proper worldwi ... More >>
By Ryan Wasoba
Bands are collections of people. In any such group, some people will be cooler than others. Even in an uncool rock band, there will be cool people. Here are the six coolest members of uncool bands. Cool? Cool.
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Last week Billboard published the Hot 100 chart covering the post-Super Bowl week, and unsurprisingly the most notable leap on the chart was made by a song featured on the telecast. The surprise was that it wasn't "Give Me All Your Luvin'," Madonna's new single, performed during her halftime show pe ... More >>
The annual multi-day Bamboozle Festival, held every spring in a lovely parking lot or three out at the New Meadowlands Sports Complex, mingles emo punks with metal dudes and crossover-minded rappers, to often hilariously uncomfortable effect: The first day of last year's version was co-headli ... More >>
My Chemical Romance go . . . Styx. Photo by Neil Krug.In this week's Village Voice, Brandon Soderberg profiles the 21-year-old rap producer AraabMuzik, Christopher R. Weingarten is not impressed with the new record from My Chemical Romance, Francis Davis praises new efforts from Bill Frisell, ... More >>
Not My Chemical Romance'Tis the season for super-goofy, radio-station-helmed holiday shows that corral together often wildly disparate acts in the name of yuletide cheer and forced promotion, and while Z100's Jingle Ball is the mother of them all (could a preview of the Dream/Kardashian music ... More >>
Nostalgia was the order of the day in Williamsburg yesterday, as packs of suspiciously old ex-hardcore kids roamed the pastures of Brooklyn to see the iconic '90s indie band Cap'n Jazz reunite at the Williamsburg Waterfront and then, later, to watch the mighty Universal Order of Armageddon reassem ... More >>
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With their savage follicles and beer-soaked, bruised take on punk, Nashville's JEFF The Brotherhood seem like the type of boys that would steal both your whiskey and your sister's virtue, and still earn a standing invitation to play your basement. But this might be an unfai ... More >>
That right there is a still from this video of Paramore performing "Brick by Boring Brick" at MTV's Ulalume Festival in Columbia, Maryland (it's Halloween themed--hence the spooky tree). We are not ashamed to say we feel the same way. [AP]
This, of course, could be really good, or really bad. "An original," in particular, sounds ominous. But it did get us thinking about our dream version of this show. What kind of New York talent is available to do covers of songs from John Hughes soundtracks?