Scott Stapp

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    August 7, 2014

    Which Sports Franchises Have the Worst Music Taste?

    Sports and music go hand-in-hand -- it's pumped out of every stadium in America, we have jock jams, and, like the "San Diego Super Chargers," some of the oldest traditions in professional team sports are inextricably tied to specific songs. It's why the Miami Dolphins will play that godforsaken figh ... More >>

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    May 15, 2013

    The Funniest Fake Entries in Kid Rock's Bartender Contest

    Last week, I wrote of my intent to win Jim Beam's Mix for Kid Rock contest, which will let one lucky winner follow the miscellaneous-genre legend to three stops on his "Best Night Ever" tour, filling him to the scruffy gills with Jim Beam cocktails each time. Since I couldn't figure out a way to r ... More >>

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    May 10, 2013

    I Swear, I WILL Become Kid Rock's Personal Bartender

    There are those rare moments -- once in a hundred lifetimes, perhaps -- when one man's destiny is laid bare before him, as if God's secret designs had been suddenly revealed. One wouldn't expect to find such an epiphany in the press release discard pile, but yesterday I stumbled upon my life's true ... More >>

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    March 15, 2013

    The Oral History of Kid Rock's The Polyfuze Method

    Though it's practically needless to say by now, this Saturday -- March 16 -- is a date that most rock fans have long had circled on their calendar: The 20th anniversary of Kid Rock's remarkable second album, The Polyfuze Method. See also: Scott Stapp Clears Up That Story About the Orgy on Kid Rock' ... More >>

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    November 12, 2012

    The Least Likely Music Headlines of 2013

    For the last six months, the Sound of the City Supercomputer (a 1998 Compaq Presario) has been analyzing the structure and content of every pop news headline in the world in order to create a highly detailed predictive model of the music industry. While this project has important practical uses, suc ... More >>

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    October 29, 2012

    Eight Musicians Who've Proved Themselves Damn Fine Authors

    Thanks to Frankenstorm, a whole slate of concerts has been wiped out tonight and tomorrow, including this evening's Joshua Radin/A Fine Frenzy gig at Best Buy Theater--it's been rescheduled for Sunday, Nov. 4. As it turns out, Alison Sudol, the brainy beauty behind AFF, is about more than just music ... More >>

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    October 25, 2012

    Scott Stapp Clears Up That Story About the Orgy On Kid Rock's Tour Bus, and Contemplates Suicide

    We now come to the third and final installment of our unprecedented, soon-to-be-award-winning series on Scott Stapp's astonishing memoir, Sinner's Creed. In the first two parts, we looked at Stapp's struggles with God and his context as an artist. Today, at the significant risk of ending on a dark n ... More >>

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    October 24, 2012

    How Does Scott Stapp Measure Up To Jim Morrison, Elvis, Reagan, Job, and God Himself?

    This week, Sound of the City presents a series of excerptss from Sinner's Creed, the incredible memoir of Creed frontman Scott Stapp. In our first installment, we detailed the spiritual turmoil that defined Stapp's life and music; he was a man pursued by demons, alternately yearning for God's love a ... More >>

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    October 23, 2012

    Why Scott Stapp Hated God And Other Revelations In His New Book Sinners Creed

    These days, it's possible to feel a perverse nostalgia for Creed, the original kings of gloss-grunge Christosterone buttrock. After Stapp and co. burned out in a blaze of ignominy, Nickelback popped into their slot at the bottom of the critical totem pole so gracefully that we barely noticed. But Cr ... More >>

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    December 22, 2010

    The 20 Worst Songs of 2010, #1: Train, "Hey, Soul Sister"

    F2K10 has been a countdown of the 20 worst songs of 2010. Relieve the journey here. The future of rock music, right here.​Here are some important things to know about Train's "Hey, Soul Sister."

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    December 13, 2010

    The 20 Worst Songs of 2010, #9: Santana featuring Scott Stapp, "Fortunate Son"

    F2K10 is a countdown of the 20 worst songs of 2010. Track our progress here. ​If you were here when we last embarked on this quest, you may remember the "Carlos Santana reworks the 'Black Magic Woman' riff while an overexposed singer warbles nearby" formula, which is one that Sony Music Enter ... More >>

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    November 25, 2009

    F2K: The 50 Worst Songs of the '00s

    Since this archive page mysteriously disappeared over at its original home, consider this your new bookmark/placeholder/friend on late, lonely nights. Confused? More here. ​It's super-cute to peruse decade-end lists and pretend to be enthusiastic about true artists like Arcade Fire, timeless m ... More >>

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    January 8, 2009

    Andy Warhol Was Wrong: 25 Things That Aren't More Exciting If You Wait for Them

    This $26 Warhol spotted in the front window of 4th Avenue's Dryden Gallery ("gallery" = "place to get finished jigsaw puzzles framed") "The idea of waiting for something makes it more exciting--Andy Warhol" With all due respect Mr. Andy "bananas B-A-N-A-N-A-S" Warhol, the idea of waiting for som ... More >>

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