A song from the Strokes recently showed up in a commercial for the Volkswagen Golf, and it looks like another car company has snagged the honor of a Julian Casablancas-performed song to soundtrack…   Read Story »
Underground metal doesn't soar very often anymore. It churns and wriggles and spits and seethes, and it can be really great at all these things. If you're in a bleak, heavy mood, something like…   Read Story »
If you care about metal, you really should subscribe to Decibel, because as far as I'm concerned, it's not only a source of great writing -- not only a place to discover new music and have new light…   Read Story »
With just three singles this year -- the misty-lens ballads "Touch" and "Just Once" and the umtempo dance-pop track "Indecision" -- Shura established a compelling, unmistakable artistic imprint. The…   Read Story »
Earlier this month, Bette Midler put out a covers album of all girl groups called It's The Girls!, which includes songs from the Supremes, the Shangri-Las, and the Ronettes. The newest song on the…   Read Story »