Phil Herring
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No votes for Wes Scantlin from Puddle Of Mudd or whoever that dude was from The Vines?

So…no Smash turns 20 article today?

 +11Posted on Apr 4th | re: The 10 Best Nirvana Songs (163 comments)

Is that “Down” by 311 or “Down” by Stone Temple Pilots?

“Seriously, though, most of the reports surrounding Ultra make it sound like a special kind of hell.”

It took you seeing new reports to realize that? I could tell just by the pictures.

 +5Posted on Mar 31st | re: Lollapalooza Lineup 2014 (72 comments)

Am I the only one on here who gets annoyed at how self-congratulatory these comments are? The running theme seems to be “Lollapalooza doesn’t cater to us ‘Gum commenters who have a more enlightened and eclectic taste than most of the population so let us pat ourselves on the back and high-five each other that we don’t go to such ‘mainstream’ festivals such as these.”

Get the FUCK over yourselves people. This lineup ain’t super great but I challenge anyone who reads Stereogum and/or fancies themselves to be an “alt/indie” fan and not find a good amount of acts they enjoy watching.

 +1Posted on Feb 24th | re: Soundgarden - "The Day I Tried To Live" (Rehearsal Version) (8 comments)

Man, they really gotta start playing “Limo Wreck” live, that’s probably the best non-single on this fantastic record.

 +8Posted on Feb 24th | re: Soundgarden - "The Day I Tried To Live" (Rehearsal Version) (8 comments)

More like “The Day I Tried To Make A Witty Comment On Stereogum (And Failed)”, amirite?

 +3Posted on Feb 12th | re: Josh Homme: "Fuck Imagine Dragons!" (40 comments)

I like Queens but Homme is starting to sound like a bitter old bastard with this. Who cares if Imagine Dragons wins a Grammy over Queens or not? QUOTSA still plays large venues, gets acclaim and has a ton of fans.

 +3Posted on Feb 7th | re: NME's 500 Greatest Songs Of All Time (96 comments)

Strokes at #5? Hilarious.

 -6Posted on Feb 7th | re: Franz Ferdinand Turns 10 (63 comments)

I actually dig Linkin Park ha. Scoff all you want but I think they are the only band from that era that has any merit. They streamline a bunch of genres with just a few flourishes to keep things interesting.