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I think the point of Arcade Fire’s rant is that technically anyone could be up there conducting a Daft Punk or DangerMaus set…the fact that their public personas are hidden behind masks renders this explicitly so. I like Daft Punk, and would pay to see them perform live, but I also have to take into account the possibility that it might not really be them behind their masks. There’s a lack of authenticity…

 0Posted on Apr 20th | re: Throwing Copper Turns 20 (79 comments)

Just wanted to chime in and give props to “Pillars of Davidson” ..despite not even making your review, it’s easily the highlight of the album for me. It’s a weird thing for a “Grunge” band to try and write a Springsteen style anthem, and I thought Live pulled it off and then some…

 0Posted on Mar 20th | re: Watch Weezer Tease New Music From The Studio (44 comments)

Just wanted to give a shout out to the Red Album too…As a person who adores the first four Weezer albums, “Troublemaker’ might still be my favorite all time Weezer song. How’s that for arts & crafts???

 +5Posted on Mar 19th | re: Check Out These Lego Versions Of 20 Famous Bands (25 comments)

Jeff Ament not having a goofy hat makes me sad…

The story I heard about Chad Channing was that Kurt & Krist both thought he was an awful drummer, but kept him in the band because he came from a wealthy family, who offered to pay for the band’s demos. They ultimately fired him, as soon as they could, when they started getting major label offers.

Musical notwithstanding, he’s seems like a decent dude and it’s commendable that neither he nor Jason Everman have tried to sell their various stories regarding the band’s early years.

 0Posted on Mar 29th, 2013 | re: The 10 Best Strokes Songs (180 comments)

No Undercover of Darkness? Man that’s a tune…

 +23Posted on Nov 27th, 2012 | re: NME's 50 Best Albums Of 2012 (212 comments)

No Japandroids? And that XX record is boring as F*ck…

The Zombies currently consist only of Rod Argent and Colin Blunstone. The rest of the original members have either passed or have retired.

 +2Posted on Oct 3rd, 2012 | re: The Replacements Reunite For New EP (29 comments)

Paul & Tommy ARE The Replacements…Chris didn’t even play on the last tour and barely played on the last record (and from what I’ve read is unwilling to play the drums ever again.).Furthermore, it’s for a good cause.
I’m excited to hear Paul’s take on I’m Not Saying. The Nico version of that song is incredible, and it’ll be interesting to see if The ‘Mats can top it.

 0Posted on Jan 24th, 2012 | re: Mos Def - "Niggas In Poorest" (23 comments)

Did Prince fans or commentators stop calling him Prince (his given name, unlike Mos Def) just because he wanted to be called some unspeakable symbol?