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Jimmy Fallon Imagines An Ed Sheeran Album Even Worse Than X

British wimp-folk superstar Ed Sheeran might not be as big as his friend Taylor Swift yet, but he his big enough for Jimmy Fallon to bring him in for comedy bits on The Tonight Show. Last night, Fallon did a whole imaginary infomercial dedicated to the idea that it would be funny if Sheeran covered… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 2, 2015 - 9:27 am

There’s Beer In The Jar: 8 Boundary-Pushing Brewer-Musician Collaborations

If you’ve spent any time watching television in the last several years, you’ve probably had the dubious pleasure of watching Pitbull try to sell you Bud Light. These ads tend to feature the hip hop star in a white suit and dark shades, holding a condensation-dripping bottle of Anheuser-Busch’s biggest seller, surrounded by women wearing… More »

By: Brad Sanders / April 23, 2015 - 10:36 am

Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson Treated For Cancer

The first time I heard Iron Maiden — when I was like 11 years old — was the moment I recognized music as something bigger than songs on the radio; it was the first time I was able to embrace music as a part of my identity. Iron Maiden were the first band whose T-shirt… More »

By: Michael Nelson / February 19, 2015 - 11:03 am

Famous Album Cover Art Imagined From A Different Perspective

Have you ever wondered what famous album covers might look like from a different perspective? A user on Flickr by the name of Harvezt has worked to answer that question with a new series called The Dark Side Of The Cover. It goes all over the place from the Beatles to Nirvana to Kraftwerk to… More »

By: Miles Bowe / April 8, 2014 - 4:24 pm

Iron Maiden Albums From Worst To Best

Rivaled only by Black Sabbath and Judas Priest in regards to influence and impact on the early development of heavy metal, Iron Maiden took the burgeoning musical style to a new and very unique level, starting in the UK in the late-1970s, and soon after, all over the world. Formed in 1975 by bassist Steve… More »

By: Adrien Begrand / March 4, 2014 - 12:12 pm

20 Songs Named After The Bands That Played Them

Self-titled albums are one thing. But when a band names one of its songs after itself — or, alternately, when a band names itself after one of its songs — it’s a pretty big deal. The song itself comes off looking something like a mission statement, an encapsulation of everything that the band means. Whe… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 19, 2012 - 11:46 am

Ryan Adams Covers Iron Maiden

Last week, Ryan Adams hit us with the spare, gorgeous new track “Lucky Now.” This week, he hits us with a spare, gorgeous cover of a badass ’80s metal anthem. Appearing on BBC Radio 2 yesterday, Adams pulled out his guitar and played Iron Maiden’s 1986 single “Wasted Years,” doing a pretty amazing reinvention of… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 31, 2011 - 9:43 am

80 Other Bands With Official Sneakers

Last week the Animal Collective bros released an official mixtape for their new … sneakers. That is a thing now. Gotta keep fans on their toes (ouch, sorry). The shoes which you can see here benefit the Socorro island Conservation Fund, and they are cruelty free, except to your eyes.

I did some… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / April 6, 2011 - 12:31 pm

The 2009 BRIT Awards Looked Like This

Tonight the British music industry packaged their self-image for all to YouTube. The nominations were very Duffy with a side of Coldplay, and Duffy wound up being the main dish, but poor Chris Martin & Band couldn’t follow their three-statue Grammy night with even a single award from their four nominations. Instead it’s [SPOILER] King… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 18, 2009 - 6:25 pm