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Even with my never-ending obsession with music from the early ’80s, it’s a pretty rare opportunity when I get the chance to write anything about my favorites from that era. Last week, one of those rare opportunities popped up. I called Jim Kerr, the frontman of the Simple Minds — i.e., the man who sang… More »

Last month Death Cab For Cutie returned to the spotlight with “You Are A Tourist,” the great first single and video from their forthcoming Codes And Keys. A sunny addition to our spring playlist, it recalls brighter moments of mid-period Cure when it’s not channeling “Float On.” That’s fitting given how Ben Gibbard’s got five… More »

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Watch Simple Minds Play The Billboard Music Awards, First U.S. TV Performance In 20 Years

Simple Minds performed at the Billboard Music Awards last night, their first American TV performance in 20 years. The last time they appeared on television was in 1995 when they performed on Jay Leno and David Letterman as musical guests, but they returned last night to celebrate the 30th anniversary of “Don’t You (Forget About… More »

By: Caitlin White / May 18, 2015 - 10:44 am

Nicki Minaj – “Blazin'” (Feat. Kanye West)

Maybe Kanye West’s “Monster” was your introduction to Nicki Minaj. Even if your intro came earlier (via her Beam Me Up Scotty mixtape or one of her other guest appearances), none of her stuff since has lived up to her “Monster” turn. Or “Monster” was the exception? Maybe this leak from her upcoming LP, PinkMore »

By: jessica / November 17, 2010 - 2:17 pm

Death Cab For Cutie Cover “Don’t You (Forget About Me)”

The Critics Choice Movie Awards, whatever that is, aired live on VH1 tonight. I could not tell you who won what, but it looked like a lot of Hollywood Movie Stars attended. James Cameron! The girl from Up In The Air! Nick Jonas & The Administration were the house band! Death Cab For Cutie were… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / January 15, 2010 - 9:31 pm

Don’t You (Forget About Me): The Movie

Couldn’t sleep last night, so I ended up watching The Breakfast Club on cable for the 1,000th time. And since I couldn’t sleep, I was trying to think of a post I might get out of it. Who’s the Molly Ringwald of our generation?Isn’t it weird that Bender was originally gonna be JohnMore »

By: Scott Lapatine / August 16, 2006 - 2:21 pm