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At Riot Fest 2017, Jawbreaker Finally Became Rock Stars

It began the only way it could have begun. It began with "Boxcar."
Michael Tedder | September 18, 2017 - 3:33 pm

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Queens Of The Stone Age Balance Chaos And Professionalism At Riot Fest

About a decade and a half ago, MTV began taping live specials at the Hard Rock Live in Orlando, Florida, where I was born and…
Michael Tedder | September 17, 2017 - 1:08 pm

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Ministry, New Order Demonstrate Their Staying Power At Riot Fest 2017

Halfway through last night's typically intense headlining set at Riot Fest, Trent Reznor took a second to address the crowd. "It's an honor tonight to…
Michael Tedder | September 16, 2017 - 1:24 pm

Interview

Q&A: Tori Amos On The ’90s Revival, Missing Prince, And Whether Humanity Is Doomed

Pig-headed masculinity run amok? America in spiritual crisis? A dying Earth? This sounds like a job for Tori Amos!
Michael Tedder | August 29, 2017 - 11:05 am

Interview

Q&A: R.E.M.’s Peter Buck On His New Band With Sleater-Kinney’s Corin Tucker & Automatic For The People’s 25th Anniversary Reissue

Even at the height of R.E.M.'s success, guitarist Peter Buck didn't like to take breaks. During his free moments, Buck would play with Warren Zevon…
Michael Tedder | August 3, 2017 - 10:00 am

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Nine Inch Nails Crushed Panorama With Controlled Rage

Whenever people ask what the first show I ever saw was, my standard response is, "Do you want the cool answer, or the real answer?"
Michael Tedder | July 31, 2017 - 1:42 pm

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Ted Leo Is Like You

"I wrote this song 14 years ago," says Ted Leo, gazing at his tiny audience. "There would be nights that I would look at the…
Michael Tedder | July 6, 2017 - 9:55 am

Interview

Q&A: PUP’s Stefan Babcock On Unexpected Success, What Comes Next, And That Song About Killing His Bandmates

About one year ago, the Toronto punk quartet PUP released their second album, The Dream Is Over, a set of 10 ferociously catchy anthems that…
Michael Tedder | June 15, 2017 - 12:13 pm

Interview

Q&A: Backstage at Governors Ball, Air Look Back On Two Decades of Being Fabulous

Stereogum is named from a lyric from the Air song "Radio Number 1," from the French futurists' 2001 LP, 10,000 Hz Legend. As such, we…
Michael Tedder | June 9, 2017 - 1:37 pm

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Q&A: Parquet Courts’ Sean Yeaton On The Importance Of Tool & His Nu-Metal Past

Last weekend, Parquet Courts played a late-night set at the new Brooklyn venue Villain, one night before their moshpit-inducing afternoon mainstage set at Governors Ball.
Michael Tedder | June 8, 2017 - 1:50 pm

Interview

Q&A: Nick Hakim On His Debut Album, Dealing With Pressure, & Nick Drake

Nick Hakim's sumptuous folk-soul-hop debut, Green Twins, seems destined to be one of those albums you hear everywhere this summer, from the hipper coffeeshops to…
Michael Tedder | May 26, 2017 - 10:07 am

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An Appreciation Of Chris Cornell, Chronicler Of The Black Days

I keep going back to the last time I saw Chris Cornell. In light of yesterday's news, it's the only comfort I can find.
Michael Tedder | May 19, 2017 - 11:52 am

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Super-Connected: Belly, Buffalo Tom, Juliana Hatfield, Letters To Cleo, & The Boston Scene Then & Now

"I'm not sure whose water this is," says Gail Greenwood right before taking a swig from a bottle she found on the stage of the…
Michael Tedder | April 26, 2017 - 1:29 pm

Interview

Q&A: Japandroids Remain On Brand With Near To The Wild Heart Of Life

Upstairs At Eric's is an apartment and photo studio in midtown Manhattan owned by photographer Eric Johnson. It's not necessarily named for the Yazoo album;…
Michael Tedder | November 2, 2016 - 10:02 am

Interview

Q&A: The Afghan Whigs’ Greg Dulli Talks 20 Years Of Black Love, Shares Acoustic Version Of “Going To Town”

Following up one of the most acclaimed albums of the decade would be tough for any band. But as in all other matters, Greg Dulli…
Michael Tedder | October 17, 2016 - 10:01 am

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