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Last Of The Multi-Platinum Post-Grunge Bands: Creed Talk My Own Prison At 20

The US record industry was doing numbers in the late 1990s that seem incomprehensible now. The year 2000 was the all-time peak, with 785 million…
Phil Freeman | August 25, 2017 - 11:46 am

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The Lost Beach Boy: Dennis Wilson’s Pacific Ocean Blue At 40

Over the years, the Beach Boys have often been reduced to one thing or another. Yes, they gave the world one of the seminal, defining…
Ryan Leas | August 24, 2017 - 3:30 pm

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Why Are So Many Bands Surprising Fans With Snail Mail This Year?

Do you remember the last time you were excited about a piece of mail? I have vague memories of being a kid and having the…
Ryan Leas | August 23, 2017 - 2:49 pm

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Jawbreaker’s San Francisco Show Raised The Bar For Punk Reunion Tours

"So how the fuck did all of you get tickets?" says Paul Lee, the singer of '90s East Bay punk band Monsula. There’s an air…
Nina Corcoran | August 14, 2017 - 11:49 am

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Car Seat Headrest Played One Of The Best Sets At Lollapalooza 2017

Teens Of Denial, Car Seat Headrest's breakthrough album from last year, was a minor miracle. It was built on music that had plenty of retro…
Ryan Leas | August 7, 2017 - 12:22 pm

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Flight Of The Conchords’ Comedy-Rock Friendship Still Feels Timeless 10 Years Later

Rock 'n' roll may be the result of combining sex, drugs, and a few good blues guitar runs, but at its best it's all about…
Margaret Farrell | August 7, 2017 - 11:41 am

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Arcade Fire Bring New Songs, Old Favorites, And “Mind Games” To Intimate Chicago Show

We're used to Arcade Fire being gigantic now. Years past the moment where the band started to attain the kind of magnitude their music always…
Ryan Leas | August 6, 2017 - 1:45 pm

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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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Tame Impala Headlined Panorama With Hits And Rarities

It's been just over two years since Tame Impala released Currents. And in that time, the man behind it all, Kevin Parker, has seemed fairly…
Ryan Leas | July 30, 2017 - 3:16 pm

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Fans See Frank Ocean Like A UFO At Panorama 2017

One of the best recent Getty Images of Frank Ocean is a paparazzi shot of him wandering around SoHo. Frank’s wearing a T-shirt with a…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | July 29, 2017 - 2:23 pm

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Tom Petty Brought All The Hits To Forest Hills

Last night, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers brought their 40th anniversary tour to New York for the first time. After playing an arena in New…
Ryan Leas | July 27, 2017 - 2:03 pm

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Who Knew The Faint Were Still So Popular? And Other Thoughts After FYF Fest 2017

In some of my darker moments from this past weekend, I had to wonder why anyone reads these festival recaps. Or, to clarify -- why…
Ian Cohen | July 26, 2017 - 2:58 pm

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Reasons To Be Missed: A Fan Remembers Chester Bennington

When I got news that Chester Bennington was dead, the last thing I had tweeted was a semi-serious theory that Linkin Park's song "Papercut" was…
Nina Mashurova | July 21, 2017 - 3:59 pm

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Last Night Guns N’ Roses Played An Epic Set At The Apollo, Today Appetite For Destruction Turns 30

Appetite For Destruction turns 30 today. If you’re a fan of rock music, it doesn’t really matter when you were born -- that’s bound to…
Ryan Leas | July 21, 2017 - 1:22 pm

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Against All Odds, Linkin Park Were America’s Last Huge Rock Band

During the late '90s and early '00s, I was one of Alternative Press magazine's nü-metal correspondents. The publisher and editors didn't really favor the music…
Phil Freeman | July 21, 2017 - 11:58 am
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