Monthly Archives: December 2015

Latest The Smashing Pumpkins News

Smashing Pumpkins' Lead Singer Billy Corgan and His Wife Chloe Mendel Welcome
Smashing Pumpkins' lead singer Billy Corgan and his wife Chloe Mendel welcomed their first child together – Augustus Juppiter Corgan – on Monday, November 16. Billy Corgan. (Photo Credit: Splash). The couple lives in Chicago and works together at their …
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Watch Smashing Pumpkins' Jeff Schroeder Jam With The Yamaha Revstar
In a new promotional campaign for Yamaha, Jeff Schroeder of the Smashing Pumpkins participated in a series of videos entitled “I Play Yamaha”, in which noted guitarists who play Yamaha express their interest and satisfaction with the instrument.
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Review: The Black Crowes are to re-release their first four albums

Review: The Black Crowes are to re-release their first four albums
The first song on the first album, "Twice As Hard," remains an awe-inspiring track, offering the perfect introduction to what The Black Crowes – at that time consisting of Chris and Rich Robinson, on vocals and guitar respectively, second guitarist …
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Chris Robinson Loves Jerry Garcia, Hates MDMA, Doesn't Believe in Voice Lessons
On a recent afternoon, Chris Robinson is in Atlanta, the city he was living in 25 years ago while working on The Black Crowes' 1990 multi-platinum debut, Shake Your Monkey Maker. That album featured Robinson belting out rooster-strut hits like “Jealous …
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Latest Pavement Band News

Pavement apologizes for mocking Scott Weiland in 'Range Life'
Late on Thursday, Stone Temple Pilots lead singer Scott Weiland was found dead on his tour bus in Minnesota. He was 48. In response, Pavement — perhaps feeling somewhat guilty for mocking Weiland's band in “Range Life” so many years ago …
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Anthony Davis headlines list of 10 most disappointing fantasy players
(You know, in the same way Pavement used to be an "every-other-album band." Cripes, I'm old.) But take a look at Gasol's career arc. Gasol seems to alternate boffo leap years (with 80 or so games played) with years where he plays only 60-70 games and …
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16 Of Our Favorite Events In Chicago This NYE Week

16 Of Our Favorite Events In Chicago This NYE Week
TWO NIGHTS OF AWESOME ROCK BANDS: We've long raved about the virtues of the multiple guitar driven party machine that is Diarrhea Planet, and have gone so far to pose the question asking if they're the best live band on the planet right now. (The …
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Yes, We Have Southern's Band Covering Adele's “Hello” Song
This was at the Bayou Classic's Battle Of The Bands, which (1) is more interestin' than the game itself and (2) happened before Troy Brown's Smack-My-Bitch-Up episode. This was before the loss of innocence, so to speak. Maybe they could make the Bayou …
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Latest 50’s Rock News

I Let the Electro Swing Community Try and Convince Me It Isn't Total Shit
A couple of weeks ago I wrote an article titled "Electro Swing is the Worst Genre of Music in the World Ever" based on my confident conviction that despite the obviously subjective nature of taste, this was one example where the opinion gave way to data.
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Ringing in the New Year with Branson shows
In addition to the Blues Brothers, Barry Manilow, Whitney Houston and Kenny Chesney, fans at the New Year's Eve show will be treated to 2013 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Champion Dean Z opening the show as the “50's Elvis,” then closing as the “68 …
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Killer Christmas: The Killers' Christmas Songs Rated From Worst To First
The killers go bonkers on their second single and the first with the ongoing collaboration with Pardey. This time, Flowers is found pleading to Santa (Pardey) to not to kill him backed by a 50's rock-n-roll melody before being saved by a typical …
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Latest Talking Heads News

The Hurry Up: Talking Heads Talking Corley, Notre Dame's Success in Ohio
The Hurry Up is your nightcap of Ohio State recruiting news, catching you up on the day's events with an ear on the ground for what's next. CALLING CORLEY? Earlier Wednesday, Sean Scherer, a recruiting analyst for the Michigan State 247Sports.com site, …
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From Good Homes Cover Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan, Talking Heads and More in New
From Good Homes played their annual holiday run over the weekend at The Newton Theatre in Newton, NJ, bringing out several fan favorites and covers throughout two nights. Among renditions of Bob Dylan's “All Along the Watchtower,” Talking Heads' …
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Open thread: Sunday morning talking heads
It's an early Christmas present for grassroots conservatives as their two favorite Republicans are set for this morning's Sunday shows to discuss the grotesque new omnibus spending package. Paul Ryan will be on “Meet the Press” and Mitch McConnell will …
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