Nothing like a good Twitter meme to help pass the time on a Tuesday morning. Inspired by (or perhaps as an alternative to) our post on the six worst music words in the dictionary, imaginative Twitter users led by the always uproarious Wits host John Moe took to the hashtag #sixworstwordsinmusic to o ... More >>
Summer Set Music Festival, Day Two With Girl Talk, Passion Pit, Blackalicious, SBTRKT, Zedd, MaLLy, and Doomtree Somerset, Wisconsin August 10, 2013 Replace the palm trees of Coachella with corn fields, or swap out Lollapalooza's dramatic Chicago skyline backdrop for rolling Wisconsin farmlands, an ... More >>
Alice Cooper has been the reigning king of the shock rock genre now for nearly 50 years. He essentially defined the genre and a generation of heavy rock fans that delightfully thrive on the grotesque and extreme theatrical splendor that is the typical Alice Cooper performance. Notorious for throwing ... More >>
Tommy Stinson learned to play bass at age 11, and just a year later started strumming with the musicians, including his brother Bob, who would make up the Replacements. For this week's cover story on the CC Club, Stinson -- who now juggles multiple projects, including solo albums like 2011's "One Ma ... More >>
Jack Douglas has enjoyed a legendary career in music. After starting on Robert Kennedy's senatorial campaign, Douglas worked with a Who's Who of rock luminaries, from John Lennon and Yoko Ono to Aerosmith. Last weekend, he was in town recording a new single with The Oddfathers at Terranium Studio, w ... More >>
The undeniably white and nerdy Weird Al Yankovic has received the blessing of umpteen pop musicians for his humorous pursuits over the past three decades. "Smells Like Nirvana" victim Kurt Cobain even called him "America's modern pop-rock genious [sic]" in his journals. As a result, we have a lifeti ... More >>
Dark Dark Dark with Mountain Man and Emily Wells Cedar Cultural Center, Minneapolis October 3, 2012 A series of strong, original female voices kept the packed Cedar Cultural Center entranced and thoroughly entertained on Wednesday night, as Dark Dark Dark celebrated the release of their glorious n ... More >>
By Nicole CrosbieFormer Poison frontman Bret Michaels has kicked off his solo summer tour, and will perform at the Medina Entertainment Center this Saturday. See what Michaels has to say about reality television, his health, his new album, and reuniting with Poison in his interview with Gimme Noise.
Photos by Nikki MillerZZ Top August 11, 2011 Mystic Lake Casino "Can we play some bluuuues for you tonight?" growls Billy Gibbons, his lanky body adorned in a sparkly black Nudie suit, Dusty Hill to his right, similarly adorned, and Frank Beard behind them both on a skull-decorated, double- ... More >>
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Electric Light Orchestra reissues deliver—and dilute—paradise
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Local rocker starts the fight of his life--with a party
Local rockers Best Fight Story battle for the working man's rights
Grant Hart recalls his old classmate, Tim Pawlenty
David Wellstone and the promise of music
Pink proves she's not just another Britney in a bottle
We search the airwaves for signs of intelligent life
On his new album, Sean Na Na has meanness to spare
A fond look back at Blue Öyster Cult's hits and misses
Gary Louris and the Jayhawks have soared with introspective songs and rich melodies. Now, with their upbeat new album, Smile, the band is determined to fly up the commercial charts.
Korn's depressed rap-metal rocks freaks and saves geeks. But are they just yanking your leash?
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