Bush With Bloodnstuff First Avenue, Minneapolis May 22, 2013 In the mid-90's, most music fans who passionately experienced the rapid rise of the grunge movement firsthand viewed bands like Bush, Stone Temple Pilots and their ilk with skepticism, painting them as illegitimate knockoffs who were just ... More >>
Where were you on September 29, 1992? If the answer is something like "In line at Sam Goody picking up a copy of Stone Temple Pilots' debut album Core," then the following news will interest you. Dates for the STP's Core 20th anniversary just emerged, and they go right along with what the guys said ... More >>
With Saint Kurt gone for 18 years now, it's important to remember grunge wasn't just Nirvana. It was a movement, and though each year it seems a little bit sillier than it did the last, it was important. Most of the bands (and sadly many of the people themselves) didn't stand the test of time, some ... More >>
Band comes rocketing out of limbo
Photo by Nikki MillerJust another hot, hot summer of our lives... This past weekend was packed from end-to-end with local shows of every variety, from Friday night's Rogue Valley CD-release show at the Mainroom to Saturday's Pizza Luce Block Party and Loring Alley Party and Sunday's marathon hoot ... More >>
Loved by fans, simultaneously hated by critics.Stone Temple Pilots have long since been a staple in our hard rock society; whether categorized as grunge, post-punk, alternative rock or psychedelia, they have held steady on rock 'n' roll ground since the early '90s. And as rare as it is to ove ... More >>
Ex-Stone Temple Pilots/Velvet Revolver frontman tests his own mettle.
A gang of cleaning-supply salesmen make a mess at a local hotel
Show Review by Pat O'Brien The Xcel Center crowd was only about 6,000 strong last night--just more than half empty--and maybe that should have been a bit of a clue. Velvet Revolver, a band whose members used to be in Guns 'N' Roses (guitarist Slash, bassist Duff McKagan and drummer Matt Sorum) and S ... More >>
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With a new lineup and reissued back catalog, the last great punk band of the '80s gets lost on the freeway again