As anyone who's ever started a garage band knows, you can get away with only knowing three chords and two basslines -- but if your drummer can't keep a beat, you're never making it out of that garage. Behind every great band lies an even greater drummer, and hidden away behind all those cymbals and ... More >>
Mötley Crüe with Alice Cooper Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul Saturday, November 15 The best piece of theater in the Twin Cities Saturday night wasn't at the Guthrie, or in a theater at all. It was at Xcel Energy Center, as Mötley Crüe came through town on their last tour, closing out more than 30 ... More >>
Do you ever wonder about the positive qualities you may be overlooking in the artists you hate? Probably not. Who has time to dig through the details to find out who's actually pretty cool, but an unfortunate victim of their own terrible art? Well, my friend, we do. That's why we're the professiona ... More >>
I have an embarrassing tendency to bait people into conversations where I just talk about cool things I am doing. Surprise, right? While it likely stems from being bored with hearing of the mundane achievements of others (babies, crappy jobs, cars), there is a part of me that figures it must stem fr ... More >>
Related:Up in the air: How Minneapolis became a flyover city for major rap artistsKiss, Motley Crue lead Minnesota State Fair 2012 offeringsStar Tribune published two stories Tuesday detailing the Minnesota State Fair's latest Grandstand additions, but one would've been plenty. A couple hours after ... More >>
VH1's endless barrage of reality programming continues to feed a hungry public with a new series that you might swear already existed, Hollywood Exes. And for those starving for tidbits from Prince's era of public and label alienation in the '90s, they may come mainlined from his ex-wife Mayte Ga ... More >>
The 2012 running of the great Minnesota get-together is starting to pile up a load of concert offerings for this August. Tops among the Grandstand Concert Series shows is the Minneapolis St. Paul stop on the Kiss-Mötley Crüe joint tour, which will be the first series of dates these two monsters ... More >>
Photos by Erik HessMötley Crüe, Poison and the New York DollsJune 24, 2011Target Center, MinneapolisOne of the biggest tours of the season, the triple glam rock assault of Mötley Crüe, Poison and the New York Dolls blew through town Friday night to a sold out Target Center. Adding to the circ ... More >>
A November 1984 issue of City PagesDevoted Gimme Noise readers already know that we're big fans of Prince around these parts -- we even have an entire wing of our blog roped off for Purple One-related posts. So when we heard today is Prince's 53rd birthday, we jumped at the chance to geek out and ... More >>
"... and this little indie rocker cried 'wee wee wee' all the way home. "
They're back -- and they have better hair and sound just as good.
Last night's show at the Xcel Energy Center was a skin deep but enjoyable set from the deposed kings of L.A. sleaze rock.
Tonight we're gonna party Maplewood-style
The August issue of Britain's Q Magazine features "The Fifty Biggest Villains in Music." Setting aside for the moment the "Fifty Reasons Rock Mags Have Nothing to Write About, and Thus Compile Endless Lists" issue, it's pretty good. Tommy Lee appears at No. 14 ("Put a photo of his ex-best mate--Crue ... More >>
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