Road Warriors 21

Tickets go on sale today for this year’s Voodoo Music Experience in New Orleans October 26, 27 and 28 at City Park. Fall Out Boy, Plain White T’s, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Kings of Leon and more will join co-headliners Smashing Pumpkins and Rage Against the Machine for the three-day event.

Bon Jovi’s new Lost Highway album has been practically an overnight success, but so far the band only has plans to play in its home state this year. The band will be performing at Newark’s The Rock Well from October 25 through November 10. For more information, please visit

Morrissey had to cancel tour dates due to a throat infection in Philadelphia and Northampton, Massachusetts, but the former Smiths lead singer will resume his tour tomorrow night in New York City.

Anyone in Nigeria or vacationing there (isn’t it hot enough here in the States?) can catch a cool lineup at the THISDAY Festival on July 14 and 15 in Lagos. Artists on the bill include Rihanna, Shakira, John Legend, Kelly Rowland, Ne-Yo and UB-40.

Editors have announced North American tour dates in support of their new album, An End Has a Start, beginning September 4 in Washington, D.C. Dates are Read the rest of this entry »


Just because the Spice Girls are getting back together…

…let’s not forget that a couple of them actually managed to pull together some pretty enjoyable solo singles.

Melanie C (with Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes), “Never Be The Same Again”:

Emma Bunton, “What Took You So Long”

Geri Halliwell, “Look At Me”

(I’d love to also post videos from Victoria Beckham and Melanie Brown, but, frankly, I’m just not a very big fan of their material.)


Lou Pearlman – former king of crap, now king of fraud

Attaboy, Louie! We always knew you were slimy underneath it all. Former boy band Svengali Lou Pearlman has been indicted on three counts of bank fraud, and one count each of mail and wire fraud. Allegedly Pearlman defrauded 1000 or so investors out of $315 million. Not only that, but various banks are claiming he owes them around $120 million. It’s a great day for Lou, and an even greater day for those of us who never liked the boy band schlock he was seducing the media with for way too long.


Video Vault – Nico

The once-beautiful Nico now reduced to a strung out junkie performing The Velvet Underground’s “All Tomorrow’s Parties.”


Video Vault – Go West

“We Close Our Eyes” from 1985. I remember buying the band’s great debut album the same day I bought Madonna’s Like a Virgin – at the local Wal-Mart, no less. Ah yes, Go West on vinyl and Madge on cassette. I believe I originally saw this video on Nickelodeon’s “Nick Rocks.” Good times.


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