Sunday, August 28 2011
Besides writing the harrowing and hilarious drug memoir of his rock life, Paranoid, critic Mick Wall has written biographies on Iron Maiden, Axl Rose, as well as the definitive 2009 Led Zeppelin biography. He talks with PopMatters about his latest book, Enter Night.
Monday, August 1 2011
Despite the dark times that birthed the original Captain America #1, there was a hopefulness to the character. Writer Ed Brubaker however offers a Cap worn down by personal history. Or is that the point?
Sunday, June 19 2011
Four music geeks reunite to reminisce over their college days in the late '80s. Bold mantras about what's wrong with today's music ensue.
Tuesday, June 7 2011
AC/DC revitalizes the sounds of working-class life through their music, unleashing and claiming the vitality that capitalism normally disciplines and harnesses for the benefits of the bosses at the expense of the workers.
Tuesday, May 17 2011
While AC/DC's still-standing refusal to make its music available on iTunes is rooted in the widely-held view of the album as a complete work, it’s important to acknowledge that LPs really aren’t the immutable documents we tend to think of them as.
Monday, February 28 2011
The Swedish band's third album swipes early '80s hard rock/metal clichés and runs absolutely wild with them.
Tuesday, February 15 2011
Guitar Heaven: The Greatest Guitar Classics of All Time comes off as a celebrity version of American Idol.