Thursday, April 9 2015
This early '90s juggernaut of a double album is a 150 minute long prophecy foretelling the end of the last great rock band.
Sunday, March 4 2012
The David Lee Roth-fronted Van Halen returns after a 28-year absence. Who else has made fans wait that long? Quite a few, it turns out.
Monday, October 31 2011
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame recently announced its 15 nominees for its 2012 induction class. Once again, that means the blogosphere is abuzz with complaints about the Hall's irrelevancy. Are they legitimate?
Tuesday, October 4 2011
If there was a gravestone for MTV-style '80s metal, it would probably be Guns N' Roses' 1991 opus Use Your Illusion I and Use Your Illusion II.
Wednesday, September 28 2011
Grunge didn't kill pop metal, it merely succeeded it as the genre of choice as part of a logical progression. To understand the emergence of alt-rock, we need to examine why the tide turned against a wave of music that had once been so popular.
Monday, November 24 2008
Sunday, November 23 2008
No album, ever, is worth a 17-year wait. With that said, though, Chinese Democracy at least tries to match the impossibly lofty expectations it has going for it.
Has a strange history of creative battles, multiple delays, and avoiding the spotlight meant that Axl Rose and Chinese Democracy are doomed to be a punchline? One fan explains why he's been keeping the faith.