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Hammett’s Scary Coffee Table Book

Almost a decade before he picked up the guitar, a six-year-old Kirk Hammett started collecting horror memorabilia, inspired by a love of old zombie flicks. Fans will have an opportunity to peek inside his ghoulish trove with Too Much Horror Business: The Kirk Hammett Collection, the rocker’s new coffee-table book featuring over 300 images of his…

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KING ANIMAL – New Soundgarden

November 13, 2012. Save the date for an auditory treat from Soundgarden, their first studio release since 1996. The band recently posted a sparse video montage with the news online, revealing the new album will be titled “King Animal.” Splitting apart after their last album 16 years ago,  Soundgarden reunited in 2010 and recorded a single for…

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Breaking Bad Rolling Stone Cover

“Walter White does make the cleanest rock around,” Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston jokes at the shoot for their Rolling Stone cover. “So I guess that’s as close to a rock star as Walter White will come.” But Cranston and co-star Aaron Paul, who met up with Rolling Stone (and some baby lambs) in Santa Clarita, California, one Saturday…

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Women Who Rock

Top 50 lists always get me thinking. About what? How wrong they usually are. Rolling Stone has compiled a list of what they consider to be the top 50 greatest albums of all time by females. Once again, I got to thinking. And analyzing. This isn’t just a list of awesome albums by awesome ladies…

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Comedy Bang! Bang!

In a way, Comedy Bang! Bang!, the new IFC show created and hosted by comedian Scott Aukerman began back around 2002 when the former Mr. Show writer and his partner-in-comedy B.J. Porter started Comedy Death Ray, a weekly standup show at Los Angeles’ M Bar. It became a staple of the alternative comedy scene and paved the way…

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Joss Whedon’s Works

By the time I heard about Joss Whedon, the entire series of Firefly was in my house on DVD. Bored one day, I popped it in the player. I was sold. Firefly, and then Serenity, captured my attention and left me aching for more escapades of Mal Reynolds and the crew. To my utter dismay,…

Letters to a Dead Guy

In an article by Steve Appleford of Rolling Stone Magazine, Eric Erlandson talks about “Letters to Kurt”, a prose-poem memoir to Kurt Cobain. Nearly two decades after the 1994 suicide of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain, Erlandson looks just as he did at the height of grunge: tall, thin, stringy blond hair to his shoulders. Letters…

New ‘Black Keys’ Review

Over 10 years and seven albums, Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney have turned their basement blues project into one of America’s mightiest bands. Weaned on Stax 45s and Wu-Tang loops, the Black Keys smeared the lines between blues, rock, R&B and soul, with Auerbach’s horny Howlin Wolf yowl bouncing off garage-y slashing and nasty body-rocking…

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Half Way To New PJ

Amidst all the excitement over the Cameron Crowe-directed documentary and 20th anniversary of their debut album Ten, Pearl Jam is still hard at work on new material. In a recent interview with Rolling Stone magazine, Jeff Ament said that the band is “at least at the halfway point” on their new album. The new record…

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