For most bands, it’s an almost impossible task to stay relevant when you’ve already reached your peak. Whether it’s band conflicts, addiction, deaths, or a lack of creativity most bands eventually fade away. Here’s a list of bands that wouldn’t give up and made an amazing comeback. More »
The 33 1/3 book series, in which one album is given a book-length treatment by a writer, has finally narrowed its latest shortlist down to 11 titles. The list of approved albums–and the authors who will be taking the albums on–for the 2010-2011 roster of books after the jump: More »
I’d prefer to be a fan of John Carter Cash, considering he’s the son of two of my favorite people of all time, (Johnny Cash and June Carter ) and he looks like a friendly dude in a sort of Rick Warrenish way. But the guy is starting to push it a bit. More »
Here are Big & Rich, in 2004, on what still might wind up the best album any human beings make in the ‘00s: “People getting’ mad on CNN/Who’s right, Democrats or Republicans?/I don’t care who’s right or wrong/I know a way we can all get along.” Well, the getting along didn’t last long, did it?
Roseanne Cash would appreciate it if John Rich left her father’s name out of his tireless rallying of country music’s fanbase behind ABBA fan John McCain. Rich’s comment at a recent McCain rally that “Johnny Cash would have been a John McCain supporter if he was still around” didn’t make the daughter of the Man In Black all that happy, and she released a statement saying that certain people should stick to ascribing endorsements to people who can actually agree with or deny them of their own free will:
In a follow-up of sorts to today’s story on Johnny Cash not endorsing John McCain from the great beyond, let’s take a look at the debate over how excited he’d have been about the Cash Remixed disc his son, John Carter Cash, is executive producing. As the album approaches its Oct. 14 release date, reaction to pre-release tracks has been somewhat negative, including the above take on “Sugartime.” It’s by Kennedy, who according to the album’s press release is “a cornerstone of the new UK music movement called DirtyPop.”