Saturday’s “surprise guest” at the two-day parking-lot festival known as the Bamboozle was introduced with the three words “Don’t,” “Stop,” and “Believin’,” and from my vantage point in the crowd–which rendered the men muscling through four of Journey’s hits onstage into something resembling very animated Berzerk robots–I thought that I was actually watching the San Francisco band collect a big, yet sorta-strange, paycheck. As it turned out, the band that I was singing along with was actually a really, really convincing tribute band. (Of course, some smart-asses out there will assert that having Arnel Pineda on vocals makes the currently touring incarnation of Journey a cover band of sorts, but we’ll leave that alone for now.) But the surprise and its “gotcha!” aftershock were both appropriate for a festival that, despite being clad in “FUCK SWINE FLU” t-shirts as far as the eye could see, spent a fair chunk of time looking back. More »
Two older brothers of Hannah Montana cast members team up to create the best rock bubblegum since the All-American Rejects got an actual drummer. There is an insane amount of fan videos for this song on YouTube, but this one is easily my favorite. More »
Idolator’s quest to find the summer jam for 2008 continues today, as Miley Cyrus-related pop-punkers take on German techno cheese. After the jump, videos, explanations, and the all-important poll!