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Run-DMC And Slayer Will Not Be Performing Together At Next Year’s Rock Hall Induction Ceremony

noah | September 22, 2008 11:30 am
noah | September 22, 2008 11:30 am

Jeff Beck, Chic, Wanda Jackson, Little Anthony and the Imperials, Metallica, Run-DMC, the Stooges, War, and Bobby Womack are this year’s nominees for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame; five of them will be inducted next April after balloting concludes in January. This year’s list of nominees is almost more notable for who isn’t on it than who is; the list of eligible artists who were snubbed by the dudes who want to codify their definition of “rock and roll” includes inarguably influential artists like Slayer, the Cure, and–once again–Rush. Click through for our list of the six highest-profile acts who didn’t make the ballot, and vote for who you think was the most robbed. Once the votes are tallied, we can march on the Rolling Stone offices and plead for justice!

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Robert Smith Is Full Of Despair… Over iTunes’ Pricing Methods

noah | September 16, 2008 12:00 pm
noah | September 16, 2008 12:00 pm

You’d think Robert Smith would be in a pretty good mood this week, what with a new EP by the Cure, Hypnagogic States, being out and featuring remixes of the band’s new songs by young turks like Patrick Stump and an unidentified member of 30 Seconds To Mars. But he’s less than pleased–not because of the music, but because of the price point that was bestowed on his album by whoever placed it to the iTunes Store’s shelves. Which is why he penned a blog post today that began “PLEASE DONT BUY HYPNAGOGIC STATES EP FROM ITUNES FOR £7.99.” Smith’s all-caps missive to the iTunes powers that be–which features, as he puts it, “colourful language”- after the jump.

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Which News Item Will Cause Music Snobs To Complain Louder?

noah | August 12, 2008 11:30 am
noah | August 12, 2008 11:30 am

The one about the Hold Steady playing a couple of shows in Europe as a support act for Counting Crows, or the one about the new Cure single featuring remixes by 30 Seconds To Mars’ Jared Leto, My Chemical Romance’s Gerard Way, AFI’s Jade E. Puget, and Fall Out Boy’s Pete Wentz and Patrick Stump? More »



No, Really, Don’t Call It A Comeback: Candlebox Returns, And Other Has-Beens Aren’t Far Behind

Al Shipley | June 26, 2008 3:00 am
Al Shipley | June 26, 2008 3:00 am

stannnnd.jpgMany people find it hard to tell the great from the godawful when it comes to 21st-century mainstream rock. To help figure out which is which, here’s “Corporate Rock Still Sells,” where Al “GovernmentNames” Shipley examines what’s good, bad, and ugly in the world of rock and roll. This time around, he takes a look at a couple of old reliables who have re-entered the rock charts.

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Charlotte Sometimes’ “How I Could Just Kill A Man” Fails To Sound Like Cypress Hill Meets The Cure

anthonyjmiccio | June 11, 2008 1:30 am
anthonyjmiccio | June 11, 2008 1:30 am

charlotte%20sometimes.jpgWhen I first heard that an artist named Charlotte Sometimes had a new single named “How I Could Just Kill A Man,” I hoped for a song that sounded like Evanescence produced by DJ Muggs. Instead, the track is just some sub-Regina Spektor (if not sub-Sara Bareilles) ditty whose chorus simply happens to end with “you can’t understand / how I could just kill a man.” Judging from lyrics like “sleeping tires, I’m told they never drive” and “I’m choosing to leave with your heart on my sleeve,” she really would have been better off covering the original.

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The Cure Are Still In Love With You

anthonyjmiccio | May 15, 2008 10:00 am
anthonyjmiccio | May 15, 2008 10:00 am


The Cure is back and in radio-ready swoon mode, with Robert Smith hitting high notes and the guitars jangling behind his giddiness over the physical rapture you provide him. Porl Thompson (looking not unlike Boy George with his eyeliner and skull tattoo) is back in the recording line-up for the first time since 1992’s Wish, and I’m glad to see (or at least hear it–ugh, that skull tattoo). Hey, maybe that’s why this sounds so much like “High!”

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Joel Madden Allegedly Knows Every Cure Song

anthonyjmiccio | April 17, 2008 4:15 am
anthonyjmiccio | April 17, 2008 4:15 am

AP060914032770.jpg When Good Charlotte’s Joel Madden and babymama Nicole Richie aren’t going on double dates with Paris Hilton and brother Benj, he spends quality time with his infant daughter Harlow Winter, listening to The Head On The Door. “We’ve been on tour about a month now, I used to sing songs to [Harlow] every day. And there’s a band she really likes, it’s called The Cure. Big Cure fan. So I’ve learned all their songs and we’ll sing one tonight. This is called ‘Love Song.'” All their songs? Does Joel cry “waiting for the deathblow” over the crib at night? Have renditions of “Hot! Hot Hot!” accompanied bathtime?

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jharv | August 10, 2007 10:17 am
jharv | August 10, 2007 10:17 am

If you were hoping to hear the new Cure album sometime before spring 2008, you’re S.O.L.: it’s been delayed yet again. Fat Bob is still deciding on producers, format, and just about everything else from the sound of it. Maybe don’t write so many songs next time, pal. More »


Robert Smith on New Album from The Cure

pcox | July 10, 2007 2:58 am
pcox | July 10, 2007 2:58 am

Robert Smith says the new album from The Cure will be an expanded affair, and it’ll be available both as a label-approved single disc and as a double-album “for the fans.” (One track is reported to be named “The Hungry Ghost.” Please make your own joke and save me the trouble.) More »



pcox | July 10, 2007 2:58 am
pcox | July 10, 2007 2:58 am

Robert Smith says the new album from The Cure will be an expanded affair, and it’ll be available both as a label-approved single disc and as a double-album “for the fans.” (One track is reported to be named “The Hungry Ghost.” Please make your own joke and save me the trouble.) More »