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Duran Duran’s John Taylor Could Never Really Play Well on Cocaine

By |October 18th, 2012|

Back in the carefree pre-Internet days, videos were only shown on TV. If you had a favorite video, you had to sit and wait and hope MTV played it at some point. You had to be patient. Remember patience? If you weren’t alive in the ’80s, trust me, you have NO FUCKING IDEA WHAT PATIENCE IS! […]

Marilyn Manson on Naked Pillow Fights, Stashing Drugs and Shopping at Home Depot

By |September 18th, 2012|

I drunk dialed Marilyn Manson. I didn’t plan on doing this. It wasn’t part of some stupid journalism experiment. It happened by accident. […]

Amanda Palmer Doesn’t Care If Her Dress Is Covered In Period Blood

By |September 12th, 2012|

If you didn’t already know about Amanda Palmer’s new album — Theatre Is Evil, her third solo release since semi-leaving the Dresden Dolls — then you probably have no idea who Amanda Palmer is. And how exactly do you explain Amanda Palmer to the uninitiated? […]

Animal Collective Interviews: Part Two

By |September 8th, 2012|

Animal Collective is an art-pop band from Baltimore, Maryland. Since 2000, they’ve made nine albums, six EPs, and one very freaky movie (or “visual album”), ODDSAC. […]

Animal Collective Interviews: Part One

By |September 1st, 2012|

Animal Collective is an art-pop band from Baltimore, Maryland. Since 2000, they’ve made nine albums, six EPs, and one very freaky movie (or “visual album”), ODDSAC. […]

Dean Ween on Ween: “We’ve Never Broken Up”

By |July 20th, 2012|

Breakups happen. Whether it’s a rock band or any other type of relationship, things don’t always work out. And that’s fine. That’s life. […]

Def Leppard’s Joe Elliott Can’t Explain the Lyrics to “Pour Some Sugar on Me”

By |June 20th, 2012|

Def Leppard is one of those rare bands where everybody on the planet seems to know every lyric to all their songs and yet nobody has any goddamn idea what any of it means. […]

Wayne Coyne Didn’t Do Coke With Ke$ha, But He Did Finger Her Glitter

By |April 2nd, 2012|

Wayne Coyne, frontman and head bubble crowd surfer for the Flaming Lips, just keeps outdoing himself.

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Stephin Merritt Would Rather Not Talk About His Abstinence

By |March 8th, 2012|

Just about everything ever written about Stephin Merritt, the brilliant and baritone frontman of the Magnetic Fields, mentions at least in passing that he can be a cantankerous and difficult prick. Unfortunately, this interview will not be an exception. […]

Mike Doughty Will Do a Soul Coughing Reunion, But Only If You Threaten To Blind Him In BOTH Eyes

By |January 30th, 2012|

Mike Doughty’s new memoir, The Book of Drugs, has many of the staples we’ve come to expect from a rock n’ roll tell-all. There are stories about consuming ridiculous amounts of illegal narcotics, and having ridiculous amounts of raunchy sex with people you’ve just met, and hating your band mates for not respecting your awesomeness, and then kicking the drugs and meaningless sex and stupid band and realizing what’s important in life. […]

Fred Armisen Explains Why There’s No Such Thing as Hipsters

By |January 4th, 2012|

There are rock stars who moonlight as comics (John Mayer, Justin Timberlake) and comics who moonlight as rock stars (John Belushi, Jimmy Fallon). And then there’s Fred Armisen, whose pop culture identity isn’t so clearly defined. Is he a comic who occasionally plays music, or a musician who makes his living in comedy? […]

Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine Is Pretty Sure Jimi Hendrix Made It To Heaven, But He Can’t Vouch For Bon Scott

By |December 19th, 2011|

There aren’t many compelling examples in rock history of awesome musicians finding religion and then continuing to be awesome. […]

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