Legions of angry parents were already up in arms when gangster rap arrived on the scene. After the 1985 PMRC Senate hearings helped institute "Parental Advisory" stickers, albums by Ice-T and N.W.A. were among the first to be branded. Since then, rap as a musical form has continued to take its lumps ... More >>
Rock & roll is less than sixty years old, remember, so the idea of multiple generations of active bands is still a fairly new one. But as big-ticket concerts and festivals become prevalent, more and more people are going to get the ol' band back together for another shot. This weekend's Fun Fun Fu ... More >>
Fun Fun Fun Fest 2013 is now officially on the horizon. It's the second weekend in November (the 8, 9 and 10), and today the Fest announced which bands will be playing each day, and also who will be playing the Nite Shows. You get into those for free with your festival wristband. You can see the f ... More >>
A week after its initial lineup announcement (and the immediate sellout of early bird tickets), Fun Fun Fun Fest has announced its second batch of artists. Along with lo-fi hero Daniel Johnston, the other incarnation of Black Flag (just Flag) and Mississippi rapper Big K.R.I.T. is Star Slinger, Deer ... More >>
Your daily dose of national music news for Wednesday, July 21, 2010...Tony Iommi and Ozzy have settle out of court over the rights to the name "Black Sabbath."You would think Ice-T would get a break from New York cops since he plays one on TV. If you're trying to decide on a baby name, maybe you sho ... More >>
Your daily dose of national music news for Tuesday, April 13, 2010...Ice-T suggest a new dietary plan for Amiee Mann.Supergrass: RIP.Billy Joe Shaver found not guilty of shooting a man in the face.
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