When Soul Asylum hit it big with 1993's "Runaway Train," the band itself may have been as surprised as anyone. This natty little punk band from Minneapolis was now playing arenas and enjoying all the accoutrements that go along with such success. Problem was Soul Asylum were never really cut out for ... More >>
Providence, Rhode Island's Deer Tick is all about John J. McCauley III. The singer/guitarist formed the band in 2004 and his warped wit and croaking vocal style define Deer Tick's sound. Speaking from a Pittsburgh restaurant and in anticipation of Saturday's show at The Loft, McCauley spoke about De ... More >>
Back in the drunken glory days of the Replacements, not many people would have described bassist Tommy Stinson as hardworking. But hell, he was still in his teens. Now 45, Stinson has developed a work ethic that is damn near impossible to fathom. Besides being the full-time bassist in Guns N' Roses ... More >>
I've still got a few of the work-week rock-and-roll adioses stashed away, and guess I'd better use 'em or lose 'em between now and the next week or so. So let's start with this -- a bootleg officially known as The Bone Collection, featuring 42(ish) covers performed by Slobberbone and, in a few in ... More >>
Blabbermouth.netGuns N' Roses (sans Axl) at Children's HospitalHey, looks like Axl Rose hired some pretty nice guys to back him up on his most recent tour. The group was in town over the weekend for their performance at Gexa Energy Pavilion on Saturday night, and, as Blabbermouth reports, on Mond ... More >>
When Tommy Stinson joined Guns N' Roses way back in 1998, there were many people who didn't have a clue who he was. Stinson's career path just hadn't taken the route that one would think might lead to playing on stage with Axl Rose.
Starting out in the Replacements when he was barely a teenager, ... More >>
Via.A couple of months back, Friend of Unfair Park Bob wrote: "Waiting patiently for you to find and post a Replacements performance in Dallas. I think there was only one, yes?" But as we ascertained, no, there were several, from a Theatre Gallery gig to that unfortunate and wildly disinterested ... More >>
Every now and then I check in on Hurst's Jessica Peters to see how her Elliott Smith doc is coming. It would appear her film about the singer-songwriter, who lived here from the time he was 5 to 13, remains a work-in-progress. Fingers crossed she gets it done sooner than later, as we've already h ... More >>
Your daily music news for the first day of 2009...
Don't get your hopes up for a two year Guns N' Roses tour. It looks like Tommy Stinson was misquoted. Doesn't it always happen that way?
Scientists are mad at Mariah Carey for "misreading" algebra with her album title E=MC2. You would th ... More >>