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New Title Assigned to Forthcoming Jane’s Addiction Release

The name of the new Jane’s Addiction album has been changed from Hypersonic to Strays. The new album will be the first Jane’s addiction release in quite a long time, although various members have worked on several projects over the years. Both lead singer Perry Farrell and long time Jane’s Addiction member Dave Navarro have enojyed tremendous success outside the ... Read More »

Ghost of Layne heard in Staind

I really miss Alice In Chains. They were by far the greatest grunge rock n roll band there ever was. Like so many other lead singers of grunge bands, Layne was lost too soon. The new song “Layne” by Staind really creeps me out. I’m not at all a fan of Staind, but lyrically the song seems like a honest ... Read More »

City Lights Closes In Protest of War

On Thursday, March 20th, 2003, The City Lights Bookstore in San Francisco closed it doors to protest the war on Iraq. The legendary Beat poet Read More »

Massive Attack – 100th Window

With only one original member left in the Massive Attack line-up, it did not come as too much of a surprise when I read a number of mixed reviews about 100th Window. I’ve always been a fan of this band, and with the addition of Sinead O’Connor doing guest vocals on three of the featured tracks on this album, in ... Read More »

Jesus Cobain and the Future of Alternative

I wrote this for a young friend of mine who recently discovered Nirvana and is ashamed to be associated with the generation that brought us Sum 41 and Avril Lavigne. I dediacte this to you, you know who you are. So here: Well, here’s the way it is. There’s never going to be another Kurt Cobain that comes along and ... Read More »


Here’s my list of great Valentines Day Songs, Part One (no real order) NEW ORDER – TRUE FAITH Written by one of the true innovators of new music and British pop, New Order’s “Bizarre Love Triangle” has to be one of the best Valentines Day songs you could possibly select out of your old pile of 80s records. So, instead ... Read More »

Sinead O’Connor Sean Nos Nua

Sinead O’Connor has managed to come a long way since her early arsenal of alt-rock inspired records. For those who associate Sinead with her infamous Saturday Night Live performance, during which she ripped up a picture of the Pope, it may come as a surprise that her newest release is an offering of traditional Irish songs learned mostly during her ... Read More »