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Music, All Shook Down Nine Notable Acts from Coachella Weekend One

Nine Notable Acts from Coachella Weekend One

I’ve covered Pitchfork, Bonnaroo, and South by Southwest — and of course, Noise Pop, Outside Lands, and Treasure Island — but until this weekend I’d never been to Coachella. In a lot of ways, it’s just like all the others,…
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Music, All Shook Down Fisticuffs! 5 Musicians Who've Assaulted Audience Members

Fisticuffs! 5 Musicians Who've Assaulted Audience Members

Remember that thing that happened at the end of May, when Beyonce got her ass slapped by an an idiotic audience member in Denmark? Well, that incident was shocking for a number of reasons. The first was that someone had…
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Music, All Shook Down The Top 5 Most Repulsive Moments in Lana Del Rey's Videos

The Top 5 Most Repulsive Moments in Lana Del Rey's Videos

As we all know, Lana Del Rey is a vastly annoying human. We've all got our own personal reasons to be irritated -- maybe it was SNL, maybe it was the dating Axl Rose thing, maybe it's her lack of…
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Music, All Shook Down Nevermind Badu vs. Coyne: Here Are the Top Five Greatest Band Feuds

Nevermind Badu vs. Coyne: Here Are the Top Five Greatest Band Feuds

Uh-oh. Wayne Coyne from The Flaming Lips unleashed the wrath of Erykah Badu this week by releasing a video for their collaboration, "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face," without getting her approval first. Which was kind of important,…
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Music, All Shook Down How to Deal With Airport Security When You're a Famous Musician

How to Deal With Airport Security When You're a Famous Musician

The problem with being famous and getting special treatment everywhere you go is that you sometimes forget that rules actually apply to you. Yes, music stars, we know you think you're more important than the rest of us plebeians, but…
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Music, All Shook Down Axl Rose Is Batshit: His Top Five Craziest Moments

Axl Rose Is Batshit: His Top Five Craziest Moments

You may have noticed in the last couple of weeks that Axl Rose is running amok all over the press again (it's been a while, Axl, thanks for coming back to us). Not only have there been reports that --…
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Music, All Shook Down Jane's Addiction to Release New Album, World Covers Ears in Anticipation

Jane's Addiction to Release New Album, World Covers Ears in Anticipation

A funny thing happens to a lot of old rock stars. Maybe it's because they're surrounded by sycophants who never say no. Or because all that fan adoration goes to their heads. Or because too much critical acclaim can irreversibly…
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Music, Hear This Pierced Arrows

Pierced Arrows

New kids on the block have taken my place/Walking on my grave," Fred Cole screeched in his last band with his wife, Toody, the mildly legendary garage-rockers Dead Moon. He has a right to those lyrics — he turns 62…
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Video of the Day: Wake Up Axl Rose

Axl Rose Buddyhead Rapper from twiggysrabies on Vimeo.Too funny. Photos of Axl in all his braids, with a call for GnR's lost soul, whose "Paradise City up your nose," to wake up. Via Buddyhead.…
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Music, Patterson Hood's flannel anthems

Patterson Hood's flannel anthems

Perhaps the biggest difference between Drive-By Truckers frontman Patterson Hood and Guns N' Roses frontman Axl Rose — though there are many — can be found in the ways they handled albums that were long in coming. Rose obsessively retooled…
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Music, Guns N' Roses' fine-print insanity

Guns N' Roses' fine-print insanity

We can all agree that Nov. 23's eons-delayed release of Guns N' Roses' Chinese Democracy marks the death of something — some combination of the music industry, old-guard rock stardom, irony, sincerity, free-market capitalism, hip-hop, the spread offense, and neo-conservatism.…
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Music, All Shook Down Dr. Pepper Promises Soda Pop For All...If Guns 'N Roses Get Their Shit Together

Dr. Pepper Promises Soda Pop For All...If Guns 'N Roses Get Their Shit Together

Oh, sweet Pepper of mine. GNR's phantom Chinese Democracy album has been floating in limbo for years, and Dr. Pepper is tired of waiting, dammit! So much so that the tasty beverage is promising a free can of Dr.…
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Music, Reviewed Sebastian Bach

Sebastian Bach

Say what you will about his hair-metal pedigree. Talk dismissively about his being firmly ensconced in the reality TV wasteland (Supergroup, Celebrity Rap Superstar, I Married ... Sebastian Bach, etc.). The truth is Sebastian Bach has a great fucking voice,…
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Music, Hear This Sonic Boom burrows into the inner E.A.R.

Sonic Boom burrows into the inner E.A.R.

It's fitting that Helmet recently completed a string of dates opening for Guns N' Roses: Frontman Page Hamilton might be post-hardcore's version of Axl Rose, having reconstituted his long-running, highly influential band with a bunch of hired guns after a…
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Letters to the Editor

Haight Crimes Look to the streets of New York: I live on Page and Shrader, a block away from Haight and Ashbury, and I can't tell you how excited I was when I read the intro blurb about police planning…
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Music, Never Mind the Oxygen Tanks, Here's Guns N' Roses

Never Mind the Oxygen Tanks, Here's Guns N' Roses

You're the type of person who gives someone a second chance (and a third, and a fourth). Many of you were probably traumatized by Axl's catastrophic (in his own words) appearance at the 2002 MTV Video Music Awards. So was…
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Music, Reviewed Guns N' Roses

Guns N' Roses

It's become cliché to make fun of Axl Rose and company, but they made it so darn easy with all that Use Your Illusion stuff, much of which is collected here, making for a Greatest Hits album that's pretty useless.…
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