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Music, All Shook Down Last Week: Slash's Return, Rollins' Cleaver and Kanye's Audition

Last Week: Slash's Return, Rollins' Cleaver and Kanye's Audition

It's time to take cover San Francisco because we're pretty sure hell just froze over. Almost everything this week has been incredibly unlikely — from the length of Henry Rollins' kill list, through Guns N' Roses getting the old…
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Music, All Shook Down Motörhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister Passes, Kanye West is Named "Most Stylish Man," and Other Morning Music News

Motörhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister Passes, Kanye West is Named "Most Stylish Man," and Other Morning Music News

Just days after being diagnosed with terminal cancer, Motörhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister, 70, passed away. Though Kilmister was given an estimated two to six months to live, he was also suffering from a number of other health issues, including…
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Music, All Shook Down This Week: Lennon Needed Help, Ariana Needed a Nap, and Jason Aldean Needs to Disappear

This Week: Lennon Needed Help, Ariana Needed a Nap, and Jason Aldean Needs to Disappear

It's been quite the week of secrets being exposed... Passion Pit frontman Michael Angelakos publicly came out of the closet, Paul McCartney revealed John Lennon's inner demons, and Jason Aldean exposed his inner racist. The thing we're most excited to…
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Music, All Shook Down This Week: Billy Corgan Likes Donald Trump, Liam Payne is Down With the Gayness, and Rita Ora is Clickbait

This Week: Billy Corgan Likes Donald Trump, Liam Payne is Down With the Gayness, and Rita Ora is Clickbait

Everyone's gone next-level this week. Whether its FKA Twigs incorporating a dance routine into a radio show, Motorhead taking their song "Vibrator" to a literal level, or REM's Mike Mills tweeting private quotes from Michael Stipe, no one's keeping it…
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Music, All Shook Down This Week: Janelle Monae's Weapon, Ed Sheeran's Pasta, and the Androgyny of Miley Cyrus

This Week: Janelle Monae's Weapon, Ed Sheeran's Pasta, and the Androgyny of Miley Cyrus

Based on social media chatter and more formal interviews with the press, the theme of this week is undoubtedly bullying, and the best possible ways to deal with haters. Miley is defiant, Kendrick Lamar lives by example, Sam Smith publicly…
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Music, All Shook Down This Week: Eminem vs. Lana, Lorde vs. Diplo, and Mick Fleetwood vs. The Whitehouse Lawn

This Week: Eminem vs. Lana, Lorde vs. Diplo, and Mick Fleetwood vs. The Whitehouse Lawn

"But I may fight for gay rights, especially if the dyke is more of a knockout than Janay Rice/ Play nice? Bitch I'll punch Lana Del Rey right in the face twice, like Ray Rice in broad daylight in…
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Music, All Shook Down Q&A: Motörhead's Lemmy Kilmister on Touring with Megadeth and His Forthcoming Solo Album

Q&A: Motörhead's Lemmy Kilmister on Touring with Megadeth and His Forthcoming Solo Album

Rightfully worshipped by headbangers and punks alike, Motörhead and its iconic founder, bassist and principle songwriter Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister, have been grinding out their influential brand of balls-out rock for nearly four decades. Founded after Lemmy was fired from…
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Music, All Shook Down The Year in Music Booze: Six Artist's Beverages That Made 2011 One Long Hangover

The Year in Music Booze: Six Artist's Beverages That Made 2011 One Long Hangover

Rock 'n' roll culture died in 2011. It's got nothing to do with your opinion of Bon Iver, but everything to do with Rolling Stone. The former leading voice of modern music upheld its immaculate reputation this year... by starting…
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Music, All Shook Down Motorhead Plays One Note for an Hour at the Warfield

Motorhead Plays One Note for an Hour at the Warfield

MotorheadClutchValient ThorrFebruary 2, 2011@ The WarfieldBetter than: People less inherently amusing than Lemmy Kilmister playing one note for an hour.Okay, fine, so it wasn't just one note. There were two or three others thrown in there sometimes. A few meager…
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Music, All Shook Down Get Your Leather and Chains Ready: It's Motorhead Week in S.F.

Get Your Leather and Chains Ready: It's Motorhead Week in S.F.

Ladies, gentlemen, and heathens, it is Motorhead week here in San Francisco.It is Motorhead week because the trio itself (consisting, as it long has, of bassist/singer Lemmy Kilmister and a rotating set of guitarists and drummers), is playing the Warfield…
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Music, Hear This Motörhead

Motörhead

Twenty-five years into the game, Lord Lemmy and his Motörhead crew are touring behind Motörizer, a lean, muscular effort that reflects the band's undying love for the Ramones. The album displays the power of brevity and the potency of pop…
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Calendar, Night&Day Masters of Puppets

Masters of Puppets

Imagine Motörhead’s Lemmy with a talk show. Now imagine him as a drug-addled, sex-obsessed puppet named Red Orbach who takes pleasure in humiliating his very popular musical guests between snorting lines. This is the gist of Israel’s Red Band, an…
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Music, All Shook Down

Weekend Hitlist: Slow Food, Chicago and Impossible to Attain Beck Tickets

Ah yes, another beautiful weekend in San Francisco. And not just any weekend -- Labor Day weekend. Three glorious days of playing in the sun. For those of us who can't afford tickets to all the Slow Food Nation…
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Music, Motorhead's Lemmy Kilmister tills rock's roots in the Head Cat

Motorhead's Lemmy Kilmister tills rock's roots in the Head Cat

Unlike his overexposed, reality-TV-damaged contemporary Ozzy Osbourne, Motörhead leader Lemmy Kilmister is riding into the twilight of his career with his old-school honor intact. Motörhead might not be the road warriors they once were, but when they do hit the…
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Music, Oakland Metal Titans Saviours Are the Real Deal

Oakland Metal Titans Saviours Are the Real Deal

Few music diehards go to as many pains to define genre minutiae as metalheads. For example, within the thin line dividing black metal and death metal exist "crossovers," bands that dig both corpses and wizards. You also have black metal…
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Music, Reviewed Porn (The Men of)

Porn (The Men of)

Though the band got lumped in with the stoner-rock movement when it first emerged in the late '90s, the feedback-laden noise blasted out by Porn (The Men of) smacks of something far more extreme than crushers sucked from a 5-foot…
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Music, Reviewed Motörhead

Motörhead

Attention all candy-ass punks and faux-metal fuckwits contemplating a career in music: GIVE UP NOW. You will never in a bazillion years touch Motörhead mainstay Lemmy. He's old enough to have bent your hippie mom over an amp in the…
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Music, Reviewed Leatherface

Leatherface

There's an apt shorthand for describing England's Leatherface to the uninitiated: "Hüsker Dü meets Motörhead!," exclamation mark included. It's true, there's no denying the similarities between the broguey, sandpapery voice of Leatherface's Dickensian-named singer, Frankie Stubbs, and that of Motörhead's…
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Music, Reviewed Fleshies

Fleshies

For every pop-punk travesty pogoing down the MTV pike (Good Charlotte, anyone?) there exists a raging, diametrically non-sucking punk counterpart that will probably never get the attention it deserves. Oakland's Fleshies fall into the latter camp. The Sicilian, the band's…
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Best Reason to Celebrate the End of the Universe

It may be the end of an era, but club kids, circuit boys, and their friends will certainly still celebrate the closing of this late-night landmark, known internationally for its Saturday event, "Club Universe." The lease is up, and it's…
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