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Music, All Shook Down 5 of Billy Corgan's Most Entertaining Feuds

5 of Billy Corgan's Most Entertaining Feuds

This week is an insanely exciting one for Smashing Pumpkins fans, old and new alike. Tomorrow, Dec. 9, sees the release of latest album, Monuments to an Elegy, and, just two days later, Billy Corgan and co. are playing…
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Music, Sizzle & Fizzle Sizzle and Fizzle: Highs and Lows from the Last Week in S.F. Music

Sizzle and Fizzle: Highs and Lows from the Last Week in S.F. Music

Sizzle n At the Fox Theater for the first of two sold-out shows, Lorde convulsed to the energy of her beats, furiously shaking her arms and barking out notes while crouched onstage. Singles "Royals" and "Team" got the biggest cheers,…
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Music, All Shook Down Here's Duck Sauce's New, NSFW Video for "Big Bad Wolf," and Six Other Videos in Which the Human Face Is Absolutely Terrifying

Here's Duck Sauce's New, NSFW Video for "Big Bad Wolf," and Six Other Videos in Which the Human Face Is Absolutely Terrifying

Yesterday, Billboard.com asked its readers if they thought Duck Sauce's new video, for the track "Big Bad Wolf", was the most disturbing video of 2011. Well, we've just had a look -- and while it's definitely weird and it's definitely…
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Music, All Shook Down The Top 10 Hottest Men in Grunge

The Top 10 Hottest Men in Grunge

Sure, it was the era of long, dirty hair and wearing long johns to the bar -- but '90s grunge sure did throw up some eye candy. Here, to honor the 20th anniversary of Nirvana's Nevermind, as well as Cameron…
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Dining, Eat Fresh Eats: We Drink Coffee with 40x the Normal Caffeine

Fresh Eats: We Drink Coffee with 40x the Normal Caffeine

Thanks to radioactivity and government grants, the Bay Area has its share of mad scientists. One has done something useful: create coffee with 40 times the caffeine of regular drip. It's the creation of Funranium Labs' Phillip Broughton, who in…
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Music, Sizzle & Fizzle Sizzle & Fizzle: Highs and Lows from the Last Week in S.F. Music

Sizzle & Fizzle: Highs and Lows from the Last Week in S.F. Music

Sizzle • We got major '90s flashbacks when the Soundgarden reunion tour rolled through Bill Graham Civic. Flashes of gray hair aside — and despite Chris Cornell obviously taking it easy on his voice — the band rolled through grunge…
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Music, All Shook Down Soundgarden Stomps Straight from the '90s into Bill Graham Civic Auditorium

Soundgarden Stomps Straight from the '90s into Bill Graham Civic Auditorium

Soundgarden July 22, 2011 Bill Graham Civic Auditorium See all our pictures from Soundgarden last night. Better than: Any food item you've stashed away since the '90s Soundgarden didn't experiment or branch out in any way in its first…
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Music, All Shook Down Bake On with Soundgarden's <i>Badmotorfinger</i>

Bake On with Soundgarden's Badmotorfinger

Behind the buzz: Thursday's upcoming S.F. stop on the Soundgarden reunion tour will no doubt kick a groaning board of ass, so anyone desirous of a preliminary bombardment would do well to crank…
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Music, All Shook Down Oops! Coheed and Cambria's Michael Todd Goes to Jail Instead of His Gig

Oops! Coheed and Cambria's Michael Todd Goes to Jail Instead of His Gig

Things not to do before your gig: cut off your fingers, get lost backstage, get arrested. The list is short, but Coheed and Cambria bassist Michael Todd allegedly forgot to follow the rules before his band was scheduled to open…
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Music, All Shook Down Soundgarden's Reunion Tour Will Deafen San Francisco This July

Soundgarden's Reunion Tour Will Deafen San Francisco This July

Short of a zombified Kurt Cobain rising from the grave in Lolita shades to sing "Heart Shaped Box" to a bunch of kids raised on Miley Cyrus and sexting, we're pretty sure this '90s revival thing has now gotten…
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Music, All Shook Down Chris Cornell Plays Soundgarden, Led Zep, and Michael Jackson at the Fillmore (Photos + Setlist)

Chris Cornell Plays Soundgarden, Led Zep, and Michael Jackson at the Fillmore (Photos + Setlist)

Chris Cornell Pine & Battery William Elliot Whitmore May 3, 2011 @ The Fillmore Soundgarden and Audioslave frontman Chris Cornell's solo Songbook Tour rolled through the Fillmore last night for an acoustic foray through the singer's own catalog and…
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Music, Swervedriver returns from shoegazer history

Swervedriver returns from shoegazer history

Over the phone from London, Swervedriver frontman Adam Franklin listens as I remind him of the last time I interviewed him. It was toward the end of 1998 — the band was on the road behind that year's 99th Dream…
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Music, Black Hole Son

Black Hole Son

Not since Sir Laurence Olivier slummed his way through Clash of the Titans has such pure talent been so egregiously wasted. We're talking about you, Chris Cornell — smoldering-eyed rock god, owner of the most distinctive and potent alterna-howl of…
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Soundgarden Arguably the heaviest Seattle group to rise from Sub Pop cult status to major-label stardom, Soundgarden may be one of the few modern rockers on the airwaves with any real power left in their power chords. The reason is…
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Soundgarden Down on the Upside (A&M) Long before there was grunge, there was Led Zeppelin, who, from their sock-stuffed loins, spawned a small army of would-be arena rockers armed with twin lusts for grandiosity and the collected works of Aleister…
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