How Grunge Musicians Felt About the Word ‘Grunge’

If there's anything we know about music labels, it's that most musicians seem to resent them. There are hundreds of subgenres that fall under the larger umbrellas of both rock and heavy metal, but a lot of them apparently have negative connotations.How often do you find that a musician who rose to fame during the '80s likes when their band is called "hair metal"? Another huge one was nu-metal — the majority of musicians that fell within that...

Why Machine Gun Kelly Doesn’t Think He ‘Switched’ Genres

While Machine Gun Kelly has earned quite a degree of success in the pop-punk world in recent years, he wants it known that he's still a rapper and that he never "departed from rap." The topic came up during a recent interview with the Hollywood Reporter, where MGK stopped down the discussion to make his clarification.During the course of the discussion, the interviewer referred to Machine Gun Kelly's "departure from rap heading toward...

Cliff Burton Jams ‘Whom the Bell Tolls’ in His Pre-Metallica Band

The late Cliff Burton's songwriting contributions to Metallica sometimes seem under-appreciated. But before the early Metallica bassist tragically died in a 1986 tour bus crash, Burton infused Metallica's arrangements with a musical flair all his own.That much is unmistakable in a video of Burton competing in a 1981 "Battle of the Bands" with one of his pre-Metallica groups, Agents of Misfortune. In the clip, the...

MIKE Announces Tour, Drops Video for New Song “What Do I Do?”: Watch

NewsMIKE Announces Tour, Drops Video for New Song “What Do I Do?”: WatchThe New York rapper’s Beware of the Monkey arrives in DecemberBy Nina CorcoranNovember 3, 2022FacebookTwitterMIKE in “What Do I Do?,” directed by Xin WangFacebookTwitterMIKE has shared another new single from his upcoming album Beware of the Monkey. “What Do I Do” comes with a music video directed by Xin Wang. In the visual, the New York rapper can be seen...

Jeff Rosenstock and Laura Stevenson Release Second Neil Young Covers EP: Listen

NewsJeff Rosenstock and Laura Stevenson Release Second Neil Young Covers EP: ListenYounger Still follows the pair’s 2019 EP Still YoungBy Matthew Ismael RuizNovember 3, 2022FacebookTwitterJeff Rosenstock and Laura Stevenson, photo by Dan OzziFacebookTwitterJeff Rosenstock and Laura Stevenson have released another new EP of Neil Young covers. The four-track release, called Younger Still, follows 2019’s Still Young. On the new release, the...

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