Author: Chris Holmes

Chris Holmes joined the Popdose writing staff only after enduring a humiliating series of hazing rituals. One day he'll write a tell-all book, and then they'll all pay. Until then, you can also catch him at his regular home, The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit, or you can follow him on Twitter.

Television, TV on DVD

TV on DVD: “The Adventures of Chuck & Friends: Top Gear Trucks”

The latest DVD installment of The Adventures of Chuck & Friends, Top Gear Trucks, is a treat for preschool children and their parents....


Kiss-Off: The Incredible Self-Delusion of Paul Stanley & Gene Simmons Has Reached Its Zenith

Proving once and for all that they care about the fans, Kiss has decided not to play with their most popular lineup at the Rock and Roll...

Just Jesse Belvin

Before We Was Fab, Music

Before We Was Fab: Jesse Belvin, “Guess Who”

When singer/songwriter Jesse Belvin died in a car accident on February 6, 1960, he became the first artist of the rock ‘n’ roll...

David Brewis


New Music: School of Language, “Between the Suburbs”

When when of my favorite new bands, Field Music, went on their first hiatus in mid-2008, David and Peter Brewis made it clear that they...

Popdose's Top 12 Christmas Albums of All-Time

Music, Popdose Lists

Popdose Prime: Top 12 Christmas Albums of All Time

In which we list the 12 best albums to put you in the Christmas mood, which means you aren't allowed to argue with us....

Faith No More

Book Reviews, Books

Book Review: Greg Prato, “The Faith No More & Mr. Bungle Companion”

In which Chris Holmes reviews Greg Prato's The Faith No More & Mr. Bungle Companion. The verdict? You should care a lot....

Mystery Science Theater 3000 -- 25th Anniversary Edition

Television, TV on DVD

TV on DVD: “Mystery Science Theater 3000: 25th Anniversary Edition”

To commemorate the 25th anniversary of Mystery Science Theater 3000, Shout! Factory has issued an outstanding box set that any MSTie should...

Onkyo LS-T10

2013 Holiday Gift Guide, Holiday Gift Guides

2013 Holiday Gift Guide: Onkyo LS-B50/LS-T10 Envision Cinema Speakers

Two new home sound systems from Onkyo make great sound and easy-to-use technology to anyone looking for a superior home entertainment...

Field of Poppies

Music, Popdose Lists

Popdose Prime: 11 Great Songs in Honor of Veterans Day

For Veterans Day, November 11, here are 11 great songs to help us remember and honor all those who have served in our military....

Beatles Licorice Box

Consumerism, Popdose Lists

Popdose Prime: 10 of the Strangest Officially Licensed Beatles Products Ever

Wherein we look at ten of the weirdest and most random products to be marketed using the Beatles name and image....

Blues for Dracula – Philly Joe Jones Sextet

Music, Popdose Lists

Popdose Prime: Boo! Top 20 Halloween Songs

20 spooktacular songs to liven up any Halloween party, courtesy of your pals at Popdose....

Paul McCartney

Music, Popdose Lists

Popdose Prime: Top 10 Musically Satisfying Solo Careers

A countdown of ten artists who broke away from their old groups and went on to release great music in their own right....

David Lee Roth

Music, Popdose Lists

Popdose Prime: Top 15 David Lee Roth Solo Songs

Gimme a bottle of anything... and David Lee Roth's 15 best solo songs... TO GO!...

Cheers cast photo

Popdose Lists, Television

The Show Must Go On: 10 TV Series That Dealt With Death

When Fox’s Glee returns to the air for its fifth season tomorrow, it will do so with the weight of tragedy behind it. Cast member...

Dale Hawkins

Before We Was Fab, Music

Before We Was Fab: Dale Hawkins, “Susie Q”

The story behind one of the great rockabilly/swamp boogie tunes of all-time, Dale Hawkins' "Susie Q."...

Film, Popdose Lists

Popdose Prime: Seven Dramatic Actors With Serious Comedic Ability

Comedy is serious business, which probably explains why these 7 dramatic actors are so good at it....

Ad for The Chevy Chase show, 1993.

Popdose Lists, Television

Top 10 Late-Night TV Talk Show Bombs

Succeeding in the late-night talk show business is no easy feat. Just ask the ten hosts of these famously failed programs....

Film, Popdose Lists

Popdose Prime: Monumental Destruction — Top 10 Landmarks Movies Love to Destroy

Here are ten iconic monuments that get wrecked in the movies more often than a college freshman pledging a frat....

Lesley Gore -- Love Me By Name


20 Awful Album Covers (from Artists Who Should Know Better)

The next time someone complains that album covers aren't big enough anymore thanks to CDs and digital music, show them this gallery. ...

Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath

Popdose Lists

7 Musical Careers Impacted By Injuries and Illness

A look at seven musicians who overcome serious injury or illness and rose to the creative heights of their profession....

Adam Sandler

Popdose Lists

The 9 Worst Legacies of ’90s Pop Culture

Most unfortunate pop culture trends from the '90s are dead and gone, but here are nine that live on like annoying zombies....

Ben Folds Five

Music, Popdose Lists

Top 10 Ben Folds Five Songs

Let's review the top 10 songs from Ben Folds Five, shall we?...

The Rockford Files (Mike Post and Pete Carpenter)

Popdose Lists, Television

Top 10 TV Themes of the ’70s

Get ready to get funky and then mellow with this list of the ten greatest TV theme songs from the 1970s. No drum machines need apply....

Phil Phillips

Before We Was Fab, Music

Before We Was Fab: Phil Phillips, “Weeping Willow”

Let's listen to an excellent, previously unreleased song by Phil Phillips called "Weeping Willow."...

Paul Stanley and Roses

Popdose Lists

10 Great Kiss Greeting Card Song Lyrics

Having trouble finding the words to tell someone you love them? Just print out one of these romantic Kiss Greeting Kards!...

Before We Was Fab, Music

Before We Was Fab: Frank Sinatra, “Learnin’ the Blues”

Before We Was Fab checks in for the first time with the Chairman of the Board, circa 1955....

"Let There Be Rock" by AC/DC

Music, Popdose Lists

Top 10 Rock Songs About… Rock

A countdown of the ten greatest rock songs about... rock....

Film, Popdose Lists

Top 15 Most Quotable Movies Ever

Here are 15 films with great lines that we can pretty much recite from memory, whether or not we remember anything else about them....

Queens of the Stone Age

Music, Popdose Lists

Top 10 Queens of the Stone Age Songs

In honor of the release of ...Like Clockwork, we review the 10 best Queens of the Stone Age songs to date....

Concert Reviews, Music

Live Music: Tomahawk, Best Buy Theater, New York City, 6/2/13

The only thing I experienced last night that was more intense than Tomahawk was the near-Biblical thunderstorm I drove through on the way...