The latest DVD installment of The Adventures of Chuck & Friends, Top Gear Trucks, is a treat for preschool children and their parents.
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 Hall of Fame.
When singer/songwriter Jesse Belvin died in a car accident on February 6, 1960, he became the first artist of the rock ‘n’ roll era to join the as-yet-unnamed 27 Club. And while some members of that most gruesome assembly are more notable for the age at which they died than for the work they left behind, Belvin’s music is worth remembering. Even if you think you’ve never heard a Jesse Belvin song, you actually have. In 1954 a song co-written by Belvin, “Earth Angel,” was recorded by the Penguins and reached #8 on the Billboard singles chart. It stands as one of the greatest songs of the decade, and although Belvin had no small amount of subsequent R&B success over the next few years — 1956’s “Goodnight My Love” hit #7 on the R&B chart — he struck out for a new record label and a new sound in 1959. Guided by his wife and manager Jo Anne, Belvin found a home on the RCA Victor imprint and attempted re-cast himself in the mold of …
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 were far from done making music. They emphatically proved that point in 2008, when each of the brothers released a fantastic solo project that sounded liberated from the cage of being an “indie band” — David’s School of Language and Peter’s The Week That Was. Field Music has quieted down once again, but no need for fans to stress — the brothers are just as busy as ever. David is now set to release the second album under the School of Language name, Old Fears, on April 7. Fans can now listen to and download the first single from the record, “Between the Suburbs.” It features an insistent drum beat and a decidedly fat, old-school synth line percolating throughout the entire three minutes. Think of a more cheerful, stripped down Japan song if you will. Old Fears will be released via Memphis Industries on April 7. You can order the …
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.
In which Chris Holmes reviews Greg Prato’s The Faith No More & Mr. Bungle Companion. The verdict? You should care a lot.
To commemorate the 25th anniversary of Mystery Science Theater 3000, Shout! Factory has issued an outstanding box set that any MSTie should want.
Two new home sound systems from Onkyo make great sound and easy-to-use technology to anyone looking for a superior home entertainment experience.
For Veterans Day, November 11, here are 11 great songs to help us remember and honor all those who have served in our military.
Wherein we look at ten of the weirdest and most random products to be marketed using the Beatles name and image.
20 spooktacular songs to liven up any Halloween party, courtesy of your pals at Popdose.
A countdown of ten artists who broke away from their old groups and went on to release great music in their own right.
Gimme a bottle of anything… and David Lee Roth’s 15 best solo songs… TO GO!
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 Cory Monteith, who played Finn Hudson, died of a drug overdose in July. A tribute episode is planned for October 10 — “The Quarterback” — in which Finn will die and be written out of the show. It certainly won’t be the first time a TV series has had to deal with the loss of a major cast member, and will definitely not be the last. Here are ten other television series that also had to make the tough decision to carry on under similar circumstances. Cheers With filming of Cheers’ third season nearly complete, Nicholas Colasanto (“Coach” Ernie Pantusso) died of a heart attack in February at age 61. Colasanto had suffered from heart disease for years and was in fact planning to retire from acting before being offered the role of Coach. In the first episode of season four, Sam Malone reveals that Coach has died. He was …
The story behind one of the great rockabilly/swamp boogie tunes of all-time, Dale Hawkins’ “Susie Q.”
Comedy is serious business, which probably explains why these 7 dramatic actors are so good at it.
Succeeding in the late-night talk show business is no easy feat. Just ask the ten hosts of these famously failed programs.
Here are ten iconic monuments that get wrecked in the movies more often than a college freshman pledging a frat.
The next time someone complains that album covers aren’t big enough anymore thanks to CDs and digital music, show them this gallery.
A look at seven musicians who overcome serious injury or illness and rose to the creative heights of their profession.
Most unfortunate pop culture trends from the ’90s are dead and gone, but here are nine that live on like annoying zombies.
Let’s review the top 10 songs from Ben Folds Five, shall we?
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.
Let’s listen to an excellent, previously unreleased song by Phil Phillips called “Weeping Willow.”
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 checks in for the first time with the Chairman of the Board, circa 1955.
A countdown of the ten greatest rock songs about… rock.
Here are 15 films with great lines that we can pretty much recite from memory, whether or not we remember anything else about them.
In honor of the release of …Like Clockwork, we review the 10 best Queens of the Stone Age songs to date.
The only thing I experienced last night that was more intense than Tomahawk was the near-Biblical thunderstorm I drove through on the way home.