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.
You Can't Do That on Television

Popdose Lists, Television

Popdose Prime: Top Eight Nickelodeon Shows of the 1980s

Counting down the top eight Nickelodeon shows from the 1980s, the cable network's first full decade of existence....

Stone Temple Pilots

Music, News

Stone Temple Pilots Sue Scott Weiland for Being Scott Weiland

It took a few decades, but Stone Temple Pilots have finally had it with Scott Weiland acting like... Scott Weiland....

Jackson Publick and Doc Hammer (The Venture Bros.)

Popdose Interviews, Television

The Popdose Interview: Jackson Publick and Doc Hammer

In anticipation of the June 2nd premiere of The Venture Bros., season 5, co-writers Jackson Publick and Doc Hammer chatted about the show...

"Jan & Dean Meet Batman"

Music, Popdose Lists

10 Classic Songs Inspired By Comic Book Superheroes

With the summer movie season upon us, let's listen to ten of the best superhero-inspired songs we could find....

Iron Maiden, 'Piece of Mind' album cover gatefold

Music, Popdose Flashback

Popdose Flashback 1983: Iron Maiden, “Piece of Mind”

A look back at Iron Maiden's fourth studio LP, 'Piece of Mind', which celebrates its 30th anniversary this week....

The Venture Bros.

Popdose Lists, Television

Top 10 Venture Bros. Episodes

A countdown of the ten best episodes of The Venture Bros. - just like the title says....

The Drifters

Before We Was Fab, Music

Before We Was Fab: The Drifters, “I Count the Tears”

What does one of Ben E. King's greatest songs with the Drifters have to do with the '60s Counterculture movement? Let's find out and live...

Fleetwood Mac, "Black Magic Woman" single

Music, Popdose Lists

Top 10 Fleetwood Mac Songs (Pre-Buckingham/Nicks)

Let's count down the 10 best pre-Buckingham/Nicks Fleetwood Mac songs, shall we?...

Star Wars AT-AT toy, 1980s

Popdose Lists

Top 5 Holy Grail Playset Toys of the 1980s

If you were a kid in the '80s, you wanted one of the playsets in the worst way....

Eisley band group photo

Music, News

New Music: Eisley, “Drink the Water”

Listen to the first song from Eisley's upcoming Currents album, "Drink the Water."...

Brian May of Queen

Music, Popdose Lists

Top 15 Brian May Queen Songs

A look at the 15 best songs written by Brian May and performed by the legendary hard rock band Queen....

Mellow Metal Songs volume knob

Music, Popdose Lists

Popdose Prime: Nine Great Mellow Heavy Metal Songs

Love heavy metal but hate loud guitars? Well that's weird, but here are nine mellow metal tunes for your enjoyment....

The Four Freshmen

Before We Was Fab, Music

Before We Was Fab: The Four Freshmen, “It’s a Blue World”

A look at the first big hit for The Four Freshmen, 1952's "It's a Blue World."...

Styx, Kilroy Was Here

Music, Podcast

Chart Attack!, Episode 2

Chart Attack! is back for episode 2, covering the Top 10 from March 19, 1983....

5 of the Most Confounding Atari 2600 Games Ever

Popdose Lists, Video Games

5 of the Most Confounding Atari 2600 Games Ever

Five video games for the Atari 2600 that never should have existed....

Alpha, Asia (1983)

Music, Popdose Lists

Popdose Prime: Top 10 Roger Dean Album Covers

Expand your mind and gaze upon this gallery showcasing ten of the best album covers ever drawn by the great Roger Dean....

Homer Simpson ("Bart the Daredevil")

Popdose Lists

Popdose Prime: Top Five Entertainment Career Suicides

It can take a lot to kill a successful acting or music career. Just ask these five people....

The Everly Brothers

Before We Was Fab, Music

Before We Was Fab: The Everly Brothers, “Poor Jenny”

This week's spotlight shines on a great 1959 Cadence single by the Everly Brothers, "Poor Jenny."...

Clive Burr (Iron Maiden)

Music

RIP Clive Burr of Iron Maiden (1957 – 2013)

A reflection on the life and musical legacy of Clive Burr, former Iron Maiden drummer, who died yesterday at age 56....

The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band center ring

Music, Popdose Lists

Popdose Prime: 10 Weird Hidden Album Tracks

A countdown of the ten most bizarre hidden album tracks released from mainstream pop and rock bands....

The Andrews Sisters

Before We Was Fab, Music

Before We Was Fab: The Andrews Sisters, “Hold Tight, Hold Tight (Want Some Sea Food, Mama)”

This week we explore one of the great, early sides from the legendary vocal group the Andrews Sisters, "Hold Tight, Hold Tight (Want Some...

Stone Temple Pilots

Music, Popdose Lists

Top 10 Stone Temple Pilots Songs

In the wake of Scott Weiland's firing from Stone Temple Pilots, Chris Holmes counts down the top ten songs from STP's six albums....

The Stereos, "I Really Love You" vinyl single (Cub Records 1961)

Before We Was Fab, Music

Before We Was Fab: The Stereos, “I Really Love You”

In the late summer of 1961, a doo-wop group out of Steubenville, Ohio released one of the unheralded gems of group vocal harmony - "I...

Police Academy 7: Mission to Moscow

Film, Popdose Lists

Popdose Prime: Seven Movie Franchises With Way Too Many Sequels

Sometimes a film cries out for a sequel. And sometimes we cry out when we see a sequel. Here are seven movie series that fall into the...

Johnny Cymbal, "Mr. Bass Man"

Before We Was Fab, Music

Before We Was Fab: Johnny Cymbal, “Mr. Bass Man”

In early 1963, Johnny Cymbal cracked the Top 20 with "Mr. Bass Man."...

Ace Frehley (Kiss)

Music, Popdose Lists

Top 10 Ace Frehley Songs (Kiss and Solo)

A countdown of the Top 10 songs written or performed by Ace Frehley, both as the lead guitarist in Kiss and as a solo artist....

Kenny Vance and the Planotones

CD Reviews, Music

CD Review: Kenny Vance and the Planotones, “Acapella”

Kenny Vance and the Planotones showcase their amazing group vocal harmonies once again on their 2013 album Acapella....

Before We Was Fab: Billy Joe & the Checkmates, "Percolator (Twist)"

Before We Was Fab, Music

Before We Was Fab: Billy Joe & the Checkmates, “Percolator (Twist)”

This week's column highlights one of the greatest songs ever inspired by a coffee commercial....

The Soul Is in the Bowl - Smokey Robinson

Music, Podcast

Chart Attack!, Episode 1

The first edition of the new Chart Attack! podcast kicks off with the Top 10 singles from the week ending February 15, 1986....

Chicago (1970s)

Music, Popdose Lists

Popdose Prime: 10 Songs to Make You Love Chicago (the Band)

Not a fan of Chicago? You may change your mind after hearing these ten tracks....