The Friday Five: January 31, 2014

Friday Five : |ˈfrīdā – fīv| : On the sixth day of every week, I hit the shuffle button in iTunes and share the first five tracks and thought for each track. Sometimes there is a playlist involved, occasionally we’ll have a ...

Five Things You Can Always Count On In Life

By every standard, life itself is unpredictable, mysterious, evasive, sometimes a total pain in the butt. Life zags when you fully expect it to zig. It hands you lemons and, as you proceed to make lemonade, squirts you a little in the ...

Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’90s, Vol. 34

With Bottom Feeders we take a look at the songs on the Billboard Hot 100 that only got a little love. It’s an A-Z look at songs that charted no higher than #41 in the decade. Take a listen, enjoy and ...

Popdose Roundtable: Broken Axl

Mike Duquette: Axl Rose sent a surprisingly measured open letter to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame both declining attendance and induction as part of Guns N’ Roses into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. ...

Soundtrack Saturday Special Edition! Best Original Song, 1974

Well, here we are once again in the midst of my favorite season of the year: awards season, that glorious period at the start of a calendar year when almost every entertainment awards ceremony is held.

My favorite awards are those dealing ...

Friday Night Videos!: The Hits of 1992

In the ever-evolving column we call Friday Night Videos!, there’s always room for expansion. This week, with Thanksgiving vittles solidly out of our systems (and it took a whole two weeks, and one round of

The Popdose Podcast: Episode 15

Happy Black Friday! If you’re a sensible human being, you’re reading this post shortly after waking up instead of reading it on your way back from a four-hour shopping spree at Best Buy. Perhaps you’re at work ...

Friday Night Videos!: The Hits of 1988

If you’re holding your breath for the day MTV starts playing music videos, let it go. It’s never going to happen, not while there’s still a young, rich nobody out there with loose morals, no chastity belt and a script for an ...

The Popdose Podcast: Episode 13

Hey there! Did you miss us? We missed you. Or rather, I should say that I missed you. Apparently Jason and Jeff don’t even care enough about you to show up, so they sent fellow Popdosers Michael Parr and ...

The Ultimate Dubliners Drinking Mixtape

Like many disgruntled sophomores who automatically hated any reading that was explicitly assigned, I muddled through a few of the stories in James Joyce’s “Dubliners” during English class. I can’t claim ...

CHART ATTACK!: 9/24/88

Hi everybody! It’s CHART ATTACK! time once again, and this week’s pretty solid, if I do say so myself. (And I do.) This week, we bid a fond (okay, maybe not-so-fond) farewell to three artists who had a slew of Top ...

CHART ATTACK!: 8/1/92

Welcome back, everyone, to another edition of CHART ATTACK! Before we get to this week’s Top 10, I’d like to remind you all that Jeff Giles, Michael Parr and I will all be at Mohegun Sun tonight for

The Steel Horse Archives: Prologue — Step Inside, Walk This Way

With the exception of whichever one Mase was in, perhaps no musical genre has endured a swifter or less celebrated mainstream extermination than Hair Metal, whose predominant 1980s celebrants – generally uncomplicated fellows who came to town with nothing more than ...

CHART ATTACK!: 5/13/89

Hey, hey, hey! It’s Friday, and you know what that (sometimes) means! That’s right, it’s time to take a look at another Billboard Top 10 from ages past, and today we’re heading back a full 20 years to see what the ...

Unsolicited Career Advice for… Scott Weiland

Uncle Donnie gets pissed very rarely, but when he does he can certainly lay into you. I wonder what Scott Weiland thought when he got this. —RS

TO: Scott Weiland
FROM: Don Skwatzenschitz
RE: Career advice

I get mad ...

Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’80s, Part 37

This week we have a ginormous, gigantic, gargantuan post, as we finish up with the letter G on our trek through the bottom of Billboard‘s Hot 100 charts during the ’80s.

Michael Gore
“Theme From ‘Terms of Endearment’” ...

Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’80s, Part 13

This past week I was like a pig in shit. Nine tracks from Chinese Democracy were leaked and I couldn’t be happier. See, Guns n’ Roses are my Led Zeppelin. They’re my Black Sabbath. Appetite for Destruction came out ...

Songs for the Dumped: Volume One

Everything is worse in high school: your hair, your taste in music, your grasp of how bad you have it, your ability to have a meaningful conversation with a girl that does not revolve around how awesome Nine Inch Nails are. But ...