The Friday Five: May 2, 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 ...

The Friday Five: June 28, 2013

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 ...

Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’90s, Vol. 59

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, ...

Top 5 Music Autobiographies That Need to Be Written

Kiss frontman Paul Stanley recently admitted that he’s working on his autobiography, making him the last of the original four members to do so. I’m guessing that as far as the ratio of honest insight to revisionist bullshit goes, the Starchild’s ...

The Friday Five: May 4, 2012

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 ...

Popdose Flashback ’91: Metallica, “Metallica”

When I did my first Bottom Feeders series here on Popdose that focused on tracks that made it no higher than #41 on the Hot 100 charts, people always asked me why I didn’t do the top 40 as well. ...

False Metal, Dead! 300 Headbangers, Part 30

So this is it. The final week of False Metal, Dead where I took at a look at the 300 metal records which appear on my iPod. It retrospect I probably should have just done 100 instead, but the more and ...

The Weekly Mixtape: 4/8/11 (Old School Metal)

What is “old school” exactly? I have no idea, other than to say this was the metal that I cut my teeth — and of course banged my head — on, and I think for the most part it still holds ...

False Metal, Dead! 300 Headbangers, Part 28

We’re almost there metalheads! 30 more records to look at, as we approach my favorite album ever. Every single record in here now is a perfect five star album that you should listen to, love and purchase a copy or ...

The Popdose Guide to Megadeth, Part Two

So here we are for part two of the Popdose Guide to Megadeth! (If you missed part one, you can read it here.) In the first decade or so of their existence, Dave Mustaine’s brainchild had compiled a damn impressive discography.  It’s ...

Bootleg City: Megadeth in Japan, May ’95

Opening day today. Baseball. College baseball.

Purists might turn up their nose at the game, with schools using cost-cutting measures like metal bats and pretty much only playing teams in the same region until tournament time. However, these people have to realize ...

The Popdose Guide to Megadeth, Part One

A long time ago in the comments section of a Popdose post by the legendary Dw. Dunphy, I committed to writing a Popdose Guide to Megadeth.  So here I am, a few years later, to deliver on that promise.

Any metal ...

False Metal, Dead! 300 Headbangers, Part 21

We’re in the home stretch right now, finally reaching the top 100 metal records that I keep in rotation on my iPod. As with everything I get my hands on, I go big and I was going to do simply ...

Bottom Feeders: The Rock End of the ’80s, Part 33

Hope everyone reading had a great holiday and will have a great new year.  Here’s more tracks from the letter M that hit the Billboard rock charts in the ’80s but didn’t cross over to the Hot 100 for you ...

False Metal, Dead! 300 Headbangers, Part 12

Once again, we take a look at the music that gives my iPod a headache as we countdown the 300 metal albums that have heavy rotation in my head.

190. Entombed, Left Hand Path (1990)
Left Hand Path is ...

False Metal, Dead! 300 Headbangers, Part 2

With my new series, False Metal, Dead! – I’m taking a look at the 300 metal albums that have a place on my iPod, ranked for your pleasure. Each one of these albums I can listen to from start to ...

Listening Booth: Iron Maiden, Steel Train, Rush

Some singles have just arrived on our doorstep, so now’s as good a time as any to scan what’s sailing ’round the horn.

To kick things off, let’s talk about “El Dorado” from Iron Maiden, which is available at the band’s site, ...

The Popdose Podcast: Episode 9

If you’re a regular listener of The Popdose Podcast, we can safely assume two things about you:

1) You’re passionate about music, and you enjoy listening to other people talk about that passion.

2) You enjoy jokes ...

The Popdose Podcast: Episode 7

If you’ve listened to all of the previous episodes of The Popdose Podcast — hell, even if you’ve only listened to three minutes of any given episode — you’ve likely thought the following at some point: “Man, ...

Parlour to Parlour, Episode 25: Cyril Lepizzera

In spite of my fairly well known (among friends, anyway) appreciation for good, quality heavy metal, it didn’t seem intuitive to chart that kind of territory in Parlour to Parlour. Not on the surface, anyway. But then I received a ...

Bootleg City: Jethro Tull, 11/25/87

As election day approaches, it’s important for a political candidate like myself to line up celebrity endorsements. One of my opponents, David Byrne, has the support of famous people-slash-political activists like Jane Fonda and Danny Glover, while another opponent, Bob Marley, has ...

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