Tag: MTV

Box Office Flashback, Film

Box Office Flashback: August 27, 1987

Let us return to a time when la vida seemed a little less loca....

Lost Together with Matt Wardlaw, Podcast

Lost Together with Matt Wardlaw, Episode 10: Rick Springfield

Rick Springfield joins us this week to talk about his new album, plus some upcoming film and book projects that he has in the works....

EhOR, Music

EhOR: Welcome to the Great White North

There’s a lot to love about our neighbors to the north: Wayne Gretzky, SCTV, Michael J. Fox. Even though it’s only got a tenth of the...

Music, Popdose Giveaway

Popdose Giveaway: R.E.M. on DVD and Vinyl

The R.E.M. By MTV documentary was just released on DVD and Blu-Ray and to celebrate we’ve got a special giveaway. R.E.M. By...

Music, Popdose Interviews

Being Lee DeWyze: Singer, Songwriter, Director, Puppeteer

Lee DeWyze isn’t the first person to hear the soon-to-be-disproven words, “your life is about to change forever” on a...

Book Reviews, Books

Book Review: Jesse Frohman, “Kurt Cobain: The Last Session”

Twenty years after Kurt Cobain’s tragic suicide, he’s still, it seems, as popular as ever. Sure, Cobain and company have sold some 25...

DVD Reviews, Music, Music Videos

DVD Review: “Money for Nothing: A History of the Music Video”

A critical look at a critical look at the history of the music video....

Music, The Friday Five

The Friday Five: January 24, 2014

It's the Friday Five! Shuffle through five random tracks from your library and share it with the Popdose community....


Shameless Nostalgia: “Daria”

Daria, the show that best captures the tone of American culture in the '90s....

Podcast, Songs of Freedom

Songs of Freedom: Episode Three

Episode 3 focuses on MTV: the role of politics in its history and programming, and the politically motivated artists who've been a part of...

Music, News

Davy Jones (1945-2012)

With the death of Davy Jones, an unlikely generation may feel the loss the most....


Thank You for the Music!

Join the Popdose Staff as they say "Thank You" to the people that introduced them to the music that shaped their lives....

Music, Television

Here’s Something Else!: More Must Hear TV — Prime-time Themes That Still Rock

There are TV themes you remember. “All In The Family,” with its way-back talk of President Hoover and LaSalle cars. Johnny...


Greatest Un-Hits, Music

Greatest Un-Hits: The Monkees’ “Every Step of the Way” (1987)

MTV started airing 20-year-old reruns of The Monkees in 1986, a perfect fit for the fledgling network—quick cuts, youth culture, wild and...


Music, Wandering the Aisles

Wandering the Aisles: Going Gaga for Madonna

When I set out to chronicle the musical offerings of America’s supermarkets, pharmacies and other not-quite-cutout bins in this...


Music, Popdose Interviews

The Popdose Interview: Author Greg Prato

As MTV marks its 30th anniversary, Matt Wardlaw spoke about the golden years of the channel with author Greg Prato, who has a new book on...


Music, Popdose Guides

The Popdose Guide to Megadeth, Part One

Chris Holmes offers the first part of his overview of thrash metal legends Megadeth's discography, covering their first ten years and seven...



Dw. Dunphy On… It’s a Smaller World: The Sociological Statement of Reality TV

Popdose.com's Dw. Dunphy goes past the "what" of reality TV to explore the "why."...


Popdose Lists, Television, Year-End Best-Of Lists

Popdose 2010: Emilia Rhodes’ Best in Television

From gangsters to vampires, and cable dramas to network comedies, a list of the best in television in 2010....



Friday Night Videos!: The Hits of 1985

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 the...


Music, Popdose Flashback '90

Popdose Flashback ’90: George Michael, “Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1”

Jason Hare reflects on the 20th anniversary of Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1 -- the beginning of the end for George Michael's US...


Bootleg City, Music

Bootleg City: Prince in Paris, June ’87

I’m not going to lie to you — even though I’m the most powerful figurehead in Bootleg City, I don’t have all the...


Current Events, Music

Michael Jackson: 1958-2009

Stay tuned throughout the weekend as we continue our tribute to Michael Jackson, with reflections and remembrances from the Popdose staff....



Popdose Lost Classics: Jeff Giles, “Hot Nights/Cool Sounds” (2002)

Our first installment of the new Popdose Lost Classics series is an album from earlier this decade by none other than our own Popmeister,...


Bootleg City, Music, Television

Bootleg City: Ozzy Osbourne in Tokyo, June ’84

The first six months after 9/11 were a confusing time, and America wasn’t sure when it would be okay to laugh again. Then on March 5,...


Hooks 'N' You, Music, Popdose Interviews

Hooks ‘N’ You: Kelly Osbourne, “Shut Up”/”Sleeping in the Nothing”

Given that the Osbourne family became the toast of MTV in 2002, thanks to their then-groundbreaking reality series, “The...


Mope Like Me, Music

Mope Like Me: PhD, “I Won’t Let You Down”

I will not rest until Simply Red covers this song. For someone who has gotten almost as cover-friendly in his autumn years as UB40,...


Chart Attack!, Music

CHART ATTACK!: 10/5/85

Howdy, everybody! It’s CHART ATTACK! time once again!, What can I tell you about this week? Well, at least three of our artists owe...



Hall of Fame Week: Todd Rundgren

“All the lies, all the truth, all the things that I offer you / All the sights, all the sounds, all the times that you turned me down...