Today in Music History: ‘Light My Fire’ hits Number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100

There is a moment in Cameron Crowe’s love letter to early ‘70s music, Almost Famous, where rock critic Lester Bangs denounces Jim Morrison as “a drunken buffoon posing as a poet.” It is a moment that rings true for a lot of us, though we may harbor a secret (or perhaps not so secret) affection […]

Today in Music History: Morrissey releases Vauxhall and I

“The More You Ignore Me, the Closer I Get,” could be Morrissey’s manifesto. The ex-Smith has been chipping away at us for years, digging his heels in every time we get bored and move on to music a little less self-aggrandizing. The lead single from 1994’s Vauxhall and I, “The More You Ignore Me, The […]

Queens of the Stone Age are gearing up for a new release in 2017

When is the last time youâ’ve heard anything about Queens of the Stone Age? Apparently, theyâ’re hard at work on a new album: 2017 will see the follow-up to 2013â’s …Like Clockwork. Troy Sanders of Mastodon, who recently formed the band Gone is Gone with QOTSAâ’s Troy Van Leeuwen, pointed out in an interview with […]

There’s a new Beach Boys documentary on the horizon

You may have missed it, but the Beach Boysâ’ Pet Sounds had a very special occasion last year: itâ’s 50th anniversary. Maybe you forgot to buy the seminal album from Brian Wilson and co. a gold necklace, take it out to dinner, and coo loving words at it over glasses of champagne (or hell, just […]

Ryan Adams releases Prisoner, goes on tour

Ryan Adams is a busy man. His new album, Prisoner, is now available to steam online. The album, his 16th following 2014â’s self-titled release, was written in the aftermath of Adamsâ’ split with singer Mandy Moore. The new record takes inspiration from ‘80s rock music as diverse as The Smiths and Bruce Springsteen. In addition, […]

Dave Grohl spotted in the studio with Josh Homme

Hurray! Dave Grohl has been spotted in the studio with Queens of the Stone Ageâ’s Josh Homme. A photo was snapped of the duo with Eagles of Death Metalâ’s Jesse Hughes and later posted on Hughesâ’ Instagram. We know that both Queens of the Stone Age and the Foo Fighters are working on new studio […]

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