Sometime around 1997, the music industry -- tired of picking up the funeral bills for all those grunge-era rockers they signed five years earlier -- went looking for the future of music. And somewhere somebody hit on the idea of selling electronic music to a generation of fans weaned on guitars, bass and drums
This week's mystery kid in the yearbook photo looks pretty normal for a future rock star. No goofy haircut, no bow tie, no know-it-all-smirk plastered on his face. It comes from his upbringing in a working-class California family.
It was pretty much business as usual for modern rock in 1993. Things were just starting to balance out after 1991's alt-rock revolution launched by Nirvana that got major labels scurrying to sign anyone with electric guitars and bad attitudes
Robert Pollard was a schoolteacher from Dayton who spent his spare time writing British Invasion-kissed garage-rock songs with bizarre titles for his band Guided by Voices, a ragtag group that mostly included drinking buddies from his neighborhood. Plugging away since the early ‘80s, Pollard’s rock
As anyone who has studied time travel (or simply seen 'The Terminator') knows, life turns on a dime. Seemingly mundane events are actually extremely significant, and our tiniest decisions have major ramifications for the future
Divas were a rock-music staple long before Grammy-winning British goddess Adele was even born. And as history has told us time and time again, some of the finest diva moments happen when the songstress is singing
You’ve seen them at parties, lurking in the corner, waiting to engage in battle disguised as conversation. They’re indie rock know-it-alls, and no matter what band or musician you mention, they’ve got an opinion — strong and almost certainly negative — ready to ram down your throat