Special Features

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Rockers We’ve Lost in 2013
The alternative music community has unfortunately bid farewell to some of its key members in 2013. From pioneering DJs to keyboardists who never became household names, all were artists who helped change the course of the music we love, and for that, we salute these late greats with the brief tribut…
Art Brut, ‘Summer Job’ – Depressing Summer Songs
Eddie Argos has never been worried about looking uncool. Since forming Art Brut in 2003 -- an event he geekishly chronicles on the tune 'We Formed a Band' -- he's penned four albums of self-skewering songs about heartbreak, sexual dysfunction and his love of comic books, among other e…
No Doubt, ‘One More Summer’ – Depressing Summer Songs
Were we to make a list of super happy summer songs, we'd surely include something by No Doubt, but here, the generally sunny SoCal rockers set aside the sunscreen and let the clouds roll in. Singer Gwen Stefani sounds positively worn out as she tells her lover why he's wrong for her, and w…
Kurt Vile – Awesome Rock Dads
Kurt Vile is all about his three-year-old daughter, whose name the indie rocker seems to go out of his way to keep under wraps. Kurt's commercial-cum-video for the title track to his latest album, 'Wakin On a Pretty Daze,' features the rocker sitting in his house listening to the tune on a turntable…
Thurston Moore – Awesome Rock Dads
Thurston Moore may have recently taken a beating for his alleged marital infidelities against longtime wife and Sonic Youth bandmate Kim Gordon, but nobody is questioning his status as an awesome rock dad. The singer-guitarist and his bassist bride welcomed their lone child, Coco Hayley Gordon Moore…
Travis Barker – Awesome Rock Dads
Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker's second marriage, to actress and former Miss USA runner-up Shanna Moakler, didn't pan out, but he certainly has something to show for it: two rad little rug rats named Landon Asher and Alabama Luella. (The girl pictured left is Atiana Cecilia de la Hoya, Moakler's da…

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