Born on the outskirts of Motown and raised in the shadow of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Joe has been writing about rock music since interviewing Shudder to Think's Craig Wedren for his high school newspaper -- back when bands like Shudder to Think were recording for major labels. He's written for the Cleveland Free Times, Alternative Press, the Village Voice, SuicideGirls and a variety of other online publications and blogs, some of which have not existed in years. He started with Townsquare in 2011 writing for Loudwire and Ultimate Classic Rock, and has been with Diffuser.fm since it launched in spring 2012.
TV’s Most Surreal Musical Performances: Jarvis Cocker Bum-Rushes Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson never needed any help putting on some of the most supremely bizarre spectacles in pop-music history, but at the 1996 Brit Awards he got some help anyway when Pulp singer Jarvis Cocker briefly sabotaged MJ's performance.
TV’s Most Surreal Music Performances: Sinead O’Connor
It was the Tear Heard Around the World -- and it may have pretty much destroyed Sinead O'Connor's career.
TV’s Most Surreal Music Performances: The Flaming Lips
The Flaming Lips are an amazing cover band.
27 Rockers Who Died at Age 27
"Now he's gone and joined that stupid club," Kurt Cobain's mom, Wendy Fradenburg Cobain O'Connor, infamously said in April 1994 upon hearing of the Nirvana frontman's suicide death at the age of 27.
TV’s Most Surreal Music Performances: The Who
It's been said that you never get a second chance to make a first impression.
Fake Bands We Kinda Wish Were Real
For the members of the following 10 bands, every day is April Fool's Day.
10 Great Movies About America’s Favorite Pastime
With baseball season swinging back into action, we think it's the perfect time to pay tribute to some of our all-time favorite baseball movies.
‘Heathers’ Quotes That Still Ring True a Quarter Century Later
The world just wasn't ready for 'Heathers' in 1989.
TV’s Most Surreal Music Performances: Radiohead
Nothing screamed "summertime sadness" back in the '90s quite like kicking it at the MTV Beach House.
’80s Underground Rockers Death of Samantha Discuss Reunion in Exclusive Interview
Has it really been 25 years since Death of Samantha last released an album?