Tag Archives: Years

My Bloody Valentine perform first show in five years: Setlist + Video

Start plugging those ears: My Bloody Valentine are back on the road. Kevin Shields’ legendary shoegaze outfit hit the stage Friday for the first time in five years at Birmingham’s O2 Institute as part of their ensuing summer tour. Despite some sound issues, according to one fan’s report (via Pitchfork), the Dublin outfit was in good

45 Years Ago: Joe Walsh Barnstorms Through 'The Smoker You Drink … '

“I was frustrated just being the only melodic instrument [in the band],” he told radio personality Redbeard on his In the Studio program. “I wanted to expand and try something else. I also didn’t want to stereotype myself into an ‘American rocking guitar player.’ I felt like there was more of a musician than that

20 Years Ago: Monster Magnet Takes Us on a 'Powertrip'

Monster Magnet tried kicking in the door to mainstream acceptance on June 16, 1998 with their fourth album, Powertrip. Their signature heavy and spacy sound intact, the band momentarily became MTV stars with the single “Space Lord.” When Monster Magnet started at the tail end of the ’80s, they were pretty much alone in their

25 Years Ago: Paul Westerberg Finally Makes a Solo Album

The Replacements appeared on the cover of the February 1989 issue of Musician magazine. “The Last, Best Band of the ’80s,” read the cover line. But the article was nearly an obituary. A year and a half later, the Minneapolis band called it quits. Paul Westerberg’s songs and the band’s taste for mischief had won

25 Years Ago: Grunge, Metal and Rock Blend on 'Last Action Hero' Soundtrack

Last Action Hero was a box office bomb when it landed in theaters in late June 1993, another failed parody film in the vein of Top Secret! and Loaded Weapon 1. Taking aim at action movies, with one of the biggest names of the genre, Arnold Schwarzenegger, as its lead actor, the send-up failed to

Film Review: The Tale Is the Kind of Film That Will Stay With You For Years To Come

I’ve never ridden a horse — at least, I don’t think I have. Growing up, we never had money, so when would I have had the chance to ride a horse? I’ve been in a saddle, but I think that was a pony, a docile animal walking slowly in a circle. There are no photos

35 Years Ago: Bob Marley's Family Heads to Vaults for 'Confrontation'

Bob Marley’s death in 1981 at age 36 did not hamper his influence on politics and culture, whether in his native Jamaica, in the African nations he so dearly loved or in the areas of Europe and the United States where his music had taken hold. In fact, in his absence, his influence might have