Way back in the '80s, people liked feeling magnanimous. "I hear there are starving kids in Ethiopia." "Fuck that! We can feed people with a song!"
And thus, the idea for "We Are the World" was born. Maybe. I haven't actually talked to Lionel Richie about his motivation for coordinating the song, bu ... More >>
"Sometimes you have to go up really high to see how small you are" - Felix Baumgartner
Where were you Sunday, October 14? Like seven million of my closest Internet friends, I was watching Felix Baumgartner's historic parachute dive online and chatting about the #livejump on Twitter.
Compiling the best songs about birds is tricky. Many great ones are too metaphorical ("Bird On A Wire" by Leonard Cohen, "Freebird" by Lynyrd Skynyrd) and many literal ones are not great ("I'm Like A Bird" by Nelly Furtado). Continuing the Nitpick Six series about animal songs, here are the six best ... More >>
With music being so subjective, it's no surprise that the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame emerged over the years as a colossal punching bag. When people disagree over whether Lou Reed's Metal Machine Music is dreck or a stroke of genius, no decision is going to be universally loved.
The Cleveland instit ... More >>
The Darkness saved Samsung's ad from spiraling down into forgettable territory. Let's be blunt. This year's Super Bowl was dismal for Midwesterners.
Sure, there were exceptions. Transplants from Boston, New York City or New Jersey may have enjoyed the game. Some may have had a rooting intere ... More >>
Photo by Kiernan MaletskyPatrick Stump
August 4, 2011
Credit Patrick Stump for his artistic integrity. Which is to say: He is currently creating the exact music he wants to, the stuff that comes from somewhere in the marrow of his bones. That much is clear.
But the Fall Out Boy voca ... More >>
(Via TMZ, via Mike A) GQ just posted a lengthy interview with Billy Ray Cyrus. The country star-turned-actor opens up about the troubles of his daughter, Miley, the effects of the TV show Hannah Montana on the family, his divorce and an impending new album. Relevant to us: Cyrus says that he ... More >>
Dirt Cheap lived up to its name in a bargain-basement production.We know the drill this morning. Time to re-watch all those Super Bowl commercials you missed while heading back to the fridge. Here -- in no particular order -- are the ads with St. Louis connections that we noticed during last nigh ... More >>
* = coming to town, = local
1. KANYE WEST---My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
2. THE NATIONAL---High Violet (Expanded Edition)
3. NICKI MINAJ---Pink Friday
5. LATIMORE---All About The Rhythm & The Blues
7. LIL WAYNE---I Am Not A Human Being
8. ... More >>
Click here for a full slideshow from the Gateway to November Tea Party Rally.
On Sunday September 12, Tea Party members and their fellow travelers descended on the grounds of the Gateway Arch to protest the federal government. As with most political rallies, homemade signs were abundant and, as wit ... More >>
Chris CarrollFreedy JohnstonWhat becomes of the one-hit wonder? In the case of Freedy Johnston, whose 1994 song "Bad Reputation" was a bittersweet slice of acoustic alternative rock back when that was a viable genre, it appears that you simply keep writing good, catchy, heartfelt songs regard ... More >>
The blanket of humidity over Kiener Plaza on Monday -- whose idea was it to have the press conference outside? -- didn't seem to deter the mood of media and baseball officials touting Sheryl's Crow's free concert planned for the All-Star Weekend.
Photo: Nick Lucchesi
Sheryl Crow on June 22, t ... More >>
Here are some of the new shows announced this week at venues around St. Louis!
* The AP Tour featuring Family Force 5/The Maine/3OH!3, Wednesday, April 15
* Avenged Sevenfold/Buckcherry/Papa Roach/Saving Abel, Tuesday, February 17
*Billy Joel and Elton John, ... More >>