Archive: December 7, 2008 - December 13, 2008

Either the Best Joke of a Bio of the Worst Band Ever

I have this silly obsession with band bios. (Remember this?) Mostly it's just an excuse to laugh at ridiculous hyperbole and comparisons. But while checking the Rock and Roll Hotel listings today I may have found the most offensive bio of them all. It's for a band called Millionaires, who...

By David Malitz | December 11, 2008; 6:43 PM ET | Comments (5)

The Kinks - The Most Underrated Revered Band Ever?

On Monday night, I saw Ray Davies at the 9:30 club and it was fantastic. A proper review saying as much should have been in the paper today, but because you cheapskates keep canceling your subscriptions and the actual paper keeps shrinking, creating a space crunch, it got cut. (Or...

By David Malitz | December 10, 2008; 11:50 AM ET | Comments (14)

The Who, By the Trends

As you surely know, Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend were honored at the Kennedy Center last night. (I wonder if Dubya asked them to sing "Fool Me ... Can't Get Fooled Again"?) When reflecting on the band's 45-year career, it was astounding how many trends the group kick- started. Not...

By David Malitz | December 8, 2008; 11:24 AM ET | Comments (2)

Don't Go There: Rules Of The Road Vol. 6

Another entry on our list of things artists should never, ever do on a concert stage. 7. Do not bring a family member on tour with you specifically to crack a series of jokes about drinking when said family member has gotten into serious trouble because of the boozing. Let's...

By J. Freedom du Lac | December 8, 2008; 9:51 AM ET | Comments (0)


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