Founded in 2008, Ghost B.C. created a bit of mystique for itself right from the start. The sextet is essentially anonymous in its elaborate costumes, with singer Papa Emeritus II decked out like a satanic pope, and his cardinals, The Ghouls With No Name, performing in uniform brown robes whose cowls ... More >>
Feuds, tantrums, threatening to kill the president -- if you've been following rock music for the past few decades, you know that dickish behavior comes with the territory when your job involves a stage and adoring fans. Here we've assembled the reprehensible cream that has risen to top, highlightin ... More >>
Dave Grohl is a busy guy. The Foo Fighters frontman is a member of multiple supergroups, played alongside Paul McCartney at the 12/12/12 Sandy Relief Concert, will be the keynote speaker at South by Southwest this March, and just made his directing debut with Sound City, a documentary tracing the hi ... More >>
Editor's note: Mustaches are derigeur on uncles, cops and closing pitchers, but they've also become a fixture on the upper lips of the young and the hip. In fact, it's hard to imagine a time since the Civil War when razors were so ignored. But the look can be polarizing, and Westword contributors Sa ... More >>
Maybe it's just because we're claustrophobic and get all sorts of anxious being pressed in by tight crowds, but the thought of being trampled seems more than a little unnerving, which is precisely why we always avoid Black Friday. But being trampled by turtles, on the other hand, well, now that just ... More >>
Tuesday, January 8, Marquis Theater, 866-468-7621.
Over the course of the next few weeks, Backbeat will be counting down the twenty most fabled moments in Denver music history. Today, a look back at when Nirvana came back to town for a show at the Gothic Theatre with Dinosaur Jr., fresh off of recording Nevermind. When the members of Nirvana left a ... More >>
So Dave Grohl, through his peeps at Nasty Little Man, just clarified the seemingly incendiary remarks he made during his acceptance speech at the Grammy Awards last weekend when he was picking up his Gramophone trophy. Turns out, as suspected, he wasn't ripping on dance music specifically, his com ... More >>
This past Sunday during his acceptance speech on behalf of his band the Foo Fighters for Best Rock Performance at the 54th Annual Grammy awards, Dave Grohl made some comments that stirred the ire of some folks. Lauding the fact that Wasting Light, the album in question, had been recorded in his gara ... More >>
In case you missed it, last night at a gig in London at the iTunes Festival, Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters (due October 9 at the Pepsi Center) stopped his set mid-song and singled out an unruly fan and basically told him in to scram! Beat it, buster! Hit the bricks! Grohl was a little more p ... More >>
SLEIGH BELLS at THE OGDEN THEATRE | 6/4/11"The best thing to do is to come out swinging, punch squarely in the mouth and keep relentlessly pommeling until you gas out."
Just a few of the master tapes left behind at Time Capsule StudiosTucked inside the sleeve of the latest Foo Fighters record you'll find an inch long piece of tape that resembles a film negative. If you're not paying attention when you rip open the packaging, you'll miss the sticker on the sh ... More >>
Ryan Gombeski, Chris Weaver and JP Manza of Take to the Oars at Congress Bridge Friday, March 18 SHIT! I swore last night that I would not be sitting here tonight at 3:00 a.m. in front of the computer working on the blog -- there are after parties to be had people! -- but alas, here we are ... More >>
Dude, Dave. Chill!Last week, NPR asked listeners to share photos of themselves with favorite musicians. That's a swell idea and all, but we thought that taking the angle of the photobomber would be a more entertaining way to look at pictures of famous people with non-famous people. While there have ... More >>
As the leader of Sepultura for over a decade, Max Cavalera helped put Brazil on the map. From the beginning, the outfit was clearly influenced by punk rock as much as it was by other metal bands, as evidenced by its socially conscious lyrics, its grassroots efforts to get its music out into t ... More >>
Aaron Thackeray Them Crooked Vultures • Mini Mansions Fillmore Auditorium | 4.19.10 The rawk fist (index and pinky for horns, thumb tucked) is a tricky little bugger. It's a totally sincere expression of rock-induced euphoria with all the subtlety of a billy club. Them Crooked Vultures earned th ... More >>
When explaining why there weren't too many rock and roll tunes on Them Crooked Vultures' self-titled debut, singer and guitarist Josh Homme says, "Let's just try to steamroll everybody with dark heavier music." With former Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl and ex-Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jo ... More >>
As if playing in Nirvana and the Foo Fighters wasn't enough for Dave Grohl, he teamed up with Led Zeppelin's John Paul Jones and Queen of the Stone Age's Joshua Homme to form Them Crooked Vultures in 2009. The Vultures, who released their self-titled debut this past November, descend upon the Fil ... More >>
Thursday, January 28, hi-dive, 720-570-4500.
Them Crooked Vultures, the supergroup that features drummer Dave Grohl (Nirvana, Foo Fighters, Queens of the Stone Age), guitarist/singer John Homme (Queens of the Stone Age, Kyuss) and bassist John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin), grabbed the top spot at Twist & Shout with their self-titled debut, ... More >>
This year, we've wrapped our roundup of holiday albums a bit differently. Instead of delivering it to you in one big lump (like coal), we're parceling out the reviews online, with a blog each weekday through December 24 devoted to recordings in a different category. Part four features "Variety Pac ... More >>
Monday and Tuesday, September 8-9, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, 303-830-8497.
Reunited and it feels so good.
The Pick of Destiny
Gary Numan's songs get pimped.
Curses! (Gern Blandsten)
In Your Honor (RCA)
Lullabies to Paralyze (Interscope)
In the final tally, Avril is far less Complicated than Britney.
Probot (Southern Lord)
Killing Joke's ghoulish rock has the last laugh.
Krist Novoselic has punk and politics on the brain.
Krist Novoselic has more to talk about than his days in Nirvana.
After a three-year hiatus, Sunny Day Real Estate is in business again.
YOU'VE GOT TO USE YOUR HEAD TO GET INTO SHUDDER TO THINK.
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