Rick Rubin

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    November 21, 2013

    The album isn't dying, despite what you've heard

    By Michael Corcoran "The album is dying in front of our very eyes," Variety columnist and music business know-it-all Bob Lefsetz wrote recently based on weak LP sales, including Katy Perry's Prism, which sold only about 220,000 copies in its first week. "If your plan is to increase your audience, s ... More >>

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    July 15, 2013

    Buzz Osborne of the Melvins on how the band chose covers for Everybody Loves Sausages

    Melvins have been an influence on some of the most sonically forward-thinking rock bands and other musical experimentalists of the last three decades. Impossible to consistently pigeonhole as simply punk, or metal, or even rock, Melvins have set a high bar for integrity, both as a live band and as a ... More >>

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    July 12, 2013

    The ten best concerts in Denver this weekend

    DAVID BYRNE & ST VINCENT @ BOTANIC GARDENS CHATFIELD | 7/13 David Byrne and Annie Clark (aka St. Vincent) initially met at an AIDS/HIV benefit in 2009. But after they ran into each other at a collaborative performance between Björk and Dirty Projectors, it was suggested to Byrne that he should try ... More >>

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    March 25, 2013

    The ten greatest southern rappers of all time

    It took a long time for the south to be recognized as a major player in the hip-hop scene, and it still has a ways to go to be held in the same regard as the East and West Coasts, but with the emergence of a new breed of countrified rappers such as Big K.R.I.T., Future, Yelawolf and 2 Chainz (and ev ... More >>

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    March 14, 2013

    The 50 best rap lyrics of all time: Complete list

    Last week, we took a look at the fifty worst rap lyrics of all time. Going through all the dreck and drivel to get to the crème de la crème of crappiness was tedious and rather exhausting. This week, we even things out by taking a look at the other end of the spectrum and examining rap lyrics to f ... More >>

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    January 15, 2013

    New shows: Animal Collective at the Ogden, the Avett Brothers at Red Rocks, the Revival Tour

    After the comforting lull of the holidays, things are starting to ramping back up nicely on the concert front. Some big announcements this week, including Animal Collective, who is slated to return to Denver for a show at the Ogden Theatre with Dan Deacon, and the Avett Brothers who are set for a tw ... More >>

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    July 13, 2012

    Weekend's best live bets: Five Finger Death Punch, Myke Charles, SP Double and more

    See Also: - Myke Charles has talent and charisma to spare - SP Double has come a long way, and it shows - Q&A with Ivan Moody of Five Finger Death Punch - Q&A with Joe Queer of the Queers Welcome to the weekend! You've worked hard, and now it's time to treat yourself to some live music. Good news: ... More >>

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    April 14, 2012

    Review: Sleigh Bells at the Ogden, 04/13/12

    SLEIGH BELLS @ OGDEN THEATRE | 4.13.12 Ever heard of the loudness wars? Doesn't matter. War's over. Sleigh Bells wins. Decisively. Right now, there's a roomful of people banging their heads in unison, in the kind of scene that makes dollar signs appear in the eyes of chiropractors. It's so loud you ... More >>

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    February 28, 2012

    Wondering what's on Mitt Romney's iPod? Wonder no more. We think we know.

    If Mitt Romney wins tonight in Michigan, he'll be one step closer to earning the Republican nomination to run against incumbent President Barack Obama. Romney has a ton of money, an impeccable head of hair and a hustler's spirit. While everybody's all worried about the economy this and recession tha ... More >>

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    October 26, 2011

    Review: Check Yo Ponytail 2 at Summit, with Spank Rock, Franki Chan and more, 10/25/11

    A Pictureplane associate last night at the Summit​CHECK YO PONYTAIL 2 at THE SUMMIT | 10/25/11The highlight of the evening last night came in Big Freedia's set when she showed the audience that she wasn't one to just tell people how to bump, but that she knew how to do it herself, and as she p ... More >>

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    July 10, 2011

    Review: The Avett Brothers at Red Rocks, 7/9/11

    The Avett Brothers last night.​When Governor John Hickenlooper introduced the Avett Brothers last night at Red Rocks, which he called the one of best bands in the world, he said, "If you look back into the history of music, there's something special about people who are born with multiple tale ... More >>

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    February 17, 2011
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    November 11, 2010
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    October 28, 2010

    Gogol Bordello at the Boulder Theater, 10/27/10

    Jon Solomon GOGOL BORDELLO Forro in the Dark 10.27.10 | Boulder Theater, Boulder, CO In some regards, a Gogol Bordello show is kind of like sex: It's a sweaty and exhausting experience, one that you can't really fully comprehend until you're balls-deep in it. Sure, you can sneak peeks at your dad' ... More >>

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    May 3, 2010

    B.o.B and Gogol Bordello top sellers at local record stores

    ​Atlanta-based rapper B.o.B.'s Adventures of Bobby Ray, which dropped last week on Atlantic, claimed the number two and three slots at Albums on the Hill and Independent Records, respectively, while Gogol Bordello's fifth studio album, Trans-Continental Hustle, released last week on Columbia a ... More >>

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    December 16, 2009

    Top Ten Cover Songs of the Decade

    Arcade Fire goes undercover.​There have been billions of songs written in the last decade but sometimes it's not the new ones that matter, it's the reimaginings. Some people argue a great cover song is decided by it's accuracy to the original, others want something new to be brought into the m ... More >>

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    October 15, 2009
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    January 20, 2009

    The bloodletting starts at Clear Channel Denver

    The December 17 blog "Clear Channel's Lee Larsen Talks About Possible Layoffs at Denver Stations" noted strong rumors about impending staff cuts at the area outlets owned by the Texas-based mega-corp: five FMs -- KTCL/93.3 FM, The Party/95.7 FM, KBCO/97.3 FM, The Fox/103.5 FM and KBPI/106.7 FM -- an ... More >>

  • Music

    September 27, 2007 Sets the Pace

    The hip-hop arm of is ready for the big takeover.

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    July 12, 2007

    Chris Cornell Is Free at Last

    Audioslaves former frontman can now go his own way.

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    July 11, 2007
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    December 29, 2005

    Say What?

    The top WTF moments of 2005.

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    November 17, 2005

    Casting Stones

    P.O.D.'s co-founder takes on Christians who question his group's faith.

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    September 29, 2005

    Down Is Up

    System of a Down is rock's least likely success story.

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    August 4, 2005

    The Beatdown

    KTCL Locals Only host Alf is considerably less alien than I remember.

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    August 19, 2004

    Paradise Found

    Two years ago, the Velvet Teen took the road less traveled -- and that has made all the difference.

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    May 13, 2004

    Poetry in Motion

    Saul Williams is a thought-provoking Renaissance man who has a way with words.

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    January 29, 2004


    Despite drugs, demons and an ever-revolving cast, the Brian Jonestown Massacre refuses to go gently into the night.

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    November 20, 2003

    Fade to Black

    Jay-Z hosts a listening party for his latest opus, The Black Album.

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    February 20, 2003

    Slave New World

    Tom Morello's advice about Audioslave? Don't believe the hype.

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    January 9, 2003

    Chin Music

    Henry Rollins takes no prisoners, wants no sympathy and gives good quote.

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    August 10, 2000

    Play It As It Slays

    Slayer hasn't stopped giving the devil his due.

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    January 27, 2000

    Sound the Revolution

    System of a Down fights a different battle of Los Angeles.

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    July 30, 1998

    On the Money

    Beastie Boy pal Money Mark likes to make new music the old-fashioned way.

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    January 1, 1998
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    March 20, 1997
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    March 6, 1997

    Run, Reverend, Run

    Run-D.M.C. has seen the light--and wants to show it to you.

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    November 21, 1996
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    November 7, 1996
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    October 24, 1996

    Lab Rats

    Laetitia Sadier on Stereolab's experiments in sound.

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    April 26, 1995