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    June 26, 2014

    Six musicians who should have been pro wrestlers

    Did you watch the most recent Wrestlemania? I didn't. I also haven't had a Mountain Dew in seven years. I guess this means I'm finally an real adult, which means I should do the mature thing and write a list for an audience of people who are mostly hung-over and sitting in cubicles. This week, I'll ... More >>

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    February 11, 2014

    The ten best Christian metal bands of all time

    Over the years, there have been plenty of Christian metal bands playing in a variety of styles, from death metal to metalcore to '80s metal. Some artists in this realm often wish critics and fans would focus less the religious aspect -- claiming it detracts from the music -- while others embrace the ... More >>

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    April 28, 2013

    Barry Fey is dead: Towering figure in Denver music scene passes away

    We've just learned that Barry Fey, a larger-than-life figure who helped put Denver on the music-business map, has died. At this writing, the circumstances of Fey's death have not been made public, but he has been ill of late. His personal Facebook page features a March 11 post that reads, "I am hap ... More >>

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    March 13, 2013

    The 50 worst rock/pop lyrics: The Complete list

    Well, here we are, at the end of the road of lyrical idiocy. As our countdown to crappiness finally culminates, we've trained our eye on some of the greatest lyricists in rock, who during select moments, greatly disappointed us with their valueless verse. These lyrics are all bad on their own terms, ... More >>

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    March 7, 2013

    The 50 worst rock/pop lyrics of all time: 40-31

    The countdown of total crappiness continues. Yesterday we laid out the back half of the of the top fifty worst rock and pop lyrics of all time, and today we present the other half, which is populated by Poison's "Unskinny Bop," the Rolling Stones' "Cocksucker Blues" and a bunch of other ill-conceive ... More >>

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    February 7, 2013
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    April 24, 2012

    Sutra being transformed into the Hive

    After a five-year run as Sutra, the space at 1109 Lincoln Street, once known as the Donkey Den, is closed for remodeling. If you've driven by, you've probably noticed that the place has received a fresh new coat of black and yellow paint. There's a good reason for that, and it has nothing to do with ... More >>

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    March 21, 2012

    A Christian-rock farewell tribute to Tebow

    Oh, Tim Tebow, how we are going to miss him. It's hard to believe it's been only a little over two years since he began turning professional football into a platform for religious expression. Now that Tebowmania is officially coming to an end in Denver, we thought it would be fitting to honor the ma ... More >>

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    September 14, 2010

    Pat Boone pounds his All-American meats for conservative causes launches November 1, so this photo will have to do for now, Boone fans.​Pat Boone, that icon of pure American goodness, has partnered up with a Colorado Springs company on a line of Pat Boone All-American Meats and will start selling his "delicious, tender, juicy, USDA, hand- ... More >>

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    November 4, 2009

    Heavy Rotation, our top spins for the week of November 2, 2009

    ​As music critics, the most common question we get asked (and ask each other, for that matter) is, "What are you listening to?" The pervasiveness of this query is precisely what inspired Heavy Rotation. For the benefit of those who happen to be curious, we've compiled a list of all the things we'r ... More >>

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    November 4, 2009

    Q&A with Oz Fox of Stryper

    ​Stryper arrived on the metal scene in 1984, clad in yellow and black spandex, and quickly became major players in the exploding melodic hard rock scene. The foursome played catchy tunes and won the ears of millions of listeners, but what stood out most and invited controversy, was the band's clea ... More >>

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    February 14, 2008

    Westword's Spiral Podcast: Scooter James

    Welcome to the first installment of Westword's Spiral podcast. This week, Love Me Destroyer's Scooter James gets in touch with his acoustic side and proclaims his love for Stryper. Download the episode here, or listen to the stream below.

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    November 9, 2007
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    May 27, 2004


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    August 14, 1997

    The Long Goodbye

    After thirty years, Barry Fey is stepping down. Sort of.

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    April 5, 1995