Black Rebel Motorcycle Club formed in the late '90s after Peter Hayes left the Brian Jonestown Massacre, when he and his high school friend Robert Been, son of the late Michael Been of the Call, started the band, influenced by acts like the Verve, Loop and the Jesus and Mary Chain. BRMC's self-title ... More >>
Over the next few weeks, Backbeat will be finishing our count down of the twenty most fabled moments in Denver music history. Today, we take a look back at Barry Fey's Denver Pop Festival, a three-night musical event in June 1969 that culminated with the final appearance of the Jimi Hendrix Experien ... More >>
Former stolen valor arrestee Rick Strandlof has been many people in his life...two of whom were completely fabricated. But he has never been formally charged with profiting from his personalities -- nor is he the only person to have spun tall tales to change his life. Click through for stories from ... More >>
Big photos below.Most local news outlets aren't using the name of the sixteen-year-old Utah student who met with Columbine principal Frank DeAngelis a month before being arrested, along with eighteen-year-old Dallin Morgan, in an alleged plot to blow up their high school. But Utah media is id ... More >>
Abu Mybutt.Have you always wondered about the juvenile idiots who post hateful screeds in the comments section of newspapers, TV stations and blogs?
Have you wondered if they were twisted gun nuts living in mountain cabins or douchey frat boys living in their parents' basements? Did you wond ... More >>
Google introduced a new way of filtering search results last week: By reading level. You type something in and it tells you how many results fall into one of levels. Fair enough: if you're writing a research paper on sexual health or something, and thoughtful information would normal ... More >>
Bob Newman.As a former Marine gunnery sergeant, KOA radio host Bob Newman comes by his combativeness naturally. When politically liberal Colorado Media Matters, staffed by some of his most persistent critics, collapsed in March, Gunny Bob gleefully kicked the organization when it was down (an ... More >>
Mike Coffman's not happy with Colorado Ethics Watch.
After the Independent Ethics Commission failed to censure 6th District Congressman Mike Coffman, Colorado Ethics Watch director Chantall Taylor issued a statement expressing disappointment that the IEC had let Coffman off the hook so easily. Not ... More >>
ITS FAMOUS NIGHTSPOTS ARE UNDER THE GUN--AND THE ECCENTRIC CITY OF GLENDALE IS STARTING TO SOBER UP.CLEAN SWEEP A BUTTON-DOWN MAYOR IS WIELDING HIS CLOUT--AND TINY GLENDALE'S WIDE-OPEN WAYS MAY BE ABOUT TO CHANGE.