Darryl Smyers


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  • 5 years ago | Profiles

    In spite of a mind-boggling amount of personnel changes (including two members leaving and then returning), Corrosion of Conformity has nevertheless remained consistent for over three decades. Currently whittled down to the trio of bassist/singer ...

  • 5 years ago | Profiles

    Best known as the leader of the legendary '80s alternative band the Dream Syndicate, Steve Wynn has found surprising success in channeling his love of baseball into his songwriting. A few years back, Wynn found another baseball junkie, Scott McCau...

  • 6 years ago | Profiles

    When Richard Reinhardt auditioned to become a member of the Ramones in 1983, few knew what an asset he would be to the legendary punk outfit. Not only could Richie Ramone play the hell out of the drums, he could also sing and write songs. With Ric...

  • 9 years ago | Music News

    Known for a hybrid of alt-country and post-grunge, Athens, Georgia's Dead Confederate created quite a critical buzz with the release of its 2008 debut full-length, Wrecking Ball, whose bipolar cacophony had many folks comparing the band to both Ni...

  • 11 years ago | Music News

    Not really a threesome (tour manager Nolan McGuire often plays guitar for live shows), Alkaline Trio is one of the best purveyors of catchy, thoughtful punk/hardcore at a time when fashion sense and well-applied eyeliner have sadly become the modu...

  • 13 years ago | Music News

    Possessing one of the most recognizable voices in rock, Richard Butler has delivered his stylish rasp for nearly three decades. With the Psychedelic Furs, Butler helped bridge the gap between punk and art, between the Sex Pistols and Roxy Music. H...

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