Trapt Drummer Makes ‘Bittersweet’ Decision to Quit Band After Singer’s Political Rants

Last year was a bizarre one for many bands, but Trapt might take the WTF cake. They first made headlines in April for a feud with Ice-T, then tried to defend some rough sales numbers, and ended 2020 with a Facebook and Twitter account ban after singer Chris Taylor Brown went on some pretty cringeworthy […]

January 24, 2021

Nandi Bushell Covers My Chemical Romance’s ‘Welcome to the Black Parade’

Nandi Bushell began the month learning about Britpop with a cover of Blur’s “Song 2,” and now she’s going through her “emo phase.” On Sunday, the 10-year-old uploaded a video where she drums along to My Chemical Romance’s “Welcome to the Black Parade,” dressed in a marching band suit. “I love being able to let […]

Sheila E Announces Biopic About Her ‘Beautiful’ Relationship With Prince

Sheila E. is making a biopic about her longtime relationship with Prince. On Friday, the famed percussionist announced Girl Meets Boy in a brief Facebook post that reads: “Coming soon…Sheila E. to release ‘Girl Meets Boy’, a film telling the beautiful story of her time with Prince. Stay Tuned.” Coming soon…Sheila E. to release “Girl Meets […]

Panic! Attack: Our 2006 Panic! At the Disco Cover

This article originally appeared in SPIN in October 2006 It’s just past 2 A.M. some-where outside Detroit, and the tension on Panic! At the Disco’s tour bus would send the most devoted groupie scurrying. “I hate Jon,” ruminative guitarist and co-songwriter Ryan Ross quietly announces, referring to bassist Jon Walker. “I’ve never felt it this […]

Eminem Prepares to (Literally) Fight His Demons in ‘Higher’ Video

Eminem premiered his “Higher” video on Saturday, ahead of the UFC 257: Poirier vs. McGregor 2 event. The black-and-white clip shows Shady preparing to fight his demons (literally), and is interspersed with real UFC footage. ESPN’s Michael Eaves and UFC chief Dana White make cameos midway through, during a mock interview with the rapper ahead of his […]

January 23, 2021

Flaming Lips Successfully Perform First Space Bubble Concert

They officially pulled it off. On Friday night, the Flaming Lips successfully performed the first of two space bubble concerts at Oklahoma City’s The Criterion after postponing the original dates due to rising COVID-19 numbers. The venue’s floor was filled with 100 bubbles, which could fit up to three people each, and every member of […]

Kodak Black Addresses Trump’s Pardon in New Song ‘Last Day In’

During his last night in office, Donald Trump granted clemency to a handful of notable inmates, including Kodak Black. Shortly after his release, the rapper tweeted thanks to the former president. “I Want To Thank The President @RealDonaldTrump For His Commitment To Justice Reform And Shortening My Sentence,” he wrote. “I Also Want To Thank […]

10 Travel Questions With Blag Dahlia of the Dwarves

Punk rock legend Blag Dahlia (Paul Cafaro) has been touring the world for over 30 years as founder and lead singer of “The Dwarves.” Courting controversy is second nature to the band, though it always comes after solid hard-core musicality and Paul’s inspired song lyrics. The Dwarves have produced fourteen albums, several music videos, and […]