Not Fade Away
If you were one of the fortunate households to have MTV in late 1983 and through 1984, you knew every inch of Billy Idol. It was in those nascent years of the channel that Idol’s career was launched, and an album took him from clubs at the first start of the tour, to stadiums at end.
A lot of people write about Transatlanticism in the framework of The O.C., but that’s a narrative that is like congratulating Nike for their hard work on Michael Jordan’s legacy.
‘Vs.’ set records in the week and a half it took to sell 1.3 million copies in October 1993, and coupled with Nirvana’s feminist-minded In Utero a month earlier, it was the moment where the bands overlapped most in popularity and political-mindedness.
Decades after its release, ‘Nothing’s Shocking’ routinely pops up on “Best Albums Of All Time” charts. But if anyone ever puts together a “Most Deceptively Titled Albums Of All Time,” Nothing’s Shocking may top the list.
Producer Flemming Rasmussen talks to us about the storied production of ‘…And Justice For All’, and Jason Newsted offers his theory on where his bass parts disappeared to.
Lost in all the hoopla about the state of Metallica was the music of Metallica, and they were never as brutal as they were on “St. Anger.” We revisit the album on the occasion of its ten-year anniversary.
The forthcoming tribute album Rave On Buddy Holly features covers from [lastfm]Julian Cassablancas[/lastfm], [lastfm]Modest Mouse[/lastfm], [lastfm]My Morning Jacket[/lastfm], [lastfm]The Black Keys[/lastfm] and others. Watch [lastfm]Florence & The Machine[/lastfm]‘s rendition of “Not Fade Away.”