Chris Kissel is a writer based in Los Angeles.
21 Artists Indebted to Rage Against the Machine
Rage Against the Machine may be long gone, but they helped inspire a new era of political antagonism in music.
Groundhog Day: The 16 Best Bands That Came Back Again (and Again)
In honor of Groundhog Day (the holiday, but mostly the Bill Murray flick), we bring you the 16 best bands that couldn't stay together, then couldn't stay apart.
Florence + the Machine to Replace Foo Fighters as Glastonbury Headliners
The British outfit will step up to the main spot after Dave Grohl's broken leg forced Foo Fighters to pull out.
U2 Fans Open Record Store Day Release Only to Find Tool EP Inside
First, U2 was sneaking Songs of Innocence into your iTunes account. Now, they're having the opposite problem.
Which U.S. Cities Have the Most Record Stores?
Do you live in one of the best cities in the U.S. for vinyl?
Sub Pop Founder Bruce Pavitt Recalls the Birth of ‘Indie’ and Reflects on Today’s Music In…
Bruce Pavitt's new book, Sub Pop USA: The Subterranean Pop Music Anthology, 1980-1988, documents a world before "indie" was a thing.
Should Musicians Make Stronger Political Statements? Be Careful What You Wish For
Should artists speak out on big, important social issues just because they can? Even if you don't have anything to say?
Greedy Trick-or-Treater Caught Taking Fistfuls of Candy From Halloween ‘Honor Bowl’
Bill Michaels, a radio personality in Davenport, Iowa, decided to conduct a little Halloween experiment. Instead of answering his front door for each and every trick-or-treater, he set an 'honor bowl' full of candy on his front porch with a sign that read: "Take One, Please.&Close…
Foo Fighters Announce Washington D.C. Show for New Episode of ‘Sonic Highways’
The Foo Fighters just announced they'll take the stage this Friday, Oct. 24 for a special show at the Black Cat in Washington, D.C.
U.S. Begins Airstrikes Against ISIS in Syria
The U.S. began "intense" operations in Syria against the terror group ISIS early Tuesday, sending bombers, fighters, and Tomahawk missiles into ISIS-dominated territory in the northern part of the country.
The Replacements at the Top of Their Game at New York City Reunion Stop
The Replacements’ reunion stop at Forest Hills Stadium in Queens last night (Sept. 20) was the dignified coda -- if that's even what it is -- that the band deserves.
Total Abuse Talk About Band’s Implosion and Plans for New LP – Exclusive Interview
Rusty Kelley hangs out in front of a house in Far Rockaway, N.Y., a suburban neighborhood 25 miles outside of Manhattan, smoking a cigarette.