Born on the outskirts of Motown and raised in the shadow of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Joe has been writing about rock music since interviewing Shudder to Think's Craig Wedren for his high school newspaper -- back when bands like Shudder to Think were recording for major labels. He's written for the Cleveland Free Times, Alternative Press, the Village Voice, SuicideGirls and a variety of other online publications and blogs, some of which have not existed in years. He started with Townsquare in 2011 writing for Loudwire and Ultimate Classic Rock, and has been with Diffuser.fm since it launched in spring 2012.
Top 10 Cliff Burton Metallica Songs
We remember Cliff Burton with our picks for the Top 10 songs from his time in Metallica.
20 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Jack White
With Jack White's second solo album, 'Lazaretto,' out this month and a summer calendar full of headlining gigs and festival dates already heating up, now's the perfect time to check out some crazy and cool facts about the famed White Stripes/Raconteurs/Dead Weather rocker that yo…
TV’s Most Surreal Music Performances – Weezer on ‘Yo Gabba Gabba!’
If you happen to be the parent of a toddler and not afraid of television permanently rotting the little dude or dudette's brain -- or if you've ever spent a few hours trying to keep a rambunctious two year old entertained -- you know there are two kinds of children's television shows.
Neutral Milk Hotel, Judas Priest and Nas Keep Austin’s Fun Fun Fun Fest Weird
It takes a lot for the Fun Fun Fun Fest to live up to its name, but the 2014 edition of the annual gathering in Austin seems primed to do just that.
TV’s Most Surreal Musical Performances – Nine Inch Nails on ‘Dance Party USA’
Trent Reznor can laugh about it all he wants these days, but there must have been at least a part of him that was thrilled for the chance to parade his Nine Inch Nails in front of a national television audience on 'Dance Party USA' in the months following the release of their debut album, …
Arcade Fire Offer Peek Behind the Disco Ball With Tour Documentary
Last September, Arcade Fire treated fans to a bizarre, Roman Coppola-helmed promotional short in advance of their 'Reflektor' album.
7 Rockers Who Went Broke
Many rock stars have learned that money doesn't buy happiness, but raking in a bunch of loot and then and then losing it certainly can have you singing the blues.
TV’s Most Surreal Music Performances – Beck, Thurston Moore and Mike D
Beck was just 23 and still two months away from busting into the Top 10 with 'Loser' when he popped up on '120 Minutes' for a totally bizarre appearance with guest host Thurston Moore on Feb. 20, 1994.
TV’s Most Surreal Music Performances – Public Image Ltd.
Given the disastrous experience of the Sex Pistols' sole U.S. tour -- a 1978 jaunt through the deep south that lasted just two weeks before the band broke up in a blur of riots and regret -- the first trip through the states by singer John Lydon (formerly Johnny Rotten)'s post-Pistols…
Bonnaroo’s 2014 Lineup Is Its Most Melting-Pot Diverse Ever
Jack White, Kanye West and Elton John top the wide-ranging group of artists scheduled to play 2014's edition of the annual Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. This year's fest will take place in Manchester, Tenn., over the weekend of June 12-15.
The Worst Rock Tattoos Ever
When it comes to rock tattoos, there are cool ones, there are bad ones and then there are those that people wake up in a daze with, unsure how they got them and hoping that perhaps they are only temporary (they're not). Not all of the following ink pieces fall into that third category -- but th…
Punk Icons Then and Now
Nearly four decades after the creation of punk rock, many of the genre's iconic stars are still going strong. Some continue rocking with the bands that first made them famous, while others are soldiering on with new groups or venturing into non-musical creative pursuits. How have your favorite …