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Bottle Rockets
Bottle Rockets
Bottle Rockets

The Bottle Rockets‘ smart storytelling, heartland sensibilities and great guitars have earned them critical praise and diehard fans who’ve stuck with the Missouri band for 20 years. Preparing to once again head out on the...

 
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Alice Cooper
Alice Cooper
Alice Cooper

Rumored to be longtime rivals, shock rockers Alice Cooper and Marilyn Manson have just announced that they’ll join forces for the first time ever for “Masters of Madness: Shock Therapy,” a co-headlining summer tour. Manson has ...

 
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Stealing All Transmissions
Stealing All Transmissions
Stealing All Transmissions

In his book Stealing All Transmissions: A Secret History of the Clash, Randal Doane, an Assistant Dean of Studies at Oberlin College, puts his sociology degree to work as he tries to come to terms with the British punk band’s p...

 
Concert Recaps
 
Rolling Stones in Las Vegas with Katy Perry (credit: J. Bouquet)
Rolling Stones in Las Vegas with Katy Perry (credit: J. Bouquet)
Rolling Stones in Las Vegas with Katy Perry (credit: J. Bouquet)

While the Rolling Stones took the stage a good 45 minutes after a scheduled 8pm start time last night at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas, that didn’t keep the sold out audience from remaining on its feet for the duration of th...

 
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Tim Yanko: Then & Now
Tim Yanko: Then & Now
Tim Yanko: Then & Now

Tim Yanko was pretty surprised that I wanted to interview him at all. “The fact that you’re here and you’re listening to me talk about roller skating, well, that tickles me,” the Cleveland event planner commented as I snapped s...

 
 
Movie
 
The Iceman
The Iceman
The Iceman

When director Ariel Vromen first approached Michael Shannon about playing hit man Richard “Richie” Kuklinski in his biopic The Iceman, Shannon at first suggested he might want to find a bigger star to carry the movie. But Vrome...

 
 
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Iron Man 3
Iron Man 3
Iron Man 3
 

Iron Man 3: Fun, but not super

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May 5, 2013
 



There’s no denying that Robert Downey Jr. makes a good Tony Stark/Iron Man. He’s not as steely and cold as Christian Bale’s Batman, but he doesn’t need to be. Stark is a bit of an egotistical smart-ass and that comes naturally ...

 
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Capital Cities
Capital Cities
Capital Cities

A L.A. duo with an affinity for the kind of synth pop music that was popular in the ’80s, Capital Cities is currently on tour in advance of the release of its major label debut, In a Tidal Wave of Mystery, a terrific collection...