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.
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.
One Tiny Czech Village Presses More Vinyl Than Any Other Place in the World
If you've purchased a decent amount of records, there is a good chance at least a few of them were pressed in a tiny village in the Czech Republic.
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.
Warren Haynes On New Gov’t Mule Live Releases + Life After the Allman Brothers
Warren Haynes is celebrating Gov't Mule's 20th anniversary the right way -- by putting out a bunch of great music.
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 they don't have anything to say?
The New Basement Tapes, a Group of Folk-Rock Superfriends, Take On Bob Dylan
The New Basement Tapes is an experiment not entirely without precedent.
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.
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.