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.
TV’s Most Surreal Music Performances – David Bowie on ‘Johnny Carson’
We're not exactly sure what kind of music iconic late-night talk-show host Johnny Carson really dug.
Are Josh Homme and Trent Reznor Planting the Seeds for Their Own Music Fest?
The way Josh Homme sees it, if things go well on Queens of the Stone Age's upcoming co-headlining tour of Australia with Nine Inch Nails, the concept could be expanded to a sort of touring festival that's inspired by the curatorial aspects of Trent Reznor's Beats Audio streaming music…
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…
10 Bands Influenced by Ray Manzarek and the Doors
Jim Morrison's deep, bellowing baritone was the voice of the Doors, but it was Ray Manzarek's signature Vox Continetal organ playing that was the heart and soul of the band's sound.
Adele Tops Rich List in British Newspaper
Adele has topped The Sunday Times' annual Rich List for musicians aged 30 and under in Britain and Ireland, thanks to an estimated worth of $46 million, the British paper announced today (April 11). Florence Welch and Lily Allen also made the top ten. U2 and Chris Martin, meanwhile, have made strong…
Mark Ronson Worked on Paul McCartney’s New Album
Mark Ronson has recorded three new song with Paul McCartney that are bound for the Beatles legend's next solo album. "It's really good. He writes really good songs," the DJ/producer tells Billboard. "He understands that you're so nervous to be working with Paul McCartney 'cause everyo…
Mountain Jam 2013 Adds Gaslight Anthem, Michael Franti & Spearhead + More
Jersey rockers the Gaslight Anthem, reggae-tinged festival faves Michael Franti & Spearhead and electronic duo Big Gigantic are among the artists that have been added to the lineup of Mountain Jam 2013, scheduled for June 6 through 9 at the Hunter Mountain ski resort in Hunter, N.Y.
Soundgarden Announce Spring 2013 Tour Dates
Soundgarden are headed back out on the road. Fresh off a round of U.S. dates in support of last year's 'King Animal,' their first album in more than 15 years, the veteran grunge goliaths have announced a second U.S. tour leg that's slated to kick off on May 3 in Atlantic City, N.…
David Bowie: ‘X Factor’ Judge? Simon Cowell’s Trying
"Why Bowie?" asks Simon Cowell upon announcing his pursuit of David Bowie -- yes, that David Bowie -- as a judge on the next season of the U.K. edition of the reality TV singing show 'The X Factor.' The question seems unnecessary -- why not is more appropriate -- but Cowe…
Radiohead Will Begin New Album in September
It's still seven long months away, but at least it's a date. Radiohead have revealed plans to return to the studio in September to begin working on a follow-up to their 2011 album 'The King of Limbs.'