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.
20 Things You Didn’t Know About Nirvana’s ‘Nevermind’
Oh well, whatever...
Top 10 Cliff Burton Metallica Songs
We remember Cliff Burton with our picks for the Top 10 songs from his time in Metallica.
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, 'Pretty Hate Machine.'
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.
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 that's only because we can't verify the state any of these people were in when they got them. Trust us, all of them look horrendous enough to be classified as worse than bad.
Unseen Kurt Cobain Suicide Scene Photos Published
We thought for sure that by now, on the 19th anniversary of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain's death, every last shred of documentation regarding the iconic rocker's suicide would have been unearthed. Turns out we were wrong.
Ramones Biopic On the Way, Says Johnny Ramones’ Widow
Late Ramones guitarist Johnny Ramone's widow Linda thinks the iconic punk band's legacy is pretty well taken care of, save for one missing thing: a Hollywood movie. Linda isn't certain if it will be a full-band biopic, or whether it will be based on Johnny's autobiography, 'Commando,' or something else, but she insists there's something in the works. "I have offers right now to do a Ramones m
Foo Fighters Starting New Album Today? Dave Grohl Says So
It turns out that Dave Grohl wasn't exaggerating when he said there's "pretty much an entire" new Foo Fighters record ready to record. That news, which came from the mouth of Dave last week, was an exciting surprise for Foo fans who were resigned to the idea that the band would be on an indefinite hiatus while Grohl focuses on his 'Sound City' movie, his supporting Sound City Players all
Red Hot Chili Peppers Release New Single, ‘Never Is A Long Time’ [Listen]
The latest and third overall single from the Red Hot Chili Peppers' new 7-inch single series has surfaced. 'Never Is a Long Time' and the B-side 'Love of Your Life' are now available for purchase as a 7-inch vinyl single via Warner Bros. Records or as digital downloads through iTunes. Both songs are also streaming below.
Smashing Pumpkins’ Billy Corgan Opening Chicago Tea House
Despite all his rage he is still just a ... tea house barista? After various construction issues delayed the opening several months, Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan has announced that his new Chinese tea house Madam Zuzu's will open its doors on Thursday (Sept. 13) in his hometown of Chicago. Corgan will celebrate the opening Thursday with a few acoustic performances in the new space, alth