Posts Tagged ‘Rage Against The Machine’

May 19th, 2010 - 2:51 am § in True/Slant

McLovin starts band that gets attention because McLovin is in it

All New York Magazine‘s Vulture blog needed was a short headline and YouTube video to get the point across: McLovin Is in a Band! Yep. McLovin is in a band. Stop the Internetz! Such news is of vital importance, especially when actor-musician Christopher Mintz-Plasse is referred to as the nickn[...]

December 31st, 2009 - 2:55 am § in True/Slant

Music In 2009: A Review

It’s hard to sum up an entire year of pop music in one concise “best of” list. Instead, here’s a tidy little look at some of the highs and lows in pop music over the past year: Hip-Huh?: The New Yorker‘s Sasha Frere-Jones declared that hip-hop was dead and upset a lot o[...]

December 20th, 2009 - 3:14 pm § in True/Slant

Rage Gets Christmas Single No. 1 Spot

Well, the battle between a kinda old political song and a pretty hollow Miley Cyrus cover has been decided. Rage Against The Machine’s 1992 single “Killing in the Name” sold more than 500,000 copies in the last week, more than enough to beat Joe McElderry’s “The Climb&#[...]

December 19th, 2009 - 7:34 pm § in True/Slant

Rage Against Simon Cowell

For the first time in who knows how long, all eyes are on the British music charts in a battle of Christmas spirits. The Christmas single is, as is my understanding of Love Actually, a pretty big deal. The group or artist that manages to sell the most copies of their newest song during the holiday [...]

November 8th, 2009 - 7:23 pm § in True/Slant

Musicians, torture and morality

A lot has been said about the musicians who have joined The National Campaign to Close Guantanamo, but none of them are quite as deliriously out-of-touch-and-context with what Keep America Safe‘s director Debra Burlingame told The Washington Times [via TwentyFourBit]: “It’s almost [...]

December 16th, 2008 - 5:51 pm § in Perfect Lines

One Last Fall Out…

The Village Voice wrote that a secret show by Fall Out Boy in NYC’s Washington Square Park was shut down by police earlier today. This prompted Patrick Stump to perform some a cappella renditioning of the band’s material, not unlike the highly politicized and potentially-violent confront[...]

September 7th, 2008 - 3:18 pm § in Perfect Lines

More News After This Quick Commercial Break

Mountain Dew commercials rarely make me sit up and pay attention – I simply don’t like their product or most of their commercials. But, towards the end of this ad, which begins with the familiar trope of extreme people drink Mountain Dew, I practically jumped out of my seat: [youtube=htt[...]

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