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.
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.
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 service.
Dropkick Murphys Raise $65K for Boston Marathon Bombing Victims
Boston natives the Dropkick Murphys have always been closely associated with their hometown, and the band has used that connection to help raise $65,000 for victims of the Boston Marathon bombings and their relatives. The Murphys raised the loot in less than 15 hours by selling a Beantown-themed t-shirt through the merchandise section of their website.
Courtney Love To Judge TV Reality Contest?
Why didn't we think of this? When Diffuser.fm unveiled our picks for Rockers We'd Like To See As 'The Voice' Mentors last year, Courtney Love was nowhere to be seen. But in retrospect, the walking drama magnet is the perfect choice to appear as a personality on a reality TV singing competition, and apparently, she's in talks to do just that.
Glastonbury 2013: Rolling Stones, Mumford & Sons + Arctic Monkeys Headlining
The Rolling Stones have been confirmed as headliners for the 2013 edition of the Glastonbury festival, which is set for the weekend of June 28-30 near Pilton, U.K. The Stones will headline Saturday night, with Arctic Monkeys (Friday) and Mumford and Sons (Sunday) joining them at the top of the bill.
Dave Grohl Asked PJ Harvey to Front Nirvana ‘Reunion’
Bringing together the surviving members of Nirvana with a different singer taking over for the late, great Kurt Cobain is a touchy subject, but Dave Grohl reveals he recently came up with the perfect person to fill Kurt's Converse All-Stars: PJ Harvey. Unfortunately, her schedule wouldn't allow it.
Ryan Adams Forms New Band Pornography, Plans Record Store Day Release
Ryan Adams has formed a punk band called Pornography with his old friends Leah Hennessey and Johnny T. Yerington, the latter of whom collaborated on his 'Rock N Roll' album. The group releases a seven-song 7-inch single titled '7 Minutes in Heaven' on April 20 as part of this year's Record Store Day festivities, and you can check out one new track from the band, 'Last Nite At the Opera,' below. Re
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
Phish Announce Summer 2013 North American Tour Dates
Attention, Phish fans: At least part of your summer has been planned out, as frontman Trey Anastasio and the boys have confirmed details of a summer trek that's slated to kick off on July 3 in Bangor, Maine, and run through an Aug. 30 to Sept. 1 Labor Day weekend stand in Commerce City, Colo.
Adele Not Playing Michelle Obama’s 50th Birthday Party After All
It turns out those rumors that Adele would be playing Michelle Obama's 50th birthday party next year were nothing more than that: rumors. A White House spokesperson has denied claims the British songbird and Super Bowl halftime star Beyonce had been lined up to perform at Obama's bash next January, blaming the whole fiasco on a British newspaper. “This is 100% false,” the spokesperson said, speaki