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.
Electric Daisy Carnival 2013 Adds Chicago Dates
Electric Daisy Carnival has announced plans to spend a weekend in Chicago this summer, en route to the EDM festival's annual weekend in Las Vegas. The Carnival will touch down in the Windy City at the Chicagoland Speedway over Memorial Day weekend, which runs May 24-26.
Flaming Lips’ Laser Hands Stolen in Australia
If you've seen the Flaming Lips live, you know all about the crazy multimedia show they put on. The spectacle includes a wild light show, bubbles, balloons, buckets of confetti and singer Wayne Coyne's giant laser-shooting hands. Unfortunately, the Lips report that those specialized hands went missi…
The Decemberists Visit ‘The Simpsons’
The Decemberists made their previously announced visit to the town of Springfield on the Fox animated comedy 'The Simpsons' last night. The group sat in as the elementary school's new music teachers in an episode about the town becoming hipper when a couple -- played by 'Portlandia' stars Fred Armis…
Lady Gaga Playing Amy Winehouse In Biopic?
Lady Gaga has been named as a "great" choice to play Amy Winehouse in a biopic by none other than the later singer's dad, Mitch Winehouse. Speaking to Heat, Mitch told the publication that a Winehouse movie was definitely in the works and that Gaga would be perfect for the role. "Ther…
fun. Cover ‘Sleigh Ride’ [Listen]
Get in the holiday spirit with fun.'s version of 'Sleigh Ride,' a Christmas classic that the band recently recorded and contributed to the new Starbuck's 'Holidays Rule' compilation.
Green Day Announce ‘¡Quatro!’ Documentary
What comes after '¡Uno!,' '¡Dos!' and '¡Tre!?' '¡Quatro!,' of course, although Green Day won't be following their new trilogy of albums with a fourth record. '¡Quatro!' announced today, will not be another…
Bat for Lashes Unveil Three New ‘Haunted Man’ Songs
A new Soundcloud sampler featuring six songs from Bat for Lashes' forthcoming 'The Haunted Man' album has been posted online. The player features three tunes ('Laura,' 'Marilyn' and 'All Your Gold') that have previously surfaced online, plus three cuts (&…
The Killers Perform ‘Runaways’ on ‘Letterman’
"If the question ever comes up do you like the Killers," David Letterman said by way of an introduction to the band's performance Thursday on the 'Late Show With David Letterman,' "let me tell you something: The answer is always yes." With that, frontman Brandon Flowers and the b…
Foo Fighters Rock iPhone 5 Launch Event
An unplugged version of the Foo Fighters hit the stage of San Francisco's Yerba Buena Center for the Arts this afternoon (Sept. 12) to close out Apple's iPhone 5 launch event, during which the computer company unveiled the latest version of its popular smartphone.
Adele Recording James Bond Theme Song?
Adele reportedly paid a visit to London's famed Abbey Road recording studios to work on a song that will be played over the closing credits of the next James Bong movie, 'Skyfall,' claims British newspaper The Sun.
9/11 Anniversary Features: Looking Back, Rising Above
Each year, the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks in New York, Washington, D.C., and Shanksville, Pa., is a time for reflection on a day that will forever live on in infamy. It's also a chance to see how different people cope with tragedy in different ways, and some of the ways the rock stars refl…