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Revenge of the Nerd

Ben Folds takes on aggro-rawk with Rockin’ The Suburbs.

By Jeff Inman
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - Ben Folds is walking dangerously close to the edge. While he’s always been the thinking-geek’s piano pounder, he might be asking the impossible with his latest single, “Rockin’ The Suburbs.” The guitar-soaked—yeah,...

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Kill Rock Stars

Driven over the edge, Jeff Inman decides it’s time for some pompous popsters to meet their doom.

By Jeff Inman
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - Admit it—the world would be a better place if a few people accidentally got tossed into a wood chipper. Thankfully, some rockers will kick off on their own soon. But others need a little help climbing that stairway to heaven. So, with complete malice...

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Going Legit

With a new album and a new label, Kevin Bacon might finally be taken seriously as a musician.

By Jeff Inman
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - Let’s face it, Kevin Bacon has balls. He couldn’t be happy just being Hollywood’s six-pack-sporting everyman for the last 20 years, playing everything from a dance-aholic to a see-through psychopath to a worm terminator. No, he had to...

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Interstellar Funk

Galactic is all about butt-bumping blunts of groove that force you into a giddy state of perpetual motion.

By Jeff Inman
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - There’s a moment when it seems this whole jam-band thing has just gone too damned far. It’s on Galactic’s new live disc, We Love ’Em Tonight (Volcano). Just as the group is about to call it quits for the night, forcing throngs...

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Speed Freaks

After a five-year hiatus, The Crystal Method brings that beat back to the block.

By Jeff Inman
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - There’s one thing that’s always going to piss Ken Jordan off: when people compare his band, The Crystal Method, to Britain’s Chemical Brothers. When Method’s debut, Vegas, came out in 1997, critics fumbled over each other to claim...

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Punk Daddies

Older and wiser, Green Day is still trying to change the system -- this time from the inside.

By Jeff Inman
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - There’s not a lot for rock stars to do in Pontiac, Mich. Hell, there’s not a lot for anyone to do. The options: Sit in your hotel room and watch reruns of Adam 12, do whatever drugs you can find, or hit the Bass Pro Shop and stock up on some...

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Space Invader

Kool Keith is the world’s oddest and most innovative hip-hop artist -- just ask him.

By Jeff Inman
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - Kool Keith doesn’t get any love—well, not in his mind, at least. See, the frantic, ever-morphing rapper—he’s gone by the monikers Dr. Octagon, Dr. Dooom, Rhythm X, Black Elvis and a few others—has gotten critical praise dumped...

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Double Trouble

Everclear’s Art Alexakiis opens up his life twice with Songs From an American Movie -- sort of.

By Jeff Inman
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - It was a risky move. Back in the ’60s bands could release two albums a year and never really worry about overlap—just look at the Beatles—but it doesn’t work that way now. Singles can take months to hit. Albums can take even longer...

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God of Thunder

Monster Magnet’s Dave Wyndorf isn’t your average rock & roll uncle.

By Jeff Inman
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - They call him “Crazy” Uncle Dave. It’s not hard to understand why. Monster Magnet frontman Dave Wyndorf would freak any kid out, with the oil-spill mane, the all-leather wardrobe, the suspicion that he has tea with Satan once a month....

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Prozac Pop

Coldplay soothes the masses and scores free drinks with the mellow and the Yellow.

By Jeff Inman
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - Karma has a way of evening things out. Last year Coldplay was galloping up the British charts, spurred on by gobs of fawning press. The band might as well have printed up T-shirts that said, “We’re the new Travis—buy our record.”...
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