Kenneth Partridge's work has appeared in such publications as USA Today, the Village Voice and the Hartford Courant, as well as online at MTV Hive and HowAboutWe, among other sites. He's helped to edit two encyclopedias -- one on Latin music, the other on reggae -- and penned biographies about Louis Armstrong and the opera singer Marian Anderson. He lives in Brooklyn, N.Y., with his beloved wife and slightly less beloved record collection.
Pixies Release ‘Bagboy,’ First New Song Since 2004 – Watch the Video
The Pixies have unveiled 'Bagboy,' their first new song in nine years. 'Bagboy' arrived early this morning via an email from the group's publicist and tweet from their official account, and there's already a video up on YouTube (watch it below). The shocking news comes mere weeks after the Pixies announced the departure of bassist Kim Deal, who apparently does not play on the track, despite the pr
Doors Keyboardist Ray Manzarek Dead at 74
Ray Manzarek, founding keyboardist for the Doors, died earlier today (May 20) at the RoMed Clinic in Rosenheim, Germany, according to a press release. The 74-year-old rock legend had been battling bile duct cancer, and he's said to have died with his wife, Dorothy, and two brothers by his side.
Smashing Pumpkins Wrap SXSW 2013 at Red Bull Sound Select Showcase
As Prince blew minds and brought the funk at La Zona Rosa, the Smashing Pumpkins closed out SXSW 2013 with their own exclusive Austin showcase, performing at the Red Bull Sound Select Stage for a crowd of 350. As mxdwn.com reports, Billy Corgan and the gang turned in a career-spanning set, mixing such classics as 'Cherub Rock' (watch above) and 'Tonight, Tonight' with cuts from last year's 'Oceani
David Bowie Announces New Album, Unveils New Song + Video
David Bowie has shocked fans with the release of a new song, 'Where Are We Now?' and news of a new album, his first since 2003. The announcement came early this morning (Jan. 8), as the rock icon -- a recluse in recent years -- celebrated his 66th birthday by launching a new website and dishing on the details of his long-awaited comeback.
Green Day Announce Rescheduled 2013 Tour Dates
The new year is already looking rosy for Green Day fans, as the band has announced a string of rescheduled 2013 tour dates. The pop-punk trio was forced to scrap a series of shows earlier this year, after singer Billie Joe Armstrong entered rehab for undisclosed substance-abuse issues, but now, things appear to be back on track, and the group will cruise through North America in March and April 20
Paul McCartney Fronting Nirvana Reunion at 12-12-12 Hurricane Sandy Benefit?
Paul McCartney will stand in for the late Kurt Cobain and front a Nirvana reunion at tonight's 12-12-12 Hurricane Sandy Benefit at New York's Madison Square Garden, according to rumors sweeping the Internet. The story stems from Britain's Sun newspaper, which reports that Dave Grohl recently asked the Beatles legend to "jam with some mates," and that those additional musicians wound up b
Funniest Guitar Faces
The guitar face -- the look axemen get when they're too caught up in the majesty of shredding to worry about how ridiculous they look -- is typically associated with metal and classic rock. Fans of these genres have long embraced guitar solos, which tend to produce the funniest guitar faces, but even in alt-rock and indie, where musicianship is less of a factor, and power chords sometimes take the