The Retro

“4th Of July” by Soundgarden – More Acid Trip Than Patriotism

“4th Of July” by Soundgarden is a song from the band’s fourth studio album Superunknown. Every summer I contemplate this track, what it means to me, and what it meant to Chris Cornell. If you blankly listen to the piece, you might get caught up in the lyrics and think it’s a red, white and …

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Korn’s “Untouchables” Turns 20

Wow. Its been twenty years ago today since the release of Korn’s fifth album Untouchables. The CD was released on June 11th, 2002 and has been wildly successful, with amazing tracks for any kind of Korn fan. To date the work has sold almost a million and a half copies. One of my favorites includes …

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Stone Temple Pilots “Core” Album Review

Stone Temple Pilots officially hit the rock music scene in 1992 with their release of Core, the explosive grunge album from a band that wasn’t from the grunge scene. STP originally came from San Diego, California, while artists known for grunge (think Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden and Alice In Chains) hailed from the North West …

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R.I.P. Taylor Hawkins of Foo Fighters

Rest in peace, Taylor Hawkins. On Friday, March 25th Foo Fighters released a statement announcing the shocking passing of the bands’ drummer, and one of Dave Grohl’s closest friends. He died in his hotel room in Bogota, Colombia after complaining of chest pains. Taylor, whose full name was Oliver Taylor Hawkins, was the long-time drummer …

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RHCP Release New Song “Poster Child”

Red Hot Chili Peppers just released another track from their upcoming album Unlimited Love, due to April 1st, 2022. The new song is titled “Poster Child”. The song feels like a throw back to 70’s and early 80’s funk and psychedelia rock. The animators for the official music video also felt the same way, not …

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R.I.P. Mark Lanegan (of Screaming Trees, Mad Season & QOTSA)

Rest in peace, Mark Lanegan. On Tuesday February 22nd, 2022 Lanegan’s family announced his passing. He was 57. Mark was the frontman and singer for the 90’s grunge band Screaming Trees. Their song “Nearly Lost You” was included in the Singles Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, which is considered one of the best grunge soundtracks of …

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Six Degrees of… Eminem & Dr. Dre…?

Have you ever played the game Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon? It works like this: you pick an actor arbitrarily, then you and your fellow game players connect the name to other actors until you connect them to the popular and prolific thespian, Kevin Bacon. It’s kinda funny, because you can almost always end up …

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Spoon Release New Album “Lucifer On The Sofa”

Spoon, the band, has been around almost as long as the eating utensil, almost… The group first released material back in 1994 with the EP Nefarious. And counting their new work, just released today, the rockers now have ten LP releases under their belt too. The new album, their tenth, is titled Lucifer On The …

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