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10 Bands Named After Genitalia

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You’d think naming your band after genitalia would be provocative, and in the case of a political protest band like Pussy Riot or all-girl punk band The Slits, you’d be correct in that assumption. But some band names are more subtle. Just think of The Flaming Lips and Whitesnake, who have more creative euphemisms that you maybe didn’t pick up on. Even dad-rock favorite Steely Dan got a sneaky sex reference into their name!

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10 Bands That Broke Up Long After We Quit Caring

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Last week, the Black Crowes’ Rich Robinson announced that southern rock band was splitting. Years have passed since the group’s `90s heyday, so did fans even care?

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#DescribeYourSexLifeWithABand Has Gone Viral + It’s TMI (And Hilarious)

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Keeping your sex life private used to be a thing. Now that it’s 2015, we don’t shy away from the once taboo topic, we add to the discussion on Twitter. The hashtag #DescribeYourSexLifeWithABand has taken on a life of its own so we’ve compiled a short list of the 10 best tweets with our own saucy commentary that fits under 140 characters.

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Exclusive: Marina and the Diamonds Previews Her Delicious New Album ‘Froot’

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“This one feels different,” Marina Diamandis (aka Marina and the Diamonds) said, during a brief pause in her 3-song acoustic set promoting her third album Froot, due out on April. She performed to a rapt audience on a make-shift stage festooned with grape leaves and bright fake fruit at the Atlantic Records offices yesterday. She continued, “This one is very important to me. I’m sure everyone says that about all their albums, but it’s very true for me right now.”

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The 10 Greatest Rock Movies You’ll Never See

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Try to imagine a Beatles-produced Lord of the Rings starring Paul McCartney as Frodo and John Lennon as Gollum. Now ponder A Clockwork Orange with Mick Jagger as bowler-hatted psycho Alex and Keith Richards as his number-two droog, Georgie. How about Pink Floyd scoring the otherworldly soundtrack to Dune? Or Van Halen blowing up Rock-‘n’ Roll High School?

While these premises may sound like bong-scented conversation snippets among vintage rock and cult movie fans, each and every one of those film possibilities came tantalizingly close to becoming celluloid reality.

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