Wayne Coyne talks technical difficulties and the Flaming Lips return to Riot Fest
True Story: We interviewed the singer from the bathroom.
When I spoke to Flaming Lips’ frontman Wayne Coyne, I told him at the beginning of our phone call that if it sounded strange on my end of the line, it was because I was calling from a gender neutral bathroom in Chicago’s Second City…
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Inspired by Rob Zombie, We Wrote Our Own Horror Movie Plots
The musician / director / artist will play White Zombie's 'Astro-Creep 2000' at Riot Fest 2016
Rob Zombie will play White Zombie's classic fourth album, Astro-Creep: 2000 – Songs of Love, Destruction and Other Synthetic Delusions of the Electric Head at Riot Fest on Sunday night. The album, which came out in 1995, showcased the band's heaviest and most industrial side to date, and like its…
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Franz Nicolay Reflects on The Hold Steady’s Boys and Girls in America
Read a Riot Fest Exclusive by the keyboardist and learn about his new memoir!
  Following their amazing set at Riot Fest Denver, we're even more thrilled that the The Hold Steady will perform its seminal 2006 release, Boys and Girls In America, in its entirety at Riot Fest Chicago on Saturday September 17.  Comprised of vocalist Craig Finn, guitarist/vocalist Tad Kubler, keyboardist Franz…
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Mike Ness Looks Back at Social Distortion’s ‘White Light, White Heat, White Trash’
The punk icon takes us track-by-track through the heaviest record of the band's career.
On September, 17, 1996, Social Distortion released its fifth album, White Light, White Heat, White Trash. The band, which had formed in Los Angeles in 1978, had long been known for its streetwise punk rock that over the years had grown to include influences from…
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Darkthrone Frontman Elected To Local Town Council Against His Will
“My campaign was a picture of me holding my cat saying, ‘Please don’t vote for me.’”
Glyve “Fenriz” Nagell, metal legend and half of Norwegian black metal band Darkthrone has a new job, city Councilman. “My campaign was a picture of me holding my cat saying, ‘Please don’t vote for me.’” Fenriz explained to Clyrvnt how he was involuntarily elected, “They called and…
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