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Jan 17, 2015Music
WATCH: Dave Grohl’s Birthday Week Finished With Epic Chile Singalong [VIDEO]

WATCH: Dave Grohl’s Birthday Week Finished With Epic Chile Singalong [VIDEO]

The Foo Fighters are running around Argentina and Brazil for the next few days, but they were in Chile on...

Dec 24, 2014Music
Heavy Metal Christmas Carols: 15 Headbangin’ Holiday Hits [VIDEOS]

Heavy Metal Christmas Carols: 15 Headbangin’ Holiday Hits [VIDEOS]

Being born of Black Sabbath, heavy metal often boasts about being the devil’s music. However, the seductive power of Christmastime ...

Dec 22, 2014Music
Joe Cocker Dead at 70, Rocking in the ’60s and ’70s [VIDEO]

Joe Cocker Dead at 70, Rocking in the ’60s and ’70s [VIDEO]

Famously spazzy rock singer Joe Cocker has passed away at the age of 70, which is a goo time for...

Dec 16, 2014Music
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees 2015 Could Be Worse: Lou Reed, Green Day & More [VIDEOS]

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees 2015 Could Be Worse: Lou Reed, Green Day & More [VIDEOS]

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees for 2015 have been announced, and it’s not embarrassing. The official list: ...

Dec 3, 2014News
Ian McLagan, RIP: Rolling Stones Sideman & Rock and Roll Hall of Famer [VIDEO]

Ian McLagan, RIP: Rolling Stones Sideman & Rock and Roll Hall of Famer [VIDEO]

Ian McLagan is dead, and that’s a big loss to rock ‘n roll even if you don’t know his name....

Nov 11, 2014Music
Top 11 Military-Themed Metal Songs for Veterans Day, 11/11

Top 11 Military-Themed Metal Songs for Veterans Day, 11/11

November 11 is Veterans Day in the U.S.–and the COED staff joins the rest of the country in thanking and...

Nov 9, 2014Entertainment
November 9th: The Day Macaulay and McCartney Died (Except They Didn’t) [VIDEOS]

November 9th: The Day Macaulay and McCartney Died (Except They Didn’t) [VIDEOS]

Beloved Home Alone star Macauley Culkin is dead—but only on the Internet. In fact, the 34-year-old (mostly inactive) actor and...

Nov 8, 2014Music
AC/DC Drummer Phil Rudd Has Murder Charges Dropped — Let’s Hit “Sin City” [VIDEO]

AC/DC Drummer Phil Rudd Has Murder Charges Dropped — Let’s Hit “Sin City” [VIDEO]

On Thursday, AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd was arrested and accused by New Zealand authorities with attempting to “procure murder.” Within...

Nov 6, 2014Music
Phil Rudd Arrested For Attempted Murder: Here’s The AC/DC Homicidal Top Ten [VIDEOS]

Phil Rudd Arrested For Attempted Murder: Here’s The AC/DC Homicidal Top Ten [VIDEOS]

AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd has been arrested for attempting to “procure murder.”Specifically, that means Phil Rudd is charged with trying ...

Nov 3, 2014Music
Prince on ‘Saturday Night Live’: More Greatness That Couldn’t Save the Show [VIDEO]

Prince on ‘Saturday Night Live’: More Greatness That Couldn’t Save the Show [VIDEO]

Prince took over Saturday Night Live this weekend, and that was a big break for the show. The only other...

Nov 2, 2014Music
Wayne Static, RIP: Static-X Metal Legend Dead at 48 [VIDEO]

Wayne Static, RIP: Static-X Metal Legend Dead at 48 [VIDEO]

Wayne Static, the vertical-haired lead singer and lightning-fingered guitarist of industrial metal band Static-X, was found dead this weekend at...

Oct 18, 2014Music
Foo Fighters Finally Do Foo Fighters Song On “Late Show” [VIDEO]

Foo Fighters Finally Do Foo Fighters Song On “Late Show” [VIDEO]

It was a big week for The Late Show with David Letterman, as the week-long residency by the Foo Fighters...

Oct 17, 2014Music
Foo Fighters Salute Cheap Trick, Keep Letterman Residency Cool [VIDEO]

Foo Fighters Salute Cheap Trick, Keep Letterman Residency Cool [VIDEO]

The men of Foo Fighters could’ve just spent their week-long stint on The Late Show with David Letterman plugging their...

Oct 10, 2014Music
Billy Idol Went Unplugged While Opening The CBGB Festival [VIDEOS]

Billy Idol Went Unplugged While Opening The CBGB Festival [VIDEOS]

The CBGB Music & Film Festival started last night with keynote speaker Billy Idol–and there was some extra special punk...

Oct 9, 2014Music
John Lennon’s Birthday: Watch Him Jam With Clapton and Keith [VIDEO]

John Lennon’s Birthday: Watch Him Jam With Clapton and Keith [VIDEO]

Today, John Lennon would have turned 74. In honoring the rock-and-roll genius and outspoken social activist who was cut down...

Sep 15, 2014Music
Ozzy Osbourne Gets In Wrong Car — Probably Not The First Time [VIDEO]

Ozzy Osbourne Gets In Wrong Car — Probably Not The First Time [VIDEO]

It’s pretty amazing that Sharon Osbourne is able to do all of her outside pursuits, since it’s a real full-time...

Sep 12, 2014
Foo Fighters Added A Fake Foo For A Small UK Club Gig [VIDEO]

Foo Fighters Added A Fake Foo For A Small UK Club Gig [VIDEO]

So everyone knows that the Foo Fighters have hit the UK for some concerts, and have added some small club...

Sep 10, 2014TV
The Replacements Go On Jimmy Fallon, Sing About Another Old Act [VIDEO]

The Replacements Go On Jimmy Fallon, Sing About Another Old Act [VIDEO]

Your father probably tuned into The Tonight Show last night because The Replacements were on, and he used to drink...

Sep 10, 2014Music
U2’s New Album Just Hit Quadruple Diamond Status, Right?

U2’s New Album Just Hit Quadruple Diamond Status, Right?

[photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty] Yesterday’s Apple press conference had all sorts of interesting announcements, from the release of Apple’s virtual wallet...

Sep 8, 2014Music
Afghan Whigs Revisit Classic College-Rock With “Gentlemen” Reissue

Afghan Whigs Revisit Classic College-Rock With “Gentlemen” Reissue

Some people will feel very old over the Afghan Whigs’ celebrating the 21st anniversary of the release of Gentlemen with...

Sep 7, 2014Music
Led Zeppelin Played Their First Show 46 Years Ago Today [VIDEOS]

Led Zeppelin Played Their First Show 46 Years Ago Today [VIDEOS]

  On September 7, 1968, one audience in Gladsaxe, Denmark witnessed rock and roll history, and probably didn’t realize it...

Aug 16, 2014Music
The Ramones: 40th Anniversary of Four Dead Guys’ First Concert [VIDEO]

The Ramones: 40th Anniversary of Four Dead Guys’ First Concert [VIDEO]

When Tommy Ramone died last month, the real tragedy wasn’t that sites like AOL posted a picture of his replacement...

Aug 15, 2014Music
August 15, 1969: Pioneering Hipsters Land At Woodstock Festival [PICS]

August 15, 1969: Pioneering Hipsters Land At Woodstock Festival [PICS]

It's the 45th anniversary of the Woodstock Music Festival--and these vintage photos show some cool kids looking more hip than any hippies...

Aug 13, 2014Stuff
Old Punks and Clash Fans Can Spend A Lot Of Cash On Joe Strummer’s Car

Old Punks and Clash Fans Can Spend A Lot Of Cash On Joe Strummer’s Car

You know what Joe Strummer really loved? Socialism and expensive cars. Sadly, you can’t buy the former Clash frontman’s copy...

Aug 6, 2014Music
Megadeth and Spice Girls MashUp For MegaSpice [AUDIO]

Megadeth and Spice Girls MashUp For MegaSpice [AUDIO]

It’s going to be tough to win the internet today–that is, after this amazing mashup of Dave Mustaine’s vocals from...

Aug 5, 2014Music
Dash Rip Rock Returns With “I Want To Spank Them Panties” [VIDEO]

Dash Rip Rock Returns With “I Want To Spank Them Panties” [VIDEO]

August 5th is National Underwear Day–which was really just a scam concocted by FreshPair.com, but the media jumped on it...

Aug 4, 2014Music
COED’s Awesome Mix, Vol 1.5: Other ’70s Hits For The Galaxy [VIDEOS]

COED’s Awesome Mix, Vol 1.5: Other ’70s Hits For The Galaxy [VIDEOS]

Guardians of the Galaxy has a rocking '70s soundtrack--but here's more for people who can't wait for the sequel...

Jul 22, 2014Music
“Weird Al” Yankovic’s “Mandatory Fun” May Be A #1 Album [VIDEO]

“Weird Al” Yankovic’s “Mandatory Fun” May Be A #1 Album [VIDEO]

This past week must have been one of the busiest and most successful of “Weird Al” Yankovic’s 30-plus year music...

Jul 12, 2014Music
It’s The 52nd Anniversary Of The First Rolling Stones Show [VIDEO]

It’s The 52nd Anniversary Of The First Rolling Stones Show [VIDEO]

It’s hard to remember a time without the Rolling Stones. In fact, for most of us it’s impossible since we...

Jul 8, 2014Movies
New “Guardians Of the Galaxy” Trailer: Bad Guys & Good Music [VIDEO]

New “Guardians Of the Galaxy” Trailer: Bad Guys & Good Music [VIDEO]

We were tempted to skip the new Guardians of the Galaxy trailer, since it’s becoming one of those movies where...

Jun 23, 2014Music
Pearl Jam Covered “Let It Go” This Weekend, As Required By Law [VIDEO]

Pearl Jam Covered “Let It Go” This Weekend, As Required By Law [VIDEO]

Pearl Jam played Italy this weekend, and we’re going to assume the country has just gone ahead and made it...

Jun 4, 2014Music
Beastie Boys Wouldn’t Let Schwarzenegger Use “Sabotage” for “Sabotage”

Beastie Boys Wouldn’t Let Schwarzenegger Use “Sabotage” for “Sabotage”

If the Beastie Boys are already on your “awesome list,” get ready to make some more room for them because...

Jun 2, 2014Music
Staind’s Lead Singer Delivers Rare Right-On Concert Rant [VIDEO]

Staind’s Lead Singer Delivers Rare Right-On Concert Rant [VIDEO]

We didn't think that we'd wake up this morning praising Staind lead vocalist Aaron Johnson--but check out this video of some righteous onstage anger...

Jun 1, 2014Music
The Beatles’ “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” Turns 47 [VIDEOS]

The Beatles’ “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” Turns 47 [VIDEOS]

One of the most–if not the most–famous albums in history was released on this day in 1967: The Beatles’ Sgt....

May 23, 2014TV
Will Ferrell & RHCP’s Chad Smith: Epic “Tonight Show” Drum-Off [VIDEO]

Will Ferrell & RHCP’s Chad Smith: Epic “Tonight Show” Drum-Off [VIDEO]

Will Ferrell and Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith have been mistaken for each other at airports for years...

Apr 18, 2014Music
20 Obscure Sexy Album Covers To Hunt Down On Record Store Day 2014

20 Obscure Sexy Album Covers To Hunt Down On Record Store Day 2014

This coming Saturday is another fabulous Record Store Day–which, to be honest, has really become about people lining up at...