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The symbolic halting of sales for "Russian" spirits — particularly vodka — at bars, grocers, and liquor stores across the U.S. and Canada has been a misguided effort, despite its good intentions. Two of the biggest "Russian" vodka brands may have Soviet roots in their lineage, but neither Stoli nor Smirnoff are made in Russia. Stoli is a Global Brand Made...
Limp Bizkit is back on the scene this year with a ton of festival dates lined up as the world reopens in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Elsewhere, The Misfits are booking dates for 2022 as frontman Glenn Danzig is juggling music and movies. In the meantime, a mysterious track has surfaced on YouTube by a band calling...
The 2021 Chicago Auto Show (CAS2021) brought a truncated "Special Edition" of the generally epic event to the Windy City as the trade show industry — and the auto industry — looks forward to what grand-scale gatherings will be following the COVID-19 pandemic. The scaled-down event opened Thursday in a new spot — McCormick Place’s West Building — with outdoor...
The legendary Mötley Crüe just logged another milestone in its 40th anniversary celebration with the release of a remastered version of the 1983 album, Shout At The Devil.  The album, featuring classic cuts, including “Looks That Kill,” “Too Young To Fall In Love,” and title track sold more than 200,000 copies in its first two weeks of release. It...
It's time to kick off the new week with a cross-genre jam that's dedicated to all of those who power through, hustle hard, and get the job done. The Avila Brothers enlisted Billy Ray Cyrus, Snoop Dogg, and DJ Quick for "A Hard Working Man," and following the release of the single earlier this spring, now there's a music video...
MINISTRY is a band that just will not die. In fact, I believe that as long as there is AL JOURGENSEN, there will be MINISTRY. Despite "final tours" and the occasional "final album," MINISTRY somehow manages to rise again, morphing into slightly different incarnations with new personnel and new music. On September 6, 13th Planet Records will release the...
On February 24, KID ROCK is back with his first release for Warner Bros. Records when FIRST KISS hits the streets. This week, the video for the title track arrived - a nostalgic tune that's getting a lot of comparisons to Bryan Adams' "Summer of '69" (especially that opening riff), and one that's got a lot of crossover appeal,...
After finally settling in on a new location, Chicago's RIOT FEST & CARNIVAL will take place in Douglas Park, September 11-13, 2015. Tonight comes the much-anticipated First Wave Lineup Announcement for this year's fest, which boasts some big surprises, and like year's past, features some bands performing seminal albums in their entirety. RIOT FEST might be Chicago's "second biggest...
Back in 2011, just days before I officially launched this site, I wrote a news item for my old gig about a documentary film called ALL THINGS MUST PASS. A documentary about the rise and fall of TOWER RECORDS, the film by Colin Hanks, ALL THINGS MUST PASS was one of the first Kickstarter projects that I'd ever written...
JANET DEVLIN has had a busy year - her UK album, RUNNING WITH SCISSORS making its U.S. debut last February, followed by the Fall release of her holiday EP, DECEMBER DAZE, and now DUVET DAZE - all on NYC's OK! Good Records. The latter EP is a covers record that finds Devlin taking on Ed Sheeran's "I See Fire,"...