Born on the outskirts of Motown and raised in the shadow of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Joe has been writing about rock music since interviewing Shudder to Think's Craig Wedren for his high school newspaper -- back when bands like Shudder to Think were recording for major labels. He's written for the Cleveland Free Times, Alternative Press, the Village Voice, SuicideGirls and a variety of other online publications and blogs, some of which have not existed in years. He started with Townsquare in 2011 writing for Loudwire and Ultimate Classic Rock, and has been with Diffuser.fm since it launched in spring 2012.
7 Rockers Who Went Broke
Many rock stars have learned that money doesn't buy happiness, but raking in a bunch of loot and then and then losing it certainly can have you singing the blues.
20 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Jack White
With Jack White's second solo album, 'Lazaretto,' out this month and a summer calendar full of headlining gigs and festival dates already heating up, now's the perfect time to check out some crazy and cool facts about the famed White Stripes/Raconteurs/Dead Weather rocker that yo…
30 Years Later, ‘Spinal Tap’ Still Rings True for Real-Life Rock Stars
Anyone who has ever seen 'This Is Spinal Tap' knows it's funny as all hell.
Ramones Biopic On the Way, Says Johnny Ramones’ Widow
Late Ramones guitarist Johnny Ramone's widow Linda thinks the iconic punk band's legacy is pretty well taken care of, save for one missing thing: a Hollywood movie. Linda isn't certain if it will be a full-band biopic, or whether it will be based on Johnny's autobiography, 'Commando,' or something e…
Arcade Fire Offer Peek Behind the Disco Ball With Tour Documentary
Last September, Arcade Fire treated fans to a bizarre, Roman Coppola-helmed promotional short in advance of their 'Reflektor' album.
TV’s Most Surreal Musical Performances – Nine Inch Nails on ‘Dance Party USA’
Trent Reznor can laugh about it all he wants these days, but there must have been at least a part of him that was thrilled for the chance to parade his Nine Inch Nails in front of a national television audience on 'Dance Party USA' in the months following the release of their debut album, …
TV’s Most Surreal Music Performances – Sonic Youth on ‘Gilmore Girls’
Considering the initial backlash that greeted Sonic Youth principals Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon when they announced plans to appear on the WB teen drama 'Gilmore Girls' with their daughter Coco Hayley Gordon Moore back in 2006, you'd think they'd become Al-Qaeda terrorists or …
TV’s Most Surreal Music Performances – Smashing Pumpkins on ‘Pulse Basement Jam’
Not many bands can boast that the third concert they ever played was opening for Jane's Addiction, but the Smashing Pumpkins were never like many other bands.
TV’s Most Surreal Music Performances – Blind Melon at Woodstock ’94
Billed as "Three More Days of Peace, Love + Music," Woodstock '94 took all the iconic hippie mythology of the original 1969 festival in upstate New York and wrapped it up in the cynical cultural vibes of Generation X, where commerce overtakes culture as the driving force behind things…
TV’s Most Surreal Music Performances – David Bowie on ‘Johnny Carson’
We're not exactly sure what kind of music iconic late-night talk-show host Johnny Carson really dug.