1. Former Minutemen Bassist Mike Watt on Why Their Pivotal Album ‘Double Nickels’ Mocked Sammy Hagar

    October 29, 2014 4:33 PM EDT " Double Nickels , even though it came about kind of by accident, is still the most focused statement of the band," says former Minutemen bassist Mike Watt . Double Nickels on the Dime influenced virtually any American punk-funk band one can name, but it inspired thousands more…

  2. Judge: Kanye West's Lawsuit Over Leaked Proposal Footage Can Go Forward

    March 18, 2014 4:05 PM EDT A lawsuit by Kim Kardashian and Kanye West over leaked footage of their marriage proposal can proceed because it does not violate the free speech rights of the co-founder of YouTube, a judge ruled Tuesday. The ruling came as Superior Court judge Ruth Ann Kwan rejected a motion by tech…

  3. Elton John Receives Inaugural Brits Icon Award

    September 04, 2013 2:39 AM EDT Rod Stewart on Monday night presented Elton John with the inaugural Brits Icon award during a gala event and concert here. The event, which ITV taped at the London Palladium for later this month, marked John's return to the stage after surgery for appendicitis. The six-time Grammy…

  4. Mike Watt & The Missingmen / May 7, 2009 / Hoboken, NJ (Maxwell’s)

    May 08, 2009 6:19 PM EDT In the live music archive featured on the public domain website Archive.org, there is an amazing audience recording of the Minutemen playing Maxwell's in Hoboken, NJ that dates back to October of 1985, less than two months before the seminal punk band's frontman, D. Boon, was killed…

  5. Chart Beat Chat

    April 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss Static Major, "Lollipop," "4 Minutes" and more. STATIC ON THE RADIO Fred, I am surprised that you did not mention Static Major in Chart Beat this week, since he is credited as a featured artist on Lil Wayne's "Lollipop." Steve …

  6. Indie Rockers Sign On For Arthurball, No Fun Fest

    January 12, 2006 12:00 AM EST A host of notable names have signed on for two upcoming indie-centric music festivals. A host of notable names have signed on for two upcoming indie-centric music festivals. First up is the inaugural Arthurball, which will be held Feb. 25-26 at the Echo and Ex-Plex in Los Angeles. The event…

  7. 27TunesOnTV

    June 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for June 27-July 3, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JUNE 27 "Eminem's Making the Ass," |MTV2 Featured artist: Eminem ("Ass Like That"). "Daily Download," Fuse Featured artist: Billy Corgan. "VH1 All…

  8. Roommate Refurbishes Lost D. Boon Tapes

    March 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST A former roommate of late singer/guitarist D. Boon has expanded a CD of previously unreleased recordings, "D. Boon & Friends," which was originally released in 2003. With classic punk trio the Minutemen back in the spotlight thanks to a new documentary , a former roommate of…

  9. Minutemen Remembered In New Documentary

    February 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Being in a punk band during the 1980s did not automatically secure you a mega-buck record deal, constant MTV rotation and a spot on the Grammys. Being in a punk band during the 1980s did not automatically secure you a mega-buck record deal, constant MTV rotation and a spot on the Grammys. In…

  10. Billboard Bits: Farm Aid, INC, Fleetwood & More

    September 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Farm Aid, INC, Fleetwood & More Lucinda Williams, Jerry Lee Lewis, Steve Earle, Marc Broussard, Tegan & Sara, Blue Merle, Kitty Jerry and Kate Voegele have been added to the lineup for the 2004 Farm Aid benefit concert, to be held Sept. 18 at White River Amphitheatre outside…