NEW FOUND GLORY
New Found Glory may seem to be in the high life on MTV and the Billboard charts, but when it comes to living like rock stars, this bunch would rather have one night with Grand Theft Auto than 100 Girls Gone Wild. As Jason Bracelin discovers, NFG are the punk band even mothers can love-well, almost.
JETS TO BRAZIL
Jets To Brazil founder Blake Schwarzenbach quits smoking, turns 35 and writes the group’s strongest album to date. Apparently, some things really do get better with age.
Michigan art metalers Taproot have always aspired to a higher creative plane than their peers. So it doesn’t seem impossible that frontman Stephen Richards may be operating on a higher spiritual plane than the rest of us down here on Earth.
QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE
Forget about their previous bands and what’s-his-name who plays drums on their latest album. QOTSA’s Josh Homme and Nick Oliveri want us to know that the Almighty Rock is the only thing that matters.
GET STUFFED: A.P.’S HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE
Greed’s the reason for the season as A.P. tears the wrapping paper off dozens of the latest toys and gives you a chance to win one of the Osbournes’ heads in a box.
%&#* THE STROKES!
In the spirit of what’s now, we present all the bands middle-aged rock critics will be creaming over four years from now. The Rapture, Enon, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Black Dice, the Walkmen, Gogol Bordello and Mink Lungs bring you the real sound of NYC.