Alt Rock

2012 Throwback Gallery: The Best of Alternative Rock & Heavy Metal

Linkin Park ‘Honda Civic’ Tour 2012 Camden, New Jersey Halestorm ‘93.3 WMMR Presents: MMR*B*Q’ 2012 Camden, New Jersey Shinedown ‘93.3 WMMR Presents: MMR*B*Q’ 2012 Camden, New Jersey Godsmack ‘93.3 WMMR Presents: MMR*B*Q’ 2012 Camden, New Jersey Rammstein ‘Made in Germany’ Tour 2012 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Steel Panther ‘93.3 WMMR Presents: MMR*B*Q’ 2012 Camden, New Jersey Pop… Read more

Pearl Jam – ‘Gigaton’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Danny Clinch In his final major interview Kurt Cobain described Pearl Jam as a “safe” rock band. “They’re a pleasant rock band that everyone likes,” he claimed. The last part of that assessment at least was probably correct at the time: their 1991 debut album Ten eventually sold thirty million copies worldwide, making… Read more

Stone Temple Pilots – ‘Perdida’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Michelle Shiers It’s been a long, bumpy and inconsistent flight for Stone Temple Pilots. Making their debut in the early Nineties, the San Diego band at first sounded so much like Pearl Jam that some were tagging them Clone Temple (or Stone Goddard) Pilots. Still, there proved to be enough audience support to… Read more

The Replacements – ‘Dead Man’s Pop’ Album Box Set Review

Photo Credit: Paul Natkin/Wire Image Leave it to the Replacements to use what’s probably their least-liked record as the centerpiece of their most elaborate and ambitious re-issue release to date. The new sixty-track behemoth Dead Man’s Pop is chiefly an attempt to breathe new life into their sixth studio album Don’t Tell a Soul, which when originally released in 1989 was if only by default a bright spot in an era dominated by hair metal, monotonous… Read more

The Goo Goo Dolls – ‘Miracle Pill’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Bob Mussel When we think of celebrities that people typically like to do impressions of – Humphrey Bogart, Howard Cosell and John Wayne come to mind, just for starters – Dennis DeYoung is generally not one of them. Still, in a 1996 Saturday Night Live sketch, Will Ferrell played the former lead singer and keyboardist of Styx in a commercial parody for a fictitious album called Songs that Ruined Everything,… Read more