Travis Barker

MMM Thoughts: Album Sales vs. The Quality of Music – Which Truly Measures Success?

Photo Credit: Collages via Billboard Most people will tell you that the only success that translates financially is “success.” In music, certainly, it’s thought to be almost entirely mathematical: the more records an artist has sold, the more “successful” they are (of course, in recent decades the number of downloads and streams would also have… Read more

LILHUDDY – ‘Teenage Heartbreak’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Jordan Knight You might just be asking: Who – or what – is LILHUDDY (or “Lil Huddy,” as it seems to be sometimes written)? Basic online information tells us that he’s 19-year-old Cole Chase Hudson, a Stockton, California native who’s yet another social media personality and is best known for helping to create… Read more

jxdn – ‘Tell Me About Tomorrow’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Jaden Hossler Tik Tok star and former Sway House member Jaden Hossler is the latest to make the transition from the popular video app, to releasing music under the moniker jxdn. He follows in the footsteps of other Tik Tok influencers such as Addison Rae, Dixie D’Amelio, and Chase Hudson (Lil Huddy). Hossler… Read more

KennyHoopla – ‘SURVIVORS GUILT: THE MIXTAPE//’ Mixtape Review

Photo Credit: Alondra Buccio The current release by Cleveland, Ohio musician Kenny La’ron, who goes by the stage name KennyHoopla (yes, one word) is fraught with more than its share of baggage. The six-song offering is being presented as a “mixtape,” although it’s a bit unclear just how that label applies. The full title is… Read more

Goody Grace: His Journey in Alternative Music and the Bright Future Ahead

Photo Credit: Julian Burgueno Goody Grace gained musical interest from fans with his cover songs from popular artists like The Weeknd and Taylor Swift. He snagged a once-in-lifetime opportunity that shot his music career in front of a global audience. With so much talent and support behind his name at a young age, Goody Grace… Read more

nothing,nowhere. – ‘Trauma Factory’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Dan Brown nothing,nowhere.’s latest album Trauma Factory offers a fresh take on what it means to be human. The introspective album follows a compilation of fan favorites reimagined released in 2020 and a collaborative EP with Travis Barker from blink-182 that hit stores in 2019. This new project from Joe Mulherin maintained the… Read more

KennyHoopla: Reviving Alternative Rock on “ESTELLA//” Featuring Travis Barker

Photo Credit: Press/via YouTube KennyHoopla gained popularity from singles like “Lost Cause” and “How Will I Rest in Peace If I’m Buried by a Highway?” This new age musician is bringing a sense of thoughtfulness to indie rock with his songs. The Wisconsin-based artist expresses his emotions in a manner that relates to listeners. Kenneth… Read more

Machine Gun Kelly – ‘Tickets to My Downfall’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Universal Music Group Richard Colson Baker has already had four top ten albums as a rapper. However, for his current release Baker, professionally known as Machine Gun Kelly, reloads and switches ammo to take aim with a full rock album. His previous albums have included some singing, but mostly provided by guest vocalists…. Read more

JXDN: Meet The Breakout Trap Influenced Rockstar

Photo Credit: Daniel Rojas Jaden Hossler, also known as Jxdn, is a singer and TikTok star that is gaining music popularity. Jaden’s experiences with depression and attempts of suicide gave him a unique perspective on life. He is using his social media platform and music to spread messages about overcoming hardship whether it’s relationships, destructive… Read more

The Used – ‘Heartwork’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Brian Cox There’s a very early issue of Mad magazine where the cover was designed to look like a school composition book on the outside, the (obviously humorous) idea being that it would act as camouflaged decoy from teachers who wouldn’t then know what the students were actually reading. We may wonder if Orem,… Read more