Peckinpah’s Violent Masterpiece ‘The Wild Bunch’ Turns 50

Fifty years on, director Sam Peckinpah's masterpiece The Wild Bunch still has the ability to shock with its depiction of the last remaining outlaws in the Wild West going out with guns blazing and blood spilling. Over on the movies and culture desk at Ultimate Classic Rock, I look at just how affecting the film... Continue Reading →

Talking ‘Unknown Pleasures’ at 40

June 15 marks the 40th anniversary of Joy Division's first full-length LP, Unknown Pleasures, and today I was a guest on Indie617's Morning Glory with Michael Marotta to sit down and talk about it. The two of us discussed a variety of the record's aspects, from the iconic cover to the fresh and "futuristic" sound... Continue Reading →

‘Lords of Chaos’ Comes to Blu-ray

Earlier this year, the long-awaited film adaptation of the 1998 book Lords of Chaos: The Bloody Rise of the Satanic Underground, finally landed in theaters. The title shortened, Lords of Chaos had a brief run on screens before moving to on demand, and today it comes to home video. Back in February, when it first... Continue Reading →

The Music Feuds of Howard Stern

Howard Stern Comes Again, the first book by the legendary shock jock in nearly 25 years, lands on shelves today. Music has always played a major part of his radio show, whether it's by having many of his favorite musicians perform or be interviewed on the show. He's also got into a number of feuds... Continue Reading →

35 Years Ago ‘Happy Days’ Said Goodbye

Following an 11 season run, Happy Days said goodbye to television audiences back in the spring of 1984. The sitcom that introduced The Fonz and the inspired the phrase "jump the shark" into the pop culture lexicon had begun to drop substantially in the ratings as many major characters left as the actors portraying them... Continue Reading →

‘The Lords of Flatbush’ Turns 45

The Lords of Flatbush. It's the movie that gave Sylvester Stallone and Henry Winkler their first starring roles on the big screen. The little indie film was set in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn, and had the two portraying greaser toughs, akin to the characters they would become best known, Rocky and Fonzie respectively. Over... Continue Reading →

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