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11 Rock Star Television Cameos

Rock stars aren’t generally known for their amazing acting skills, but that doesn’t stop television executives from working them into different cameo roles whenever possible. Mental Floss has a great article with some of the greatest (and most terrible) musician cameos ever made. My personal favorite was Michael Stipe in The Adventures of Pete & [...]

11 Rock Star Cameos in TV Shows

From Davy Jones on The Brady Bunch to (Cow)Boy George on The A-Team, here are some of the more memorable musician TV cameos. 1. Davy Jones on The Brady Bunch Marcia’s all-out campaign to get the Monkees singer to perform at her prom yields a kiss on the cheek, a date, and a specially dedicated song. “Thank [...]

How Albums Got Their Names (Discuss!)

As the story goes, Out of Time got its name when R.E.M. ran out of time trying to come up with something better. According to Marcus Gray’s It Crawled From the South: An R.E.M. Companion, other names considered include Fiction (Michael Stipe said he “wanted to make it very clear these songs aren’t about me”), [...]

The Late Movies: The Old Grey Whistle Test

The Old Grey Whistle Test was a BBC TV show featuring live music. It ran from 1971 through 1988 on BBC2, and many performances are now collected on YouTube — I’ll show you some favorites below. But what the heck does “Old Grey Whistle Test” mean? According to host Bob Harris, the name comes from: … [...]

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Alton Brown

If you’re interested in the technical aspects and scientific side of cooking, you’re probably an Alton Brown fan. Let’s take a look at five things you may not know about the former commercial director who became a Food Network star: 1. He Took His Sweet Time Earning his Degree Brown attended the University of Georgia in the [...]

The Late Movies: 9 Low-Budget “Classic Alternative” Music Videos

I grew up watching 120 Minutes, an MTV show that aired starting at midnight on Sunday night. This made waking up for school on Monday morning hard, but at least I got to catch the newest “alternative” videos (The Cure, The Replacements, The Breeders, that sort of thing) which rarely aired in the normal MTV [...]

10 Other SNL F-Bombs

In her debut performance on Saturday Night Live this weekend, comedian Jenny Slate became a member of a surprisingly exclusive club: people who have dropped the infamous “F-Bomb” on the show (here’s the clip, which obviously contains strong language). Here’s a quick list of 10 other slips of the tongue that have occurred during the [...]