July 20, 2009 |
Fred Durst was concentrating on sound, pacing slowly on stage and rapping a line or two into his microphone, but mostly just listening. In a few hours, the original, platinum-selling lineup of Limp Bizkit was set to perform its first U.S. show in eight years. That meant the Saturday afternoon sound check in the Palms hotel and casino's Pearl Concert Theater was not about bouncing or raging to the band's hip-hop beat, but getting the details right.
June 11, 2011
'See a Little Light: The Trail of Rage and Melody' Bob Mould with Michael Azerrad Little, Brown: 416 pp. $24.99
April 28, 1996
I do agree with Rage Against the Machine's Tom Morello's statement that "Saturday Night Live" "censored" the band outright, and that "SNL" more likely than not "sucked up to the billionaire" (Pop Eye, April 21). However, Morello referring to anyone, be they a singular person or corporate entity, as a "bootlicker" to a "corporate master" is contradictory, irresponsible and just plain idiotic. Perhaps Morello's dreams of becoming a "revolutionary" have clouded the reality of his surroundings--he is a member of a very popular band signed to a very corporate record label.
August 17, 2012 |
First New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was rebuffed by The Boss . Now another well-know liberal musician has spurned the advances of a right-wing politician-fan. In a brutal Rolling Stone editorial , Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello calls Paul Ryan, Mitt Romney's recent vice presidential pick, the "embodiment of the machine that our music has been raging against for two decades. " The 42-year-old Ryan has touted his Rage fandom in the past, a curious choice given the band's ferocious advocacy for unions, immigrants and social justice. Morello is clearly amused and perplexed at how deeply, in his opinion, Ryan has missed the point of his band.
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June 28, 2012 |
Alma, the 15-year-old heroine of the Nordic import "Turn Me On, Dammit!," is introduced pleasuring herself on the floor of her kitchen to the chatter of a phone sex operator. Instead of setting up a single-minded comedy about teenage desire, however, this gently amusing film from writer-director Jannicke Systad Jacobsen delicately renders more than a few shades of a turbulent female adolescence. Soft-eyed, hangdog Alma (a wonderful Helene Bergsholm) is racked with horny/romantic fantasies and hates the backwater mountain village where she lives.
January 1, 2000
In Steve Hochman's review of the Rage Against the Machine concert at the Great Western Forum, he accuses the band of reducing "highly complex issues . . . to simple slogans" and painting "strokes so broad you can't see the faces in the picture" ("Raging Against the Machine, or Being a Mindless Part of It?," Dec. 21). It is Hochman's review that paints the broad strokes. He fails to delineate any of the slogans that are, in his estimation, "simple." Were Hochman more learned regarding the issues being addressed by Rage's lyrics, he would recognize the lyrics as among the most complex in modern music.