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The Big Hurt: Leisurely stroll through Billboard’s ‘Heatseekers’
A year into this whole "Who Charted" thing and I'm finally getting to the most exciting stuff.
| February 23, 2010
The Big Hurt: Aussie asses sued off
Plus creepy Macca spawn sings; iffy Ringo joke aborted
MEN AT WORK — best known for their 1983 hit "Down Under" — have just had their pants sued off by a dead schoolmarm and her 78-year-old Girl Scout song.
| February 16, 2010
The Big Hurt: Dispatches from Splitsville
FOB fall out; Scorpions subsist; Tyler frightens shoppers
Ladies and gentlemen, the unthinkable has happened: Fall Out Boy have split up.
| February 09, 2010
The Big Hurt: Everybody hurting
Warning: Scorpions content
The music industry's response to the Haiti disaster has been pretty great, since it's given some huge names a chance to complete the vital circuit between the public's heartstrings and their wallets.
| February 02, 2010
The Big Hurt: Billboard Top Hip-Hop and R and B songs
This week, a jolly traipse through one of Billboard 's most artistically fecund charts: "Top Hip-Hop and R&B Songs." What wonders await?
| January 26, 2010
The Big Hurt: Falling down the rabbit hole
Music news in brief
Lee, Hoppus, Wentz, Avril, and 3OH!3 fall down the rabbit hole
| January 20, 2010
The Big Hurt: The decade ahead
Music predictions for the pubescent millennium
As a new decade dawns, it's time to cast a curious eye toward the future.
| January 12, 2010
The Big Hurt: Britney vs. bulls#!t
Damage control ain't what it used to be
At the end of a grim year and a disappointing decade, the music press has become a particularly peaty slog.
| January 05, 2010
The Big Hurt: 10-year glitch
The Big Hurt: A major decade for music — minus the music
It boggles the mind that as recently as a decade ago, if you wanted to hear "Knockin' da Boots" by H-Town (and you did, believe me), you'd have to perform a primitive prayer ritual: you'd call some creepy guy with a really deep voice and beg him to play it, then wait by your radio for an hour in the hope that he'd answer your plea.
| December 15, 2009
The Big Hurt: Lambert works it, 50 blows it, Moz ends it
The Big Hurt: Music news in brief
ADAM LAMBERT 's spicy AMA performance continues to dominate entertainment headlines, weeks after it first scandalized the nation — but why does America care what a man does with another man in the secluded privacy of the American Music Awards?
| December 09, 2009
The Big Hurt: Season's beatings
The Big Hurt holiday shopper
Taking advantage of your seasonal obligation to buy stuff for people, the music industry unleashes its annual torrent of giftable crap: holiday albums, greatest-hits packages, high-profile releases, deluxe reissues.
| December 04, 2009
The Big Hurt: Faces refaced
Also Spears speared, Hook hacked
Faces refaced, Spears speared, Hook hacked
| November 24, 2009
The end that could have been
Three missed Aerosmith break-up opportunities
For a few wonderful days, it seemed that Aerosmith were finally kaput.
| November 18, 2009
The Big Hurt: Another Brown bagged
Plus Stockman sickened, Sublime subpoena'd,
Ian Brown: lady hitter?
| November 11, 2009
The Big Hurt: Liam alone
Can an Oasis spinoff help but suck?
Everyone figured that Noel Gallagher would go solo — it’s been hinted at for years — but the break-up of Oasis has made it a grim inevitability.
| November 09, 2009
The Big Hurt: ''Losing'' news in brief
Aerosmith lose Joe; A-Ha lose everybody; Diddy loses bling; Corgan just loses it
AEROSMITH ’s disastrous summer of canceled tours and geriatric folly has taken its toll on guitarist Joe Perry, who recently told MTV that the band were on “indefinite hiatus” — which is music-industry slang for “I hate Steven Tyler.”
| October 27, 2009
The Big Hurt: Release yo’ delf
The week in horrendous press releases
Every slow pop week has a silver lining: it’s a great chance to catch up on the thrilling world of useless press releases.
| October 22, 2009
The Big Hurt: A healthy death
Music news in brief
A member of the recently reunited BACKSTREET BOYS — the really Christian one who looks like the Beast from that 1980s Beauty and the Beast TV show — has swine flu. That doesn't even come close to being sufficient punishment for his many aesthetic atrocities (which include his face), but it'll do for the moment.
| October 13, 2009
The Big Hurt: Think of England
‘Who Charted?’: The UK edition
Although we like to think of ourselves as having an ironclad hegemony over the pop of the Western world, those plucky Brits like to rise from their misty bog and tweak our nipples with a pond-crossing chart smash once in a while.
| October 06, 2009
The Big Hurt: Season's bleatings
Plus unholy names and office shredders
One of the great things about being in the music industry is that you get to change your name. So why are we hearing records from a guy named Landon Pigg?
| September 28, 2009
The Bigmouth strikes again
Kanye acts like himself; nation loses shit
Given all the conflicting emotions, it was tough to form an opinion on Kanye West's VMA bum rush against Taylor Swift.
| September 22, 2009
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