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My obsessive love of rock didn't surface until later in life -- around the same time I began learning electric guitar and listening to artists like Jimi Hendrix. I spent the next decade learning everything I could about rock. Along the way I found myself gravitating towards against-the-grain bands like Pearl Jam, Modest Mouse and Queens of the Stone Age. I began pursuing a career in radio after realizing I would be able to talk about music all day and get free CDs and concert tix. After grinding it out on the intern circuit, I landed a job at the Banana! I later became a writer for and I'm currently the Digital Managing Editor for Townsquare Media Flint.
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Juan Naharro Gimenez, Getty Images / Scott Gries, Getty Images / Charley Gallay, Getty Images

Smashing Pumpkins’ Billy Corgan Calls James Iha a ‘Piece of S**t’ + Claims Jimmy Chamberlin Lied

On the eve of opening a new chapter for the Smashing Pumpkins with the release of  'Oceania,' frontman Billy Corgan offers his thoughts on his former bandmates, calling one "just a piece of s---" and claiming that another lied about the circumstances surrounding his departure from the band.

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Brad Barket, Getty Images

Beastie Boys Have Plenty of Unreleased Material Reveals Producer Mario C.

Mario C., collaborator, producer and friend of the Beastie Boys, says that despite the untimely death of Adam "MCA" Yauch last month, we still may hear new Beasties songs in the future. He explains that there is still plenty of unreleased music on the way from the recent Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees.

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