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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 Loudwire.com and I'm currently the Digital Managing Editor for Townsquare Media Flint.

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

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Juan Naharro Gimenez, Getty Images / Scott Gries, Getty Images / Charley Gallay, Getty Images

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

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Brad Barket, Getty Images

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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Two Unreleased Layne Staley Songs to Surface in New Movie ‘Grassroots’

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'Grassroots' is a new film based on the true story of two Seattle music journalists who look to shake up the political scene. But for Alice in Chains fans, the bigger news is that the movie will feature two never-before-released songs from late frontman Layne Staley.

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Queens of the Stone Age’s Josh Homme Appears in Glen Campbell Video

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Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme has been a party to many off-the-wall collaborations in his day, but perhaps none as surprising as his latest. In a new interview, Homme explains how his appearance in the farewell music video from Glen Campbell came to be.

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