Born on the outskirts of Motown and raised in the shadow of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Joe has been writing about rock music since interviewing Shudder to Think's Craig Wedren for his high school newspaper -- back when bands like Shudder to Think were recording for major labels. He's written for the Cleveland Free Times, Alternative Press, the Village Voice, SuicideGirls and a variety of other online publications and blogs, some of which have not existed in years. He started with Townsquare in 2011 writing for Loudwire and Ultimate Classic Rock, and has been with Diffuser.fm since it launched in spring 2012.
20 Things You Didn’t Know About Nirvana’s ‘Nevermind’
Oh well, whatever...
TV’s Most Surreal Music Performances – Smashing Pumpkins on ‘Pulse Basement Jam’
Not many bands can boast that the third concert they ever played was opening for Jane's Addiction, but the Smashing Pumpkins were never like many other bands.
TV’s Most Surreal Music Performances – Dinosaur Jr. on ‘Late Night With David Letterman’
Sure, David Letterman was probably better known known back in the '80s and early-'90s for booking unknown and sonically challenging bands than he is today.
Coldplay Bring Some ‘Magic’ to ‘Jimmy Fallon’
Fresh off an appearance on 'Saturday Night Live,' Coldplay didn't have far to travel when they turned up on 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon' last night to perform 'Magic.'
7 Rockers Who Went Broke
Many rock stars have learned that money doesn't buy happiness, but raking in a bunch of loot and then and then losing it certainly can have you singing the blues.
Bonnaroo’s 2014 Lineup Is Its Most Melting-Pot Diverse Ever
Jack White, Kanye West and Elton John top the wide-ranging group of artists scheduled to play 2014's edition of the annual Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. This year's fest will take place in Manchester, Tenn., over the weekend of June 12-15.