Entries by Danko Jones from 10/2012

I Feel For You, Billie Joe, But Why'd You Smash Your Guitar?

| Posted 10.05.2012 | Canada Music

After Billie Joe Armstrong's now-viral on-stage meltdown, the Green Day camp quickly went into clean-up mode and put out a press release stating Armstrong had entered rehab. To me it really seemed like a genuine meltdown and I can only empathize. However, there was one thing that bothered me about the whole thing: at the end of the meltdown Armstrong and his bandmate, bassist, Mike Dirnt both smashed their guitars...

I Love You, KISS, But Your Stage Names Suck

| Posted 10.12.2012 | Canada Music

Whatever side of the fence you're on when it comes to KISS is of no matter. KISS are an undeniable tour de force, more popular than ever, with their 20th studio album, Monster released this week. But there's always one thing that's bothered me about the band: for a band that strove to be larger than life, they sure as hell chose pretty dull stage names.

The Band I Didn't Want to Like, But Do

| Posted 10.19.2012 | Canada Music

Outlasting your own scene can make you feel both lonely and invincible with a dash of bitterness. I'm managing to keep the bitterness at bay, although you'd have to ask my eye-rolling bandmates if I'm succeeding. If METZ is the beginning of things to come, perhaps the pendulum will swing back to a time before monikers like "hipster" were divisively implemented.

Foodies: the Puddle of Mudd of the Culinary World

| Posted 10.26.2012 | Canada Music

Much in the way Nirvana begat Puddle of Mudd, the top chefs of the food renaissance have brought with them a new sub-group of preening, self-important windbags. I'm referring, of course, to people who call themselves "foodies." "Foodies" are people who feel the need to distinguish themselves from the rest of us who eat food. It all just makes me crave a Big Mac combo.