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.
Top 10 Cliff Burton Metallica Songs
We remember Cliff Burton with our picks for the Top 10 songs from his time in Metallica.
TV’s Most Surreal Music Performances – Weezer on ‘Yo Gabba Gabba!’
If you happen to be the parent of a toddler and not afraid of television permanently rotting the little dude or dudette's brain -- or if you've ever spent a few hours trying to keep a rambunctious two year old entertained -- you know there are two kinds of children's television shows.
The Worst Rock Tattoos Ever
When it comes to rock tattoos, there are cool ones, there are bad ones and then there are those that people wake up in a daze with, unsure how they got them and hoping that perhaps they are only temporary (they're not). Not all of the following ink pieces fall into that third category -- but th…
Courtney Love To Judge TV Reality Contest?
Why didn't we think of this? When Diffuser.fm unveiled our picks for Rockers We'd Like To See As 'The Voice' Mentors last year, Courtney Love was nowhere to be seen. But in retrospect, the walking drama magnet is the perfect choice to appear as a personality on a reality TV singi…
Airborne Toxic Event, ‘Safe’ [Song Premiere]
Airborne Toxic Event's much-anticipated third album, 'Such Hot Blood,' doesn't drop until April, but frontman Mikel Jollet and company won't make us wait that long for new music. The four-song EP 'The Secret' arrives March 11, and Diffuser.fm is proud to premiere the closing track (listen below), an…
Tom Morello Calls Paul Ryan a ‘Jackass,’ Expresses Disappointment in Obama
While it recently emerged that Rage Against the Machine have an unlikely fan in Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan, Rage guitarist Tom Morello has been pretty clear that the feeling is not mutual. In a new interview with Rolling Stone, Morello dubs Ryan a "jackass" when discu…