Joel Freimark

For more than 20 years, Joel has been writing and ranting about all things music related. Genre rarely matters as long as it's good music, and for those who need more of Joel, he hosts a radio show, podcast and webseries - all about music.

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Guns N’ Roses charging $2,500 per person to not meet the band

GN'R is offering a ticket package for their Las Vegas gigs in April, but the band members themselves won’t even be in attendance.
In Music by Joel Freimark / February 3, 2016

Iggy Pop, Josh Homme announce U.S. and UK tour dates

Pop and Homme have chosen to play, "small, beautiful theaters where their presence might still seem disruptive."
In Music by Joel Freimark / January 27, 2016

Brian Wilson tours to celebrate 50th anniversary of ‘Pet Sounds’

Completely shattering the world of music half a century ago, Pet Sounds was the blueprint for the entire psychedelic rock sound.
In Music by Joel Freimark / January 26, 2016

Radiohead confirms 2016 tour dates

Bringing their mixture of dull brilliance back to the stage.
In Music by Joel Freimark / January 21, 2016

Bonnaroo 2016: Celebrating 15 years of meh

You're better off seeing the artists you want when they come to your town.
In Music by Joel Freimark / January 20, 2016

Crazy company pays $35 million for Offspring catalog

Without a decent selling album in more than a decade, Round Hill Music still felt that the Offspring catalog was worth $35 million.
In Music by Joel Freimark / January 8, 2016

Will Guns N’ Roses even make it to Coachella?

Axl’s already proving that the band as a whole remains completely self-destructive.
In Music by Joel Freimark / January 5, 2016

President of Sri Lanka wants bra-throwing fans beaten

Watch one of the offensive bra tosses from Enrique Iglesias' December 20 show.
In Music by Joel Freimark / December 28, 2015

Guns N’ Roses 2016 reunion: Get ready for a ruined legacy

A cash grab from the nostalgia demographic.
In Music by Joel Freimark / December 28, 2015

Six albums hitting in 2016 to get excited about now

Next year is already shaping up to be an exceptional one for music.
In Music by Joel Freimark / December 23, 2015

2016 Rock Hall inductees: Elevator muzak gets its due

The Hall Of Fame finds new ways to expose how it's out of touch with its understanding of music.
In Music by Joel Freimark / December 17, 2015

Scott Weiland’s ex-wife: ‘Skip the depressing T-shirt with 1967-2015 on it’

Mary Forsberg Weiland writes as someone far beyond bitter.
In Music by Joel Freimark / December 8, 2015

2016 Grammy noms: Some right, lots wrong

Frustratingly predictable.
In Music by Joel Freimark / December 7, 2015

Apple kills Beats — for good

Let’s take a moment and remember the awkward disaster that was Beats Music
In Music by Joel Freimark / November 13, 2015

Woman removed from ‘Bodyguard’ musical for singing horribly

Entitled millennials have taken over the theater as well.
In Music by Joel Freimark / October 27, 2015

Apple admits Apple Music is a failure

While less than 1% of iTunes users are paid subscribers, Apple CEO Tim Cook still insists that he is "really happy" with the numbers.
In Music by Joel Freimark / October 20, 2015

It’s time to argue over the 2016 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame nominees

More than enough material for months' worth of heated debate.
In Music by Joel Freimark / October 8, 2015

Pandora buys Ticketfly

The question remains whether free users will click through to buy tickets while listening.
In Music by Joel Freimark / October 7, 2015

10 recent records for those who hate the current music scene

Nothing good in the current music scene? Here are 10 albums to change your mind.
In Music by Joel Freimark / September 29, 2015

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