Courtney Love Uses Bono As A Character Reference

The saga of Courtney Love's living arrangements continues with another twist in the story.  She is once again off the street, and has moved into a new condo that thankfully didn't require a credit check first.  They did, however, ask for character »»

U2's Adam Clayton Sues Bank Of Ireland

Adam Clayton, bassist for U2, is suing the Bank of Ireland for misappropriation of funds.  The bank allegedly took nearly $7 million from him over a five-year period.  Clayton's former personal assistant is accused of taking the money, and his acco »»

U2 And Taylor Swift Had Highest-Grossing Tours Of 2011

U2 took in $156 million this past year off their tour of North America, earning the #1 position according to Pollstar.  The runner-up was Taylor Swift, with a paltry $97 million haul.  Worldwide, U2 was still the leader with almost $300 million, bu »»

U2, Journey Among Winners Of Billboard Touring Awards

U2 and Journey were among the winners of the Billboard Touring Awards on Thursday.  U2 took home the Top Tour Award for their 360 tour in 2011, while Journey was honored for their 38 years of touring.  Other winners included Taylor Swift and Live N »»

American Idol 2011: Lady Gaga, Carrie Underwood, U2, Beyonce, Jack Black, and More Set to Perform on Season 10 Finale Tonight

Every results show on American Idol has an all-star musical guest performers. The finale of every season usually has an all-star lineup of musical guests. Some of the finalists usually come back to sing a duet with a famous musical act. »»

Moulin Rouge! - Blu-ray Review

Beloved hyper-kinetic musical gets deluxe treatment for high-definition release. »»

U2 Performing Spider-Man Anthem From Musical

It's a good song...but for Spider-Man? »»

Win FREE U2 360° Blu-Ray At The Rose Bowl, Limited Edition Poster [Giveaway]

U2 has released an all-new DVD and IP Music has a big giveaway! We have a limited edition U2 poster and one copy of the U2360 At the Rose Bowl (your choice of DVD or blu-ray). Check it out iTunes Blu-Ray DVD »»

[Review] The Audition - Great Danger

Not that cover art is usually an accurate depiction of an album's contents or anything, but the Evel Knievel-esque figure on the front of this, The Audition's fourth studio album, is as far from a valid visual description of what awaits your ears as possible. ... »»

Disc News: U2 U2 360° Tour Coming to Blu-ray

Interscope Records is allowing U2 fans the ability to relive their own concert experience with the band's second Blu-ray release. »»

MGF Reviews Roxy Music - The Story of Roxy Music: More Than This

Being an initiator of the avant-garde glam-rock scene, the image they portrayed told half, while the music completed the story. More Than This, gives a glimpse into what it may have been like to see or hear Roxy for the first time. ... »»

MGF Presents My Top 21 of the 21st (So Far...)

The title track led the charge, giving us a cathartic feeling of hope that these men and women who sacrificed their lives to try and save others, that their deaths weren’t in vain. This song is so epic, so important and so meaningful even today... well, it’s not coincidence President Obama used it as a campaign song. It’s the number one song of the 21st century, and we’re all the better for it. ... »»


Nominees for the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards were announced Wednesday night. The broadcast will take place Jan. 31, 2010, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Here is a shortened list of nominees from the major categories... »»

MGF Contest: Win U2's The Unforgettable Fire, Remastered on Vinyl!

U2 is releasing vinyl remasters some of their greatest albums, including Boy, October, War, The Joshua Tree and Under a Blood Red Sky. Most recently a vinyl remaster of The Unforgettable Fire was released, and Machine Gun Funk is giving away a copy to one lucky winner! ... »»

It Might Get Loud - Review

It might get awesome is more like it. »»

MGF Reviews Rory Gallagher - Crest of a Wave: The Best of Rory Gallagher

Rory Gallagher is, was and always will be one of the most underrated guitar players and songwriters of his time. Sure, he received an average dose of worldwide attention, including flattering admiration from his peers, but he never got to play arenas... »»

A Moment's All I Ask - 3.18.09

Michael sang Garth Brooks' "Ain't Going Down Til The Sun Comes Up" and it really missed the Garth Brooks hyper energy that made Garth's music special in country music. Michael should be a country singer, but why can't he loosen up? And why do contestants enjoy being smartasses to the judges this year? »»


Apparently not happy with only spending 90 days in prison, rapper DMX is still bringing the shenanigans, and is now being charged with assault after throwing a tantrum, and a tray of food, at a corrections officer, according to the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office. ... »»


Although police have not officially confirmed the identity of woman who was involved in an altercation after which singer Chris Brown was arrested on domestic violence felony battery charges, all signs would point to it being girlfriend Rihanna, and an inside source with the LAPD has allegedly told the Los Angeles Times that this is indeed the case. ... »»

VIII - 12.29.08

The latest hip thing to do is cover Britney Spears' "Womanizer", and Cologne, Germany's Timid Tiger does a great job of making the cover their own. Timid Tiger gives it a electric-hip hop-soul spin and for those of you who don't like Britney, you may like their version instead. »»

MGF Reviews Cold War Kids - Loyalty to Loyalty

The first time I heard Cold War Kids' excellent "Hang Me Out to Dry", thinking that they sounded like at any second they might lose the rhythm and devolve into some ponderous, off-key Radiohead-worship. That they continue to hold onto that steadily bouncing groove throughout the track and match it with a loose Bono-ish warble is part of what made them the apple of every blogger's eye for about 5 minutes. ... »»

More Reasons Why Being Deaf Sucks/Rocks - A Mix for ME

One of my favorite things about coworkers is the sharing of music. In fact, given my misanthropic tendencies I'm going to go out on a limb and say that it's the only thing I like about coworkers. ... During my time in the "702," I had coworkers who tried to sell me on U2 and Lil Wayne with a single mix offered to me by my closest friend out there. U2 and Lil Wayne. Does my move back to Baltimore make any more sense now? ... »»

MGF Reviews ism - Urgency

I knew it would happen eventually. Around 2001, when the garage-rock renaissance came roaring in as a reaction to the hyper-technologized sounds of nu-metal, rock fans were in a tizzy over the idea that rock was getting back to basics; ditching all the techno and hip-hop affectations and bashing out a few chords in a garage, like it used to be. ... »»

A Moment's All I Ask - 6.24.08

I've been stewing on some different albums for a few weeks, undecided on what I'd recommend. Here are some quick takes... »»

MGF Reviews Some Velvet Morning - Silence Will Kill You

I haven’t heard a British rock band sound so good in years and Silence Will Kill You is now one of my favorite albums to date. Meet foot stomping rock n’ roll, music to give you a swift kick in the ass to feel better and addictive indie tunes with power: meet Some Velvet Morning. It’s eleven songs on Silence Will Kill You, of emotionally driven, catchy lyrics that urges you to add your voice and participate in human history. Silence Will Kill You encourages human involvement and there is no excuse to be passive after hearing this record. This is more than just a rock n’ roll album put together to have some fun on a Saturday night, it’s music that wants you to think. »»

A Moment's All I Ask - 5.23.08

I can finally say at the conclusion of this year's American Idol, that America got it right, David Cook won. Even though David Archuleta had the better night, from a overall perspective, Cook is the most marketable and versatile of the two Davids. Archuleta will get a record deal and will still be the Idol of the teenage girls, but Cook is going to be blazing out of the cannon carrying the Idol brand, the way Daughtry could have. It's nice to see two guys who were the two best and most deserving in the final spots. »»

MGF Reviews In the Name of Love: Africa Celebrates U2

In the Name of Love: Africa Celebrates U2 Shout! Factory (4/1/08) World (African) While Bono's been accused of being full of himself and implying that he's a Christ-like figure, one thing that's undeniable is the sheer volume of his philanthropic work, most notably his activism vis-à-vis the culturally rich yet impoverished continent of Africa. Bono and his fellow U2 band mates have been active in founding several charitable organizations with a focus on issues like disease control (particularly AIDS), forgiveness of debts in poor nations and supplying food and medicine for the poor citizens of various African nations. That said, it was only a matter of time until Africa decided to show its appreciation via the musical medium, with a tribute to U2. In the Name of Love: Africa Celebrates U2 features a mix of up-and-coming musicians and well-established crossover acts covering several of the band's most well-known hits. Grammy-winning singer Angélique Kidjo is likely the most recognizable name on the entire album, and starts the festivities with "Mysterious Ways", which trades in its original funk feel for a decidedly more indigenous and festive tone (complete with a strong drum beat and backing choir), and also gets translated into Kidjo's native French. Malian singer/guitarist Vieux Farka Touré's version of "Bullet the Blue Sky", sung in Bamanakan, is a cool, stripped-down track that integrates a dominant element of blues. It's not as powerful as the original, but it's still really enjoyable for what it is. »»

Short Attention Span Theater

Come inside, come inside. There's some musical philosophy, a review of a free EP, a rant against posers, fun, frivolity, and a whole heaping helping of snark. Poppin' Off on the Top This week's Top 10 Hot Modern Rock Singles, as per 1. Foo Fighters, "Long Road to Ruin" Not to offend all the Grohl Trolls out there, but I keep wanting to be as impressed by the Foos as everyone else seems to be and I'm still not getting it. I loved the first album when it came out; I was too young and stupid to realize I was listening to Nirvana's reject bin. Every album since then, they've delved more and more into power pop to the point that I'm a little embarrassed to call them "rock" anymore. Dave is a talented songwriter and musician, and his side projects rarely if ever miss. His voice, though, is just too soothing and sedate to do justice to the songs he's writing. If "Long Road to Ruin" was made by Maroon 5 or someone rather than a band that everyone already respects, it would be written off as the lightweight trifle that it really is. »»

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