Gossip’s Beth Ditto is a gorgeous rockstar with a huge voice by night, but by day she is just a regular Southern girl who likes to shop at Loehmann’s. Here, she tells a story about her first brush with fame at the bicentennial of her hometown— Georgetown, Arkansas.
All music in this piece is by Gossip. Please listen to their incredible new album, A Joyful Noise. It is made to sing (and dance!) along to.
Butch Vig is a legendary producer. You might have heard of his work—Nirvana’s Nevermind, maybe? He’s also the drummer for Garbage, one of the most prolific and recognized rock bands of all time. So Butch has performed a lot—over 1,000 shows, all counted. But his most memorable show of all was in Serbia. In a castle. Surrounded by zombies.
All the music in this piece was by Garbage. Listen to their latest album, Not Your Kind of People. It is catchy and it kills. Thanks so much to Butch and the band!
Fun is known for their hit single, “We Are Young,” featuring Janelle Monae, but the fierce and fiery band has slew of killer songs featuring fervent violins and thundering piano riffs. Nate Ruess’ earnest lyrics soar alongside Andrew Dost and Jack Antonoff’s melodies. In this story, Jack talks about seeing a local production of the musical “Pippin” that goes violently awry.
All the music in this piece was by Fun and the 1972 Broadway cast of Pippin. Check out Fun’s new album, Some Nights, and catch them on tour this summer!