Imagine Dragons Discuss Their Success; Slay New York

Imagine Dragon’s Dan Reynolds at the Feb. 23 sold-out show at Roseland in NYC. Photo/Jon Chattman Lou Diamond Phillips is an icon in this business who unjustly hasn’t had a role he could sink his teeth into for years. That is, until now. In their music video for “Radioactive,” Imagine Dragons utilize the “La Bamba” ..

A-Sides with Michelle Branch

98 Degrees. Limp Bizkit. O-Town. So many artists from the Total Request Live (TRL) era have gone the way of the dodo or, fittingly, videos on MTV. Not Michelle Branch. Commercial success has followed the singer/songwriter since she unleashed her debut single “Everywhere” in 2001, which was played everywhere by the way (the album it ..

Sara Benincasa: thecheappop.com interview

Photo/Lauren Goldberg She’s a comic, writer, radio talk show, and as far as I know, the only person to interview anyone in a bathtub (well, her bathtub anyway). She’s Sara Benincasa, and she’s in a word: frickin’ amazing. OK, that’s two words. The comedienne arguably isn’t a household name just yet but she will be ..

Best Mustache Ever with Sara Benincasa

“Burt Reynolds is obviously a god among men when it comes to mustaches. We all bow before him.” Stay tuned for our full interview with Sara, who is hosting Westchester’s First ‘Stache Off in White Plains, N.Y. on Nov. 14. For more deets, email me

Hard-rock Queen Lita Ford Aims to Reclaim her Crown

By Jon Chattman The hard rock queen is about to retake her throne. Lita Ford is releasing her first full album (“Wicked Wonderful”) in nearly 15 years and on Sunday, she’s going to share songs off that record as well as old favorites with audiences at the Ridgefield Playhouse at 80 East Ridge in Connecticut. ..

Josh Hoge: thecheappop.com interview

The Hoge Truth By Mike Johnson Josh Hoge went Good Will Hunting and it backfired, but only slightly. After going to California to “see about a girl” and pursue a relationship that wound up falling apart, Josh was left with the inspiration to lay down the tracks for “Everything She Was,” his debut album set ..