Fake Band Find: Skunk Barf

Skunk Barf may seem like a one-, maybe two-note joke from the Weird Al biopic Weird: The Al Yankovic Story, but there’s more to the punk group than meets the eye.

Just a Bunch of Fake Boy Bands and Girl Groups

Watch music videos and more from another, better, fictional universe.

From ‘Cantina Band’ to Power Ballads and Pop-Punk: The Evolution of Source Music in the Star Wars Universe

Music in the galaxy far, far away has been sounding less and less alien.

Hit It, Max: The Galactic Funk of Star Wars Jizz-Wailer Max Rebo

Look, I get it. Long-running movie and TV series — even Star Wars — occasionally have to kill off established characters to remind audiences what’s at stake. So help me god,…

Otis! My Man!

The singer from the most famous toga party in moviedom was alive and well in the eighties. Sort of.

The ’80s Rock & Roll Revival and How the Traveling Wilburys Took It to the Mainstream

Read about the Reagan-era successes of Carl Perkins, the Everly Brothers and so many more.

Drugs, Dictators and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

I thought I had moved on from my Ninja Turtles obsession. But then this happened.

Cowabunga! When the Ninja Turtles and a Rapping Bart Simpson Stormed the Pop Charts

The cartoon stars led the early nineties tot-rock trend.

A Brief History of the Elwood Blues Revue, Part III: Elwood Finds His Way Home

The Blues Brother and his band were all over the place in the late eighties and early nineties.

When Fictional Bands Led an R&B and Soul Music Revival

Or: What do Bruce Willis, a bunch of animated raisins, and Mallory from the TV sitcom Family Ties have in common?