National One-Hit Wonders Day Quiz
Today we sing the praises of the one-hit wonder (OHW)—pop music's most prodigious benefactor, the artist who keeps on giving even after he or she or they is no longer selling and is setting the GPS for Branson. Yet there is power in the relevance of the irrelevant, my fellow babies, and much to be admired in those who dared to be forgotten. In their honor we present this quiz. (Trigger warning: there are wrong answers, lots of them, just like in real life, watch your ass.)
Sep 25, 2019 - 9:47
Roger Daltrey's Hair Forces Cancellation of Who Tour
Complications surrounding singer Roger Daltrey’s hair have forced The Who to postpone a North American tour that had been scheduled to begin on September 24 in Portland, Oregon. According to a press release issued by the band’s Who’s Left productions, Mr. Daltrey’s hair, 71, contracted follicular meningitis and was ordered by a doctor to rest. As a result, “The Who Hits 50!” tour, which would have concluded in December 13 in Oakland, California, has been postponed in its entirety.
Sep 20, 2015 - 10:09
Taylor Swift Placed Under Suicide Watch (Breaking News)
Taylor Swift has been placed under a suicide watch by concerned members of her entourage, the Pug Bus learned today. The popular, six-foot-tall singer-songwriter has been sideswiped by increasingly severe and frequent panic attacks that have played havoc with her mental health and with her ability to write revenge songs.
Jul 27, 2013 - 5:49
Paul McCartney Marries Another Plain-Looking Vegetarian
LONDON - Paul McCartney wed American heiress Nancy Shevell in a brief civil ceremony in London yesterday. Ms. Shevell, 51, is the third in a series of remarkably plain, vegetarian women whom Mr. McCartney, 69, has married.
Oct 10, 2011 - 8:03
An Open Letter to the Rolling Stones
Dear Mick, Keith, Charlie, and the New Guy,
I have learned recently that you geezers might be touring next year. Please don't. In the name of all that's wrinkled, wizened, and way past its prime—namely you sorry git—take a minute to stop and think about what you're doing. You look like shite; you sound like shite. Indeed, I don't think Brian Jones looks any worse than you wankers do these days
Sep 10, 2011 - 3:36
RIAA Sues Fetus as Accessory to Illegal Downloading
NEW YORK -- The RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) has lowered the bar in its war against music piracy. In a surprising legal maneuver the RIAA slapped a four-month-old fetus with a Baby Doe warrant for being an accessory to its mother's illegal downloading of three Trout Fishing in America CDs and several other CDs of children's music.
Mar 4, 2010 - 10:01
Musicians Admit to Only Pretending to Like Pete Seeger
Dave Matthews, Bruce Springsteen, and a host of musicians who have appeared with folk singer Pete Seeger during the last few years have admitted they were "only pretending to like" the ninety-year-old Seeger and his music.
Mar 3, 2010 - 12:38
Lil' Wayne Sentencing Postponed for Hemorrhoid Surgery
NEW YORK - Once again an attorney for Lil' Wayne has requested a postponement of the rapscallion's jail sentencing for attempted gun possession. The sentencing had been scheduled originally for last month, but Judge Charles H. Solomon agreed to a request for a postponement because Lil' Wayne needed eight root canals and complex dental-implant work
Mar 2, 2010 - 1:11
Klaus Harmony Tribute Band Will Rock 2011 Super Bowl
A German Klaus Harmony tribute band calling themselves the Wondercrotchens is scheduled to rock the 2011 Super Bowl, according to a National Football League spokesperson. Their appearance will mark the first ever performance by a tribute band at the famed sporting event.
Feb 8, 2010 - 7:52
Van Morrison Files for Intellectual Bankruptcy
DUBLIN - Irish singer and curmudgeon Van Morrison has filed for intellectual bankruptcy, according to a notice published on his official website&mdsah;The Gospel According to St. Van.
Jan 11, 2010 - 10:00