Phil Freeman appears in the following:
Wednesday, November 02, 2011
Lou Reed and Metallica have just released this year’s frontrunner for strangest musical collaboration: Lulu, a 10-song album inspired by the work of German Expressionist playwright Frank Wedekind. We get reactions from Maura Johnston of the Village Voice and Phil Freeman, music writer and editor of RoadRunnerRecords.com. Plus, Maura and Phil help us explore unusual musical partnerships – and they offer their picks of the good and not so good.
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Twenty years ago, Seattle’s grunge scene exploded. This Saturday will mark two decades since Nirvana’s watershed album, “Nevermind,” was released – and their Seattle sister band, Pearl Jam, also released its debut album, "Ten," less than a month before. There is, of course, no better way to mark the occasion than to pit the two groups against each other in a Soundcheck Smackdown. MSN music blogger Phil Freeman and music journalist Jeanne Fury face off in a dirty rock band debate.
Tuesday, February 08, 2011
After a hiatus, the Detroit-born rock duo with the matching outfits and matching names have called it quits -- which makes them ripe for a Smackdown. Emily Rems, managing editor of Bust Magazine, and Phil Freeman, writer of the Headbang metal blog for MSN Music and editor of Burning Ambulance, join us to debate the legacy of The White Stripes. And: music writer Gary Graff tells us about the Detroit scene that Meg and Jack White came up in…and wound their way out of.
Tuesday, November 09, 2010
Led Zeppelin nostalgia is at a fever pitch, with rock heir Jason Bonham leading a tribute tour and biographer Stephen Davis revisiting the subject matter that made his “Hammer of the Gods” tell-all so scandalous. Today, our single-song edition of the Tuesday debate throws down the gauntlet on the band's controversial classic, “Stairway to Heaven:” arena anthem or eight minutes too long? Guests include Emily Rems, managing editor of Bust Magazine, and Phil Freeman, writer of the Headbang metal blog for MSN Music.