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Are you ready . . . to rumble!
From Turbonegro to Bruce Almighty

updated 4.7.2003

To kick things off, Rune Rebellion and Euroboy from the mighty Turbonegro are . . . ahem . . . probed in our exclusive interview.
    Dave Gahan's Paper Monsters, NOFX's The War On Errorism, Radiohead's Hail To The Thief, Stereophonics' You Gotta Go There To Come Back and dad-rock compilation The Quiet Storm are delicately dissected by the counterculture team, and we take time out to check out Flint - the new band from The Prodigy's Keith Flint - and Ms Dynamite live.
    The eagle-eyed among you will have noticed that we've laid our hands on a pile of The Best Of Backyard Wrestling 2 DVDs and videos to give away. Check out the competition page for full details.
    DVDs? Yup, we've added a new section to counterculture, and we kick things off with reviews of the aforementioned The Best Of Backyard Wrestling 2 and the latest outing for Jackass man Bam Margera in CKY4 - The Latest & Greatest.
    At the flicks we check out Steve Martin and Queen Latifah in Bringing Down The House, and the irrepressible Jim Carrey in Bruce Almighty.

Mr Wizard, get me the hell out of here
The return of Radiohead and a whole lot more

updated 12.6.2003

Since the last update not only have we celebrated counterculture's first anniversary (happy birthday to us), but also our first 200 articles. And it only seems like yesterday . . .
    Movie event of the year? Find out if The Matrix Reloaded is really that damn good. More Neo later . . .
    Live, it doesn't get much more exclusive than Radiohead in Edinburgh, but if that's not enough you can always check the return of former Lemonheads frontman Evan Dando.
    The Matrix Reloaded: The Album joins CD reviews of The Androids, Agoraphobic Nosebleed, Blur, Drunk Horse, Tommy Guerrero, New Wet Kojak and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs.

There's no other way . . .
Blur, AFI, Waterdown and . . . forbidden hair!

updated 19.5.2003

Building on the success of Think Tank, counterculture leads with Blur live at the first of five sold-out nights at London's Astoria. Also reviewed is Fat Wreck Chords' rolling punk extravaganza, Fat Tour Europe 2003, featuring Mad Caddies, Rise Against, The Lawrence Arms and The Flipsides.
    Mutants unite as the the uncanny X-Men return in the blockbuster X2, and the 30-something American Pie, Old School plays it for laughs.
    On CD, The All-American Rejects Swing Swing while goth punks AFI opt to Sing The Sorrow. Caliban and Caustic Resin offer two different takes on retro metal whilst emo heroes Waterdown check out The Files You Have On Me. Mellowdrone offer A Demonstration Of Intellectual Property, Pram haunt the Dark Island, Evanescence give us Fallen and we join in the long-overdue celebration of the ape drape with Mullets Rock!

Bungle no more?
Plus 3 Doors Down, Goldfrapp, Mad Caddies . . .

updated 7.5.2003

As Tomahawk release their second CD Mit Gas, the iconic Mike Patton talks to counterculture about Faith No More, Fantômas, Mr Bungle and a whole lot more.
    At the movies it's Colin Farrell versus Kiefer Sutherland in the psychological thiller Phone Booth.
    Live action this time round comes from Massive Attack and 3 Doors Down; the latter with a little help from Theory Of A Deadman.
    On CD, Goldfrapp go electroclash on Black Cherry, Mad Caddies skank through Just One More, The Cardigans are Long Gone Before Daylight and Linkin Park bring us Meteora.

We're back . . .
And this time it's personal

updated 26.4.2003

Catching up after our protracted absence: Massive Attack's 100th Window, Matchbox Twenty's More Than You Think You Are, Placebo's Sleeping With Ghosts, Turin Brakes with Ether Song and The 'Burn's Sally O'Mattress.
    Live we've got Vanessa Carlton and Linkin Park in the capital. Till next time, keep it tuned . . .

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