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The Pretender: Why I Can’t Stand Dave Grohl
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Editor’s note: With the news of Dave Grohl’s latest act of musical heroism (he apparently broke his leg during a show and kept playing), we thought we’d take a look back at one writer’s take on the Foo Fighters frontman.

I’ve got another confession to make: I can’t stand Dave Grohl.

I say this firmly, and people look at me like they just walked out of a warm porta-potty at Bonnaroo. Their face contorts to an expression somewhere between anger and confusion – they know they’re supposed to be appalled but forget why – until they finally blast out a large “WHAT?” More

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Boston bands dress up: Best Halloween cover shows (including Dio!)
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Halloween brings one of Boston’s coolest local music traditions, with bands taking the stage (sometimes in costume) as a more famous/often hilarious musical act. You may be particularly intrigued this year in the week leading up to ‘ween, particularly if you have an appetite for pizza, Green Day, or EDM. If cover sets aren’t your thing, there are plenty of Halloween-themed shows, including RadioBDC’s Retro Halloween Ball at Ned Devine’s on Oct. 31. But wherever you go, make sure you dress the part. Nothing is more embarrassing than not looking like a total idiot at a Halloween show. Here are our picks for Boston’s best cover sets this October. More