YINZ LUV header image 1

Lyle & Jim: Yeezus & Swizzle

July 22nd, 2016


Lyle Preslar (Minor Threat, Caroline Records) and Jim Shearer (MTV/VH1) discuss:

The re-beefing of Kanye West and Taylor Swift; Prophets of Rage and Third Eye Blind attempting to shake things up at the RNC; Temple of the Dog's comeback; going against the wishes of Queen; Coldplay taking a trip Back to the Future; Mike D getting his own radio show; the common thread between Aimee Mann and Def Leppard; and how to curb one-way political rants on social media.


Lyle & Jim: Race in America

July 13th, 2016


Returning from their three-week summer hiatus, Lyle Preslar (Minor Threat, Caroline Records) and Jim Shearer (MTV/VH1) discuss:

Race in America; The Game & Snoop Dogg's peaceful sit-down with the LAPD; the outcome of the Led Zeppelin "Stairway To Heaven" copyright infringement case; Erykah Badu lending her talents to a most-worthy cause; Joe Perry collapsing at a recent concert; Cypress Hill's mega-deluxe reissue of their debut album; Garth Brooks' new web series; the coolest porta-potties in NYC; Corey Taylor slapping the cellphone out of a fan's hands at a recent Slipknot concert; and, of course, Pokemon.


Yinz Luv ‘Da Guins: Stanley Cup Champs!

June 18th, 2016

Song of the Summer Predictions

June 18th, 2016

Lyle & Jim: Orlando

June 15th, 2016


Lyle Preslar (Minor Threat, Caroline Records) and Jim Shearer (MTV/VH1) discuss:

The historic tragedy in Orlando; the shooting death of Christina Grimmie; Led Zeppelin in court; Kanye West's arena tour; Hamilton winning big at the Tony Awards; Weird Al's accordion-shaped box set; The Deftones' Chino Moreno performing inside a volcano; and whether or not Lyle will join Jim's Beastie Boys super-group.

Lyle & Jim: The Greatest

June 8th, 2016


Lyle Preslar (Minor Threat, Caroline Records) and Jim Shearer (MTV/VH1) discuss:

The pop-cultural and musical legacy of Muhammad Ali; Kanye West's surprise concert that never happened; Metallica's rendition of the "Star Spangled Banner"; Drake's chart dominance; the return of The Descendents; Axl Rose trying to corral the internet; and what it was like for our resident punk rock legend to attend a Selena Gomez concert.


Lyle & Jim: Prophets of Rage

June 1st, 2016


Lyle Preslar (Minor Threat, Caroline Records) and Jim Shearer (MTV/VH1) discuss:

The Rage Against The Machine/Public Enemy/Cypress Hill supergroup Prophets of Rage; AC/DC officially rescheduling make-up dates with Axl Rose as their frontman; Questlove paying tribute to Prince; Jack White making his first TV theme song; Snoop Dogg's stance on TV & Film depicting slavery; Ronnie Wood being a brand new father; choices to make at this weekend's Governor's Ball; the last time Minor Threat said no; and what we think about The Gorilla.

Lyle & Jim: Supergroups, Misfits & Lemonade

May 26th, 2016


Lyle Preslar (Minor Threat, Caroline Records) and Jim Shearer (MTV/VH1) discuss: 

The Billboard Music Awards; Rage Against The Machine's latest supergroup; the passing of founding Beastie Boys member, John Berry; David Crosby's take on Neil Young's take on Donald Trump; Jay-Z rapping about lemonade and elevators; an Act of God halting a Beyoncé show; Radiohead playing "Creep"; Chewbacca Mom; and The Misfits reunion.


Johnny Berry: The Lost Beastie Boy

May 21st, 2016


We lost another Beastie Boy, this time not its de facto leader, but one of its lost members: founding guitarist, John Berry.

The history of popular music is full of stories story about someone getting kicked out or not sticking around before their band eventually becomes massively famous. They become a trivia question for the ages, as young fans form conclusions on how stupid someone could be at blowing their shot at the big time, too naïve to realize that it would take prophetic foresight to assume your garage band would one day perform in a sold-out basketball arena.

John Berry was one of those guys.

Popular music is also filled with stories of irresistible personalities, those able to catalyze and create ideas that are just wild enough to work.

John Berry was one of those guys, too.

Keep reading →

Lyle & Jim: Kiedis, Kesha, Pet Sounds

May 18th, 2016


Lyle Preslar (Minor Threat, Caroline Records) and Jim Shearer (MTV/VH1) discuss: 

Red Hot Chili Peppers cancelling a headlining set at the KROQ Weenie Roast due to Anthony Kiedis being taken to the hospital; Sinead O'Connor reported going missing; Kesha's record label not allowing her to perform at the Billboard Music Awards; the passing of Guy Clark; the 50th Anniversary of Pet Sounds; Moby's new book; P. Diddy reuniting Bad Boy; Sia's world tour; and why long-cut herbs are all the rage this summer.