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Brad Laidman

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Brad Laidman
Brad Laidman has been a freelance writer since 2000. His work has appeared in Film Threat, Perfect Sound Forever, and Rock and Rap Confidential. His defense of The Kinks' Dave Davies so moved the legendary guitarist that Davies labeled Brad his hero and he has the email to prove it.


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Articles From Brad Laidman
Tuesday Feb 21, 2012 20:00 PM ET
Is Iron Sink the next wave of "soap opera" or the next evolutionary step to the omnipresence of pornography?
Wednesday Feb 15, 2012 40:31 PM ET
Exactly how long after a person's death are you allowed to point out that you never particularly liked them in the first place?
Friday Oct 14, 2011 40:00 AM ET
Rush Hour 4 soon to be in theaters?
Saturday Oct 8, 2011 40:00 AM ET
Could it be that most of our Judaism has been lost to the study of Adolf Hitler?
Wednesday Oct 5, 2011 40:00 PM ET
Ever been truly inspired by a lie?
Tuesday Oct 4, 2011 50:00 PM ET
Chicagoans were awed and amazed by Jordan's drive and athletic skill, but it was Payton who grasped their hearts.
Wednesday Sep 28, 2011 55:00 AM ET
Can Axl reunite with Slash? Will they let Steven Adler out of his televised rehab gigs? I doubt it.
Thursday Sep 22, 2011 55:00 AM ET
Simon and Paula are back and a hippie exposes himself - who could ask for anything more?
Tuesday Sep 20, 2011 30:00 AM ET
The season premiere of the "new and improved" Two and Half Men offered a lot of sucking, and very little else.
Sunday Sep 18, 2011 35:00 PM ET
Keep your paws off my favorite movie, brah!
Monday Sep 12, 2011 20:00 PM ET
I guess they call them spoilers for a reason.
Saturday Sep 10, 2011 20:00 AM ET
Call me a fool, but this Jew's a sucker for violence and Mel Gibson.
Monday Sep 5, 2011 00:00 AM ET
David Bowie's audience was one that could deal with the fluid and the outrageous. Garth Brooks' audience... er, not so much.
Sunday Sep 4, 2011 30:00 AM ET
Message to Donny: Somehow the teen idol thing never stopped Michael Jackson from progressing into more serious adult music.
Thursday Sep 1, 2011 00:00 AM ET
I’ve been really down in the dumps of late. My life isn’t what I want it to be and either is the world. Then I saw The Hooters 2011 International Swimsuit Pageant and I instantly felt ten times worse.
Saturday Aug 27, 2011 55:00 AM ET
American: The Bill Hicks Story manages to be the definitive portrait of Bill Hicks not only for his career highlights, but for its amazing ability to bring a caring, vital, driven and loving human being back to life.
Friday Aug 26, 2011 05:00 PM ET
Have a tired but profitable entertainment franchise with a problematic star? No problem, because Hollywood has got your problem all solved. Put Ashton Kutcher in it!
Wednesday Aug 17, 2011 10:00 AM ET
End this show, because it's getting to the point where this relationship is starting to deserve a post-it note break up.
Tuesday Aug 16, 2011 00:00 AM ET
Someday we will all be judged by the porn we've watched... I may sound like Pat Robertson, but really, if Pat Robertson has the world figured out then I'm definitely going to hell.
Monday Aug 15, 2011 30:00 AM ET
I cry every single time I see Sinead's "Nothing Compares 2 U" video, so she can damn well look however she wants.
Friday Aug 5, 2011 00:00 AM ET
MTV today is a behemoth that has little to do with music, but for the innocence of what was (if it ever was truly there) I leave you with this charming Christmas performance featuring Billy Squier and those original VJs.
Thursday Aug 4, 2011 00:00 AM ET
From day one MTV could rot your teeth instantly, but time after time great stuff would explode out at you from some random place and your life would be changed forever.
Wednesday Aug 3, 2011 00:00 AM ET
Has anyone ever been as cool as Fab 5 Freddy just for existing?
Tuesday Aug 2, 2011 00:00 AM ET
Michael Jackson became so popular that a delighted MTV decided "Hey, if it's Michael Jackson they want, let's give them nothing, but Michael Jackson."
Monday Aug 1, 2011 00:00 AM ET
Here's how stupid I am - I'm writing a piece on MTV's 30th anniversary and for a second I was stumped by how old I was when MTV started.
Saturday Jul 30, 2011 05:00 PM ET
Jennifer Aniston will continue to be in bad movies (actually Bosses was pretty decent) and continue to promote them with the sexiest non-nude magazine covers in the business and I will continue to be her bitch until she retires with a huge stack of cash and I'm left broke, alone, and frustrated.
Friday Jul 29, 2011 15:00 PM ET
While I worry for Dave Chappelle, I also owe him for the thousands of times he's made me laugh and made me think. I truly hope he does whatever it is he needs to do to keep himself grounded and happy.
Saturday Jul 16, 2011 55:00 PM ET
It’s the 21st century; there is simply no need to have gays committing suicide and being bullied just because the religious right in this country can’t handle nature.
Monday Jul 11, 2011 30:00 AM ET
After the 77th time you're around for a seismic change in rock history, it becomes pretty hard to call it luck.
Saturday Jul 9, 2011 30:00 AM ET
I get it Nancy. You think that killing children is bad. Me too, but I don’t pick at the deceased corpse for three years like a vulture.
Thursday Jul 7, 2011 55:00 AM ET
"It's not going to stop us protesting our right to wear a helmet or not wear a helmet. It's your own risk."
Wednesday Jul 6, 2011 45:00 PM ET
Drew, take a good hard look at yourself. You aren't Chelsea Handler. It's okay to NOT have a televised opinion on every single celebrity mishap in the world.
Sunday Jul 3, 2011 55:00 PM ET
I just don't see myself ever extolling the grandeur that was Paul Newman, Steve McQueen, and Shia LaBeouf.
Monday Jun 27, 2011 55:00 PM ET
Remember kids, anywhere there's a horn dog man fathering secret children or texting his penis to his constituents, there's probably a stupid girl not far from ground zero!
Thursday Jun 23, 2011 00:00 AM ET
If you had truly loved him ... you would have told him to stop!
Tuesday Jun 21, 2011 10:00 AM ET
I know that he has an album to promote. I'll even buy it because it doesn't have his face on the cover. Just please don't let his visage onto the public airways again!
Monday Jun 20, 2011 40:00 PM ET
Film critic Gene Siskel used to own John Travolta's white disco suit from Saturday Night Fever, but really after Wild Hogs and Battlefield Earth, it's pretty hard to deny Reynolds claim that the Monroe dress is the holy grail of movie memorabilia.
Saturday Jun 11, 2011 20:00 AM ET
If you're the kind of guy that likes to text his penis to dozens of women, then you shouldn't get married until you are as old as Warren Beatty was when he wed Annette Bening.
Thursday Jun 9, 2011 05:00 AM ET
Way to go Cooper. Thank God, someone is talking truth to power over there on CNN. The phrase "shooting fish in a barrel" didn't come to mind at all during your take down?
Tuesday Jun 7, 2011 50:00 AM ET
Can't we just elect Steve Jobs dictator for life so we can finally get something done in America?
Saturday Jun 4, 2011 45:00 AM ET
Kevorkian, though he ran for Congress in 2008, was by no means much of a politician. He was, in fact, clearly a full-fledged zealot, with zero interest in parsing his words or his meaning.
Tuesday May 31, 2011 40:00 AM ET
Now, as much as I rooted for this relationship to succeed, Adrianne Curry is just way too fun to be sitting around the house playing naked World of Warcraft.
Sunday May 29, 2011 30:00 AM ET
The history of the world is filled with people who argued until they were blue in the face about the concept of God and Heaven, but perhaps we've never seen a showdown of pure intellect quite like this week's top celebrity feud.
Thursday May 26, 2011 55:00 AM ET
Much as this show desperately tried to amuse us with marching bands, explosions, pyrotechnics, big voices, and a really bad singer and dancer in an ever more glittery rose suit, teen girls across the country kept voting for a really laid back kid with an oh so low voice and a yen for Jesus.
Thursday May 19, 2011 00:00 PM ET
Here is some advice to Lars Von Trier or anyone else who decides to walk the tightrope of funny. Dude, don't go there. It's just not worth it.
Tuesday May 17, 2011 05:00 PM ET
Rockers not only risked their health by using drugs for a competitive advantage, a lot of them actually died from them! Even worse -- a lot of them enjoyed them!
Monday May 16, 2011 15:00 PM ET
Britney Spears has somehow managed to mount a comeback after being bat shit crazy enough to, among other things, marry and reproduce with Kevin Federline.
Saturday May 14, 2011 40:00 PM ET
What will they do with replacement Ashton Kutcher? Honestly, I'm not even sure if they have a clue. In all likelihood they just went out and got the biggest star willing to scab onto Charlie's gold mine and plan on passing around a bong for the rest of the summer's writing meetings...
Friday May 13, 2011 31:53 AM ET
For about the past three or four weeks I found myself unable to care about anyone besides James Durbin and now that he's gone I'm not sure I can stomach much more than to be a YouTube scanner for the rest of the season.
Thursday May 12, 2011 34:31 AM ET
I don't even really know what color her hair is anymore. How does she still merit so much attention? Does she live naked in a teepee in the lobby of the TMZ office?

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