Top Posts Of The Month: 2010

Here is a breakdown of the top A.D.D. posts for each month in 2010. You can see what trended each month and throughout the year!



JANUARY 2010


Facinelli As Cullen1. Peter Facinelli: New Moon Rising — With over 40,000 accumulated visits, this blog entry makes me think that if I just had a site devoted to Twilight that it’d be huge. But then that would defeat the purpose of what I’m trying to do here.


398px-Julie_Benz_headshot2. What’s A Sweet Gal Like You Doing In A Bloody Show Like This? — Julie Benz may be departing Dexter for Desperate Housewives, but this career-spanning interview is an evergreen piece.




3. Spreading The Gospel Of Filth — Cradle Of Filth fans keep flocking to this story. And I don’t mind one bit.




4. You Sherwood Not Want To Make A Mochrie Out Of These Two — Chatting with comedy veterans Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood was enlightening and entertaining.



5. Emilie Autumn’s Personal Asylum, Parts One and Two — Emilie’s highly personal interview with ADD gave us deeper insight into her beguiling music.





FEBRUARY 2010


Facinelli As Cullen1. Peter Facinelli: New Moon Rising — This has been number one on ADD’s Top 5 posts for four straights month. Peter Facinelli + Twilight = lots of Google traffic.




Busy Phillips flashes us a smile.2. Bubbly Busy Philipps Takes An Odyssey Into Cougar Town — You may best remember her from Dawson’s Creek, but Busy wants you to love her as much as Courteney Cox’s gal pal in Cougar Town. And it seems that many people do.


3. What’s A Sweet Gal Like You Doing In A Bloody Show Like This? — No matter what she’s acting in — Saw V, Dexter or Rambo — Julie Benz keeps people watching. This story is a perennial ADD favorite.



4. Spreading The Gospel Of Filth — Dani Filth discusses the new Cradle Of Filth book, which delves into everything dark, devious and dangerous. This story has spent four months in ADD’s Top 5!



5. Emilie Autumn’s Personal Asylum, Parts One and Two — Emilie’s highly personal interview with ADD is one of our most refreshing and intriguing entries.






MARCH 2010


1. Digital Playlist: Simone Simons — Epica’s lead singer finally knocked the reigning five-month champ down to the #2 slot this month. Fan interest in her favorite current songs was so big on the first day that it nearly crashed my server.


Facinelli As Cullen2. Peter Facinelli: New Moon Rising — Peter Facinelli + Twilight = lots of Google traffic. Which suits me just fine.





Busy Phillips flashes us a smile.3. Bubbly Busy Philipps Takes An Odyssey Into Cougar Town — Life on Cougar Town is good for Busy, and her fans can’t seem to get enough of her. Another regularly popular feature.



4. Journey: The Biggest Classic Rock Band Ever? — Part of the reason that these guys are popular again is all the Gleeks showing love to “Don’t Stop Believin'”.



5. Inside The Syfy Channel Upfront 2010 — This photo gallery of the annual Syfy Upfront event was a big hit and was even tweeted out by Syfy itself.



6. The Red Rocker and Tequila King: Part 1 — Sammy Hagar’s revelations about his $80 million tequila business gave readers new insight into his non-musical life.



7. “Caprica” Producers: No Frakking Regrets — Ron Moore is always good for fun quotes, and his comments about Battlestar Galactica‘s cultural impact resonated with fans.



8. Alessandra Torresani: Life On “Caprica” — She gave the quote that made fanboys’ hearts flutter: “I’m convinced I’m going to meet my soulmate at a convention.”



9. Ten ’80s Hard Rock Anthems You Need To Hear — This video collection offers a fun look back at both hitmakers and cult rockers from the ’80s who were living large and loud, from Autograph to Stone Fury.



10. Emilie Autumn’s Personal Asylum, Parts One and Two — Emilie’s highly personal interview with ADD has been one of our most refreshing and intriguing entries.






APRIL 2010


1. Emilie Autumn’s Personal Asylum, Part Two — Emilie’s fans keep flocking to this highly personal interview, which has been one of our most refreshing and intriguing entries.


Facinelli As Cullen2. Peter Facinelli: New Moon Rising — Peter Facinelli + Twilight = lots of Google traffic. It’s a reliable formula.




Busy Phillips flashes us a smile.3. Bubbly Busy Philipps Takes An Odyssey Into Cougar Town — Life on Cougar Town is good for Busy, and her fans can’t seem to get enough of her. Another regularly popular feature.



4. Spreading The Gospel Of Filth — With the softcover version of the Cradle Of Filth book finally out, fan interest in this interview has been renewed.



5. From The Mainstream To The Fringe: Part Two — Joshua Jackson discusses Fringe, his fiancee Diane Kruger and a theoretical return to Dawson’s Creek.



6. The Red Rocker and Tequila King: Part 1 — Sammy Hagar’s revelations about his $80 million tequila business gave readers new insight into his non-music life.



7. Digital Playlist: Chuck Billy — The Testament frontman reveals the Top 5 songs in his iPod.




8. Mad Anthony’s Hot Band And Hot Sauce, Part One and Two — This in-depth, two-part interview with Chickenfoot/ex-Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony takes us beyond the music and hot rods, food and facials.


9. Hit-Girl: The Real Kick-Ass — The girl who people think is the true star of Kick-Ass, Chloe Moretz, talks about her controversial role in the edgy superhero movie.



10. We’re Off To See The Wizard…At Tavern On The Green — Following the death of Meinhardt Raabe, the Munchkin coroner from The Wizard Of Oz, my Oz and Munchkin-related posts gained new popularity, and The View even asked to use one of my photos of the remaining four Munchkins on the air.




MAY 2010


Facinelli As Cullen1. Peter Facinelli: New Moon Rising — I’m running out of things to say about this post, which has been in the Top 5 for seven months now. Facinelli keeps the Twi-Hards coming in, and ADD thanks him.




2. Amanda Tapping Still Craves The Stage — My chat with Amanda Tapping from the 2010 Syfy Upfront found us focusing on her theatrical and non-Sanctuary endeavors, and as usual, it was quite popular.



3. Emilie Autumn’s Personal Asylum, Part Two — I can hear other posts getting jealous and whining, “Emilie, Emilie, Emilie!” Her fans do love her and this in-depth interview, which continues to draw visitors every month.



4. Bubbly Busy Philipps Takes An Odyssey Into Cougar TownCougar Town co-star Busy Philipps stays quite busy on my site. Another regularly popular feature.



5. Restless And Wild Again, Accepts Storms New York City — ADD went into and behind-the-scenes at Accept’s first New York show in fifteen years, which also was their inaugural gig with new singer Marc Tornillo, formerly of TT Quick.


6. Becoming The Ghost — My interview with Ewan McGregor for his film The Ghost Writer, which is due out on DVD soon, benefited both from searches on him and his role as a young Obi-Wan Kenobi in the Star Wars prequel trilogy.


7. Spreading The Gospel Of Filth — Cradle Of Filth continues beguiling black metal and horror fans; plus frontman Dani Filth is always an entertaining interview.


8. Inside The Daniel Lioneye Listening Party — When HIM was in NYC for a three-night stand at the Fillmore, guitarist Linde Lindstrom and his bandmates, including two HIM members, met with fans and friends at a bar around the corner. And ADD was there.


9. What’s A Sweet Gal Like You Doing In A Bloody Show Like This? — No matter what she’s acting in — Saw V, Dexter, Desperate Housewives or Rambo — Julie Benz keeps people watching. This story is a perennial ADD favorite.


10. Ville Valo’s Tragic-Romantic Ecstasy— This video collection of HIM singer Ville Valo’s collaborative projects spans metal to pop to Finnish folk and is essential listening for his devout fans.





JUNE 2010


1. Joe Satriani Talks Solo Album, New Chickenfoot Songs, Politics — This smart, in-depth interview with guitar god and Chickenfoot member Joe Satriani was the fastest growing and largest new story in ADD’s history. He even linked to it from his Facebook page, and that sent fans rushing to this site.

2. Rob Halford: Back To The Future — ADD’s extensive chat with the Metal God covered a wide range of topics: the making of British Steel, Judas Priest’s future star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame and his thoughts on being a middle aged rocker.


3. Emilie Autumn’s Personal Asylum, Part Two — This is one story that, several months after being posted, will never die. Even if it did, it would come back from the dead. How very Goth.


Facinelli As Cullen4. Peter Facinelli: New Moon Rising — This has been in the Top 5 for eight months now, and with Twilight: Eclipse having just been released, expect it to stay here for months to come.




5. Duncan Sheik: Screams To Whispers — I interviewed the pop star turned Broadway composer for both Grammy.com and a Stage Directions cover story, and I provided links to both stories here.



6. Bubbly Busy Philipps Takes An Odyssey Into Cougar TownCougar Town co-star Busy Philipps is a hit on the site. And I just interviewed her again in Monte-Carlo!



7. Inside The 50th Annual Monte-Carlo Television Festival — This was my second time at this glamorous event in three years, and the first time that I took enough candid celebrity shots for a photo gallery.



8. Becoming The Ghost — My interview with Ewan McGregor for his film The Ghost Writer has benefited from searches on his role as a young Obi-Wan Kenobi in the Star Wars prequel trilogy. And hey, you get this great Q&A as a bonus.


9. Restless And Wild Again, Accept Storms New York City — ADD went into and behind-the-scenes at Accept’s first New York show in fifteen years, which also was their inaugural gig with new singer Marc Tornillo, formerly of TT Quick.


10. Ville Valo’s Tragic-Romantic Ecstasy— This video collection of HIM singer Ville Valo’s collaborative projects spans metal to pop to Finnish folk and is essential listening for his devout fans.





JULY 2010


1. Emilie Autumn’s Personal Asylum, Parts One and Two — This is one story that, several months after being posted, will never die. Even if it did, it would come back from the dead. How very Goth.


Facinelli As Cullen2. Peter Facinelli: New Moon Rising — A new Twilight movie = increased visits to this Peter Facinelli entry. Amazing.





3. Chester Bennington In “SAW 3D” Trailer — When IGN posted the SAW 3D trailer, other sites picked up on it, but no one seemed to notice that the singer for Linkin Park was in it. It’s pretty obvious. Well, it is if you’re a Linkin Park fan.


4. Joe Satriani Talks Solo Album, New Chickenfoot Songs, Politics — The fastest growing and largest new story in ADD’s history continues drawing in readers during its second month in the Top 5. Satch fans are loyal!



5. Michael Sheen: Volturi. Lycan. Rabbit. — The talented thespian weighs in on his diverse career, stage and screen work and on Robert Pattinson.




6. Becoming The Ghost — My interview with Ewan McGregor for his film The Ghost Writer has benefited from searches on his role as a young Obi-Wan Kenobi in the Star Wars prequel trilogy. And hey, you get this great Q&A as a bonus.


7. Rob Halford: Back To The Future — ADD’s extensive chat with the Metal God covered a wide range of topics: the making of British Steel, Judas Priest’s future star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame and his thoughts on being a middle aged rocker.


8. Geek Girls Invade Comic-Con — Our first guest blogger, Kate Kotler, shows us that geek girl power is alive and thriving at Comic-Con, moreso than ever before.



9. Remember Me: Stirring Up Controversy And Emotions — My essays for both ADD and AOL about the controversy over Robert Pattinson’s recent non-Twilight film inspired an amazing amount of interactive reader dialogue on both sites. It’s one of my proudest moments as a writer. Months later it is still reaching people.

10. Digital Playlist: Justin Broadrick — The Godflesh and Jesu frontman/guitarist reveals the Top 5 songs in his iPod, and his selections surprised some fans.





AUGUST 2010


1. Emilie Autumn’s Personal Asylum, Parts One and Two — Nine months after being posted, this story keeps drawing in thousands of readers every month. I guess we should plan a sequel soon.



2. Becoming The Ghost — A.D.D.’s interview with Ewan McGregor for his film The Ghost Writer has benefited from Google searches on everything from his role as a young Obi-Wan Kenobi in the Star Wars prequel trilogy to his association with director Michael Bay.


3. Joe Satriani Talks Solo Album, New Chickenfoot Songs, Politics — The fastest growing and largest new story in A.D.D.’s history continues drawing in readers during its third month in the Top 5. Satch fans are loyal!



4. Chester Bennington In “SAW 3D” Trailer — The buzz seems to be building on Chester Bennington’s appearance in the forthcoming SAW 3D movie. We’ll see how much of a goremeister he has become.



5. Corey Taylor Explores The Seven Deadly Sins — The Stone Sour/Slipknot frontman’s first book, espousing his views on the Seven Deadly Sins, is due out around spring 2011, and many fans are intrigued.



6. Iron Maiden’s Janick Gers Talks Festivals, Fish And The Final Frontier — The long-time Maiden guitarist spills about the storm swept remnants of the Finnish Sonisphere festival, the band’s new album and working with ex-Marillion singer Fish on his amazing solo debut, Vigil In A Wilderness Of Mirrors.


7. Ville Valo’s Tragic-Romantic Ecstasy — This video collection of HIM singer Ville Valo’s collaborative projects spans metal to pop to Finnish folk and is essential listening for his devout fans.



8. Digging Deeper With The “Vampire Diaries” Stars — The CW’s worldwide cult hit has been luring fans to A.D.D., particularly this star-powered interview from the 50th Annual Monte-Carlo Television Festival. Fangs for the attention!


9. Rob Halford: Back To The Future — With a career that has spanned four decades, the Metal God always has something to talk about. In this case: the making of British Steel, Judas Priest’s rumored star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame and his thoughts on rockin’ out in middle age.


10. Queensrÿche’s Scott Rockenfield Talks New Album, New Label — On a recent tour stop in NYC, drummer Rockenfield dished about the band’s forthcoming album, and he provided an unusual Digital Playlist as well.






SEPTEMBER 2010


1. Emilie Autumn’s Personal Asylum, Parts One and Two — Emilie Autumn continues to be the reigning goddess of A.D.D. Thousands upon thousands of visitors per month can’t be wrong.



2. Steven Wilson Screens “Insurgentes” In NYC — Porcupine Tree frontman Steven Wilson screened Lass Hoile’s documentary about the making of his solo album Insurgentes that captured the essence of Wilson’s artistry. He’s a regular, down-to-earth guy, except he’s a musical genius. David Lynch’s composer Angelo Badalamenti stopped by to offer his praise.

3. Digital Playlist: Hansi Kürsch — The Blind Guardian frontman reveals the Top 5 songs in his iPod, and they span a wide range of music, from Nevermore to Michael Jackson.



4. Chester Bennington In “SAW 3D” Trailer — With Saw 3D on the horizon, the buzz is building about Chester Bennington’s appearance. Will he live or die? Probably die, since this is SAW, but how will be the fun part.



5. Ten Twisted Ad Mascots — Interest in the Stay Puft marshmallow man is high lately, and that has lead many people to this year-old story, which also features characters like the Axe Chocolate Man and Geico’s Kash.



6. Ty Burrell: Divine Delusions — The Modern Family star talks about playing bumbling dad Phil Dunphy, his admiration for Fred Willard and how people are responding to his hit show.



7. The Magic Of A Maiden Midnight Sale — Guest blogger Gail Flug (who also wrote our well-received Beatallica story this month) visited the Looney Tunes store on Long Island for their midnight sale of Iron Maiden’s The Final Frontier, and she reminds us of the days when an album release was still a big deal.


8. Becoming The Ghost — A.D.D.’s interview with Ewan McGregor for his film The Ghost Writer has benefited from Google searches on everything from his role as a young Obi-Wan Kenobi in the Star Wars prequel trilogy to his association with director Michael Bay. He’s certainly no ghost.


9. Revisiting the PMRC and Their “Filthy Fifteen” List 25 Years Later — A.D.D. revisits the “Filthy Fifteen” song list from Tipper Gore’s PMRC, the organization that brought you the “Parental Advisory” stickers you see on albums today. Some of these are tame, some are still profane. Many of them still rock.


10. Joe Satriani Talks Solo Album, New Chickenfoot Songs, Politics — The fastest growing new story in A.D.D.’s history continues drawing in readers during its fourth month in the Top 10. Check out our current Satriani signed CD giveaway. A new feature is in the works as well, so stay tuned!



OCTOBER 2010


1. Creepy Clip: “Alma” by Rodrigo Blaas — This eerie short film from Pixar animator Rodrigo Blaas drew a lot of attention and is one of our biggest first month posts ever. Come see why! (A feature film version is in development.)



2. Emilie Autumn’s Personal Asylum, Parts One and Two — Emilie Autumn continues to be the reigning goddess of A.D.D. Thousands upon thousands of visitors per month continue swarming in.



3. Elvira’s Not A Witch, But I Wouldn’t Care If She Was — The Mistress of the Dark had an important message for us — okay, it was really a parody of Christine O’Donnell’s “I’m not a witch” ad — and it was a big hit on A.D.D.



4. Chester Bennington In “SAW 3D” Trailer — With Saw 3D finally out this past weekend, the buzz about Chester Bennington’s appearance hit a fever pitch. And he certainly died a gloriously gruesome death. You just won’t see it in this trailer. Learn more about the film from our Q&A with director Kevin Greutert.


5. Digging Deeper With The “Vampire Diaries” Stars — The CW’s worldwide cult hit has been luring fans to A.D.D., particularly this star-powered interview from the 50th Annual Monte-Carlo Television Festival. Fangs for the attention!


6. Ten Twisted Ad Mascots — Interest in the Stay Puft marshmallow man is high lately, and that has lead many people to this year-old story, which also features characters like the Axe Chocolate Man and Geico’s Kash.



7. Joe Satriani Talks Solo Album, New Chickenfoot Songs, Politics — The fastest growing new story in A.D.D.’s history continues drawing in readers during its fifth month in the Top 10. A new interview is in the works as well, so stay tuned!


8. Deep Inside New York Comic Con 2010: Friday and Saturday — This year’s Comic-Con was frenzied and fun, and A.D.D. was there to capture all the action. Sunday’s Con coverage also fared well with A.D.D. followers.



9. Toto: Oz’s Prima Donna Dog — A.D.D.’s expose into Dorothy’s beloved canine companion is funny and revealing. Lorna Luft and Jenny Le Roy reveal the unknown truth about Toto.



10. Blackie Lawless Renounces His Past Sins — The W.A.S.P. frontman used to shock us with tossing raw meat into audiences and placing a bound and gagged woman onstage. Now he makes jaws drop by revealing that he has become born again (again) and that he renounces and denounces the infamous single “Animal (Fuck Like A Beast)”. How times have changed!



NOVEMBER 2010


1. Emilie Autumn’s Personal Asylum, Parts One and Two





2. Chester Bennington In “SAW 3D” Trailer





3. Ville Valo’s Tragic-Romantic Ecstasy





4. Ten Twisted Ad Mascots





5. Michael Sheen: Volturi. Lycan. Rabbit.





6. Joe Satriani Talks Solo Album, New Chickenfoot Songs, Politics





7. Digital Playlist: Simone Simons





8. Chickenfoot Have Fourteen New Songs In The Works





9. Music Premiere: Virgin Steele’s “The Bread Of Wickedness”





10. Dickens, You Say?







DECEMBER 2010


1. On the Set With “Ghost Hunters”





2. Inside Syfy’s Christmas Week Cocktail Party





3. Have Yourself A Hard ‘N’ Heavy Christmas





4. Scare Fare: Steve Gonsalves





5. Serj Tankian: A Passion For Politics






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