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  • Chris Cornell career-spanning retrospective includes previously unreleased tracks

    Chris Cornell career-spanning retrospective includes previously unreleased tracks

    The musical legacy of the late Chris Cornell, who was best known as the lead singer of Soundgarden and Audioslave, has been compiled in a career-spanning collection titled Chris Cornell that Cornell's estate and Universal Music Enterprises will release on Nov. 16. Cornell died in a Detroit hotel...
  • Supersuckers celebrate 30 years of rock with 'Suck It'

    Supersuckers celebrate 30 years of rock with 'Suck It'

    It's hard to believe that Supersuckers is a band that has been around for 30 years, but that is indeed the case. To celebrate that milestone, the band is releasing Suck It, a collection of new songs that showcases what the band has been about for all of these years. The first thing you hear on the...
  • Lupe Fiasco announces new album 'Drogas Wave'

    Lupe Fiasco announces new album 'Drogas Wave'

    After the backlash rapper Lupe Fiasco received from his 2016 single “N.E.R.D.,” he proclaimed that he was “done” releasing new music. Well, Lupe will be back this September with a brand new album. Titled Drogas Wave, this will be the Chicago rapper’s seventh studio LP, and quite possibly, his most...
  • Malcolm Holcombe tells gritty stories on 'Come Hell or High Water'

    Malcolm Holcombe tells gritty stories on 'Come Hell or High Water'

    Sometimes when you hear an artist for the first time - even if you know nothing about the artist - you just know that the voice belongs to someone with an encyclopedia of life experience. Malcolm Holcombe displays one of those voices on the new album Come Hell or High Water. The first lyrics on...
  • Finnish duo Tuomo & Markus explore Americana on 'Dead Circles'

    Finnish duo Tuomo & Markus explore Americana on 'Dead Circles'

    A philosopher might question whether a Finnish duo can make Americana music. On the new album Dead Circles, Tuomo & Markus prove that it is indeed possible. The album begins with "Over the Rooftop," a song that immediately brings Simon and Garfunkel to mind. The intro features some good picking...
  • Black Feather releasing new album

    Black Feather releasing new album

    Detroit rock band Black Feather is gearing up for the release of their self-titled album on Saturday, Sept. 8.  The project is a result of years worth of work and the band is celebrating the release with a cd release party in Westland at the Token Lounge. Black Feather lead vocalist/guitarist Marc...
  • Get your air guitar ready for 'Beyond the Sky' by La Chinga

    Get your air guitar ready for 'Beyond the Sky' by La Chinga

    A popular saying is that everything comes back into style. On the new album Beyond the Sky, La Chinga shows that fuzzy 70s-style rock is back in style - if it was ever out of style. One of the rules musicians should follow is to try to grab the listener's attention immediately. This band does a...
  • Interview: Neil Fallon from Clutch on hot new album and upcoming tour with Sevendust

    Interview: Neil Fallon from Clutch on hot new album and upcoming tour with Sevendust

    Clutch’s new record Book Of Bad Decisions will come out on Friday, Sept. 7. (Review: Clutch instant classic with 'Book Of Bad Decisions') Videos for “Gimme The Keys,” “In Walks Barbarella,” “Hot Bottom Feeder” and “How To Shake Hands” have been released in anticipation. AXS spoke with lead singer...
  • Moonless Night will be available Sep. 7

    Album premiere: Freddy & Francine release 'Moonless Night'

    Some bands have the ability to capture attention even if they don't do anything over the top. On the new album Moonless Night, Freddy and Francine show their ability to enchant a listener with simple, melodic sounds.   The EP begins with "Half a Mind," which has an undercurrent of a Sam & Dave...
  • William Elliott Whitmore sings 10 powerful covers on 'Kilonova'

    William Elliott Whitmore sings 10 powerful covers on 'Kilonova'

    William Elliott Whitmore has plenty of songwriting ability. However, on his new album Kilonova, Whitmore takes on some cover songs (some familiar, some less so) from Bill Withers to Johnny Cash in his unique style. "Busted" is a song that has been around for a long time - wirtten by Harlan Howard...
  • The Imperial Sound release the infectiously catchy album 'The New AM'

    The Imperial Sound release the infectiously catchy album 'The New AM'

    It's odd that a band would call its album The New AM - a reference to the pop and rock music played on AM radio stations in days gone by. After all, a big part of the population doesn't remember AM radio before it became the domain of sports talk and political noise. Even for someone unfamiliar with...
  • 'The Other Shore' by Murder By Death has a cinematic feel

    'The Other Shore' by Murder By Death has a cinematic feel

    Some bands simply cannot be placed easily into any specific category. That has long been a hallmark of Murder By Death. After all, not many bands feature a cello as one of the regular instruments. That defiance of easy categorization continues on the new album The Other Shore. The first song "Alas...
  • Josh Groban releases tracklist for September album 'Bridges'

    Josh Groban releases tracklist for September album 'Bridges'

    Fans of singer Josh Groban have a few impressive duets to look forward to on new album Bridges. The singer released the tracklist for the upcoming album on Monday, which includes duets with the renowned Andrea Bocelli, Sarah McLachlan, and country band Sugarland's Jennifer Nettles. The album will...
  • Robbie Fulks and Linda Gail Lewis release delightful 'Wild! Wild! Wild!'

    Robbie Fulks and Linda Gail Lewis release delightful 'Wild! Wild! Wild!'

    Sometimes two musicians come together for a project and you wonder why it didn't happen previously. That is definitely the case with the new album Wild! Wild! Wild! by Robbie Fulks and Linda Gail Lewis. It doesn't take long to hear that Lewis carries the spirit that made her brother one of the...
  • Common Kings release new EP 'One Day'

    Common Kings release new EP 'One Day'

    When it comes to reggae, a lot of fans are strict traditionalists. They‘re only interested in traditional reggae sounds. On One Day, Common Kings show that a good reggae album can successfully incorporate other influences while remaining true to reggae roots.  “Lock Me Up” is the second song on the...
  • 'Where No One Stands Alone': a great collection of Elvis's gospel tunes

    'Where No One Stands Alone': a great collection of Elvis's gospel tunes

    Gospel is the foundation of a lot of music from blues to bluegrass and country.  The sound and style of legendary singer, Elvis has strong gospel roots, and now there's an album entitled Where No One Stands Alone that pays tribute to it. Even the non-religious will want to have a listen.  "Saved...
  • Travis Scott releases ‘Astroworld’ with contributions from Frank Ocean, The Weeknd, Drake and more

    Travis Scott releases ‘Astroworld’ with contributions from Frank Ocean, The Weeknd, Drake and more

    Travis Scott released his recently announced and highly anticipated Astroworld on Friday, and the Internet is just as excited for the guest features and production credit for the rap album as they are for the new music itself. The 17-track rap album is full of wisely named tracks like “SICKO MODE...
  • Drive-By Truckers announce fall 2018 U.S. tour dates, release Adam's House Cat's 'Town Burned Down' album

    Drive-By Truckers announce fall 2018 U.S. tour dates, release Adam's House Cat's 'Town Burned Down' album

    Singer-songwriters and guitarists Mike Cooley and Patterson Hood of Drive-By Truckers were previously in the band Adam's House Cat, whose unreleased 1990 album Town Burned Down is now set for release on Sept. 21 on ATO Records. The album track "Runaway Train" has been released as a sneak preview. In...
  • 'Children of Paradise' by Willie Nile: an album of great stories

    'Children of Paradise' by Willie Nile: an album of great stories

    When you think of singer-songwriters, you might picture someone with just an acoustic guitar. On Children of Paradise, Willie Nile shows that there is way more to singer-songwriters than just an acoustic guitar. “All Dressed Up and No Place To Go” is a song that grabs your attention like a blow to...
  • Listen: David Bowie's 'Zeroes' gets reworked for 'Loving the Alien' box set

    Listen: David Bowie's 'Zeroes' gets reworked for 'Loving the Alien' box set

    Perhaps no other artist was able to successfully reinvent themselves time and time again the way David Bowie had. With that being said, it's fitting that "Zeroes" a genre-defining song from his 1987 album, Never Let Me Down, has been reworked in celebration of the upcoming Loving The Alien box set...
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