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  • Interview: Chris 51 and the celebration of metal with Headbangers Con 

    Interview: Chris 51 and the celebration of metal with Headbangers Con

    There's no denying the appeal of the horror convention. From one end of the country to the other, movie and gore buffs alike come out en masse - many in costume - to get autographs and take photos with some of their favorite actors. From Comic Con to Days of the Dead and so many others, these kinds...
  • Chris Young and O.A.R. to headline the Oro Valley Music Festival

    Chris Young and O.A.R. to headline the Oro Valley Music Festival

    The Oro Valley Music Festival outside of Tucson, AZ is still cutting its baby teeth with their fourth annual outdoor music festival on Oct. 13-14. The first day is a country music day and the next day is rock music day. The location has been changed to Naranja Park, but all of the great music...
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    Photos: 5 things you didn’t know about the Gin Blossoms

    The Gin Blossoms made the first stop of their Mixed Reality tour with Big Head Todd and the Monsters in Tucson at the AVA Amphitheatre on Sept. 6. Gin Blossoms have been a major musical force in the business since the early 90’s. They recently celebrated the 25th anniversary of the release of their...
  • HIM frontman Ville Valo returns to music with new project Ville Valo & Agents

    HIM frontman Ville Valo returns to music with new project Ville Valo & Agents

    Almost a year after HIM performed their last show, frontman Ville Valo announces his return to music. Valo recently revealed his new project, Ville Valo & Agents. The band was inspired by the late Finnish musician Rauli “Badding” Somerjoki. The band announced they’ve recorded an album of...
  • Review: Clutch instant classic with 'Book Of Bad Decisions'

    Review: Clutch instant classic with 'Book Of Bad Decisions'

    Maryland rockers Clutch 12th album Book of Bad Decisions is jam-packed with thunderous hooky tracks and could be their finest record to date. It attacks the listener with back to back to back songs that barrel down the track at breakneck speed with no chance of stopping. From the arena rock vibe of...
  • Ryan Smith

    5 Reasons to see Gov't Mule's Dark Side of the Mule Tour

    Six shows. That’s all the chance you get to catch Gov’t Mule’s Dark Side of the Mule Tour. What makes it special? Four years ago, the Mule released a live album titled Dark Side of the Mule, which was a live set recorded in Boston in 2008 that featured them taking on many of Pink Floyd’s singular...
  • CBS announces McCartney 'Carpool Karaoke' special with added footage

    CBS announces McCartney 'Carpool Karaoke' special with added footage

    The Paul McCartney Carpool Karaoke segment with James Corden that has recorded 130 million views on Facebook and YouTube since its debut a month ago will get prime time treatment Aug.20 in an hour-long CBS special that will include new footage not seen during the original broadcast, the network...
  • Michael Nesmith's First National Redux live album returns to some of his best solo music

    Michael Nesmith's First National Redux live album returns to some of his best solo music

    It was a surprise and a nice one when Michael Nesmith decided to revive his First National Band album with the gigs that resulted in Michael Nesmith and the First National Band Redux Live at the Troubadour. The album, already out in the UK, will be released in the U.S. on Aug. 3 on 7A Records. The...
  • Is Green Day planning a 'Dookie' anniversary tour?

    Is Green Day planning a 'Dookie' anniversary tour?

    Green Day has been taking most of the year off, with the exception of Billie Joe Armstrong's The Longshot, but a recent band update has fans speculating about an anniversary tour. Yesterday, July 26, Tre Cool posted a picture on Instagram with his bandmates in the studio with the caption "Fun band...
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    Photos: 5 reasons to see Chris Isaak live

    Chris Isaak and his band returned to Tucson’s Fox Theatre on July 21 for a highly anticipated show. Isaak is known for his rockabilly style of music as well as his tremendous sense of humor during his shows. Isaak promised the fans that this would be a different show this time. “We don’t normally do...
  • Listen to Greta Van Fleet's new song 'When the Curtain Falls'

    Listen to Greta Van Fleet's new song 'When the Curtain Falls'

    Greta Van Fleet, one of the year’s most talked about bands, recently shared their new song “When the Curtain Falls,” taken from their upcoming as-yet-untitled debut album. It marks their first new music since their 2017 EP From the Fires. Singer Josh Kizska sounds wiser as he sings “When the curtain...
  • 7 best Allman Brothers cover songs

    7 best Allman Brothers cover songs

    The Allman Brothers Band were one of the most riveting acts in rock history. Though they endured their share of heartache, they forged a storied path of righteous music from the late sixties well into the 2010's (with a couple of breaks in between). Whether it was rock, blues, soul, jazz or country...
  • Listen to The Soft Underground's new single 'Ghosts'

    Listen to The Soft Underground's new single 'Ghosts'

    New York rock band The Soft Underground channels Temple of the Dog on their latest single "Ghosts." They premiered the track over at Impose Magazine recently. The song gives off classic grunge vibes, but with a modern outlook. Listen to the song below. The single comes from their upcoming sophomore...
  • Music Video Premiere: Love is strange in Hawk's new video 'Not Just Lonely'

    Music Video Premiere: Love is strange in Hawk's new video 'Not Just Lonely'

    Hawk channels ‘Beauty and the Beast’ in their latest video, “Not Just Lonely.” AXS brings you the exclusive premiere of the whimsical clip, which you can check out above. The video follows a young woman, played by model/actress Elena Terese, heading to the beach with her partner, a tall tree man...
  • Jack White reveals vinyl-only live LP 'Live at Third Man Records /// Nashville & Case Corridor'

    Jack White reveals vinyl-only live LP 'Live at Third Man Records /// Nashville & Case Corridor'

    Jack White's upcoming live LP won't be one you find in stores. The rocker is releasing a vinyl-only live album documenting his Boarding House Reach tour as part of his Vault subscription service.  Live at Third Man Records /// Nashville & Case Corridor, featured as part of Vault package Number...
  • Billy Raffoul

    Interview: Billy Raffoul talks new EP and collaborating with Avicii

    Singer-songwriter, Billy Raffoul has a voice and a musical sensibility of a performer much older than his 23 years. Raffoul’s signature sound is rough-hewn, low-timbered rock and is powered by his gravelly, soulful voice and deeply felt lyrics.  Raffoul hails from Leamington, Ontario. He got his...
  • Duane Betts

    Interview: Duane Betts talks tour with Devon Allman, new EP and being on the road

    Duane Betts, son of Allman Brothers alumnus, Dickey Betts, is a guitar-playing marvel. He has played in his father’s band, Backbone 69, and toured with the indie band, Dawes. Betts has added singer/songwriter to his list of accomplishments and recently released a solo EP. Betts is currently touring...
  • Louder Than Life 2018 lineup announced: Avenged Sevenfold, Godsmack, Nine Inch Nails headlining

    Louder Than Life 2018 lineup announced: Avenged Sevenfold, Godsmack, Nine Inch Nails headlining

    Louder Than Life returns this Fall bigger than ever, as the festival expands to three days for 2018, with a lineup to match. The fifth annual rock-n-roll and whiskey fest, which runs September 28-30, will feature headliners Avenged Sevenfold (Friday), Godsmack (Saturday) and Nine Inch Nails (Sunday...
  • Devon Allman

    Interview: Devon Allman talks music, tour and family

    Devon Allman has cut his own path in the music business in spite of being the son of the legendary Gregg Allman. Allman has played in several bands most notably the Royal Southern Brotherhood and founding member of Honeytribe. His immense talent as a singer, songwriter, and guitarist can now be...
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    Photos: 5 reasons to catch Devon Allman Project with Duane Betts

    It is very easy to have preconceived ideas about two sons bred from an iconic band like The Allman Brothers. Devon Allman and special guest Duane Betts are on tour together and the mating of these two ‘guitar slingers’ is nothing short of glorious. AXS was able to catch these two genius guitar...
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