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  • Good times with Family Force 5

    Good times with Family Force 5

    Family Force 5's latest album, Time Stands Still, contains more overtly Christian worshipful music than many of the band’s prior releases. Examples include “Show Love,” which speaks of how being loving is a primary purpose in the Christian’s life, whereas “Walk on Water” expresses a desire to follow...
  • Midge Ure reveals his fragile side

    Midge Ure reveals his fragile side

    Although Midge Ure fought poverty and world hunger with the single “Do They Know It’s Christmas?,” a celebrity-packed track that he both co-wrote and produced, the man had to fight one of his own demons when he recently gave up drinking. You can hear his song of victory when listening to “I Survived...
  • Tom Petty has us all under his spell

    Tom Petty has us all under his spell

    Tom Petty’s & The Heartbreakers’ new Hypnotic Eye album casts a familiar, welcomed spell. Petty is not one of the beautiful people, with an accompanying pretty voice. He is, however, an expressive singer that can come off like your empathetic big brother one minute, and a grizzled cynic - with a...
  • John Fogerty and Jackson Browne team up for area shed Shows

    John Fogerty and Jackson Browne team up for area shed Shows

    Rock and Roll Hall of Famers John Fogerty and Jackson Browne are co-headlining two concerts in the New York area early next week. Select tickets for these exclusive shows – slated for the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel on Aug. 4 and the Nikon at Jones Beach Theater – were still available at press...
  • DragonForce mixes speedy hard rock with Johnny Cash

    DragonForce mixes speedy hard rock with Johnny Cash

    DragonForce has earned a reputation as one of the fastest bands in contemporary hard rock. However, the group throws a true wild card into its latest album, Maximum Overload by covering “Ring of Fire,” an iconic hit song for legendary country star, Johnny Cash. It’s a testament to the influence of...
  • Tim Booth talks about new James album

    Tim Booth talks about new James album

    To put it bluntly, La Petite Mort,” the French language-titled new album by the British band James, has a lot of death in it. The fact that the word 'death' is even in the album title, albeit written in a foreign tongue, ought to give you a big clue about its contents. However, singer and primary...
  • Mudvayne on hiatus, but not done yet

    Mudvayne on hiatus, but not done yet

    Mudvayne formed in 1996 at the perfect time for their particular sound. Their willingness to push hard enough to emerge onto a scene with countless other metal bands with merit, gave them an earned spot among the bunch. It was a great time in metal and Mudvayne contributed with ripping songs like...
  • Limp Bizkit still able to get by as a cross-genre success

    Limp Bizkit still able to get by as a cross-genre success

    With white rapper Fred Durst heading Limp Bizkit, it always was an odd combination for a nu metal band. However, even with the hip-hop thrown in, Limp Bizkit can be, though not all the time, nothing short of metal, largely thanks to the awesome insanity of guitarist Wes Borland. Sam Rivers on bass...
  • Ill Nino still killing it with 2014 album 'Til Death, La Familia'

    Ill Nino still killing it with 2014 album 'Til Death, La Familia'

    During the crazed nu metal explosion of the early 2000s, Ill Nino emerged from New Jersey with hits like "What Comes Around." Made up of Latin American members, the band was formed by drummer Dave Chavarri, currently former drummer for Soulfly. You will notice singer Cristian Machado sometimes...
  • Travis Wheeland of Wheeland Brothers on HSMF, songwriting, and loving the coast

    Travis Wheeland of Wheeland Brothers on HSMF, songwriting, and loving the coast

    The music of the Wheeland Brothers celebrates life on the coast, time spent with good friends, adventures on the road - all of life's simple pleasures. Nate "Frogg" Wheeland and Travis Wheeland have been songwriting together since childhood, and after one fateful trip, decided to share their...
  • Primus’ new album set for Oct. 21 release: Reunited and it sounds so good

    Primus’ new album set for Oct. 21 release: Reunited and it sounds so good

    For the creative geniuses among us, inspiration is a river without end. Or in the case of Les Claypool, a river of chocolate without end. The visionary Primus bassist recently reassembled the band’s classic lineup to record their first full-length studio effort in nearly 20 years. Claypool...
  • Five under the radar acts worth seeing at Lollapalooza 2014

    Five under the radar acts worth seeing at Lollapalooza 2014

    Headliners like Eminem and Outkast may get all the attention at Lollapalooza, but more than 100 bands will be performing during the course of the festival this weekend (Aug. 1-3) at Chicago’s Grant Park. Quite often, unexpectedly awesome sets from artists that most fans have never heard of end up...
  • Pearl Jam to perform at iWireless Center in Moline in October

    Pearl Jam to perform at iWireless Center in Moline in October

    More than two decades after releasing their first single, "Alive," Seattle rockers Pearl Jam are still going strong, unveiling a 10-city fall tour to piggyback on the band's previously announced Austin City Limits Music Festival gig. The band will zigzag across the United States in October, taking...
  • Carl Palmer Band celebrates the music of ELP with concert film 'Decade'

    Carl Palmer Band celebrates the music of ELP with concert film 'Decade'

    Ever heard of Emerson, Lake & Mitchell? The band doesn’t and never did exist, but it could have, as the now-deceased Mitch Mitchell of the Jimi Hendrix Experience auditioned in 1970 to be the drummer in Keith Emerson and Greg Lake’s new band. That combination probably would have realized a...
  • Weezer announces new single, ‘Back to the Shack’ and headline Riot Fest

    Weezer announces new single, ‘Back to the Shack’ and headline Riot Fest

    American rock band, Weezer is back with a their new single, “Back to the Shack” from their upcoming album Everything Will Be Alright in the End out Sept. 30 on Republic Records, which is available for pre-order now. The band consists of Patrick Wilson (drums), Brian Bell (rhythm guitar, backing...
  • Las Vegas rock band Adelitas Way hosts release party for new album ‘Stuck’

    Las Vegas rock band Adelitas Way hosts release party for new album ‘Stuck’

    If you love bands like Nirvana, Guns N' Roses, Foo Fighters and Metallica,then you’ll love Adelitas Way! Las Vegas-based rock band Adelitas Way are no strangers to the music scene - the group, who is signed to Virgin Records, just released their third album, Stuck. The rockers will celebrate with an...
  • The London Souls

    The London Souls

    The London Souls bring their heavy, passionate, explosive rock to stages across North America this second half of 2014 and into 2015. They will be playing several smaller clubs and appearing at music festivals such as: Magic City Blues Fest in Billings, Montana and The Peach Music Festival in...
  • Nine albums later, Soulfly is still kicking

    Nine albums later, Soulfly is still kicking

    Back in 1997, refugee from he and his brother's band Sepultura, Max Cavalera decided to form another band - Soulfly. This time, he wasn't coming out of his native Brazil, but out of Arizona. Nonetheless, the music had a similar vibe and a thoroughly hardcore beat like his former band. Since that...
  • Evanescence not staying quiet with their high-energy gothic rock

    Evanescence not staying quiet with their high-energy gothic rock

    Evanescence stormed onto the music scene in 2003 with the release of their single "Bring Me To Life." Following its placements in the soundtrack for the Ben Affleck superhero film "Daredevil" and as the official theme for the WWE's "No Way Out" event that same year, "Bring Me To Life" reached the...
  • Denver music weekend picks Aug. 1-3: Vans Warped Tour, Kacey Musgraves

    Denver music weekend picks Aug. 1-3: Vans Warped Tour, Kacey Musgraves

    The 2014 Underground Music Showcase is in the books, but the live music in Denver isn’t slowing down. If you’re trying to decide among the many great live shows in the Mile High this weekend (and you weren’t quick enough to get tickets for the now-sold-out Barenaked Ladies or Amos Lee shows), here...
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