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  • Ian Anderson discusses ‘Homo Erraticus’: No Tull tale

    Ian Anderson discusses ‘Homo Erraticus’: No Tull tale

    If a moment’s insight is worth a lifetime of experience, then iconic rocker Ian Anderson has experienced countless lifetimes. Due in large part to his enlightened tunesmithing, the legendary artist has sold over 60 million records as both a solo artist and the innovative – and animated – frontman...
  • Listen: Walk the Moon rocks the disco on new single 'Shut Up and Dance'

    Listen: Walk the Moon rocks the disco on new single 'Shut Up and Dance'

    Pop-rock outfit Walk the Moon premiered the new single "Shut Up and Dance" on Sunday (June 22). The giddy dance anthem previews the band's third studio album. Walk the Moon - comprised of members Nicholas Petricca, Kevin Ray, Sean Waugaman and Eli Maiman - first released its debut album i want! i...
  • Japanese New Wave is alive in the technicolor music of Polysics

    Japanese New Wave is alive in the technicolor music of Polysics

    At first blush, there's nothing about the group of youthful Japanese musicians that make up Polysics that screams superstar. And, to be fair, their popularity outside of Japan doesn't compare to most Top 40 acts. But they've got something in their computerized electronic rock songs that keeps...
  • 5 Jack White projects you may not know about

    5 Jack White projects you may not know about

    Jack White has become one of the most successful and most versatile artists of his generation. He has sold millions of records with his veracious rock bands The White Stripes, The Raconteurs and The Dead Weather. His latest solo record, Lazaretto, debuted at number one on the Billboard charts and...
  • Indie rockers Death Cab for Cutie have proven their staying power

    Indie rockers Death Cab for Cutie have proven their staying power

    Death Cab for Cutie is one of those bands that people associate with hipsters and indie music fans, but the band has parlayed its sound into more than 15 years of success. Offering tunes that are as appealing to the masses as they are to people who like music with a more authentic sound, the band...
  • Crosby, Stills & Nash find harmony beyond career highs and lows

    Crosby, Stills & Nash find harmony beyond career highs and lows

    Crosby, Stills & Nash have survived group infighting, shifting line ups, disbandment, as well as drug and legal issues in a career that has spanned nearly five decades and reached dizzying heights of success. Despite the many career highs and lows, the band's core unit of David Crosby, Stephen...
  • Billy Joel still wows fans midway through 2014 MSG residency

    Billy Joel still wows fans midway through 2014 MSG residency

    Iconic singer-songwriter Billy Joel reached the midpoint of this year’s residency at Madison Square Garden on Saturday, but he rocked the crowd like it was the debut performance. The residency began with a sold-out show on Jan. 27, and every show following has been sold out. In fact, the only show...
  • Day by day guide to Summerfest 2014, America's largest music festival

    Day by day guide to Summerfest 2014, America's largest music festival

    With almost 1,000 acts performing on 11 stages over 11 days before nearly one million people, Summerfest is the largest music festival in America. This year’s event takes place from June 25-29 and July 1-6 along Lake Michigan in Milwaukee and presents superstars like Lady Gaga, Dave Matthews Band...
  • Shunned by radio, The Flaming Lips find success as a festival mainstay

    Shunned by radio, The Flaming Lips find success as a festival mainstay

    The Flaming Lips are a band whose fame depends very much on the circles you travel in. Since their formation in 1983, the band has only managed to land one song, 1993's “She Don't Use Jelly”, on the charts. But on the festival circuit, they regularly get billing ahead of bands much more familiar to...
  • Just a typical Saturday afternoon on Frenchmen Street

    Just a typical Saturday afternoon on Frenchmen Street

    Frenchmen Street, which branches off from Esplanade on the edge of the French Quarter in front of the Old U.S. Mint, is known as a hotbed for live music in New Orleans. Iconic venues including the Maison, the Blue Nile, d.b.a. and the Spotted Cat are located in a span of a few blocks. But music fans...
  • Matchbox Twenty still rocking out after almost twenty years

    Matchbox Twenty still rocking out after almost twenty years

    The members of Matchbox Twenty are about to celebrate their 20th anniversary. Formed in 1995, this rock band still has all but one of their original members, and they still possess the ability to entertain audiences with their catchy choruses and memorable arrangements. Matchbox Twenty - which...
  • Matchbox Twenty leading man Rob Thomas finds simultaneous individual success

    Matchbox Twenty leading man Rob Thomas finds simultaneous individual success

    Rob Thomas didn't need to pursue a solo project. As the lead singer of Matchbox Twenty, he was already part of a commercially and critically successful band. Yet Thomas's individual career path has been different than most - not only has he remained with Matchbox Twenty while recording on his own...
  • Ted Nugent mixes political controversy with amazing music

    Ted Nugent mixes political controversy with amazing music

    For the first half of his career, Ted Nugent was considered one of the most iconic rock stars in the industry. However, over the last decade, things have changed and Nugent has become more known for his controversial political statements than he is known for his music. Despite the notoriety that...
  • Tears for Fears remain legends of the British rock scene

    Tears for Fears remain legends of the British rock scene

    Tears for Fears were a band that gained popularity in what was called the second British Invasion, thanks in large part to MTV and some chart topping singles. Along the way, the band broke up and reunited numerous times and remains legends of the British rock scene. Tears for Fears formed in 198...
  • AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson electrifies fans with tour talk

    AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson electrifies fans with tour talk

    With his surprising June 20 revelation of a possible 2014 AC/DC tour, rocking racer Brian Johnson joined the ranks of anyone that’s ever struggled to balance making a living with really living. When he needs a break from the drudgery of the road, the “incurable, certifiable petrolhead” spends his...
  • Devo rocked out at the Best Buy Theater

    Devo rocked out at the Best Buy Theater

    Famed rock band Devo performed Friday night at the Best Buy Theater in NYC. The group became internationally known for their 1980 single “Whip It,” but true fans of the group know that Devo had a catalog of music before that hit. They released home movies in the early years, and recordings such as...
  • Yeah Yeah Yeahs is a punk pop rock music blitz

    Yeah Yeah Yeahs is a punk pop rock music blitz

    From the very beginning, the band Yeah Yeah Yeahs had an impressive history to its name. Its founding members Karen O and Brian Chase met in college and stayed in the same loft with the musicians who would eventually form the band Metric. Even before they released their first EP, Yeah Yeah Yeahs...
  • Marianne Faithfull: Artist and muse

    Marianne Faithfull: Artist and muse

    She's been mythologized and immortalized in song and legend. She’s a muse and an artist in her own right. She had Mick Jagger writing her love songs, but threw that away to live on the street as a junkie. After a display of spectacular self-destruction, she emerged from years of heroin addiction...
  • Lana Del Rey "Ultraviolence" album cover

    Album review: Lana Del Rey rocks and rolls with the punches on 'Ultraviolence'

    Following the slow burn success of 2012's Born to Die album, Lana Del Rey became a white-hot singer-songwriter in the U.S. Her grueling path to prominence came with a few bumps in the road and heavy media scrutiny. Now teamed up with The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach, she returned on Tuesday (June 1...
  • YES move ‘Heaven & Earth’ to preview second single ‘The Game’

    YES move ‘Heaven & Earth’ to preview second single ‘The Game’

    Ninety seconds is nothing more than an insignificant sliver of time. That is unless you consider some of the astounding things that can be accomplished in a mere minute and a half – like flying around the world almost eight times at the speed of light. Or taking advantage of the “five-second-rule...
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