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  • Barenaked Ladies still rocking out after decades and departures

    Barenaked Ladies still rocking out after decades and departures

    Canadian rockers Barenaked Ladies (who are, in fact, fully dressed men) have been through a lot over their 26 years and counting. They've been major-label and independent. They've seen two founding members leave the band. Their frontman walked away from a plane crash. And people used to throw boxes...
  • From Journey to N Sync: Six bands we'd love to see reunite

    From Journey to N Sync: Six bands we'd love to see reunite

    When it comes to the possibility of disbanded rock bands reuniting, one thing is clear: never say never. The Eagles famously swore they would only get back together “when hell freezes over,” and 14 years later, right on cue, they released a new album called Hell Freezes Over and an extended world...
  • Journey never stops believin'

    Journey never stops believin'

    A rock tour de force for over four decades, Journey has never stopped believin'. Even though frontman Steve Perry left the band nearly two decades ago, Journey's popularity has remained intact, thanks, in part, to "Don't Stop Believin's" pop culture resurgence and Arnel Pineda's uncanny vocal...
  • Gin Blossoms prove the '90s are alive and well

    Gin Blossoms prove the '90s are alive and well

    Twenty five years ago in 1989, the now platinum selling, Grammy-nominated Gin Blossoms released their debut album, Dusted, as a 12-song tape and record on an independent label. Over the next few years, the band helped redefine '90s alternative rock with their melodic blend of pop and rock known as...
  • Anberlin to end where it all began

    Anberlin to end where it all began

    While it's always sad to hear of a band hanging up their instruments and calling it quits, it's the ones who do so with class and dignity that separates them from the rest. All too often bands burn out and disintegrate or simply fade away into obscurity, never to be seen or heard from again. In...
  • Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers to tour, release new album

    Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers to tour, release new album

    Formed in 1976, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers show no signs of slowing down, even three decades since their self-titled debut cemented the band as a force to be reckoned with. The heartland rock pioneers will release Hypnotic Eye, their thirteenth album together, on July 29 via Reprise Records...
  • Jimmy Eat World to celebrate 20th anniversary

    Jimmy Eat World to celebrate 20th anniversary

    It's hard to believe, but it's already been two decades since Jimmy Eat World released their self-titled debut with guitarist Tom Linton handling most of the lead vocals. Good luck finding a copy as Jimmy Eat World, released in February 1994 via Wooden Blue Records, as it is unlikely to be reissued...
  • Phish perfects the art of the fantastic jam

    Phish perfects the art of the fantastic jam

    Phish is the rare band that is truly renowned for their dynamic, hugely popular live performances. Now, in their fourth decade, after a brief break, Phish's unique concert concepts and spontaneous, jam based approach has won them a uniquely devoted following. In the tradition of the Grateful Dead...
  • The Constellations save the day with hip-hop-soul

    The Constellations save the day with hip-hop-soul

    The Constellations are a soulful rock band from Atlanta, Georgia. This band has a unique sound without a doubt, combining elements of hip-hop, rock and soul. Lead singer Elijah Jones uses his low register to croon, rap and growl his lyrics, layering the sounds he creates with the funky bass lines...
  • The White Stripes may be gone, but their influence is never forgotten

    The White Stripes may be gone, but their influence is never forgotten

    The White Stripes' genesis story is a relatively simple one compared to the generation of other rock and roll bands: They came, they saw, they rocked... then they left. But one thing that isn't so simple is the legacy left by the group's innovative sound and raw energy, which will live on despite...
  • Neil Young still rockin' in the free world and innovating into his late sixties

    Neil Young still rockin' in the free world and innovating into his late sixties

    Neil Young isn't your average aging hippie/rock and roll superstar. He doesn't travel around only playing his select hits from the 1970s or coasting on his royalties and appearance fees for showing up somewhere as a member of the classic rock elite. Instead, Young continues to innovate and inspire...
  • British rock icons UFO continue legacy, record new album

    British rock icons UFO continue legacy, record new album

    There are some artists who build a legacy of beloved and influential music that somehow manages to escape the mainstream. These bands often appear on lists labeled as “underrated,” or “off-the-radar.” They are heard on the radio and their songs bring back sweet memories, yet people seldom think of...
  • Tesla keeps the rock alive despite unfair comparisons to hair metal

    Tesla keeps the rock alive despite unfair comparisons to hair metal

    Tesla is a strange band to categorize. While they are often lumped in the with hair bands of the 80s, their sound is nothing like the hair bands of that era. Tesla plays more like the blues band The Black Crowes, but also keeps the rock hard in a smart, unique manner. Tesla formed in 1986 as an off...
  • ‘Rev It Up’: Metal band Vixen is back with a vengeance

    ‘Rev It Up’: Metal band Vixen is back with a vengeance

    In the late 1980s the all-female metal band Vixen exploded onto the L.A. music scene. Signing a deal with EMI Records the band: Jan Kuehnemund (guitars), Janet Gardner (vocals), Share Ross (bass) and Roxy Petrucci (drums) released their self-titled debut album, and for the next several years easily...
  • ‘Wild Heart’: Mindi Abair crosses musical genres with dynamic new album

    ‘Wild Heart’: Mindi Abair crosses musical genres with dynamic new album

    With a career that's yielded six albums that have topped the charts to go along with producing 10 No. 1 radio singles, you could say that saxophonist Mindi Abair has found her niche in the world of contemporary jazz. But you would be wrong. For perhaps no album better reflects Abair's reckless...
  • The Killers prove their music can stand the test of time

    The Killers prove their music can stand the test of time

    It's evident to fans that The Killers have staying power in the music world. Formed in 2003, the band has been going strong now for 11 years. Last year, The Killers released Direct Hits, a greatest hits compilation album. The album included singles from the band's four studio albums: Hot Fuss, Sam...
  • The Gaslight Anthem is New Jersey punk living the dream

    The Gaslight Anthem is New Jersey punk living the dream

    Arguably, more famous acts have walked out of New Jersey – the Misfits, for one, My Chemical Romance as well, and Bouncing Souls and Bon Jovi and Bruce Springsteen all once called the Garden State home. But if you were to pit all of their fan bases against the fan base of New Brunswick's own star...
  • Van Halen enjoyed the best of both worlds over long career

    Van Halen enjoyed the best of both worlds over long career

    There are few bands like Van Halen. The group was one of the biggest on the planet when their lead singer left the group, shaking things up. However, they found a new singer and reached even greater levels of popularity, a rarity for a rock band. Van Halen also took on a third singer before finally...
  • Aaron Bruno's Awolnation almost never set 'Sail'

    Aaron Bruno's Awolnation almost never set 'Sail'

    The second longest-running song in the history of the Billboard Hot 100 Chart with 79 consecutive weeks on the charts belongs to electro-pop artist Awolnation with his hit "Sail." With its debut in 2011, the song ultimately sold more than 5 million tracks in the United States alone and has made its...
  • Nine Inch Nails provides brilliance as a one-man show

    Nine Inch Nails provides brilliance as a one-man show

    Hitting the scene when hair metal was at its zenith, Trent Reznor tried to shake up the music world when he released his first Nine Inch Nails album in 1988. Industrial metal at its finest, Nine Inch Nails was also an anomaly at the time. In an era of bands and solo singers, Reznor created an album...
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