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  • Daring others to think, Henry Rollins defines personal evolution

    Daring others to think, Henry Rollins defines personal evolution

    Calling a musician 'multi-talented' has gotten a tad cliché in recent times. Yes, he or she may be able to play the guitar and sing, but that doesn't necessarily mean that they embody many skills or talents, only that they're gifted musically. But multi-talented is one of the most natural ways to...
  • Something isn't always wrong when Toad the Wet Sprocket is on stage

    Something isn't always wrong when Toad the Wet Sprocket is on stage

    When it comes to hearing the sounds of the '90s, Toad the Wet Sprocket is one of the first names that will pop into the minds of many. Throughout that decade, they not only released four huge albums, but were a big part of pop culture in ways that so many bands only wished they could have been back...
  • Why Adam Lambert is the perfect Freddie Mercury stand-in for Queen's tour

    Why Adam Lambert is the perfect Freddie Mercury stand-in for Queen's tour

    Pop-rocker Adam Lambert will join forces with Queen this Thursday for the legendary rock group's upcoming tour. The decision for Lambert to fill in the late Freddie Mercury's shoes on the road had actually been one in the making. The connection between the two acts goes all the way back to Lambert's...
  • Lots of bodies will hit the floor during Drowning Pool's performances

    Lots of bodies will hit the floor during Drowning Pool's performances

    Throughout their career together, Drowning Pool has dealt with a lot of hardships and lead changes that have put them in a bind. Through thick and thin though, they've pushed ahead of all their issues and continue to bring the hard metal sound that their fans have grown to love from all five of...
  • Breaking Benjamin's hits keep coming as they own the stage

    Breaking Benjamin's hits keep coming as they own the stage

    Breaking Benjamin arrived on the scene in the late '90s but they didn't really hit the big time until the mid-2000's with their fourth studio album. Their hits will always be remembered, and their alt-rock sound will always have you wanting more and listening to everything they've released. The band...
  • With or without Bon Jovi, the King of Swing, Richie Sambora, plays on

    With or without Bon Jovi, the King of Swing, Richie Sambora, plays on

    In the mid-80's, Bon Jovi skyrocketed from a local band in a small New Jersey town to one of the biggest bands in the world. Three was indeed the charm for these East Coast rockers as their third release, Slippery When Wet, took off as if it had been given the blessing of Midas himself. Two of the...
  • Complete guide to the must-see artists at the 2014 Firefly Music Festival

    Complete guide to the must-see artists at the 2014 Firefly Music Festival

    This weekend’s Firefly Music Festival at the Woodlands in Dover, DE, boasts one of the summer’s most impressive festival lineups. We’ve made things easy for you by spotlighting five headliners, five mid-tier acts, and five lesser-known bands that are worth seeking out during the event, which runs...
  • Listen: Maroon 5 returns to a rockier sound on new single 'Maps'

    Listen: Maroon 5 returns to a rockier sound on new single 'Maps'

    Pop-rock group Maroon 5 premiered the new single "Maps" on Monday (June 16). The band leaves behind the electronic sounds of 2012's Overexposed album for something more rock-leaning on this latest release. "Maps" is the first single from Maroon 5's forthcoming album V. Frontman Adam Levine penned...
  • Hardcore and extreme, CKY will bring the rock you in crazy style

    Hardcore and extreme, CKY will bring the rock you in crazy style

    If you're a fan of "Jackass" or "Viva La Bam," then you are a fan of CKY's music and you may have never even realized it. They've seen a few changes in band members over the years, but the hardcore sound from Deron Miller, Chad I Ginsburg, Jess Margera, and Matty J, still brought forth the true...
  • Foo Fighters to play fan funded gig in Virginia

    Foo Fighters to play fan funded gig in Virginia

    What the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve. Just ask four enterprising – and impatient – music fans in Richmond, Va. A decade and a half between tour stops was unacceptable for Foo Fighter fans Andrew Goldin, Brig White, John McAdorey, and Lucas Krost. So in April 2014 the...
  • Turn off the radio and go see the awesomeness of Cowboy Mouth live

    Turn off the radio and go see the awesomeness of Cowboy Mouth live

    For an evening of entertainment that will have you exhausted in a big-time way by the time all is said and done, you've got to get tickets to Cowboy Mouth. For almost 25 years, the band from New Orleans has been jamming out to audiences around the world and they are one of the most entertaining live...
  • Chicago brings both classic and new hits to each amazing performance

    Chicago brings both classic and new hits to each amazing performance

    Chicago has undergone a whole host of changes throughout their time on the scene, and that includes band members and even a band name change. They've managed to keep a mix of old names with the new and are still entertaining audiences around the world, even though they are quickly approaching 5...
  • Hoobastank gives you every reason to sing along and enjoy music again

    Hoobastank gives you every reason to sing along and enjoy music again

    Hoobastank was one of those bands that hit the scene hard in the early 2000s, and everyone first wondered exactly what "Hoobastank" was. Thing is, no-one seemed to cared as the band leaped onto the music scene in a huge way, and kept delivering hit after hit, bringing with them an onstage presence...
  • Talent, patience bring worldwide success to Charli XCX

    Talent, patience bring worldwide success to Charli XCX

    Seven years after trying to kick start her career with independently produced music and shared videos on social media sites, Charli XCX has found the right combination of sounds and stage presence to become a global phenomenon. Born in 1992 as Charlotte Emma Aitchison, her lifelong ambition to...
  • The Goddamn Gallows support new release 'The Maker'

    The Goddamn Gallows support new release 'The Maker'

    You could choose any number of words to describe The Goddamn Gallows. It's a pretty safe bet that interesting would be one of the words. When you just look at the band, you'll see the standard instruments of guitar, bass (OK, so an upright bass isn't necessarily standard) and drums. You'll also see...
  • Marianas Trench mixes pop harmonies with rock and roll energy

    Marianas Trench mixes pop harmonies with rock and roll energy

    Photogenic almost to a fault, Canadian rockers Marianas Trench have sometimes been confused for a boy band. That couldn't be further from the truth. While they may be able to harmonize like a pop quartet, they are also musicians who play their own instruments, and have the hard-driving energy of a...
  • Dennis DeYoung still a premier vocalist after Styx tenure

    Dennis DeYoung still a premier vocalist after Styx tenure

    Dennis DeYoung will always be associated with Styx, the rock band he co-founded and was a part of from 1961 until 1999. While his tenure with the band was nothing short of incredible -- at one point they released four consecutive albums that were certified multi-platinum by the RIAA -- DeYoung has...
  • OC Fair concert preview: Which One's Pink?

    OC Fair concert preview: Which One's Pink?

    The O.C. Fair is one of the most friendly venues for tribute bands, with nearly half of the their annual lineup made up of acts dedicated to covering other artist's work. This year, the ratio of real bands to pretend ones is a bit more in favor of the original musicians, but one of the two playing...
  • Dave Mason feeling nostalgic with remakes album 'Future's Past'

    Dave Mason feeling nostalgic with remakes album 'Future's Past'

    If you stumble upon a vinyl copy of Dave Mason’s 1970 debut solo album Alone Together in a thrift store, stop and check it out. If you’re lucky you might have found a copy of the album that was pressed on mottled pink, beige and brown vinyl, a nod to the psychedelic movement that was all the rage at...
  • Burton Cummings has still got his own way to rock

    Burton Cummings has still got his own way to rock

    Burton Cummings may have assumed the role of a Canadian music industry elder statesman, but the multi-Juno Award winner has no intention of resting on his numerous laurels. The ex-Guess Who frontman continues to record and tour, both solo and with his backing band The Carpet Frogs. The two-time...
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