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  • While on tour, Soundgarden without drummer Matt Cameron

    While on tour, Soundgarden without drummer Matt Cameron

    Soundgarden and Nine Inch Nail have joined forces for a summer tour of North America, but fans attending the shows will notice a new face behind the drum kit. The pair of Seattle based alt-rockers are currently in the middle of co-headline 26-date trek, which kicked off July 19 in Las Vegas at...
  • Chris Walla to leave Death Cab for Cutie after current tour

    Chris Walla to leave Death Cab for Cutie after current tour

    After 17 years as a member of Death Cab for Cutie, guitarist Chris Walla has announced he will be leaving the band in September. The 38-year-old broke the news in a post on The Stranger. He wrote, “I will miss being a quarter of this band, and will support whatever course Death Cab for Cutie chooses...
  • Within Temptation continue to evolve with new album, Hydra

    Within Temptation continue to evolve with new album, Hydra

    Some 18 years have passed since young Dutch vocalist Sharon den Adel and her partner, guitarist Robert Westerholt decided to form what became Within Temptation. Over the course of those near two decades, the duo’s life onstage and off has blossomed in many ways. The earliest incarnation of the band...
  • Fuel won't back down from bringing the rock

    Fuel won't back down from bringing the rock

    Tennessee post grunge/ hard rock band Fuel formed in 1989. The band, who were originally known as Small the Joy, released their first release, 1994's Small the Joy EP, before changing their name to Fuel. The outfit would self release two more EPs, 1994's self-titled EP and 1996's Porcelain, before...
  • YES indeed! Simply ‘wonderous’ at the Rialto Theatre

    YES indeed! Simply ‘wonderous’ at the Rialto Theatre

    There were moments during YES’ packed-to-the-rafters Aug. 11 show at Tucson’s Rialto Theatre that frontman Jon Davison resembled Fantasia’s aspiring wizard, arm’s reaching toward the heavens, whipping his animated musical charges into an ever-expanding frenzy of instrumental genius – only to stand...
  • Metro Station returns with Trace Cyrus and Mason Musso in 'Love & War' video

    Metro Station returns with Trace Cyrus and Mason Musso in 'Love & War' video

    Electro-pop outfit Metro Station returned with the new single "Love & War" on Tuesday (Aug. 13). Founding members Trace Cyrus and Mason Musso reunite for the first time in four years since parting ways. Cyrus and Musso originally met on their siblings' show Hannah Montana starring Miley Cyrus...
  • Tokyo Police Club add dates to their current fall tour

    Tokyo Police Club add dates to their current fall tour

    Ontario-based rockers Tokyo Police Club have added new dates to their fall 2014 tour. The latest batch of shows will take the four-man band across central and western Canada in November, where they will headline with support from Said the Whale and The Pack A.D. These concerts add to a tour that has...
  • Run River North travels well with new album

    Run River North travels well with new album

    It’s not every day you come across a band that makes you scratch your head and say, "This is a band that could only happen in Los Angeles." Run River North is just such a band, though. It’s a Korean-American folk-rock band, and you don’t often associate Korean musicians with folk-rock music. Perhaps...
  • Retro Futura Tour brings New Wave pop stars Midge Ure, Howard Jones to Tempe

    Retro Futura Tour brings New Wave pop stars Midge Ure, Howard Jones to Tempe

    Fans of the '80s synth-pop sound will have a chance to hear some of the best of the era’s songs performed by the artists who took them up the charts as the Retro Futura Tour makes a stop at Tempe’s Marquee Theatre on Sept. 3. The musicians participating in the Retro Futura Tour are Howard Jones...
  • Wildcat! Wildcat! provides gentle synth-pop

    Wildcat! Wildcat! provides gentle synth-pop

    The music contained on Wildcat! Wildcat!’s debut album, No Moon At All, exemplifies the wimp-ification of pop music. Comprised of Jesse Taylor (vocals, bass), Michael Wilson (vocals, keys) and Jesse Carmichael (vocals, drums), this 10-track album the trio has created is filled with wispy songs that...
  • Atlanta's Flashback Festival 2014 in review

    Atlanta's Flashback Festival 2014 in review

    A venue, its location and staff can play a major role in the overall enjoyment of a concert or play. Aaron’s Amphitheater at Lakewood is an outdoor arena; half of which is ensconced under a pavilion, and the other half of which is on an open lawn. The 19th Annual Flashback Festival was hosted by...
  • Buckcherry to release EP bursting with F-bombs

    Buckcherry to release EP bursting with F-bombs

    When it comes right down to it, profanity is nothing new to heavy metal. The ol' 'sex, drugs and rock and roll' mantra really should include something about at least a couple popular expletives as well. In the 1980s, the The Parents Music Resource Center, popularly known as the PMRC, fought to...
  • Gary Clark, Jr. to release live album in September

    Gary Clark, Jr. to release live album in September

    Genre-busting guitarist Gary Clark, Jr. is one of the most talented live performers in rock and roll, so it makes perfect sense that he would release a record capturing the energy of his live concerts. The singer-songwriter has announced plans to issue a 15-track, double-album called Live, which...
  • Knotfest adds more acts: Fear Factory, Napalm Death, Satyricon & more

    Knotfest adds more acts: Fear Factory, Napalm Death, Satyricon & more

    The popular hard rock band Slipknot has amassed enough influence to create its own festival, called Knotfest. And the festival has just added a bunch of new bands to the lineup, including Fear Factory, Napalm Death, Satyricon, Amen, Otep, Prong, Immolation and Attika 7. This three-day event is set...
  • ZZ Top & Jeff Beck announce co-headlining US Tour

    ZZ Top & Jeff Beck announce co-headlining US Tour

    On July 28, SoundSpike announced that Jeff Beck and ZZ Top, two of the most iconic names in music, will be joining forces in August to co-headline a late summer tour that will span coast to coast across the US. Opening their set is reportedly 21-year-old guitar prodigy Tyler Bryant and Gary Clark Jr...
  • Kings of Leon postpone concert after drummer breaks ribs in bus accident

    Kings of Leon postpone concert after drummer breaks ribs in bus accident

    A tour bus mishap after Saturday night’s concert in Boston caused Kings of Leon drummer Nathan Followill to break his ribs, forcing the postponement of the band’s show in Saratoga Springs, New York last night (August 10.) The group posted the news on its Facebook page, explaining that a pedestrian...
  • Here’s the angle: Catfish and The Bottlemen announce fall North American tour

    Here’s the angle: Catfish and The Bottlemen announce fall North American tour

    As a teenager in North Wales, it’s doubtful that Catfish and the Bottlemen frontman Van McCann had even heard of Henry David Thoreau much less read his classic Walden. But there’s no doubt that McCann and his merry band of “different drummers” would have made the author proud with their distinctive...
  • Pond makes big splash with announcement of U.S. tour

    Pond makes big splash with announcement of U.S. tour

    Apparently, no one told Jay Watson and the rest of his Pond bandmates that you can’t serve two masters. Watson formed the band from the land down under in 2008 with a couple of Perth mates, Joseph Ryan and Nick Allbrook – right around the time fellow Aussie Kevin Parker enlisted Watson and Dominic...
  • The Apache Relay announce North American Fall tour dates

    The Apache Relay announce North American Fall tour dates

    The Apache Relay will embark on an extensive North American tour this fall, including shows supporting Trampled by Turtles and The Wild Feathers. They will be performing at the Metro located at 3730 N. Clark Street in Chicago on Friday, November 7. The tour is in celebration of the band’s acclaimed...
  • Midge Ure talks tour

    Midge Ure talks tour

    When Midge Ure begins his North American tour on August 19, he’ll be playing a few different types of dates. Some of these shows will be solo acoustic stops. However, a much bigger portion of the tour will be amplified as part of The Retro Futura Tour 2014. These latter dates will find Ure alongside...
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