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  • Liz Phair: From Guyville to glam

    Liz Phair: From Guyville to glam

    For teenage girls in the '90s, Liz Phair was the embodiment of all our inner anger, frustration and sexual energy. She was clever and raw and had the guts to explicitly growl all the things we were too polite to say to our own boyfriends. Many fans lost faith in Phair when she took a turn towards...
  • Drake Bell is back and ready for action with new album and rockabilly style

    Drake Bell is back and ready for action with new album and rockabilly style

    Drake Bell is a household name that’s almost impossible to ignore. A long list of accolades follow him from his work on television in the early ‘90s to current networks geared toward young children, film, and of course, his music. The rebellious, youthful rock ‘n’ roll icon has been noted for his...
  • Stephen Stills makes suite music at the Fox Theatre

    Stephen Stills makes suite music at the Fox Theatre

    Throwback Thursday arrived a bit early this week. Not because of the classic music that legendary artist Stephen Stills brought along for his June 4 Fox Theatre show. It was the way the most classic of rockers played the fantastic litany of tunes. Stills sang the songs the way they “got wrote...
  • Derek Trucks, Chaka Khan & more to get funky at Bonnaroo 2014 Superjam

    Derek Trucks, Chaka Khan & more to get funky at Bonnaroo 2014 Superjam

    The Bonnaroo Superjam is an annual celebration of life, freedom and the joy of live music. These once in a lifetime sets combine the best musicians from various genres, locations, and generations to jam out classic hits and modern favorites. Previous incarnations of the Superjam have featured Black...
  • Alice Cooper blazed the trail for shock rock bands everywhere

    Alice Cooper blazed the trail for shock rock bands everywhere

    In a day where there are a ton of shock rockers, there is one man that they all owe their careers to. Before Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson and Gwar, the shock rocker that set the stage for all that followed was Alice Cooper. The singer started his career in 1964 and has worked non-stop since...
  • AC/DC proves that overcoming tragedy can keep the rock alive

    AC/DC proves that overcoming tragedy can keep the rock alive

    Australian hard rock band AC/DC has done something few bands can ever lay claim. They lost their lead singer to death and were able to pick up another, immediately releasing one of the best albums in rock history. Along the way, they never missed a step and have continued to entertain their fans for...
  • Alanis Morissette overcomes shaky start to enjoy very successful career

    Alanis Morissette overcomes shaky start to enjoy very successful career

    If anyone has proven that you can reinvent yourself after a rough start and still hit it big, Alanis Morissette proved it big time. After stumbling out of the gate as a teen pop sensation, Morissette completely underwent a career makeover and released an album that remains one of the most successful...
  • Aerosmith withstands rocky relationships to rock on for four decades

    Aerosmith withstands rocky relationships to rock on for four decades

    For bands to last the test of time, they have the change and mature in order to keep rolling through different decades. Aerosmith is one of those bands, a group whose faced hardships and tumultuous relationships but have faced the hard times and survived. Amazingly, the core members of Aerosmith...
  • Bob Dylan, the original chameleon of music, continues to inspire numerous acts

    Bob Dylan, the original chameleon of music, continues to inspire numerous acts

    Trying to contain a biography of one of music's greatest legends in Bob Dylan to a mere few hundred words is akin to trying to stuff eight great tomatoes into one tiny can. But that right there could be a metaphor for trying to encapsulate the career of a man whom many consider to be the greatest...
  • Gavin Rossdale: Mr. Gwen Stefani is not just a pretty face

    Gavin Rossdale: Mr. Gwen Stefani is not just a pretty face

    So, yeah, Gavin Rossdale is a handsome man. The lead singer of Bush probably could have pursued a career as a model, but instead he propelled his band to the top of the international charts, breaking through easily with 1994's Sixteen Stone album. These days, he is known primarily as the husband of...
  • OneRepublic releases new video and embarks on summer tour

    OneRepublic releases new video and embarks on summer tour

    OneRepublic is spending the summer on the road for their Native Summer Tour. Touring with The Script and American Authors, the tour kicked off on May 28 and goes through the end of November. So far, many of the venues have been selling out. Before they took off on tour, they spent time working on a...
  • The Beach Boys, innovators of surf sound, continue to send out good vibrations

    The Beach Boys, innovators of surf sound, continue to send out good vibrations

    Chances are that if you've ever set foot on a beach or looked out onto the ocean, and have working ears, of course, then you've probably been impacted by The Beach Boys at some point in your life. Whether it was just a smile drawing slowly across your face or a deep and flowing appreciation for...
  • Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds: Bonnaroo 2014 must-see artist

    Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds: Bonnaroo 2014 must-see artist

    Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds are one of the grittiest, noisiest, most magnetic rock groups that have ever graced a Bonnaroo lineup. As a songwriter, Cave is dark and mysterious, but when he takes the stage for a live performance, he is downright sinister. Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds will be...
  • Better Days Comin': Winger Celebrates 25 years of music with new album

    Better Days Comin': Winger Celebrates 25 years of music with new album

    After forming in the late '80s, Winger soared to success with their self-titled debut—a platinum-selling disc that included the hit songs "Madalaine," “Seventeen” and “Headed for a Heartbreak." The band’s follow-up album, 1990's In The Heart of the Young, maintained the momentum with the successful...
  • KISS celebrate four decades with 'KISS 40' and 40 city US tour

    KISS celebrate four decades with 'KISS 40' and 40 city US tour

    Few bands of any genre can claim the iconic status that KISS enjoys. This year the legendary masked crusaders of rock and roll celebrate the 40th anniversary of their eponymous debut record, released in 1974. They were also honored by their long overdue induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame...
  • Jack White’s strong and versatile set keeps the crowd on its feet in NOLA

    Jack White’s strong and versatile set keeps the crowd on its feet in NOLA

    On a lovely Tuesday evening in New Orleans, fans of Jack White milled around outside of the historic Saenger Theatre in anticipation. The house was barely half full during the June 3rd show’s opening act, southern rocker Kelley Stoltz, who gave a shout out to his old friend (in his best radio...
  • INXS: Australia's favorite funk rock megastars

    INXS: Australia's favorite funk rock megastars

    Founded in 1977 as The Farriss Brothers, INXS is generally considered to be the most popular rock band in Australia's history. The relationships between the three brothers of the group (Andrew, Tim, and Jon Farriss) provided a strong emotional backbone to unite them, and also frontman Michael...
  • Oh Lorde! Celebrated pop star announces 2014 North American tour

    Oh Lorde! Celebrated pop star announces 2014 North American tour

    With Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O'Connor’s electrifying June 3 announcement, Tuesday just stole Friday’s crown as “favorite day of the week.” The New Zealand songstress – reigning over the universe of popular music as Lorde – made the day for millions of music fans by heralding the details of her...
  • Grouplove shares the love

    Grouplove shares the love

    Grouplove, a California-based alternative rock band, formed in 2009 when lead singers Hannah Hooper and Christian Zucconi fell in love and traveled to an artist retreat in Greece, where they met the rest of the band: Andrew Wessen, Ryan Rabin and Sean Gadd. By November of 2010, the band was...
  • The Neighbourhood brings ethereal rock and hip-hop together

    The Neighbourhood brings ethereal rock and hip-hop together

    The Neighbourhood, sometimes referred to as The NBHD, is the California-based rock band with hip-hop influences that took the alternative rock scene by storm with their hit single "Sweater Weather," which reached No. 1 on Billboard's alternative chart after gaining momentum in early June 201...
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