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  • Primus’ new album set for Oct. 21 release: Reunited and it sounds so good

    Primus’ new album set for Oct. 21 release: Reunited and it sounds so good

    For the creative geniuses among us, inspiration is a river without end. Or in the case of Les Claypool, a river of chocolate without end. The visionary Primus bassist recently reassembled the band’s classic lineup to record their first full-length studio effort in nearly 20 years. Claypool...
  • Five under the radar acts worth seeing at Lollapalooza 2014

    Five under the radar acts worth seeing at Lollapalooza 2014

    Headliners like Eminem and Outkast may get all the attention at Lollapalooza, but more than 100 bands will be performing during the course of the festival this weekend (Aug. 1-3) at Chicago’s Grant Park. Quite often, unexpectedly awesome sets from artists that most fans have never heard of end up...
  • Pearl Jam to perform at iWireless Center in Moline in October

    Pearl Jam to perform at iWireless Center in Moline in October

    More than two decades after releasing their first single, "Alive," Seattle rockers Pearl Jam are still going strong, unveiling a 10-city fall tour to piggyback on the band's previously announced Austin City Limits Music Festival gig. The band will zigzag across the United States in October, taking...
  • Carl Palmer Band celebrates the music of ELP with concert film 'Decade'

    Carl Palmer Band celebrates the music of ELP with concert film 'Decade'

    Ever heard of Emerson, Lake & Mitchell? The band doesn’t and never did exist, but it could have, as the now-deceased Mitch Mitchell of the Jimi Hendrix Experience auditioned in 1970 to be the drummer in Keith Emerson and Greg Lake’s new band. That combination probably would have realized a...
  • Weezer announces new single, ‘Back to the Shack’ and headline Riot Fest

    Weezer announces new single, ‘Back to the Shack’ and headline Riot Fest

    American rock band, Weezer is back with a their new single, “Back to the Shack” from their upcoming album Everything Will Be Alright in the End out Sept. 30 on Republic Records, which is available for pre-order now. The band consists of Patrick Wilson (drums), Brian Bell (rhythm guitar, backing...
  • Las Vegas rock band Adelitas Way hosts release party for new album ‘Stuck’

    Las Vegas rock band Adelitas Way hosts release party for new album ‘Stuck’

    If you love bands like Nirvana, Guns N' Roses, Foo Fighters and Metallica,then you’ll love Adelitas Way! Las Vegas-based rock band Adelitas Way are no strangers to the music scene - the group, who is signed to Virgin Records, just released their third album, Stuck. The rockers will celebrate with an...
  • The London Souls

    The London Souls

    The London Souls bring their heavy, passionate, explosive rock to stages across North America this second half of 2014 and into 2015. They will be playing several smaller clubs and appearing at music festivals such as: Magic City Blues Fest in Billings, Montana and The Peach Music Festival in...
  • Nine albums later, Soulfly is still kicking

    Nine albums later, Soulfly is still kicking

    Back in 1997, refugee from he and his brother's band Sepultura, Max Cavalera decided to form another band - Soulfly. This time, he wasn't coming out of his native Brazil, but out of Arizona. Nonetheless, the music had a similar vibe and a thoroughly hardcore beat like his former band. Since that...
  • Evanescence not staying quiet with their high-energy gothic rock

    Evanescence not staying quiet with their high-energy gothic rock

    Evanescence stormed onto the music scene in 2003 with the release of their single "Bring Me To Life." Following its placements in the soundtrack for the Ben Affleck superhero film "Daredevil" and as the official theme for the WWE's "No Way Out" event that same year, "Bring Me To Life" reached the...
  • Denver music weekend picks Aug. 1-3: Vans Warped Tour, Kacey Musgraves

    Denver music weekend picks Aug. 1-3: Vans Warped Tour, Kacey Musgraves

    The 2014 Underground Music Showcase is in the books, but the live music in Denver isn’t slowing down. If you’re trying to decide among the many great live shows in the Mile High this weekend (and you weren’t quick enough to get tickets for the now-sold-out Barenaked Ladies or Amos Lee shows), here...
  • Tonic front man Emerson Hart strikes out on his own

    Tonic front man Emerson Hart strikes out on his own

    Emerson Hart will be recognized by most music fans as the front man of the Grammy-nominated rock band Tonic. Yet in addition to the band's continuing success, he's also carved out a career on his own that's spanned some seven years and counting. As part of Tonic, Hart wrote or co-wrote hit songs...
  • Colton Dixon puts faith first, and success follows

    Colton Dixon puts faith first, and success follows

    With a distinctively punk rock look and faith in spades, "American Idol" contestant turned rising Christian music star Colton Dixon prioritizes hope over fear as he cuts his own path through the jungle that is the oft-complicated music industry. The Murfreesboro, Tenn. native's first foray into the...
  • Former Clash guitarist Mick Jones keeps his punk rock banner flying high

    Former Clash guitarist Mick Jones keeps his punk rock banner flying high

    Former lead guitarist and co-founder of The Clash, Mick Jones is quite the busy fellow these days. Not only is he working with his old band Big Audio Dynamite and his side project Carbon/Silicon (with former Generation X bassist Tony James), but Jones also oversaw the re-release of his former band's...
  • Indigo Girls move heaven and earth at Red Rocks

    Indigo Girls move heaven and earth at Red Rocks

    Anyone that can get their head around the unrestrained euphoria of drawing a winning lottery ticket, witnessing the birth of a child and scoring a Grammy Award – on the same day – can only begin to understand the bliss that the Indigo Girls’ Emily Saliers and Amy Ray must have felt as they walked...
  • Singer-songwriter Danny Hamilton wants to create a human connection

    Singer-songwriter Danny Hamilton wants to create a human connection

    Danny Hamilton is a singer-songwriter who has received multiple nominations for the LA Music Awards. His music has been featured on CMT and radio stations nationwide. He discusses his reaction to being featured on CMT and the best thing about the roots-rock scene in the LA area. AXS: What makes a...
  • Pat Benatar continue to rock fans in concert

    Pat Benatar continue to rock fans in concert

    Rock star Pat Benatar has continued to energize fans with rock and roll music performances for over three decades. The legendary singer has entertained music audiences with powerful hit songs like "Hit Me with Your Best Shot," lyrics that resonate well among rock music genres – her impressive style...
  • Joan Jett & The Blackhearts: Female pioneer in the world of rock

    Joan Jett & The Blackhearts: Female pioneer in the world of rock

    Joan Jett (b. Sept. 22, 1958), the female pioneer in the male-dominated field of rock, has been rocking it hard since she was 15 years of age. After moving to southern California, she became a frequent guest of a popular youth club, Rodney Bingenheimer's English Disco, where she found inspiration...
  • Jack White plays longest show of his career

    Jack White plays longest show of his career

    On July 23 at the Chicago Theatre in Chicago, Jack White played an impressive 33-song setlist that included covers, live debuts, and an 11-song encore. The concert lasted close to three hours and marked the longest performance of White’s career. The show came to an end when White grabbed a fan from...
  • This week in New Orleans music: You call this the slow season?

    This week in New Orleans music: You call this the slow season?

    As July fades away, so does what’s referred to as the “slow” music season in New Orleans. In this case, of course, it’s all relative. Yes, many local acts are on tour in, or getting ready to head out to cooler locales like Colorado (Gravy) and New England (Rebirth Brass Band), but that doesn’t...
  • Jane's Addiction will spend September headlining music festivals

    Jane's Addiction will spend September headlining music festivals

    In 1985, a band from Los Angeles came charging onto the music scene. That band was Jane's Addiction and they have spent an impressive 25 years in the music industry. The 25 years have not always been easy, as the band has seen many ups and downs, including break ups and band member changes. Through...
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