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  • Buzzcocks still showing ‘The Way’ for punk fans with new album

    Buzzcocks still showing ‘The Way’ for punk fans with new album

    When Aristotle offered up this little gem over 2,000 years ago – “Good habits formed at youth make all the difference” – he couldn’t have known about the punk rock explosion that was “right around the corner.” Heck, the Greeks didn’t even invent the electric lyre for another two centuries. But the...
  • Queen and Michael Jackson's 'There Must Be More to Life Than This' surfaces

    Queen and Michael Jackson's 'There Must Be More to Life Than This' surfaces

    Two late legends teamed up for something spectacular. A U.K. radio station premiered "There Must Be More to Life Than This," a collaboration between the Freddie Mercury-fronted rock band Queen and the King of Pop Michael Jackson, on Friday, Sept. 19. Electronic producer William Orbit was on-hand to...
  • Get to know New Jersey's Roy Orbitron

    Get to know New Jersey's Roy Orbitron

    Conor Meara's music might make references to influential rock and roll musicians- his current project Roy Orbitron (not to be confused with the late Roy Orbison) has named each of their EPs to date after a member of the super-group The Traveling Wilburys. "But it's not a throwback," he says; and...
  • 90s rock band, The Toadies, continue the legend with 'Possum Kingdom'

    90s rock band, The Toadies, continue the legend with 'Possum Kingdom'

    Alternative rock-band, The Toadies, have been a well-established band amongst the post-grunge and 90s rock scene for the last 20 years. The single that placed them on the rock charts, "Possum Kingdom," debuted in 1994, the same year they released their first full-length album, Rubberneck. "Possum...
  • United Kingdom? Musicians split on Scottish independence

    United Kingdom? Musicians split on Scottish independence

    There are probably a few Yanks this week that have been experiencing centuries old flashbacks watching their Scottish brethren preparing to vote on Sep. 18 as to whether or not to split from the United Kingdom. After 307 years, the time may be right for the Scots to call their own shots. Truth be...
  • The Turtles: Solid gold hit makers

    The Turtles: Solid gold hit makers

    In the midst of the 60s British music invasion, along with Bob Dylan, the Beach Boys and Motown, there was the Turtles. While influential bands like the Rolling Stones, Kinks, Yardbirds, Jefferson Airplane and Jimi Hendrix all featured famous guitar slingers, the Turtles were led by two vocalists...
  • An overwhelming response to Stuck, the new single from Caddywhompus

    An overwhelming response to Stuck, the new single from Caddywhompus

    How good will Feathering a Nest be? If the forthcoming album’s first single, “Stuck,” is any indication, New Orleans’ own Caddywhompus have pushed themselves off the cliffs of awesome. Fans ate up the single and subsequently snapped up the special edition, custom-colored vinyl release of Feathering...
  • The who's who of rock & roll featured in one-day-only pop-up photo exhibition

    The who's who of rock & roll featured in one-day-only pop-up photo exhibition

    Witness electrifying photos of Mick Jagger, Pete Townsend, Tina Turner and other music icons in a pop-up exhibition of the work of internationally acclaimed rock ‘n roll photographer Paul Natkin at McAninch Arts Center (MAC) at the College of DuPage. The exhibition, free and open to the public, will...
  • Jack White rants against Foo Fighters and Rolling Stone at Fenway Park concert

    Jack White rants against Foo Fighters and Rolling Stone at Fenway Park concert

    Jack White went on what he sarcastically described as a “Kanye West-esque rant” during last night’s show at Boston’s Fenway Park, criticizing everything from lip-synching to the Foo Fighters to Rolling Stone magazine. As reported by Pitchfork, audio of the guitar whiz’s lengthy outburst was captured...
  • Detroit Institute of Music Education opens doors to trendy new downtown facility

    Detroit Institute of Music Education opens doors to trendy new downtown facility

    The world of Detroit music just got a little more diverse and a lot of emphasis has been placed upon the future in the hands of the young. That seems to be one of the biggest takeaway messages from the Wednesday grand opening of the new Detroit Institute of Music Education (also known as "DIME...
  • High on the hog: Beau Phillips tells all in ‘I Killed Pink Floyd’s Pig’

    High on the hog: Beau Phillips tells all in ‘I Killed Pink Floyd’s Pig’

    What self-respecting rock and roll fan wouldn’t give their right arm – assuming it’s not their fret hand of course – to hang around with Paul McCartney, Eric Clapton or Robert Plant? While very few music followers will ever get the chance to be BFF’s with rock royalty, thanks to legendary DJ and...
  • Blake Mills’ new album ‘Heigh Ho’ out now on Verve Records / Record Collection

    Blake Mills’ new album ‘Heigh Ho’ out now on Verve Records / Record Collection

    Renowned songwriter, guitarist, and producer Blake Mills' highly anticipated second album, Heigh Ho, is out today on Verve Records / Record Collection. Mills was profiled by The New York Times, who hailed "he is creating a style all his own, a sound that has little in common with the high-speed...
  • Forty years of Rush to be released in new box set

    Forty years of Rush to be released in new box set

    Fans of the Canadian power trio Rush have cause to celebrate today, Sept. 17, 2014, as it was announced on the band's official website that the group will soon be releasing a ten DVD box set commemorating four decades of live performances. The release of the 10 DVD or six Blu-ray set, named R4...
  • Pearl Jam Tour heads to California Halloween

    Pearl Jam Tour heads to California Halloween

    One of the most popular bands of the decade will be on the road for four weeks starting October 1. All hail to Pearl Jam – they are back to give the fans a much needed concert performance in your city! If you haven’t heard of Pearl Jam and their amazing music, then you must live under a rock. With...
  • Kim Gordon personifies punk perfection

    Kim Gordon personifies punk perfection

    Kim Gordon carries a limitless artistic aesthetic. In her solo music projects, as a producer, in her art, in her acting, in her writing, and in her work with the legendary band Sonic Youth, she brings an iconic sense of punk artistry to her projects. As a singer, guitarist and bass player, Gordon...
  • Celebrate St. Patrick's Day six months early and give Celtic rock bands a listen

    Celebrate St. Patrick's Day six months early and give Celtic rock bands a listen

    Why limit the wearin’ of the green to just one day of the year? For those who love St. Patrick’s Day, celebrate the holiday six months early (or six months late) on Sept. 17. While you might have the beer, the party and the green clothes to wear, you’ll need a great playlist. Check out the following...
  • Elton John returns to Pepsi Center this Saturday, Sept. 20

    Elton John returns to Pepsi Center this Saturday, Sept. 20

    The last time Rock and Roll Hall-of-Famer Elton John played Denver's Pepsi Center, he had teamed up with fellow "piano man" Billy Joel on 2010's "Face to Face Tour." This Saturday, September 20, the iconic singer-songwriter returns to the Pepsi Center with his band as part of the "All the Hits Tour...
  • Detroit-native Jack White talks about leaving the Motor City in new interview

    Detroit-native Jack White talks about leaving the Motor City in new interview

    Rocker Jack White doesn't seem to be like the type of person to take much of anything lightly. On Tuesday, it was announced that the former White Stripes musician would be giving a tell-all style of lengthy interview with iconic newsman Dan Rather. The interview will take place on Rather's "Big...
  • Brother Dege announces surprise New Orleans show on Sept. 16

    Brother Dege announces surprise New Orleans show on Sept. 16

    Ever the renaissance man, Brother Dege likes to shake things up. Throughout his career, he has somehow managed to remain true to his Southern Louisiana roots and raw sound while also constantly evolving as both a person and an artist. Brother Dege is also consistently and unflinchingly real...
  • Cat’s out of the bag: Yusuf announces first North American tour in 35 years

    Cat’s out of the bag: Yusuf announces first North American tour in 35 years

    Good things come to those who wait. And extraordinary things come to those that endure unexpected 35-year hiatuses from their favorite life-shaping artist. Yusuf – the artist formerly known as Cat Stevens – set expectant tongues a wagging last Friday with the following simple announcement on his...
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