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  • Soundgarden Thunder Through Album Launch in New York

    Soundgarden Thunder Through Album Launch in New York | ARTICLE

    Although Soundgarden has been gigging off and on since reuniting in 2010, it was not until a recent mini-tour of smaller venues in England and North America that fans were finally able to hear a healthy...

    November 14, 2012 11:25 AM ET
  • Gogol Bordello Graduate From School of Rick Rubin for Next Album

    Gogol Bordello Graduate From School of Rick Rubin for Next Album | ARTICLE

    Once you've made a record with Rick Rubin, where do you go from there? If you're gypsy punks Gogol Bordello, you go to Rubin's right-hand man. "We're going to be working with Andrew Sheps," who worked as an...

    October 26, 2012 2:15 PM ET
  • The Sword Return With 'Apocryphon'

    The Sword Return With 'Apocryphon' | ARTICLE

    Few modern-day metal bands can match the muscular riffing of the Austin, Texas quartet the Sword. Comprised of J. D. Cronise (vocals, guitar), Kyle Shutt (guitar), Bryan Richie (bass) and Jimmy Vela (drums), the band has become...

    October 22, 2012 1:00 PM ET
  • Q&A: Metallica's Kirk Hammett on Horror Fans, Hanging With Kurt Cobain

    Q&A: Metallica's Kirk Hammett on Horror Fans, Hanging With Kurt Cobain | ARTICLE

    Almost a decade before he picked up the guitar – and even longer before he joined Metallica – a six-year-old Kirk Hammett started collecting horror memorabilia, inspired by a love of old zombie flicks. Starting today, fans...

    October 1, 2012 5:05 PM ET
  • Melvins' 'Record-Breaking' Tour May Not Be, After All

    Melvins' 'Record-Breaking' Tour May Not Be, After All | ARTICLE

    In 1981, one of rock's hardest-touring acts, George Thorogood and the Destroyers, set a record by playing 51 shows in 50 days (and in the process, playing a show in each state). Recently, another group of perennial...

    September 25, 2012 2:05 PM ET
  • Premiere: Jeff Lynne, 'Mercy, Mercy'

    Premiere: Jeff Lynne, 'Mercy, Mercy' | VIDEO

    For the past decade, not much has been heard musically from ELO mastermind (and solo artist/former Traveling Wilbury) Jeff Lynne. For fans clamoring for some new Lynne recordings, you are about to be treated to a...

    September 21, 2012 8:00 AM ET
  • Stewart Copeland Documents All-Star Jams on YouTube

    Stewart Copeland Documents All-Star Jams on YouTube | ARTICLE

    Since the Police's mega-successful reunion tour wrapped up in 2008, drummer Stewart Copeland has been keeping busy penning percussion pieces ("Gamelan D’Drum"), touring with others (Stanley Clarke), and even making the odd television appearance (Late Show...

    September 8, 2012 8:00 AM ET
  • Public Enemy Score Surprise U.K. Hit

    Public Enemy Score Surprise U.K. Hit | ARTICLE

    Despite offering up some of hip-hop's greatest anthems – "Fight the Power," "Bring the Noise," "You're Gonna Get Yours," etc. – surprisingly, Public Enemy never scored a true hit single in the United States. But England...

    September 4, 2012 11:35 AM ET
  • CBGB, Amnesty International Deliver Letter of Support for Pussy Riot

    CBGB, Amnesty International Deliver Letter of Support for Pussy Riot | ARTICLE

    Renowned names have been voicing their support for the three members of Pussy Riot currently jailed in Russia. The latest include Pink Floyd's Roger Waters, Peter Gabriel, No Reservations host Anthony Bourdain, Hole's Patty Schemel,...

    August 29, 2012 12:05 PM ET
  • Aerosmith Balance 'Real Rockers' With Power Ballads on New LP, Says Songwriter

    Aerosmith Balance 'Real Rockers' With Power Ballads on New LP, Says Songwriter | ARTICLE

    Think of any current radio-friendly rock act and chances are, songwriter-for-hire Marti Frederiksen has helped score them a hit. Recently, Frederiksen hooked up his old pals in Aerosmith once again; their upcoming album, Music From Another...

    August 28, 2012 8:00 AM ET
  • Kurt Cobain-Decorated 'Melvan' Back on Auction Block

    Kurt Cobain-Decorated 'Melvan' Back on Auction Block | ARTICLE

    In case you've been kicking yourself for not bidding on the "Melvan" the first time around, you're in luck – you now have a second chance to bid on this historical grunge artifact through eBay. Back...

    August 23, 2012 1:55 PM ET
  • Court Rules on Kyuss Lives! Lawsuit

    Court Rules on Kyuss Lives! Lawsuit | ARTICLE

    As previously reported, former Kyuss guitarist Josh Homme and bassist Scott Reeder recently filed a federal lawsuit against their former bandmates John Garcia (vocals) and Brant Bjork (drums) to prohibit the latter duo from continuing to...

    August 15, 2012 1:30 PM ET
  • Q&A: Lamb of God's Randy Blythe on Imprisonment and Freedom

    Q&A: Lamb of God's Randy Blythe on Imprisonment and Freedom | ARTICLE

    When Lamb of God singer Randy Blythe arrived at the Prague Ruzyně Airport on June 27th, what should have been an exciting time – the group was to play the Czech Republic for the first...

    August 10, 2012 4:10 PM ET
  • Les Claypool to Auction Prototype Bass

    Les Claypool to Auction Prototype Bass | ARTICLE

    Although Les Claypool's twisted sense of humor has fueled Primus' best-known work, the singer and bassist is deeply serious about his two-year-old nephew Matthew, who is battling leukemia. Starting today, Claypool is auctioning off a...

    August 8, 2012 1:00 PM ET
  • Coheed and Cambria Ready Two More Installments of Career-Long Saga

    Coheed and Cambria Ready Two More Installments of Career-Long Saga | ARTICLE

    For most rock bands, "concept albums" are a one-shot deal. Not Coheed and Cambria, who have made a career out of this format. Their forthcoming release, The Afterman (a double album which will be released in two...

    August 7, 2012 11:40 AM ET
  • Patty Griffin on First Solo Tour in 12 Years: 'The Idea Is to Go Back to an Old, Beaten Path'

    Patty Griffin on First Solo Tour in 12 Years: 'The Idea Is to Go Back to an Old, Beaten Path' | ARTICLE

    2010 and 2011 were very busy years for singer-songwriter Patty Griffin: she released a solo effort (the Grammy-winning Downtown Church), guested on the self-titled release by Robert Plant's Band of Joy and also performed live. This fall,...

    July 31, 2012 11:00 AM ET
  • The Underdogs: Table Tennis Teammates Ariel Hsing and Timothy Wang

    The Underdogs: Table Tennis Teammates Ariel Hsing and Timothy Wang | LIST ENTRY

      If you thought table tennis is a non-contact sport, you're sadly mistaken. Just ask Ariel Hsing, one of the top U.S. table tennis players who will be representing her country in the Olympics. "I was at a...

    July 27, 2012 11:23 AM ET
  • Slightly Stoopid Get Groovy on 'Top of the World'

    Slightly Stoopid Get Groovy on 'Top of the World' | ARTICLE

    It may have been nearly four years since the release of Slightly Stoopid's last studio effort (2008's Slightly Not Stoned Enough to Eat Breakfast Yet Stoopid), but the group has not been sitting idle, keeping up their...

    July 21, 2012 9:00 AM ET
  • Jim Croce's Story Revealed in New Book

    Jim Croce's Story Revealed in New Book | ARTICLE

    It's hard to believe that one of rock's most tragic tales – the untimely death of Jim Croce – has never been told faithfully in book form. This changed with the recent release of I Got a...

    July 13, 2012 4:15 PM ET
  • Chili Peppers' Chad Smith Talks 'I'm With You' B-Sides, Bombastic Meatbats LP

    Chili Peppers' Chad Smith Talks 'I'm With You' B-Sides, Bombastic Meatbats LP | ARTICLE

    Although they're only two studio albums into their career, Chad Smith's Bombastic Meatbats decided the time was right to unleash their first concert recording, Live Meat and Potatoes, in May on Marmaduke Records. Recorded over two nights...

    July 10, 2012 2:20 PM ET
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